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  1. Job Search Strategies 2011/2012 UBC Career Services

  2. Learning Objectives Identify the hidden job market and points of contact for job seekers Describe methods for gathering information and resources for your job search Describe the characteristics of a typical day of job search

  3. Where do you look for jobs? Online postings and listserv postings for everyone 80% of jobs are not posted

  4. How searchers look for work 80% by responding to job ads online or in newspaper 20% through network of personal & professional contacts Where should you put your energy? How employers look for workers 80% through network of personal & professional contacts 20% advertise a job opening online or in newspaper Personal Connections 20% AdvertisedPostings 80% 80% 20%

  5. Points of Contact for Job Seekers Networking Career fairs Volunteering Information interviews Warm/cold calls Mentoring Job shadowing Internship, short-term contract, part-time work

  6. Information Interview Last 15-30 minutes Include you and a professional What makes an effective question? Specific Shows an interest in the other person Shows that you have done research and are informed Not just “What is in it for me?”

  7. Drill Deeper with Questions

  8. LinkedIn Like Facebook for professionals/job seekers Upload your contact information and build an online resume Meet new people in discussion groups Learn more about a company

  9. Job Resources Business in Vancouver magazine Employer directories Online job sites Industry associations Career Cruising UBC CareersOnline

  10. Job Postings Who’s hiring, and what positions exist What job titles really mean If departments are growing… Hiring for entry level? Hiring for a manager? Can you ask for an information interview?

  11. Job Search Process How long will you be looking? What to do? 6-12 months Part-time work, volunteering, etc. Typical day may look like:

  12. Make a Stronger Impact • Apply online Versus

  13. Next Steps Identify one resource you will use in the next 7 days and describe how you will use it

  14. For more information: