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Colleges across the nation are reaching out to current and prospective students through social media, helping them learn more about campus events, programs, and what the school can offer. More and more schools are realizing, however, that social interaction with students shouldn’t end once they graduate. Many alumni groups have started taking advantage of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to keep in touch with students long after they’ve left campus. These tools not only make it easier for alumni groups to do a little fundraising, but can also be a great way for former students to stay in touch and make valuable connections that could help them find work in their post-graduation years. via www.bestcollegesonline.com One of the best and least recognized OR appreciated source of leads for new and older grads like me when looking for jobs is your Alumni. Here’s a great round up of the nation’s best AND if your’sis not mentioned perhaps you should find out why and even volunteer to help! It’s a great networking venue.
Has anyone told you to promote your career with a blog? It makes sense that green young people haven’t yet learned what should be kept as private, internal company business. So, companies are adopting policies that lay it out clearly. Employees are "discouraged from publicly discussing work-related matters" confidential or not. Still, the Society for Human Resources Management claims that only 8 % of HR departments have blogging policies. And, reports of cool, maverick bloggers who snitch about work antics only to have their blogs turned into books and movies are encouraging others to do the same. Source: New York Times, Anna Bahney. Canadian Headhunter Compliments of David E Perry and Kevin Donlin. For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.
#10 – You’re Gullible Well actually… you’ve been lied to. But it’s your responsibility to separate out truth from propaganda and because you believed there were no jobs without verifying it yourself – you have to accept responsibility. You know there are no jobs. The media talk insistently about a “jobless recovery”. The ‘classifieds’ are scant. The job boards often have had the same tombstone ad up for months and you’ve already applied several times and heard nothing. If you turn on the television, or glance at the headlines in a magazine or newspaper, there’s nothing but bad news. The economy sucks… and there’s no way out. You’ve been lied to. Yes, you’ve been told over and over and over again that there are no jobs. And that is absolutely, unequivocally false. There are lots of jobs in America. Millions of new hires are made every month. What’s more, millions of jobs go unfilled each and every month. Here’s what I’m talking about. Just this past August , there were 4,014,000 million “hires” in America and millions more jobs went unfilled. That fact should make you pause. It should stop you dead in your tracks. Let me ask you seriously,…
#9 You’re Invisible Tell me: Do you watch television in Black & White? Bought music from your neighborhood record store lately? Still looking for jobs in the classifieds? Are job boards, still your main source of leads? Technology has changed how we do a lot of things we took for granted just a few years ago. Me, I really think color makes TV more interesting and I buy my favorite music on iTunes. Employers very rarely run newspaper classified ads anymore. But you knew all that already. Bet you don’t know this… Employers don’t use job boards much anymore either. Sure they flocked to them when they first came on the scene. Job boards made everything easier and faster during the late 90’s ‘War for Talent’. It made it super easy for job hunters everywhere to ‘SURF, CLICK, & APPLY’ on-line. Job hunters could do it in their pajamas. Fast, Cheap & Easy! Ask any job hunter and you’ll likely hear that they feel the 90’s ‘War for Talent’ has become this recession’s ‘War on Talent’. Sure employers still use the internet for recruiting… the weapons have changed 99% of Jobs Aren’t Advertised A rapid transformation in technology has gone…
There are three types of presentations you are likely to go through each interview: 1. Short synopsis [30 seconds in duration] – you start off by saying something to this effect, “maybe it will be easier If I give you a short synopsis …” 2. Detailed dialogue about previous positions [be prepared to dissect each job ] – this is a back and forth on job a. b, c, etc. This second presentation will come in the form of an open dialogue which may begin with “tell me about one of your particular jobs and how it relates to…” 3. Technical interview – The interviewer will get into the nitty-gritty technical details. If it looks like a lot of work – well, it is. Here’s how you tighten the cycle and ensure your presentation is complete AND that you can spit it out on demand without sounding canned. When you physically write something down it more easily becomes logged in your mind, so here’s what I suggest you do the next time you’re preparing for an interview so that you “show” your real potential to the employer with out becoming tongue-tied. Short synopsis – use a full legal size page….
Yes job hunting is a marketing exercise where you are the product and your resume the brochure.
Is there one thing job hunters can do that would shorten their searches? Stop looking for jobs. Start looking for employers and influencers. Pick a list of 10 to 20 companies where you want to work. They’re not hiring? Doesn’t matter. The one-word cure for "hiring freeze" is attrition. People get fired, laid off, quit or die every day, even at companies that aren’t hiring. When you focus your efforts on a short list of target companies, via www.techworld.com.au
People make all kinds of claims about their skills and abilities when in fact they’re not true, so it’s little wonder that employers are naturally skeptical. So if you have won awards, have been quoted in the news, or have any other type of “proof” that your accomplishments really do exist, then build a portfolio and send it with your cover letter and resume. I’ve done this myself many times, first as a job-hunter and than later as a head-hunter in search of projects. A picture is worth a thousand words and an article, reference letter, or thank you note from a client, is worth a thousand more. If you’re a student looking for your first real job, send a transcript of your marks. It probably doesn’t matter but it might, especially if you kept a high GPA and a part time job. Copies of articles and awards should be included Use Xeroxed copies; don’t send originals because you may never get them back In articles, highlight the part about you so they don’t need to search for it. Bring this with you to an interview as well because the individual items in the Press Kit make good talking points….