Just because you’ve got a job, doesn’t mean you wouldn’t mind a better one. Taking sneaky sickies to go to employment agencies often turns out to a be a big waste of time, and the boss would go ballistic if you changed your LinkedIn status to ‘Looking for work’.
It doesn’t need to be so painful. With 80% of jobs vacancies not being advertised, and social media crawling with talent scouts and headhunters looking for people just like you, you’d be better off in front of your computer snagging a better job on the sly.
This event, at 6pm on the 29th August, is a beginners’ guide to get you from social media ‘meh’, to social media ‘oh yeah’ so you can get a fab new job without advertising the fact that you’re looking.
- The basics of getting your social media up to scratch to help you get headhunted
- The lowdown on how not to sabotage your jobhunt with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
- Networking tips for on and offline situations
- The top insider info on making your Linkedin profile a headhunter honeytrap
- Q&A session: expert answers to your questions
- A free professional digital photo by Aaron Kato for your social media profiles (professional retouch extra).
- A free drink to start your evening
- Free hand/neck massage to relax you for some superb networking
- A load of info on useful internet resources
Charlie Duff: Charlie is a role model for anyone who wants to take a firm hold of their career and resolutely steer it in a firmly upward direction. Starting with a degree in International Relations she has made her way through journalism and community management all the way to managing social media for one of the ‘big four’ accounting firms. With that track record, her expertise in career management speaks for itself. Charlie gives talks and advice on career management and social media, covering career change, finding mentors and negotiating your salary.
Katrina Collier: Social Media has been a huge game changer for the Recruitment Industry; Agents lost control of their little black books as professionals appeared online. Katrina founded Winning Impression when she realised that there was little help around for jobseekers who wanted to make the most of social media by showcasing their expertise and networking effectively. She offers live online training, giving job seekers and professionals the skills to power their job search and find new opportunities. Katrina is a regular speaker, including recently at the Social Media in Recruitment and Recruiting Through Social Media conferences, and her social recruiting articles can be seen at HR Zone, Jobsite and MyPeopleBiz.
The story of this event:
At the start of the year Sarah Darwin was gathering cobwebs in a career with dim prospects and dreading the gruelling and expensive process of starting a new career from scratch. Through a stab in the dark at career change and a big dollop of luck she was yanked into the 21st century, an exciting land of career opportunity. This event was organised with the support of Charlie and Katrina, to help others who feel they are trapped and gathering dust in their careers to put their careers back in the fast lane.
now and Bring Your Job Search Into the 21st Century!