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CAST Networking Reception. Oakland University October 18, 2006. Sponsor Acknowledgement. Special thanks to: Beth Benson Gary Brancaleone OU Alumni Association OU Career Services. CAST. Connecting Alumni and Students Together Gain practical insight and explore career options with alumni

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cast networking reception

CAST Networking Reception

Oakland University

October 18, 2006

sponsor acknowledgement
Sponsor Acknowledgement

Special thanks to:

  • Beth Benson
  • Gary Brancaleone
  • OU Alumni Association
  • OU Career Services
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CAST

Connecting Alumni and Students Together

  • Gain practical insight and explore career options with alumni
    • Informational Interviews
    • Job Shadowing
    • Mock Interviews
    • Office Visits
overview
Overview
  • Discussion of Networking
  • Alumni Introductions
  • Activity
  • Networking
my background
My background
  • Boys’ Club of Royal Oak
  • Oakland University
  • Lanier Business Products
  • Unisys Corporation
  • Ajilon Consulting
adecco overview
Adecco Overview
  • 12 divisions
  • 71countries
  • $21Billion in sales
  • Largest employer in the world for staffing
ajilon overview
Ajilon Overview
  • Our Business
  • My role
  • Our hiring policy
  • Importance of networking in our industry
networking
Networking
  • What it means
  • When to get started
  • Why now
three key steps in networking
Three Key Steps in Networking
  • Assess
  • Identify
  • Market

(NACE, 2006)

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A.I.M.

Assess yourself and determine a career focus

  • Your career focus should include several types of occupations, industries, and companies

(NACE, 2006)

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A.I.M.

Identify and increase your network

  • Make a list of contacts
  • Identify activities to increase your network

(NACE, 2006)

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A.I.M.

Market your value

  • Don’t immediately ask about career opportunities
  • Request feedback on your career direction and resume
  • Ask your contact to identify additional contacts
  • Send thank-you notes

(NACE, 2006)

getting started
Getting started
  • Personal Contacts
  • Friends
  • Neighbors
  • Professors
  • Industry Seminars
  • Information Sessions
extending your network
Extending your network
  • Volunteering
  • Community Services
  • Minority Functions
  • Tutoring
  • Big Brother-Boys’ Club
  • YMCA – Little league sports
  • Professional associations
electronic networking
Electronic Networking
  • My Space
  • Facebook
  • OUCareerLink
  • Michigan Job Bank
  • Hot Jobs
  • Dice
  • Cautions!
image
Image
  • How do you want to be viewed
  • Resumé, Email, Voicemail, Dress
  • Background Information
  • Credit
  • Criminal record
  • Drug Screening
  • References
tell me about yourself
“Tell me about yourself”
  • ‘Elevator Speech’
  • 30 second overview of you
  • Personal Card
  • Website
  • Resumé
follow up
Follow-up
  • Phone Call
  • E-mail
  • Personal note
  • Resumé
  • Whatever they ask for!
keep in mind
Keep in Mind!
  • Courtesy
  • Purpose
  • Action
networking timetable freshmen
Networking Timetable-Freshmen
  • Get to know professors, advisors, fellow students
  • Participate in student organizations and activities
  • Consider joining a fraternity or sorority

(Quintessential Careers, 2006)

networking timetable sophomores
Networking Timetable-Sophomores
  • Develop your resumé
  • Conduct informational interviews
  • Continue to network with professors, other students, and people you work with
  • Think about obtaining an internship/ co-op

(Quintessential Careers, 2006)

networking timetable juniors
Networking Timetable-Juniors
  • Increase your network-generate a list of potential contacts/companies for which you would like to work
  • Sign up with a networking site
  • Connect with alumni
  • Join an online discussion group

(Quintessential Careers, 2006)

networking timetable seniors
Networking Timetable-Seniors
  • Narrow your list of dream employers
  • Join professional organizations
  • Maintain contact with professors, advisors, and students
  • Participate in CAST
  • Continue informational interviewing

(Quintessential Careers, 2006)

resources
Resources
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers. (2006). Job Choices: Diversity Edition. (49th ed.) Bethlehem, PA: NACE.
  • Oakland University Career Services. (2006). How to network with alumni. Retrieved May 1, 2006, from http://www2.oakland.edu/careerservices/students/HowtoNetworkwithAlumni.pdf
  • Quintessential Careers. (2006). Networking timetable for college students. Retrieved October 12, 2006 from

http://www.quintcareers.com/networking_timetable.html

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