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Job Search Strategies for the Creative Professional The Art Institute of Las Vegas Career Services
The Basics of Finding a Job <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Started </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Positive Impress...
<ul><li>Getting Started </li></ul>
<ul><li>“  Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell’em, ‘Certainly, I can!’. Then get busy and find out how to do ...
Job Sources  -  Traditional <ul><li>Mass Media </li></ul><ul><li>- Community Publications </li></ul><ul><li>- Job Boards <...
Job Sources  -  Internet <ul><li>Online job databases </li></ul><ul><li>Post your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Research compan...
Other Employment Resources <ul><li>Career Services  </li></ul><ul><li>Internships  </li></ul><ul><li>Job Fairs </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Creating a Positive Impression </li></ul>
The Resume <ul><li>Content and Organization is critical </li></ul><ul><li>- employers often look at resumes very quickly, ...
The Resume <ul><li>Highlight important features / skills </li></ul><ul><li>Use phrases instead of complete sentences, begi...
The Resume <ul><li>Make your resume easy to read and distribute in all formats </li></ul><ul><li>- text only version for f...
The Cover Letter <ul><li>Your first impression </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it positive – sell yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Target...
The Interview <ul><li>Congratulations – you have been invited to an interview! Do your homework. </li></ul><ul><li>- Resea...
Interview Styles <ul><li>Traditional Interview </li></ul><ul><li>- In-person & telephone </li></ul><ul><li>- Resume is the...
Interview Tips <ul><li>Be Prepared  </li></ul><ul><li>Be Enthusiastic </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive 5-10 minutes early </li></u...
Top 5 Things a Creative Company looks for in an Entry Level Candidate <ul><li>A good portfolio and corresponding resume. <...
<ul><li>Managing Your Job Search </li></ul>
Managing Your Job Search <ul><li>Stay organized </li></ul><ul><li>Budget your time </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate effective...
Stay Organized <ul><li>Determine what type of job you want </li></ul><ul><li>Create a list of companies who hire for jobs ...
Communicate Effectively <ul><li>Keep up with your network </li></ul><ul><li>Practice presentation skills </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Questions & Answers </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Job Search Strategies for the Creative Professional The Art Institute of Las Vegas Career Services
  2. 2. The Basics of Finding a Job <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Started </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Positive Impression </li></ul><ul><li>Managing your job search </li></ul><ul><li>Questions & Answers </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Getting Started </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell’em, ‘Certainly, I can!’. Then get busy and find out how to do it.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Theodore Roosevelt </li></ul><ul><li>20 th U.S. President </li></ul><ul><li>(1858 – 1919) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Job Sources - Traditional <ul><li>Mass Media </li></ul><ul><li>- Community Publications </li></ul><ul><li>- Job Boards </li></ul><ul><li>- Trade Journals </li></ul><ul><li>- Professional Journals / Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>- Specialty Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>- Professional Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>- Industry Events / Job Fairs </li></ul><ul><li>- Friends & Family </li></ul>
  6. 6. Job Sources - Internet <ul><li>Online job databases </li></ul><ul><li>Post your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Research company websites </li></ul><ul><li>Research industry trends </li></ul><ul><li>- Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>- Business Chronicle </li></ul>
  7. 7. Other Employment Resources <ul><li>Career Services </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Job Fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiters / Staffing Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>State labor department / employment offices </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Creating a Positive Impression </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Resume <ul><li>Content and Organization is critical </li></ul><ul><li>- employers often look at resumes very quickly, </li></ul><ul><li>giving 10-15 seconds to each one . </li></ul><ul><li>Format enhances the “package” </li></ul><ul><li>- eye-catching but clean and easy to read </li></ul><ul><li>- have a “look” and keep it consistent </li></ul><ul><li>- perfection – NO Typos </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Resume <ul><li>Highlight important features / skills </li></ul><ul><li>Use phrases instead of complete sentences, beginning with action verbs </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g. chaired, developed, produced) </li></ul><ul><li>One page resumes are best </li></ul><ul><li>Carefully proofread your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Print it on quality paper </li></ul><ul><li>Include a url to a portfolio website of your work </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to include your contact information </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Resume <ul><li>Make your resume easy to read and distribute in all formats </li></ul><ul><li>- text only version for faxing or posting to </li></ul><ul><li>job boards </li></ul><ul><li>- eye-catching version for interviews and </li></ul><ul><li>job fairs </li></ul><ul><li>- electronic version for email (e.g. pdf or word) </li></ul><ul><li>Your resume is always a work in progress & should be personalized for each job you apply for. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Cover Letter <ul><li>Your first impression </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it positive – sell yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Target your letter </li></ul><ul><li>- always write your letter to a specific individual </li></ul><ul><li>Follow today’s business letter rules </li></ul><ul><li>Print your cover letter on the same paper as your resume. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Interview <ul><li>Congratulations – you have been invited to an interview! Do your homework. </li></ul><ul><li>- Research the company </li></ul><ul><li>- Check out the company’s website </li></ul><ul><li>- Find out as much as you can about the job </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to tell why you are a good match for the position </li></ul><ul><li>Practice, Practice, Practice </li></ul>
  14. 14. Interview Styles <ul><li>Traditional Interview </li></ul><ul><li>- In-person & telephone </li></ul><ul><li>- Resume is the frame of reference </li></ul><ul><li>Behavioral Event Interview </li></ul><ul><li>- Questions about how the candidate dealt with a </li></ul><ul><li>situation in the past </li></ul><ul><li>- Give me an example of a time when you had to </li></ul><ul><li>handle multiple projects at one time. </li></ul><ul><li>Panel or Group Interview </li></ul><ul><li>- Saves the company time </li></ul><ul><li>- Determines your team spirit </li></ul>
  15. 15. Interview Tips <ul><li>Be Prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Be Enthusiastic </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive 5-10 minutes early </li></ul><ul><li>Know your 3 key strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Provide examples and details to support your answers </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Have an objective (e.g. second interview / job offer) </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-Up and Send a “Thank You” note </li></ul>
  16. 16. Top 5 Things a Creative Company looks for in an Entry Level Candidate <ul><li>A good portfolio and corresponding resume. </li></ul><ul><li>A good listener …. When you can listen that means you can learn as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency …. In your work, in what you say, how you present yourself, and in your resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Proficiency in related software packages. </li></ul><ul><li>A good match & eager attitude. Willing to learn about the company, be a team player, and work hard. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Managing Your Job Search </li></ul>
  18. 18. Managing Your Job Search <ul><li>Stay organized </li></ul><ul><li>Budget your time </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on goals </li></ul>
  19. 19. Stay Organized <ul><li>Determine what type of job you want </li></ul><ul><li>Create a list of companies who hire for jobs that you are interested in or qualify for </li></ul><ul><li>Document job search efforts </li></ul><ul><li>- create a job search binder or file </li></ul><ul><li>- keep information about jobs you have applied for </li></ul><ul><li>or interviewed for </li></ul><ul><li>Track results </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your resume up-to-date </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up </li></ul>
  20. 20. Communicate Effectively <ul><li>Keep up with your network </li></ul><ul><li>Practice presentation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a positive attitude </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Questions & Answers </li></ul>

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