With the rate of change in the job seeking/technology world, it has become very difficult for career counselors and other career and HR professionals to stay up-to-date with the latest news and tools. Joshua Waldman is an expert in using social media tools in a way that gets results in the job market. He has been requested to present and train all over the country. Topics include:
… and how to avoid them!
Social media is the most powerful tool available for students to establish control over their careers. In fact, 85% of hiring managers find candidates on LinkedIn. But navigating social media without a clear direction can lead to costly errors early in their careers. After years of consulting and successfully getting people hired, I’ve discovered seven key areas that job seekers stumble on when using social media to get a job. I will give my audience practical step-by-step advice they can use to launch their careers now, including:
Learning how to truly leverage your network to find work fast
You might have a LinkedIn profile. And now you’re asking, “What do I do now?” We will discuss a proactive strategy that you can use tonight that will separate you from the crowd and get you interviews fast. I guide audiences to take a fresh look on using LinkedIn to get you YOUR next job fast.
Twitter is all about building relationships. In many of my interviews with successful job seekers, the ones who have used Twitter have used it to make connections with people they wouldn’t have had a chance to meet any other way. Twitter is now the only real-time job board in the world. I demystify it and teach effective job search strategies that go beyond what to click.
About 80 percent of employers say they will look you up on Google, yet many job seekers have photos that make them look like axe murderers, or they don’t have enough “findable” information at all. If you don’t like the results when you Google your own name, then you have some reputation building to do. We look at how to assess your online reputation, how to build it up, and then how to maintain it over the course of your career.
Your students or clients are depending on you for clarity and direction in their job search. You will learn how to assess your job seekers’ LinkedIn profiles quickly and effectively. You’ll learn to look for red flags and teach your job seekers how to avoid these problems online. And finally you’ll be able to position yourself as an expert guide for managing an effective online job search.
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