SOCIAL MEDIA AS A JOB SEARCH TOOL: The New Help Wanted Ads
Technology has dramatically changed how people network, learn about and apply for jobs. Through this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to use social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, YouTube, and other essential on-line tools. They will have the opportunity to create a working Facebook page and/or a Linked-in account. Participants will become familiar with the most common social media sites, how to use them and the advantages they offer in job searching.
Michele Martin is a social media and workforce learning consultant with over 15 years’ experience in workforce development. She has been using online tools since 1999, when she was co-host of an Internet radio show, Career Talk, and was using listservs and forums to facilitate Career Development facilitator certification training. Michele has developed and facilitated a number of learning, workforce, and community-building activities using social media tools for One Stops, WIBs and nonprofits. She has also presented at numerous conferences and conducted multiple training sessions on using social media for job search and career development. She is co-author of a brief on social media use for One Stops through the John H. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and is providing technical assistance to three state Departments of Labor (New York, Minnesota and Idaho) on using social media to better connect and support UI claimants.
PROFESSIONAL RESUME WRITING
Did you know that the average hiring manager spends less than 30 seconds reviewing a candidate's resume? They don't really read the document; they scan it for keywords, competencies, and achievement-based content that showcases how a candidate can add value to an organization. Are you writing resumes that quickly get your clients noticed by hiring authorities? Participants will receive intensive training from a professional resume developer in helping them to create the best possible resumes for their clients. Participants will be provided with a package of diverse resume samples as well as participating in group resume writing exercises.
Barbara Safani, owner of Career Solvers, is a multi-certified, multi-award-winning resume writer and career strategist, the co-creator of the Career Directors International resume writing certification program, and creator of the industry's first Social Media Strategist certification program facilitated by The Academies. Ms. Safani has appeared as a career expert on CNN, CBS, ABC, FOX, and dozens of national radio shows and her career advice has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The LA Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, AM-New York, Fortune Magazine, Smart Money Magazine, Money Magazine, Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Monster, Yahoo HotJobs, AOL, CNN and MSNBC online, eFinancial Careers, and Dice.
Ruth Kaluski, MS, CRC, LMHC has over 20 years of experience in the field of vocational rehabilitation. Ms. Kaluski is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She was the Associate Director of Job Placement and Veterans’ Services at ICD, a community based outpatient rehabilitation facility in New York City. Currently she is the Assistant Director of the Career Connection Employment Resource Institute at the Mental Health Association in New Jersey. Ms. Kaluski holds a Master of Science Degree from the Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling program at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
June 18, 2013
Middlesex County Fire Academy
1001 Fire Academy Drive
Sayerville, NJ 08872
June 20, 2013
Camden County One Stop Career Center
2600 Ephraim Ave (Rt. 168)
Camden, NJ 08104