How to be a Procative Job Seeker


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Here the slides from my recent presentation in the Ilac library on "How to Become a Proactive Jo Seeker On and Offline"

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  • How to be a Procative Job Seeker

    1. 1. How to be a Proactive Job Seeker (on and offline)
    2. 2. A Positive Attitude will lead to success
    3. 3. Is this you?
    4. 4. <ul><li>What we are looking for. </li></ul><ul><li>What our message is. </li></ul><ul><li>Where we are going to look. </li></ul>Let’s Take Control of our Job Search
    5. 5. <ul><li>Recruitment Agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers and Online Job Boards. </li></ul><ul><li>Networking. </li></ul><ul><li>Speculative Applications </li></ul>4 Ways to look for work
    6. 6. Why should I create an online and offline presence? <ul><li>Reach a large audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Be seen as an expert in your field. </li></ul><ul><li>Get expert advice and help. </li></ul><ul><li>Become known. </li></ul>
    7. 7. How to build your profile offline <ul><li>Friends and Family. </li></ul><ul><li>Free networking events. </li></ul><ul><li>Talking to mentors. </li></ul><ul><li>Business Cards. </li></ul><ul><li>Move online contacts offline. </li></ul>Start building your Network!
    8. 8. Online? A waste of time?
    9. 9. <ul><li>Stay up to date. </li></ul><ul><li>Get information from experts. </li></ul><ul><li>Be noticed. </li></ul><ul><li>Research marketplace. </li></ul><ul><li>Get help. </li></ul><ul><li>Build an online portfolio. </li></ul><ul><li>Let employers find you. </li></ul>Social Media is just a set of tools!!
    10. 10. How to build your profile online You (Home or Library)
    11. 11. <ul><li>Your online CV. </li></ul><ul><li>80% of employers use LinkedIn to find staff in the US. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 8,000 new people in Ireland join every month. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 75% of LinkedIn users are decision makers. </li></ul>What is LinkedIn?
    12. 12. What LinkedIn Looks like
    13. 13. Groups on LinkedIn
    14. 14. Questions on LinkedIn
    15. 15. Find Free Networking Events
    16. 16. <ul><li>175 million people on Facebook daily. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your friends what you are looking for. </li></ul><ul><li>Become a Fan of relevant Companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Add your work experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep an eye on the small ads. </li></ul>Facebook
    17. 17. Be careful what you say – A Facebook Story
    18. 18. <ul><li>Real Time. </li></ul><ul><li>Research the market. </li></ul><ul><li>Get advice and engage. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to companies directly. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell people what you are looking for. </li></ul><ul><li>Use tools such as Tweetdeck to filter out the noise. </li></ul>Twitter
    19. 19. Other Social Media
    20. 20. Questions and Chat [email_address]