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Title: JOB SEARCH for CIT SENIORS


1
JOB SEARCH for CIT SENIORS GRADUATING STUDENTS
  • Presented by
  • Lisa Dickter, dickter_at_andrew
  • Carol Young, caroly_at_andrew
  • CIT Career Consultants
  • Carnegie Mellon, UC-Lower Level
  • (412) 268-2064
  • bboard cmu.cit.career
  • www.cmu.edu/career

2
TOP 5 Successful Job Search Strategies for CIT
Graduates
  • TartanTRAK
  • Networking
  • Self-Directed Search (combination of calls,
    emails, websites, contacts, etc.)
  • TOC
  • Previous Internship

3
KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH
  • Start early
  • Have Lisa or Carol review your resume
  • Start checking TartanTRAK now
  • Must have EXCELLENT interviewing skills
  • Treat your job search like a 9 unit course
  • Get a notebook, stay organized, give yourself
    homework assignments
  • Plan on sending out more than 100 resumes (use
    many different strategies-alumni, TartanTRAK,
    TOC, etc.)
  • Learn to network with everyone you know
  • Persistence

4
What is the Current Situation for CIT Students?
  • Students are generally getting 1-3 offers
  • Companies vary on when they make offers
    (November - April)
  • Number of companies for Fall 05 is greater than
    Fall 04
  • The TOC job fair is booked
  • On-campus recruiting is overbooked

5
Last Fall Semester SCENARIO 1
  • You submitted 20 resumes in TartanTRAK
  • You were preselected for 5 interviews
  • You liked/had a good fit with 3 of those
  • 2 of the ones you liked, asked you for site
    visits
  • You liked 1 of the site visits
  • YOU GET ONE OFFER (from the site visit you didnt
    like!!)

6
Last Fall Semester SCENARIO 2
  • You submitted 20 resumes in TartanTRAK
  • You were preselected for 2 interviews
  • You were offered NO site visits

7
Fall Semester Do NOT Be Picky… BE
Proactive
  • Submit your resume for many interviews in TTRAK
  • Pursue many companies on your own through
    contacts
  • Make personal contacts rather than computer
    contacts
  • Do not wait until March to ask Carol/Lisa why you
    didnt get any job offers…..ask in November

PURSUE LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES
8
Job Search Checklist
  • Update your resume and cover letter
  • Practice interviewing
  • Schedule a meeting with Carol or Lisa (8-2064)
  • Visit the Career Center Library and website
  • Develop a huge list of potential employers
  • Figure out the best way to send your resume to
    employers (networking, U.S. mail, email, hand
    deliver, job fairs, TartanTRAK, alumni contact)
  • Follow-up two weeks later with each employer
  • Start a notebook and stay organized
  • Schedule times for your job search
  • BE PERSISTENT and BE PROACTIVE!

9
Get Ready for Job Search Decisions Decisions
  • Values/Priorities
  • What kind of employer/industry?
  • Geographic location?
  • Type of work/projects?
  • Atmosphere?
  • Be as flexible as possible

10
Prepare for Interviews
  • Wear a professional business suit
  • Practice your answers
  • Research the company
  • STAR (Situation, Task Action, Result)
  • Write a thank you letter/email after each
    interview and site visit
  • Did you know that employers may evaluate your
    campus interview? See Carol or Lisa to review
    your interview evaluations

11
Practice Your Interviewing Skills
  • If the company can only offer ONE site visit, you
    have to be THE best interview out of 12 students!
  • Think of the interview as a final exam-if you
    dont do well, you wont graduate or in this
    case, you wont get a job…….so STUDY!!

12
Schedule a Mock Interview
  • Two options (can choose both)
  • Real recruiter (starting Sept. 5)
  • Sign-up on TartanTRAK, Interview Connect with
    Employers, Event Type is open
  • Receive interview feedback
  • Your Career Consultant
  • Can be videotaped
  • Receive interview feedback
  • Sign up by calling 412-268-2064

13
Be Prepared for All Job Fairs
  • Prepare
  • Resume critiqued
  • Write and practice your personal commercial
  • Research the companies on the job fair websites
  • Tech Sunday September 25, 11am 3pm (UC)
  • www.cmu.edu/techsunday
  • Job Fairs
  • Technical Opportunities Conference (TOC)
    September 29 (UC) www.cmu.edu/toc
  • Business Opportunities Conference (BOC)
    September 30 (UC) www.cmu.edu/boc
  • WestPACS November 10 (Monroeville Expomart)
  • www.westpacs.org

14
Attend Workshops
  • You are not born knowing how to have a successful
    interview
  • These skills are learned
  • We offer many workshops on career-related topics
  • See new schedule at the beginning of each
    semester

15
Use TartanTRAK Effectively
  • Update and upload your resume
  • BEWARE even if you choose the option allow
    employers to search online in the M-TRAK resume
    database you still have to submit your resume
    to each position
  • There are TWO databases
  • 1st is Search Jobs Internships
  • 2nd is Interview Connect with Employers
  • Search Jobs Internships
  • National classified ads
  • Not campus interviews
  • Submit your resume for each position

16
Use TartanTRAK Effectively (contd)
  • Interview Connect with Employers
  • Resume Drops resume collection
  • Event type is resume drop
  • Mock Interviews practice interview with employer
  • Event type is open
  • Campus Interviews in the Career Center
  • Event Type is preselect
  • Submit your resume for each position you are
    interested in
  • Notice the many deadlines
  • Write down the preselect sign up date

17
TartanTRAK (continued)
  • Continually monitor Personal Dates to see if
    you were chosen for an interview
  • If you were preselected, then sign up for a
    specific interview time
  • Must cancel before 24 hours or TartanTRAK
    privileges will be revoked
  • Use an active strategy
  • Information sessions
  • Contact information
  • On-line CIT Resume Books
  • (in TT-Interviews a resume drop)
  • Dont use TartanTRAK as your only job search
    strategy

18
Gather Your People Network THE most powerful
job search strategy!
  • Family members
  • Faculty
  • Past supervisors
  • Alumni (use _at_the fence)
  • Colleagues
  • Tell everyone that you are job searching

19
SUPER Additional Resources
  • Career Search Database
  • 1.8 million potential employers---not job
    openings
  • Enter the url below and sign in with your andrew
    id and password
  • Then create your own username and password for
    careersearch
  • Able to save and download searches
  • Can limit search by location, industry and
    keyword
  • www.studentaffairs.cmu.edu/career/careersearch

20
SUPER Additional Resources
  • Alumni Database
  • www.cmu.edu/alumni
  • - click on _at_ the Fence
  • - click on New User and obtain a username
    and password (it is NOT your andrew id)
  • - click on Alumni Directory
  • - type username and password
  • - click on Custom Search

21
Use Career Centers Web Page http//www.cmu.edu/ca
reer
  • Employer websites
  • -Click Info. for Students---Click Employment
    Assistance--
  • -Click employer name
  • Salary statistics
  • Calendar of upcoming events
  • Career Quick Tips
  • Tips on career-related topics
  • Sample resumes, cover letters, how to interview,
    cost of living index, how to negotiate,
    networking
  • On-line career library- Vault.com and Wetfeet for
    company research
  • TartanTRAK

22
CAREER CENTER Library Resources
  • Dont need an appointment to use the library
  • Access to over 400 books on interviewing, company
    profiles, graduate schools, and resumes
  • Most books can be borrowed

23
Career Counseling
  • Meet with CIT Career Consultant
  • Discuss your specific career plans/ideas/wishes
  • Get advice on the graduate school decision
  • Learn how to negotiate…
  • how to juggle deadlines
  • Have your resume and cover letter reviewed
  • Help you stay focused

24
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT with Your CIT Career
Consultant
  • Carol Young
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering and Public Policy
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Call (412) 268-2064 for an appointment
  • caroly_at_andrew.cmu.edu
  • Lisa Dickter
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Call (412) 268-2064 for an appointment
  • dickter_at_andrew.cmu.edu

25
Job Search Ethics for Interviewing, Site Visits
and Job Offers
  • You are expected to --
  • Attend all scheduled campus interviews
  • Be on-time for campus interviews and site visits
  • Present your qualifications in a truthful manner
  • Honor all agreements made with recruiters. This
    is especially true with site visits.
  • Honor all agreements made with recruiters. This
    is especially true of accepting a job offer
  • Cease interviewing upon your acceptance of a job
    offer

26
Start Early
  • September
  • Keep using TT-Interviews
  • Attend information sessions
  • Sign-up for mock interview
  • Attend Tech Sunday
  • Attend job fairs TOC, BOC
  • Attend workshops
  • October
  • Keep using TT-Interviews
  • Follow-up with job fair contacts
  • Pursue list of potential employers
  • Start interviewing
  • August
  • Update resume and have it reviewed by Lisa or
    Carol
  • Upload new resume into TartanTRAK
  • Submit resume to specific positions on
    TT-Interviews
  • Create your list of potential employers
  • Gather your network

27
Timeline-continued
  • December
  • Like November
  • May start getting job offers
  • January
  • Like December
  • Negotiate and juggle
  • February
  • Like January
  • Make decision(s)
  • March
  • Like February
  • November
  • If you arent getting site visits, super charge
    your independent job search and visit Lisa or
    Carol
  • Continue interviewing
  • Start site visits
  • Send out more resumes
  • Follow-up more

28
Job Search Checklist
  • Review your resume and cover letter
  • Practice interviewing
  • Schedule a meeting with Carol or Lisa (8-2064)
  • Visit the Career Center Library and website
  • Develop a huge list of potential employers
  • Figure out the best way to send your resume to
    employers (networking, U.S. mail, email, hand
    deliver, job fairs, TartanTRAK, alumni contact)
  • Follow-up two weeks later with each employer
  • Start a notebook and stay organized
  • Schedule times for your job search
  • BE PERSISTENT and BE PROACTIVE!

29
NEXT STEPS (when you leave here…)
  • Update your resume by September 9
  • Update your TartanTRAK resume and user profile
    by September 9
  • Start submitting your resume in TT-Interview
    Connect with Employers for campus interviews
    (2nd database) by September 9
  • Have resume reviewed by Lisa or Carol at resume
    reviews by September 16
  • Schedule a mock interview by October 1
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