Effectively Utilizing Technology for Employment Opportunities
Utilizing social media is a critical component in searching for employment opportunities. As part of JobTrain's curriculum, students are taught how to create a professional online presence and use LinkedIn as a strategic tool for pursuing career prospects. Currently, there are 3.2M jobs available in the United States. Using LinkedIn is a direct path to connect JobTrain students with recruiters and hiring organizations. LinkedIn is effective, free and delivers results. "We’re now growing at roughly one million new LinkedIn members every week, the equivalent of a professional joining the site at faster than one member per second," said LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner.
Today, our wonderful partners at LinkedIn: DAVID ODA & BRITTANY WILBON delivered an awesome presentation, explaining the best techniques for creating a distinctive and results-driven profile. Students from JobTrain's Office Skills program and staff alike, learned about the new LinkedIn features and how to become “thoughtful leaders” with updating their profiles to maximize their visibility and employment prospects.
According to Office Skills student Douglas Gee, “If you’re really seeking a job, trust me, LinkedIn is the way to go. After I completed my profile, within three hours – I received twenty job offers!”
At the end of September and after completing his studies at JobTrain, Douglas will work as an international purchasing director within the food industry, earning a six figure salary.