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How To Start An Effective Job Search 010410 Jjj

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  • 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 (cleveland.com)
      • 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
    • ASK FOR THE JOB!
  • 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!

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