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    20090817 Alumni Association Wolverine Boot Camp Nyc Workshop 20090817 Alumni Association Wolverine Boot Camp Nyc Workshop Presentation Transcript

    • Career GPS - Navigating the Best Path to Your Destination
      Al Cotrone, Director
      Career Development and Student Affairs
    • Agenda
      Greetings and Introduction
      How did I get here?
      Status from Ann Arbor
      Workshop
      Interrupt the Speaker, Really!
    • A Different View of the Search
      There are dozens of companies (in addition to your own?) out there that have the exact ideal job for you, but…
      Opportunities arise on their own timeline
      (usually NOT when we want them!)
      Chances of your bad day being the day your spot is open is slim
    • Also…
      The %s of cold responses that yield is low
      Who gets the job?...someone who knows someone!
      By the time it hits the listing, it’s already filled!
      Internal is better than external
    • The Prescription, then, is Clear:
      Start well before the timeline begins and establish a relationship
      Extend it across the timeline untilthe point where they have the opportunity
      and you are the warm introduction
      …So how does one do this?
    • The Program – M Go Blueprint!
      Self-assess
      Refine understanding and elevator story
      (Only then should you) Prepare resume
      Identify company potentials that “should have” the job you seek
      Establish 1-2 protégé relationships per week
      Add each and every contact to your update list (and then update them!)
    • What’s Passive and Why it Doesn’t Work
      That’s why lists and search firm inquiries are actually passive – even if you do them every day!
      They ALL look good when you’re passive
      They make you the outside candidate
      Why leave it to chance – That is NOT how you got where you are in life today!!!!
      Taking Charge versus Being Passive
    • Advantages to staying home
      The job you seek may be at your current employer
      Go to your employer first
      Use the search skills discussed today internally
      You may be able to avoid the “Executive’s Curse”
      Avoid a vindictive job search
      Looking over your shoulder
      Better to ask first than threaten when it is too late (trust broken)
      Give them the chance to ignore you – they won’t
    • Why is Clear Focus Needed?
      The impression created to everyone that you come into contact with
      What is an “interview” in our society?
      How does hiring really happen?
      Remember
      Those who keep options open…don’t
      Someone who can do anything…can’t
    • Imperative to Start with Self-Assessment
      5. HR/Job Postings
      5.
      4.
      4. Develop Strategic Relationships
      3.
      2.
      3. Now! Do your resume.
      1.
      2. People in front of whom you can be somewhat ignorant
      1. Self-assessment
    • Career Leader Version of Skills
      Career Leader – Different universe of “skills” 8 to choose from:
      Application of technology (streamlining)
      Quantitative analysis
      Theory development and conceptual thinking
      Creative production
      Counsel and mentor
      Manage people
      Enterprise control
      Influence through language and ideas
    • Career Leader Reward Areas
      Lifestyle
      Autonomy
      Power & Influence
      Variety
      Manage & Direct
      Security
      Positioning
      Altruism
      Recognition
      Prestige
      Colleagues & Affiliates
      Intellectual Challenge
      Financial Considerations
    • Al’s Zone Times Spreadsheet Activity
      List 5 zone times
      List some skills used in your zone times
      Indicate environments from zone times
    • Resumes
      Change from, “Here’s what I’ve done, so what can I be?” or “Here’s everything I’ve ever done – something has got to match”
      to…
      “Here’s the ideal career for me, now, what from my past should I highlight to present this image to the recruiter?”
    • Resume Reviews
      How does a resume get read?
    • Self-Assessment and Resume, then
      Can help you to know where you should be going
      Can show a potential employer where you’ve been that’s germane to where you’re going
      But how to get there?
    • Three Types of Networking
      Sales
      Maintenance
      Career Search
    • Four Types of Stories
      Four types of stories
      The truth (too much detail)
      Elevator story (15 sec)
      Personal odyssey (3 min)
      Behavioral Response
      Elevator (15 second speech)
      Receptions
      At this moment looking forward
      Personal Odyssey (3 min)
      One-on-one at career fairs, interview opening
      The journey from undergrad to now through to the future
      Behavioral – examples in CAR format
    • Protégé Approach (#1 of 2)
      Not: “got any jobs?”
      (You actually are not seeking now, so perfect)
      Rather, seek advice, accept (create) a mentor – flattery gets you everywhere
      Someone to listen to me!!!!
      How to be an insider
    • The Update Mechanism (#2 of 2)
      Sorry, they aren’t looking on your behalf
      Stay front of mind – how?
      Still never ask for anything (panhandler)
      Business reality of the timeline
      Resume – always - yes
      But – how do you be the one chosen?
    • The Program M Go Blueprint!
      Self-assess
      Refine understanding and elevator story
      Resume
      Company potentials
      X-ref companies into databases for people
      Establish 1-2 protégé relationships per week
      Add each and every contact to your update list
    • Don’t Ever Start Your Job Search!
      HR and the request for an interview starts a clock ticking on a decision (remember the timeline)
      Instead, establish an ongoing, advisory relationship
      Be disciplined about regular updates
      It’s really too simple
      And it’s guaranteed to work!
    • Imperative to Start with Self-Assessment
      5. HR/Job Postings
      5.
      4.
      4. Develop Strategic Relationships
      3.
      2.
      3. Now! Do your resume.
      1.
      2. People in front of whom you can be somewhat ignorant
      1. Self-assessment
    • Alumni Association: http://alumni.umich.edu/jobs
      Find a Job
      Post a Job
      CareerBeam Career Counseling Services
      Wolverine Occupational Resource Center (self-assessments, company info and more)
      Regional Career Events – club events
      Alumni Networks – mentoring
      Blue Hiring Blue – U-M employers looking to hire U-M alumni
      InCircle – social networking/career advice message board/job board
      Career Information for Students
      Panel of Experts