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A professional development training program presented by the Winston-Salem Jaycees. This event was held to help empower people to find jobs in a slumping economy.

A professional development training program presented by the Winston-Salem Jaycees. This event was held to help empower people to find jobs in a slumping economy.

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Job Search Seminar Job Search Seminar Presentation Transcript

  • New Ways to Land a Job (Tips & Tricks for Success) Kelley O’Brien Winston-Salem Jaycees
  • 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? Don’t panic 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
  • Strategies... 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
  • Your Resume 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 review it
  • Example
  • Example
  • How to Search Online Job Hunting Dominates Job Search Websites Social Media (LinkedIn,Twitter, Facebook, etc.) Company Websites (not everyone lists jobs in searches) Professional Groups Head Hunters
  • Job Websites The standard ones (Monster, CareerBuilder, HotJobs) New (or New To You) Simplyhired.com Indeed.com Job.com AlumniCentral.com More ways...Professional Development Organizations
  • Websites Hosting Offline Events Monster- Keep America Working CareerBuilder Job Fairs (WinstonWorks.org) MeetUp.org Other Websites/Organizations
  • 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 status appropriately)
  • Twitter Job Searches http://twitter.com/WSJobSearch http://twitter.com/WinstonSalemjob http://twitter.com/postjobsnow http://twitter.com/tmj_clt_realest http://twitter.com/linkingwinston http://twitter.com/GetHousekeeJobs http://twitter.com/AllstateCareers http://twitter.com/wschamber http://twitter.com/ZuluJobsNC http://twitter.com/tmj_clt_it (www.winstonworks.org http://twitter.com/rhtraleigh_ts http://twitter.com/tmj_clt_mgmt http://twitter.com/Jobs_Greensboro http://twitter.com/GetPriBankiJobs http://twitter.com/easysoftjobs http://twitter.com/CareerProject http://twitter.com/marketingjobssh http://twitter.com/talentburstjobs http://twitter.com/gsojobs http://twitter.com/tmj_nct_health http://twitter.com/Charlottecareer http://twitter.com/JobWinstonSalem http://twitter.com/tmj_nct_hrta http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23greenjobs http://twitter.com/jobs_healthcare http://twitter.com/Therapy_Jobs http://twitter.com/#search?q=jobs http://twitter.com/CharlotteJob http://twitter.com/CADXing http://twitter.com/#search?q=charlotte%20jobs http://twitter.com/Ncarolinajobs http://twitter.com/JoCoJobs http://twitter.com/GetTaxJobs http://twitter.com/GreensboroNCjob http://twitter.com/GetMusicianJobs http://twitter.com/Cleared_Jobs_VA (clearance) http://twitter.com/tweetmyjobs http://twitter.com/recruiterjobs http://twitter.com/tmj_nct_health http://twitter.com/GetCliReseaJobs http://twitter.com/tj_chr_nc_healt http://twitter.com/linkedin_jobs http://twitter.com/ITJobsinRTP http://twitter.com/eComjobs http://twitter.com/tmj_nct_mgmt http://twitter.com/GetAS400Jobs http://twitter.com/GetDelDriveJobs (delivery driver) http://twitter.com/tmj_nct_nursing http://twitter.com/GetWineJobs http://twitter.com/nyc_pur_jobs http://twitter.com/tmj_nct_govern http://twitter.com/GetHoHeNursJobs http://twitter.com/execSearches (CEO) http://twitter.com/tmj_nct_adv http://twitter.com/linkedin_jobs http://twitter.com/prnewsjobs http://twitter.com/tmj_nct_itpm http://twitter.com/tmjobs_prof_srv http://twitter.com/Jobs2Ireland http://twitter.com/jockeymartin http://twitter.com/cameroncraig http://twitter.com/MonsterKAW http://twitter.com/localjobsdotcom http://twitter.com/Daimler_Career http://twitter.com/tmj_clt_transp http://twitter.com/WriterJobsDC http://twitter.com/CHAR_Tech_Jobs http://twitter.cohttp://twitter.com/tmj_clt_financem/tmj_clt_gove http://twitter.com/tmj_clt_itqa Twitter Searches #job
  • Unique Searches TweetMyJobs.com Sologig.com US Government- Usajobs.gov
  • Six Figure Jobs Mktgladder.com theLadders.com SixFigureCareers.com
  • Career Guidance Websites Monster.com (Project Your Path- Career Mapping)
  • Other Career Guidance Tools
  • Other Career Guidance Tools
  • In the Interim... Work as a consultant Freelance Network Contact your alumni office (high school or college) Find temporary or contract jobs Work online- virtual administrative assistant
  • Know Who’s Hiring Now Health Care Pharma Government Insurance 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 RELAX
  • 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- Profit? 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 into? 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 to salary Send thank you e-mails Mail thank you cards Follow-up
  • Discussion
  • Questions? Kelleyobrien.nc@gmail.com