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    • Job Searching and Networking Amy O’Donnell Career Development Lecturer [email_address] ST 2012 419-530-2422
    • For Starters
      • Job searching is individualized and requires commitment and ownership
      • Make job searching part of your routine by planning it into your day or week
      • Recognize that more than 80% of all available jobs are never posted anywhere
      • Prepare to shop the “hidden market”
    • Familiar Strategies
      • Newspaper Classifieds
      • Internet Job Boards/Career Sites
      • Company Websites
    • Less Familiar, but Most Effective
      • Networking
      • Targeting and researching employers
    • Search for “Sources”
      • Internet job banks
      • Company websites
      • Career websites
      • Newspaper classifieds
      • Professional associations
      • Student organizations
      • Chambers of Commerce
      • Trade or technical journals/magazines
      • Search firms
      • Employment agencies
      • Current employers
      • Job fairs
      • Career services offices (COBA Business Career Programs)
    • COBA Students
          • Business Career Programs ( Have you registered with Business Career Programs, yet?)
          • Referrals, On-campus Interviews and Job Fairs
          • Job Search Portal
      • COBA Student and other Student Organizations
      • Faculty
      • Career Services in the Student Union
      • Alumni—both COBA and University-Student Alumni Association (SAA)
    • Business Career Programs
      • Students are referred for internships
      • Permanent job seekers are asked to indicate interest in positions prior to their credentials being sent
      • Activity can be tracked
    • Business Career Programs
      • Students can view/update their profile and resume, seek available positions and view referrals
      • When requested to update your profile, do it!
    • New Job Search Portal
      • COBA has contracted with, the largest jobs database in the industry, four times larger than the nearest competitor. We’re talking more than 7 million positions!
      • Positions range from full- and part-time and internships
      • You can search positions in business, education, government
    • The link isn’t ready, yet…
      • … but here it is
      • http://jobsearch2.jobinthebox.com/partner.asp?pid=C7B7A9B2-923F-4442-BE1A-11D5D54BEA05&tid=26
    • Do You Pass the Grandma Test?
      • Is there any chance your online presence could hurt you?
      • Social networking sites can bolster or blow your chances
    • A Cool Idea
      • Join the Student Alumni Association
          • www.toledoalumni.org/saa
      • Fall Kick-off Event
      • Alumni in the Classroom
      • Alumni Career Network
      • Extern Program-spend time with an alum in your area of interest
      • Rocket 2 Rocket-SAA’s biggest networking
      • event of the year-
      • See You at the Tent
    • Consider These Four Points
      • Reviewing job leads
      • Researching and contacting employers about possible opportunities
      • Networking
      • Being Resume Ready
    • Review Job Leads Online
      • The number of resources is overwhelming
      • Try these three and select your favorite
      • Rileyguide.com
      • Job-hunt.org
      • Careeronestop (America’s Job Bank)
      • Each of these allow you to search industries, positions, states….
    • 1. Rileyguide.com
      • Where to Search: Sites with Job Listings http://rileyguide.com/jobs.html
      • By visiting this page you’ll see vast resources, getting a sense for who’s hiring, where they’re hiring and for what. Then, narrow your search.
      • When you’re ready to research, you can move to How to Use the Internet in Your Job Search , http://rileyguide.com/jobsrch.html
    • 2. Job-hunt.org
      • Job-hunt.org , http://www.job-hunt.org/job-search.html
      • This is well organized with ample resources for listings as well as “how-to’s”
      • Try using Job Search - the index of all of Job-Hunt's pages, to “tour” the site
    • 3. CareerOneStop
      • Careeronestop.org , http://careeronestop.org/
      • Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor:
      • America's Career InfoNet ( www.CareerInfoNet.org )
      • America's Job Bank ( www.ajb.org ) (and its companion site, Department of Defense Job Search ( http://dod.jobsearch.org )
      • America's Service Locator ( www.ServiceLocator.org )
    • 2. Research and Target
      • Visit this site on the Riley Guide to find everything from gathering information on employers for whom you want to work to locating employers (phone directories, Chambers of Commerce) http://rileyguide.com/research.html
      • Job-hunt.org will provide similar resources
      • Carlson Library Resources
    • 2. Research and Target cont’d
      • Use our “local” resources (see your BUAD 3000 Library Guide, including:
        • Business and Company Resource Center from Gale Location: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/tole58126
        • Business Source Complete from Ebsco Location: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp?profile=web&defaultdb=bth
    • 2. Research and Target
      • What to look for:
      • Researching Your Future
      • http://www.jobweb.com/resources/library/Interviews/Researching_You_264_1.htm
      • Nicely compiled list with “how-to’s”
    • Be Cautious
      • Some services are free; others have more strings attached (fees charged or information shared).
      • If you have information posted on social networking sites, make sure it’s appropriate!
      • Review carefully before you commit and click.
    • 3. Networking
      • Without a doubt, one of the most misunderstood, over-looked, underused, most valuable
      • It is reciprocal— networking is not all about you
    • 3. Networking
      • From the Riley Guide, Networking and Your Job Search http://rileyguide.com/network.html
      • Wealth of resources on face to face as well as online networking
    • Networking Tips
      • 1. Prepare a personal pitch
      • 2. Use your existing ties.
      • 3. Target groups.
      • 4. Show interest in others.
      • 5. Don't ask for a job.
      • 6. Build relationships.
      • 7. Don't be selfish.
      • 8. Don't abuse relationships.
      • 9. Follow through.
      • 10. Maintain your network.
      Adapted from Experts Offer Their TipsFor Fruitful Networking By Stacey L. Bradford From The Wall Street Journal Online
    • Your Network
      • Friends
      • Family
      • Faculty
      • Service providers
      • Supervisors
      • Student organization advisors
      • Job/career fairs
      • Career counselors
      • Academic advisors
      • Religious affiliations
      • Alumni
      • Class colleagues
      • Mentors
      • Information interview contacts
      Virtually everyone you meet can join your network
    • Networking Finesse
      • Chances improve when you can state your current situation and desires
          • I’m a sophomore Professional Sales and Marketing major at UT. My courses and involvement in student organizations have fueled my desire to seek a position in sales. Currently, I’m educating myself on career opportunities. Can you offer any advice…
    • Information Interviewing
      • One of the best ways to build your network early in your job search process
      • Approach professionals who are doing what you may want to do
      • Gather information and knowledge to help sort out your career possibilities, gain helpful advice, build your network—by the time you need a job, your network could be huge!
    • Information Interview Questions
      • Describe your career path?
      • What inspired you to become…?
      • What’s a typical day like?
      • What skills, aptitudes do you need to be…?
      • How did you secure your position?
      • What advice do you have for someone like me?
      • Who do you know who…?