21st century job hunting


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How can we prepare young people with the skills they need for jobsearch in the 21st century? This presentation explores five themes, introducing the GROWN model: Goal Setting; Reputation Management; Opportunity Surfacing; Web skills; Networking. A range of resources and tools related to these themes is suggested. First presented at National Career Guidance Show, London 20th March 2013.

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21st century job hunting

  1. 1. 21st Century Job Hunting Michael Larbalestier Head of Research
  2. 2. New careersSocial Media User Green experience Blogger Manager Marketers analyst DistanceEnvironmental Recycling Online Study Learning Economist Coordinator Mentor Coordinator Robotics Fibre Optics Fuel Cell Bio fuel technician Technician Engineer developer
  3. 3. World of work is changing• Globalisation – a tripling of the workforce• De-industrialisation• Delayering• Outsourcing• 80% of jobs not filled by traditional methods• Employers still complain recruits lack the skills they need
  4. 4. Jobs are changing• Multi-disciplinary teams• More graduates than graduate jobs• Graduates taking on less skilled roles• More flexible and part-time working• More people in precarious employment
  5. 5. What do employers want?Skills AttributesCommunication skills Honesty/IntegrityAnalytical/ Research skills Flexibility/AdaptabilityComputer/ Technical skills Dedication/Hard workingFlexibility/Adaptability Dependability/ReliabilityInterpersonal skills LoyaltyLeadership skills Positive attitude/Motivation/PassionMulticultural sensitivity ProfessionalismPlanning/Organising skills Self-confidenceProblem solving/Creativity Self-motivationTeamwork Willingness to learn Quintcareers: http://bit.ly/9t6Wf1
  6. 6. GoalsReputationOpportunitiesWebNetwork
  7. 7. Me 2.0By Dan Schawbel• Build a powerful brand to achieve career success• Gain competitive advantage in the marketplace• You are the brand!
  8. 8. Johnny Bunko by Daniel H. PinkThe six rules:1. There is no plan2. Think strengths not weaknesses3. It’s not about you4. Persistence trumps talent5. Make excellent mistakes6. Leave an impression
  9. 9. The One-week job projectTrue story of Sean AikenQ: What should I do with my life?A: Try 52 jobs in 52 weeksOneweekjob.com
  10. 10. Informational Interview - sample questions1. How many hours do you work?2. What sort of education do you have?3. What has been your career path from school to present?4. What are the satisfying aspects of your work?5. What are the greatest pressures, strains or anxieties inthe work?6. What are the major job responsibilities?7. What are the toughest problems and decisions withwhich you must cope?8. What are the dissatisfying aspects of the work? Is thistypical of the field?9. How would you describe the atmosphere/culture of thework place?10. Do you think I left you out any important questionsthat would be helpful in learning about the job oroccupation?11. Can you suggest others who may be valuable sourcesof information?
  11. 11. Me Tycoon1. Life will throw up challenges.2. Grab any opportunities3. Manage your money4. Learn from other people5. New jobs are emerging6. Actively build your networks.7. You’ll have more than one ‘career’8. Work will impact on your lifestyle/personal happiness and fulfilment.
  12. 12. Micro-Tyco• Enterprise training challenge• Groups of 5 from schools, colleges, universities, clubs and companies• One month to turn £1 into as much money as you can• Video mentoring from top business leaders• Proceeds invested in global microfinance projects• Starts in November• Micro-tyco.com
  13. 13. Job Boards• Most have alerts or feeds you can sign up for• It’s important to create effective profiles on each site
  14. 14. How many employers search onlinefor talent?80%50%45%
  15. 15. Social Networks• Keep profile up-to-date & truthful• Join and take part in groups• Connect with recruiter/employee• Understand privacy settings• Distinguish between audiences• Use photos with caution• Check how others tag you• Be careful what groups you join• Follow companies & colleges• Keep up with industry news• Connect with employees• Search tweetmyjobs.com
  16. 16. GoalsReputationOpportunitiesWebNetwork