3 Ways to Update Your Job Search


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Job search isn’t getting any easier. In fact, the saying that finding a job is a full time job has
never been truer. The average job posting receives 50-100 resumes and companies are relying
more on technology and their networks to find and filter candidates. Learn more about the top
three things you can do to stand out from the competition.
1) Finding and Asking for Referrals
2) Leveraging LinkedIn
3) Get Your Foot in the Door

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  • 3 Ways to Update Your Job Search

    1. 1. 3 Ways toUpdate Your Job Search
    2. 2. Remember This?
    3. 3. Know This?
    4. 4. Ever Seen One of These?
    5. 5. Good Luck Finding This!
    6. 6. 1. Finding & Asking for Referrals2. Leveraging LinkedIn3. Getting Your Foot in the Door
    7. 7. 1,591 recruiters185,450 jobs filledCareerXroads 2013 Study
    8. 8. 66% of External Hires from 3 Sources66%
    9. 9. Job Boards = 18.1% of hires
    10. 10. Referrals = 24.5% of hires
    11. 11. Which Odds Are Better?1 out of 101 out of 74
    12. 12. ALWAYS Do the 2-Step
    13. 13. Where To Find Referrals
    14. 14. LinkedIn Relationships1stDegreeconnectionYouYouYou2ndDegreeconnectionMembers are like1stDegreeconnections
    15. 15. 1stDegree: What Do You Say….Hi Sally! Hey, I need your help…Hi Sally! What’s new? What do youknow about the new job posted…Hi Sally, I see there’s an opening atyour company…
    16. 16. Hello Sally,Hope you are doing well! We’ve got to get together soon!Maybe you could help me. I see there is an opening at yourcompany for a [job] and I was wondering what you could tell meabout it?Do you think I would be a good fit?Does your company have an employee referral program?Do you know the name of the person doing the hiring?I am eager to apply to this position and I look forward to hearingfrom you soon. If there is an employee referral program, I wouldbe happy to use your name!
    17. 17. To reach a 2ndDegree connection….Hi Sally! Hey, I need your help, can youintroduce me to Bill…Hi Sally! I believe you know Bill over at …Hi Sally! There’s an opening at[company] do you know someone overthere named…
    18. 18. Hello Sally,Hope you are doing well! I need your help withsomething!There is a job I think is a great fit for me at [company].As I was searching LinkedIn, it appears you know BillSmith. I think you both worked together at ABCcompany in the 90s. I was wondering if you could eitherintroduce us or provide me his email so I can reach outto him.
    19. 19. Career Site = 23.4% of hiresCareers Jobs Employment
    20. 20. Current employees fill 42% of all the openingsThe #1 Source of Hire is…
    21. 21. What does this mean?
    22. 22. A Few other points: Hiring in 2013 projected to increase 17.5%Large, highly competitive US-basedemployers with full time recruiting staff vs.small to medium employersSocial Media (especially LinkedIn) nottracked consistently
    23. 23. What Will You Do Differently?
    24. 24. LinkedIn www.LinkedIn.com/in/Hannah MorganTwitter @careersherpaFacebook Career SherpaGoogle+ +Hannah MorganEmail hmorgan@careersherpa.netTo Your Success!