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Presentation for soon-to-be college graduates on resume building tips, networking, cover letters, and more.

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  • Transition to Professionalism Turn Your Degree into Dollars Louisville, Kentucky
  • OVERVIEW
    • Research/Networking
    • Resumes/Cover Letter
    • Dress for Success
    • Interview Process
    • Follow Up
    • Job Offers
  • RESEARCH
    • Why Research?
    • As you broaden your research resources, you will increase the job choices and, more quickly, get optimum results.
    • Expert employment and placement counselors
    • Recent job seekers
    • Affiliations
    • Other Professionals or Informational Interviewing
  • NETWORKING
    • What Is A Network?
    • The process of developing relationships with people who can assist with job search strategies and finding strong job leads.
  • NETWORKING
    • Who Is Your Network?
    Friends, relatives, and neighbors Current and former employers Instructors, trainers, coaches, counselors Career Services!!!
  • The Right Way!
    • Finding a Job
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way! Where Do You Look For A Job?
    • Newspapers
    • Internet
    • Job boards
    • Agencies
    • Career Services
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Where Do Employers Look For Potential Employees?
    • Referrals
    • Newspaper/Internet
    • Walk –ins
    A referral is number one on their list. Do not sit at a computer as your only job search source. This is called passive job search. Going out and visiting employers keeps you fresh and prepared for a job interview.
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way! What Is A Resume? A short document that details your qualifications for a particular job or job target.
    • Basic Components To A Resume:
    • Personal Information
    • Objective
    • Qualifications/Skills
    • Work Experience/Education
    • Achievements/Certifications
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Personal Information
    • Name, address, telephone number (including message phone), and E-mail.
    • Use a simple, standard font such as Times Roman. Font size between 11 and 14 points. The ideal font sizes are 12 point for the body text and 14 point for heading.
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Objective/Profile
    • Objective is a statement of employment goal.
    The Job objective helps employers match you to appropriate job opening. If you have more than one job objective, write a separate resume for each .
    • Should be stated as a job title or type of work desired.
    • Should reflect the needs of the employer based on your research.
    • Can also include one or more of the most important job specific skills and areas of specialization.
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Qualifications - Your 60 second commercial…
    Qualifications section should highlight why you are the candidate for the job. The Qualifications section is a focal point for employers.
    • Skills with and knowledge of software/hardware.
    • Years of experience in specialized field or knowledge of specialized skills.
    • Relevant credentials and degrees.
    • Relevant accomplishments in work or volunteer experiences.
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Education
    List names of education in reverse chronological order. List technical school, colleges, & universities you have attended; years of attendance; & degrees or certificates earned.
    • A recent graduate with limited work experience: highlight school activities, internships, and achievements in the education section.
    • List your GPA on the resume only if 3.5 or over, Cum Laude/Deans List is also appropriate.
    • Are you in any Clubs here at school? What about your coursework?
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Work Or Professional Experience
    List your most recent job first, and end with the earliest job you held. Work experience list dates of employment; the employer’s name, city, and state; the job title; brief results oriented description of the job. Success Tip: Choose the right words. Use a thesaurus to find the best words to describe your capabilities and accomplishments. Keyword choices are critical. Success Tip: Tailor your resume to best support your objective.
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Transitioning without Related Experience
    • There are 2 sections that count on a resume which reflect education as the only “relevant” experience in a field and both sections should be listed on the resume.
    • Relevant Experience
    • List in chronological format with relevant internship/volunteer experience
    • Work History
    • List on one line stating Company, Title, Location and Dates
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Achievements/Certifications
    Include: Affiliations or achievements necessary to the profession show vested interest. ***** Unnecessary information can cost employer’s time and cost you the interview. Add only those that apply, too many will use up the space. *****
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Applying Online
    Face it HR and Recruiters are busy especially at large companies. Generally when you are required to apply on line with a large company they are not looked at by one person until they have passed the screening test. How can you get your resume selected when you are one of a 1,000 other applicants?
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Where to Start?
    Norton Healthcare is the leading hospital and health care system (44 percent market share) serving the Greater Louisville metro area, including Southern Indiana and patients throughout Kentucky. We are the third largest private employer, and for the past three years have been named one of the Top 25 Best Places to Work in Kentucky. In 2007, we also were named Outstanding Employer of the Year, as ranked by KentuckianaWorks, for the third time in five years (2007, 2005, 2003).
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Where to Start? continued
    The not-for-profit system - the largest in Kentucky and rated one of the top 100 integrated health care delivery systems in the country - includes three large adult hospitals and the only free-standing pediatric hospital in Kentucky, Kosair Children's Hospital, which obtained Magnet designation for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2007. A fourth adult hospital will open in late 2009. In addition Norton Healthcare includes 10 Norton Immediate Care Centers, 9,800 employees, nearly 300 employed medical providers at more than 50 locations and some 2,000 total physicians on its medical staff. Norton Healthcare serves the Greater Louisville metro area, including Southern Indiana, and patients throughout Kentucky.
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Where to Start? continued
    Norton Healthcare's state-of-the-art services include Norton Heart Care and Pulmonary Services, Norton Cancer Institute, Norton Ortho/Neuro/Spine Care, Norton Women's Pavilion, Norton Stroke Care, Norton Surgical Services and pediatrics.
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Where to Start? continued
    The role of the Pharmacy Technician is to support and assist the Pharmacist in the medication use process, ensuring the delivery of competent and efficient pharmaceutical care / drug delivery at appropriate service levels through daily allocation and coordination of resources to assure that patient needs (neonate to geriatric, physicians, employees, and the public) are effectively met. This position requires taking responsibility within appropriate guidelines of many of the medication preparation and distribution duties. The Technician functions in a multi-skilled environment, which requires the application of teamwork and flexibility to provide medications for Neonate/Infant through Geriatric.
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Where to Start? continued
    High School Graduate or equivalent Certification preferred. Prior experience in a pharmacy preferred Basic typing skills; demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology Ability to perform algebraic calculations Demonstrated Computer skills preferred
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • What Counts?
    The role of the Pharmacy Technician is to support and assist the Pharmacist in the medication use process, ensuring the delivery of competent and efficient pharmaceutical care / drug delivery at appropriate service levels through daily allocation and coordination of resources to assure that patient needs (neonate to geriatric, physicians, employees, and the public) are effectively met. This position requires taking responsibility within appropriate guidelines of many of the medication preparation and distribution duties . The Technician functions in a multi-skilled environment, which requires the application of teamwork and flexibility to provide medications for Neonate/Infant through Geriatric.
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • What Counts? continued
    High School Graduate or equivalent Certification preferred. Prior experience in a pharmacy preferred Basic typing skills; demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology Ability to perform algebraic calculations Demonstrated Computer skills preferred NOTE: Keywords are underlined….why?
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Making a Match
    • Experience and Qualifications should reflect those “keywords” if you want to make the first cut.
    • Qualifications:
    • Familiar with compounds, medication routes, drug classifications, medical terminology , pharmacy/math calculations and pharmacy law.
    • Able to recognize generic and name brand prescriptions for the preparation, delivery and dispensing as prescribed or OTC.
    • Registered with the Kentucky Pharmacy Board as a Certified Pharmacy Technician.
    • Able to identify and resolved Accudose problems and errors.
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Making a Match continued
    Experience: Baptist Hospital East Pharmacy, Louisville, KY 07/2008 to Present Pharmacy Technician III Assists pharmacists in filling and preparation of inpatient medication orders and outpatient prescriptions. Deliver medication to patient care areas in a timely manner and posts charges and credits for medication.
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • References – Who Should You Use?
    • Friends
    • Professionals
    • Past co-workers
    • Use 3 Professional and 3 Personal
    What should they look like? Name, Title, City, State, and phone number. You can list years known. Make sure they are on a separate piece of paper and NEVER include with your resume submission.
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Cover Letter
    • Introduction To Your Resume And Skills
    • Keep your cover letter brief (3 to 4 paragraphs, no longer than 1 page).
    • The opening paragraph is introducing yourself and stating your purpose. Explain how you know the employer and why you are interested in the particular organization.
    • Your sales pitch, the middle paragraph, is the focus on your qualifications for the job. This is a summary of your assets, specifically highlighting 2 to 4 accomplishments.
    • The closing, the last paragraph, is asking for a meeting/interview for the job.
  • Finding a Job - the Right Way!
    • Things To Avoid!
    • Emails and voicemails that are inappropriate or unprofessional.
    • All CAPS, underline, italics in text (ok for headings and contact info on resume only).
    • White space, small fonts, or slim margins.
    • Bad grammar, misspellings or inconsistencies in format.
    • Uncaring appearance on resumes and cover letters (no stains or bends).
    • Watch the color of paper – pretty is not professional!
  • Dress for Success!
    • Make it Count!
  • Dress for Success! The First 30 Seconds Count These are critical strengths in the areas that give applicants a decided edge over their competition: Attitude Image Appearance Immediate communication
  • Dress for Success!
    • Tips For Ladies
    • Suits (pants or skirts) – Navy, black or gray
    • Without a jacket, wear a button up shirt
    • Hair – neat and groomed
    • Nails – avoid chipped polish
    • Nylons – wear them and avoid sandals
    • Shoes – neat and free of dirt and scuff marks
    • Avoid bulky items like large purses – invest in a portfolio
  • Dress for Success!
    • Tips For Guys
    • Suits – Navy, black or some brown
    • Suits or shirt and tie
    • Tie bottom tip hits top of belt
    • Shoes to belt, buckle to watch
    • Clean those nails
    • Groom the beard/hair
    • Shoes – neat and free of dirt and scuff marks
  • Dress for Success!
    • The “NO NO” List
    • Don’t wear excessive perfume or cologne.
    • Don’t wear excessive or “loud” accessories.
    • Don’t wear scuffed shoes.
    • Dressing for success means not wearing or smelling like food or cigarettes (and don’t pop a piece of gum before an interview, you may forget to spit it out and it could end up paying your interviewer a visit).
    Remember : If you are questioning your attire before you leave the house, then you will most likely show a lack of confidence in your interview!
  • The Interview
    • Make it Count!
  • The Interview Overview
    • Early bird gets the worm.
    • Behavior before your interview
    • Entrance/Greeting
    • During the interview
    • Closing the interview
    Don’t sweat it – you’ll do fine!
  • The Interview Interview Preview
    • Pretend you’re a customer, check them out
    • Drive down the day before
    • Call ahead and ask
    Let’s take a step back… How do I know how to get there or what type of culture the company exhibits? Note: Always get the operator number after confirming an interview. HR is not always available to take your call once you are in route.
  • The Interview
    • Arrive Early
    • Make sure you arrive no earlier than 15 minutes.
    • If you get there earlier, check the mirrors and adjust yourself (breath!).
    • Again, no smoking or eating inside or outside the car before your interview.
    • Rule of Thumb:
    • If your interview attire is on, don’t eat, drink, or smoke!
  • The Interview
    • Be On Your Best Behavior
    • Leave your cell phone in the car (don’t be sneaky and set it to vibrate either, employers still hear the buzzing sound).
    • You never know who is watching…clients, support staff, receptionist, and even your interviewer.
    • Act professional as long as you are on the premises.
  • The Interview
    • Entrance
    The Handshake - Making the necessary adjustments
    • Do not squeeze the fingers
    • Do not put your hand with palm down
    • Always make eye contact with your potential employer
    • No weak handshakes
  • The Interview
    • Types Of Interviews
    • Most common – One on One
    • Multiple Phase
    • Panel (with or without other candidates
    • Observation
    • Lunch (in this case you have to eat in your interview attire, just choose wisely from the menu – nothing messy!)
  • The Interview
    • Down To Business
    The Interview
    • Listen and respond – know when to interject
    • Avoid bad habits
      • Hand wrenching
      • Excessive movements
      • Tapping
      • Biting your lip
    • Have questions and references available (including all info)
  • The Interview
    • That’s A Wrap!
    The interview is ending when there is a natural drop in tone, a change in conversation, or a shuffling of papers.
    • What should you ask?
    • What should you NOT ask?
    Don’t forget to shake hands on your final farewell!
  • The Interview
    • How Bad Can Someone Be At Interviewing?
    Many of these examples are true stories of the scary and silly Brown Mackie College students and graduates! The following 2 slides provide examples of what not to say or do at an interview… *** WARNING *** *** WARNING ***
  • The Interview
    • Comments To An Interviewer
    “ I play in a bowling league every Tuesday night. Would I be able to come in late the next morning so I can catch up on my sleep?” “ Can you pay off my student loans if I get a job with your company?” “ Well, I will get paid $18 an hour at my job right now but what can you do for me?” “ I have a pretty bad criminal background.” “ You may find 16 speeding tickets on my background check.” “ I want this job but I am scared to drive across the bridge every day to work.”
  • The Interview
    • They Actually Did This!!!
    Showed up to an interview in house slippers. Answered their cell phone during an interview. Treated the receptionist with disrespect, stating they would not be working FOR them. Road rage – cut off a car in traffic followed by a hand gesture. During the interview, guess who was behind the desk? Showed up late and proceeded to get frustrated when they were not taken back immediately.
  • The Interview
    • A Thank You Goes A Long Way
    Regardless of the method, treat it with care you did your resume. Proofread and do not respond to emails with “texting” style comments. What Is Best For You?
    • Send a thank you within 24 hours of the interview
      • Email, card, or letter
    • Less is more! Keep it brief and to the point. Make content appealing to read visually and in terms of flow.
    • Send a thank you letter to each person you interviewed with.
  • The Interview
    • A Simple “Thank You” Can Land The Job!
    • A Thank You letter displays impeccable manners and may give you an edge over other applicants.
    • Thank You letters can boost your chances of landing the position.
    • Only 51% of people remember to take the time to send them to employers.
    • A well written expression of thanks may be just the advantage you need.
  • The Interview Offering The Big Money WHAT’S NEXT? The employer calls to say they want to hire you…
  • The Interview
    • Salary 101
    Quickly state an amount. If you have done your homework you should know this answer. What if you were asked “What are you looking for on a salary scale?”, what would you say? NEVER…
  • The Interview
    • How Do You Get The Big Bucks?
    Make sure you have researched the salary ranges, company trends and career growth. Do not walk in saying you will take just anything. Negotiations go on throughout your career. Always keep track of your success while on a job and don’t feel you have to wait until your yearly review for a raise. Document your achievements and how you went above and beyond what was asked of you. Negotiation
  • The Interview www.bls.gov www.menswarehouse.com www.susanireland.com www.louisvilleworks.com www.payscale.com www.jobbankusa.com
  • The Interview
    • Meet With Career Services To Help With Your Path To Professionalism
    Jenny Spalding, Career Services Advisor: Accounting, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Development, Veterinarian Technology, Paralegal Laurel Hunt, Career Services Advisor: Biomedical, Computer Networking, Electronics, Graphic Design, Health Care Administration, Medical Assisting Chasity Trzop, Director of Career Services: LPN (Nursing), Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy Technology, Surgical Technology
  • ANY QUESTIONS?
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