April 15th Live Recruiter Training Event In St Louis For LinkedIn And Facebook
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Kansas City Live Recruiter Training April 16th Details

I'll be in Kansas City on April 16th, leading three sessions for recruiters on the LinkedIn and Facebook.

Sign up in Kansas City at the MKSSA site. You can use Paypal!

For questions - email me at jim@socialmediatalent.com 

The Missouri and Kansas Search and Staffing Association Is hosting me in a Speaker's Series.

What:  Speaker Series with National Speaker Jim Durbin

When:  Wednesday, April 16th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (broken into 3 sessions.)

Where:  9225 Indian Creek Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66210 Building 32 (View Map)

**Be sure to bring your laptops because Jim Durbin will be running live searches.

NAPS (now MKSSA) was my first live training back in 2008. Since that time, I've trained over 5000 recruiters on how to use social media to make more placemtns. It's a pleasure to return and deliver training to new recruiters, as well as share some of the secrets for advanced recruiting using LinkedIn and the new Facebook Graph Search.

Laptops are recommended, as I believe Wifi access will be available for all. Seats are limited based on space.  

Below the fold, I'll post the session details. Please email me at jim at social media talent.com if you have extra questions, and let me know if you'll be attending.


LinkedIn Basics (9:00-10:30)

(Coffee and Continental Breakfast Included from 7:30am-8:00am)

LinkedIn has become the go-to website for recruiters. 97% of companies that use social media start with LinkedIn, turning it into a 1.5 billion dollar corporate giant.

But LinkedIn changes every few months, and for those just getting started, it can be intimidating.  
In this 90 minute training you will learn:

  • How to create a profile that convinces candidates you're a professional.
  • Who to add to your network, and who to keep out.
  • Live Searches to impress your friends and family.
  • How to use Groups to improve your search results.
  • How to connect with candidates inside and outside the system.
  • Google searches (also known as X-ray or Boolean). 
  • How to setup your profile for maximum security.   

Break (10:30-10:45)

Facebook Graph: (10:45-12:15) 
Targeted for third party recruiters, this class lays the groundwork for successful recruiting using Facebook.  With the implementation of Facebook Graph Search, recruiters can now filter candidates by company, job title, location, and technology.  

The presentation is a basics skills class for Facebook recruiting. Jim will provide detailed instruction on proper etiquette, connection strategies, and potential objections.

Facebook is the largest social network in the world, hosting over a billion profiles.  It includes thousands of job categories not found on LinkedIn, and it is expected to compete with LinkedIn for a slice of the recruiting market in the next three years. Facebook is already considered a source for 18 million hires. And we're going to learn how to use it.

In this 90 minute training you will learn:

  • Sourcing strategies to find candidates in all disciplines.
  • Live examples of current searches.
  • How to contact candidates on Facebook.
  • Alternate contact strategies for passive candidates in a variety of disciplines.
  • How to integrate Facebook with other social sites.
  • How to differentiate your private and business use of Facebook.


Lunch Break (12:15-1:30) Participants will be responsible for their own lunch.


LinkedIn Advanced (1:30-3"00)

This class provides more advanced strategies for using LinkedIn to find and hire candidates for your client. Specifically, the class is designed for those currently using LinkedIn, but who are now ready to move into intermediate or more advanced tactics. Jim will provide detailed instruction on using LinkedIn as a primary tool for sourcing and connecting with candidates. 

In this 90 minute training you will learn:

  • Updated sourcing strategies for 2014 with both free and paid LinkedIn accounts.
  • Faster ways to search for candidates both inside and outside your network.
  • Why algorithm changes make it easier for third party recruiters to make placements.
  • Live searches - lots of live search examples.
  • How to use your client's current employees to find new business opportunities.
  • How you're giving away your best candidates to other recruiters. 

Session Details in a Trailer: