The philosophy of “a job for life” no longer exists.
Resumes are rarely sent via snail mail and jobs posted on-line – either via job board, social media or company website – are now visible to a global audience, resulting in a significant increase in the number of applicants per position.
The Internet has drastically altered the vetting process. Employers will Google you and review your social media profiles before making a final hiring decision, possibly even before inviting you to an interview.
Conducting an effective job search in a digital age involves understanding digital recruitment tools and trends, the impact of social media to the job seeker and the hiring manager, and developing a networking plan to penetrate the hidden job market.
This is a 2 hour interactive workshop leading participants through the evolution of job search. Attendees will learn about the job search wheel and start the process of creating key job search tools including a job search plan, target employer list, elevator speech, and networking business card.
The role of social media including active versus static sites will be explored culminating in a self-assessment of your LinkedIn profile, uncovering areas for improvement.
Participants will leave feeling prepared to execute an aggressive and strategic job search embracing social media, in-person and online networking, contingency and retained recruiters, and paid and unpaid resources to help you manage your job search activity. Click here for a sneak peek at the table of contents for the workbook used to deliver this course.
Who should attend
Individuals idling in job search mode failing to secure a request for an interview or a final job offer. If the phone isn’t ringing, it’s likely either the result of an inferior resume or an inferior job search plan.
Corporations facing potential closure or staff downsizing should support the affected employees with effective job search strategies to lessen their time in career transition while optimizing the organization’s public perception as a caring and responsible company.
Associations seeking to add value for their membership, being there to support their members and enhance their skill set not only when gainfully employed but also while on an active job search.