New Ways to Land a Job
(Tips & Tricks for Success)
What Makes Me an Expert?
My story and path to job hunting in this economy
Over 10% of our workforce is without a job
We’re still on the path to recovery
Where to Start?
Take a deep breath
Tell the world you’re looking (if your unemployed)
If looking for an upgrade, tell those you trust
Take chances (not everyone posts a job online)
Update/upgrade your resume
Start hitting the pavement!
Know Who You Want to Be
Before you even start to work on your resume, ﬁgure out
who you want to be.
My 1-year plan
My 5-year plan
Keep my same skill set, but switch industries
Go back to school
Before you start searching, think...
I’m going to spend ____ hours searching per DAY/WEEK
If employed, I have ____ time for interviews and answering calls
Where am I willing to travel to for a new job?
Who do I know that can hire me?
ALWAYS act like your on a job interview
I’m willing to go for ____ much per hour/year
Make yours modern, up-to-date (ﬁnd a template)
Keep it concise, but it’s OK to have two+ pages
Create an online, email (text only), and print ready version
Update it every six month, even when you get a job
Have your friends, family, former co-workers, or consultants
How to Search
Online Job Hunting Dominates
Job Search Websites
Social Media (LinkedIn,Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
Company Websites (not everyone lists jobs in searches)
The standard ones (Monster, CareerBuilder, HotJobs)
New (or New To You)
More ways...Professional Development Organizations
Websites Hosting Ofﬂine Events
Monster- Keep America Working
CareerBuilder Job Fairs
Social Media Searches
Twitter is KING of job searches
Facebook- Fan, Friend or Join a Group for a company
LinkedIn (create your resume; align co-workers, classmates,
and professional groups; get recommendations; update
In the Interim...
Work as a consultant
Contact your alumni ofﬁce (high school or college)
Find temporary or contract jobs
Work online- virtual administrative assistant
Know Who’s Hiring Now
Select Small and Big Businesses
How Many Jobs Should I Apply For?
For related jobs, AS MANY AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE
Have a good dissemination process
For dream jobs, pick a few and- GO FOR IT!
Unrelated to my experience- dozens, but be careful (YOU
might get the interview)
Off to the Interview
Have your 30-second elevator speech (I’m a brand)
Clean, printed copies of resume
Create business cards (VistaPrint.com)
Create a portfolio (on- or ofﬂine)
Practice with friends
30-Second Elevator Pitch
a clear, concise “sound byte” that lasts like a ride from the top to the bottom of a
building in an elevator.
Communicates who you are,
What you’re looking for
How you can beneﬁt a company or organization party.
5. What Companies are you interested in? Company size? Private or Public? Non-
6. Willing to relocate? If so, where?
7. What beneﬁts can employers derive from your skills, based on your proven
accomplishments?information that may help you?” Read the attached article for
more insight .
Basic Components of a Job Search Elevator Speech:
1. Who are you? Introduce yourself.
2. What ﬁeld or industry are you in or what ﬁeld are you interested in getting
3. What kind of a position are you seeking? In what capacity do you function
best? Be speciﬁc — do you have a niche?
4. What is your USP (Unique Selling Proposition)? What makes you different from
the competition? Develop a statement of the primary differentiation of
yourself. The differentiation is the single most important thing that sets you
apart from the competition.
After the Interview
Come up with a follow-up question, but don’t make it related
Send thank you e-mails
Mail thank you cards