Senior Meeting The Next Step! Brought to you by Career Services
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Career Services Staff Staff Jim Turnquist, Director Jeff Kangas, Assistant Director Tina Giachino, Manager of Job Development Gina Goudge, Manager of Business Operations & Student Employment Matt McCormick, Programmer Analyst Julie Way, Career Advisor Rita Smith, Staff Assistant Laura Givens, Office Assistant RenaeDesRochers, Office Assistant Brandon Benedict, I.T. Intern
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What’s Going on with the Economy? "Up and Comers" cities: Austin, TX; Charlotte, NC; and Denver, CO. EnergyisNorthDakota’s ticket to success. Export know-how and medicaltechnology are Minneapolis/St.Paul’sedge. New global frontier for rawmaterialbeneath the oceans. Deep sea mining will yield extremely rich deposits of metals (copper, lead, etc.). Growth of nuclear plants spellsstrong business for U.S. firms for at least twodecades. Countries planning to build plants include Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Turkey and China. Agriculture industry will be strong: exports to Japan will be at least $14B. Oil prices are expected to drop by November to $2.90-$2.99 per gal. I.T. jobs on the rise in most sectors of the economy.
What’s Going on with the Economy? Construction ispicking up (privatelyfinanced buildings, power plants, factories, apartment buildings, medicalclinics). States leading the way for growth are Texas, North Dakota, Illinois, California, and Michigan. Auto industrywillbe a bright spot. Averageage of auto is 10 yearsold. Expect people to startbuying. Construction of a major pipeline called the Keystone XL Pipeline. This pipeline willextendfrom Canada oilsands to the Gulf for refining. Information taken from ‘The Kiplinger Letter ’, Vol. 88, No. 29 – 33, Aug 2011
Which Industries are Hiring? Information Technologies Construction (privateindustryrelated) Energy/Utilities Minerals/Mining Health Care/Services Financial Planning Education (Universities/Colleges) FederalGovernment Automotive Agriculture
Skills and Experiences in Demand? Consolidation of skills * Co-op/Internship Experience Project Management Team Building Communication Skills (oral & written) International Technical Liberal Arts and Business Flexibility – slide from one job to another Problem Solving/Analytical Skills Confidence
HR departments are in shambles
Using software resume evaluation systems –keyword search
Will be looking at experienced people
Reduction in travel to campuses
Conducting very targeted searches
Using virtual methods to conduct interviews
Job Titles are Changing! 10 Best Jobs of the Future According to Popular Science (Sept 2010 Edition)
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Forecaster of Everything
Don’t Lose Your Head!
Develop Your Career Plan! pop
What are Your Options? Professional position with an employer Graduate school Military Continue to take under graduate courses Volunteer work
Soul Searching – What are You Looking for in a Job? What are my skills and how can they be used? What is important to me? Type of work? Industry? Location? Benefits? Furthering my education? Size of company/agency? Company’s reputation? Promotional opportunity?
Job Hunting is Hard Work! Equivalent to 5 credit course Creating resumes and cover letters Mock Interviews Researching companies and applying for jobs Monitor job postings (NACElink and other search engines) Attend job fairs Attend Informational Meetings Interview on campus and plant trips Networking with family, friends and other sources Tracking your activities
Personal Networking System Career Services Teachers and Professors Friends Parents/family Relatives Neighbors Campus organizations Alumni (Huskylink, attend Chapter meetings in your hometown) Linkedin, Facebook, Plaxo, Twitter and others
Social Networking Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Google Would you want your grandmother to see these sites???????
Other Research Websites Hoovers.com Manta.com (small business research) Dun & Bradstreet Wall Street Journal Occupational Handbook Business Weekly & Forbes Weddle's Assoc. Directory Fortune 500 Chronicle for Higher Education
Other Resources Federal Government Department of Defense Professional organizations/journals Contract Agencies Headhunting Firms Temporary Services Campus Informational Meeting Newspapers Magazines
2011 Fall Career Fair Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Student Development Complex Sponsored by Career Services and Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity
2011 Fall Career Development Series September 6-7; 13&15 Resume Blitz Where: Memorial Union Building, Room: Commons When: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Stop in at the Memorial Union Building Commons area from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM for a quick resume review. September 8 & 14 New This Year! Career Development Conference Where: Memorial Union Building, Room: Ballroom A, B1, B2, and B3 When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM BUILD A STRONG RESUME - Develop a stand-out resume and learn how to showcase your strengths and experience INTERVIEW SKILLS - Learn what to expect and how to prepare for that all-important interview CAREER FAIR PREP - Hear about what companies expect from you and learn how to prepare yourself to be successful at the 2011 fall career fair 60 SECOND INFO-MERCIAL - Develop and practice your professional introduction We're offering all 4 learning sessions concurrently - every hour, for two days, in one place. Choose times and dates that are convenient for you to learn valuable Career Development skills.
2011 Fall Career Development Series September 19-23 Interview Skills Week Where: Administration Building(Career Services Office), Room: 220 When: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Practice interviewing and get vital feedback to strengthen your interview skills. Contact Career Services to schedule an appointment. September 21 Why do a Co-op or Internship? Where: EERC, Room: 103 When: 6:00 PM Learn all about the benefits of a co-op or internship, how to get one, and hear from students about their experiences.
The Job Offer
Multiple offers, not multiple acceptances
Report your offers through BANWEB
The Rejection Letter
Don’t tell yourself “NO”!
Stay on target!
Try something new!
Never give up!
Be Prepared to Battle pop Create your own career battle plan
Leveraging Your Alumni Network Here to talk to you about the Michigan Tech Alumni Association and how networking with Michigan Tech alums can be a valuable resource in your job search. Brenda Rudiger Director Alumni Relations
Explore Your Network Michigan Tech Alumni Association Get Connected - mtu.edu/alumni Over 69,000 alumni in over 100 countries Networking Tools Chapters / Husky on the Move HuskyLink Online Directory Linkedin Facebook
Be Prepared to Battle "Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction." John C. Crosby
Over 200 Alumni mentors waiting to connect
Search the Mentor Directory or contact firstname.lastname@example.org connect with a mentor
Career Plan Checklist
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Career ServicesYour Helping Hands! NEW Location – 220 Administration Building Office hours: Mon – Fri 8 am – 5 pm For an appointment call 487-2313 Email address: email@example.com Website: www.career.mtu.edu