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Finding the Hidden Job Market: An Adventure in Layoff Land

Finding the Hidden Job Market: An Adventure in Layoff Land

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  • 1. Finding the Hidden Job Market
    - An Adventure in Layoff Land
    Kay Roseland
  • 2. First Steps
    Business Cards: vistaprint.com
    Cell Phone
    Apply for Unemployment
    Hit the network!
  • 3. Web Search
    Apply directly to companies you are targeting
    Use the same password; not your email password
    Start a list of your Accomplishments
    Have your resume (Roseland) and a vanilla cover letter (RoselandCoverLetter) ready
    Amend as needed
    Use Indeed.com for quick searches in your field
  • 4. LinkedIn
    Update your profile from your resume
    Import your yahoo, gmail addresses and email each appropriate contact with a short, specific note attached
    “Please be my contact at LinkedIn; I met you at the Marketing Communications networking event.”
  • 5. LinkedIn cont.
    Give recommendations
    Ask for recommendations
    Both need to be sincere, from articulate people
    LinkedIn trainers
    Groups are golden!!!
  • 6. Prepare for the Ups and Downs
    Exercise: walking is free
    Winter: walk inside malls, office buildings (read directories first)
    Spring: hit the parks, smell the flowers
    You’re going to be down later in the day
    In the words of Scarlett O'Hara:
    ……………“Tomorrow is another day…”
  • 7. Prioritize
    1st: Networking
    Get the word out
    Update and maximize LinkedIn
    2nd Web sites
    Direct to company
    3rd Research
    St. Thomas Library
    James J. Hill
  • 8. Thank you, George Dow(Right Management)
    1st five minutes: dance
    60% visual
    33% Tone
    7% Verbal
  • 9. Thank you, George (cont.)
    1/3 research, prep
    2/3 networking
    3 contacts a day (1, 3, 5)
  • 10. Thank you, George (cont.)
    They need | I have | Competition
    Challenge | Action | Results
  • 11. Thank you, George
    Fit (culture)
    Who do I want on my team?
    Sponsorship (trust)
  • 12. Checking out future employees
    45% of employers will check social networks of a future employee
    12.5% would use Facebook, LinkedIn
  • 13. Be creative
    Networking breakfast, U. of St. Thomas
    Overheard “ I’m not a detail person, that’s why I need a detail person…”
    Presented card:
    “……….. Kay Roseland, detail person…..”
    Next day received a phone call for an interview
  • 14. ReferenceUSA
    Database available at your library
    Shows key data on MN companies
    # of employees
    Approx annual sales
    Credit rating
    Key executive names
    Can find SIC codes of companies you like
  • 15. When should you apply?
    If you have 66% or more of the requirements
  • 16. Thank you, Sagepresence
    Key to networking success:
    Focus on Others
    What value can I bring them through my network?
    It’s NOT all about ME…..
    “Networking Fatigue”
    When it becomes important, when we’re in transition: we freeze…go to top, repeat
  • 17. Thank you, Sagepresence
    Ask leading questions
    Show appreciation
    Did you yell “Yay”?
  • 18. Thank you, Sagepresence
    Listen actively
    Restate facts
    Ask again
  • 19. Thank you, Sagepresence
    Help others -- the Universe
    Their need  your network  their happy endings
  • 20. Prepare for the Ups and Downs, Part II
    You’re going to be down later in the day
    In the words of Scarlett O'Hara:
    ……………“Tomorrow is another day…”
    Quite often when I’d had a really bad ending to a day, the next day brought new opportunities…..
    To ensure this, take action
    Universe: give so you get
  • 21. Finding the Hidden Job Market
    70% of jobs are not listed on monster, career builder, etc. (HJM)
    If you are searching with large companies, get comfortable with on-line applications
    In this economy, the majority of growth is coming with small and medium size companies
  • 22. 3 Key Points
    Be positive
    Hang around with employed people
    Give more than you get
  • 23. One final thought……….
    There are times when it is hard to believe in the future, when we are temporarily just not brave enough. When this happens, concentrate on the present. Cultivate le petit bonheur (the little happiness) until courage returns.
    Look forward to the beauty of the next moment, the next hour, the promise of a good meal, sleep, a book, a movie, the likelihood that tonight the stars will shine and tomorrow the sun will shine. Sink roots into the present until the strength grows to think about tomorrow.  
    Ardis Whitman
  • 24. Or: In the words of Scarlett O’Hara……………..
    Tomorrow is another day………..
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