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Title: Job Search Strategies


1
Job Search Strategies
  • Cynthia Favre
  • Career Center
  • Fall 2004

2
Job Search Time Line
  • Get Ready Sept/Aug
  • Campus Recruiting Oct/Nov
  • Private College Fair Prep Dec/Jan
  • Private College Fair Feb
  • Campus Recruiting Mar
  • Internet Search - April
  • Back-up Plan (if needed) - May

3
Start with You
  • 150 Skills and Qualities
  • Develop language
  • If you cant say it, it doesnt count
  • Where Geographically?
  • Types of employers?
  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit

4
How You Say It
  • What you can do for them not what they can do
    for you
  • What you can do not what you cant do
  • Always say it positively
  • Keep employer perspective first
  • Workers take time off for school, students take
    time off for work

5
Career Center Tools
  • Employer Information Day
  • Thursday, Sept. 30, 1130 230
  • Heritage Room
  • Mock Interview Night
  • Thursday, Oct. 2, 400 800 p.m.
  • Sign up on eRecruiting Sept. 26
  • Campus Recruiting

6
Campus Recruiting
  • Employer Information Tables
  • Employer Presentations
  • General Mills Sept. 29
  • Employer Resume Drops
  • Employer Interviews

7
eRecruiting
  • Career/Industry Information
  • Communications from Career Center
  • Job/Internship Notices
  • Calendar of events
  • Career Mentors
  • Campus Interviews

8
Using eRecruiting
  • Update profile
  • Upload new resume
  • Check calendar
  • Submit resume for events
  • Use saved searches
  • Contact Career Mentors

9
Do it!
  • Talk to reps at information tables
  • Attend employer presentations
  • Submit resume for campus interviews
  • Sign up for interview times
  • Contact Career Mentors

10
Traditional Search
  • Campus Recruiting
  • Want Ads
  • Job Fairs

11
Proactive Search
  • Find employers doing what you want to do
  • Contact them
  • Connect with people to find the types of
    opportunities you are seeking

12
Proactive Search Required
  • Advertising, Promotions, Special Events
  • Human Resources
  • Arts
  • Can be used for all

13
Career Mentors
  • 200 alumni and friends
  • Eager to give you information
  • Email and ask for advice on resume
  • Ask for suggestions of employers to contact
  • Ask how to make yourself a better candidate

14
One Minute
  • Write down the names of as many people as you can
  • One minute
  • There is a prize!

15
Its Who Knows You!
  • Its not who you know its who knows you
  • Faculty/Coaches/Employers/Intern
    Supervisors/Family/Friends
  • Tell them what you are looking for and ask for
    advice and suggestions

16
Make Connections
  • Number One Way to Get a Job
  • Networking!
  • You have just started!
  • Start with who you know and who they know so that
    you get known
  • Help them help you

17
Help Them Help You
  • Give them a resume
  • Tell them what ideas you have about type of job
    and locations
  • Tell them what would help names of people, names
    of employers, suggestions/advice
  • May need to ask 3 times to get more names

18
How they can help
  • Send you information on job search
  • Send you job notices
  • Tell people about your skills
  • Share your resume
  • Refer people hiring to you
  • Advice and suggestions on search

19
Even More Proactive
  • Internships/Work/Volunteer
  • Professional Associations
  • Southern MN Area Human Resources
  • Marketing Assoc. Of Southern MN
  • MN World Trade Association
  • Conferences/Expos
  • MN Financial Planners
  • Medical Alley

20
Career Connections Reception
  • Monday, Feb. 21, 2005
  • Minneapolis Hilton
  • 530 730 p.m.
  • Gustavus Alumni/Friends
  • Business Casual
  • Bring Resume
  • Ask for help/advice

21
MN Private College Fair
  • Tuesday/Wednesday, Feb. 22 and 23, 2005
  • Minneapolis Convention Center
  • Required Information Sessions first week of
    November
  • Registration required by January 28

22
Job Search Plan
  • Perfect Job/Place/Time
  • Draw circle wider
  • Have a back up plan
  • Make a realistic plan
  • Campus recruiting
  • Fair prep/attendance
  • Job Notices

23
Start!
  • You may need to start looking before you know
    what you are looking for
  • Trust the process
  • How long it will take differs for everyone

24
Continue to Add Value
  • Gain Knowledge and Skills
  • G.O.L.D. Leadership Series
  • IT Technology classes
  • Etiquette Dinners
  • Gain Experience
  • Clubs/Organizations
  • Meet employers

25
Career Center
  • www.gustavus.edu/careercenter
  • career-center_at_gustavus.edu
  • 507-933-7586
  • 800 430, M F
  • 200 330 Quick Questions
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