Your Career, Your Future - November 2011

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Are you a senior, or a recent graduate with an interior design degree wondering how to best apply your skills and find employment. The market has changed, the jobs are hard to come by. Understand where the industry is going, position yourself for success with these few tips.

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Your Career, Your Future - November 2011

  1. 1. Your career.Your future. Do you have what it takes to succeed?
  2. 2. NEW REALITY
  3. 3. Your career State of Construction
  4. 4. WHO ARE YOU?
  5. 5. “ I have no special talents.I am passionately curious.” ~ Albert Einstein
  6. 6. Your career The Brand of You • Know your brand (Passion, values, strengths, story) • Share your story (Tell everyone you know) • Don’t sit at your desk all day (Interact, build a brand) • Invest time and money in your brand (“I see you everywhere” effect) • Leverage social media and networking have the same amount of time – time is no excuse! ) (We all
  7. 7. POWER OFCOMMUNICATION
  8. 8. Forms of communicationYour career • The words you use to communicate your story • Written correspondence (email, letter, thank you notes, text messages/blog/posts) • Oral communication (elevator speech/introduction, voicemails) • Face-to-face interaction (physical appearance, body language/physical contact) • Think before you speak (active listening)
  9. 9. EMBRACINGTECHNOLOGY
  10. 10. Your career Online presence • Digital portfolio • Digital resume • LinkedIn profile • Other resources
  11. 11. Your career Online presence - digital portfolio ~ SlideShare ~ Folio Link ~ Prezi
  12. 12. Your career Online presence - digital resume ~ Visual CV
  13. 13. Your career Online presence - LinkedIn profile
  14. 14. Your career Online presence - other resources ~ Brazencareerist.com ~ Bizme .biz
  15. 15. NETWORKNETWORK NETWORK
  16. 16. Your career Knowing people ASID FUEL www.asidwi.org www.fuelmilwaukee.org Network IIDA www.iidawi.org NKBA www.nkbawi.org WGBA www.wgba.org
  17. 17. Social Media Revolution Video prepared by Eric Qualman
  18. 18. Your career If you think no one watches your online activity, think again... According to a survey of 300 hiring professionals conducted by Reppler,
  19. 19. DON’T BELEFT BEHIND
  20. 20. Your career Chart credit to Megan O’Neill for Social Times
  21. 21. LET’S GETSTARTED
  22. 22. Your career Preparing an elevator speech • What are your strengths? pinpoint your best features, achievements, areas of acceleration...not GPA, but true life experience. • Who is your target audience? understand who you are speaking to • What is the main benefit? use an active adverb like improve, broaden, help train...
  23. 23. GOOD LUCK Jenny S. Schrank Aga Artka p: 414/405-3011 p:414/213-4218jsrebs@yahoo.com contactme@agaartka.com

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