Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
How To Start An Effective Job Search 010410 Jjj
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

How To Start An Effective Job Search 010410 Jjj


Published on

Grace Job Seekers NetWORK Presentation

Grace Job Seekers NetWORK Presentation

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 1. WELCOME! Tonight’s Topic: “ How to Start an Effective Job Search” January 4, 2010
  • 2. Back to Basics…
  • 3. Starting an Effective Job Search
    • Your Job Search Workspace
    • Building Your Network
    • Your Target Company List
    • Your Timesheet/Accountability
    • Time Management (Derrick Black)
    • Network, Network, Network
    • Follow Up
    • Interviewing Preparation
      • “ Why Should We Hire You?”
  • 4. Your Job Search Workspace
    • Organized Desk with office supplies
    • Phone with professional voicemail
    • Computer with printer
      • Professional email address
    • Time Management tools
    • Quiet environment during job search hours
  • 5. Building Your NetWORK
    • List of everyone you know
    • Organized business card file
    • Ready access to phone numbers and email addresses
    • It’s all about WHO you know and WHO knows you and how they can help you with your job search!
    • NetWORKing is a work in progress
  • 6. Your Target Companies
    • Working List of 10 companies or organizations you would like to work for today
      • Online Research
      • Crain’s Cleveland Business
      • Libraries
      • The Plain Dealer (
      • GOAL: get interviews with these companies
  • 7. Your Timesheet/Accountability
    • Record your job search activies daily
    • Remember, a full-time job search is FULL-TIME (40 hours/week)
    • Find an accountability partner or group to meet with you regularly
      • Share networking (job) leads
      • Develop job search strategies
      • Plan, execute and evaluate your success
  • 8. Network, Network, Network
    • It’s all about connecting with people!
    • Personal BUSINESS CARDS
    • Use your 30-SECOND COMMERCIAL
    • Review your network contacts weekly
      • Meetings, phone calls, emails
      • Follow Up
    • Update your contacts daily
    • Attend networking meetings
      • Professional Groups
      • Job Search Support Groups
      • Job and Career Fairs
  • 9. Follow Up for Success
    • Face-to-face is the best follow up
    • Don’t be afraid to use the phone
    • Use proper Email business etiquette
    • Don’t be late on a follow up commitment
    • Be Persistent but not a Pest!
  • 10. Interview Preparation
    • Know the company your are engaging
    • Know the interview format
    • Dress professionally and greet with a smile and confident handshake
    • Practice your responses to tough questions
    • Have good questions ready that YOU would like answered
  • 11. “ Why Should We Hire You?”
    • To Make Money (Profitability)
    • To $ave Time (Efficiency)
    • Corporate Image (Culture Fit)
    • Assimilation (Team Fit)
      • “ problem child”?
  • 12. Keep Pressing On
    • Don’t give up even when it appears nothing is happening
    • God has a plan and a purpose for you and your work – Pray!
    • Surround yourself with positive people and check your ATTITUDE daily
    • Your next job is out there, now GO FIND IT!