How To Find A Job No Matter The Economic Climate


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How To Find A Job No Matter The Economic Climate

  1. 1. The best way to find a job<br />no matter the<br /> economic climate <br />Ute Perkovic<br />B.A. Psychology, Certificate in Career Development<br />Employment Specialist<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Session Objectives<br />By the end of this session, you will:<br />Know the 2 main ways to look for a job<br />Know of 2 specific job search techniques<br />Be able to define what the “Hidden Job Market” is<br />Understand what networking is all about<br />Know of 2 great ways to network<br />2<br />
  3. 3. How do I find a job?<br />There are onlytwo ways to look for a job:<br />The employer looks for you – Advertised Job Market<br />You look for the employer – Hidden Job Market<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Developing Job Leads through the <br />Advertised Job Market<br />The employer looks for you through:<br />Want Ads/Job Ads<br />Newspaper<br />On-line job posting sites (i.e. Canada Job Bank) <br />Post-secondary job centres<br />Professional / trade organization postings<br />Corporate Career Centre postings (HR)<br />Search Firms & Placement Agencies <br />11% of job seekers find work through this method*<br />4<br />* 27 Feb 2009)<br />
  5. 5. Developing Job Leads through the Hidden Job Market<br />You lookfor the employer through:<br />Networking <br />Cold calling<br />Other research (through the Internet, referrals, etc.) <br /><ul><li>64% of job seekers have found work through Networking. 1
  6. 6. It's not what you know; it's who you know that gets you hired.[…]</li></ul>61% to 85% of people land new careers through Networking.2<br />5<br />Connecting with people <br />“More job leads are developed/discovered through networking than any other method.” (Hansen, 2009)<br /> (accessed 27 Feb 2009)<br />2 21 Apr 2010)<br />
  7. 7. 6<br />Have the right mindset <br />It’s about getting out of your comfort zone<br /><ul><li>Change can be uncomfortable
  8. 8. It’s easy to use the state of the economy as an excuse</li></ul>It’s aboutcultivatingrelationships<br /><ul><li>Farming vs. Hunting</li></ul>It takes time<br /><ul><li>Quality vs. Quantity</li></ul>It requires some planning<br /><ul><li>Do your homework
  9. 9. Know your focus</li></ul>It’s about effort<br /><ul><li>0 x 0 = 0</li></ul>It requires a positive attitude<br /><ul><li>Your body language can be easily read by others. Smiling attracts others to you! </li></li></ul><li>Meet people <br />7<br />Connect with…<br />Those you know already <br />Post-Secondary job centres<br />Alumni offices<br />Businesses as listed in the phone book<br />People at their work place<br />Employers at job/career fairs<br />Special events – trade shows, etc.<br />Contacts as listed on an organization’s web page<br />Human Resource department staff<br />Contacts within professional/trade organizations or associations<br />Search firms and placement agencies<br />People at church<br />
  10. 10. 8<br />What do I say when I am networking?<br />Have some conversation openers<br />Have an Elevator Speech<br /><ul><li> Who am I?
  11. 11. What field or industry am I in?
  12. 12. In what capacity do I serve/work?
  13. 13. What makes me unique?
  14. 14. What benefits can employers derive from</li></ul>my skills based on my proven accomplishments?<br />Listen and ask questions<br /><ul><li>Collaborate on needs
  15. 15. Ask for business cards
  16. 16. Ask for referrals
  17. 17. Ask permission to connect again soon</li></ul>Give leads or referrals whenever possible<br /><ul><li>Practice the “givers gain” philosophy</li></li></ul><li>9<br />Take your networking tools with you everywhere!<br />Business cards<br /><ul><li>Your strengths, value, vision
  18. 18. Resume highlights
  19. 19. Give them to all you connect with </li></ul>Letter of introduction and/or cover letter<br />Resume<br />Portfolio<br />Phone <br />Thank you cards<br />
  20. 20. 10<br />Network effectively<br />Incorporate different ways to network<br /><ul><li>Information Interviews
  21. 21. Cold Calling
  22. 22. Volunteering
  23. 23. Attend activities where you may network</li></ul>Make lists<br /><ul><li>Of people you would like to connect with
  24. 24. Of questions you would ask
  25. 25. Of people you have contacted</li></ul>Practice <br /><ul><li>Your Elevator Speech
  26. 26. Conversation Openers</li></li></ul><li>11<br />Network effectively cont.<br />Be courteous<br /><ul><li>Send a thank you email or note</li></ul>Follow-up every job lead<br /><ul><li>Write on the back of a contact’s business card how you met them and/or who they have referred you to.
  27. 27. Be friendly, persistent, but don’t be a pest
  28. 28. Once you get a new job, keep networking!</li></ul>The goal is you don’t have to be a networking super hero, just do a little something each day to get yourself “out there”…<br />
  29. 29. 12<br />Be yourself!<br /><ul><li>Be authentic
  30. 30. Helps build trust</li></li></ul><li>13<br />Quiz<br />What are the only ways to search for a job?<br />Name 2 specific job search techniques.<br />Define the “Hidden Job Market”.<br />Networking is about <br />getting out of your _____ zone<br />_______ relationships, and <br />_______ (clue: 0x0=0)<br />What are two great ways to network?<br />
  31. 31. Thank You<br />&<br />HAPPY<br /> JOB FARMING!<br />