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MUC295 LEC1b Job Search 101
MUC295 LEC1b Job Search 101
MUC295 LEC1b Job Search 101
MUC295 LEC1b Job Search 101
MUC295 LEC1b Job Search 101
MUC295 LEC1b Job Search 101
MUC295 LEC1b Job Search 101
MUC295 LEC1b Job Search 101
MUC295 LEC1b Job Search 101
MUC295 LEC1b Job Search 101
MUC295 LEC1b Job Search 101
MUC295 LEC1b Job Search 101
MUC295 LEC1b Job Search 101
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MUC295 LEC1b Job Search 101

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Introduction to Job Searching Path 1

Introduction to Job Searching Path 1

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  • 1. Job Search 101
  • 2. Realities of Job Hunting <ul><li>Companies are in business to make money </li></ul><ul><li>Companies make money by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generating revenue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saving Money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being efficient & productive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Companies hire people who understand their financial priorities and are efficient with time and budget management- they look for “problem-solvers” </li></ul>
  • 3. Realities of Job Hunting <ul><li>Successful Job hunting requires multiple tactics and a long-term career plan </li></ul><ul><li>In general, employers hire based on proven credentials , not potential </li></ul><ul><li>Most people do not get a promotion when they change jobs; they get a promotion after they have proven themselves at the job they currently have </li></ul><ul><li>Practical job hunting involves honestly assessing your “ability to succeed” in the position… from the employers point of view </li></ul>
  • 4. Ability to Succeed <ul><li>From an employer’s perspective, the ability to succeed is demonstrated, first, by a resume that details 70% or more of the required skills and experience for a given position </li></ul><ul><li>If you have successfully handled 70% or more of the required skills already, then you are a good candidate for a selected position </li></ul><ul><li>“ Being able to succeed” should be a top criteria used to select positions of interest </li></ul>
  • 5. Your TJD <ul><li>Your Target Job: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interest/Fulfillment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to do 70% or more of the job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remuneration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practicality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: You can also create a secondary job search. Secondary positions can often lead to landing your primary/target position. </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Defining your TJD <ul><li>Identifying your Target Job Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search internet, classifieds, etc. for 6-10 examples of your chosen job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List all the variations on the job title- identify the most common job title for your position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for the common skill requirements- list them in descending order- most common to least common. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List all the problems that need solving in this position- most common to least common </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Defining your TJD <ul><ul><li>Target Job Description GOAL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a complete picture of the: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Job Titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience and education required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliverables or solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional behaviors required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keywords that are commonly used to describe position priorities </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Your Job Search <ul><li>Employee turn-over is generally at 14% in the US </li></ul><ul><li>1/3of hires come from employers’ personal networks and prior contacts </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 of hires come from the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 of hires come from from a mix of: </li></ul><ul><li>Job fairs Recruiters Temp-to-perm hires </li></ul>
  • 9. Your Job Search & the Internet <ul><li>Of the Internet hires: </li></ul><ul><li>38% of new hires come through a company’s website </li></ul><ul><li>14.5% come from the big job boards (Monster, Careerbuilder, Hotjobs) </li></ul><ul><li>17% come from specialty/professional websites </li></ul><ul><li>30% come from other sources </li></ul>
  • 10. Your Job Search & Networking <ul><li>Join and maintain a presence/profile with: </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin </li></ul><ul><li>Your Alumni association </li></ul><ul><li>Professional associations  help with committees </li></ul><ul><li>Community associations </li></ul><ul><li>Go to professional conferences  Bring business cards </li></ul><ul><li>Send potential job opportunities to others </li></ul><ul><li>ASK for referrals and recommendations </li></ul>
  • 11. Your Job Search <ul><li>Find job listings and/or jobs in: </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Trade Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Association websites </li></ul><ul><li>Employer websites </li></ul><ul><li>School Career Offices </li></ul><ul><li>Propose your own job </li></ul>
  • 12. Your Job Search & Other Methods <ul><li>Find jobs by: </li></ul><ul><li>Doing an internship or unpaid apprenticeship </li></ul><ul><li>Using the “Carpet-bomb” approach and sending a basic package to all potential employers </li></ul><ul><li>Taking Temp jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Headhunters/Staffing agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Attending job fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Knocking on doors/cold calling </li></ul>
  • 13. Success in Job Searching <ul><li>Be sure you have a majority of the skills and education required for the job </li></ul><ul><li>Gain experience via internships and apprenticeships, if necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Develop targeted resumes and cover letters </li></ul><ul><li>Use your contacts to get names of hiring managers </li></ul><ul><li>Resend applications and resumes more than once, if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize professional experiences/ Downplay school/education </li></ul>

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