Loading in 2 Seconds...
Loading in 2 Seconds...
Job Search 2010 –Keep Your job search hot in today’s cool economyJob Search Stategies,Networking,&InterviewinG are KEY!! Judy Carley - email@example.com Student Employment Consultant Human Resources Administration, IUPUI http://www.hra.iupui.edu http://www.jagjobs.org
Information adapted from the workshop of Tracie Lowe Office of Academic and Career Development
How do I get started? • Know your product – Assessing Yourself • What type of job are you seeking? • What are your strengths, special skills, personal accomplishments? • How can you differentiate yourself from the competition? • Know your market • Do you know your target audience? • Have you done your research?
It is 2010 – how do I keep my job search hot? Tailor your presentations, don’t be generic - resume & other promotions materials Create a target list of companies - IBJ Book of Lists, phone book, Indianapolis internet research, drive around Make yourself & your skills more visible, post your resume on online job boards and attend job fairs, hunt for jobs all ways
Keeping It Hot… • Hone and utilize your 30-second ‘elevator pitch’ as often as possible • Make an effort daily. Every day talk to someone new or attend a networking event – move forward. Your worst enemy is inertia • Remember what the situation really looks like – if the IN unemployment rate is 9.9%, it means that 90.1% are still working – and all you need is a single job!
Hunt for Jobs ALL Ways • Applying directly to employers • Networking • Internet/online • JagJobs/your school’s Career office • Posting your resume on job boards • Job Fairs • Private Employment Agencies • State Employment Agencies www.careerconnect.com • Temporary employment permanent
Upcoming Career Activities • For IUPUI events go to: //events.iupui.edu/calendar/?cal_id=97 3/3 – Intern Connections Spring Fair 3/9 – Student Internship & Career Conference 3/9 – Business Etiquette Dinner 4/1 – IUPUI ‘Just In Time’ Career Fair 9/2 – IUPUI Student Employment & Experience Fair
How to Access Your Network Information adapted from the workshop of Nichole Williams, NCC, MCC Director, IU Alumni Career Services
Why Should We Put Ourselves Out There? • Access the “Hidden Job Market” • Learn important information • Sell Yourself • Get Advice • Receive Referrals
Did you know? That 80 to 90% of jobs are found through networking (the “Hidden Job Market”). Here’s why…
What does this mean for you? • Job boards are useful, but spend only 20% of your time using them • People do find jobs on them • Tailoring your resume and cover letter is key • Finding someone from within the company to ALSO turn in your resume can help • So what do you think you should spend the other 80% of your time doing?
What networking is… • Networking is creating and sustaining professional relationships over time that are: • Sincere • Mutually beneficial • Fun • Networking is paying it forward – you help me and I help you – that is the way the world works
Start close to home • Call current and previous colleagues, friends, acquaintances and invite for lunch or coffee • Call/e-mail just to say “Hi” and see how they’re doing • Send articles of interest • Send holiday cards • Use your Facebook network and Twitter in a professional way
Beyond Your Personal Network • Join a professional association • Use your IU connections • Join LinkedIn • Find groups in your industry, join, and participate in discussions • Use in conjunction with the IU Alumni Directory • Volunteer • Learn about your field firsthand, connect with others • Attend a networking event • 15-30 second commercial • Get to know people on a personal level
Professional Organizations Doctor, Dentist, other IUAA Volunteer Organizations Conference Speakers Friends Social Events Family Supervisor YOU Sports Clubs Gym Former Professors Past Advisor Prospective Networking Contacts
Hidden Gem for the Hidden Job Market • The informational interview can be the key to an effective job search • Don’t ask for a job, don’t even say you’re looking for a job, ask only for information • Example email: • Hello Mr. Anderson, My name is Dave Smith. I was referred to you by my golf partner, John Price. I am have been doing some soul-searching lately about what my next career should be and I’ve found that I’m very interested in the field of public relations. Would you have a moment to share a bit about the field and your job, what you do on a daily basis, what you like and dislike about it, how you got into it, etc?
Example questions • How did you get into this field? • What is a typical day like? • What kind of preparation is typical to get into this field/position? Is that really required or just the typical approach? • Who else does this? What other companies do this? • What ensures continued advancement in this field? (If an advanced degree is mentioned – Ask: what is the best time to get it?) Do you need to rotate through different departments to advance? • What is a typical career path out of this position or field? What does this prepare you for next? What is next for you? • What advice would you have for someone like me?
Most important question • “Do you know of anyone else that might be good for me to talk to?” • The power of networking isn’t necessarily who you know, but can be the people they know and can help get you there! • And do not forget to send a THANK YOU – they took time from their busy schedule to meet with you and a thank you is a bridge…
The Art of InterviewinG Information adapted from the workshop of Caroline Dowd-Higgins Director of Career & Professional Development IU Maurer School of Law - Bloomington
What are employers looking for? • Can you do the job? • Provide concrete examples of this during interview • Will you fit into our workplace? • Reliability, work ethic, flexibility, personality • Are you enthusiastic about working for us? • Express a sincere interest in THIS position
Do You Have These Qualities/Skills? Qualities Employers Seek: • Communication Skills • Honesty/Integrity • Teamwork Skills (Works Well with Others) • Strong Work Ethic • Analytical Skills • Flexibility/Adaptability • Interpersonal Skills • Motivation/Initiative 2008 Job Outlook Report: www.naceweb.org National Association of Colleges & Employers
Be Prepared • Know yourself & your resume • Know your skills, knowledge, and experiences • How do they match the job description? • Consider your major accomplishments • Be prepared to talk about anything on your resume • Know the organization & industry • Research the website and recruiting materials • Contact people in your network • Practice, practice, practice • Review commonly asked questions • Conduct a role play or mock interview
Know Your Market! • What are the needs of your potential employer? • Research the business. Be able to communicate your knowledge about the company to your potential employer • Know the field and understand trends. If you haven’t done your homework, someone ELSE who is interviewing for this job will have • Visit www.indianacareerconnect.com/ for trends specific to IN and our region
Get the Job with Great Interview Skills • Know yourself (skills, experience, future goals) • Research the organization • Know your resume - Be prepared to answer questions about your experience. Review commonly asked questions - Demonstrate accomplishments with EXAMPLES Use the C-A-R method: Circumstance-Action-Result • Develop a rough script and PRACTICE!!! • Prepare questions YOU will ask the interviewer • Send thank-you notes and follow up!
Commonly Asked Questions • “So, tell me about yourself…” • Focus on professional, not personal • Explain who you are and your interests as connected to employer • “What are your strengths?” • Relate to job description and give examples • “What about a weakness?” • Be honest, we all have one! • Put a positive spin on it
What to Wear MEN • Suit, darker color preferred • Pressed shirt • Conservative tie • Polished shoes • No wallet bulge • NO cologne WOMEN • Suit with pants or skirt, neutral color • Neutral hosiery • No dangling jewelry • Conservative shoes • No purse • NO Perfume
Getting There • Know where you are going, how to get there • Arrive about 10 minutes early, don’t be late! • Leave “baggage” in the car • Consider using a portfolio • Remember to BREATHE! • First impressions are key!
The Interview • Show your enthusiasm • Maintain eye contact • Be aware of body language • Control nervousness • Embrace your inner confidence • Avoid speaking softly, trailing off, continued talking • Be ready to PROVE anything you say! • Ask thoughtful questions • Get interviewer’s business card
Thank You Notes • Could be a letter, handwritten card, or an email • All require the same level of professionalism and attention to detail • Can hurt you just as it can help you • A chance to reemphasize your strongest qualifications and interest in position • Restate your appreciation
Interviewing Tips • You are interviewing the employer as much as they are interviewing you! • Preparation overcomes most obstacles, including nerves • Be an engaged listener • Remember to BREATHE!
Reasons People Don’t get Hired • Poor personal appearance • Overly aggressive • Inability to express information clearly • Lack of interest or enthusiasm • Lack of practice for interview • Nervous, lack of confidence • Over emphasis on money • Lack of courtesy and tact • Unwilling to start at the bottom • Lack of eye contact
Keys to effective job searching: • Know yourself– Strengths, accomplishments, achievements, values, interests, personality, & skills • Know the market/organization– Where are the jobs? What does it take to get one? What skills and qualities are employers looking for in YOU? Do you have them? • Networking- are you making contacts with the right people? Are you following up on referrals? • Resume– does it sell you? Do you stand out from your peers? Are you talking about accomplishments? Is it tailored to individual positions? • Interviewing– can you ARTICULATE your skills and abilities? Do you give examples of your achievements?
Thanks for coming! • Know yourself and what you have to offer • Know the market; trends, skills needed, etc. • Make connections with people who can help • Create a powerful resume • Practice interviewing to build confidence, polish • Stay organizedand FOLLOW UP! Take these steps for a more productive, successful job search!