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.

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.
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  • Again- they know your work and are comfortable hiring you or referring you
  • Is anyone aware of other trends???

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  • 1. The Job SearchNASW- JANUARY 22, 2013 Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. What is your resume? Not what you think Big Brother is watching Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Trainings/Education Certifications Workshops/ Conferences Degree Programs Copyright 2013 Stephanie Bittle LCSW all rights reserved
  • 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. 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. 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. 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