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How to Update Your Job Search

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Have Job Search Strategies changed since you last looked for work. Have you done everything you can think of but you still don't have a job. Have questions about developing relationship with people ...

Have Job Search Strategies changed since you last looked for work. Have you done everything you can think of but you still don't have a job. Have questions about developing relationship with people who can help you. Need help identifying and connecting with the decision makers. Check out this presentation and contact me after hiremecaptialarea@gmail.com

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    How to Update Your Job Search How to Update Your Job Search Presentation Transcript

    • So you’re looking for a job
      • You’ve got your cover letter and 3 different versions of your resume
      • WHO CARES
    • Economic Data Continued claims are now at 5.73 million - the all time record.
      • There are more jobs being lost than created.
      • - David Silverman
      The U.S. Department of Labor reported in June that job seekers outnumber reported job openings by about 5 to 1.
      • LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR WORK
      • AND ALL OF THEM HAVE RESUMES
    • Google search
      • “write a resume” - 299,000 results
      • “resume advice” - 103,000 results
      • “cover letter advice” - 14,800 results
      • That’s allot of advice
      • “ For every 1,470 resumes, there’s 1 job offer made and accepted”
      • Richard Bolles, bestselling author, What Color is Your Parachute?
      • I Applied for 1,700 jobs ,
      • many of them online
      • 13 interviews but NO solid offers
      • http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_12310659?nclick_check=1
    • I Applied for 300 Jobs (Still Didn't Hear from McDonald's)
      • I wasn't unqualified but rather not as qualified as other applicants —
      • the results speak for themselves: three hundred résumés sent, eight interviews, and two real prospects , both doing something I think I would hate.
      • -Richard Dorment
      • http://www.esquire.com/features/best-job-searches-0709?src=digg
      • Insanity : doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein
    • A RESUME IS AN EXCUSE TO REJECT YOU
    • Hiring Process
      • An Employer Posts a Job Opening
      • You Apply online, with written application, or with a resume and cover letter
      • You are immediately rejected based on their requirements or you move to the next stage
    • Once you send me your resume I can say” Oh They're missing this or they’re missing that and Boo You're Out
    • David vs Goliath
      • When underdogs choose not to play by Goliath’s rules, they win.
    •  
      • “ Brands are built on what people are saying about you, not what you’re saying about yourself.”
      • Guy Kawasaki
    • So What’s your Plan
      • a fool with a plan can beat a genius with no plan.
      •    -- Boone Pickens
    • How Most People look for Work
      • Want Ads/ Sunday Papers
      • Internet
      • Employment Agencies
      • Word of Mouth
      • Direct Contact with Employers
    • How Employers Fill Jobs
      • Internal Networks
      • External Networks (Professional Organizations)
      • Placement Employment Agencies
      • Civil Service Lists
    • How do you look for job openings
      • Job Boards percentage of job-seekers who actually get their jobs off the boards is relatively low about 5-10 percent
      • Recruiters -- About 10-20 percent of people in search find their jobs through recruiters
      • Cold Calling -- Approximately 10-20 percent of people in search find their jobs by cold calling on potential decision makers in companies
      • Networking -- Close to 70-80 percent of people in search get their jobs through networking
      • So why are you still talking about your resume and cover letter?
    • 70-80 percent get their jobs through NETWORKING Again just in case you missed it earlier
      • So what is the
      • first question
      • you should be asking ?
    • Where Do You Want To Work
      • Spend all of your time and effort
      • looking for the ‘wrong’ job
      • and not only will you be unable
      • to convince a potential employer of your
      • motivation and enthusiasm ,
      • but you will also be leading yourself along
      • the road to future unhappiness.
      • Book of Lists
      • On-Line Directories
      • Dun’s Regional Directory
      • Chamber of Commerce Directories
      • Upstate NY Business Directory
      • Yellow Pages
      • http://www.criticat.com/
      • www. glassdoor .com/
      • INC 500
      • Forbes List for America's Best Small Companies Local Business Newspapers
      • http://www.hooversbiz.com/2009/06/16/using-hoovers-in-your-job-search-for-free/
      • http:// www.google.com /Top/Business/
      Gather as much Information on those Companies as you can
    • Where
      • Target A Target B Target C
      • 1. 1. 1.
      • 2. 2. 2.
      • 3. 3. 3.
    • Who do you know at the places you want to work
    • (Who) Networking List
      • Friends
      • Relatives
      • Former Employees
      • Former Co-Workers
      • Service Provides
      • Professional Organizations
    • Have You Developed a Networking plan?
    • Set your Own NETWORKING GOALS
      • Events to attend
      • People to meet
      • Emails to write
      • Calls to make
      • Articles/physical mail to send
    • How can I manage my network
      • http:// www.jibberjobber.com
      • http://www.slideshare.net/jasonalba/what-is-jibberjobber
      • Oh ok I get it
      • I’ll start cold calling people to start this networking thing right away.
      • NO
      • YOU DON’T GET
      • It.
      • Don’t Make Cold Calls MAKE WARM CALLS
      • Use these 4 rules :
      • 1. Convey credibility: mention a familiar person or institution.
      • 2. GET FACE TIME
      • 3. State your value proposition: what can you do for them?
      • 4. Don’t waste their time be informed about their industry, their specific job title, how you can help them solve a problem.
      51 Thoughts on Networking By Scott Ginsberg
      • BE INFORMED
      • about whom you meet/talk with
      • Find a point of common ground
      • Provide value
      51 Thoughts on Networking By Scott Ginsberg
    • Less about Me, More about We
      • Change your Mind Set
      • Return-on-Engagement
      • mutually beneficial relationships
      • FOLLOW UP or FAIL
      • Ping all the time 80 percent of building and maintaining relationships is just staying in touch (or “pinging”). Pinging takes effort.
      • Repeat and repeat again Becoming front and center in someone’s mental Rolodex is contingent on one invaluable little concept: repetition.
      • It’s about starting a conversation and building a relationship
      • - Ben Thomas
      Networking
      • Yeah Yeah I know you’re that person that does not know anyone
      • Or everyone you know is unemployed also.
      • Or you don’t have time to network.
      • Having no time to network is a pure myth, and more often than not it’s just a convenient excuse for inaction.
      • Liz Lynch
    • The gift of unemployment is……… TIME Douglas E. Welch
    • Mark Granovetter Study Getting a Job
      • 56% of people find employment through a personal connection
      • 18.8 Advertisements/ Placement Agencies
      • 20% Applied Directly
      Stats are old but pay attention to the point
      • 16.7% saw their contact regularly
      • 55.6% saw their contact only occasionally
      • 28 % saw their contact rarely
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/alishalynn/3362812680
      Of those who used a contact to get a job
    • People are not getting jobs through their friends, they are getting jobs through their associations
    • /
      • Find your contacts within an organization
      • Find the Agency profile
      • Find people that work within the agency
      • Please contact me as I’m willing to help. This is only a bare bones presentation to help change your mindset.
      • Ben Thomas
      • [email_address]
      • But keep in mind I’ll ask for a certain amount of motivation and follow through
    •  
      • "You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do."
      • -Henry Ford
      • To end on a positive note
    • RICHARD ST. JOHN SECRETS OF SUCCESS IN 8 WORDS, 3 MINUTES
      • Persist through CRAP
      • http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_st_john_s_8_secrets_of_success.html
      • C RITICISM
      • R EJECTION
      • A
      • P ressure
      • "Success and happiness are not matters of chance but choice." ~Zig Ziglar
    •  
      • How Social Networks Are Changing Everything
      • By Jeffrey F. Rayport
      • What the Personal Branding Debate Can Teach Us about PR, Social Media & Ourselves
      • By Tiffany Monhollon | May 8, 2009
      • Link, Poke & Tweet: Amping Your Personal Brand, Digitally
      • http://www.slideshare.net/patchchord/link-poke-tweet?src =embed
      • How to Translate What You Do Into What’s In It For Others
      • By: Liz Lynch on May 7th, 2009 at 5:15 am
      • In Brand Yourself As , Networking , Personal Branding , Positioning | 8 Comments
      • http:// www.integritycareertransitions.com/blog/?p =422
      • http://www.kristidaeda.com/2009/05/11/sign-of-the-times-a-job-search-dont/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/10073060@N00/2232281538/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/26828262@N05/2531159232/in/photostream/
      • Richard Dorment
      • http://www.esquire.com/features/best-job-searches-0709?src=digg
      • 13 http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2008/03/why-bother-havi.html
      • 15 http://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/international_security/v026/26.1toft.html
      • 20-25 http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2008/03/why-bother-havi.html
      • 27 One Step At A Time – The Key To Self-Motivation http://www.integritycareertransitions.com/blog/?p=422
      • 28-30 Price vs Value - How to Overcome the Price Barrier http://www.chuckstarnaud.com/node/21
      • 31 dan pink career lessons www.slideshare.net/garr/ career -advice- 08
      • 32-36 How to Translate What You Do Into What’s In It For Others By: Liz Lynch on May 7th, 2009 at 5:15 am http://personalbrandingblog.com/how-to-translate-what-you-do-into-what%E2%80%99s-in-it-for-others/
      • 37+38 Job Search Success http://www.slideshare.net/cclibrary/job-search-success-1321441
      • 39+ 40 Quintessential Careers: Q&A with Barbara Safani www.quintcareers.com/career_experts/Barbara_Safani.html
      • 41-45 5 New Recruiter Skills for Success by Kevin Wheeler May 8, 2009, 5:55 am ET http://www.ere.net/2009/05/08/5-new-recruiter-skills-for-success/
      • 47+48 What is Your Recruiting Strategy? By Lou Adler, April 22, 2009 http://www.adlerconcepts.com/resources/column/newsletter/what_is_your_recruiting_strate.php
      • 52-55 Personal branding in the age of Google http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2009/02/personal-branding-in-the-age-of-google.html
      • 67+68 Why You Need a Portfolio in Your Career Toolbox Trace Cohen
      • 77-81, 85-91 51 Thoughts on Networking By Scott Ginsberg
      • 83-85 THE STRENGTH OF WEAK TIES: A NETWORK THEORY REVISITED Mark Granovetter http://www.si.umich.edu/~rfrost/courses/SI110/readings/In_Out_and_Beyond/Granovetter.pdf
      • 100-101 http://www.smartbrief.com/news/socialmedia/storyDetails.jsp?issueid=74FD04E9-9EEA-4D7B-A779-CCB72FA94069&copyid=0F2858E7-C53F-4FB7-9CC8-D5BF1C00D961&ref=twitter0F2858E7-C53F-4FB7-9CC8-D5BF1C00D961
      • 105-107 30-Minute Brand Building for Twitter By: Monica O'Brien on February 11th, 2009 at 5:15 am
      • 116 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalfe's_law
      • hiring managers prefer linkedin http://www.cheezhead.com/2009/06/16/jc-hiring-managers-prefer-linked-in/