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Presentation shared at the SHRM Pac West Student Conference on March 5, 2011 on Job Search Strategies 2011.

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  • Job Search Strategies- 2011
    Kristina Hayek, Ed.D, PHR
  • Job Search Strategies- Overview
    Job market now
    10 strategies for job and internship search
    Networking
    Stand out
     
    2
  • Job Market Now
    US Jobless Rate in February 2011- 8.9%
    Underemployment rate 15.9%
    192,000 jobs added in February 2011
    Jobs- Manufacturing, Construction, Transportation
    Earnings at $22.87 an hour last month
    Average work week- 34.2 hours
    Projected Jobless rate down to 6.9% by 10/2012 if all continues…
    Bloomberg Businessweek- March 4, 2011
    3
  • Who’s Hiring Now
    4
    Intern, WA on Indeed.com- T-Mobile, Boeing,
    Wells Fargo, Sherwin-Williams, Puget Sound Energy…
  • Who’s Hiring Grads
    Top Projected Entry Level Jobs :
    Verizon- 10,500
    Enterprise- 8,000
    Teach for America- 4,500
    Peach Corps- 4,100
    KPMG- 1,750
    Target- 1,700
    CollegeGrad.com
    Hertz- 3,500
    Ernst & Young- 2,000
    GE- 1,600
    PricewaterhouseCoopers- 1,400
    Kohl’s- 700
    Amazon- 350
    5
  • 10 Strategies for Searching
    #1. Determine career goals and timeline
    Be Realistic
    Set Long-Term Goal
    Create Short-Term Goal
    Create and post a mindmap
    6
  • Career Search Strategy
    #2. Have a career search strategy- Brand yourself
    How are you going to go about your job search?
    W hat is unique about you?
    Create your own brand through your resume, business card and profiles
    7
  • Find a PT Job
    #3. Find PT, Temporary or Contract job
    It’s easier to find a job when you have a job
    Find a fun part-time job
    Try staffing agencies for temporary work
    8
  • College Career Center Link
    #4. Link with College Career Center and participate in Company visits & interviews
    Take career assessments
    Research companies
    Interview on campus
    Connect with others
    9
  • Internet Presence
    #5. Have a strong Internet presence (LinkedIn, Facebook)
    Google search yourself
    Have a current active profile in LinkedIn, Facebook and use them
    Blog through your profiles
    10
  • Calibrate & Be Found
    #6. Make recruiting easy- calibrate your resume, profile
    Research and then list “key terms” from your industry, school and skills in your resume and online
    Recruiters will find you through “key terms”
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  • Social Networking Sites
    #7. Connect and use Social Networking sites
    Create a professional profile
    Use key terms and post resume
    Invite people to join
    Join groups in your field
    Use the site to blog and send notes
    Post “smart” updates
    12
  • Attend Networking Events
    #8. Attend Networking & Association meetings
    Research groups and associations
    Attend association and networking events
    Volunteer and get involved
    Build relationships before you ask for anything
    13
  • Ask for Referrals
    #9. Ask for referrals and strategies
    Keep in contact with other grads through social networking
    Find out where other grads are landing and ask for referrals
    Ask others for strategies and assistance
    Send thank you notes (email, ecards, mail)
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  • Keep Positive
    #10. Keep positive and re-evaluate each month
    Keep busy and organized
    Stay healthy and happy
    Network through technology & in-person
    Review your strategy each month
    15
  • 10 Job Strategies
    1. Determine career goals and timeline
    2. Have a career search strategy- Brand yourself
    3. Find PT, Temporary or Contract job
    4. Link with College Career Center/Company visits
    5. Have a strong Internet presence
    6. Make recruiting easy- calibrate resume, profile
    7. Connect and use Social Networking sites, Blog
    8. Attend Networking & Association meetings
    9. Ask for referrals and strategies
    10. Keep positive and re-evaluate each month
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  • Activity: Networking Now!
    Find 3 people you don’t know- exchange:
    Name
    Email
    Phone
    Location
    Job/Internship Interest
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  • Stand Out
    What will you do?
    Set Goals
    Social Networking
    Ask for Referrals
    Keep Connected
    Have a Strategy
    Stay Positive
    18
  • Thank You!
    Kristina Hayek, Ed.D, PHR
    NW District Director- SHRM WA State Council
    2010 President- Seattle SHRM
    Project Manager- Seattle Central Community College
    khayek@q.comhttp://www.linkedin.com/pub/kristina-hayek/1/1ab/73b 
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