10

Tips for Kick Starting
Your New Year’s Job Hunt

Brought to you by:

www.talener.com
1

Update your LinkedIn Profile

You’re probably on LinkedIn, but
when was the last time you
actually updated your profile...
1

Update your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is the 1st stop for managers
online, so make sure you have a:
• Clear, relevant ...
2

Google Yourself
Know where your
name is online.
2

Google Yourself
Don’t forget the other
search options too:
2

Google Yourself

Lock down any social
media pages you
wouldn’t want public.
2

Google Yourself
Log out to see what public
and unconnected visitors see!
3

Cut down that resume.
Is your current resume
more than 2 pages?
3

Cut down that resume.

Slim it down to 1 or 2 pages.
Cut all unnecessary clutter.
Only focus recent and relevant jobs.
4

Get on GitHub

Web-based hosting
service for software
development projects
4

Get on GitHub

Most popular code repository site for
open source projects!
GitHub allows you to…
4

Get on GitHub

• Create a portfolio of work
• Showcase your skills publically
• Collaborate on development projects
• N...
5

Know Thyself
Be specific about
your ideal next job.
5

Know Thyself

Decide on:
• Type of company
• What role
• Work environment
6

Perfect your Pitch
Polish a
brief, direct, and lively
pitch to present…
6

Perfect your Pitch

• What you want to do on a daily basis
• Reasons for leaving
• Job expectations
6

Perfect your Pitch
Practice

!

in front of the mirror,
family, and friends

+

Feedback

=

Attention-grabbing intro!
...
7

Pick the Right Recruiter

Partner with a recruiter who…
7
•
•
•
•
•

Pick the Right Recruiter

Understands what you are looking for
Is knowledgeable about your tech specialty
Is ...
8

Tackle Side Projects
Side projects
allow you to:
• Explore and learn new
programming languages
• Target interests outsi...
9

Join the Community

We believe you’re always only 1 or 2
connections away from your next job.

To help uncover them…
9

Join the Community

Join user groups
Attend local tech meetups
Drop by coworking space open houses
10

Be a Mobile Job Searcher
Don’t be tied
down to a desktop.
10

Be a Mobile Job Searcher

Make sure your job
search docs are
accessible on-the-go.
 Resume
 Cover Letter
 Digital P...
10

Be a Mobile Job Searcher

Don’t forget to have a
clear and professional
cell phone voicemail message!
Ready to start your
search for a new tech job?
Contact Talener today!
www.talener.com
Contact Talener today!

www.talener.com

Talener NYC:

(917) 720-1080

Talener Los Angeles:

(424) 208-5400

Talener San F...
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10 Tips for Kick Starting Your 2014 Job Hunt!

  1. 1. 10 Tips for Kick Starting Your New Year’s Job Hunt Brought to you by: www.talener.com
  2. 2. 1 Update your LinkedIn Profile You’re probably on LinkedIn, but when was the last time you actually updated your profile?
  3. 3. 1 Update your LinkedIn Profile LinkedIn is the 1st stop for managers online, so make sure you have a: • Clear, relevant headline • Professional photo • Strong overview of your expertise & work history
  4. 4. 2 Google Yourself Know where your name is online.
  5. 5. 2 Google Yourself Don’t forget the other search options too:
  6. 6. 2 Google Yourself Lock down any social media pages you wouldn’t want public.
  7. 7. 2 Google Yourself Log out to see what public and unconnected visitors see!
  8. 8. 3 Cut down that resume. Is your current resume more than 2 pages?
  9. 9. 3 Cut down that resume. Slim it down to 1 or 2 pages. Cut all unnecessary clutter. Only focus recent and relevant jobs.
  10. 10. 4 Get on GitHub Web-based hosting service for software development projects
  11. 11. 4 Get on GitHub Most popular code repository site for open source projects! GitHub allows you to…
  12. 12. 4 Get on GitHub • Create a portfolio of work • Showcase your skills publically • Collaborate on development projects • Network with an active tech community
  13. 13. 5 Know Thyself Be specific about your ideal next job.
  14. 14. 5 Know Thyself Decide on: • Type of company • What role • Work environment
  15. 15. 6 Perfect your Pitch Polish a brief, direct, and lively pitch to present…
  16. 16. 6 Perfect your Pitch • What you want to do on a daily basis • Reasons for leaving • Job expectations
  17. 17. 6 Perfect your Pitch Practice ! in front of the mirror, family, and friends + Feedback = Attention-grabbing intro! !
  18. 18. 7 Pick the Right Recruiter Partner with a recruiter who…
  19. 19. 7 • • • • • Pick the Right Recruiter Understands what you are looking for Is knowledgeable about your tech specialty Is local and free Does not hide behind email Is not vague about open opportunities
  20. 20. 8 Tackle Side Projects Side projects allow you to: • Explore and learn new programming languages • Target interests outside of your day job • Have interesting talking points for interviews!
  21. 21. 9 Join the Community We believe you’re always only 1 or 2 connections away from your next job. To help uncover them…
  22. 22. 9 Join the Community Join user groups Attend local tech meetups Drop by coworking space open houses
  23. 23. 10 Be a Mobile Job Searcher Don’t be tied down to a desktop.
  24. 24. 10 Be a Mobile Job Searcher Make sure your job search docs are accessible on-the-go.  Resume  Cover Letter  Digital Portfolio
  25. 25. 10 Be a Mobile Job Searcher Don’t forget to have a clear and professional cell phone voicemail message!
  26. 26. Ready to start your search for a new tech job? Contact Talener today! www.talener.com
  27. 27. Contact Talener today! www.talener.com Talener NYC: (917) 720-1080 Talener Los Angeles: (424) 208-5400 Talener San Fran: (415) 766-3700 Talener Boston: (617) 651-8070 Talener Chicago: (312) 273-1620

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