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How to Find Your Next Job Part 1 September 23, 2010
Agenda <ul><li>Introductions, Welcome and Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing Your Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Bridging the ...
Career Plan <ul><li>Explore YOU with skills assessment  </li></ul><ul><li>Understand Occupation and Opportunities </li></u...
Assessing Your Skills <ul><li>Read previous performance reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Docum...
Finding Your Occupational Profile <ul><li>CareerOneStop.org </li></ul><ul><li>Browse Occupations (left hand corner) </li><...
Sections of Occupational Profile <ul><li>Description  </li></ul><ul><li>Wages – try not to focus on this section </li></ul...
Assess Your Skills <ul><li>Highlight All you LOVE to do. </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight in a different color all those you CA...
Position Yourself <ul><li>Where are your GAPS? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you or will you close the GAPS? </li></ul><ul><li>Wha...
Companies Who Hire <ul><li>CareerOneStop.org </li></ul><ul><li>Under MORE RESOURCES select America’s Career Infonet </li><...
Positions & Postings <ul><li>MissouriCareerSource.com </li></ul><ul><li>Search by Job Titles NOT keywords </li></ul><ul><l...
Job Search Resources <ul><li>Sample Job Application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// bouncebackstl.org/wordpress/?p =966 </li...
Company Culture
Why Explore Corporate Culture? <ul><li>Helps you understand yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Increases your potential of getting...
What is Corporate Culture? <ul><li>Shared values and practices of the employees </li></ul><ul><li>May not match published ...
What is Corporate Culture? <ul><li>Sub-cultures can exist </li></ul><ul><li>Industries have culture too </li></ul><ul><li>...
Understanding Impact <ul><li>Ignoring the culture or working against culture will lead to failure </li></ul><ul><li>There ...
Research A Company’s Culture <ul><li>Company Website </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relations Materials </li></ul><ul><li>People...
Questions to Ask <ul><li>What is the energy of the company? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your leadership style? </li></ul><ul...
Questions to Ask <ul><li>Employee morale? </li></ul><ul><li>Style of dress? </li></ul><ul><li>Length of work day? </li></u...
Words that might describe an Organization <ul><li>Driven </li></ul><ul><li>Aggressive </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly </li></ul...
Selling Your Skills As A Service
A Few Statistics! <ul><li>Small firms – 52% of sales </li></ul><ul><li>50% of private sector output </li></ul><ul><li>Smal...
Contractor  vs  Consultant <ul><li>Specific Skill or Role </li></ul><ul><li>Limited Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Work at the di...
Self-Employed <ul><li>Independent Contractor OR Service Company </li></ul><ul><li>1099 </li></ul><ul><li>You are the PRODU...
“Pros”  &  “Cons” <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Preview multiple companies </li></ul><ul><li>Increase experience <...
James Will
Assemble Your Career Plan <ul><li>List of STRENGTHS  </li></ul><ul><li>List of Accomplishments that show strengths </li></...
Assemble Your Career Plan <ul><li>Training/Education Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Detail Job Application </li></ul><ul><li>Job S...
Resources <ul><li>Bounce Back St. Louis:  Bouncebackstl.org </li></ul><ul><li>MERIC (MO Economic Research and Information ...
Resources <ul><li>Wetfeet.com & glassdoor.com </li></ul><ul><li>Investor Relations -  http://www.irin.com/cgi-bin/main.cgi...
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  1. 1. How to Find Your Next Job Part 1 September 23, 2010
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions, Welcome and Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing Your Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Bridging the Skills Gap </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying the Best Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Company Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Selling Your Skills as a Service </li></ul><ul><li>Testimonial / Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Assembling Part 1 of your Career Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap-up and Preview of Tomorrow </li></ul>
  3. 3. Career Plan <ul><li>Explore YOU with skills assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Understand Occupation and Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Transferable Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Career Training, Education and Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Putting YOU on paper </li></ul><ul><li>Networking and a Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting You </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking Progress </li></ul>
  4. 4. Assessing Your Skills <ul><li>Read previous performance reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Document key task, activities and accomplishments for each position </li></ul><ul><li>Think volunteer and day-to-day life, not just professional </li></ul><ul><li>Understand what you like versus dislike </li></ul>
  5. 5. Finding Your Occupational Profile <ul><li>CareerOneStop.org </li></ul><ul><li>Browse Occupations (left hand corner) </li></ul><ul><li>Select Specific Occupation </li></ul><ul><li>Select State – Missouri or Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Profile will Display </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend viewing in Printer-Friendly Version </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sections of Occupational Profile <ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Wages – try not to focus on this section </li></ul><ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Openings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge, Skills & Abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks & Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Tools & Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Education & Training </li></ul>
  7. 7. Assess Your Skills <ul><li>Highlight All you LOVE to do. </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight in a different color all those you CAN do. </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight in a different color all your STRENGTHS (based on others feedback). </li></ul><ul><li>Mark those that you can do but need to improve. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Position Yourself <ul><li>Where are your GAPS? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you or will you close the GAPS? </li></ul><ul><li>What training do you need? </li></ul><ul><li>Update skills to close gaps </li></ul>
  9. 9. Companies Who Hire <ul><li>CareerOneStop.org </li></ul><ul><li>Under MORE RESOURCES select America’s Career Infonet </li></ul><ul><li>Select Employer Locator </li></ul><ul><li>Select location, occupation </li></ul><ul><li>Research Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Watch on InDeed.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. Positions & Postings <ul><li>MissouriCareerSource.com </li></ul><ul><li>Search by Job Titles NOT keywords </li></ul><ul><li>READ Carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Typically three sections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Company Info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Position Description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Position Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find Key Points </li></ul>
  11. 11. Job Search Resources <ul><li>Sample Job Application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// bouncebackstl.org/wordpress/?p =966 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Application Tracking System (Job Search Log) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// bouncebackstl.org/wordpress/?p =606 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Company Culture
  13. 13. Why Explore Corporate Culture? <ul><li>Helps you understand yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Increases your potential of getting hired </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures right match with skills and personality </li></ul><ul><li>Greatest opportunity for success when in the job </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone is unique so don’t go with others perception, create your own! </li></ul>
  14. 14. What is Corporate Culture? <ul><li>Shared values and practices of the employees </li></ul><ul><li>May not match published culture </li></ul><ul><li>The company’s personality </li></ul><ul><li>How people do their work </li></ul><ul><li>Culture sets how we behave </li></ul>
  15. 15. What is Corporate Culture? <ul><li>Sub-cultures can exist </li></ul><ul><li>Industries have culture too </li></ul><ul><li>The culture can change over time </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Personality Traits </li></ul>
  16. 16. Understanding Impact <ul><li>Ignoring the culture or working against culture will lead to failure </li></ul><ul><li>There isn’t a RIGHT or WRONG culture, just a right or wrong FIT </li></ul><ul><li>Company Values, Beliefs and Ethics must be compatible with Individual </li></ul><ul><li>A company with unethical or illegal business practices; or sick culture will self-destruct. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Research A Company’s Culture <ul><li>Company Website </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relations Materials </li></ul><ul><li>People in your Network </li></ul><ul><li>The CEO or Owners </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate structure </li></ul><ul><li>Rankings </li></ul><ul><li>Public filings </li></ul><ul><li>Wetfeet.com & glassdoor.com </li></ul>
  18. 18. Questions to Ask <ul><li>What is the energy of the company? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your leadership style? </li></ul><ul><li>How do people solve problems in the organization? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the company innovative? How? </li></ul><ul><li>Support for professional growth? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Reimbursement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional Responsibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rate of turnover? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Questions to Ask <ul><li>Employee morale? </li></ul><ul><li>Style of dress? </li></ul><ul><li>Length of work day? </li></ul><ul><li>Support for work/life balance? </li></ul><ul><li>Ease and frequency of communication internally? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is there an opening? What happened with the person who previously had my position? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Words that might describe an Organization <ul><li>Driven </li></ul><ul><li>Aggressive </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Defensive </li></ul><ul><li>Passive </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Tough </li></ul><ul><li>Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Active </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical </li></ul><ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><li>Productive </li></ul>
  21. 21. Selling Your Skills As A Service
  22. 22. A Few Statistics! <ul><li>Small firms – 52% of sales </li></ul><ul><li>50% of private sector output </li></ul><ul><li>Small business exports 96% of all US goods </li></ul><ul><li>Small business receives 35% of all federal contracts </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007 there were an estimated 21.7 million self-employed </li></ul>Department of Labor & US Census
  23. 23. Contractor vs Consultant <ul><li>Specific Skill or Role </li></ul><ul><li>Limited Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Work at the direction of others </li></ul><ul><li>Fills skills void </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic / Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Advise and provide direction on effort </li></ul><ul><li>Multitask </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Projects at one time </li></ul>
  24. 24. Self-Employed <ul><li>Independent Contractor OR Service Company </li></ul><ul><li>1099 </li></ul><ul><li>You are the PRODUCT </li></ul><ul><li>Price your PRODUCT </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct Market Research </li></ul><ul><li>Market the PRODUCT </li></ul>
  25. 25. “Pros” & “Cons” <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Preview multiple companies </li></ul><ul><li>Increase experience </li></ul><ul><li>Pay per hour </li></ul><ul><li>No benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><li>No job security </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly marketing self </li></ul>
  26. 26. James Will
  27. 27. Assemble Your Career Plan <ul><li>List of STRENGTHS </li></ul><ul><li>List of Accomplishments that show strengths </li></ul><ul><li>List of Transferable Skills </li></ul><ul><li>List of Occupations and Job Titles </li></ul><ul><li>List of Company’s who HIRE those jobs </li></ul>
  28. 28. Assemble Your Career Plan <ul><li>Training/Education Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Detail Job Application </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search Tracker </li></ul><ul><li>Setup File System </li></ul>
  29. 29. Resources <ul><li>Bounce Back St. Louis: Bouncebackstl.org </li></ul><ul><li>MERIC (MO Economic Research and Information Center): Missourieconomy.org </li></ul><ul><li>Bureau of Labor Statistics: Bls.org </li></ul><ul><li>Careeronestop.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.business.gov/industries/self-employed/ </li></ul>
  30. 30. Resources <ul><li>Wetfeet.com & glassdoor.com </li></ul><ul><li>Investor Relations - http://www.irin.com/cgi-bin/main.cgi </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.corporateinformation.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Personality Tests: http:// www.similarminds.com/personality_tests.html </li></ul>
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