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    2. 2. True or False 2 If there are several applicants for one position, the person with the best qualifications generally gets the job offer. False
    3. 3. True or False 3 The Human Resources Office does all the hiring and firing, so that’s the first place to contact if you are looking for a job. False
    4. 4. True or False 4 The most effective way to get job interviews is the old adage, “See a guy who knows a guy,” A technique known as “Networking.” True
    5. 5. True or False 5 It is important to include every job you ever held when writing a resume. False
    6. 6. True or False 6 A job interview is really a sales presentation by the applicant. Therefore, the job seeker must sell his or her personality, potential, strengths, and experience. True
    7. 7. True or False 7 Approximately 2% of job seekers are successful in obtaining an interview when responding to a blind ad. True
    8. 8. True or False 8 The job application is considered a tool of the employer, while the resume is considered a tool of the job seeker. True
    9. 9. Before you start knocking on doors, you’ll want to prepare for your search. 9 1. 2. 3. 4. Self Assessment Explore Career Options Research Employers Prepare Job Search Materials
    10. 10. A self assessment will help you identify what you are looking for in a job. 10 You should be able to:    Describe what you want to do Match your skills, values, and interests to career fields and job titles Research your career fields
    11. 11. Researching Employers can help you learn about the organization and determine your place in it. 11 1. 2. Make a list of preferred employers to target Learn more about the employers by researching      3. Employer Websites Networking Opportunities Job Related Search Engines Annual Reports Trade Associations      Newspapers Fellow Professionals Competitors Internet TechConnect Consider conducting informational interviews
    12. 12. Prepare Job Search Materials 12   Prepare an effective resume and cover letter – getting a job is SALES!  1 page accomplishments based resume  Proof-read! Practice interviewing  Review practice questions before going to an interview  Purchase appropriate interview apparel  Focus on the employer’s needs
    13. 13. Top 10 Job Search Survival Tips 13 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Consider Volunteering Consider Temping Eat Right, Sleep and Exercise Join a Professional Association Timing Emotional Support Use the Career Center Network Intelligently Turn off your computer Give yourself a Break
    14. 14. #10 - Consider Volunteering 14   Volunteering with help build your network of local professionals It also may provide experience in your field. For example: A marketing student may help plan and advertise for a fundraising event
    15. 15. #9 - Consider Temping 15  Working for a Temporary Agency has many benefits:  Get your foot in the door of a good organization  “Try before you buy” – You are able to try out an organization without much of a commitment  Get valuable professional work experience  Meet professionals working in your field  Earn a few dollars during your job search
    16. 16. #8 - Eat Right, Sleep and Exercise 16   You will be more alert mentally, if you take care of your physical health Take advantage of the nice weather – get outside and enjoy it!
    17. 17. #7 - Join a Professional Association 17 Professional Associations provide:  Journals  Provide up to date information about your field (great for interviews)  Highlight the ‘movers and shakers’ in your field  Provide connections to professional development and conferences  Access to member information – great for networking!  Job Listing services  Great resume builders  Local Chapters
    18. 18. #6 - Timing 18  Good jobs don’t stay open long- act immediately if you are interested in a position
    19. 19. #5 - Emotional Support 19  Looking for a job can be a stressful endeavor  Rely on your family and friends for support
    20. 20. #4 - Use the Career Center 20    Use the Career Center in person or online Individual appointments to assist with your job search strategies are available Check out our office for the latest job search news, job listings, workshops, networking opportunities and links to area employers JOB PORTAL News Paper
    21. 21. #3 - Network Intelligently 21  Networking is not just about asking someone for a job  Develop contacts and build long term relationships  Most jobs come through people who know you and your skills  Tell everyone you know that you are looking and what you are looking for Networking Direct contact with Decision-Makers 37% Published Job Openings All others 30-49% 1915-24% 1-16%
    22. 22. #2 - Turn off your computer 22     The internet provides a massive amount of information, however it does not replace valuable personal interaction Use your computer as one of many tools necessary for a successful job search, not the only tool for your job search Most people find jobs through other people, not via the internet For each hour you spend online, try to match it with one hour of phone calls and personal interaction
    23. 23. #1 - Give yourself a break 23   Don’t be too hard on yourself. A job search can be a difficult task. Don’t try to compare yourself to others, the job you decide to take has to be right for you.
    24. 24. Your goal is multiple job offers! 24    You have the most control when you have choice You have no decisions to make until someone makes you an offer Pursue every option until you get an offer