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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[1] Job Search Strategies 2011[1] Presentation Transcript

    • 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
       
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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