Looking for that Job?<br />Your Job Search Strategy!<br />What is the condition of the economy?<br />Where do I get help?<...
The Economy<br /><ul><li>The Dow climbed over 10,000
Job losses are slowing down
Corporate profits are starting to climb
Inventory of unsold homes is down
Unemployment is still creeping upward
A push to increase mining</li></li></ul><li>Recruiting Trends for 2009-2010<br />Industries that are showing increases in ...
Federal Government
Defense
Agriculture and food processing
Consulting Services
Utilities
Insurance
Gas & Oil
Green (Renewable energy)/environmental</li></li></ul><li>How do you fit into one of these industries?<br />Healthcare<br /...
Liberal Arts – Management, Communications, Training, Research, PR
Engineering – Facility Management, Research, Purchasing</li></ul>Federal Government<br /><ul><li>Business – Accounting, Pu...
Psychology – Management, Training, PR, Teaching
Engineering – Management, Research, Consulting</li></li></ul><li>Recruiting Trends<br />More popular majors include:<br />...
Finance
I.T. related (CS, Software, MIS, CNSA, etc.)
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  1. 1. Looking for that Job?<br />Your Job Search Strategy!<br />What is the condition of the economy?<br />Where do I get help?<br />Michigan Tech Career Services<br />
  2. 2. The Economy<br /><ul><li>The Dow climbed over 10,000
  3. 3. Job losses are slowing down
  4. 4. Corporate profits are starting to climb
  5. 5. Inventory of unsold homes is down
  6. 6. Unemployment is still creeping upward
  7. 7. A push to increase mining</li></li></ul><li>Recruiting Trends for 2009-2010<br />Industries that are showing increases in hiring.<br /><ul><li>Healthcare
  8. 8. Federal Government
  9. 9. Defense
  10. 10. Agriculture and food processing
  11. 11. Consulting Services
  12. 12. Utilities
  13. 13. Insurance
  14. 14. Gas & Oil
  15. 15. Green (Renewable energy)/environmental</li></li></ul><li>How do you fit into one of these industries?<br />Healthcare<br /><ul><li>Business – Accounting, HR, Management
  16. 16. Liberal Arts – Management, Communications, Training, Research, PR
  17. 17. Engineering – Facility Management, Research, Purchasing</li></ul>Federal Government<br /><ul><li>Business – Accounting, Purchasing, Management, HR
  18. 18. Psychology – Management, Training, PR, Teaching
  19. 19. Engineering – Management, Research, Consulting</li></li></ul><li>Recruiting Trends<br />More popular majors include:<br /><ul><li>Accounting
  20. 20. Finance
  21. 21. I.T. related (CS, Software, MIS, CNSA, etc.)
  22. 22. Engineering
  23. 23. Supply Chain
  24. 24. Nursing
  25. 25. Health Tech
  26. 26. Agricultural Sciences</li></li></ul><li>Recruiting Trends<br /><ul><li>Caterpillar and other companies are planning to attend next career fair
  27. 27. GM is recruiting on campus in October
  28. 28. Competition: Baby Boomers and graduates from other schools
  29. 29. Less recruiting on campus
  30. 30. Salaries flat to slightly down
  31. 31. Smaller retirement and medical benefit packages
  32. 32. Expect hiring turn around in 2011</li></li></ul><li>The Job Search Process<br />Students need to be:<br /><ul><li>FOCUSED
  33. 33. DIRECTED
  34. 34. CONNECTED</li></li></ul><li>Develop Your Plan<br /><ul><li>Inventory your skills – MyPlan, O*net, BLS
  35. 35. Tack on additional courses needed in job market
  36. 36. Polish your resume and cover letter
  37. 37. Practice your interviewing skills
  38. 38. Talk with a Career Advisor
  39. 39. Consider various size companies and organizations</li></li></ul><li>Avenues Within Job Market<br /><ul><li>Companies
  40. 40. Small, Medium & Large
  41. 41. Corporations</li></ul>Small, Medium & Large<br /><ul><li>Nonprofit Organizations
  42. 42. Government (Fed, State, & Local)</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Your Plan Checklist
  43. 43. Monitor job postings in NACElink
  44. 44. Monitor which companies coming to campus to recruit (NACElink)
  45. 45. Monitor other job posting systems
  46. 46. Attend Spring Career Fair (February 16, 2010)
  47. 47. Attend other job fairs
  48. 48. Virtual job fairs
  49. 49. Company web sites and job fairs
  50. 50. Newspapers</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Your Check List
  51. 51. Search engines
  52. 52. Regional job fairs – www.mcjf.org
  53. 53. Take an internship
  54. 54. Volunteer
  55. 55. Start at a lower position and work your way up
  56. 56. Contract agencies
  57. 57. Head Hunters
  58. 58. Temp Agencies
  59. 59. Networking</li></li></ul><li>Networking<br />Tier 1 – Immediate Family, Friends, and Neighbors<br />Tier 2 – Their Family, Friends, and Neighbors<br />Tier3 – Their Family, Friends, and Neighbors<br />Could reach 148,000 people in Tier 3<br />
  60. 60.
  61. 61. Informational Interview<br />Target a company by:<br /><ul><li>Location
  62. 62. Business
  63. 63. History of hiring MTU students
  64. 64. Employs an MTU alum</li></ul>Call to ask for an informational Interview:<br /><ul><li>Dress as you do for a job interview
  65. 65. Be prepared to ask pointed, informed, intelligent questions about the company
  66. 66. Also, ask your interviewee about his/her career path and what advice they can offer you
  67. 67. Send a thank you note within 24 hours</li></li></ul><li>Internet Resources<br /><ul><li>NACElink
  68. 68. Monster
  69. 69. Career Builder
  70. 70. Jobcentral
  71. 71. USA Jobs
  72. 72. Dept. of Defense
  73. 73. Google
  74. 74. Yahoo
  75. 75. Head Hunters</li></li></ul><li>Internet Resources Cont.<br /><ul><li>Contract Agencies
  76. 76. Hoovers
  77. 77. LinkedIn
  78. 78. Twitter
  79. 79. Manta.com
  80. 80. Jobbait.com
  81. 81. Temp Agencies – Kelly Services
  82. 82. HuskyLink
  83. 83. Facebook</li></li></ul><li>Be Relentless <br /><ul><li>Be creative and resourceful
  84. 84. Seize the moment
  85. 85. Read the news
  86. 86. Research emerging technologies/trends
  87. 87. Join professional organizations
  88. 88. Attend conferences
  89. 89. Stay positive
  90. 90. Network, network, network, network</li></li></ul><li>Restrictive Search ???<br />Geographic Preference<br /><ul><li>Research newspaper in area
  91. 91. Check out Career Builder Chamber of Commerce
  92. 92. Use regional search sites:
  93. 93. Career Builder
  94. 94. NACElink
  95. 95. Jobcentral
  96. 96. Yahoo
  97. 97. Google</li></li></ul><li>Other Options<br /><ul><li>Additional course work
  98. 98. Graduate school (should get applications out by the first of the year)
  99. 99. Military (Officer Candidate School)
  100. 100. Peace Corps</li></li></ul><li>Other Issues<br /><ul><li>How to handle a rescinded job offer?
  101. 101. Keep a positive attitude.
  102. 102. Life balance.
  103. 103. Stay Positive</li></li></ul><li>Raffle Time<br />Become a Fan of Career Services on Facebook<br />Follow Career Services on Twitter (mtucareersvcs)<br />
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