The Job Market is Changing - Got Social Networking?


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  • I thought that your slideshow on the new job market was very helpful for students, like me, looking for jobs. I am a Public Relations major at Georgia Southern and many of our professors have made social networking and blogging a requirement because it has become so important. It is nice to hear that it is important from someone besides your professor though too! I have a lot of friends that have tried using, and the statistic that you gave about the low percentage of people actually getting hired from their site really shocked me. I used this slideshare on my own blog,, so thank you for all of the information!

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  • Very valuable suggestions Sandy!!
    Recruitment 2.0 is the topic of the need as we are going through the recession and i would like to introduce an innovative portal Job 'a' Fair ( which would solve tough challenges (Cost-to-hire & Time-to-hire) being environment friendly (Go Green)
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  • Welcome to Social Media for Us – who is us? Us, for the purpose of today are business owners or people in business.
  • The Job Market is Changing - Got Social Networking?

    1. 1. Get off the Career Ladder and Hop on the Web Sandy Blanquera CEO of Social Boomerang
    2. 2. Shift Happens! The world is changing fast.
    3. 3. Let’s talk; Job searches are changing too
    4. 4. <ul><li>70% of all jobs are not advertised. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 3-5% of jobs are advertised on companies like </li></ul><ul><li> was down -9% in visitors in December 2008. ~Comscore 1/2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Only a small percentage of jobs posted, get filled through Monster. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Social Networking Trends
    6. 6. <ul><li>Traditional Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>Create a resume </li></ul><ul><li>Find jobs – papers, websites </li></ul><ul><li>Apply </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Phone references </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Today’s Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>Resume not essential – Google searches & Linked-in </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Referrals are #1 way to be found </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking # 1 way to grow your network </li></ul><ul><li>Resume Blogs – new way to share your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Niche Job Boards – </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers – will be an artifact for job seekers </li></ul><ul><li>Career Fairs – still help build network </li></ul><ul><li>Search Firms – still a good way to find a job </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>What You Can Do </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Internet to your advantage by creating a one-to-many-relationship. In short, learn online career marketing. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to get access to jobs that are not advertised. </li></ul><ul><li>Get access to effective job search engines where you will see 99% of the advertised jobs on the Internet (i.e., </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to harness the Internet for your advantage and for what it was created for a one-to-many-relationship. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve your social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Improve your involvement in sites that provide a one-candidate-to-many-employers instead of one candidate to one company. </li></ul><ul><li>~ </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>5 Strategies to have a better job search </li></ul><ul><li>Find blogs on resume writing, interview tips, and job searching </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups on Linkedin for Job Seekers </li></ul><ul><li>Download free e-books on job search activity </li></ul><ul><li>Find chats and forums </li></ul><ul><li>Advise people know on social media what you are looking for </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>5 Strategies to survive a weak job market </li></ul><ul><li>Stay positive </li></ul><ul><li>Surround yourself with support </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t believe all that you hear and read </li></ul><ul><li>Have long-term focus, and short term goals </li></ul><ul><li>Realize that all of your efforts count </li></ul>
    11. 11. What is the bottom line?