STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Are you a recent graduate or do you know a recent graduate looking for a job?
Author and Certified Interview Coach, Dominic Bokich, stopped by KCAL9 Monday to give his advice to those having trouble finding full-time jobs.
He also discussed how to make use of social networks while job hunting.
How to make the most out of social media tools:
- The two most beneficial social networking websites for job seekers are LinkedIn and Facebook.
- The general rule is that LinkedIn is for those you want to connect with professionally and Facebook is for those individuals closest to you.
- However, there are no set rules for this, and it is up to you to determine what level of privacy you are comfortable with.
- For LinkedIn: Make sure you complete your full profile and then network with contacts by recommending them and endorsing them. Remember, it’s a two-way street. If you recommend someone, they will be more likely to do the same for you. And don’t be afraid to connect with people on LinkedIn who you don’t know in real life. It doesn’t count as “stalking” since LinkedIn is a website for professionals to network, not just friends.
- For Facebook: Facebook can be quite helpful to the job seeker as well. Facebook can put you in touch with people you haven’t thought of in years and their social network. The more complete your profile, the broader your reach will be. If you are looking for a job, I recommend in putting all of your employment and education history.
7 Universal Skills and 3 Values (plus having 7 go-to stories):
- The Seven Go-to Stories are based on the Seven Universal Skills and Three Universal Values that every employer wants to see in someone they hire.
- The Seven Universal Skills are: Accuracy and Attention to Detail, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Creativity, Customer Focus, Organization and Time Management, Technical Ability.
- The Three Values are: Teamwork, Integrity, and Excellence. It’s important to have 7 stories prepared from your past work experience, school experience, or just life experience, that demonstrate these 7 Skills and 3 Values because it will help employers see you as someone worth hiring.
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