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HOW TO CONDUCT A SUCCESSFUL JOB & INTERNSHIP SEARCH. Components to a Successful Job Search. Analysis & Assessment Job Campaign Design Marketing Materials Research Marketing Techniques Interview Training. ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT.

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Components to a Successful Job Search

Analysis & Assessment

Job Campaign Design

Marketing Materials

Research

Marketing Techniques

Interview Training


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ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT

Examine skills, accomplishments, and areas of interest

  • Utilize assessment tools (e.g., MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory)

  • Consider previous experiences (e.g., summer jobs, internships etc.)

  • Identify short- and long-term goals


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JOB CAMPAIGN DESIGN

Identify

  • What jobs/internships?

  • Where?

  • For whom?

    MAJOR TASK: Establish goals, time lines, and schedules


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MARKETING MATERIALS

Resumes

  • Decide on a format that best fits your needs (i.e., chronological, functional, or combined)

    • Create targeted resumes

      Cover letters

  • For advertisements and recruiters

  • Broadcast letters for contacts and direct mailings

  • Follow-up and thank you letters


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RESEARCH

Identify within field of interest

  • Potential employers

  • Associations and organizations

    Research job market information

  • Functional and geographic issues


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RESEARCHING JOB MARKET INFORMATION: TRENDS AND PROJECTED NEED

  • RECOMMENDED:

    • Occupational Outlook Handbook

      • http://www.bls.gov/oco/

    • O*Net

      • http://online.onetcenter.org

    • Career One Stop:

      • www.acinet.org/acinet

  • ADDITIONAL

    • Job Hunter’s Bible:

      • www.jobhuntersbible.com

    • Riley’s Employment Guide

      • http://www.rileyguide.com/


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SELF-MARKETING TECHNIQUES NEED

Proactive and Reactive Strategies

  • UTILIZE CAREER SERVICES!

    • UA CareerPath, OCR, CareerSearch, Vault, Career Library

  • NETWORK!

    • Alumni

    • Professors

    • Family and Friends


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    SELF-MARKETING TECHNIQUES NEED

    • Maximize the Internet

    • Contact potential employers to explore unadvertised positions

      • Identify decision-makers and networks for contacts at targeted employers

    • Actively respond to advertised positions

    • Attend on campus and off campus events (i.e., job fairs, recruiters)


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    INTERVIEW TRAINING NEED

    Prepare for traditional and behavior-based interview questions

    Prepare for various types of interviews (e.g., 1:1, phone, group)

    Practice interviews offered at Career Services

    Learn how to close the interview andestablish next-step procedures


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    ANY QUESTIONS? NEED

    Still unsure about your job/internship search?

    Have other questions and would liketo speak with someone?

    Please don’t hesitate to contact Career Services.


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    For more information, visit NEED

    Career Services, Science Library G-50

    www.albany.edu/cdc

    518.437.4900

    Drop-in Hours

    MWF: 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon &

    TTh: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    Appointments available upon request


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    THANKS FOR ATTENDING! NEED

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