b'JOB SEARCH|How to Seek The Job You Want to FindTodays job market is unlike any other. How are candidates conducting their searches? We asked a recruiting director for some insight.by Joe Darrahfiles. Job seekers have more access and ways to get in touch with human resources and recruitment professionals than ever before with [sites] such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitterespecially with LinkedIn, where recruiters are likely to be open to connecting with any potential future candidates. The agenda is mutual, according to Leube, who said that most of the job seekers that she comes into contact with are originating from job boards and search engines, such as Indeed, where individuals are increasingly accessing such platforms from mobile devices.NETWORKING ON SOCIAL NETWORKSOf course, none of this is to suggest that there isnt still much to be gained through the traditional means of networking. Its just that the new version of networking includes in-person meeting and conversation in conjunction with online communication, O ne of the more common axioms oflooking for, this has culminated in a betterwhere convenience can trump the need to the new millennium is that the inter- ability to target which opportunities would beconnect at the truly personal level, depend-net and digital technology have pro- best for them as opposed to having to rely oning on the stage of ones career. For some, gressively made the world smaller. It takesthe right opportunities to find them. the advantages of in-person networking, mere seconds to reach someone on the otherJob seekers can now evaluate a companyparticularly in the group dynamic, may side of the globe via email, video, and texting.first, instead of the other way around, saidprove more beneficial soon after graduation Long-distance calling has been replaced byMeghan E. Leube, director of recruitment[Networking today] is a combination of FaceTime and Skype. It is not even necessaryservices for Einstein Healthcare Network,in-person and online, said Leube. Job seekers to have to travel outside our own homes toPhiladelphia, PA. Job seekers are not onlywho are earlier in their careers may join a lot see our friends and family. We are all reach- finding positions this way, but they are learn- of national and school alumni groups to cast able virtually anytime, anywhere. And yet iting who they are already connected with, whata wide net. As people become more advanced is these very characteristics of this smallerthe company culture is like, and what ques- or targeted in their career goals, they may join world that we now live in that has also essen- tions they may be asked during an interview.specialized, often smaller, groups they can tially made the world a bigger place. Take, forAn accomplished recruitment leader withparticipate in and network with people with instance, your average job seeker. Theres nofull-cycle recruitment experience in thesimilar career objectives or who may be able reason to think that todays ideal candidateshealthcare industry who works closely withto facilitate connections with organizations cant acquire a job in another city, state, orrecruiters and hiring managers to execute theor individuals. These networking strategies country just as easily as they can within ahiring process, Leube said that social media inare happening in a variety of forums, includ-mile of their home. The access that we allparticular has played a major role job marketing in-person meetings or events and online have to one another that has brought us closerevolution. Social media has had an enormousdiscussions, Leube said. People today are also together has also made us available on whatimpact in recent years, she said. Employersmore reluctant to fixate on in-person methods might as well be an infinite landscape. For jobare relying on social media networks to sharewhen the time spent to do so does not produce ISTOCKseekers who know specifically what they arejob opportunities and viewing candidate pro- an expedited return. Likewise, Leube said that 10 HEALTHCARE CAREERS|2019| www.elitecme.com'