HIRED! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era is a 300 page plus look at the steps today’s job seeker should take during their job search to secure employment in the social media era. Unlike so many published books claiming that there are only one or two effective ways to get a job, HIRED! presents a multi-faceted approach utilizing a myriad of tools. Each of these methods is discussed and explained so they can be implemented effectively, positioning you to secure a new position in the shortest period of time.The book covers a myriad of topics designed to accelerate the search. These include: use of personal assessments; keywords and Boolean searches; personal branding; use of job boards; targeting of positions and companies; resumes; Social Media including Google+, About.me, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook; campaign maximization; interviews; alternatives to traditional jobs; and the future. There is also in-depth coverage of the enormous Hidden Job Market which is an area that is often overlooked, but where a majority of jobs actually exist.
- In this book, the authors review a variety of job search methods, from résumés and marketing brochures to social media and networking. The authors give their honest opinions about which methods are effective and which methods are not. Mr. Sheehan and Mr. Smith stress the importance of social media for personal branding and networking. The book contains a great overview of how to effectively use LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms when creating a personal brand. The authors also include valuable information about keywords, Boolean searches, applicant tracking systems, and job interviews. Mr. Sheehan and Mr. Smith write in a way that shows much empathy for the job seeker since they both have gone through job transitions themselves. A huge plus for this book is the inclusion of articles and suggestions from job search experts. This book is a great resource for anyone who is currently between jobs or in the hunt for new career opportunities.
- If you are trying to find the right tool to help boost your resume and LinkedIn profile to find your next job, Hired! is the book for you. Hired! helped me gain a better understanding on how to be discovered by recruiters seeking professional with my skills and talents for positions posted as well as those open hidden postings. What this book teaches is how to effectively navigate, communicate, and present your professional skills utilizing the LinkedIn social media platform. For those of us new to the social media job recruitment, you will find tools to help you navigate your job search in this modern day era. So, if you are confused about how to utilize LinkedIn to your competitive advantage; Hired! will help you navigate this social media platform to help you standout and get noticed.
“Hired” has been a great resource for me in my job search. It’s been 10 years since I last conducted a job hunt. This book gave me just what I needed to get up to speed, a scientific approach to getting the most out of my efforts. I’m a numbers person, so the “key words” and “Words to Work” sections really resonated with me. I really needed to get my head around how the people with the jobs do their searches. It’s a numbers game, and before reading this book, I just wasn’t playing the game in a way that was going to bring results. Focusing on Key Words and integrating them with the right frequency into my marketing materials made a huge difference for me. Take the time to follow the guidance in this book and you’ll get hired much more quickly.
- Jeff and Al have done an absolutely amazing job in writing one of the best modern day methods of job hunting. Absolutely every aspect of how to find a job is included – LinkedIn optimization, accessing and expanding your network, Phone Screening and Interview methods. No stone is left un-turned – even the ones they are not huge fans of. You’re givne from common sense tips to great HR recruiting methods. Within only 2 weeks of using this guide for job hunting, I was chased by 3 headhunters and had my first face-to-face interview. This stuff works!! Don’t hesitate – it’s well worth the purchase.
I’m almost done reading Hired! I’m attempting to change industries and jobs for the first time in 10 years, and have read several career/job search books. This book has been one of the more enjoyable to read, and has given me a lot of new – and practical – ideas. I’m starting my “launch plan” this week so we’ll see how it goes. I’m currently employed full-time, and until 2 months ago, was working on my MBA, plus – I’m a wife and mom of 2, so job-hunting hasn’t been my top priority. Even so, I have been looking for over a year, and have become quite discouraged. But this book has been a great encouragement, so I’m pumped up with some new energy!
- If you find yourself in transition after being employed for a long time, this book is a great resource. I bought it to learn more about using LinkedIn to get noticed, but it covers the entire process, from self evaluation, resumes, social media, branding, and interviewing. Lots of really great insights on how to get noticed online. After taking some of the advice to heart, I noticed I was being found by recruiters and talent acquisition people at hiring companies. I have had interviews after being found via my LinkedIn profile. Definitely worth the investment if you want to learn how to find a job in the current culture.
Great book for anyone job searching in the social age. Spot on about the importance of the making sure all of your online ducks are in a row. The internet is full of information, so make sure you own it and you do it well–there is a lot of competition out there. Jeff Sheehan’s tips and techniques are very informative and I highly recommend this book to anyone putting themselves on the job market.