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These Career Center Partners have generously supported Michigan Tech students!
Career Center Partners
Stay for the Raffle! <ul><li>At the conclusion of tonight’s seminar, prizes will be raffled off. </li></ul><ul><li>Prizes ...
Land that Dream Job Job Search Strategies Tips to find that perfect co-op,  internship or full time job!
The Current Job Market <ul><li>The job market is in a questionable state.  </li></ul><ul><li>Companies cautiously hiring p...
Find your passion! <ul><li>Some of your best experiences in school, work, and personal life?  </li></ul><ul><li>What skill...
Preparing: Take Inventory <ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Personality </li></ul><ul><li>Like...
Preparing: Your Target Job <ul><li>Research: </li></ul><ul><li>Market conditions, job trends  </li></ul><ul><li>Company he...
Research Resources <ul><li>Hoover’s Online </li></ul><ul><li>Dun & Bradstreet (dnb.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Out...
More Resources <ul><li>National, local, and trade specific publications (Trade-specific publications are best source for t...
Career Day/ Job Fair <ul><li>Tuesday, October  7, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>9 am – 4 pm </li></ul><ul><li>At Gates Tennis Cen...
Job Fair Strategies <ul><li>Find registered companies on Career Center’s website:  www.career.mtu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Co...
Know Your Job Fair Targets <ul><li>Develop your TARGET LIST </li></ul><ul><li>Create A, B, and C lists </li></ul><ul><li>V...
Job  Fair Must-Have’s <ul><li>Many copies of your resume </li></ul><ul><li>(Don’t need cover letters) </li></ul><ul><li>Tr...
Dress for Success <ul><li>Suit:  Dark blue, brown or gray </li></ul><ul><li>Shirt:  White, light blue </li></ul><ul><li>Ti...
Dress for Success <ul><li>Skirt/Slacks: Dark blue, brown, gray </li></ul><ul><li>Blouse:    Light colored, not floral </li...
Preparing: Your Infomercial <ul><li>Develop a 1-minute infomercial about your experience, skills, talent, and job objectiv...
Infomercial <ul><li>First impressions are important! Introduce  yourself using some of these topics: </li></ul><ul><li>Nam...
Infomercial Demonstration
Campus Strategies <ul><li>Use “NACElink” </li></ul><ul><li>Contact companies ahead to plead case. </li></ul><ul><li>Be hon...
Campus Strategies <ul><li>Informational Meetings - See handout </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewing on Campus after job fairs </...
On-Campus Interviewing Tips <ul><li>For interview, take along </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A nice folder or binder </li></ul></ul...
Networking <ul><li>Current or former co-workers </li></ul><ul><li>Family, friends, acquaintances, and neighbors </li></ul>...
Other Search Options <ul><li>Search for companies geographically,  by industry or name </li></ul><ul><li>Headhunters—pros ...
Recommended Internet Searches <ul><li>www.career.mtu.edu </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NACElink </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ LINKS...
Other Opportunities <ul><li>Michigan Collegiate Job Fair </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Livonia, MI  November 7, 2008 & March 13, 2...
Accepted a Job <ul><li>Please report job offers and acceptances to the Career Center.  </li></ul><ul><li>Use data for Fede...
Rejected?  OUCH! – You’re not alone! <ul><li>Don’t take it personally. </li></ul><ul><li>Advice from company that rejected...
Raffle Time <ul><li>Great prizes! </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Gifts </li></ul><ul><li>Local Gift Certificates </li></ul><u...
The Career Center Wishes You <ul><li>A Successful Job Search! </li></ul>
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  1. 1. These Career Center Partners have generously supported Michigan Tech students!
  2. 2. Career Center Partners
  3. 3. Stay for the Raffle! <ul><li>At the conclusion of tonight’s seminar, prizes will be raffled off. </li></ul><ul><li>Prizes include: </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Gifts </li></ul><ul><li>Local Gift Certificates </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential Parking Spot </li></ul><ul><li>The Grand Prize - $500 Travel Voucher </li></ul>
  4. 4. Land that Dream Job Job Search Strategies Tips to find that perfect co-op, internship or full time job!
  5. 5. The Current Job Market <ul><li>The job market is in a questionable state. </li></ul><ul><li>Companies cautiously hiring people. </li></ul><ul><li>Baby Boomers might be retiring. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Find your passion! <ul><li>Some of your best experiences in school, work, and personal life? </li></ul><ul><li>What skills did you use? </li></ul><ul><li>What jobs have you held? </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing what you want will drive you to get a successful career. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Preparing: Take Inventory <ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Personality </li></ul><ul><li>Likes and dislikes </li></ul><ul><li>Working conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Salary requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in advancement </li></ul>
  8. 8. Preparing: Your Target Job <ul><li>Research: </li></ul><ul><li>Market conditions, job trends </li></ul><ul><li>Company health, growth and news </li></ul>
  9. 9. Research Resources <ul><li>Hoover’s Online </li></ul><ul><li>Dun & Bradstreet (dnb.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Outlook Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>Bizweb.com </li></ul><ul><li>Fortune ’s 500 Biggest Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Bus. Week ’s and Forbes’ 100 Best Small Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Inc . list of 500 Fastest-growing Comp. </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul>
  10. 10. More Resources <ul><li>National, local, and trade specific publications (Trade-specific publications are best source for targeted information.) </li></ul><ul><li>Membership directories of associations and alumni programs </li></ul>
  11. 11. Career Day/ Job Fair <ul><li>Tuesday, October 7, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>9 am – 4 pm </li></ul><ul><li>At Gates Tennis Center, </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball Gymnasium, </li></ul><ul><li>and the </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-purpose room </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by the Career Center and Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity </li></ul>
  12. 12. Job Fair Strategies <ul><li>Find registered companies on Career Center’s website: www.career.mtu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Consider companies that may not be looking for your major! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Know Your Job Fair Targets <ul><li>Develop your TARGET LIST </li></ul><ul><li>Create A, B, and C lists </li></ul><ul><li>Visit C companies first to get more comfortable </li></ul><ul><li>Then hit your A list! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Job Fair Must-Have’s <ul><li>Many copies of your resume </li></ul><ul><li>(Don’t need cover letters) </li></ul><ul><li>Transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>Professional notepad/pen and notes </li></ul><ul><li>Firm handshake </li></ul><ul><li>Your calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Preparedness – research the companies </li></ul>
  15. 15. Dress for Success <ul><li>Suit: Dark blue, brown or gray </li></ul><ul><li>Shirt: White, light blue </li></ul><ul><li>Tie: Contrasting, some red </li></ul><ul><li>Shoes: Black or brown </li></ul><ul><li>Belt: Matches shoes, </li></ul><ul><li>socks match slacks </li></ul><ul><li>Hair: Trimmed or pulled back </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid: Earrings, hats, heavy cologne </li></ul>
  16. 16. Dress for Success <ul><li>Skirt/Slacks: Dark blue, brown, gray </li></ul><ul><li>Blouse: Light colored, not floral </li></ul><ul><li>Shoes: Conservative </li></ul><ul><li>Hair: Pulled away from face </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid: </li></ul><ul><li>Tight or revealing clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Shoes with straps, high </li></ul><ul><li>heels, light colored </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive jewelry, perfume and make up </li></ul>
  17. 17. Preparing: Your Infomercial <ul><li>Develop a 1-minute infomercial about your experience, skills, talent, and job objective. Be ready to give it at any time. </li></ul><ul><li>Know your life goals. A ready answer signals that you are focused. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Infomercial <ul><li>First impressions are important! Introduce yourself using some of these topics: </li></ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Degree, major, and minor </li></ul><ul><li>Grade point average </li></ul><ul><li>Work, co-op and internship experience </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul>
  19. 19. Infomercial Demonstration
  20. 20. Campus Strategies <ul><li>Use “NACElink” </li></ul><ul><li>Contact companies ahead to plead case. </li></ul><ul><li>Be honest </li></ul><ul><li>Must have recruiter’s permission to be added to interview schedule. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Campus Strategies <ul><li>Informational Meetings - See handout </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewing on Campus after job fairs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Come to the Career Center AT LEAST 30 minutes before interview to find room location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be at room at least 5 min. early </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approach representative during free time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BE COURTEOUSLY AGGRESSIVE </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. On-Campus Interviewing Tips <ul><li>For interview, take along </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A nice folder or binder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transcripts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facts about company & yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions to ask interviewer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper and pen/pencil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask for business card!!! </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Networking <ul><li>Current or former co-workers </li></ul><ul><li>Family, friends, acquaintances, and neighbors </li></ul><ul><li>Fraternities and sororities </li></ul><ul><li>Departments, faculty and alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Societies and organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Church or volunteer groups </li></ul>
  24. 24. Other Search Options <ul><li>Search for companies geographically, by industry or name </li></ul><ul><li>Headhunters—pros and cons </li></ul><ul><li>Contracting agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul>
  25. 25. Recommended Internet Searches <ul><li>www.career.mtu.edu </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NACElink </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ LINKS” under “Student” tab </li></ul></ul><ul><li>jobcentral.com </li></ul><ul><li>Company websites </li></ul><ul><li>Usajobs.opm.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Engineeringjobs.com </li></ul><ul><li>Weddles.com (Directory of Associations) </li></ul><ul><li>Google.com </li></ul>
  26. 26. Other Opportunities <ul><li>Michigan Collegiate Job Fair </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Livonia, MI November 7, 2008 & March 13, 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upper Great Lakes Job Fair </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TBA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find more job fairs at Jobweb.com </li></ul><ul><li>Search other universities’ web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Use Google searches </li></ul>
  27. 27. Accepted a Job <ul><li>Please report job offers and acceptances to the Career Center. </li></ul><ul><li>Use data for Federal and State Reports. </li></ul><ul><li>Use information to attract new companies to recruit at Michigan Tech. </li></ul><ul><li>Help companies to give better job offers. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Rejected? OUCH! – You’re not alone! <ul><li>Don’t take it personally. </li></ul><ul><li>Advice from company that rejected me? </li></ul><ul><li>Self confidence is very important. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a job out there for you. </li></ul><ul><li>The Career Center can help! </li></ul>
  29. 29. Raffle Time <ul><li>Great prizes! </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Gifts </li></ul><ul><li>Local Gift Certificates </li></ul><ul><li>Bowling Coupons </li></ul><ul><li>A Presidential Parking Spot </li></ul><ul><li>Grand Prize – A $500 Travel Voucher!!! </li></ul>
  30. 30. The Career Center Wishes You <ul><li>A Successful Job Search! </li></ul>
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