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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
Components to a Successful Job Search

Analysis & Assessment

Job Campaign Design

Marketing Materials

Research

Marketing Techniques

Interview Training

analysis and assessment
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
job campaign design
JOB CAMPAIGN DESIGN

Identify

  • What jobs/internships?
  • Where?
  • For whom?

MAJOR TASK: Establish goals, time lines, and schedules

marketing materials
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
research
RESEARCH

Identify within field of interest

  • Potential employers
  • Associations and organizations

Research job market information

  • Functional and geographic issues
researching job market information trends and projected need
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/
self marketing techniques
SELF-MARKETING TECHNIQUES

Proactive and Reactive Strategies

  • UTILIZE CAREER SERVICES!
      • UA CareerPath, OCR, CareerSearch, Vault, Career Library
  • NETWORK!
      • Alumni
      • Professors
      • Family and Friends
self marketing techniques9
SELF-MARKETING TECHNIQUES
  • 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)
interview training
INTERVIEW TRAINING

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

any questions

ANY QUESTIONS?

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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