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Target Audience: Career Coaches, Career Advisers, Life Coachers, Vocational Counselors

Target Audience: Career Coaches, Career Advisers, Life Coachers, Vocational Counselors
Description: Training Career Professionals on Advising Clients regarding Successful Job Search Strategies

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    Interesting - where do you get the data from on slide 12 ~ i.e. 80% of jobs are found on the hidden job market?

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  • KATHERINE READ ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, EMPLOYER RELATIONS UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA [email_address] (407) 823-2336 Training the Career Counselor Advising your Client in Job Search Strategies
  • Assisting Clients in…
    • Understanding Job Market Cycles
    • Exploring Hidden and Open Job Markets
    • Conducting Self-Assessment
    • Identifying & Developing a Network
    • Locating Opportunities
    • Drafting a Resume & Cover Letter
    • Preparing for the Interview
    • Performing a Reality Check
    • Utilizing websites and resources
    • Understanding Networking
  • Job Market Cycles Katie will work on this slide View slide
  • Hidden and Open Job Markets Decision Maker Open Job Market General Public Hidden Job Market Directly Known Referrals Indirectly Known Unknown View slide
  • Client Self Assessment
    • Skills and Abilities
    • Interests
    • Education
    • Personality
    • Preferences
    What are his or her… How do these match up to the current job market? Can your client prioritize and make adjustments?
  • Identify and Develop a Network
    • Who is already in the network?
    • How can the network be expanded ?
    • How can I find others ?
      • www.LinkedIn.com
      • www.grouplinked.com
      • www.opennetworker.com
      • www.123people.com/
  • Process of Networking
    • Develop a list of networking contacts, starting with people you know
    • Inform contacts of employment goals and enlist them in assisting with your search
    • Provide contacts with current resume
    • Maintain regular communication with contacts
    • Thank anyone who has provided you with assistance
  • Networking Activities
    • Phone calls
    • E-mails
    • Letters
    • Career Fairs
    • Internships
    • Attend conferences
    • Informational Interviews
    • Job Shadowing/Externships
    • Mentoring programs
    • Join campus clubs and organizations
    • Interim Strategies: volunteer/part-time work, related job in industry or company, start your own business, further training
  • Networking with LinkedIn.com Update your Profile, Work Experience Join Groups Find Others Also try: www.brightfuse.com
  • Helping Your Client Connect Experience
    • How do they define experience?
    • Can he/she use the language of an industry?
    • Can he/she emphasize transferrable skills
    • Does your client know it is his/her responsibility to connect past experience to the position sought?
  • Job Search Materials
    • Application / Work History
    • Employer Research
    • Resume
    • Candidate Correspondence
      • Cover Letter, Letter of Interest, Prospecting Letter
    • Portfolios
    • Plan of Action
  • Locate Opportunities
    • Open Job Market
      • Only 20% of jobs are in the open job market
      • Online searching, news postings, company websites, etc.
    • Hidden Job Market
      • Anticipated openings, current openings not posted
      • 80% of all jobs are found on the hidden job market!
  • Is your Client Considering All Options?
    • Networking with Friends and Family
    • Job Search Engines
    • Networking with Peers
    • On-campus recruiting
    • Job Fairs and Expos
    • Networking with Anyone!
    • Targeted Mailing
    • Placement Agencies
  • Help your Client Prepare for the Interview
    • Assisting your client to…
    • Research the company
    • Review commonly-asked questions
    • Practice with a professional
    • Use online resources
    • Dress professionally
  • Helping Your Client Get Real
    • Get Real about Timelines
    • Get Real about Chances
    • Get Real about Effort & Energy
    • Get Real about Staying Organized
    • Get Real about Rejection
    • Get Real about a Support System
  • Related Resources & Websites
    • www.jobhuntersbible.com
    • What Color is Your Parachute?
    • www. collegegrad.com
    • Do What You Are
    • www.rileyguide.com
    • www.CareerTv.com
    • www.quintcareers.com
    • Additional Books, Resources, Articles, Blogs
  • Questions? Discussion Items?
            • KATHERINE READ
            • [email_address]
            • (407) 823-2336
            • Lifetips.com Job Search Guru
            • www.linkedin.com/katherineread