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How to Look for a Job on the Web. . and still look like How to Look for a Job on the Web. . and still look like a Winner! © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle BUY WEDDLE’s BOOKS AT www. weddles. com All Rights Reserved

The Job Market The War for Talent First Theatre: The War for Any Talent The Job Market The War for Talent First Theatre: The War for Any Talent l l Frenetic growth Round pegs in round holes The first capable candidate = yesterday’s winner The key to success = availability Second Theatre: The War for the Best Talent l l Slow growth The one key that opens the lock The best candidate there is = today’s winner The key to success = relationships © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle

The State of the Space 88% of recruiters now use the Internet (SHRM survey) The State of the Space 88% of recruiters now use the Internet (SHRM survey) 98% of job seekers now use the Internet (LHH survey) Job Seeker satisfaction l WEDDLE’s survey: 92%--65%--73%--78% Recruiter satisfaction l WEDDLE’s survey: 59%--57%--71%--75% © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle

Why is the Net Important to You? Makes You, Inc. real l l Passive Why is the Net Important to You? Makes You, Inc. real l l Passive job seekers are dinosaurs Career activists are survivors Enables you to be: l l l Proactive Informed Selective … if integrated with traditional search tactics © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle

The Dilemma 40, 000+ employment related sites in operation today 40%+ churn among sites The Dilemma 40, 000+ employment related sites in operation today 40%+ churn among sites during 2002 -2003 hundreds of job search techniques E You can waste a lot of time, effort and money looking for a job on the Internet © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle

The Solution A WINNER’s Strategy Watch for opportunities every day Investigate the opportunities Network The Solution A WINNER’s Strategy Watch for opportunities every day Investigate the opportunities Network every day Never be a “graffiti applicant” Educate yourself every day Reject “herdball” © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle

Watch for Opportunities Every Day Use Job Agents l l A “personal shopper” for Watch for Opportunities Every Day Use Job Agents l l A “personal shopper” for your dream job No hassle + full privacy Selection criteria l Maximum range l l Flip. Dog. com Direct. Employers. com Career. Builder. com Maximum depth l l Your professional or trade association Your favorite employer(s) © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle

Investigate the Opportunities-I Employers l l Google (www. google. com) Hoovers Online (www. hoovers. Investigate the Opportunities-I Employers l l Google (www. google. com) Hoovers Online (www. hoovers. com) Vault. com Wetfeet. com Salary l l l Your personal situation: Salary. com Your professional or trade association Tax implications of incentive stock options: www. quicken. com/cms/viewers/qanda/taxes/56261 © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle

Investigate the Opportunities -II Corporate Web Sites l l l Jobs/Careers/Employment section About Us Investigate the Opportunities -II Corporate Web Sites l l l Jobs/Careers/Employment section About Us (e. g. , www. prudential. com) Special micro-site (e. g, www. pepsijobs. com) Do in-depth research l l Financial status (reality check at www. sec. gov) Culture (e. g. , The Fit Checker at www. ti. com) Compensation and benefits Commitment to diversity © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle

Network Every Day Where l Your professional/ technical association l l l www. google. Network Every Day Where l Your professional/ technical association l l l www. google. com/ universities. html Affinity groups l l l www. weddles. com Your school alumni organization l How www. google. com The Golden Rule Join Lurk Participate The Old Friend Alternative l l www. theultimates. com www. google. com (rphonebook: name, city) © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle

Never Be a “Graffiti Applicant”-I Using resume distribution companies l l Use the right Never Be a “Graffiti Applicant”-I Using resume distribution companies l l Use the right ones (evaluate as a recruiter) Resume. Agent. com Resume. Zapper. com Resum. EXPRESS. com Applying online l l Meet 100% of stated requirements Apply once © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle

Never Be a “Graffiti Applicant”-II Storing your resume in online databases l l Avoid Never Be a “Graffiti Applicant”-II Storing your resume in online databases l l Avoid large, commercial databases Always date your document Beware of identity theft: use a special e-mailbox for contacts/check it Make your resume “recruiter friendly” (WEDDLE’s Info. Notes Writing a Great Resume) © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle

Educate Yourself Every Day Make yourself continuously “interview ready” Your profession and industry l Educate Yourself Every Day Make yourself continuously “interview ready” Your profession and industry l l l News about target employers and their employees News about their competitors Key trends and issues The world around you l The economy + Key news events Sources l l l Professional/technical association sites News organization sites and your ISP Corporate and other newsletters © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle

Reject “Herdball”-I You have to “shop smart” to succeed on the Internet The Smart. Reject “Herdball”-I You have to “shop smart” to succeed on the Internet The Smart. Search™ Process will help you do that l l l Step 1: Scope the field Step 2: Evaluate the possibilities Step 3: Test drive the site Step 4: Pick several winners Sep 5: Periodically re-evaluate © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle

Reject “Herdball”-II Step 1: Scope the field l l l Reference Librarian Browser search Reject “Herdball”-II Step 1: Scope the field l l l Reference Librarian Browser search OPR l Career. Xroads l The Riley Guide WEDDLE’s 2003 Job Seeker’s Guide WEDDLE’s 2003 Directory Step 2: Evaluate the possibilities Comparison shop NASCAR l l l Number & kinds of jobs Availability of job agent Salary range of posted jobs Cost Aids for job search Resume database with confidentiality feature © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle

Reject “Herdball”-III Step 3: Test drive the finalists l Customer service l Ease of Reject “Herdball”-III Step 3: Test drive the finalists l Customer service l Ease of use Step 4: Pick several winners l Career field, industry, location Step 5: Periodically reevaluate l Monthly if active job seeker; quarterly if career activist © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle

Some Final Thoughts Don’t be put off by screens and assessments Treat e-mail as Some Final Thoughts Don’t be put off by screens and assessments Treat e-mail as a business communication nice site i don’t have time to spend hours to post a resume here it is tanks Managing your own career is an integral part of professional success © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle

WEDDLE’s http: //www. weddles. com Cliffs. Notes Finding a Job on the Web WEDDLE’s WEDDLE’s http: //www. weddles. com Cliffs. Notes Finding a Job on the Web WEDDLE’s Info. Notes (WIN) Writing a Great Resume WEDDLE’s 2003 Job Seeker’s Guide to Employment Web Sites WEDDLE’s 2003 Directory of Employment-Related Internet Sites © Copyright 2003 Peter Weddle