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Graduating between December 2009 and August 2010? Attending this important meeting will provide you with information that will help prepare you to find a job. Check out this presentation if you ...

Graduating between December 2009 and August 2010? Attending this important meeting will provide you with information that will help prepare you to find a job. Check out this presentation if you missed the meeting!

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    • 2009 Senior Meeting The next step! Brought to you by Career Services
    • MICHIGAN TECH CAREER SERVICES PARTNERS
    • MICHIGAN TECH CAREER SERVICES PARTNERS
    • Career Services Staff
      • Jim Turnquist, Director
      • Jeff Kangas, Assistant Director
      • Tina Giachino, Mgr of Job Development
      • Gina Goudge, Coord. Of Career Services Programs
      • Matt McCormick, Programmer Analyst
      • Julie Way, Career Advisor
      • Rita Smith, Staff Assistant
      • Adam Griffis, Office Assistant
      • Laura Givens, Office Assistant
    • Prizes, Prizes and more Prizes
      • University and corporate gifts
      • Gift certificates from local merchants
      • A month parking pass for the President’s Lot.
    • The Economy ? Danger Slow Economy
    • State of the Economy?
      • Some economists do not see improvement until 2011
      • Possible quick upswing like 1996
      • Chaos in labor market
      • HR in shambles
      • Current employees feeling fatigue
      • Outsourcing to cheaper labor markets
      • Technology replacing people
      • Will not return to normal
    • Hot Industries
      • Agriculture
      • Professional scientific services
      • Retail
      • Education
      • Health services
      • Non-profits
      • Government
      • Oil, gas and other utilities
      • Financial services and insurances
    • Small vs. Large Employers
    • Skills & Experience in Demand
      • Co-op/internship experience
      • Communication skills (both written and oral)
      • Strong work ethic (Honesty & Integrity)
      • Teamwork and interpersonal skills
      • Computer Skills & Technical skills
      • Motivation & Initiative (think outside the box?)
      • Problem solving/Analytical skills
      • Flexibility/adaptability
      • Accomplishments/Achievements
      • Global knowledge and experience
      • Confidence
    • Newest Abilities in Demand
      • Planning and managing projects
      • Building relationships
      • Analyze and evaluate data
      • Engage in continuous learning
      • Communicate through persuasion and justification
      • Seek global understanding
      • Mentor others
      • Build a team
      • Create new knowledge
    • Employers’ Situation !
      • HR departments are in shambles
      • Using software resume evaluation systems
      • Will be looking at experienced people
      • Reduction in travel to campuses
      • Conducting very targeted searches
    • Don’t Lose Your Head!
    • Is your job hunt on target?
    • Job Hunting is hard work!
      • Equivalent to 5 credit course
      • Creating resumes and cover letters
      • Mock interviews
      • Researching companies and applying for jobs
      • Monitor job postings (NACElink and other search engines)
      • Attend job fairs
      • Attend Informational Meetings
      • Interview on campus and plant trips
      • Networking with family, friends and other sources
      • Tracking your activities
    • Soul Searching - What are you looking for?
      • What are my skills?
      • What is important to me?
      • Type of work?
      • Industry?
      • Location?
      • Benefits?
      • Furthering my education?
      • Size of company/agency?
      • Company’s reputation?
      • Promotional opportunity?
    • Networking Resources
      • Career Services
      • Teachers and Professors
      • Friends
      • Parents/family
      • Relatives
      • Neighbors
      • Campus organizations
      • Alumni
      • Linkedin, Facebook, Plaxo and others
    • Other Resources
      • Federal Government
      • Department of Defense
      • Professional organizations/journals
      • Contract Agencies
      • Headhunting Firms
      • Temporary Services
      • Campus Informational Meeting
      • Newspapers
      • Magazines
    • Keystone Intern Program – D.o.D.
      • Quality Assurance Specialist
      • Defense Contract Management Agency
      • Includes OJT, Classroom Training, Computer Based Training
      • Hired at GS-5 or GS-7 Level
      • Progress in 3 Years to GS-11
      • Starting Salary (Base) = $27,026 / $33,477 Flint/Detroit $33,393 / $41, 364
      • End of Program 3 Years (Base) = $49,544 Flint/Detroit $60,989
    • Job Search Engines
      • NACElink
      • Google.com
      • Usajobs.gov
      • Jobcentral.com
      • Nationaljobs.com
      • Gradschool.com
      • Career.mtu.edu - “Links”
      • Linkedin.com
    • Research Websites
      • LexisNexis.com
      • Hoovers.com
      • Manta.com (small business research)
      • Dun & Bradstreet
      • Wall Street Journal
      • Occupational Handbook
      • Business Weekly & Forbes
      • Weddles Assoc. Directory
      • Fortune 500
      • Chronicle for Higher Education
    • 2009 Fall Career Fair
      • Sponsored by
      • Career Services
      • and
      • Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity
      • Tuesday
      • September 29, 2009
      • at the
      • Multipurpose Room, SDC
    • Get Help to Develop Your Plan Pop
    • Options ?
      • Full-time position
      • Co-op/Internship
      • Volunteer
      • Graduate school
      • Wait
    • Fall 2009 Seminar Series –Develop your future
      • September 9……………………..Build a Strong Resume
      • September 9,10, 15,16…………………….. Resume Blitz
      • September 16………………………………..Interview Idol
      • September 21-25………………….Interview Skills Week
      • September 22…………...Benefits of a Co-op/Internship
      • September 23………………………………Career Fair Prep
      • September 29………………………..2009 Fall Career Fair
      • October 7……………………………On-site Company Visit
      • October 14…………Business & Dining Etiquette Dinner
      • October 21……………Job Search and Networking Skills
    • Selling Yourself
      • The 60 second info-mercial
      • Be ethical
      • Know yourself and what you want
      • Be able to tell employer what value you can bring to their organization
      • Research possible employer
      • Tell the truth
      • Don’t exaggerate, but don’t undersell
      • Low GPA
      • Not looking for my major
    • Social Networking
      • Facebook, MySpace, Linkedin, Google
      Would you want your grandmother to see this site???????
    • Networking with Alumni
      • Here to talk to you about Michigan Tech Alumni Relations and how networking with Michigan Tech alums can be a valuable resource in your job search.
      • Brent Burns ‘03
      • Associate Director
      • Alumni Relations
    • Explore Your Network
      • Michigan Tech Alumni Association
        • Get Connected - mtu.edu/alumni
        • Over 67,000 alumni in over 100 countries
      • Network Tools
        • HuskyLink Online Directory
        • Chapters / Husky on the Move
        • Linkedin
        • Facebook
    • Accepting an offer
      • Multiple offers not multiple acceptances
      • Stop interviewing
      • Report your offers through Banweb
    • Rejection
      • Keep trying!
      • Don’t tell yourself “NO” !
      • Stay on target!
      • Be resourceful
      • Try something new
      • Never give up!
      • Get help!
      You’re stronger than you may realize!
    • Be Prepared to Battle
    • Career Services – Your helping hands!
      • Location – The Meese Center
      • Office hours: Mon – Fri 8 am – 5 pm
      • For an appointment call 487-2313
      • Email address: career@mtu.edu
      • Website: www.career.mtu.edu
      • Raffle Time