M2C Social Networks and Your Job Search

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Presentation for transitioning military attending NMR Consulting's M2C, Military-to-Civilian Transition Assistance Program. The day-long seminar helps transitioning and recently separated military personnel translate their military service to civilian skills in their social media profiles, resume, and interviews. Participants receive free resume writing assistance, interview preparation, and online profile creation and/or revision.


<p>Cover</p> <p>Social Networks and Your Job Search</p> <p>Everyone has an opinion</p> <p>1 in 7 Employee Referrals is Hired1 in 100 General Candidatesis Hired JobVite 2013</p> <p>1. Networking</p> <p>2. Reputational Tool</p> <p>3. Great info source</p> <p>What are hiring managers looking for on social media?- Professional presentation- Fit with company culture</p> <p>CareerBuilder, 6/13</p> <p>How social media helps job seekers Qualifications same as on resume Good comm skills / professional image Good feel for candidates personalityCareerBuilder 6/13</p> <p>And hurts Qualifications different from resume Poor communication skills Badmouth previous employer</p> <p>What is public Google YourselfDo you need to change any infoRevise profile informationCreate a new presence, should you use a different version of your nameRequest unflattering content be removedCheck and re-check privacy settingsOnline Reputation</p> <p>Set up a Google Alert for target companies and to monitor mentions of your name. </p> <p>Consider setting up a Google profile if you need a more robust online presence. </p> <p>Solidify Your Online BrandUse the same name on all sites, on your resume, cover letter, job applications, email address, email signature, etc.Use similar biographic infoUse the same photo on all sitesLink your profiles across social media platforms, for example include LinkedIn profile on Facebook profile</p> <p>What you can do on Create profile, upload public resume Find contacts and make connections Join (or create) groups and network Search for jobs Research and follow companies Provide status updates and share information showcase your talent to potential employers</p> <p>Do NOT put your clearance on your LinkedIn profile </p> <p>Customize professional headline for what you aspire to. </p> <p>Picture in professional attireHeadline describes what youre looking forContact info is completeWhat is a good LinkedIn profile?</p> <p> Summary is a more robust version of your elevator speech do NOT paste your resume in this section. White space and bullets not paragraphs! Experience include key accomplishments and how you impacted the organization Complete Volunteer Experience &amp; Causes, Certifications, Education, Skills, Honors &amp; Awards, etc.A Complete Profile</p> <p>Get and give Strategic RecsYou accept the recommendation and control whether its visible</p> <p>Post articles or infoComment or respond to posted itemsGather infoNetwork!LinkedIn Groups</p> <p>Search Target Companies</p> <p>Endorsements</p> <p>Personalize your invitations to connect when you can</p> <p>Review the LinkedIn profile of an interviewer(s) before you meet them </p> <p>Complete profile including keywords, skills and picture in professional attire Build network by connecting with personalized invitationsJoin relevant groups and participateGet/give strategic recommendationsResearch and follow companies; find individuals to help your job search</p> <p>5 Things You Must Do</p> <p>140 Character news and information feed / email alternative</p> <p>Why Follow recruiters &amp; target companies Job postings are tweetedA Tweet</p> <p>You never know who might be able to help your job search.</p> <p>Include work info on your profile</p> <p>Follow your targeted employers</p> <p>Let your friends know youre looking for a job</p> <p>Set up lists of people you share info with friends/others Active Facebook User?</p> <p>Not on Facebook?1. Create a skeletal profile</p> <p>2. Like/follow companies, organizations and government agencies you are targeting</p> <p>Profiles, Groups, Discussions and more</p> <p>www.TFCN.us</p> <p>This is the best thing that could ever happen here and it is going to be a great networking roup for intelligence careerswww.TheIntelligenceCommunity.com</p> <p>Over 100 Interviews with Defense Contracting Recruiters and HR Specialists</p> <p>For your targeted companiesResearch and follow on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.</p> <p>Connect with recruiters and other employees</p> <p>Social networking isnt over after you land the job</p> <p>Keep your network intact for the future!</p> <p>Upcoming Cleared Job Fairs</p> <p>Feb 6 Tysons Corner, Va</p> <p>March 6 BWI, Md</p> <p>April 3 Springfield, Va</p> <p>www.ClearedJobs.Net</p> <p>Thanks for your service!</p> <p>******</p>