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This is a presentation about young employability. How to improve your chances to find a job in a job market that is similar to a jungle. You'll discover 5 tips to survive before getting your (first) job.

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  1. 1. Young Job-Seeker Survival guide Simion ILIE GEYC Conference - 09.Oct.2013
  2. 2. Simion ILIE – why I was invited ?  Recently I implemented a ESF strategic project helping more than 5.000 beneficiaries to improve their chances to find a job (including by reducing digital fracture)  I have a Master degree in Information and Communication – Toulouse (2007-2008)  I’m very interested in contributing to a better knowledge-based society thru Life-Long Learning programs and projects that I will imagine and implement.
  3. 3. Please be aware that my intervention… It’s not about… • How to easily find a great job • How social-media can help you to get immediately a perfect job • What are the skills that you need to be hired NOW! It’s about... • How to manage with procrastination • What is pomodoro technique • How Adam Pacitti found a job • 5 tips to survive before getting your (first) job
  4. 4. Instead of introduction… an information  It is estimated that by 2015, 90% of jobs will require at least a basic level of digital skills. SO… Digital competences are very important… BUT not for you ! Why ???
  5. 5. Good news : You already have basic digital competences ! •Computers •Internet •Mobile devices Environmental factors Individual competence •Basic computer skills •Basic internet skills •Communication •Leisure •Collaborative network •Critical/reflexive use •Responsible use •Legal and ethical principles •Confident use ***Conceptual framework for Digital Competence Personal attitudes
  6. 6. Quiz: How many logos do you recognize ?
  7. 7. Bad news: An employer wants from you more than basic ICT skills… Basic ICT skills • Use an email application • Create a simple word document • Create a table in excel • Navigate on Internet • Create a Facebook account • Buying plane tickets • Making an on-line reservation for a hotel • Etc. Advanced ICT skills • Set rules and alerts in order to improve your productivity • Create a professional document with cover page, TOC or IOF • Manipulate complex formulas for financial reporting purposes • Realize a constant monitoring of a subject thru World Wide Web • Etc.
  8. 8. Remember a reality that bothers us ! European Young Unemployed Rate  25% There are a lot of external reasons (recession, uncertainty, inappropriate connection between school and labor-market…), BUT I take the risk to speak about 5 personal reasons that influence young employability and 5 correlated tips for a young job-seeker survival-guide.
  9. 9. 5 personal reasons that influence young employability 5 good tips for a young jobseeker survival-guide Lack of orientation Stay oriented Lack of focus Stay focused Lack of luck Stay optimist Lack of courage Be brave Lack of creativity Be creative
  10. 10. 1-Stay oriented - find your way A lot of new jobs appear every day. 10 years ago these jobs did not even exist :  New Media Developer  Blog Editor   CMS Operator  Social Media Marketer  SEO Specialist  Chief Listening Officer  Mobile  Cloud Marketer Computing Integrator  Mobile App Developer  Podcaster  Ecommerce Manager  Community Manager  Digital Marketing Manager  Technical Writer
  11. 11. 1-Stay oriented – be present  You can’t find something you DON’T SEARCH for!    Happy few has very clear carrier objectives from a very early stage For THE REST there is no miracle method (speak with others, speak with yourself, try different things, be volunteer, take the risk to go wrong!) Forecasts suggest that by 2015, there may be as many as 700.000 unfilled job vacancies in the area of ICT  Make your own good choices during initial formation phase. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) – seem to be the future for what concern education paths  Adopt Life Long Learning philosophy
  12. 12. 2. Stay focused and motivated  A lot of UNIMPORTANT things tend to distract you every minute social media activity can be very time-consuming.  Remember “Paretto low” (80-20)
  13. 13. 2-Stay focused and motivated  Identify your own objectives   Cultivate your taste for effort   You’ll not reach a goal if you don’t have one Something to easy to be true, is not true. Don’t believe a word of today’s Ads prone that speaks a lot about easiness ! Instead of this - Build up a strong culture and become a real professional. Avoid procrastination  Don’t let something for later, if you can do it now.  Apply “pomodoro technique”
  14. 14. 3-Stay optimistic – think positive  You should stay optimistic in a world with a pronounced taste for negativity.   Messages like “That’s a problem”, “You’ll fail!” , “You can’t do it!”, “You have no chance!”, are more often encountered than the opposite. How to overpass it ?   Eliminate the source or negative messages around you  Focus on the present   Don’t be afraid to fail – STOP that fear that paralyse your actions Create an ideal of you and then start making decision and choices “The harder you try the luckier you get” (Gerald Ford)
  15. 15. 3-Stay optimistic – disconnect  Set Aside Some Quiet Time to Recharge.   Make sure to set aside some time each day – even if it's just 15 minutes -- to turn off the phone, the laptop and the voices in your head.   It's hard to feel optimistic when your batteries are always run down. Just enjoy the stillness and the calm and see how that little kid inside is doing. Disconnect to connect
  16. 16. 4 - Be brave – take risks. Nothing can substitute experience
  17. 17. 5-Be creative – think outside the box
  18. 18. Conclusion  In a word that turns more and more on-line… basic digital skills are mandatory in order to find a job (people over 50 and from the rural area are most vulnerable)  Only 20% of our “daily surfing” is valuable, 80% is trash  A lot of new jobs appear every day, young generation should prepare for them and create them  For getting a job, skills and experience are important, but attitude and values are crucial
  19. 19. Some useful links…  Viral job-seeker campaign  The science of procrastination  Pomodoro technique  Disconnect to connect _gdata_player
  20. 20. Find me… Join me… Visit me… Share me… 