How to Get A Job Fast in Today's Social Market
Welcome to Episode #98 of The Daily Interaction Show and to my conversation with a talented and wonderful guest, Joshua Waldman, on little-known facts about getting a job today.
If you can't communicate it with skill and savvy in the online world as well as in person, you will be hard-pressed to find the right job, but if you know these little-known facts on job finding that Joshua shares with us on the show, you can increase your chances of getting noticed and picked up by the right employer significantly.
Joshua is an author and a social media expert at helping job seekers undertand how to position themselves at an advantage in today's social world. He presents keynotes, trainings and breakout sessions around the country for students, career advisors, consortiums and professional organizations and he is a super nice guy to boot.
He gives you a ton of information on getting a job fast at Career Enlightenment. We talk about how you should present yourself to the world, how you should manage yourÂ online reputation and what to do when things go wrong so you can quickly fix the damage. So take a listen and I'll talk to you on the show.
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Questions on Getting a Job Fast in a Social World
Whether you are college age or in your 60s and returning to the job market, you have got to understand these tips before you can secure a great job:
1. Joshua, the job market is so different with the advent of social media but not just for the new graduates. Anyone that is getting back into the job market will experience these shifts too. So can you share with us your top 3 tips for how a candidate can use social media effectively to get a job?
2. I am very curious to know what you think about the value of a college education today for job seekers. I suppose it depends to some extent on the degree. You need a medical degree to become a doctor or a law degree for lawyer but beyond the traditional job types, what are some ways college may be over-rated?
3. I read your book, A Student's Guide to Surviving Facebook after College, and wanted to ask you to comment on the importance of keeping personal and professional life separate (if so) and what are some practical tips in that area?
4. Joshua, of all the social media platforms, if a job seeker had to pick one, what would it be and why?
5. So when it comes to presenting yourself, your resume and profile, do you think it's best to be traditional or is it okay to get creative, such as videos and blogs and portfolios of your work if you have such a thing or any other ways beyond traditional resume?
6. How important are job interviews really? They say most of the decision is made before companies even you on-board for the official interview. Is that true?
7. Interview tips: I know this is a nerve-wracking thing for all of us. What are your best tips for more the job seekers who really need the job and yet don't want to appear desperate?
8. There is so much more I'd love to ask you! Is there anything else that you wish I had asked or that we had shared with our listeners today? Any parting messages for my listeners?
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