The 21st Century Job Search: A Whole New Ball Game
Wednesday September 16
Instructor: Larry Elle
Today’s job search is not your dad’s job search. It’s a mixture of networking, social media, becoming “visible” online, using recruiters, as well as, endless online applications, internet job boards, and good old-fashioned outreach to friends, former colleagues and complete strangers. This presentation outlines all the steps jobseekers need to take to become a viable candidate in the eyes of employers and agency recruiters.
We’ll discuss the use of Key Skills and Key Accomplishments in resumes and online applications, “branding”, the importance of having a clear resume SUMMARY, and a top-notch Linkedin profile, plus how to avoid common job search mistakes. We’ll examine how to utilize online resources to become visible, viable and hirable in today’s challenging job search ball game.
What you’ll learn in this workshop:
- Why a clear career goal is key to job search success
- The importance of Key Words in Resumes and Linkedin Profiles
- How to increase your visibility to recruiters and corporate hiring managers
- Why networking is more important than ever, and how Linkedin can help
- Why job search emotional up’s and down’s happen, & what to do about them
Larry Elle, MSW is Director of Success Associates Career Services and President of the Professional Development Collaborative. In his 20 years as a career professional, he has helped hundreds of Boston area professionals land “work they love.” A Nationally Certified Career and Job Transition Counselor, Larry wrote Community Connections: Resources for Massachusetts Unemployed and produced Power Networking: The Path to Job Search Success. He is aware of the emotional challenges of the job search and combines psychological insights with a knowledge of current job search methods and Boston’s ever changing labor market.