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1
Keys to a Successful Job Search
2
True or False
  • If there are several applicants for one position,
    the person with the best qualifications generally
    gets the job offer.

False
3
True or False
  • The Human Resources Office does all the hiring
    and firing, so thats the first place to contact
    if you are looking for a job.

False
4
True or False
  • The most effective way to get job interviews is
    the old adage, See a guy who knows a guy, A
    technique known as Networking.

True
5
True or False
  • It is important to include every job you ever
    held when writing a resume.

False
6
True or False
  • A job interview is really a sales presentation by
    the applicant. Therefore, the job seeker must
    sell his or her personality, potential,
    strengths, and experience.

True
7
True or False
  • Approximately 2 of job seekers are successful in
    obtaining an interview when responding to a blind
    ad.

True
8
True or False
  • The job application is considered a tool of the
    employer, while the resume is considered a tool
    of the job seeker.

True
9
Before you start knocking on doors, youll want
to prepare for your search.
  1. Self Assessment
  2. Explore Career Options
  3. Research Employers
  4. Prepare Job Search Materials

10
A self assessment will help you identify what you
are looking for in a job.
  • You should be able to
  • Describe what you want to do
  • Match your skills, values, and interests to
    career fields and job titles
  • Research your career fields

11
Researching Employers can help you learn about
the organization and determine your place in it.
  • Make a list of preferred employers to target
  • Learn more about the employers by researching
  • Consider conducting informational interviews
  • Newspapers
  • Fellow Professionals
  • Competitors
  • Internet
  • TechConnect
  • Employer Websites
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Job Related Search Engines
  • Annual Reports
  • Trade Associations

12
Prepare Job Search Materials
  • Prepare an effective resume and cover letter
    getting a job is SALES!
  • 1 page accomplishments based resume
  • Proof-read!
  • Practice interviewing
  • Review practice questions before going to an
    interview
  • Purchase appropriate interview apparel
  • Focus on the employers needs

13
Top 10 Job Search Survival Tips
  • 10. Consider Volunteering
  • 9. Consider Temping
  • 8. Eat Right, Sleep and Exercise
  • 7. Join a Professional Association
  • 6. Timing
  • 5. Emotional Support
  • 4. Use the Career Center
  • 3. Network Intelligently
  • 2. Turn off your computer
  • 1. Give yourself a Break

14
10 - Consider Volunteering
  • Volunteering with help build your network of
    local professionals
  • It also may provide experience in your field.
    For example A marketing student may help plan
    and advertise for a fundraising event

15
9 - Consider Temping
  • Working for a Temporary Agency has many benefits
  • Get your foot in the door of a good organization
  • Try before you buy You are able to try out an
    organization without much of a commitment
  • Get valuable professional work experience
  • Meet professionals working in your field
  • Earn a few dollars during your job search

16
8 - Eat Right, Sleep and Exercise
  • You will be more alert mentally, if you take care
    of your physical health
  • Take advantage of the nice weather get outside
    and enjoy it!

17
7 - Join a Professional Association
  • Professional Associations provide
  • Journals
  • Provide up to date information about your field
    (great for interviews)
  • Highlight the movers and shakers in your field
  • Provide connections to professional development
    and conferences
  • Access to member information great for
    networking!
  • Job Listing services
  • Great resume builders
  • Local Chapters

18
6 - Timing
  • Good jobs dont stay open long- act immediately
    if you are interested in a position

19
5 - Emotional Support
  • Looking for a job can be a stressful endeavor
  • Rely on your family and friends for support

20
4 - Use the Career Center
  • Use the Career Center in person or online
  • Individual appointments to assist with your job
    search strategies are available
  • Check out our office for the latest job search
    news, job listings, workshops, networking
    opportunities and links to area employers

News Paper
JOB PORTAL
21
3 - Network Intelligently
  • Networking is not just about asking someone for a
    job
  • Develop contacts and build long term
    relationships
  • Most jobs come through people who know you and
    your skills
  • Tell everyone you know that you are looking and
    what you are looking for
  • Networking 30-49
  • Direct contact with Decision-Makers 19-37
  • Published Job Openings 15-24
  • All others 1-16

22
2 - Turn off your computer
  • The internet provides a massive amount of
    information, however it does not replace valuable
    personal interaction
  • Use your computer as one of many tools necessary
    for a successful job search, not the only tool
    for your job search
  • Most people find jobs through other people, not
    via the internet
  • For each hour you spend online, try to match it
    with one hour of phone calls and personal
    interaction

23
1 - Give yourself a break
  • Dont be too hard on yourself. A job search can
    be a difficult task.
  • Dont try to compare yourself to others, the job
    you decide to take has to be right for you.

24
Your goal is multiple job offers!
  • You have the most control when you have choice
  • You have no decisions to make until someone makes
    you an offer
  • Pursue every option until you get an offer

25
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