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Job Searching 2012
Job Searching 2012
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  • Determine who is in your network.Let people in your network know you are looking for work.Phone callsEmail CampaignSend them your resume
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    • 1. Job SearchingDuring Difficult Times
      The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland
    • 2. The Job Search Process
      Assess yourself
      • The type of position you desire
      • 3. The industry your prefer
      Develop Job Leads & Contacts
      • Ways to develop contacts
      • 4. Networking
      • 5. Contacting Employers
      Develop a Job Search Plan
      • Target organizations
      • 6. Set up a record keeping system
      Evaluate job offers
      • Salary negotiations
    • 7. “There is no magic bullet when it comes to successful job-hunting techniques, no single best approach.”
      --Knock ‘em DeadBy: Martin Yate
    • 8. Assess Yourself
      • In order to launch an effective job search you should have an idea of the type of job your are looking for.
      • 9. Search by industry
      • 10. i.e. banking, higher education
      • 11. Search by job title/function
      • 12. i.e. accountant or counselor
      • 13. Search by job company
      • 14. i.e. Bank of America or Johns Hopkins
    • 15. Assessing Yourself
      Career Center
      Resources for Exploring Industries:
      • Career Search
      • 16. Vault Online Career Library
    • 17. About the Economy & Industries
      • Where are the opportunities:
      • Greatest Decrease in jobs:
      Real Estate
      • Industries Negatively Impacted:
      Auto Industry
      Print Media
      Investment Banking
      • Other Industries Impacted:
      Info Technology
      Herman Trend, 2/25/09
      MBA Job Outlook Improving (BusinessWeek)
      Maryland Career Outlook
      Fastest Growing Occupations
      Unemployment Rate
    • 18. What Type of Company Do You Want to Work At?
      By Organization Type:
      For Profit
      Not for profit
      • Book of Lists
      • 19. Hounds4Hire (Employer Search)
      • 20. VAULT On-line Library
    • 21. Assess Yourself
      Assess Your Personal Preferences:
      Geographical location
      Starting/minimum salary
      Working conditions
      Skills you want to use
      Most important factors in your career:
      Possibility for advancement
      Training & Development
      Flexible schedules
    • 22. Develop Job Leads
      “Less than you might expect, 14.5 percent, come from the big three job boards (Monster, CareerBuilder, HotJobs).”
      Career Centers
      • The Career Center at LCMD
      • 23. Undergraduate Alma Mater Career Center
      Professional Associations & Societies
      Newspaper Classified Ads
      Trade Publications
      Professional Journals & Papers
      Public Library
      Chamber of Commerce
      Job Agencies
      Internet Sites
      Employer Websites
      “The majority of hires – 38%, according to one estimate – come directly through the company’s website.”
      Knock ‘em Dead 2008
      By: Martin Yate
    • 24. Online Job Boards
      • The Big Three:
      • 25.
      • 26.
      • 27.
      • 28. “You should spend limited time trolling around the big sites and pay more attention to the smaller, more directed ones.”
      • 29. CareerXRoads produced a study (2003) showing hiring rates from these sites were quite low:
      • 30. Of the companies interviewed only 3.6% made a hire through
      • 31. Only 1.5% made a hire through
      • 32. A miniscule 0.5% hired anyone through
    • 33. Develop Job Leads
      Job Agencies
      • Employment Agencies
      • 34. Executive Search Firms
      • 35. Executive Career Counselors
      • 36. Special Search Firms
      • 37. Temporary Agencies
      Internet Sites
      • Government Jobs
      • Jobs in Maryland
      • Jobs in Baltimore
      The Career Center
    • 43. Develop Job Leads
    • 44. Develop Job Leads: NETWORKING
    • 45. Employment Agencies
      Tips for Using Employment Agencies
      Don’t rely solely on the agency.
      Call the Human Resources Department of the companies you are interested in and find out which employment agencies they use.
      Interview the job counselor.
      Look for specialized agencies (Book of Lists, yellow pages, internet search).
      Go to more than one agency.
      Conduct a thorough job search before paying any fees.
      Don’t’ sign any forms until you fully understand them.
      Most agencies operate on a contingency basis. They must place you in a job before they can collect their fee. Will try their utmost to find you a job – any job.
      Job counselors may be paid on commission.
      Know where you want to work.
      If the job doesn’t meet your requirements don’t take it.
    • 46. Develop Job Leads: Contact Employers
      • Ways to Contact Employers:
      Letter writing campaigns
      Telephone calls (cold-calling)
      Walk-in meetings
      Email campaigns
      Post your resume on the employers' website
      Telephone calls and walk-in appointments are generally less acceptable than letter writing but can be quite effective if handled skillfully planned at the right time.
      • What You Should Know:
      • 47. The company and job title used by the company to describe the positions you are seeking
      • 48. The name and title of the employee responsible for the position you are seeking
      • 49. The selection criteria used for the position you are seeking
    • 50. Develop A Job Search Plan:Organizational Targeting
      Determine your industry; type of company; and type of position desired
      Research the companies mission, vision, employment benefits and type of positions
      Determine the top 3- 5 companies you will target
    • 51. Develop A Job Search Plan: The Power to Hire or Fire
      • After you target organizations and locate job postings, indentify the person who has the Power to Hire You!
      • 52. How to locate hiring mangers:
      • 53. Company website
      • 54. Book of Lists
      • 55. Internet
      • 56. Hounds4Hire
      • 57. Peterson’s Job Opportunities Series
      • 58. Avoid going through the Personnel or HR department when seeking a job
      • 59. They rarely have the power to hire
      • 60. Many are just filters to the hiring mangers
    • 61. Develop A Job Search Plan: Set up a Record Keeping System
      Keep track of your job search:
      Keep a personal job search progress record
      Names of employers
      Contact dates
      Methods of contact
      Documents sent
      Follow-up calls made
      Interviews scheduled
      Thank you cards sent
    • 62. Develop A Job Search Plan: Brand Yourself!
      • Display confidence
      • 63. Professional demeanor
      • 64. Polished documents
      • 65. Polite phone and email etiquette
      • 66. Do not be overly aggressive
      • 67. Develop an elevator speech (30 seconds)
      • 68. Develop a 1 Minute commercial
      Make Yourself Stand Out!
    • 69. “You need to organize a comprehensive job search strategy that will give you maximum penetration in your target area, and track all the opportunities and potential employers you discover.”
      Post On-Line
      Call Employers
      Get Out There!
    • 70. Job Searching Tips:
      • Start Now – Don't Delay
      • 71. Maintain a positive attitude
      • 72. Review your qualifications
      • 73. Prepare a presentation that will sell you
      • 74. Develop an excellent resume
      • 75. Plan your interviews
      • 76. Follow-up on prospects
      • 77. Keep your references well informed of your job search
      • 78. Send thank you letters
    • 79. Job Searching During a Recession
      • Know your skills and personality profile (self-assessment and self-awareness)
      • 80. Know your industry: Cluster and Pathways
      • 81. Network: Social and Professional
      • 82. Continual Learning and diversification of skills
      • 83. Self manage your career & financial portfolio
      • 84. Be aware of the global market
      • 85. Stay in a positive and supportive environment
      • 86. Don’t give up…expect rejections
    • 87. Job Searching During a Recession
      • Top 15 Employers for the Class of 2009
      Enterprise Rent-A-Car
      Ernst & Young
      Lockheed Martin
      Kaiser Permanente
      City Year
      Northrop Grumman
      Wal-Mart Stores
      Gwinnett County Public Schools (Atlants)
      Breaking News
      Workforce Recruiting Newsletter 3/26/09
    • 88. Sell Your Experience
      If you were laid off, instead of lamenting the situation, you might say:
      “ the experience prompted you to reassess your skills, and that's what led you here. "You want to demonstrate resilience in the face of unpredictable obstacles.“
      Show you've done your homework on the company by explaining how your background and track record relates to its current needs
      Company leadership
      Core business
      Affects of the recent changes I the marketplace
      --Wall Street Journal
      by Sarah E. NeedlemanTuesday, April 14, 2009
    • 89. Bold Moves Can Backfire
      “In today's ultracompetitive job market, even getting an interview is a feat. Yet recruiters and hiring managers say many unemployed candidates blow the opportunity by appearing desperate or bitter about their situations — often without realizing it.”
      Be careful not to go too far, though, in your quest to stand out. For example, it may be tempting to offer to work temporarily for free or to take a lesser salary than what a job pays. But experts say such bold moves often backfire on candidates. "Employers want value," says Lee Miller, author of Get More Money on Your Next Job ... In Any Economy. "They don't want cheap.“
      --Wall Street Journal, by Sarah E. Needleman, Tuesday, April 14, 2009
    • 90. Be Flexible
      When you need something fast:
      Have a back-up plan
      Take on a short-term assignment or seasonal position
      Catering, lawn care, camps, etc.
      Consider work/life planning
      “It may take 3 - 6 months to land a job offer”
    • 91. How Do I Know What Offer to Take1. Size up the Employer2. Evaluate the Job Offer3. Know What You are Worth
    • 92. Size up the Employer
      • It’s important to know what you can offer a company and what the company can offer you.
      • 93. Reasons:
      • 94. Learning about a company in advance can be key to a successful interview
      • 95. Knowing about the company will help you determine if there is a good match and can impact your professional success and personal happiness
      • How large is the company?
      • 96. How long has the company been in business?
      • 97. What are companies products/services?
      • 98. Does the company have a good reputation?
      • 99. What is the company's management organization like?
      • 100. What kind of future seems to be in store for the company?
      • 101. Does the company offer opportunities for advancement?
    • 102. Evaluating Job Offers
      Negotiating Salary:
      • Do not bring up topics such as salary, vacation or benefits until an offer has been made.
      • 103. Know the market value of the position and yourself.
      • 104. Know the minimum salary you will accept.
      • 105. When asked about your expectation:
      • 106. Discuss the importance and interest you have in the company/position
      • 107. Give a range (i.e. $60,000 - $70,000)
      • 108. Consider the entire compensation package
      Items to Consider:
      • Is the employer in a growth field?
      • 109. How does the organization stack up in its field?
      • 110. What kind of training/professional development is involved?
      • 111. Is there a boss or mentor who might be of special value?
      • 112. Does the job lead to other employment options?
      • 113. Can you live on the starting/negotiated salary?
      • 114. Do you have a good feel for the company?
    • 115. Don’t Come On Too Strong!!!
      At an interview, you want to stand out for the right reasons. To do so, you'll need to leave your baggage and anxiety at the door:
      Wait until 10 minutes before your scheduled interview time to announce yourself. Arriving any sooner "shows that you're not respectful of the time the hiring manager put aside for you,“
      Signal confidence by offering a firm handshake …avoid looking around the room, tapping your fingers, or other nervous movements.
      No matter how you're feeling,
      --Wall Street Journal
      by Sarah E. NeedlemanTuesday, April 14, 2009
    • 116. Don’t Come On Too Strong!!!
      In some cases, you may be looking just for a job to get you through so you might consider a less-than-perfect fit. But if you aren't really excited about an opportunity, keep it to yourself, warns David Gaspin, director of human resources at 5W Public Relations in New York.
      After an interview, take caution with your follow-up. If you're in the running for multiple jobs at once, make sure to address thank-yous to the right people, career experts advise.
      If all has gone well, don't stalk the interviewer. Wait at least a week before checking on your candidacy, adds Jose Tamez, managing partner at Austin-Michael LP, an executive-search firm in Golden, Colo
      --Wall Street Journa, Tuesday, April 14, 2009
      By Sarah E. Needleman
    • 117. Stay Encouraged!!!
      REMEMBER…all you need is one door to open!!!