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Landing That Dream Job

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Develop job search skills to help you stand out in today's competitive job market.

Develop job search skills to help you stand out in today's competitive job market.

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