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    Getting Hired Staying Hired (For Metro At St1 Johns Univ Downtown Campus 6 16 09)   Final Getting Hired Staying Hired (For Metro At St1 Johns Univ Downtown Campus 6 16 09) Final Presentation Transcript

    • GETTING HIRED, STAYING HIRED: Tips for Job Hunting and Career Development Ellen Mehling, MLS St. John’s University, Downtown Campus Tuesday June 16 th , 2009
    • About Me
      • Manager of METRO’s JobMagnet website; resume reviews for myMETRO members
      • Outreach Librarian at Queens Library’s Special Services/Job Information Center (JIC)
          • Reading and review of all kinds
          • of job hunting information:
          • books, articles, websites, online
          • forums, etc.
          • Collection development for the JIC
          • Creating and updating “Pathfinders”
          • Teaching job hunting workshops
    • Q&A, there will be time
      • Please try to save your questions for the end
    • THIS EVENING
      • Tips and advice on
        • Resume writing
        • Job hunting
        • Interviewing
        • Networking
        • … and more
    • TIPS – RESUME/ COVER LETTER WRITING
      • Employers want:
      • Diversity of skills and diversity of workplaces
        • Consecutive workplaces
        • Concurrent workplaces
        • Volunteering
      • Customized resume/cover letter
    • TIPS – RESUME/ COVER LETTER WRITING
      • REMEMBER: TWO GOALS
      • To describe
      • and!!
      • To persuade
      • Use the job posting as your starting point
    • MORE RESUME TIPS
      • A summary is the strongest way to begin the resume
      • “ References furnished upon request” – not necessary
      • Emphasize recent and relevant experience and skills
      • References are a separate document (and know that ‘ unofficial references ’ will be checked also)
    • MORE RESUME TIPS
      • The reader will probably spend less than 30 seconds on both resume and cover letter
      • He or she is looking for
      • certain words and phrases
      • and ANY ERRORS
      • Many library jobs require
      • writing – your resume and
      • cover letter serve as writing samples
    • WHEN you find yourself job hunting
      • EXPECT TO BE LAID OFF
      • BE PREPARED (REALLY!)
      • DON’T “EXHALE”!!
      • REMEMBER YOUR COMPETITION
      • NETWORK
      • MARKET YOURSELF
      • SEEK AND CREATE OPPORTUNITIES
        • HOW OFTEN TO SCAN THE HORIZON FOR SOMETHING MORE YOU CAN DO?
    • YOUR BIGGEST OBSTACLE MAY BE YOURSELF
      • Your frame of mind, as you
      • are job hunting:
      • The energy you put out
      • is what you will attract
      • Be careful that you are not “rehearsing failure” (instead, deliberately and repeatedly visualize success )
      • If you believe your resume/cover letter, job hunt, interview will not be successful, then it won’t be
    • YOUR BIGGEST OBSTACLE MAY BE YOURSELF
      • Don’t ‘plan the wedding before the first date’
      • Keep looking even if you just had a great interview
      • Follow up once after sending resume/cover letter
      • If they’re not calling, they’re not interested.
    • INTERVIEWING (can be stressful)
    • INTERVIEWING
      • More preparation = less stress
        • Do research on the employer
        • Practice answering common interview questions with a trusted friend
        • Always have questions of your own to ask (about the JOB, not the SALARY or BENEFITS)
    • INTERVIEWING
      • SOME QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK
      • Why did the last person in this position leave?
      • How long have you worked here?
      • What is the management style of the boss?
      • Is overtime expected/required? How often?
      • What are some upcoming major projects/initiatives?
      • Are there any other requirements of this position that we have not already covered?
    • INTERVIEWING
        • Practice your “stories” (five to seven) to illustrate behavior you are likely to be asked about:
        • For example:
        • How you’ve handled a difficult patron or co-worker
        • When you went beyond the call of duty
        • When you adapted to a change in the workplace
        • When you demonstrated initiative or used analytical skills
    • INTERVIEWING
      • Consider each interview practice for the next one
      • Remain positive and enthusiastic no matter what happens
      • Observe your surroundings – is this a place where you are likely to be happy?
    • INTERVIEWING
      • Different kinds of interviews:
        • Telephone
        • One-on-one
        • Panel
        • Group
        • Stress
        • Remember: the interviewer wants to see how you handle yourself
    • SOFT SKILLS
      • Employers value these, including:
        • Communication (verbal and written, presentations)
        • Negotiation
        • Conflict resolution
        • Teamwork
        • Flexibility/ability to learn quickly
        • Enthusiasm
      • Q – What is the number one way that jobs are filled?
      • Hint – it was the best way ten years ago and 20 years ago, and 50 years ago…
    • NETWORKING
      • Online networking is not enough
        • Face-to-face is important too
        • Misrepresentation online (deliberate or inadvertent)
        • WHAT info can’t be obtained via online communication?
          • Verbal/presentation skills
          • Social skills
          • Manners/demeanor
          • Honesty
          • Flexibility/reactions to constructive criticism
          • Punctuality/ability to meet deadlines
    • NETWORKING
      • Relationship first , then ask for reference
      • You’re asking references to put their reputation on the line; they will want to know you before doing that
      • Some kind of face-to-face meeting is required for most jobs
    • NETWORKING
      • Benefits of volunteering:
      • expand your network
      • acquire new experience
      • try something new (low-risk)
      • show a dedication to the profession
      • can help fill a gap in employment
      • can help to “bank” good will with others,
      • who will then want to help you in the future
      • may lead to paid employment
      • Q – how do you know if you are doing enough networking?
      • n.b. – it is possible to do
      • too much networking,
      • if what you are doing
      • is not effective
      • 30-second quick ‘n’ easy exercise to get an idea if you are doing enough quality networking
    • TENDING TO YOUR NETWORK
      • It should benefit you to have people in your network ( quality is much more important than quantity )
      • It should also benefit
      • others to have you in
      • their networks
      • “ Ask not what [they] can do for you…” (also a very good strategy when job hunting, writing a resume or cover letter, interviewing…)
    • TENDING TO YOUR NETWORK
      • Most communications should be “agenda free” or you offering something
      • “ ROI” – expect that not all of your efforts will bring a payoff
      • Your own business
      • cards (Laura Hill
      • recommends) with
      • url for your LinkedIn page
    • TO STAY EMPLOYED
      • VISIBILITY IS CRUCIAL
      • Make sure your boss (and others) know what you are doing – if they don’t know what you’re doing…
        • you might as well not be doing it
        • it may cost you your job sooner rather than later if/when there are layoffs
        • it will be harder for you to find another job
      • YOU have to prove YOUR worth and advocate for yourself
    • Current and Future Opportunities
      • The struggling economy is creating opportunities:
      • for freelancers, consultants, project managers, writers, instructors/teachers, web designers, etc.
      • This may be more than a temporary trend
      • You’ll need to:
      • identify something you can do/provide
      • have a robust healthy network to offer your services to
    • Current and Future Opportunities
      • Build relationships today that will benefit you tomorrow
      • Offer your help now, and those in your network will remember you when the economy improves
    • Keep Up With Trends/Technology
      • Follow “mavens” (Malcolm Gladwell’s term)
      • Big listservs and online groups
      • Attend seminars/webinars/
      • classes
      • Ask people in your network
    • SOME OF THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER REC’D (or read, or discovered)
      • Don’t be afraid to ‘bite off more than you can chew’ re: applying for a job/taking on new responsibilities
      • Step outside of your
      • comfort zone regularly
      • Beware of the reflexive or habitual “no”
    • RECOMMENDED READING/WEBSITES
      • BOOKS
      • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (connectors and mavens and salesmen, oh my…)
      • Smart Networking by Liz Lynch
      • Finding the Work You Love by Samuel Greengard
      • One Person, Multiple Careers by Marci Alboher
      • Make Your Contacts Count by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon
      • Social Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
      • WEBSITES
      • Liz Lynch’s Smart Networking http://www.networkingexcellence.com/index2.htm
      • Fireproof Your Career http://www.FireProofYourCareer.com
      • Q & A
      • THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!