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Finding your best next opportunity

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Briefing for unemployed, under employed and employed job seekers.

Briefing for unemployed, under employed and employed job seekers.

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    • 1. Finding your best next opportunity
      • I need a job,
      • How do I get started?
      • Who can I call?
      • Anything on the Internet?
      • Introduction
        • Doug Caldwell, meeting facilitator
      • Future Focus
      • Resources
      • Schedule your week
      • Networking go-around
      • Free-for-all
      NOW!!
    • 2. Place an ad “ I want to hire someone whose work is already known to me.” “ I want to hire someone who walks in the door and can show me samples of previous work.” “ I want to hire someone from another organization using a recruiter.” “ I will look at resumes.” “ I want to hire someone from a stack of potential candidates that some agency has screened for me.” Typical job-hunter starts here. Employers start here . Copyright 1996,2002 by Richard Bolles, What Color is Your Parachute?
    • 3. For a resume to achieve results online, some employer:
      • has got to be desperate to find someone like you; and
      • has got to be at the point, in their search for someone like you, that they are reduced to reading resumes (many employers' least favorite way of filling a position; they'll try anything else, first, since they regard the task of reading resumes as just this side of having a root canal); and then this employer
      • has got to go online looking for a resume-posting site (and remember, there are at least 10 million U.S. employers – not to mention other countries – who don't even think of the Internet when it's time to hire); but if they do, then this employer
      • has got to stumble across the site where you posted your resume – and there are hundreds of such sites on the Internet; and then this employer
      • has got to accidentally stumble across your resume on that site; and then this employer
      • has got to take the time and trouble to read it; and then this employer
      • has got to take the time and trouble to print it out , in all its blah ASCII sameness; and then this employer
      • has got to decide, after studying it, that they like it enough to invite you in .
      Copyright 1999 by Richard Bolles, Job-Hunting on the Internet, pg 55.
    • 4. Future Focus of Your Career
      • What do you want to be when you grow up?
      • Two part question; work on the what you want to be.
    • 5. Which path to pick?
      • Plan A – Quest for the Best
        • career track
        • Fulfillment
        • Preoccupation
        • Making a difference
        • Striving strategy
        • Ideal
        • Prevailing winds
      • Plan B – Allure of the Available
        • Job track
        • Finances
        • Occupation
        • Making a living
        • Surviving strategy
        • Get real
        • Contrary currents
      Valued Source: Thanks to CTW for strategy
    • 6. Schedule Your Week
      • Weekly & monthly events
      • Shop around for best-fit for you
      • Don’t forget to look for a job
    • 7. Free-for-All
      • Your questions
      • Elevator speech
      • Two-minute verbal resume
      • Resume
        • Eyeballs
        • Scanned
        • E-mail
      • Niche networking
      • CCCs
      • Interviewing
      • Negotiations
      compensation career community Thanks to CTW for key issues
    • 8.
      • What are you going to do next by when?
      Goals without deadlines are only daydreams.
    • 9. Thanks to Career Transition Workshop for this concept. What is most important Now and in the Future? compensation career community Your top choice can change during your career search.
    • 10. Four F’s of Job Search Financial resources to the end Focus , what do you want to be when you grow up? Fellowship is beyond networking Faith in yourself, others and a higher being. Thanks to Career Transition Workshop for this concept.