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  1. 1. Job Search Strategies- 2011<br />Kristina Hayek, Ed.D, PHR<br />
  2. 2. Job Search Strategies- Overview<br />Job market now<br />10 strategies for job and internship search<br />Networking <br />Stand out<br /> <br />2<br />
  3. 3. Job Market Now<br />US Jobless Rate in February 2011- 8.9% <br />Underemployment rate 15.9%<br />192,000 jobs added in February 2011<br />Jobs- Manufacturing, Construction, Transportation<br />Earnings at $22.87 an hour last month <br />Average work week- 34.2 hours<br />Projected Jobless rate down to 6.9% by 10/2012 if all continues…<br />Bloomberg Businessweek- March 4, 2011<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Who’s Hiring Now<br />4<br />Intern, WA on T-Mobile, Boeing, <br />Wells Fargo, Sherwin-Williams, Puget Sound Energy…<br />
  5. 5. Who’s Hiring Grads<br />Top Projected Entry Level Jobs :<br />Verizon- 10,500<br />Enterprise- 8,000<br />Teach for America- 4,500<br />Peach Corps- 4,100<br />KPMG- 1,750<br />Target- 1,700<br /><br />Hertz- 3,500<br />Ernst & Young- 2,000<br />GE- 1,600<br />PricewaterhouseCoopers- 1,400<br />Kohl’s- 700<br />Amazon- 350<br />5<br />
  6. 6. 10 Strategies for Searching<br />#1. Determine career goals and timeline<br />Be Realistic <br />Set Long-Term Goal<br />Create Short-Term Goal<br />Create and post a mindmap<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Career Search Strategy<br />#2. Have a career search strategy- Brand yourself<br />How are you going to go about your job search?<br />W hat is unique about you?<br />Create your own brand through your resume, business card and profiles<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Find a PT Job<br />#3. Find PT, Temporary or Contract job<br />It’s easier to find a job when you have a job<br />Find a fun part-time job<br />Try staffing agencies for temporary work<br />8<br />
  9. 9. College Career Center Link<br />#4. Link with College Career Center and participate in Company visits & interviews<br />Take career assessments<br />Research companies<br />Interview on campus<br />Connect with others<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Internet Presence<br />#5. Have a strong Internet presence (LinkedIn, Facebook) <br />Google search yourself<br />Have a current active profile in LinkedIn, Facebook and use them<br />Blog through your profiles<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Calibrate & Be Found<br />#6. Make recruiting easy- calibrate your resume, profile<br />Research and then list “key terms” from your industry, school and skills in your resume and online<br />Recruiters will find you through “key terms” <br />11<br />
  12. 12. Social Networking Sites<br />#7. Connect and use Social Networking sites<br />Create a professional profile<br />Use key terms and post resume<br />Invite people to join<br />Join groups in your field<br />Use the site to blog and send notes<br />Post “smart” updates<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Attend Networking Events<br />#8. Attend Networking & Association meetings<br />Research groups and associations<br />Attend association and networking events<br />Volunteer and get involved<br />Build relationships before you ask for anything<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Ask for Referrals<br />#9. Ask for referrals and strategies<br />Keep in contact with other grads through social networking<br />Find out where other grads are landing and ask for referrals<br />Ask others for strategies and assistance<br />Send thank you notes (email, ecards, mail)<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Keep Positive<br />#10. Keep positive and re-evaluate each month<br />Keep busy and organized<br />Stay healthy and happy<br />Network through technology & in-person<br />Review your strategy each month<br />15<br />
  16. 16. 10 Job Strategies<br />1. Determine career goals and timeline<br />2. Have a career search strategy- Brand yourself<br />3. Find PT, Temporary or Contract job<br />4. Link with College Career Center/Company visits<br />5. Have a strong Internet presence<br />6. Make recruiting easy- calibrate resume, profile<br />7. Connect and use Social Networking sites, Blog<br />8. Attend Networking & Association meetings<br />9. Ask for referrals and strategies<br />10. Keep positive and re-evaluate each month<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Activity: Networking Now!<br />Find 3 people you don’t know- exchange:<br />Name<br />Email<br />Phone<br />Location<br />Job/Internship Interest<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Stand Out<br />What will you do?<br />Set Goals<br />Social Networking<br />Ask for Referrals<br />Keep Connected<br />Have a Strategy<br />Stay Positive<br />18<br />
  19. 19. Thank You!<br />Kristina Hayek, Ed.D, PHR<br />NW District Director- SHRM WA State Council<br />2010 President- Seattle SHRM<br />Project Manager- Seattle Central Community College<br />khayek@q.com <br />19<br />