Greenlink & your job search

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Greenlink & your job search

  1. 1. • • • • • • Application Materials Professional Image Identifying Jobs Applying Interviews Offers
  2. 2. • Details previous experience: education, work history, skills, other involvements. • Summarizes your previous responsibilities and accomplishments. • Makes a case for why you are qualified for a particular job.
  3. 3. • Contact Information • Education – Related Coursework • Relevant Experience – Jobs, Internships, Projects, Volunteer Work, Classes • Other Involvements – Clubs, Volunteer Work, Work History, Awards
  4. 4. • Optimal Resume – http://www.esf.edu/career/
  5. 5. • A detailed letter to a prospective employer describing why you are the right candidate for a specific position. • Highlights your interest in the position, your previous experiences (jobs, education, volunteer work) and how they’ve prepared you for this job.
  6. 6. • A list of people employers can call to discuss your qualifications with: – Former boss – Faculty members – Advisors – Community Members
  7. 7. • At Career Fairs – Business attire • When Interviewing – Business attire • Meeting new connections – Business casual
  8. 8. • • • • • • Business attire Ironed clothes Polished appearance Minimal accessories Nothing offensive Be aware of perceptions of tattoos and piercings
  9. 9. • Generic email – Usually that includes your name • Professional sounding voicemail – Helps to have a personalized recording • Any written or verbal communication – Err on the side of formal
  10. 10. • Social networking site for building your professional network • Nice to have a professional internet presence • Professional image and experience • www.linkedin.com
  11. 11. • Google yourself – And Google Image • Monitor your internet presence • Consider if someone gained access to your profiles
  12. 12. • Your academic departments/website – http://www.esf.edu/admissions/programs.htm • Search similar job titles and occupations – http://www.onetonline.org/ • See what ESF alumni from your program do – Alumni Office database – www.linkedin.com/alumni
  13. 13. • Begin researching companies – Alumni – Google – LinkedIn – Job Search Sites – Career Fairs • Some post on job search sites • Others post on their company page • Some don’t post at all
  14. 14. • ESF’s Career Management System • Postings of Jobs and Internships – From employers, faculty, alumni
  15. 15. • • • • Indeed.com Idealist.org USAJobs.gov State Departments of Civil Service – Civil Service Examinations (Get on the listserve) • Texas A&M Job Board • Professional Organizations – Ex: American Chemical Society, The Wildlife Society • Social Media pages for programs • LinkedIn
  16. 16. • Triple check your materials – Have them looked at by someone else – Career Services/Friend/Parent/Faculty • Follow instructions • Customize! – Be careful of using a template
  17. 17. • Always err on the side of formal • Introducing yourself to a connection • Thank you notes – After a conversation, introduction, interview • Follow up to your application/interview
  18. 18. • Research the organization • Make copies of your resume to bring • Familiarize yourself with the location – Consider practicing the route • Consider a mock interview • Develop questions to ask during the interview – Save some for the end
  19. 19. • Pay attention to questions • Make sure you’re answering the question • Highlight yourself in a positive way – Focus on your skills and achievements • Be authentic and interested • Smile, show some personality • Sit up straight, shake hands, look people in the eye • Consider asking for a timeline for a decision
  20. 20. • Send a thank you to the people you interviewed with • Follow up after a week or so to express your continued interest and see where they are in the process
  21. 21. • Always be polite and gracious, whether you accept or not. • After an offer is made, it is appropriate to ask for some time to think about it. • If you’re unsatisfied with the rate, ask if the salary is at all negotiable. • Consider other benefits if it is not negotiable.
  22. 22. • "Thank you for choosing me for this role. I am very excited about joining your team. That being said, this is really hard for me, but I wanted to call you personally and share a challenge. While I could accept the job at this rate, it's on the low side of my income needs. I was really hoping for ____. This higher rate would ensure I could do this job without any concerns of covering my expenses.
  23. 23. • Don’t take it personally. • Everyone will experience this. • You do not know the circumstances that led to that other person receiving the job.
  24. 24. Career Services Office 110 Bray Hall careers@esf.edu 315-470-6660

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