Racine at 10:30 AM

Social Media for the Job Seeker

Talent Acquisition

Date & Time
Tue, Nov 6, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Gateway Technical College - Racine Campus
Great Lakes Room
901 Pershing Drive
Racine, WI 53403
Did you know most people no longer apply for jobs because recruiters find them? The old way of dropping off a resume or applying for a job online no longer work, you have to have a strong online brand presence to really stand out to today’s recruiting professionals. In this session you’ll learn what recruiters look for in your LinkedIn profile and how to best engage when a recruiter reaches out to you via inmail. We’ll also discuss a variety of niche sites specific to industry where you can showcase your work and get seen and answer the age old question “Does HR really look at my Facebook during the interview process?”

Marie Watkins has 20+ years of experience as a talent acquisition specialist with companies at all stages from startup to global Fortune 25 companies. She has worked for Microsoft, Verizon Enterprise, Expedia, Medallia, and for the last 8 years with Silicon Valley startups. In 2017 she co-founded Polaris Talent Inc and decided to place the HQ in Racine as a way to help give back to the community she grew up in. Marie is passionate about coaching job seekers and hiring managers about talent strategy and best practices.
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About Racine
World-famous for O&H Kringle and Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings, Racine is located on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Root River between Kenosha and Milwaukee. The fifth-largest city in Wisconsin, Racine was rated "the most affordable place to live in the world" by the Demographia International Housing Affordability survey in January 2017 and ranked #4 on a list of the best places for women to start a business by NerdWallet. We have a long history of manufacturing and innovation and over the last 100 years major companies have called Racine home including: J.I Case, S.C. Johnson, Dremel, Twin Disc, Modine, InSinkErator, Hamilton Beach, Western Publishing, and Horlick’s Malted Milk. Racine County is the future home of Foxconn and we are very excited to see the change and innovation that will bring and our emerging startup and entrepreneurial scene is ready to welcome it.
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