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  • 1. Getting the Most Out of the Career Expo Experience Jobing Career Services | 1
  • 2. What Are We Going to Talk About How this Webinar Works Career Expo Quick Reminders How to Prepare Making a Great First Impression What Employers are Looking For What Else is at the Career Expo? Double your Chances of Success Finally, the challenges and opportunities for job seekers today… the realities of the economic conditions And of course … questions from you! Jobing Career Services | 2
  • 3. On the Call Presenter Julie Armstrong Community Relations Director Jobing Career Services | 3
  • 4. How this Webinar Works Similar to an in-person seminar Ask questions by typing into the panel off to the side… We’ll repeat and answer as many of your questions as we can during the allotted time at the end of the presentation Jobing Career Services | 4
  • 5. Quick Reminder Career Expo University of Phoenix Stadium Wednesday, October 28th 2PM to 6PM Parking-Free! Look for Section 3 to enter Jobing Career Services | 5
  • 6. How to Prepare Update Resume Print a few copies Put on thumb drive or CD Gather other application data Review Employers Schedule Ample Time Transportation / Directions Supplies Ready Babysitter Insider tip – Arrival Time! Jobing Career Services |
  • 7. Making a Great First Impression Biggest Advantage = Face-to-Face Treat it Like an Interview Dress for Success Bring: Pen Pad folio, Legal Pad Resumes, job history listing, CD/thumb drive with your resume A great attitude! Leave: Cell phone (in car or on vibrate) Children with a babysitter Jobing Career Services |
  • 8. What Employers are Looking For Skills Attitude Be Enthusiastic Be Confident Be Professional Be Polite Be Optimistic Interest Reliability … YOU! Jobing Career Services |
  • 9. Workshops taking place on 10/28/2009: 10:30 AM Resume Instruction Maricopa Workforce Connections 12:15 PM Interview Techniques Maricopa Workforce Connections 2:30 PM Using Achievement-Based Stories to Get the Job Eric Walton, Southwest Job Network 3:30 PM Perfecting Your Personal "Pitch" Kasten Spethmann, Venture Logic Group 4:30 PM Building Your Personal Brand Holly Schor and Karen Austin, and Caree Services
  • 10. What Else is at the Career Expo (part 2)? Resume Review Thumb drive / Flash Drive Copies Networking!!! Booth- Visit us! Jobing Career Services |
  • 11. Double Your Chances of Success At job fair: employer may ask you to follow up with an online resume submission Online: employer may ask you to meet them at their job fair So which way is best? – Do Both! help employer with their difficult decision – hiring is an investment! follow employer’s application guidelines don’t get lost in the shuffle - be in their system opportunity to learn more/research/ tailor your resume Jobing Career Services |
  • 12. Showing Your Value 30 Second commercial What you can do. What you are looking for. What you have accomplished. Why you are interested in their company. End with a question about their business.
  • 13. Ask Great Questions What makes (insert company name) your company a great place to work? What kind of person succeeds in this company? What kind of orientation or training program will I complete when I begin the job? What will be the biggest challenge I’ll have in the job? What do you enjoy most about working for this company? Could you describe your (the company) management style? How will you evaluate my performance? What are some goals you’ve set for this position? What positions do you see becoming available in your organization throughout next year?
  • 14. Review -- The Six R’s Before the Career Expo Research Resume Ready? During the Career Expo Relax After the Career Expo Review Reconnect Jobing Career Services |
  • 15. Challenges & Opportunities of Economy Challenges: Reality of Today’s Economy Layoffs 9.5% National Unemployment Rate Competition Employers are getting more applicants Opportunities: RIGHT candidates are still difficult for them to find Set yourself up to stand out of the crowd Be prepared Plan on extra time to follow-up after the event and solidify contacts made there. Jobing Career Services |
  • 16. Final Thoughts The Career Expo is one step in your job search It is one opportunity to meet face-to-face with many employers The key to success is to use all avenues available to expand your network Keep in mind you also may find greater success if you are flexible The relationships you build today may be your job and career growth of tomorrow Good Luck! Jobing Career Services |
  • 17. Questions? Karen Austin Job and Career Transition Coach Jobing Career Services Jobing Career Services |
  • 18. Quick Reminder Career Expo University of Phoenix Stadium Wednesday, October 28th 2PM to 6PM Parking-Free! Look for Section 3 to enter Jobing Career Services | 5