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How do you search for a full-time job? . Career Development Center, SUNY College at Oneonta 110 Netzer Administration Building. Undertaking a Job Search . Start Early! Educate Yourself Research Your Chosen Industry Hidden Job Market Tell Everyone Use Several Methods. Screen Employers

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how do you search for a full time job

How do you search for a full-time job?

Career Development Center, SUNY College at Oneonta

110 Netzer Administration Building

undertaking a job search
Undertaking a Job Search
  • Start Early!
  • Educate Yourself
  • Research Your Chosen Industry
  • Hidden Job Market
  • Tell Everyone
  • Use Several Methods
  • Screen Employers
  • Know Employer Needs
  • Know Your Objective(s)
  • Desire and Enthusiasm
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Persistence Pays Off
  • Get Organized!
start early
Start Early!!
  • Currently over 2.4 million college graduates/yr
    • Stiff Competition
  • Average job search takes 6 months – 1 year
  • Don’t wait until after graduation!
research your homework
Research (Your Homework)
  • Yourself
    • What do you want?
    • What are your skills?
  • Position/Industry Desired
    • Job growth?
    • Potential for advancement?
  • Fields and Organizations
top skills qualities
Top Skills & Qualities
  • Communication
  • Work Ethic
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Problem-solving
  • Teamwork
  • Analytical
  • Flexibility
  • Computer
  • Detail-oriented
  • Leadership
  • Technical
  • Organizational
  • Self-confidence
  • Tactfulness
  • Friendly
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"If you are an average liberal arts major with few skills and no demonstrated excellence in anything, It can be hard to break into the job market. [College graduates] have to be driven and have skills. Hope is not a strategy."

preparation
Preparation
  • List of potential employers
    • Job/position description?
    • Research the company/organization
  • Résumé
    • Specific for every position
  • Letters
    • Cover
    • Recommendation
    • Thank you
where to search
Where to Search
  • Ads and Agencies
    • In print (Newspapers, Professional Journals, etc.)
  • Networking – the hidden job market
    • On-line - LinkedIn.com and Facebook?!
    • In person
  • Use the Internet
    • Be careful!
  • Use several methods at once!
follow through
Follow Through
  • Call Employers after 2 weeks
    • Be sure they received your materials
  • PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF!
    • Shows you are interested in the position
  • Thank You Letters
desire and enthusiasm
Desire and Enthusiasm
  • The job search can be an exciting time!
    • All your hard work begins to pay off
  • Don’t become discouraged
    • Treat your job search like a full-time job
    • Set manageable goals
resources available from the cdc
Resources available from the CDC
  • CDC Website
    • NACElink
    • Job searching links – current jobs
  • Career Library
    • Full-time job vacancies
    • Job banks
upcoming cdc workshops
Upcoming CDC Workshops
  • November 15: Internship Panel Features students and faculty
  • November 29: Interviewing 101: Tips and Strategies for Success