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Playing Poker at the Craps Table: Job Searching and Networking. Ground Rules:. I am aware you had a lot of GREAT options during this time slot! Interrupt me! Ask that question. Tweeting, texting, and Facebook ! Before we begin…what did you think this was about?!. Career Management:.

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playing poker at the craps table job searching and networking
Playing Poker at the Craps Table:

Job Searching and Networking

ground rules
Ground Rules:
  • I am aware you had a lot of GREAT options during this time slot!
  • Interrupt me! Ask that question.
  • Tweeting, texting, and Facebook!
  • Before we begin…what did you think this was about?!
career management
Career Management:

Learning Objectives:

  • Restructuring and creating an exciting career path
  • Influencing factors in a well-rounded search
  • Professional development plans
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What we will cover:-Assessing your search-Maximizing opportunities-Doing due diligence-Development plans-Setting the stage (on boarding)

why do searches fail
Why Do Searches Fail?

Skill

Your skills = Actuality?

Motivation

Your experience The World

Fit

Is this job too small?

Is this job too big?

role of the seeker
Role of the Seeker

The skills/experiences desired for this position

- do you meet these requirements?

Your skills/experiences division/institutional goals

- do they mesh?

How is opportunity knocking?

- a light tap or a resounding bang

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Skills and obtaining them

“The” Position

Skills

You

Experience

market yourself
Market yourself

Your brand as a candidate is as important as a consumer brand.

the search process
The Search Process

Time to Go

Now

the search process1
The Search Process

Doesn’t have to be Linear

but, must be logical

the craps table
The Craps Table
  • Learning to be nimble, in some ways alone.
  • What is the most important thing you have learned in your lifetime that has prepared you for your next step, and what is left to learn?
  • How would those persons who have worked with you describe your best skills and attributes?
  • Please describe the most successful outcome of your work.
  • Where are headed in the next three to five years, and how is that aligned with your goals.
  • How will you learn to assess your progress continually?
due diligence
Due Diligence

Due diligence is about understanding and mitigating risk.

You assess risks from three vantage points:

The Work Place

The Position

Personal

who is playing poker at my table
Who is playing poker at my table?
  • Strengths assessment
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Ideal roles and responsibilities
  • Long term goals
  • Options
  • Choices
  • Your intuition
negotiating the waters
Negotiatingthe Waters

Six points for your future:

Plan

Start with the end in mind

Clarify positives

Find alternatives

Transferability

Resume and Cover Letter

written material
Written Material

Cover Letter

Resume

the art of interviewing
The art of interviewing
  • Skype Interviews vs. Phone interviews
  • Never go on an interview ___________
  • Tips for a well planned experience
  • Now what do I do?
follow through
Follow Through
  • By saying Thank You
  • If another candidate has been chosen, send a thank you email to the chair of the search committee within five business days
  • After the hiring decision has been made, ask for feedback whenever possible

AND

negotiation tips
Negotiation Tips
  • Be prepared
  • Never, ever, ever negotiate without an offer
  • Ask questions about expectations of success—yours and the department’s-will you be rewarded for this?
  • Answer questions honestly
  • Convey your enthusiasm in an honest way
  • Fit/Match
key aspects of an effective on boarding plan
Key Aspects of an Effective On-Boarding Plan
  • Assess
  • Engage
  • Strategize
  • Right people right roles
  • W, for the win
  • Manage communication relentlessly
key aspects of an on boarding developmental plans
Key aspects of an on-boarding/developmental plans:
  • Assess the new culture
  • Engage in the new culture
  • Get a strategy together around the burning imperative/stealth mandates
  • Get to know all the people quickly
  • Invest in some early wins
  • Manage communication relentlessly
thoughts to ponder
Thoughts to Ponder
  • Who do we tend to hire?
  • Learning to hire beyond our likes and dislikes
  • Collective wisdom
  • References, references, references!
  • Your network
developmental plans
Developmental plans:
  • Benevolently speak the truth even if your voice quivers
  • Help by setting a path with achievable outcomes
  • Evaluate annually, no matter what!
  • Work harder than everyone around you!
a soapbox
A Soapbox:
  • Learn to use data as a rubric for decisions
  • You are only as good as the humans around you, surround yourself with greatness
  • Stretch yourself to seek the truth from those around you, even when it hurts
  • Work hard, harder than people around you
  • Benchmark
  • Learn to see the tide changing
  • Relish in the opportunity to serve!
contact
Contact

Jennifer N. Hiatt

Executive Director,

Residence Life and University Housing

University of Arizona

hiatt@life.arizona.edu

520-621-6100

www.arizona.edu/life