Thinking Outside the Box with Your Job Search Angelique Torres April 2 nd , 2011 The Career Place, Woburn, MA
Exercise <ul><li>What are your areas of pain in your job search? </li></ul><ul><li>What have been some of the ways you hav...
Learning Objectives <ul><li>Understand and identify different job search techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Apply different tech...
Self-Assessment <ul><li>What is your timeline? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your skills and experiences? </li></ul><ul><li>W...
Job Search Box Online Job Boards Career Fairs Networking Networking Networking Networking Networking Networking Networking...
Outside the Box: Networking <ul><li>Career Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Informational Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>__________...
Internships <ul><li>Unpaid v. paid </li></ul><ul><li>Students v. non-students </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Unpaid Internship...
Professional Organizations <ul><li>Find a professional organization in your area of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Ca...
Social Networking Sites <ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic business card </li></ul><ul><li>Provides the followi...
Temporary Positions <ul><li>Contract/Temporary Positions through Staffing Agencies provide an opportunity for both the job...
Volunteer Opportunities <ul><li>By nature, these opportunities are unpaid </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to build skill set...
Exercise: Creating a Career Strategy <ul><li>In small groups, discuss the following: </li></ul><ul><li>What would you like...
Key Takeaways <ul><li>Job search is a process that takes creativity, effort, commitment, patience, and time </li></ul><ul>...
Resources <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Highly Effective Networking, Orville Pierson </li></ul><ul><li>How to Shorten th...
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  • The majority of job seekers are familiar with the traditional methods of a job search such as online job boards and job fairs. A call for a more creative approach is needed in order to gain employment in today’s economy. This workshop will provide you with the tools to diversify your job search strategy from the first-hand experience of a Recruiter who was a recent job seeker.
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    1. 1. Thinking Outside the Box with Your Job Search Angelique Torres April 2 nd , 2011 The Career Place, Woburn, MA
    2. 2. Exercise <ul><li>What are your areas of pain in your job search? </li></ul><ul><li>What have been some of the ways you have been looking for work? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Learning Objectives <ul><li>Understand and identify different job search techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Apply different techniques to your overall strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Feel energized and motivated to gain employment </li></ul><ul><li>Commit to at least one action as a takeaway </li></ul>
    4. 4. Self-Assessment <ul><li>What is your timeline? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your skills and experiences? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you good at? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you like to do versus what you don’t like to do? </li></ul>
    5. 5. Job Search Box Online Job Boards Career Fairs Networking Networking Networking Networking Networking Networking Networking Networking Networking Networking Networking
    6. 6. Outside the Box: Networking <ul><li>Career Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Informational Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>_______________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary Positions </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Opportunities </li></ul>
    7. 7. Internships <ul><li>Unpaid v. paid </li></ul><ul><li>Students v. non-students </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Unpaid Internship at Northeastern University </li></ul>
    8. 8. Professional Organizations <ul><li>Find a professional organization in your area of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Career Counselors Consortium, Northeast </li></ul>
    9. 9. Social Networking Sites <ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic business card </li></ul><ul><li>Provides the following: </li></ul><ul><li>- network of contacts </li></ul><ul><li>- job listings </li></ul><ul><li>- groups </li></ul>
    10. 10. Temporary Positions <ul><li>Contract/Temporary Positions through Staffing Agencies provide an opportunity for both the job seeker and employee to test the relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Seek partnerships with Staffing Agencies in your area of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Randstad has placed me in two of my positions at Genzyme Corporation and Lesley University </li></ul>
    11. 11. Volunteer Opportunities <ul><li>By nature, these opportunities are unpaid </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to build skill set and your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Steering Committee at the Career Counselors Consortium and presenter at The Career Place in Woburn, MA </li></ul>
    12. 12. Exercise: Creating a Career Strategy <ul><li>In small groups, discuss the following: </li></ul><ul><li>What would you like to do? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your connections? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your next steps? </li></ul>
    13. 13. Key Takeaways <ul><li>Job search is a process that takes creativity, effort, commitment, patience, and time </li></ul><ul><li>Gaining employment is achievable </li></ul>
    14. 14. Resources <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Highly Effective Networking, Orville Pierson </li></ul><ul><li>How to Shorten the Odds for Job Search Success - and Much More - 101 World Class Expert Facts, Hints, Tips and Advice on Job Search Techniques, Valerie Nichols </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search Networking Tactics - 4 Tips For Leveraging Conferences to Build Industry Contacts Quickly - And Much More - 187 World Class Expert Facts, Hints, Tips and Advice on Job Search Techniques, Martin Walker </li></ul><ul><li>Rick Gillis: Really Useful Job Search Tactics: A Handbook of Contemporary Job Hunting Techniques, Rick Gillis </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Job Search Guide, Whitcomb, Bryan and Dib </li></ul><ul><li>What Color is Your Parachute, Richard Nelson Bolles </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>http://amby.com/worksite/search.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://learn.linkedin.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bls.gov/oco/oco20042.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.highlyeffectivejobsearch.com/thebooks/networkingbook.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.quintcareers.com/job_reality_checks.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/2095.pdf </li></ul>
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