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Find A Job

  1. 1. Things to doto find a job
  2. 2. YOUR GOLDEN RULE 1: I WILL CALL PEOPLE ON THE PHONE
  3. 3. RULE 2: I UNDERSTAND THATMOST JOBS ARE NOT ADVERTISEDand therefore I won’t find them advertised on the internet
  4. 4. RULE 3: I WILL STOP SPENDING THE ENTIRE DAYSENDING RESUMES TO PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW ME
  5. 5. RULE 4: MY CONNECTIONS ARE THEEASIEST AND FASTEST WAY TO FIND A JOB: I HAVE MANYCLASSMATES, FRIENDS, FAMILY, TEACHERS ETC
  6. 6. To simplify, we will assume thatThe manager recruiting is female 
  7. 7. The manager is busy gets too many Emailsreads only the most important ones works on too many projects and could DO EVEN MORE if you worked in her teamShe has little or no time to find you
  8. 8. NOTE: Jobs are not advertised because: The procedure takes precious time write job description, update the advertisement, receive and read all CV, invite for interviews etc The procedure can be expensive The manager (from experience) does not believe she will find the right person The company is not allowed to advertise externallyThe company does not want/know to advertise externally etc
  9. 9. TO DO ACTIONS:
  10. 10. Call people on the phoneMany stop everything they do to answer the phone Some are too busy to read every Email Phone = important
  11. 11. Find the best person to contact in the business:the manager who may need you in her group or can help you find the colleagues who need more staff and their contact details
  12. 12. Send your CV to the technical manager =the person who is the most interested to have you work for her after you called her on the phone or saw her face to face or after she heard about you
  13. 13. On the phone ask questions about open projects, skills requiredUnderstand what the manager needsIf you find out that other managers need more staff do not hang upbefore you get their contact details
  14. 14. Ask as many questions as neededto understand what the manager needs The manager doesn’t always know!!but can find out more by talking to you
  15. 15. The notes you takecan be used to rewrite your resume, cover email & during the interview to say the things the manager wants to hear
  16. 16. Look for products that interest you It’s easier to get a job when you are truly interested Research which companies are making this product or providing the serviceFind via Internet, magazines, newspapers.
  17. 17. ASK YOURSELFWHAT DO I LIKE?
  18. 18. Call the business, research on the internet to get the name of the managerresponsible for the product, producing it, designing it or whatever depending on your expertise This is the person you should contact
  19. 19. Some teams publish their findings in technical publications that you can find online with their contact detailsIf you want to talk to someone in particular thanks to the internet with the name of the person and business you will find a way to talk to her
  20. 20. Online networks can be usefull to find contact details depending on the country: Linkedin, Xing, etc Add your profile on Linkedin!
  21. 21. Get yourself nice business cards You don’t need many but high quality A business card reflects who you areDon’t wait to get a job to have your own
  22. 22. Find your employer at fairs, trade shows In London: ExCel, Earls Court…Look for FREE entries to fairs and events on topics that interest you Don’t lie to yourself Go where you likenot where you think it looks good to be
  23. 23. There are fairs about EVERYTHING EVERY INDUSTRY needs staff Travel, fashion, HR, advertisement, furniture, gaming, toys, books, fitness,pharma, sports, investors, optics, software etc etc etc
  24. 24. At the fair, talk to peopleAsk questions about their product Be curious Take their business cardsDon’t wait for them to call you back They are too busy!Even if they could really need you! You have to call them
  25. 25. If you can’t go to the fair, look on the website which companies were present the previous year The size of the stand is representative of size of the businessMeet companies from different countries! Great if you want to work abroad
  26. 26. Go to start-up events that are advertised online(Meetup.com, Linkedin etc) Read blogs about start-ups Go to co-working spacesGet in touch with businessesthat already have a product
  27. 27. THE DON’T LIST:
  28. 28. Do you believethat if you send an email someone will read it ?
  29. 29. During your first contact if the person doesn’t know youand you are unsure who you must approach don’t say right away that you are looking for a job or you will be sent to Human Resources = GAME OVER (in most cases)
  30. 30. Don’t send your resume to HR without having contacted a technical manager before
  31. 31. Say that you are looking for a job is rather passive Better say that you would like to“work on a product” or “work in finance” Use vocabulary that reflects ACTIVITY
  32. 32. Don’t go to fairs for students where you meet another 1OOO who have the same skills(Unless you plan to talk to a manager for longer than 5 minutes)
  33. 33. Don’t send you CVand wait for something to happen Nothing will happen You have to talk to people
  34. 34. Don’t think for hours what you could write in the “cover letter”After talking to the manager who needs you you will know what to write A short Email is better The manager has no time to read long letters
  35. 35. Don’t send your resume without having a cluewhat you could do in the business You have to find out before … talking to people
  36. 36. Please do not ask for a job in a business where you are not interested in the service or the product The universe is thanking you
  37. 37. Do not speak about things you do not know how to doDo not speak about your weaknesses Speak about what you can do Think about what the manager wants to hear
  38. 38. Do not send a massive amount of resumes day after day Choose Quality Over Quantity
  39. 39. Do not believe your resume is perfectWe’ve seen too many REALLY BAD ones
  40. 40. FINDING A JOB ABROAD?
  41. 41. You know someone who works abroad contact her You know a company next doorwith a branch in an interesting foreigncountry, contact the one next to you
  42. 42. Essentially you can use the same method to find a company in your own country or abroad
  43. 43. Send your resume in English or in the language of the foreign countryDo not say that you want to work for the company to improve your English (you are interested in the tasks) Do not say that your English is bad everything is relative
  44. 44. Make sure that whatever you write can be understood by a foreigner Ask yourself if a foreigner who did not live your lifecan understand every line of your resume
  45. 45. REMEMBERA negative answer does not mean that the company does not want/need you This is your interpretation The person you will contact is not = the business in most cases
  46. 46. REMEMBER DO WHAT YOU LIKELISTEN TO YOUR HEART GOOD LUCK! Alexandra Grandpierre

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