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This is an example of a presentation I created for my boss at my internship. I didn't do any speaking but I helped put together this entire presentation with my boss. This shows that I understand how ...

This is an example of a presentation I created for my boss at my internship. I didn't do any speaking but I helped put together this entire presentation with my boss. This shows that I understand how to use Microsoft PowerPoint. I also understand how to set up and clearly organize a PowerPoint for a speaking engagement. I'm also knowledgable in recruiting and searching and therefore I can help assist people in making the transition from college to career.

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    • Transitioning from School to Work:
      What They Never Told You About Getting A Job
      Lynn Hazan
      President, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.
      Executive Search Firm for Recruitment in Marketing and Communications
      Lynn@lhazan.com
      www.lhazan.com
      312-863-5401
    • From Student …
    • TO EMPLOYEE
    • Return on Relationship Investment
      Career long relationships starting now
      SEVERE CANDIDATE SHORTAGE
      Trend will continue
      Shelby Story
    • What do you want to do?Do you want to work in…
      Advertising
      Public Relations
      Marketing
      Interactive
    • Reality Check-Candidates
      More candidates apply for all jobs
      Overqualified candidates seek lower level positions
      Stiff competition
    • 21st Century Skills
      • Creativity & Innovation
      • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
      • Communication & Collaboration
      • Productivity & Accountability
      • Leadership & Responsibility
      • Technology Literacy
      • Flexibility & Adaptability
      • Initiative & Self Direction
      • Social & Cross Cultural Skills
      • Information Literacy
      • Social Media Literacy
    • Who are YOU???
      Write your story in six words –
      The Hemmingway Challenge
      © 2011. Lynn Hazan & Associates.
    • © 2011. Lynn Hazan & Associates.
      Anyone Can Tell a Story
      For Sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.
      Write down your story in SIX words
      Who are you TODAY?
    • What makes you Special?
      What Makes you Unique?
      Why should I hire you?
      USE SPECIFICS &
      GIVE CONCRETE EXAMPLES
      © 2011. Lynn Hazan & Associates.
    • What is your UPS?
      UniquePositioningStatement
      *Use this to prepare your resume’s summary statement
      © 2011. Lynn Hazan & Associates.
    • A Timeline in Chocolate
      Present
      Past
      Future
      The job description is about the present
      The interview is about the future
      The resume is about the past
    • In hiring, past performance is a good indicator of future performance.
    • Resumes
      Highlight Accomplishments
      Quantify and Qualify as much as possible
      Case Studies/Stories
      Tell your story
      © 2011. Lynn Hazan & Associates.
    • 10 Boilerplate Phrases That Kill ResumesAccording to career expert Liz Ryan
      Results-oriented professional
      Cross-functional teams
      Superior (or excellent) communication skills
      Strong work ethic
    • 10 Boilerplate Phrases That Kill Resumes
      Met or exceeded expectations
      Proven track record of success
      Works well with all levels of staff
      Team player
      Bottom-line orientation
    • Objective Statements:Why we don’t like them
      • Recent MBA/MSIMC graduate seeking position in social marketing that enables me to make a positive contribution to an organization.
      ______________________________________________
      • Looking for a position where I can build bridges from companies and their products to new and prospective customers
    • Summary Statements:
      The hook
      Make the reader want to learn more
    • What is the purpose of an interview?
      Let’s brainstorm…
    • ● Determine candidate’s fit for job
      ● Determine job’s fit for candidate
      ● 3 R’s: Resume, Rapport and Relationship
      ● Connect with corporate culture
      ● Progress to next steps to get hired
    • Before the interview
      With company:
      1. Research: Website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Alumni
      2. Check out competition
      3. What is company known for?
      4. How do you fit?
    • True Life Stories You Won’t Believe! Candidate…
      ●Asked for food
      ● Took off shoes
      ● Was sloppily dressed
      ● Swore 3 times
      ● Wore strong perfume- I almost passed out
      ● Knew nothing about our company
    • Interview Protocol
      ●Know title and name
      ●Correct directions
      ●Mirror client
      ●Professional Dress
      ●Thank you letter within 24 hours
    • Do’s & Don’ts of Interviewing:
      Do:
      ●Arrive on time
      ● Establish rapport
      ● Demonstrate by work and deed your fit
      ● Bring extra resumes & samples
      ● Show enthusiasm
    • Don’t:
      ● Oversell yourself or be desperate
      ● Undersell yourself/sabotage yourself
      ● Go to an interview hungry
      ● Be haughty or arrogant/over confident
      ● Be too casual
      ● Turn statements into questions
      ● Lie!
    • Tough Questions?-Not really
      Real interview questions--practice your answers!
      ●How do you resolve conflict?
      ●Describe a time when you had to work as part of a team. What was your role and what was the outcome?
      ●Describe your work ethic.
      ●Do you have any questions for me?
    • Conversation and Dialogue
      • Be actively engaged
      • Ask probing questions
      • Yes/No answers = Conversation Killers
    • Frame the Process: Storytelling at its Best
      Problem or need
      Opportunity or challenge
      Strategies and tactics
      Results
      What you did with results
    • Paired Share:
      Why you should hire me!
      Make it interesting.
      Time: 1 minute each
    • Portfolio
      • Chronological order, most recent first
      • Consider electronic portfolio – visualcv.com
      • Writing samples: press releases, pitch letters, communication plans, newsletters, fact sheets, backgrounders
      • Creative Samples: copywriting, art, design
      • Spec Work
      • Projects
      • Add online
      © 2011. Lynn Hazan & Associates.
    • Resume, meet Technology
      Keep resume on mobile device
      Add resume to LinkedIn as SlideShare presentation
      Create free Visual CV on visualcv.com or ceevee.com
      Online Portfolio
    • Key to Networking
      • Build lifelong relationships
      • Build within/outside companies
      • Join professional associations, online social networks
      • Build horizontally & vertically
    • Social Networking Options
    • The C’s of Social Media
      -Content
      - Community
      - Connections
      - Conversation
      - Constantly changing
    • Make Sure You Are Discoverable
      - Easy to contact from your LinkedIn page:
      Via email address
      Link to blog
      Phone number
      - So that hiring managers AND recruiters can find YOU
    • Refresh your content
      regularly
    • Invitation to join LinkedIn
      Dear Lynn,
      I look forward to meeting you and learning from your presentation tonight at the AMA meet up. I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.
      Thanks, Patricia Sorenson
      Personalize
      your
      invitations
    • Recommendations
      Get
      recommended
    • Create your own group
      JOIN
      GROUPS
      Professional associations
      Alumni groups
    • Professional Associations
      • PRSA
      • IABC
      • Ragan Community
      • LinkedIn Prof. Groups
      Charities and Causes:
      • Volunteer and get involved
      • Networking
      © 2010. Lynn Hazan & Associates.
    • Create Content on SlideShare
    • Join the AMA LinkedIn Group
    • Twitter
      Search for potential employers’ pages
      Follow them and participate in their conversations
      Post articles relevant to your career path
      Keep tweets appropriate and timely
      Build your personal “brand”
    • Facebook
      Add a professional profile picture
      Delete inappropriate and/or unprofessional content from high school and college
      Fan employers pages
      Follow them regularly
      Keep in touch with former classmates- easy way to network
    • Present Your Best Self
      Add content you feel comfortable showing your boss
      Block or delete inappropriate content
      Update regularly
      How visible do you want to be? [Privacy Settings]
      X
    • Tip: Ping.fm
      Update your LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook status with one click
    • Online Job Boards
      Mass- decreasing effectiveness
      Niche- targeted- higher usage
      De facto
      Aggregators- capture jobs-increased use
      48
    • © 2011. Lynn Hazan & Associates.
      Strategy for Job Search
      Set a goal-what kind of job
      Plan A, B, C
      Corp, Agency, Not for profit
      Do your Research
      Get active in organizations
    • Where the Jobs Are
      • Agency: good point of entry, very competitive, internships very helpful
      • Corporate: minimum 3-5 years’ experience, small departments
      • Entrepreneurial Sector
      • Non-profit: cause/issue-oriented
      • Freelance: project-based
      © 2011. Lynn Hazan & Associates.
    • WOW Project
      Candidates who are dazzled by a job opportunity should “dazzle employers back” with a “Wow!” project.
      © 2011. Lynn Hazan & Associates.
    • Who are YOU???Think into Your Future
      Write your story in six words –
      The Hemmingway Challenge
      © 2011. Lynn Hazan & Associates.
    • To sign up for Lynn’s E-jobs, the free, confidential listserv from Lynn Hazan & Associates:
      Clearly print your name and email address on the sign up sheet!
    • Register for FREE at:
      Mylynnhazancareer.com
    • Find Lynn Hazan & Associates on:
      • Twitter: lynnhazan
      • LinkedIn: Lynn Hazan
      • Facebook: Lynn Hazan
      • SlideShare: Lynn Hazan
      • EzineArticles: Lynn Hazan
      55 E. Washington St.
      Suite 715
      Chicago, IL 60602
      312-863-5401
      lynn@lhazan.com
      www.lhazan.com