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Helpful information to re-charge your job search. Includes recommendations on resources, websites, social media, and more!

Helpful information to re-charge your job search. Includes recommendations on resources, websites, social media, and more!

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  • Job Search StrategiesJen Conole, MS, JCTC/JCDCTransition & Relocation ManagerU. S. Coast Guard Health, Safety, and Work-Life
  • Objectives Your value Research Different Jobs (“What’s Out There?”) Finding your Fit and Narrowing it Down What do Employers Look For? Where to Search Researching Companies Alternatives and Resume Builders
  • Your Value Flexibility, adaptability Versatility Variety of skills Leadership Autonomy, Independence Loyalty Teamwork Job-specific skills
  • Research Different Jobs What’s out there? ◦ Occupational Outlook/Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/OCO/) ◦ O*NET (http://www.onetonline.org/) ◦ Magazines (CNN Money, San Diego Reader, etc.) ◦ Job Fairs ◦ Informational Interviews ◦ Company Websites (HINT: make no assumptions!) ◦ Other websites (www.wetfeet.com; www.theladders.com)
  • Finding Your Fit Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – Personality assessment Human Metrics /Google your “type” Boolean searches (bachelor and "social science" and resource*)
  • What do Employers Look For? Degree/credentials/education/training Skills Interest Work history and commitment to job Save or make them $$$ Record of success Leadership/autonomy
  • Where to Search Professional Associations ( The Association of Executive and Administra ) Job Fairs Craig’s List (be very careful!! – if it looks too good to be true, it probably is!) Newspaper websites ( San Diego Union Tribune) Job Search Engines*
  • Where to Search Social Media ◦ Blogs (The Office Professional’s Blog, Steve Smith’s Career Services Blog) ◦ LinkedIn ◦ Google (find out who’s been searching for you!) ◦ Twitter ◦ Facebook?
  • Consider your Network
  • Researching Companies What should you know? ◦ Organizational structure ◦ Products/services offered ◦ History and philosophy/vision ◦ Size and locations ◦ Growth and earnings ◦ Major competition ◦ Typical career path
  • Job Fairs Research companies ahead of time (if possible) – come prepared with questions Dress to impress Bring several copies of your resume (one page, if possible) Use good eye contact and a firm handshake Engage in conversation…with everyone! (and don’t forget to smile!) Collect contacts (not “swag”) Focus on connections/commonalities
  • Alternatives and Resume Builders Valuable Networking and Skill Building! ◦ Internships  Low pay or no pay ◦ Volunteerism ( Corporation for National and Community Servic ) Higher Education Free Training/Certifications ◦ Career OneStop Centers ◦ Continuing Ed
  • Conclusion Your value Research Different Jobs (“What’s Out There?”) Finding your Fit and Narrowing it Down Where to Search Researching Companies What do Employers Look For? Alternatives and Resume Builders
  • Questions?