Job and Internship Search Strategies - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – Job and Internship Search Strategies PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: bffa-OWFlN



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Job and Internship Search Strategies

Description:

During Your Search Remember... No specific job strategy will work for every applicant! ... Allow extra time to conduct your job search. ... Job Search ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:53
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 21
Provided by: katien3
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Job and Internship Search Strategies


1
Job and Internship Search Strategies
Presented by Pomerantz Career Center
2
Pomerantz Career Center
  • Serves students and alumni on the UI campus
  • Is located just north of the Pappajohn Business
    Building
  • For more information please visit our web site
    www.careers.uiowa.edu. You can also get a copy of
    our career guide online or in our office.

3
Presentation Overview
  • Self-Assessment
  • Research
  • Networking
  • The hidden job market
  • Implementing/managing your search
  • Mistakes to avoid

4
During Your Search Remember…
  • No specific job strategy will work for every
    applicant!
  • Be flexible.
  • Be persistent.
  • Allow extra time to conduct your job search.
  • 3 key steps - Assessment, Research and
    Implementation.

5
Self Assessment
  • What do you want to do? what do you find
    enjoyable? Helps to narrow audience
  • Informational interviews talk to friends,
    family, faculty members. Identify likes/dislikes
  • Ask yourself questions - ex. What was your
    favorite class? To gain insight

6
Research - How Do You Find Your Company…
  • Job listings (newspapers, magazines)
  • Targeted mailings (letter of inquiry)
  • Internet resources USAJOBS, Career Builder,
    websites of individual employers, professional
    associations, etc.
  • Career Services UI Employment Expo,
    http//www.careers.uiowa.edu/

7
Research Employers
  • Employers expect it
  • Displays your seriousness, thoroughness and
    attention to detail
  • Helps to personalize cover letters and resumes,
    and answer questions appropriately
  • Helps determine your fit with the organization

8
What to Learn About a Company
  • Description of job responsibilities
  • Personnel information (NAME, policies, relevant
    information of executives)
  • Organizational culture, goals, and strategies.
  • Size, age, location, history, ownership
  • Products or services, major competitors, recent
    development, expected growth

9
Research - Networking
  • Identify your resources!!
  • Professors classmates friends parents of
    friends parents friends of parents family neighbor
    s . . .
  • Use your resources!!!
  • Informational interviews
  • Job shadow externship
  • internships

10
Research - Networking
  • TALK to people engage in conversation start
    with people you know
  • Enlist support, discuss you, gather information.
  • Attend informational sessions on campus
  • Contact human resource department
  • Get involved in student organizatinos

11
Network through Informational Interviews
  • Make courteous initial contact
  • Ask for information….NOT a job
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Be politely persistent
  • Try to obtain several referrals from each person
    you contact
  • Follow up and keep them informed of your progress
  • Thank them

12
The Hidden Job Market
  • Approximately 80 of available positions are
    never advertised they rely on personal contacts
  • Make contact before an employer knows they need
    you

13
The Hidden Job Market
  • Most employers prefer informal and personal
    methods of identifying employees, and believe
    personal contacts result in more in-depth,
    accurate information.
  • Networking does not eliminate the need to use
    other job-search methods, but it will produce
    helpful referrals.

14
Other Useful Resources
  • Mock Interviews
  • Volunteer
  • Create your own position during organization
    change
  • Job Agencies
  • Internet want ads

15
Implementing/Managing Your Search
  • Organize yourself with a system
  • Keep records of initial contacts and follow-ups
  • Set reasonable daily/weekly goals for your career
    search
  • Continue to assess process
  • Update/review resume with a Career Advisor

16
Evaluating an Unsuccessful Job Search
  • If youve searched for 6 months, you may need to
    redirect your search or gain experience
  • Take a temporary position or internship
  • Volunteer work

17
Redirect Your Search
  • Clarify goals and redefine options broaden or
    narrow them
  • Have your resume reviewed by a Career Advisor or
    other professional
  • Geographic restrictions
  • Do your skills match with the needs of the
    company?

18
8 Common Job Search Mistakes
  • 1. Relying on one strategy
  • 2. Lack of focus/career objective
  • 3. Failure to identify and use network
  • 4. Targeting only large employers
  • 5. Failure to followup
  • 6. Unprofessional materials/appearance
  • 7. Impersonal approach
  • 8. Underestimate time needed to search

19
Keep It In Perspective
  • Dont take rejection personally…
  • Maintain a balance between job search and
    everyday routine
  • Remind yourself of your skills and
    accomplishments
  • Use your resources
  • Be persistent - you will find employment

20
  • Thank you for visiting our web site
  • Pomerantz Career Center
  • 100 Pomerantz Center, Suite C310
  • Iowa City, IA 52245
  • www.careers.uiowa.edu
  • 319-335-1023
About PowerShow.com