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Who Am I Really

Gaining Momentum in your Job Search.

Strategies to Supercharge your job search

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Recharge Toolkit

40% - Face-to-Face Networking

40% - Company Research/ Follow up

5% - Job Boards Aggregation Strategy, RSS Feeds

5% - Resume Keywords, Hyperlinks, Blog Links, Recommendations, Google Search

10% - Online Networking LinkedIn

Recharge Toolkit

40% - Face-to-Face Networking

40% - Company Research/ Follow up

5% - Job Boards Aggregation Strategy, RSS Feeds

5% - Resume Keywords, Hyperlinks, Blog Links, Recommendations, Google Search

10% - Online Networking LinkedIn

Face-to-Face Networking

Focus on 3 things - note on Business CardsPast Experience to align with your Future AspirationsPast Companies - to identify companies of interestFuture Aspirations - to be able to generate leads for them

Pick 5 People of InterestNurture the RelationshipSend Follow Up Emails with LeadsRemind them of your skills and your Career Aspirations

Keep in touch make it a point to call 5 every week

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Recharge Toolkit

40% - Face-to-Face Networking

40% - Company Research/Mailings/Follow up

5% - Job Boards Aggregation Strategy, RSS Feeds

5% Resume Keywords, Hyperlinks, Blog Links, Recommendations, Google Search

10% Online Networking LinkedIn

Company Research/Follow Up

Company ResearchCompany WebsiteLinkedInGoogle SearchAnnual Statement for publicly Traded Companies

MailingsDirect mail (Dear Hiring Manager)50 100 per month (No follow up w/o response)Targeted mail (Dear Dept Manager, John Smith)20-25 per week (100% follow up with call and/or letter)

Follow Up (Networking Contacts)Send them Teasers Snippets from Competition, Industry Sector Analysis, any findings from Annual ReportRemind them of your skills and your Career Aspirations

Recharge Toolkit

40% - Face-to-Face Networking

40% - Company Research/ Follow up

5% - Job Boards: Aggregation Strategy, RSS Feeds

5% - Resume Keywords, Hyperlinks, Blog Links, Recommendations, Google Search

10% - Online Networking LinkedIn

Automate your Job Search

Reduce time spent looking for a job on boards to no more than 5% by:Creating Save Searches - Set up Job Search Agents on Job BoardsAge of JobsEmail FrequencySetting up Multiple Job agentsSpecific jobs will get emailed to your Inbox every dayUse RSS Feeds (Real Simple Syndication) see how

Recharge Toolkit

40% - Face-to-Face Networking

40% - Company Research/ Follow up

5% - Job Boards Aggregation Strategy, RSS Feeds

5% - Resume: Keywords, Hyperlinks, Blog Links, Recommendations, Google Search

10% - Online Networking LinkedIn

Streamline Resume

Establish Top Section Career Summary Bullet List (5-6 Quantified Achievements)Teaser for the rest of the resumePlace for Keywords/Revisions

Establish KeywordsTechnical Keywords from Job PostingBehavioral Keywords from Company Website

Tailor Resume top section & Keywords for the TARGET Jobs

Embed your LinkedIn Profile Link and add other Hyperlinks

Recharge Toolkit

40% - Face-to-Face Networking

40% - Company Research/ Follow up

5% - Job Boards Aggregation Strategy, RSS Feeds

5% - Resume Keywords, Hyperlinks, Blog Links, Recommendations, Google Search

10% - Online Networking LinkedIn

LinkedIn Profiles: Key Areas to Optimize

Upload a professional looking Photo

List current and previous professional experience, as well as education

Provide relevant updates on what you are currently working on

Use industry relevant Job Titles

Link to your past/present Company

Optimize both ofthese sections byproviding detaileddescriptions ofyour experienceand expertise

Use Key Search terms and Keywords

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LinkedIn Profiles: Key Areas to Optimize

The experiencesection providesanother chanceto share yourexpertise andprofessionalaccomplishments

Be sure to use relevant, industry specific keywords

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LinkedIn Profiles: Key Areas to Optimize

Remember:Recommendationsdont need to be long to be effective!

Obtain recommendations.Reach out to current andformer bosses andpast colleagues to provide feedbackon your capabilities

Recommendations serve as important third-party validation

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LinkedIn Profiles: Key Areas to Optimize

Personalize yourpage by sharinginterests and hobbiesyou enjoy outsideof the office

Join groups and participate in Targeted discussion boards

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LinkedIn Profiles: Key Areas to Optimize

LinkedIn Best Practices

Make sure your profile on LinkedIn highlights your accomplishments and not just what you were responsible for.

Think about what search terms recruiters or hiring managers may enter to look for people like you. Make sure those terms are in your profile.

Be sure to connect with everyone who knows you and is likely to be willing to recommend you. Go to Find Contacts or download the Outlook Toolbar if you use Outlook.

In addition to applying for a job listed on LinkedIn, request a referral to the poster. Research the poster, so your cover letter can be as personalized and targeted as possible.

When you apply for a job, try to find an Insider your LinkedIn Contact and get a Recommendation

10 organizations you would like to work for - see who do you know there.

Search for people like you and see where they are working.

See what your former classmates are up to.

Use 1st Level Contacts and Groups to grow network

Remember: Build an Interview Pipeline

Week 1

Research

Mailing

Follow Up

Week 2

Research

Mailing

Follow Up

Week 3

Research

Mailing

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Week 4

Research

Mailing

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Week 5

Research

Mailing

Follow Up

Interviews

Follow Up

Interviews

Follow Up

Interviews

Follow up

Interviews

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Your Focus Areas as an Active Job Seeker

How can I quickly search all available jobs on the web from one site?

How do I STAND OUT or find some inside connection for a job posting?

How do I manage my job search and stay organized?

Stand Out

Search

Organize

LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebookhow do I leverage my network in my job search?

Leverage the Network