UCSF OCPD How to organize an internship or job search as a student

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UCSF OCPD How to organize an internship or job search as a student

  1. 1. Organizing your internship & job search as a health professional studentOffice of Career & Professional DevelopmentUniversity of California, San Francisco
  2. 2. Organizing Your Job Search 2 Organizing your internship or job search doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With a little planning, it can be a manageable project to help you find the position that is right for you.© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Organizing Your Job Search 3 Organizing your internship or job search doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With a little planning, it can be a manageable project to help you find the position that is right for you.  Meet Shannon, our health professional student (a pharmacy student) who is looking for a position in a hospital setting© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Organizing Your Job Search 4  Meet Shannon, our health professional student (a pharmacy student) who is looking for a position in a hospital setting Let’s see how she organizes her search.© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Organizing Your Job Search 5  Rather than just check out job boards, she decides to be proactive.© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Organizing Your Job Search 6 Shannon does three things: 1. Sets her search parameters 2. Creates a Tracking List 3. Researches how the organizations hire© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. First, set your parameters 7  First, she selects a radius or geographical area to conduct her job search.© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. First, set your parameters 8  First, she selects a radius or geographical area to conduct her job search. Shannon’s job search radius area© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. First, set your parameters 9 When she has this radius – Shannon’s next step is to find the names of every organization that might hire her within that radius.© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. First, set your parameters 10 When selecting your radius, ask yourself:© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. First, set your parameters 11 When selecting your radius, ask yourself: 1. How far am I willing to commute each day? 2. How do I plan to get to work? (i.e. car, public transportation, carpool?) 3. How much will transportation cost per month? 4. Do employers in my field typically offer transportation benefits or are there telecommuting options? 5. Am I willing to relocate within California or outside the state for an opportunity?© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Second, Create Your Target List 12 When she has this radius – Shannon’s next step is to find the names of every organization that might hire her within that radius.© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Second, Create Your Target List 13 When she has this radius – Shannon’s next step is to find the names of every organization that might hire her within that radius. My Target List o Kaiser Oakland o Kaiser Hayward o Kaiser San Francisco o ……© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Second, Create Your Target List 14 When she has this radius – Shannon’s next step is to find the names of every organization that might hire her within that radius. My Target List o Kaiser Oakland o Kaiser Hayward But how does Shannon o Kaiser San Francisco find the organizations o …… within her parameters to complete her Target List?© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Second, Create Your Target List 15 To fill out her target list, Perform a google search to find she can: potential employers in a particular area.© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Second, Create Your Target List 16 To fill out her target list, Perform a google search to find she can: potential employers in a particular area. Example search terms:  List of hospitals in CA  List of retail pharmacies in SF Bay Area  List of Independent pharmacies in Los Angeles© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Second, Create Your Target List 17 To fill out her target list, Show her list to faculty, advisors, she can: friends, colleagues, family, professionals in the field, etc…© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. Second, Create Your Target List 18 To fill out her target list, Show her list to faculty, advisors, she can: friends, colleagues, family, professionals in the field, etc…  Let them know the type of organization as well as the location she would like to work in and ask for suggestions.© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Second, Create Your Target List 19 To fill out her target list, Visit her professional association’s web she can: site to see if they offer a list of member organizations in her area.© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Second, Create Your Target List 20 To fill out her target list, Visit her professional association’s web she can: site to see if they offer a list of member organizations in her area. Example:  California Society of Health System Pharmacists.  National Association of Chain Drugstores.  National Community Pharmacist Association.© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. Second, Create Your Target List 21 To fill out her target list, Do a search on LinkedIn. she can:© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. Second, Create Your Target List 22 To fill out her target list, Do a search on LinkedIn. she can:  Under the tab People, type search terms such as “hospital pharmacist San Francisco” and see where people are working© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  23. 23. Second, Create Your Target List 23 My Target List  Soon, Shannon has a list of o Kaiser Oakland 10-15 potential employers o Kaiser Hayward that you plan to target or track o Kaiser San Francisco during your job hunt. o Kaiser San Jose o SFGH o Alta Bates o Highland Hospital o Oakland Children’s o Stanford Hospitals o The VA o John Muir Medical Center o Good Samaritan Hospital o Regional Center of San Jose© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. Second, Create Your Target List 24 My Target List  Soon, Shannon has a list of o Kaiser Oakland 10-15 potential employers o Kaiser Hayward that you plan to target or track o Kaiser San Francisco during your job hunt. o Kaiser San Jose o SFGH o Alta Bates  We suggest focusing on no o Highland Hospital more than 10-15 o Oakland Children’s organizations at at any given o Stanford Hospitals time. Having more o The VA o John Muir Medical Center organizations than this, can o Good Samaritan Hospital be challenging when tracking o Regional Center of San Jose your efforts.© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  25. 25. Third, Find Out How Those Organizations Hire 25© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  26. 26. Third, Find Out How Those Organizations Hire 26 After Shannon has a targeted list of potential hospitals, she needs to research her potential organizations.© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  27. 27. Third, Find Out How Those Organizations Hire 27 After Shannon has a targeted list of potential hospitals, she needs to research her potential organizations. “Researching an organization” means she learns 3 things about them: 1. How individuals get hired 2. When they hire 3. If she has any connections at the organization© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  28. 28. Third, Find Out How Those Organizations Hire 28 After Shannon has a targeted list of potential hospitals, she needs to research her potential organizations. “Researching an organization” means she learns 3 things about them: 1. How individuals get hired 2. When they hire 3. If she has any connections at the organization© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  29. 29. Third, Find Out How Those Organizations Hire 29 “Researching an organization” means she learns 3 things about them: 1. How individuals get hired 2. When they hire 3. If she has any connections at the organization Let’s see what Shannon’s Tracking List looks like after she researches possible organizations.© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  30. 30. Shannon’s Tracking List 30 Organization How they hire When they hire Do I know anyone? Kaiser Oakland, Jobs not posted. Word Not clear – need to Nyota Uhura Hayward, SF of mouth learn Pavel Checkov recommendations Stanford Clinics and Website, craigslist, BA In September Montgomery Hospital Jobs.com Scott San Francisco General On website, drop of December Leo McCoy Hospital application in person UCSF Medical Center Apply online Begin posting in James Kirk September M Spock Alta Bates Medical Apply online Begin posting in No Center December. Oakland Childrens’ Website, give resume Apply at School of No Hospital to contact to pass on Pharmacy Career Fair© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  31. 31. Putting it All Together 31  With these simple steps, Shannon now has a game plan to organize her internship or job search.  She can target her efforts, leading to a more organized, and effective search.© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  32. 32. Putting it All Together 32 Now it’s your turn: 1. Set your internship or job search parameters 2. Jot down the organizations you know in those parameters and use the strategies mentioned to find more 3. Ask friends, colleagues, faculty and mentors for information to research the organizations to fill out your Tracking List© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  33. 33. Putting it All Together 33 Do you need more help in organizing your internship or job search?  Schedule a 1:1 appointment with a counselor to talk about job search strategies.  OCPD is located in the Medical Science Building, 513 Parnassus Ave, Room S140.  Call 476.4986, Mon – Fri, 8 am – 5 pm, to schedule an appointment.© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
  34. 34. For more career & professional development resources for professional students, visit us at career.ucsf.eduOffice of Career & Professional DevelopmentUniversity of California, San Francisco

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