Welcome! How to Find/Apply for Internships Presented By the Career Development Office (CDO) Kristina Sanchez – Assistant D...
Have you ever? <ul><li>Applied to an opportunity and never heard anything back? </li></ul><ul><li>Applied for a position w...
Did you know? Depending on whom you believe, networking in one form or another can account for anywhere from 60% to 80% of...
Networking 101: <ul><li>Agenda: </li></ul><ul><li>Finding the energy to network </li></ul><ul><li>Find the contacts </li><...
Find the Energy to Network <ul><li>Networking isn’t linear. </li></ul><ul><li>Networking requires us to “put ourselves out...
Find the Contacts <ul><li>Tell  EVERYONE  you’re looking for a job/internship </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize the  Sagehen Caree...
Find the Contacts  (continued) <ul><li>Check the newspaper or online for any upcoming meetings or conferences of professio...
LinkedIn.com <ul><li>Professional online network of over  50 million  people </li></ul><ul><li>Members create a profile wi...
LinkedIn.com (continued) <ul><li>Gain valuable company information </li></ul><ul><li>Networking with other students, alumn...
LinkedIn.com -  Misconceptions (continued) <ul><li>“ LinkedIn is only for  business and finance  students.” </li></ul><ul>...
LinkedIn.com (continued) <ul><li>May 2009 alumna- job seeker </li></ul><ul><li>Lists past positions </li></ul><ul><li>Publ...
LinkedIn.com - Groups (continued) <ul><li>Over 400,000 groups </li></ul><ul><li>Students can join groups based on: college...
Informational Interviewing <ul><li>What do you do once you’ve found a contact? </li></ul><ul><li>Be respectful of others t...
Follow-up <ul><li>Follow-up is  key  for turning your contact into an ally! </li></ul><ul><li>Write a thank-you note to ev...
Getting the Opportunity <ul><li>Personalize EVERY resume and cover letter for EVERY internship; use the information that y...
Conclusion <ul><li>Remember… </li></ul><ul><li>Networking takes time.  Start early and keep it up even when you’re not sea...
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  • Reformat and include items from this article: http://blog.jobshouts.com/2009/04/24/finding-the-energy-to-network/#more-181
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTU2FkVyoUw&amp;feature=related – What is networking? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Apf_3FiID0 Cruising job boards and sending in a resume is not going to produce results in this market. Most people spend the vast majority of their job search time looking at ads, however, only 12% of jobs are filled through online ads. Over 80% of jobs are filled through various forms of networking. Networking is most effectively accomplished through conversations with actual people, by phone or face-to-face. It may be easier to stare at a computer screen, but results come through human interaction.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTU2FkVyoUw&amp;feature=related – What is networking? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Apf_3FiID0 Cruising job boards and sending in a resume is not going to produce results in this market. Most people spend the vast majority of their job search time looking at ads, however, only 12% of jobs are filled through online ads. Over 80% of jobs are filled through various forms of networking. Networking is most effectively accomplished through conversations with actual people, by phone or face-to-face. It may be easier to stare at a computer screen, but results come through human interaction.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTU2FkVyoUw&amp;feature=related – What is networking? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Apf_3FiID0 Cruising job boards and sending in a resume is not going to produce results in this market. Most people spend the vast majority of their job search time looking at ads, however, only 12% of jobs are filled through online ads. Over 80% of jobs are filled through various forms of networking. Networking is most effectively accomplished through conversations with actual people, by phone or face-to-face. It may be easier to stare at a computer screen, but results come through human interaction.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7mtiXhdfgY&amp;feature=PlayList&amp;p=9405EFFD3A20258E&amp;playnext=1&amp;index=24 – a little cheesy and has ads, but shows an example of what not to do with informational interviews; need to set this up prior to the event so you can have it timed just to show the example.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGCf7xoxyL0&amp;feature=channel – follow-up video
  • How to Find/Apply for Internships 3.3.10

    1. 1. Welcome! How to Find/Apply for Internships Presented By the Career Development Office (CDO) Kristina Sanchez – Assistant Director, Employer Relations
    2. 2. Have you ever? <ul><li>Applied to an opportunity and never heard anything back? </li></ul><ul><li>Applied for a position where you were an excellent fit but didn’t get it in the end? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you resist contacting people you know to get referrals of opportunities because that does not seem fair to you? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Did you know? Depending on whom you believe, networking in one form or another can account for anywhere from 60% to 80% of all job/internship hirings?
    4. 4. Networking 101: <ul><li>Agenda: </li></ul><ul><li>Finding the energy to network </li></ul><ul><li>Find the contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Informational interviewing </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up </li></ul><ul><li>Getting the job/internship </li></ul>Networking - the #1 way people find opportunities! But what exactly is it ?
    5. 5. Find the Energy to Network <ul><li>Networking isn’t linear. </li></ul><ul><li>Networking requires us to “put ourselves out there.” </li></ul><ul><li>Networking is ongoing and time consuming. </li></ul><ul><li>Set proper expectations about your search. </li></ul><ul><li>You can apply to all the position openings you want, and in about 5% of cases, it might get you the job. But all you will ever be in that scenario is one more resume to review. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Find the Contacts <ul><li>Tell EVERYONE you’re looking for a job/internship </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize the Sagehen Career Connection online alumni career advisor database </li></ul><ul><li>Look for upcoming events in your school’s recruiting system ( Route 47 ) such as organization information sessions, career fairs, alumni events, or any activity where you can interact with professionals coming to campus </li></ul><ul><li>Look for contact information in job/internship postings (NIC, Indeed.com, SimplyHired.com) </li></ul>
    7. 7. Find the Contacts (continued) <ul><li>Check the newspaper or online for any upcoming meetings or conferences of professionals in the field you’re targeting </li></ul><ul><li>Look for contacts/names of organizations in books from your career center library (i.e. Vault guides, Nonprofit Sector Yellow Book ). Start by looking in the Career Access Resource Library (CARL). </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your career center for any contacts/referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize social networking websites such as LinkedIn & Facebook </li></ul>
    8. 8. LinkedIn.com <ul><li>Professional online network of over 50 million people </li></ul><ul><li>Members create a profile with a virtual resume of education, employment history, group affiliations, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Members can explore connections of their connections </li></ul><ul><li>Tool for job seekers </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The number one way you find a job is through referral and LinkedIn is the biggest referral network out there,” said Charlene Li, founder of the research outfit Altimeter Group. </li></ul>
    9. 9. LinkedIn.com (continued) <ul><li>Gain valuable company information </li></ul><ul><li>Networking with other students, alumni, employers. </li></ul><ul><li>Gain industry knowledge through discussions, events, news, and jobs opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a professional identity, have employers and recruiters search for them </li></ul><ul><li>Find job/internship opportunities and connect with recruiters and employees of that company personally </li></ul>
    10. 10. LinkedIn.com - Misconceptions (continued) <ul><li>“ LinkedIn is only for business and finance students.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I don’t have the time or the desire to join another social networking site.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I haven’t decided on a career or industry yet” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I don’t have any professional experiences ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I don’t have anybody to add to my contacts ” </li></ul><ul><li>Results of a CareerBuilder Survey (June 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>45% Recruiters use social networking sites to “screen” candidates </li></ul>
    11. 11. LinkedIn.com (continued) <ul><li>May 2009 alumna- job seeker </li></ul><ul><li>Lists past positions </li></ul><ul><li>Public profile URL </li></ul><ul><li>Specifies areas of interests in environment </li></ul>
    12. 12. LinkedIn.com - Groups (continued) <ul><li>Over 400,000 groups </li></ul><ul><li>Students can join groups based on: college alumni, career center, prof. associations, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Great way to build an online presence </li></ul>
    13. 13. Informational Interviewing <ul><li>What do you do once you’ve found a contact? </li></ul><ul><li>Be respectful of others time. Don’t ask for “time to talk” – be specific. Instead ask for 15-20 minutes to talk over the phone or meet in-person. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your homework before you talk or ask questions. Know as much as possible. Ask relevant questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t ask for an internship/job up front. Most of the time, they don’t have one, but most of the time they might know someone either now or in the future who will. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember – for the most part, people want to help! </li></ul>
    14. 14. Follow-up <ul><li>Follow-up is key for turning your contact into an ally! </li></ul><ul><li>Write a thank-you note to every person you do an informational interview with </li></ul><ul><li>Track who you talk to (LinkedIn.com, Excel, JibberJobber.com , Outlook, Route 47/NACElink) </li></ul><ul><li>Check in with contacts on a regular basis; make it personalized (people don’t want to be part of the herd) </li></ul>
    15. 15. Getting the Opportunity <ul><li>Personalize EVERY resume and cover letter for EVERY internship; use the information that you gathered to inform what you include in your resume/cover letter </li></ul><ul><li>A resume is not a biography; it is a snapshot of what makes you a good fit for the job you’re applying for; it should be only 1 page until you have at least 4-5 years experience *NOTE: some exceptions apply with federal government jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Have your contacts review your application materials, as a way to get feedback and stay connected </li></ul><ul><li>A cover letter is a supplemental document to your resume. They should complement each other, not repeat each other. </li></ul><ul><li>In interviews, reference information you’ve learned and people you’ve talked to in your informational interviews </li></ul>
    16. 16. Conclusion <ul><li>Remember… </li></ul><ul><li>Networking takes time. Start early and keep it up even when you’re not searching for an opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t count anyone out. You never know who might connect you to something great. </li></ul><ul><li>QUESTIONS? </li></ul>

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