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  • RJC Plus Job Seeker’s Guide 2008/2009 Produced by RetirementJobs.com © Thank you for enrolling in RetirementJobs.com’s RJC Plus program for age 50+ job seekers. This Guide is your primary source for planning and performing a successful job search, whatever your objective or situation. It provides the framework and core content for the RJC Plus online career coaching seminars available to you, at no additional cost, as part of your RJC Plus subscription . Refer to the RJC Plus seminar schedule at RetirementJobs.com. RetirementJobs.com’s mission is to provide age 50+ job seekers information, resources, services and encouragement in finding and keeping the job that meets your financial needs, preferences, qualifications and lifestyle. RetirementJobs.com is the leading career service for people age 50+ and is an active and outspoken advocate for older workers and the employers who welcome them. RJC Plus is a service of RetirementJobs.com that bundles several valuable job search resources beyond those available at our web site. Your subscription fee permits us to staff and operate the RJC Plus services to further enhance you effectiveness at finding the job you need and want. Work and economic security are central to our wellbeing and this Guide is designed to enable you to independently plan and execute a successful job search. You are encouraged to make use of the other resources, information and services available through your RJC Plus subscription to assist in your job search. Thank you, Tim Driver, Founder and President RetirementJobs.com
  • Rjc Plus Planning Your Job Search

    1. 1. The RJC Plus Workshop # 1 Planning Your Job Search Presented By
    2. 2. Your Job Search Coach <ul><li>RetirementJobs.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bob Skladany </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chief Career Coach </li></ul><ul><li>AARP Columnist </li></ul><ul><li>Job Seeker Guide Author </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why Do You Want to Work? <ul><li>Job Seeker Categories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue my career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start a new career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplemental income </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity and contribution </li></ul></ul>What category are you?
    4. 4. Can’t Land a Job? <ul><li>Common obstacles </li></ul><ul><li>Overcoming age bias </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t do what I used to do </li></ul><ul><li>Searching is hard work </li></ul><ul><li>High unemployment </li></ul>What has been difficult?
    5. 5. RetirementJobs.com <ul><li>Established 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Largest Age 50+ Job Site </li></ul><ul><li>AARP Partner </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy & Research </li></ul><ul><li>Job Seeker Services </li></ul><ul><li>Age Friendly Employer Certification™ </li></ul>
    6. 6. RetirementJobs.com 2 5 7 4 3 8 6 1
    7. 7. RJC Plus Subscription Benefits <ul><li>RJC Plus™ </li></ul><ul><li>A Job Seeker’s Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Live Online Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Content and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Career Service Discounts </li></ul>
    8. 8. Job Seeker’s Guide Contents <ul><li>Planning Your Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>Research Jobs & Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Age Friendly Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Resumes and Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Applying, Interviewing and Selection </li></ul>
    9. 9. Your Job Search Plan <ul><li>Goal and milestones </li></ul><ul><li>Timeframe </li></ul><ul><li>Financial resources </li></ul><ul><li>Search plan </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Momentum </li></ul><ul><li>Support resources </li></ul>
    10. 10. Ready, Set, Go! <ul><li>Identify the ideal job </li></ul><ul><li>Identify plan “B” Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Identify target employers </li></ul><ul><li>Research and preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for employment </li></ul><ul><li>Getting the interview </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance and presentation </li></ul>
    11. 11. Objective – What Job? <ul><li>Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation </li></ul><ul><li>Job Level </li></ul><ul><li>Preferred Job </li></ul><ul><li>Career Continuation </li></ul><ul><li>Career Transition </li></ul><ul><li>Returning Retiree </li></ul>
    12. 12. Qualifications & Capabilities <ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership & Supervision </li></ul>
    13. 13. Job Search Resources <ul><li>A “work” space </li></ul><ul><li>Email and phone </li></ul><ul><li>Computer proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Resume/work summary </li></ul><ul><li>Cover letters </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
    14. 14. Job Search Resources <ul><li>Reading list </li></ul><ul><li>Employer list </li></ul><ul><li>Job ads & postings </li></ul><ul><li>Online career advice </li></ul><ul><li>Career coach </li></ul><ul><li>Employment agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Government programs </li></ul>
    15. 15. Suggested Book List <ul><li>Job Search Advice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over-40 Job Search Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Retirement Finance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WSJ Retirement Guidebook </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self-Help Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parachute for Retirement </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Action Items Now! <ul><li>Set objectives and priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange resources </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a search plan </li></ul><ul><li>Get Going! </li></ul>
    17. 17. Upcoming Workshop Schedule <ul><li>Dec. 9 – Job Search Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Dec.16 – Researching Jobs & Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Dec. 23 – Age Friendly Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Dec. 30 – Resumes and Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Jan. 5 – Applying, Interviewing & Selection </li></ul>
    18. 18. Your Feedback? <ul><li>Please register </li></ul><ul><li>Worthwhile? </li></ul><ul><li>Refer a friend? </li></ul><ul><li>Other topics? </li></ul><ul><li>Your individual needs? </li></ul><ul><li>Your evaluation of us… </li></ul>