Looking for that Job?<br />Your Job Search Strategy!<br />What is the condition of the economy?<br />Where do I get help?<...
The Economy<br /><ul><li>The Dow climbed over 12,300
New jobs being created
Corporate profits are climbing
Unemployment rate is dropping
A push to increase mining
Demand for raw minerals</li></li></ul><li>Recruiting Trends for 2010-2011<br />Industries that are showing increases in hi...
Heavy equipment/construction
Healthcare
Defense
Agriculture and food processing
Consulting Services
Utilities
Financial planning
Gas & Oil
Green (Renewable energy/environmental)</li></li></ul><li>How do you fit into one of these industries?<br />Healthcare<br /...
Liberal Arts – Management, Communications, Training, Research, PR
Engineering – Facility Management, Research, Purchasing</li></ul>Federal Government<br /><ul><li>Business – Accounting, Pu...
Psychology – Management, Training, PR, Teaching
Engineering – Management, Research, Consulting</li></li></ul><li>Recruiting Trends<br />More popular majors include:<br />...
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Still Looking For That Job? 2011

  1. 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. 2. The Economy<br /><ul><li>The Dow climbed over 12,300
  3. 3. New jobs being created
  4. 4. Corporate profits are climbing
  5. 5. Unemployment rate is dropping
  6. 6. A push to increase mining
  7. 7. Demand for raw minerals</li></li></ul><li>Recruiting Trends for 2010-2011<br />Industries that are showing increases in hiring.<br /><ul><li>Automotive
  8. 8. Heavy equipment/construction
  9. 9. Healthcare
  10. 10. Defense
  11. 11. Agriculture and food processing
  12. 12. Consulting Services
  13. 13. Utilities
  14. 14. Financial planning
  15. 15. Gas & Oil
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Liberal Arts – Management, Communications, Training, Research, PR
  18. 18. Engineering – Facility Management, Research, Purchasing</li></ul>Federal Government<br /><ul><li>Business – Accounting, Purchasing, Management, HR
  19. 19. Psychology – Management, Training, PR, Teaching
  20. 20. Engineering – Management, Research, Consulting</li></li></ul><li>Recruiting Trends<br />More popular majors include:<br /><ul><li>Accounting
  21. 21. Finance
  22. 22. I.T. related (CS, Software, MIS, CNSA, etc.)
  23. 23. Engineering
  24. 24. Supply Chain
  25. 25. Nursing
  26. 26. Health Tech
  27. 27. Agricultural Sciences</li></li></ul><li>Recruiting Trends<br /><ul><li>Caterpillar, GM, Chrysler and others companies are hiring
  28. 28. Less competition from Baby Boomers and experienced people
  29. 29. Recruiting on campus increasing
  30. 30. Salaries are increasing
  31. 31. Smaller retirement and medical benefit packages
  32. 32. The turn around has begun</li></li></ul><li>The Job Search Process<br />Students need to be:<br /><ul><li>FOCUSED
  33. 33. DIRECTED
  34. 34. CONNECTED</li></li></ul><li>Develop Your Plan<br /><ul><li>Inventory your skills – MyPlan, O*net, BLS
  35. 35. Choose your elective classes wisely – those that will help you develop skills needed in the job market
  36. 36. Polish your resume and cover letter
  37. 37. Practice your interviewing skills
  38. 38. Meet with a Career Advisor
  39. 39. Visit www.career.mtu.edu and NACElink often
  40. 40. Consider various size companies and organizations</li></li></ul><li>Avenues Within Job Market<br /><ul><li>Companies
  41. 41. Small, Medium & Large
  42. 42. Corporations</li></ul>Small, Medium & Large<br /><ul><li>Nonprofit Organizations
  43. 43. Government (Fed, State, & Local)</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Your Plan Checklist
  44. 44. Monitor job postings in NACElink
  45. 45. Monitor which companies that consistently come to campus to recruit (Career Services website)
  46. 46. Monitor other job posting systems
  47. 47. Attend other job fairs
  48. 48. Virtual job fairs
  49. 49. Company web sites and job fairs
  50. 50. Newspapers</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Your Check List
  51. 51. Search engines
  52. 52. Take an internship
  53. 53. Volunteer
  54. 54. Start at a lower position and work your way up
  55. 55. Contract agencies
  56. 56. Head Hunters
  57. 57. Temp Agencies
  58. 58. Networking</li></li></ul><li>Networking<br />Tier 1 – Immediate Family, Friends, Neighbors and Fellow Alumni (www.alumnirelations.mtu.edu)<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 />
  59. 59.
  60. 60. Informational Interview<br />Target a companies:<br /><ul><li>Location
  61. 61. Business
  62. 62. History of hiring MTU students
  63. 63. Employs an MTU alum</li></ul>Call to ask for an informational Interview:<br /><ul><li>Dress as you do for a job interview
  64. 64. Be prepared to ask pointed, informed, intelligent questions about the company
  65. 65. Also, ask your interviewee about his/her career path and what advice they can offer you
  66. 66. Send a thank you note within 24 hours</li></li></ul><li>Internet Resources<br /><ul><li>NACElink
  67. 67. Universe.jobs
  68. 68. Monster
  69. 69. Career Builder
  70. 70. Jobcentral
  71. 71. USA Jobs
  72. 72. Dept. of Defense
  73. 73. Google
  74. 74. Yahoo
  75. 75. Head Hunters</li></li></ul><li>Internet Resources Cont.<br /><ul><li>Contract Agencies
  76. 76. Hoovers
  77. 77. LinkedIn
  78. 78. Twitter
  79. 79. Manta.com
  80. 80. Jobbait.com
  81. 81. Temp Agencies – Kelly Services
  82. 82. *HuskyLink*
  83. 83. Facebook</li></li></ul><li>Be Relentless <br /><ul><li>Be creative and resourceful
  84. 84. Seize the moment
  85. 85. Read the news
  86. 86. Research emerging technologies/trends
  87. 87. Join professional organizations/read their journals
  88. 88. Attend conferences
  89. 89. Stay positive
  90. 90. Network, network, network, network</li></li></ul><li>Restrictive Search ???<br />Geographic Preference<br /><ul><li>Research newspaper in area
  91. 91. Check out Career Builder Chamber of Commerce
  92. 92. Use regional search sites:
  93. 93. Universe.jobs
  94. 94. NACElink
  95. 95. Jobcentral
  96. 96. Yahoo
  97. 97. Google</li></li></ul><li>Other Options<br /><ul><li>Additional course work – double major
  98. 98. Graduate school
  99. 99. Military (Officer Candidate School)
  100. 100. Peace Corps
  101. 101. Volunteer work</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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