WORKING CLASS…FROM JOB SEEKER TO MONEY MAKER By Marjorie Kavanagh Owner & President of Panoramic Resumes, LLC
Are You “Apped” to Find a Job with Your Smart Phone?
Don’t wait till you get home to your desktop each day to work on your job search. Search; be active and accessible to recruiters all day by using your smart phone.
Top (and Free) Smart Phone APPs for Job Search:*
Networking: LinkedIn | LinkedIn Contacts (for iPhone and desktop) | Twitter | Facebook
Job Search: SimplyHired | Indeed | TweetMyJobs | LinkedIn
Job Search Intel: SmartBrief Careers
Resume Access: ResumeBear | iCloud | Google Drive
*Primarily for Android and iPhone
Once my clients make the switch to using their smart phones to job search, they say they feel more connected to the process and motivated, as opposed to having to carve out time at the end of or during a busy day to work on their desktops.
Improve Accessibility to Recruiters
Respond to recruiters as quickly as possible. Respond in kind by way of their initial contact: phone, email, text, or InMail (LinkedIn).
Don’t give recruiters a laundry list of reasons why perhaps you can’t interview at a certain time. Either change your plans or make quick suggestions as to your availability. If they can’t see you, they will call someone else.
Be brief with smart phone messages to recruiters. None of us like to read long messages on our mobile devices. Also request that recruiters check out your LI profile.
Express thanks to the recruiter for the contact and include a call to action when appropriate to keep momentum.
Use Proper Grammar and Catch Typos
Ur not send’n an email or txt 2 ur best bud, so use proper grammar and spelling in all communications. Take your time and proofread before hitting the send button.
view a history of communications with each person in your network.
Devote commute (if you are not driving), lunch, or any other free time during the day to finding a job.
Once you find a job of interest, view your LI connections at the employer to see who can help you get your foot in the door.
Email Accounts and Signatures
Use the email signature feature to provide your contact information and link to your LinkedIn profile or any other social media you are using in your job search efforts
Leverage your smart phone apps to keep moving forward every day to land your next job.
Update Your LinkedIn Profile
Many recruiters now receive job applications from mobile devices using LinkedIn profiles. Keep your profile updated and note the new features that allow you to broadcast updates to projects you are working on, like adding a slide share presentation. Leverage your news feeds and LinkedIn activity as a way of building credibility, sharing information, and helping others. You can also upload your resume to LI.
Just don’t connect…stay in touch. The new LI Contacts app for iPhones is perfect for this as you can set reminders for contact and