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Title: jobs tips

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
  • Purchase appropriate interview apparel
  • Focus on the employers needs

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

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

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

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!

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
  • Job Listing services
  • Great resume builders
  • Local Chapters

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

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

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
3 - Network Intelligently
  • Networking is not just about asking someone for a
  • Develop contacts and build long term
  • 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

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

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.

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

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