CareerToolboxUSA Back-2-Work Program Presentation

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CareerToolboxUSA presents a Back-2-Work workshop specifically designed for audiences seeking job search success in today’s job market!

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CareerToolboxUSA Back-2-Work Program Presentation

  1. 1. BACK-2-WORKJOB SEARCH PROGRAM presented by CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  2. 2. WORKSHOP OBJECTIVE: Re-Ignite Your Job Search1. Provide a job search program appropriate for today’s job market2. Assist you in understanding, presenting & marketing the “value” of your services to hiring managers & organizations3. Identify useful resources CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  3. 3. TRADITIONAL JOB SEARCHResume Search Submit Offer Interview CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  4. 4. TRADITIONAL TRANISTION PERIOD JOB NO JOB JOB CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  5. 5. “TRADITIONAL” JOB SEARCH TODAYResume Search SubmitRevise Frustration No ReplyResume CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  6. 6. TRANISTION TODAY RESUME SEARCH UDATE RESUME SBMITJOB NO JOB JOB CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  7. 7. OBSTACLES + CHALLENGES  Valued education, experience & training • Technical • Professional • Interpersonal  Resume & on-line profile that reflects your value  Viable network of business contacts  Preparation • Financial • Behavioral  Willingness to relocate  History/background CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  8. 8. WANT DIFFERENT RESULTS? RESUME SEARCH UDATE RESUME SBMIT CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  9. 9. PROGRAM, PLAN or APPROACH…“We simply executed a plan that we were trained to do!” CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  10. 10. THE VALUE OF A JOB SEARCH PROGRAM JOB UNDER- JOB EMPLOYED CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  11. 11. THE VALUE OF EVERY JOB SEARCH HOUR $100 per hr ($800) $200,000 $50 per hr ($400) $100,000 $25 per hr ($200) $50,000 $12.50 per hr ($100) $25,000 L A B O R / J O B M A R K E T CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  12. 12. Where to Begin?CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  13. 13. THE BACK-2-WORK JOB SEARCH PROGRAM Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Your Your Marketing Networking The Services Marketing Material On-line & Interview Materials Distribution In-person Process CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  14. 14. WHERE ARE YOU IN THE PROGRAM? Are you unfamiliar Are getting Do you not You do not with social multipleAre you are get a find any job media & interviews unclear on response opportunities dread but no jobhow to even after you that you are starting offers or start your submit your a viable conversations immediately search? resume? candidate? with screened unknown out? people? CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  15. 15. Become The CEO:The “Value Statement” CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  16. 16. WHAT IS VALUE?“Value is that quality of anything which renders it desirable or useful”Monetary or material worth, as in commerce or tradeThe worth of something in terms of the amount of other things for which it can be exchanged or in terms of some medium of exchangeEquivalent worth or return in money, material, services, etc.Estimated or assigned worth; valuationDenomination, as of a monetary issue or a postage stampMagnitude; quantity; number represented by a figure, symbol, or the likeSignificance; favorable regard; merit, or importanceConsider with respect to worth, excellence, usefulness, or importance 18 listed! CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  17. 17. ECONOMY DRIVES HIRING VALUE’SBoom Economy Today’s Economy1. Increase functionality & 1. Profitability! features 2. Fiscal-based decisions2. Increase capacity 3. Timeframe: Here & now3. New equipment & systems 4. Operational focus4. Strategic focus 5. Optimize existing systems5. Look to future 6. Increase efficiency6. Investment 7. Operate cheaper7. Price 8. Consolidate CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  18. 18. ORGANIZE YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS  Diagram your ability to positively impact an organization  Use a non-linear graphical layout to represent the range of services you are capable of offering  Use the diagram to build an intuitive framework around your core service  Turn a long list of skills into a framework for representing your value so that it is clear, organized & memorable CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  19. 19. CREATING A VALUE STATEMENTFor the employer: For YOU:1. What does this candidate 1. What sort of company / bring to the table? environment do I thrive in?2. Why should an employer 2. What role am I happiest look at their resume? playing?3. What differentiates this 3. What differentiates one candidate from the employer from the next? others? 4. What do I need from my manager? CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  20. 20. The Marketing Materials:Resume & Cover Letters CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  21. 21. YOUR MARKETING MATERIALSResume Cover letters1. Myth vs. reality 1. Job specific2. Objective 2. Prospecting for a role3. Content 3. Professional 3rd party4. Format recruiter (headhunter) CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  22. 22. A PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE“focus on getting people to understand their personal valueproposition - I dont think enough job seekers take the timeto know that, and I dont think enough professional resumewriters take the time to help them figure it out. The netresult is that a lot of people are resorting to questionabletactics such as "dummying down" their resume instead of"smartening up" their job search strategy.” Resume Writer“As a professional resume writer myself Im amazed at whatpeople are using as their personal marketing documents.” Resume Writer CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  23. 23. ATTENTION TO DETAIL “The job search process is simply a LOT of simple things, done well over a long period of time!”CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  24. 24. YOUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL: 101! Check spelling & grammar: Configure word processor or email system to automatically do this! Avoid elaborate fonts & graphics Send a copy to yourself & print it out for review BEFORE sending! CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  25. 25. RESUME FORMAT YOUR NAME YOUR NAMEValue Statement Professional RESUME Experience Professional Experience UDATE RESUME Education/Training Awards Address Address CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  26. 26. RESUME FORMAT Professional Experience<Job Title> <From-To><Company Name>Responsible for . . . .Led . . . .Managed . . . .<Job Title> <From-To><Company Name>Responsible for . . . .Led . . . .Managed . . . . CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  27. 27. YOUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL: 102! Make sure dates on your resume do not overlap Facts or Figures that can be supported & make sense When emailing resume, DO NOT put "version #s" when saving the file Be consistent using periods Ensure ALL information on resume is consistent LinkedIn or Job Board postings CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  28. 28. HOW EFFECTIVE IS YOUR RESUME?Does your trusted friend have the abilityto answer these THREE questions:1. What do I do?2. Why am I a viable candidate for the position?3. How have other organizations benefited from hiring me? CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  29. 29. Resume Distribution: The Job Boards CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  30. 30. HOW EFFECTIVE ARE JOB BOARDS? 2011: External Hires Referrals (28%) Job Boards (20.1%) Career Site (9.8%) Recruiter Initiated (9.1%) College (6.6%) Rehires (4.3%) Social Media (3.5%) 3rd Party (2.8%) Print (2.2%) Temp Contract-to-Hire (2.1%) Career Fairs (1.9%) Walk-ins (.08%) Other (8.8%) CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  31. 31. Networking:On-line & In-person CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  32. 32. ESTABLISHING VIABLE BUSINESS CONTACTS What networking is & what it is not! On-line: Industry resources Use social media to formally present your services to hiring organizations In-person: Industry trade shows, seminars & conferences Networking groups Preparation is key CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  33. 33. LEVERAGE YOUR VALUEFunction as a consultantDevelop in-depth current knowledge of what’s happening in your industry / specialtyHow can revenues, costs & profits be affected?Consider how your skills would enhance the company’s ability to drive profitsStrongest value message requires wider perspectives into the hiring company’s organizationFocus on creating value & the OUTCOME of your services! CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  34. 34. THE SUNDAY PAPERS vs. SOCIAL MEDIA CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  35. 35. PROFESSIONAL PROFILEPhotograph EmailHead shot with a plain <First Name>.<Last Name>@ background Gmail.comSmile & no hats Hotmail.com Yahoo.com EtcPhone Email SignatureVoice mail <First Name>.<initial>.<Last Name>Name Phone numberProfessional, clear & upbeat Email address<Default Recording> LinkedIn-Facebook-Twitter URL buttons CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  36. 36. URL BUTTONSLinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin/in/<name>Facebook Profile: http://www.facebook.com/<name>Twitter Profile: http://twitter.com/<name>Google+ Profile: https://plus.google.com/<name>CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  37. 37. SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE RESOURCES General News Careers www.cnn.com Industry specific www.msnbc.msn.com Role specific www.forbes.com Technology Associations, Special Industry specific Interest Groups etc Role specific Best practices Industry specific Role specific CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  38. 38. PLANNING YOUR WEEK Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri RESUME SEARCH AM UDATE RESUME SBMITLunch PM CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  39. 39. The Interview Process: Closing the Deal CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  40. 40. PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEWThe Industry & Market Trends Competitors Current economic conditionsThe Company & The Role Financial results & the “media”! Question/answer: Focus on the What? Why? How? Your questions for the interviewerLogistics Where? When? With whom? The interviewer: Their hopes, dreams & desires! CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  41. 41. THE INTERVIEWAnswering those “tough” questions  Focus on the services & value that you would bring  Have the interviewer picturing you doing the job  Keep the same level of enthusiasm throughout EVERY interviewYour questions  Are not a memory test!  Are adaptable based upon the new information you have picked up during the interviewThe close  What are the next steps? In what timeframe?  Clearly re-state your interest in the role & your enthusiasm CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  42. 42. POST-INTERVIEW FOLLOW-UP1. What went well?2. What did not go so well?3. New things you learned about the company or the role?4. Were there any surprise questions?5. What is required in order to be prepared for the next step? CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  43. 43. WORKSHOP OBJECTIVE: Re-Ignite Your Job Search1. Provide a job search program appropriate for today’s job market2. Assist you in understanding, presenting & marketing the “value” of your services to hiring managers & organizations3. Identify useful resources CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  44. 44. OBSTACLES + CHALLENGES  Setting priorities  Time management  Money  Motivation  Peer, family &/or parental pressure  Stress CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  45. 45. NEXT STEPS: What are YOU going to do differently?1. Assess your efforts to date2. Have a program, plan or approach3. Get a “cheerleader” & allow time for what you enjoy4. Stick with it: Your resume indicates you have been previously successful at doing this a LOT! CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  46. 46. THANK YOU! CALL: 1.866.831.6651CONTACT: ENQUIRIES@CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM VISIT: WWW.CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM

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