Class dates – August 28, 30 & Sept 4, 2012
Day 3 class notes
Thanks for a great attendance rate folks – 15 people on Day 1 and 15 people on Day 2!!
Here are the items I promised to share with you from this class:
Public Resumes – If you post your resume in Box.net on your LinkedIn profile it becomes public to everyone you are connected to. I suggest you do not publish a resume here with your home address and phone numbers. Keep this info on your resume to distribute to specific people, but no in a publicly shared resume.
News Feeds are a way to track all of the new posts that are published in Blogs and on websites. In order to use NewsFeeds you need a News Reader. www.google.com/reader is a good basic reader. You will need a Google Account to use it.
If you don’t know how to setup Google Reader – here is a quick video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD5_zUpXbAQ
Here are some newsfeeds that you may find interesting:
NCWiseman – http://ncwiseman.wpengine.com/feed/
Resumebear – http://feeds.feedburner.com/resumebear/LZbo
About.com – JobSearching Headlines – http://z.about.com/6/g/jobsearch/b/rss2.xml
About.com – Job Searching What’s hot – http://z.about.com/6/o/m/jobsearch_t2.xml
Carerbuilder – Job Search Tips – http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Harvest/RSS/RSSArticleFeed.aspx?type=MSN&count=5&category=JOBSRCH
Carerbuilder – Cover Letter & Resume Help – http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Harvest/RSS/RSSArticleFeed.aspx?type=MSN&count=5&category=CVLTRES
Carerbuilder – Interview Tips – http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Harvest/RSS/RSSArticleFeed.aspx?type=MSN&count=5&category=INTRVW
Carerbuilder – Salary & Promotion Advice – http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Harvest/RSS/RSSArticleFeed.aspx?type=MSN&count=5&category=SALPRO
Carerbuilder – General Workplace Articles – http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Harvest/RSS/RSSArticleFeed.aspx?type=MSN&count=5
Monster.com Career Advice – http://career-advice.monster.com/
Resume Writing Resources – I encourage to consider the Employability Workshops provided by Forsyth Tech. Get more information by visiting the customer service desk at West Campus
I teach a concept called PAR Statements – here is a blog post that helps to understand what this is and how to do it – http://resumefactor.blogspot.
Facebook Job Search Resources – Listing – Job Seekers Facebook Resources
LinkedIn Job Search Resources – Listing – Job Seekers LinkedIn Groups
Job Search Resources – Listing – Job Search Resources
I hope this class has been very useful for you. Please do not hesitate to send me a LinkedIn message if I can help you in any way /Teddy
Day 2 class notes
What a great turn out on Day 2 – Congrats to everyone for the work they are doing so far!!
Some of things I said I would share include:
PAR Statements – Look at this blog post. It does a pretty good job of explaining them – PAR STATEMENTS
Merging duplicate LinkedIn Profiles – You have to contact LinkedIn – Read this
Here is the post regarding my recommendations for finding people and making LinkedIn Connections – Read this
Please feel free to LinkedIn message me if you want me to review your profile or have any other questions. See you next Tuesday
Day 1 class notes
I hope everyone got home safely. 52 South & Business 40 West were a mess.
Remember these acronyms:
TRUHE – Transparent, Relevant, Useful, Honest, Engaging
4Cs of Social Media – Contribute, Connect, Connect & Cram
The videos I showed came from this collection I use regularly:
- SocialNomics 3 Video – http://youtu.be/fpMZbT1tx2o
- Who are you video – http://youtu.be/ylGVFxBwri8
- People are strange – http://youtu.be/_b3XxWYBxGo
- Social Media Intern – http://youtu.be/auiczd4OUms
- Social Media ROI – http://youtu.be/qNL8vAnZ-BY
- What is Twitter – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z84dh24ly1c
Twitter – We will talk only a little bit about Twitter in this class. Here is a blog post about the basics of Twitter to help move us forward with Twitter education. Ask me questions as you want regarding using Twitter for job search.
Skills & Expertise – Proficiency & Years of Experience
Debra Perret taught me something new tonight that I did not know existed for all skill word. I need to share with you
When entering (editing) your Skills & Expertise, if you click on a Skill word you can enter your Proficiency & Years of Experience for each skill word. Enter this info and then click on the X in the upper right of the yellow box. This is good info since it will allow recruiters to see it.
Your Home work is
1 – Connect with Teddy Burriss (email@example.com) on LinkedIn
2 – Update your LinkedIn Profile.
3 – Ask me questions via LinkedIn Messages (Inbox) if you need to.
See everyone on Thursday.
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Hello Mr. Burriss, I have been trying to find you and through a friend I did today. My name is Sherilena. You were my son’s Charles Big Brother a long time ago. I am so glad to have found you again. Can’t wait to hear from you.
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