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Title: You


1
9/2011
Youre Hired How to Find Your Ideal Job
2
Agenda
Be Ready when the opportunity comes... Luck is
the time when preparation and opportunity meet
!!!
  • Introduction
  • Resume Preparation          
  • The Search                          
  • The Interviews                              
  • Final Decision Making

3
Which is the ultimate goal?
To find a JOB when you Graduate !
4
How you get there?
  • Do you have a plan?
  • Do you know what to include on your plan?
  • Education
  • Concentration
  • Grades - GPA
  • Graduate school
  • Skills
  • Language
  • Communication
  • Programming
  • Experience
  • School projects, IAP
  • Summer internship
  • Coop
  • Market yourself
  • Resume
  • Interviewing

4
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Agenda
  • Introduction
  • Resume Preparation          
  • The Search                          
  • The Interviews                              
  • Final Decision Making

5
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Your resume is the critical first step
Critical aspects to consider
  • Format
  • Objective
  • School information
  • Expected Graduating date
  • Concentration
  • GPA overall within major
  • Classes taken
  • Academic research, projects
  • Work experience
  • Global experiences
  • Internships
  • Leadership positions
  • Awards
  • Extracurricular activities

7
Resume Format
  • Length One page, unless you have significant
    work experience
  • Margins no less than 0.75 on all sides,
    recommends 1
  • Font size Should be no smaller than 9 and no
    larger than 16, 10 points is most used.
  • Font - Select easy to read, Times New Roman and
    Arial are most common
  • Dates All dates should be in reverse
    chronological order within any section
  • Sections
  • Objective - Should be specific see samples
  • Education- Comes next as it is your most recent
    accomplishment
  • Experience - Listed on reverse chronological
    order
  • Optional Sections May include any of the
    following
  • Honors and activities
  • Leadership and activities
  • Professional affiliations
  • Computer skills
  • Language skills
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Reference upon requests

8
Resume Objectives
  • Short sales pitch telling them what you are
    looking for and about yourself
  • Type of job you are looking for I.e. full time,
    coop, part time or internship.
  • Target specific job or industry
  • Some what general
  • Identify one or two skills or qualities,
    achievements that make you stand out
  • Focus on the employers perspective
  • Be concise
  • Be specific
  • EX1 To obtain a summer internship in electrical
    engineering field where strong technical skills,
    dedication and team work will add value to the
    operation.
  • EX2 Seeking software development coop position
    requiring exceptional programming, leadership and
    communications skills
  • EX3 Seeking a full time consulting position
    applying excellent analytical skills and strong
    work ethics to meet clients needs
  • EX4 Seeking an entry-level full time mechanical
    design position where internship experience,
    initiative and leadership will add value to the
    organization

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School information
  • Education Summary
  • College
  • Expected Graduation
  • Major
  • Concentration
  • Expected Graduating date
  • GPA overall and concentration
  • Course work
  • EX 1
  • University of PR Mayaguez
  • BS Electrical Engineering, Expected
    Graduation May 2012
  • Field of Specialization Control Systems GPA
    3.2/4.0 EE GPA 3.6/4.0
  • Related Course work
  • Electronic 12, Digital circuits design,
    Microcontrollers 12, Instrumentation,
  • EX2
  • UPR Mayaguez
  • BSEE Controls Systems May, 2012 GPA 3.2/4.0
    EE GPA 3.6/4.0
  • Related Course work
  • Electronic 12, Digital circuits design,
    Microcontrollers 12, Instrumentation,

10
Experience Tips
  • Remember your resume is your presentation card
  • List on reverse chronological order, with most
    recent first
  • Be truthful, dont exaggerate
  • List and elaborate on pertinent experience
  • May want to list non pertinent experience
  • Include specifics
  • No contributed to product design. 
  • Yes Conducted market analysis for (name of
    product) to determine design and mechanics.  Led
    changes to original design spec. despite initial
    developer objections.  Received critical acclaim
    and sold over 4 million units.        
  • Outlined achievements as well as responsibilities
  • Not just what was accomplished
  • What was YOUR role 

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Resume Tips
  • Basics
  • Outline
  • Length of resume?
  • Are there typos?
  • Is the resume easy to read?
  • Working while going to school?
  • Have you listed irrelevant information?
  • Is your formatting easy for resume systems (no
    pictures)
  • Use Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
    (SHPE)
  • Bi-lingual? Put this on resume!

12
Driven to achieve, manages execution
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Agenda
  • Preparation          
  • The Search                          
  • The Interviews                              
  • Final Decision Making

14
The Search How to Use Career Fairs
  • Prepare your strategy
  • Review the job fair map
  • Focus on companies that are looking for
    candidates with your education
  • Get to the career fair early!
  • You recruiters are refreshed
  • Shorter lines
  • Spend more time with interviewer
  • Opportunity for onsite interviews
  • Cover as many companies as possible
  • Talk to the right people                        
       
  • Take notes for follow up
  • Ask for business card
  • Send thank you letter 
  • Network at all events (its all about
    networks!)                             

15
The Search Other Ideas
  • Your professors have contacts
  • Your career center
  • Where did your classmates intern?
  • Your university alumni groups
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (in targeted city)
  • Connections through your family, friends
  • SHPE chapters (in targeted city) 
  • Research the companys job listing      
  • Awarding winning companies websites
  • Example Top 50 Companies for Hispanics, Fortune
    100, etc                      

16
The Search Communication
  • Communication is a KEY TO SUCCESS
  • Be positive and proactive
  • Have a 30 second commercial
  • Response time is CRITICAL
  • Companies look for
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • How will you interact with their customers?
  • How will you interact with their managers?
  • How will you interact with your teammates?
  • Will you be a leader?
  •            

17
Agenda
  • Preparation          
  • The Search                          
  • The Interviews                              
  • Final Decision Making

18
The Interview - Preparation
  • Schedule the interview
  • Dont let someone catch you between classes for
    phone interview
  • Do NOT play hard to get
  • Prepare for the interview - this is your chance!
  • Look for Job description on the web
  • Did classmates intern there? Get their insight
  • Hispanic Affinity Group? Get their insight  
  • Learn your resume, have a short story for each
    line of your resume
  • Bring 3-4 copies of your resume
  • Bring a port-a-folio presentation of your top
    projects, experience 
  • Dress appropriately for job interview
  • Want to look professional, not a party, not a
    fashion show!
  • Men - Dark suit (black, gray or blue), white long
    sleeve shirt and conservative tie, dark shoes,
    easy on the aftershave
  • Women Solid color conservative suit,
    coordinated blouse, tan or light hosiery,
    moderate shoes, limited jewelry, sparse make-up
    and perfume,
  • Link Dressing for Success

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The Interview
  • Let the interviewer control the interview
  • Let him feel comfortable
  • If the interviewer speaks English, speak in
    English
  • Eye to eye contact
  • Stay calm
  • Do not think about how you are doing, concentrate
    on the interview

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The Interview-cont
  • Seat straight, hands in front
  • Smile, be friendly
  • Speak loud and clearly
  • Answer the question, dont ramble
  • Read the interviewer
  • To answer technical questions, take your time, be
    clear, be correct
  • After you answer the question, stay quiet
  • Reduce questions, you do not want to take control
    of the interview
  • Use the port-a-folio when possible, demonstrate
    you know your work

21
Dinner Interview
  • Purpose of dinner interview
  • See how you behave in front of a customer
  • Your manners
  • You do not go to eat, You go to interview!!!
  • What to order?
  • What he/she orders, similar, recommends
  • Should you order alcoholic beverage?
  • Only if he/she orders
  • Table manners.
  • Bring your Port-a folio, be prepared

22
Agenda
  • Preparation          
  • The Search                          
  • The Interviews                              
  • Final Decision Making

23
Final Decision Making
  • For internships it is about OPPORTUNITY, it is
    not about MONEY
  • What are your options? 
  • Time to ask questions
  • Companys Intern Program
  • Do you get a real job
  • Do they develop you
  • Compensation
  • Relocation, Profit Sharing, etc
                              
  • Will this help prepare you?                       
           
  • For full time jobs
  • What are your options?      
  • Time to ask questions
  • Does the position align with your
    passion/education?
  • Growth potential
  • Location
  • Could this be a long term match?
  • Look at compensation package (profit sharing,
    stock options, overtime pay, benefits, stock
    purchase plan, vacations, ..)
  • Link How to evaluate your job offer

24
Key Communications !!!!
  • Cover Letter always send a cover letter with a
    resume
  • Differentiate send a Thank you letter after the
    interview, demonstrate your interest
  • Show your professionalism
  • Acknowledge no interest
  • Acknowledging the offer with a letter
  • Accepting the offer with a letter
  • Complete required paper work on a timely manner
  • Respond to phone calls and emails on a timely
    manner
  • Example letters available

25
Any Questions?
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Thank You!
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