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Job Search and Networking Skills
Job Search and Networking Skills
Job Search and Networking Skills
Job Search and Networking Skills
Job Search and Networking Skills
Job Search and Networking Skills
Job Search and Networking Skills
Job Search and Networking Skills
Job Search and Networking Skills
Job Search and Networking Skills
Job Search and Networking Skills
Job Search and Networking Skills
Job Search and Networking Skills
Job Search and Networking Skills
Job Search and Networking Skills
Job Search and Networking Skills
Job Search and Networking Skills
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Job Search and Networking Skills presentation slides from Wednesday October 21, 2009

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