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Do you feel that your job search is not proving successful? Has it been a while since you last looked for a new job? Do you worry that you do not know where to begin? Then this presentation is for ...

Do you feel that your job search is not proving successful? Has it been a while since you last looked for a new job? Do you worry that you do not know where to begin? Then this presentation is for you! Camilla Simon reviews the critical, simple steps to a successful job search.

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    • Created by Camilla Simon for Career Weekly JOB SEARCH TECHNIQUES 101
    •  Update your resumé based on new experience/coursework  Make sure your contact information is up to date Reminder: Your email should be in a conventional, factual and informative format. GETTING STARTED: YOUR RESUMÉ AND CONTACT INFORMATION
    •  Keep track of your job search activity by creating a job log in Excel or Word. This will help you make the best use of your time during your job-search.  It is a good practice to track resume submissions, networking submissions and interviews. An Example Log: TRACKING YOUR EFFORTS Activity Organization Contact Information Date of Activity Date of Follow Up Activity How I heard about it Comments Applied for Bank/Teller Position Bank of America Sandy, 122-785- 2295 8-20-13 www.indeed. com -Phone call received on 9-4-14.
    •  If you are unemployed: a job search should be 40 hours a week.  If you are employed: a job search should be 20 hours a week. TIME WELL SPENT
    •  Most public libraries have employment information available, as well as provide a quiet place to job search and print items necessary for your job hunt.  Libraries also have the employment sections of all local newspapers as well as those of many other major cities. RESOURCES
    •  Networking opportunities can help generate information, advice, job leads and invitations to interviews.  Create a potential networking list and add them on LinkedIn.  Examples: NETWORKING • Your partner • Your children • Neighbors (past and present) • Friends • Social acquaintances • Supervisors • Former professors • Members of a religious organization • Alumni Association members • Your doctor, lawyer, banker, etc.
    •  Follow targeted employers on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook ,and Google Alerts.  Expand LinkedIn networking contacts to at least 50 people.  Collect at least 3 LinkedIn recommendations. SOCIAL NETWORKING
    •  There is a professional association for almost every career field and interest area.  Research specific publications and associations within your indicated field. There are many different job posting pages on these websites.  To find a professional association, follow the steps below. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS 1. Visit http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ 2. Select and Occupation Group and Occupation 3. Click “Contacts for More Information”
    •  www.linkedin.com  www.jobsthatserve.org  www.indeed.com  www.careerbuilder.com  www.jobs.monster.com  www.jobs.net JOB WEBSITES
    • • What is the fee and who pays it? • What services will the agency provide? • For how long is the contract binding? • What happens if either part defaults • What are the job-hunter’s responsibilities after signing the contract? JOB AGENCIES AND RECRUITERS  Employment services such as employment agencies and executive recruiters can act as go between job hunters and employers.  The best practice is to be honest when working with one employment agency. It is important to review any contracts before signing  Sample questions for asking employment agencies:
    •  Track your Efforts.  Spend adequate time on your job search.  Have a polished resume and drafted cover letter on hand at all times.  Utilize the resources that are available at your fingertips.  Network yourself. THE JOB SEARCH CHECKLIST