Category Archives: Job Search Websites

How Companies Can Use Pinterest For Job Posting and Recruiting

I first tweeted about this new concept to my Twitter followers early in February 2012  here and here.

I recently tested a new way of sharing Jobs on Pinterest

What I discovered is a fresh new way to post jobs and recruit talent!

I posted an open “Infographics Designer” job I found on Indeed.com. The position (image below, at post end) is in Seattle with Harvey Nash.

The image shown is the only format I’ve been able to “pin” because its the “norm” for job postings.  Although the format works for job board websites, it isn’t visually stimulating enough to impact the Pinterest audience or cause them to “re-pin”.

How can a job post “pin” on Pinterest be improved?

Employers could create job postings in infographic format, using minimal wording, bright colors and bold graphics. Then pin it to Pinterest as a re-pinnable image.

THAT would be the ideal job posting to “pin” on Pinterest!

Why?  Because not only would the format be visually pleasing, but it could bring greater interest & visibility to jobs not ordinarily so popular.

This could also generate revenue for Pinterest because they could charge a small fee to companies for using the site to post jobs. For now, “pinning” to Pinterst is free for all users.

This is a new concept, but I hope it catches on!  Let me know what you think.

– Terry
http://socialmediateach.com/

>>> Click on the below job posting image to see all the jobs I’ve posted on my Pinterest Boards. <<<

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Seeking Moderators for Job Spot Seattle Group on Linkedin

Ready for real-world Social Media Community Moderating Experience?

Job Spot Seattle is one of many projects I personally manage.

As founder and group owner, I’d like to add team-oriented moderators to my group to generate diverse and fresh ideas for Job Spot group members.

If you’re interested in helping moderate Job Spot Seattle’s group content, please contact me at the e-mail below or via Linkedin.

Thank you,

Terry
Group Manager & Founder

http://twitter.com/TerryJobs
recruiter.tah.seattle@gmail.com

If You Can Get a Date, You Can Get an Interview…

If you can get a date, you can get an interview.  If you can get an interview, you can get a job!

Have you ever had a date progress to a long-term relationship or marriage?

Think back; how did you meet that person –  how did it progress to dating?

Likely, its attributed to being available and receptive.

The same is true for getting an interview or job.  Opportunities don’t present themselves unless you make yourself available and receptive to them.

When coaching clients, I often compare interviewing to dating and jobs to committed relationships and marriage.   Dating can result in committed relationships and/or marriage.  Interviews can result in jobs.

The dating best practices found in the previous link are nearly identical to these job search and interview best practices:

1.   Stay positive, regardless of the outcome. Every interaction is an opportunity.  If the interview doesn’t result in a job, that’s ok.  The more you interview, the better you become at interviewing.   Its a learning experience.

2.   Look your best. Wear what makes you most confident and makes you look your best.  Do your hair, shave, trim your nails and tone down jewelry and fragrances.

3.   Relax and have fun.   Enjoy yourself.  Don’t force an outcome. Having a sense of entitlement or expecting something to result from the interview creates tension and can lead to hurt feelings.   Consider each interview a networking opportunity.

4.  Compliment. Within reason.  Don’t try to hard.  You could end up looking desperate or insincere.

5.   Be interesting and engaging. Stay knowledgeable about relevant news and events of interest to your industry or target company. Build rapport and find out what the other person enjoys doing.

6.   Be honest and forthcoming. With a caveat:  Don’t give too much away. Answer what’s asked of you, then stop.  As in dating,  its not time to share your life story or detail why you’re leaving your job.  Don’t scare them away.

7.  Plan Ahead and be timely. Who’s the interviewer?  What’s their background?  Research the company and their role in the company.  Make sure you have the right address and print the driving directions, job description and your resume the night before.  Your internet could go down the day of the interview!  Give yourself travel and parking time.  Don’t be late.

8.  Surround yourself with positive, like-minded people. Give and get support by networking with other job-seekers, encourage each other, share leads, share tips, share challenges, exchange ideas and learning opportunities!

Whether searching for dates or jobs, you’ve probably registered on dating websites and job sites.   Though helpful in your efforts, alone, they won’t get you noticed in a sea of available fish.  It takes more than just a website to make things happen.

When you make meeting new people a priority, you improve your odds immensely.    (click the link for tips on meeting new people)

How do you “Get a Date, Get an interview… Get a job?”  Get out there and make yourself available and receptive to new opportunities.

As Always, Happy Networking!

Terry

Twitter-Boosted Networking via Linkedin + Facebook Connections

Tweet me!

Linkedin + Facebook are great ways to boost your Twitter following and network.  

I recently created a group focused solely on Twitter.

Meet and/or follow other “Tweeters” on “Tweet cha!

Whether you’re already a Twitter user or want to be,  “Tweet cha!” is for you.

Join and introduce yourself… then post your Twitter-name for members to follow.

Check out Tweet cha! Networking groups: Linkedin & Facebook

A Twitter-user name account and mutual member following are not required for group membership.

Tweet with me! @TerryJobs or @WoWomen

Happy Networking!

Terry

Job Spot Networking
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Networking Groups (Question) – Professional Only, Not MySpace

Happy Wednesday Job Spot Seattle!

I’m an avid user of Linkedin and I enjoy the format. I’ve noticed other networking sites promoting similar professional networking benefits, but I don’t see many members
on those sites.

Does anyone use networking sites like Spoke, Plaxo,Facebook or Zoominfo for professional networking?

Are you using other sites outside of Linkedin and the others mentioned for sourcing and networking?

If so, please share your experience with those along with your recommendation of the best you’ve found!

I look forward to your responses!

Happy Networking (recruiters and to job seekers)

– Terry

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Job_Spot_West_Coast/message/

(Website) Great Career Search EnhancingTool! * Simply Hired *

Simply Hired compiles postings from several job boards and allows you
to search jobs by title and location.

What’s unique is that it also shows you WHO YOU KNOW at the company
based on your LINKED IN connections!

BRILLIANT! (I’m in no way affiliated with this site)

It also gives you the option to research salary and save your favorite
jobs.

Check it out at: http://www.simplyhired.com/

-Happy Networking!

Terry
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Job_Spot_West_Coast/message/11

(Online Resource) Great Web Site to Check out

Just wanted to share this site; I’ve used it quite a bit and
find it has many relevant uses for job-seekers and employers!

http://www.washjob.com/

Happy Networking!

Terry

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Job_Spot_West_Coast/message/8