Search Strategy

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Led by Don Piper at the January 2011 BGI Intensive at IslandWood (1/15/2011)

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Search Strategy

  1. 1. The Marketing Plan Search Strategy BGI Career Services Workshop Stage 3 Don Piper January 15, 2011
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Check-in… </li></ul><ul><li>Does Best, Enjoys Most, Best Fit </li></ul><ul><li>Where do I want to live? </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal Job Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 List of Companies… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Check in <ul><li>Success Stories… </li></ul><ul><li>What has worked for you? </li></ul><ul><li>What works even better? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the best ever? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I divide my time between networking, job boards… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Does Best <ul><li>Enjoys most </li></ul><ul><li>Best fit (targeted job) </li></ul><ul><li>How is this expressed in my resume? </li></ul><ul><li>[Skills Inventory by Functional Discipline] </li></ul><ul><li>See: The Channel/Academic Services/Student-Alumni Resources/BGI Career Services/ Work Transition Activities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where to live? <ul><li>Ideal City/Town/Community </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Commute </li></ul><ul><li>Weather/Water/Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>What else? Family? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ideal Job Profile <ul><li>See: </li></ul><ul><li>The Channel/ </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Services/ </li></ul><ul><li> Student-Alumni Resources/ </li></ul><ul><li>BGI Career Services/ </li></ul><ul><li> A Guide to Career Services </li></ul><ul><li>pp. 5-6 </li></ul>
  7. 7. In What Industry? <ul><li>Clean Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Green Building </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Local Living Economies </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>How to Narrow your Job Search p.13 Career Services Guide </li></ul>
  8. 8. Brainstorming…
  9. 9. Expanding Your Network <ul><li>First ten contacts I will meet < 2.5° </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 companies I will research </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations/events I will visit </li></ul><ul><li>Networking tools I will use… </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.adambam.com/resume-2/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Agenda <ul><li>Check-in… </li></ul><ul><li>Does Best, Enjoys Most, Best Fit </li></ul><ul><li>Where do I want to live? </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal Job Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 List of Companies… </li></ul>

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