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Job Seeker's Guide to the Internet


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Job Seeker's Guide to the Internet

  1. 1. The Job Seeker’s Guide to the Internet Presented On: September 29 th , 2010 Central Bedeque, PE
  2. 2. Community Access Program Prince Edward Island’s
  3. 3. Tyler Ellsworth
  4. 4. What is the Community Access Program? <ul><li>Began as an initiative from Industry Canada in 1995 to provide access to the Internet to Rural Canada and those who can’t afford it. </li></ul><ul><li>Program is provided across Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>The Community Access Program is made up of community networks. In these networks exist CAP sites. </li></ul><ul><li>The Province of PEI provides additional funding above what Industry Canada Provides. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Facts <ul><li>81 Networks Across Canada </li></ul><ul><li>25 Million Dollar Program for Canada </li></ul><ul><li>38 Sites Across PEI From Tignish to East Point </li></ul><ul><li>About 10,000 logons per month across PEI </li></ul><ul><li>About 35 – 45 students hired each year to work in CAP sites </li></ul><ul><li>Most sites are in rural PEI </li></ul>
  6. 6. What about Services? <ul><li>Computer Access </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Printing Access </li></ul><ul><li>Word Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Scanners </li></ul><ul><li>Webcams </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Basics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume Basics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Basics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Camera Basics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summer Kids Camps </li></ul><ul><li>Individual “One on One” Training </li></ul>
  7. 7. Google Search Yourself
  8. 8. Reasons to Google? <ul><li>Most people find information using a search engine. </li></ul><ul><li>Most Employers do it! </li></ul><ul><li>Able to fix any potential problems before they occur </li></ul><ul><li>It only takes a few minutes and it could be the difference of making the cut or losing your “Dream Job” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Here are the Stats <ul><li> 90.48% </li></ul><ul><li>Ask 0.41% </li></ul><ul><li> 3.54% </li></ul><ul><li> 4.22% </li></ul><ul><li>Other 1.35% </li></ul>
  10. 10. Personal Audit of Social Sites <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>MSN – Live </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Online Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul>
  11. 11. Web 1.0 Static
  12. 16. Web 2.0 Dynamic
  13. 17. Examples of Web 2.0 Technologies <ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Mash-Ups </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic Content – User Generated </li></ul>
  14. 18. Any Questions so far… ?
  15. 19. Social Media
  16. 20. Video “Social Media in Plain English” by Common Craft
  17. 22. Harris Interactive - Survey
  18. 23. The Stats <ul><li>Surveyed 2,667 HR Professionals & Recruiters </li></ul><ul><li>45% of employers screen social media profiles. </li></ul><ul><li>11% Plan to implement social media screening. </li></ul>
  19. 24. What they found? <ul><li>35% of employers have found content on social networking sites that have caused them to not hire the candidate. </li></ul><ul><li>53% will not hire if provocative photos and content are found on a profile </li></ul><ul><li>44% Dismiss potentials for Booze & Drugs </li></ul><ul><li>35% have dismissed candidates for “Bad Mouthing” former employers </li></ul>
  20. 25. Jobvite 2010 Social Recruiting Survey Results (June 2010)
  21. 26. The Stats <ul><li>600 HR & Recruiting professionals </li></ul><ul><li>May – June 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>83% now using Social Media for recruiting </li></ul><ul><li>46% plan to spend more in 2010 than in 2009 in social media </li></ul><ul><li>38% plan to spend less on recruiting firms </li></ul>
  22. 30. “ Social networks lead all other recruiting channels for planned invenstment by employers as the economy recovers” - Jobvite
  23. 31. Let’s Review… Most companies will either… <ul><li>Use Social Media to find potential hires </li></ul><ul><li>Use Social Media to screen out potential hires even if they come from anther source. </li></ul>
  24. 32. Video “Social Media Revolution 2 (Refresh)” By Socialnomics09
  25. 33. Any Questions so far...?
  26. 34. Social Media Networking
  27. 35. The Stats <ul><li>500+ Million Active Users </li></ul><ul><li>50% of active users log on each day </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 Million events created each month </li></ul><ul><li>Average active user spends 55 minutes on Facebook each day. </li></ul><ul><li>100 Million users access their Facebook through their mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>16.2 Million Canadian’s on Facebook (47%) </li></ul>
  28. 36. What are our best options? <ul><li>Lock down your privacy settings not allowing anyone but your friends to view your profile </li></ul><ul><li>Build your profile so that anyone could enjoy it whether it is your potential employer, grandmother, or young niece. </li></ul>
  29. 37. Option 1: Lock Down <ul><li>Click on ‘Account’ on the top right hand corner </li></ul><ul><li>Then click on ‘Privacy Settings’. Here you can select what you want friends and others to see. </li></ul>
  30. 38. Option 2: Build a Great Profile <ul><li>Respect the overlap between personal and professional lives </li></ul><ul><li>Update often </li></ul><ul><li>Post pictures but keep them PG-13 </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it non-controversial – don’t take positions on sex, drugs, religion, politics, and other topics that could cause a employer to be wary of hiring you </li></ul><ul><li>Become a member of groups of relevant to your profession </li></ul>
  31. 39. Microblogging
  32. 40. Video “Twitter in Plain English” By Common Craft
  33. 41. Twitter Basics <ul><li>Tweet – A post of 140 characters or less. </li></ul><ul><li>Following – Subscribed to receive tweets from a particular individual or organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Followers – How many people that have subscribed to receive your tweets. </li></ul>
  34. 42. Twitter Lingo <ul><li>@username (Public) </li></ul><ul><li>DM or Direct Message (Private) </li></ul><ul><li>RT or Retweet </li></ul><ul><li>#hastags </li></ul>
  35. 43. Twitter Search
  36. 44. Twitter Search <ul><li>See what is trending </li></ul><ul><li>What are others saying about your proffession </li></ul><ul><li>Start conversations with others in your field to build your credibility with followers </li></ul>
  37. 45. Professional Social Networking
  38. 46. Video “What is LinkedIn?” by LinkedIn
  39. 47. Stats <ul><li>Over 75 Million+ professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Roughly 1 new sign-up per second </li></ul><ul><li>Over 150 industries </li></ul><ul><li>Executives from every Fortune 500 firm </li></ul><ul><li>2.1 million students </li></ul><ul><li>37,000 college and university alumni groups </li></ul>
  40. 48. How it works?
  41. 49. Where are LinkedIn users?
  42. 50. Video “Ebay’s John Curran on LinkedIn Recruiter” by LinkedIn
  43. 51. LinkedIn Profile <ul><li>Work Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations from Others </li></ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazon Book List </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Link to your Website </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul>
  44. 52. Barack Obama’s LinkedIn Profile
  45. 53. The 5 Golden Rules of Professional LinkedIn Profiles <ul><li>Fill out your profile to 100% completion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Headline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyword-rich summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Join relevant groups </li></ul><ul><li>Claim your custom URL </li></ul><ul><ul><li> YourName </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Request recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your profile up-to-date </li></ul>
  46. 54. Add LinkedIn to Your Email Signature <ul><li>------------------------------ </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Doe </li></ul><ul><li>Director, National University Career </li></ul><ul><li>Ph: (800) 555-1234 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: (800) 555-5678 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with me on LinkedIn: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  47. 55. The Google Advantage With Your Own Custom Link
  48. 56. What Not to Post…
  49. 58. Other LinkedIn Things <ul><li>Search for jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Search for contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Make connections </li></ul>
  50. 59. Video “ Gregg Spiridellis, JibJab” by LinkedIn
  51. 60. Video “ Jeff Torchon, Success Story” By LinkedIn
  52. 61. For more information about how to use LinkedIn
  53. 62. Let’s review… employers want someone who... Has proffessional skills Someone that is a great person
  54. 63. Starting your Resume
  55. 64. Resume Software
  56. 65. Need extra help with your resume? Visit an employment resource centre near you for help.
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