Ultimate Course for Helping Job Hunters

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Presented in 2 parts to SEFLIN Members. …

Presented in 2 parts to SEFLIN Members.

A class to help librarians help job-seekers.

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  • 1. Ultimate Guide for Job Hunters Presenter: Diana Silveira, Novare Library Services
  • 2. Creating Resumes
  • 3. 15 seconds
  • 4. The BasicsO Contact Information O Phone O Address O Email O Website/LinkedIn/etc O QR CodeO SpellingO GrammarO White space
  • 5. FontsO Header – 18 Point Times New RomanO Rest: 10-12O Choose Only 1* Georgia Tahoma Arial *Unless Applying for a creative job like marketing , design, etc
  • 6. LanguageO ConfidenceO Action VerbsO Be SpecificO how you did what you didO why it made a difference to your employer and customers.
  • 7. Content
  • 8. Brainstorm1. List Everything2. Review Job you are applying for3. Open a new document and copy over highly relevant or impressive experience4. Creative action-oriented statements for each5. Forget the objective – add a one sentence pitch6. Create a good looking document
  • 9. What Order?O Highlight your most relevant skills and experience first and then work your way down to other pertinent information.O Include: Contact Info, Summary of Core Qualifications, Relevant Work Experience, Relevant Volunteer and Other Experience, Education and Honors & Awards. http://goo.gl/8xcuc
  • 10. Leave these off O Objectives O Personal Details O Too Much Formatting O Every Job O List of tasks for every job O Long List of Irrelevant Skills O “References Upon Request”
  • 11. Spin ItO “Supervised 2 people” v “Lead Marketing Team”O “Managed $100,000 budget v “Managed marketing budget” Quantify when possible Use industry keywords
  • 12. Don’t Lie
  • 13. Avoid the TrashO Make sure you meet basic requirementsO Pay attention to spelling and grammarO Don’t bind, fold or other wise complicate your resumeO Use White paper
  • 14. “And, it should gowithout saying, but "one spelling error and Im out"- Joanna Thomas, a human resources professional at an agency in Burlington, VT. Source: http://goo.gl/wLT6O
  • 15. ProofingO Extra EyesO Read from the bottom up
  • 16. Cover LetterO Short and straight-forwardO Mention the NAME of the companyO Same font, font size and formatting as resume
  • 17. Resources
  • 18. Career Transitions
  • 19. Introduction to LinkedIn
  • 20. LinkedInO Post ResumeO Gather RecommendationsO State AwardsO Professional OrganizationsO Connect to past connections and newO Join Groups – Professional and Job-HuntersO Link to Slideshare and Twitter*
  • 21. AssignmentO Join LinkedinO Join Groups that are relevant to you professionallyO Follow a company or twoBring in job online site!
  • 22. Next Week
  • 23. Diana Silveira diana@novarelibrary.com slideshare.net/dee987 delicious.com/dee987/jobswww.novarelibrary.com www.learnsurge.com
  • 24. Ultimate Course for helping Job-hunters Dates: January 24 and January 31 Time: 1-2pm Instructor(s): Diana Silveira Title: The Ultimate Course for helping Job-huntersDescription:This two-part class help prepare you to assist job seekers in your library.The course will focus on:the new rules for creating effective resumeshow to create a resume using MSWord and how to customize a resume for online jobapplicationshow to utilize LinkedIn and other online job resourcesassisting users on saving their resume in an accessible method (Cloud-computing/USBs, etc)Between classes, attendees will each be asked to work on a project useful to them - or onesuggested in class. One-on-one assistance with the instructor will be provided during thistime.
  • 25. Ultimate Course for helping Job-hunters: Part 2
  • 26. LinkedIn Groups O Recommended For Job Hunters O Jobs O Jobs 2.0O For Librarians looking for resources O Consider for your community: job club or this Job Seekers
  • 27. Other Helpful LinkedIn Groups
  • 28. Linkedin Jobs
  • 29. Follow Specific Companies
  • 30. Creating a Resume in Word: TipsO Font Help
  • 31. LanguageO Language: 100 most powerful resume wordsO Software is reading…. O software systems programmed to look for specific keyword O list any technical skills relevant to the job position up front http://goo.gl/5OgnP
  • 32. Tips for ResumesO Consider File Format. Save in pdf, doc, rtf.O Users will be C/P into emails and online applications. O Keep points to the Point O Keep a version in txt without formattingO It will be scanned – so keep graphics to a minimum
  • 33. Keep a Version in the Cloud
  • 34. OptionsO DropboxO SkydriveO Google Docs*O Alternatives to Cloud: O USB
  • 35. Online Job Resource SitesO Careerbuilder.comO Monster.comO Indeed.comO usajobs.govO South Florida Workforce recommends EFM --Employ Florida MarketplaceO http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/fgils/work.htmlO LinkedIn
  • 36. Interview TipsO Prep – Research CompanyO Have questions!O It starts the moment you enter – first impressions countO Practice questions (Career Transitions, a friend)O Emphasis good qualitiesO Watch/Practice Positive Body LanguageO Follow-Up
  • 37. Quick TipsO Know your audienceO Watch body languageO Watch your tone – inflect, show enthusiasmO Smile… but not like a psychoO Bring some relevant canned storiesO Watch “I” and “We”O Dress conservative with a little flair
  • 38. Questions
  • 39. Diana Silveira diana@novarelibrary.com slideshare.net/dee987 delicious.com/dee987/jobswww.novarelibrary.com www.learnsurge.com