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A simple presentation for people beginning a job search.

A simple presentation for people beginning a job search.

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  • Mainly an IT guy. Job search techniques cut across all industries and job types.

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  • Job Search Techniques Barry Condrey CIO Chesterfield County, Virginia
  • BIO
    • HBO & Co – 2 Years
    • Motorola – 3 Years (RIF)
    • CS&R – 3 Years
    • Circuit City – 14 Years (RIF)
    • VITA / State of Virginia – 2 Years
    • Chesterfield County
  • Chesterfield County
    • 4,500 County Employees (non School)
    • Diverse Lines of Business
    • Family Atmosphere
    • Commitment to Quality
    • Job Security (?)
    • Why do you go to work?
  • Why are you here?
    • Unemployed?
      • Circuit City?
      • Land America?
      • Qimonda?
    • Underemployed?
    • Soon to be unemployed?
    • Just General Networking?
  • What’s Happened?
    • “ When the pace of change outside an organization becomes greater than the pace of change inside the organization the end is near”…
    • John R. Walter, Former President, AT&T
  • Societal Trends
    • Collaboration
    • Connectedness
    • Expectations
    • Workforce Changes
      • According to former Secretary of Education, Richard Riley, the top 10 jobs that will be in demand in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004.
      • The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have 10 to 14 jobs by age 38.
      • Within 10 years, the average tenure per job will be 18-36 months.
  • The Axe Falls! Now What? Relief? Panic? Shame? Fear? Guilt? Denial? Talk to your family! Throw a party! Stop Whining!
  • Now What?
    • Ask yourself a question:
    • To what degree did your job define you?
  • A Labor Shortage Hides …
    • “ Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked.”
    • Warren Buffett , 2001
  • Your New Job….
    • … . Is finding your next job!
    • Approach it like work:
      • Structure
      • Status Reports
      • Regular Hours
      • Use of Technology
      • Commitment to customer service
      • Use your unique knowledge, skills, abilities
    • Make sure your family understands this!
  • The Resume
    • Resumes do matter
    • Style depends on industry?
    • Lots of resources on the internet
    • Text only version
    • Many reviews - 3 things to change
    • 10 Second Rule
    • Keywords are important
    • Your resume is never really finished!
  • The Elevator Story
    • The first question:
    • Ms. Jones, tell us a little about yourself, your skills, knowledge and abilities that make you the best fit for this position?
    • Practice it
    • Have it ready
    • Use it
    • Don’t fear it
  • The Networks
    • Join them, use them
    • Six Degrees of Separation
    • LinkedIn, Blogs, Facebook, Twitter
    • A good time for YOU to start a blog
    • Old fashioned way – TALK TO PEOPLE
    • They CONNECT you
  • Use Everything!
    • Newspapers
    • Friends / Family / Church
    • Grocery store – try this!
    • Change the way to see the world
    • Act interested, even if you aren’t
  • The Plan
    • Single most important thing
    • Sweet spot?
    • Scatter Shot vs Focus
    • Plan the work, work the plan
    • Keeps you (and others) sane
    • Plan A, B, C – When to adjust it
    • Would you approach anything else in your life this important without a plan?
  • The Plan – Dimensions
    • Objective / type of work
    • Salary
    • Geography
    • Industry
    • Time
  • The Plan – Activities
    • Skills need sharpening?
    • Personal development?
    • Start a group?
    • Research?
    • Schedule?
    • What did you do with your time between jobs?
  • The Plan – Networks
    • Digital & Analog - We all have them
    • How will you use them?
    • How will you grow them?
    • How do they fit the dimensions?
    • How you can help other people will define how much help you can expect
  • You Get The Job ….
    • … then what?
    • Another party, of course
    • Keep networking. No job is forever.
    • Keep skills current
    • Keep talking to people
    • Don’t be surprised again
    • Next time it will be easier. Honest.
  • Resources
    • www.linkedin.com
    • www.Jobsabound.blogspot.com
    • www.RichmondITJobs.blogspot.com
    • Circuit City LinkedIn Group
    • www.twitter.com
    • Virginia Career Network – LinkedIn
  • Networking Event
    • Greater Richmond Technology Council (GRTC)
    •  
    • TechN.O.W. Event
    • March 3, 2009
    • 9:00am-3:00pm
    •  
    • Sheraton West off of Broad Street in (West End)
  • The Merciful End