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Job Search Strategies. Before you view this PowerPoint, go to View, then Notes Page, so you can see all of the extra information that make the slides more helpful!. Basic Job Search Strategies. How to Find (and Get) the Right Job. Job Search Strategies. Know Yourself

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    1. Job Search Strategies Before you view this PowerPoint, go to View, then Notes Page, so you can see all of the extra information that make the slides more helpful!

    2. Basic Job Search Strategies How to Find (and Get) the Right Job

    3. Job Search Strategies Know Yourself • What knowledge, skills, and abilities do you have • What do you like to do, What are your interests • What do you value • What are you really good at(Be honest)

    4. Job Search Strategies If You’re Unsure About Your Abilities or Interests • Self Assessments • MBTI • Strong Interest Inventory • StrengthsQuest • Informational Interviewing

    5. Job Search Strategies Worst Ways to Find a Job 1. Randomly mail out resumes to employers Success rate: 7% Data from The Savvy Intern

    6. Job Search Strategies Worst Ways to Find a Job 2. Answer ads in professional or trade journals appropriate to your field Success rate: 7% Data from The Savvy Intern

    7. Job Search Strategies Worst Ways to Find a Job 3. Answer ads in newspapers or online in other parts of the state or country Success rate: 10% Data from The Savvy Intern

    8. Job Search Strategies Worst Ways to Find a Job 4. Answer ads in local newspapers or online – The higher the salary, the smaller the chance of finding a job using that method Success rate: Up to 24% (again, depending on salary) Data from The Savvy Intern

    9. Job Search Strategies Worst Ways to Find a Job 5. Go to private employment agencies for help Success rate: Up to 24% (depending on salary) Data from The Savvy Intern

    10. Job Search Strategies Best Ways to Find a Job 5. Ask for job leads from family members, friends, people in the community, and staff at career centers. Ask them this one simple question: Do you know of any jobs in my field? Success rate: 33% Data from The Savvy Intern

    11. Job Search Strategies Best Ways to Find a Job 4. Make contact with any employers, factories, or offices that interest you, whether or not they have vacancies Success rate: 47% Data from The Savvy Intern

    12. Job Search Strategies Best Ways to Find a Job 3. Identify areas that interest you in, or near, the town or city where you live and then contact the employers in that field to find out whether they are hiring for the position that you can do — and do well Success rate: 69% Data from The Savvy Intern

    13. Job Search Strategies Best Ways to Find a Job 2. In a group with other job hunters, implement the previous method Success rate: 84% Data from The Savvy Intern

    14. Job Search Strategies Best Ways to Find a Job 1. Do your homework. Know your skills. Know the fields where you want to use those skills. Talk to people who have those kinds of jobs about how they found those jobs. Success rate: 86% Data from The Savvy Intern

    15. Job Search Strategies The Best Job Search Strategies Involve Networking • Talk to people who have jobs you might be interested in • Learn how they got into the field or that specific job • Research interesting organizations • Meet people from those organizations • Show value to those in your network (2 way street)

    16. Job Search Strategies Using Social Media in the Job Search • Know where to look • Facebook • LinkedIn • Twitter • Use related sites and applications • Twitscoop, TwitterJobSearch.com, www.linkedin.com/jobs

    17. Job Search Strategies Using Social Media in the Job Search • Communicate with relevant players • Groups • Likes • Show both interest and knowledge in the field • Demonstrate willingness and ability to learn

    18. Job Search Strategies Using Social Media in the Job Search • Keep online profiles both professional and current • Don’t limit yourself • Use every resource you can • NETWORK

    19. Job Search Strategies How to find available jobs online: • Sun Devil CareerLink (SDCL) – MyASU>Campus Services>Jobs&Careers>Sun Devil CareerLink • GoinGlobal (Log in through SDCL) • Indeed • Monster • Career Builder • Vault

    20. Job Search Strategies How to find other available specialty jobs: • Environmental Jobs - http://www.ecojobs.com/ • Science Jobs - http://www.aaas.org/careercenter/ • DICE (Tech) Jobs - http://www.dice.com/ • Non Profit Jobs - http://www.idealist.org/ • Human Rights Jobs - http://www.humanrightsjobs.com/ • Policy Jobs - http://www.policyjobs.net/

    21. Job Search Strategies How to find available jobs in person: Stay tuned to SunDevilCareerLink for: • ASU Career Fairs • ASU On Campus Recruitment • Information Sessions • Interviews • ASU College, Alumni, and Industry Mixers • Local or Regional Career Fairs • Industry Conferences

    22. Job Search Strategies Campus Recruiting Timeline: • If you are graduating in May, begin looking for jobs by October • Submit resumes by December • If you are graduating in December, begin looking by June • Begin submitting resumes by August • If you are looking for a summer internship, start looking in September • Many internships have application deadlines that fall between late September and November • Don’t procrastinate, start early

    23. Job Search Strategies How to land that job (once you’ve found it)! • Build a professional cover letter and resume • Create and maintain a professional presence online • Do your research! • Know the company culture, products, etc • Who runs the show; • Where do they have offices, fabs, etc • See the big picture • Know where you fit and what you can do for them

    24. Job Search Strategies How to land that job (once you’ve found it)! • Demonstrate passion for the organization, research, or product • Passion can trump both GPA and type of degree • Practice interviewing skills in advance • Dress professionally and be polite

    25. Job Search Strategies How to make the most of your job opportunity: • Work hard • Seek out extra work • Be a team player • Ask for feedback from supervisors and colleagues • Develop your skills • Challenge yourself as much as possible

    26. Job Search Strategies How to make the most of your job opportunity: • Keep track of your projects as you go • Build your portfolio throughout your career • Network with colleagues • Find a mentor • Learn as much as you can from him/her • Keep learning

    27. Job Search Strategies Additional Resources: • ASU Fulton Engineering Career Center • http://more.engineering.asu.edu/career/ • ASU Career Services • https://eoss.asu.edu/cs

    28. For More Information Connect with Fulton Engineering Career Center Phone: (480) 965-2966 Email: engineering.careers@asu.edu Website:  http://engineering.asu.edu/career Sun Devil CareerLink:MyASU>Campus Services>Jobs & Careers>Sun Devil CareerLink Facebook:Engineering Career Center Arizona State University