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Stand Out! . Job Search Strategies for Success! Heald College- Roseville 1/06/2014 . Jeff Dunn Campus Relations Manager Intel Corporation. JD’s Street Cred!.

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stand out

Stand Out!

Job Search Strategies for Success!

Heald College- Roseville

1/06/2014

Jeff Dunn

Campus Relations Manager

Intel Corporation

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JD’s Street Cred!

“I used the advice you presented Monday morning at a networking that night. Tuesday I got called for an interview. I used your Interview tips and I got a job offer on Wednesday!” 

- Alex M., from Bayside Career Workshop

what i know
What I know…
  • California 2013 job market- still at 9% unemployment
  • Many folks have been in job search for months
  • Posted job openings receive 100+ applicants
  • Job seekers often apply for many jobs and hear… nothing!
  • Many job seekers either lack experience or feel “Overqualified”

What can I do??

topics
TOPICS

What Employers Look For

Tips for Students

Networking Tips

Phone/Interviewing Tips

what employers look for
What Employers Look For

Relevant skills/experience

Critical-thinking/judgment

Initiative

Flexibility/Adaptability

Resourcefulness

Positivity

Team Player

Results/customer-orientation

topics1
TOPICS

What Employers Look For

Tips for Students

Networking Tips

Phone/Interviewing Tips

new graduate tips
New Graduate Tips
  • Network with past graduates (days)
new graduate tips1
New Graduate Tips
  • Use your school resources
new graduate tips2
New Graduate Tips
  • Informational interviews

“How did you get started in the field?”

new graduate tips3
New Graduate Tips
  • Highlight what you’re proud of:
        • New technology/skills
        • Team projects
        • How you make a difference!
new graduate tips4
New Graduate Tips
  • Contract/temporary positions
topics2
TOPICS

What Employers Look For

Tips for Students

Networking Tips

Phone/Interviewing Tips

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Networking

  • Many jobs never advertised- filled by referral networking

Bill

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Networking Math

Star

Sim

Bo

Nat

Cris

Dee

Sam

Bill

Don

You

Liz

Jim

Joe

Tom

Kat

Bob

Sal

Dan

Jill

Ron

Sam

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Power of Networking

JD’s Connections:“Your trusted friends and colleagues” 1515

Two degrees away:“Friends of friends; each connected to one of your connections” 330,000+

social media job search tips
Social Media Job Search Tips
  • Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
  • Groups
  • Strengthen Online network!
  • Leverage towards face-face meetings
networking tips
Networking Tips
  • Network strategically!
networking tips1
Networking Tips
  • Network during _______!
networking tips2
Networking Tips
  • Seek first to Help!
networking tips3
Networking Tips
  • Manage your brand!
networking tips4
Networking Tips
  • Be clear with others about what you want
how to track your network
How to track your Network!
  • Systematically stay in touch!
networking event tips
Networking Event Tips
  • Find out who will be there
  • Attend events your target prospects attend
  • Elevator speech
  • Business cards
  • The right attitude!
networking event tips1
Networking Event Tips
  • For more Networking tips and strategies, I recommend:
  • Smart Networking, by Liz Lynch
  • http://networkingexcellence.com/
topics3
TOPICS

What Employers Look For

Tips for Students

Networking Tips

Phone/Interviewing Tips

interview overview
Interview overview
  • Welcome/what to expect
  • Behavior-based questions to candidate
  • Overview of company/department
  • Overview/expectations of the opening
  • Questions from applicant
  • Close/next steps
interview briefcase
Interview Briefcase

What to

Bring

telephone interview tips
Telephone Interview Tips
  • Be ready for the call!
  • Speak slowly/loudly
  • Stand up!
  • Smile/enthusiasm (mirror)
  • Silence/clarify for understanding
  • Take notes/use your notes!
  • Ask for contact information
interview tip 1
Interview Tip #1

Communicate your Agenda!

List your top three job-related qualities (talking points)

For example:

Customer Service Supervisor

  • Supervisory experience
  • Able to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong computer skills
interview tip 2
Interview Tip #2

Memorize 5 - 7 “Success Stories”

Apply to Behavior-based questions:

  • Situation
  • Action
  • Result
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Interview Tip #2

How do I come up with great ‘Success’ Stories??

  • What are you proud of?
  • What have you done that you can measure?
  • What BIG things have you accomplished?
  • When did you deal with a difficult colleague?
  • What have you done in your field?
asking interview questions
Asking Interview Questions

ZERO QUESTIONS

ZERO INTEREST!!

You MUST ask at least one question!

“So, what do I ask??”

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Asking Interview Questions

“I read in the business journal your company is offering a new product….”

She’s done her homework. Impressive.

Ask great questions

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Asking Interview Questions

Show interest/ focus on future success!

  • “What do you expect me to accomplish in the first 60 to 90 days?”
  • “What are the common attributes of your top performers?”
  • “What are a few things that really drive results for the company?”
  • Ask about job factors to help you choose between multiple offers
  • “If this works out, in one year, how will I know it’s been successful year?”
  • “Is there anything else you need from me in order to move this forward?”
  • “Is there reason why you feel I am NOT a fit for this role?”
recap
RECAP

What Employers Look For

Tips for Students

Networking Tips

Phone/Interviewing Tips

questions take action
Questions?/Take action!

Jeff.m.dunn@intel.com