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The Job SearchNASW- JANUARY 22, 2013              Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
Who am I? Personal and Professional Coach for Women Specialize in Career Building and Empowerment Coaching Licensed Cli...
Who are you?     Share first name, last name       Where you last worked The weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten          ...
Tonight’s journey Brainstorming on Defining Your Specialty Online Searching/ Leveraging your resume Researching positio...
Define Your Specialty                Self-ExplorationThe difference between having a purpose and passion       in your job...
Leveraging your resume/ online searching Sites that aggregate jobs: www.indeed.com www.simplyhired.com Sites that spec...
Job sites that offer career advice www.careerbuilders.com www.youtube.com (trainings) www.nytimes.com www.monster.com...
Key words in Resumes  Include Key works in Resumes because recruitingsoftware “sweep” resumes to determine who matches    ...
Uploading Your Resumes Resume = Job Posting (key words) Works well if you are looking for similar work More successful ...
To Upload or Not to Upload 1.5 million resumes in one click to 75 of the top sites www.resumerabbit.com Tailor your res...
What is your resume? Not what you think Big Brother is watching                            Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bitt...
Part-time and Per Diem work Lack of Benefits In the back door/ known entity www.socialworkprn.com                      ...
You go to them. Research online about potential jobs. Find about a dozen places that fit your needs. Explore connection...
The insider advantage. The advantage of knowing insider information may help you get a referral or know how to get the jo...
Direct Mail Campaign Start with organizations you have researched extensively and continue out from there Include articl...
Thinking outside the box How do you think you can get the attention of someone you would like to talk to who is out of re...
The offline advantage 90% of job hunters are looking for work online and only 5% are looking offline (attending networkin...
Some offline Networking options Speaking Workshops Professional Organizations/ Conferences Meetups Alumni groups Hap...
Networking Exercise What Borough do you live in? If you live in Manhattan, divide up in the East and West Side. What is ...
Six degrees of separation Were there any coincidences in your group? Commonalities? Figure out a way to leverage these. ...
The Rule of Seven Seven contacts for someone to be confident referring                          you.      Social Media i...
You Do the Math I started January 5th (not liking social media), with 68 links  which connected me to 2,100,896+ others. ...
It takes two  Job Hunting with a partner or partners helps. Maybe someone you met today could be your job               ...
Career CoachingCareer Coaches are there to assist you depending on            your individual needs.     Self Exploration...
Wasserman Center for Career Development Take advantage of career development services at colleges/universities. NYU has ...
Volunteering/Internships Learning and staying connected Relieving stress and anxiety Leveraging job or referrals for si...
Trainings/Education Certifications Workshops/ Conferences Degree Programs                           Copyright 2013 Step...
Trends in Social Work O*Net (www.onetonline.com) Resource to explore positions and trends For example, Healthcare Socia...
It’s in the News… Trauma/ PTSD (Newtown/ Hurricane Sandy) Mental Health Aging Populations Children’s mental health- Au...
Questions/ Sharing What have been your major obstacles to finding work? How do you manage not getting burnt out in “The ...
Roller Coaster Ride Breathe in and out as you approach each day and hang on for the ride! I wish you great success in yo...
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National Association of Social Workers-NYC "Navigating the Job Search"

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Here are the slides from my workshop that I presented for "The Job Search: Special Series of Workshops", Hosted by the NASW-NYC New Professionals.

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  • How I got these jobs.
  • Skills, Interests, passions, dreams.
  • Explain Youtube
  • Notice language and jargon in ads “crisis intervention”, “prevention programming” or “diagnostic assessments”, “experience with groups”. Universities/ Certifications/ Job Titles/ Technical terms.
  • What can you offer them?
  • Refer to it in an email that you send it to someone. Write it on a business card you exchange to remember them.
  • About Laura
  • Again- they know your work and are comfortable hiring you or referring you
  • Is anyone aware of other trends???
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    1. 1. The Job SearchNASW- JANUARY 22, 2013 Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    2. 2. Who am I? Personal and Professional Coach for Women Specialize in Career Building and Empowerment Coaching Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Healthcare and Preventive Services Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    3. 3. Who are you?  Share first name, last name  Where you last worked The weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    4. 4. Tonight’s journey Brainstorming on Defining Your Specialty Online Searching/ Leveraging your resume Researching positions/ Becoming an insider Per Diem/ Part-time work Thinking outside the box Exercise/ BREAK Networking Exercise Career Development offices at colleges Volunteering/Internships/Training Trends in Social Work Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    5. 5. Define Your Specialty Self-ExplorationThe difference between having a purpose and passion in your job search and being ambiguous Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    6. 6. Leveraging your resume/ online searching Sites that aggregate jobs: www.indeed.com www.simplyhired.com Sites that specialize in Social Services www.socialservicejobs.com www.idealist.org www.nasw.org Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    7. 7. Job sites that offer career advice www.careerbuilders.com www.youtube.com (trainings) www.nytimes.com www.monster.com Just Google it! Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    8. 8. Key words in Resumes Include Key works in Resumes because recruitingsoftware “sweep” resumes to determine who matches their criteria. Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    9. 9. Uploading Your Resumes Resume = Job Posting (key words) Works well if you are looking for similar work More successful for Per Diem jobs Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    10. 10. To Upload or Not to Upload 1.5 million resumes in one click to 75 of the top sites www.resumerabbit.com Tailor your resume to jobs Identity theft SPAM Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    11. 11. What is your resume? Not what you think Big Brother is watching Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    12. 12. Part-time and Per Diem work Lack of Benefits In the back door/ known entity www.socialworkprn.com Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    13. 13. You go to them. Research online about potential jobs. Find about a dozen places that fit your needs. Explore connections to lead you to the Job. Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    14. 14. The insider advantage. The advantage of knowing insider information may help you get a referral or know how to get the job. Send resume directly to right person in organization. You may be able to write a grant proposal to help fill a void in the organization. Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    15. 15. Direct Mail Campaign Start with organizations you have researched extensively and continue out from there Include articles or resume and cover letters Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    16. 16. Thinking outside the box How do you think you can get the attention of someone you would like to talk to who is out of reach about getting hired at their organization? Start with a crazy idea and then get crazier and crazier. Have three index cards. Challenge yourself to make one of these ideas work. Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    17. 17. The offline advantage 90% of job hunters are looking for work online and only 5% are looking offline (attending networking events, setting up informational interviews). 70 to 80% of jobs are never posted. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that 70% of all jobs are found through networking. Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    18. 18. Some offline Networking options Speaking Workshops Professional Organizations/ Conferences Meetups Alumni groups Happy Hours Going to the Laundromat (you get my point!) Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    19. 19. Networking Exercise What Borough do you live in? If you live in Manhattan, divide up in the East and West Side. What is your area of interest in Social Work? Healthcare and or/ Palliative care? Substance Abuse Counseling? School Social Work? Private Practice? Mental Health Counseling? Child and Family Services? Elder Services? Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    20. 20. Six degrees of separation Were there any coincidences in your group? Commonalities? Figure out a way to leverage these. Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    21. 21. The Rule of Seven Seven contacts for someone to be confident referring you.  Social Media is one way to keep in contact. Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    22. 22. You Do the Math I started January 5th (not liking social media), with 68 links which connected me to 2,100,896+ others. In one day, this increased 3,119. My husband began using LinkedIn two years ago. He has 488 connections, which links him to 7 million, 982,485+ professionals. This increases about 23,000 people a day. Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    23. 23. It takes two  Job Hunting with a partner or partners helps. Maybe someone you met today could be your job hunting partner. Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    24. 24. Career CoachingCareer Coaches are there to assist you depending on your individual needs.  Self Exploration/ Developing your Brand  Setting goals for networking and job search  Building tools for marketing yourself Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    25. 25. Wasserman Center for Career Development Take advantage of career development services at colleges/universities. NYU has frequent guest lecturers on interview skills, marketing, and presentation skills. Alumni have assess to the NYU Career Net. Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    26. 26. Volunteering/Internships Learning and staying connected Relieving stress and anxiety Leveraging job or referrals for similar position Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    27. 27. Trainings/Education Certifications Workshops/ Conferences Degree Programs Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    28. 28. Trends in Social Work O*Net (www.onetonline.com) Resource to explore positions and trends For example, Healthcare Social workers have a bright outlook at 29% growth rate compared to other fields. Overall, social workers projected growth is between 10-19% between 2010-2020. Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    29. 29. It’s in the News… Trauma/ PTSD (Newtown/ Hurricane Sandy) Mental Health Aging Populations Children’s mental health- Autism Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    30. 30. Questions/ Sharing What have been your major obstacles to finding work? How do you manage not getting burnt out in “The Job Search” or do you feel burnt out? How have people you know that have found work done so? Do you have any further questions for me? Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
    31. 31. Roller Coaster Ride Breathe in and out as you approach each day and hang on for the ride! I wish you great success in your quest. Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved

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