Cachinko's Answers to the Toughest Job Search Questions Part 3

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Cachinko's Answers to the Toughest Job Search Questions Part 3

  1. 1. Questions for Cachinko IIIStill Solving the Toughest Job Search Challenges Join the conversation on Twitter: #cachinko Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com
  2. 2. Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com
  3. 3. Introduction • The job search is rough • Job seekers are confused • Employers are stressed • Jobs aren’t getting filled the right way • This webinar is here to bridge that gap Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 3
  4. 4. What should a new grad/job seeker do if trying to breakinto a new industry that’s not directly relevant to their studies? - Ash Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 4
  5. 5. • Research – Informational interviews – Blogs• Connect – Existing skills/experience• Develop – Take a class – Intern Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 5
  6. 6. For organizations usingrecruitment portals, what is the best way to differentiate yourself? - Joan Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 6
  7. 7. • Keywords – What is in-demand?• Quantify – Numbers, percentages• Be current – “in work” search terms• Personalize Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 7
  8. 8. Are employers more interested to see that you are staying current with blogging than the actual content of the blog? - Jade Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 8
  9. 9. • Combination – Frequent & terrible = bad – Sporadic & rich = bad• Aim for the middle – Set a schedule – Hit important points – Make the connection Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 9
  10. 10. The job search is slow attimes, when should I considergoing back to get my Masters? Will it be beneficial in my job search? - Carolyn Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 10
  11. 11. • It depends• Consider – Career goals – Industry – Cost/benefits Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 11
  12. 12. As a Briton how can I distinguish myself toemployers abroad and makemyself more attractive as an employee? - Jade Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 12
  13. 13. • Travel• Showcase international experience• Seek international companies –Relocation programs Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 13
  14. 14. How many times and how often should you follow up if a company you interviewed with doesn’t offer you the job but doesn’t let you know you didn’t get it? -Taylor Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 14
  15. 15. • Rule of thumb: 7-10 days• 3 times MAX Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 15
  16. 16. Is it OK to ask PR agencies if they can offer a paid internship even if it’s not listed on their website? - Amie Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 16
  17. 17. • Sure• Don’t get your hopes up• If a company isn’t advertising pay, it’s probably not there Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 17
  18. 18. What other websites are good for entry-level positions besides Craigslist, Indeed, and MediaBistro? - Elise Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 18
  19. 19. • Social Media – LinkedIn – Facebook – Twitter• Professional orgs – PRSSA – NSPE• Job boards – Simply Hired – College career centers Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 19
  20. 20. Can you tell us how to‘shine’ during a very brief phone interview? - Elise Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 20
  21. 21. • Prepare –Cheat sheet –Pick your setting –Be “early”• Smile• Be concise• Finish strong Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 21
  22. 22. How can I managenervousness during an interview? - Jen Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 22
  23. 23. • Before –Practice –Exercise –Arrive early –Eat well• During –Breathe Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 23
  24. 24. What is the best way to find who the recruiter is for acompany? Is it appropriate to contact an owner or manager? - Rachel Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 24
  25. 25. • Social media – LinkedIn – Facebook – Twitter• Large company = HR• Medium company = office manager/VP• Small company = Owner or VP Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 25
  26. 26. I’m working and searching for a new career, what steps are best to take to transition and use my transferrable skills? -Brett 26 Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com
  27. 27. • Research – Informational interviews – Social media• Revisit your resume• Connect Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 27
  28. 28. If you have manyinternships, is it important to have an internship in your senior year? - Trina Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 28
  29. 29. • It depends• Many employers hire interns after graduation• Work experience + education = job Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 29
  30. 30. What are the best ways toapproach a job search out of state? - Laurel Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 30
  31. 31. • Visit• Informational interviews• Social media• Join an org Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 31
  32. 32. After getting rejected, what isthe best way to figure out why you didn’t get the job without being annoying? - Krista Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 32
  33. 33. • Ask!• Don’t ask more than once• Ask what you could have done better• Sometimes it’s not your fault! Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 33
  34. 34. What are questions/answers in an interview that could potentially disqualify your candidacy for a job? - Briana Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 34
  35. 35. • Disqualifying tips: – Profanity – Disinterest – Dishonesty – Disrespect – Unqualified – High salary expectations – Opposing viewpoints Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 35
  36. 36. Questions?Comments? Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com
  37. 37. Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com
  38. 38. Thank you! For more tips: blog.cachinko.comJoin us for our next job seeker webinar at: 1 P.M. (EST) December 14, 2011:PR & Marketing: ‘Tis the Season to Gain Experience! Contact Heather at heather@comerecommended.com 38

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