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  • Looking for that Job?
    Your Job Search Strategy!
    What is the condition of the economy?
    Where do I get help?
    Michigan Tech Career Services
  • The Economy
    • 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
  • Recruiting Trends for 2009-2010
    Industries that are showing increases in hiring.
    • Healthcare
    • Federal Government
    • Defense
    • Agriculture and food processing
    • Consulting Services
    • Utilities
    • Insurance
    • Gas & Oil
    • Green (Renewable energy)/environmental
  • How do you fit into one of these industries?
    Healthcare
    • Business – Accounting, HR, Management
    • Liberal Arts – Management, Communications, Training, Research, PR
    • Engineering – Facility Management, Research, Purchasing
    Federal Government
    • Business – Accounting, Purchasing, Management, HR
    • Psychology – Management, Training, PR, Teaching
    • Engineering – Management, Research, Consulting
  • Recruiting Trends
    More popular majors include:
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • I.T. related (CS, Software, MIS, CNSA, etc.)
    • Engineering
    • Supply Chain
    • Nursing
    • Health Tech
    • Agricultural Sciences
  • Recruiting Trends
    • Caterpillar and other companies are planning to attend next career fair
    • GM is recruiting on campus in October
    • Competition: Baby Boomers and graduates from other schools
    • Less recruiting on campus
    • Salaries flat to slightly down
    • Smaller retirement and medical benefit packages
    • Expect hiring turn around in 2011
  • The Job Search Process
    Students need to be:
    • FOCUSED
    • DIRECTED
    • CONNECTED
  • Develop Your Plan
    • Inventory your skills – MyPlan, O*net, BLS
    • Tack on additional courses needed in job market
    • Polish your resume and cover letter
    • Practice your interviewing skills
    • Talk with a Career Advisor
    • Consider various size companies and organizations
  • Avenues Within Job Market
    • Companies
    • Small, Medium & Large
    • Corporations
    Small, Medium & Large
    • Nonprofit Organizations
    • Government (Fed, State, & Local)
    • Your Plan Checklist
    • Monitor job postings in NACElink
    • Monitor which companies coming to campus to recruit (NACElink)
    • Monitor other job posting systems
    • Attend Spring Career Fair (February 16, 2010)
    • Attend other job fairs
    • Virtual job fairs
    • Company web sites and job fairs
    • Newspapers
    • Your Check List
    • Search engines
    • Regional job fairs – www.mcjf.org
    • Take an internship
    • Volunteer
    • Start at a lower position and work your way up
    • Contract agencies
    • Head Hunters
    • Temp Agencies
    • Networking
  • Networking
    Tier 1 – Immediate Family, Friends, and Neighbors
    Tier 2 – Their Family, Friends, and Neighbors
    Tier3 – Their Family, Friends, and Neighbors
    Could reach 148,000 people in Tier 3
  • Informational Interview
    Target a company by:
    • Location
    • Business
    • History of hiring MTU students
    • Employs an MTU alum
    Call to ask for an informational Interview:
    • Dress as you do for a job interview
    • Be prepared to ask pointed, informed, intelligent questions about the company
    • Also, ask your interviewee about his/her career path and what advice they can offer you
    • Send a thank you note within 24 hours
  • Internet Resources
    • NACElink
    • Monster
    • Career Builder
    • Jobcentral
    • USA Jobs
    • Dept. of Defense
    • Google
    • Yahoo
    • Head Hunters
  • Internet Resources Cont.
    • Contract Agencies
    • Hoovers
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Manta.com
    • Jobbait.com
    • Temp Agencies – Kelly Services
    • HuskyLink
    • Facebook
  • Be Relentless
    • Be creative and resourceful
    • Seize the moment
    • Read the news
    • Research emerging technologies/trends
    • Join professional organizations
    • Attend conferences
    • Stay positive
    • Network, network, network, network
  • Restrictive Search ???
    Geographic Preference
    • Research newspaper in area
    • Check out Career Builder Chamber of Commerce
    • Use regional search sites:
    • Career Builder
    • NACElink
    • Jobcentral
    • Yahoo
    • Google
  • Other Options
    • Additional course work
    • Graduate school (should get applications out by the first of the year)
    • Military (Officer Candidate School)
    • Peace Corps
  • Other Issues
    • How to handle a rescinded job offer?
    • Keep a positive attitude.
    • Life balance.
    • Stay Positive
  • Raffle Time
    Become a Fan of Career Services on Facebook
    Follow Career Services on Twitter (mtucareersvcs)