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Transition from School to Work

Transition from School to Work



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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    Transition from School to Work Transition from School to Work Presentation Transcript

    • 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
    • From Student …
    • Return on Relationship Investment
      Career long relationships starting now
      Trend will continue
      Shelby Story
    • What do you want to do?Do you want to work in…
      Public Relations
    • 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?
      © 2011. Lynn Hazan & Associates.
    • What is your UPS?
      *Use this to prepare your resume’s summary statement
      © 2011. Lynn Hazan & Associates.
    • A Timeline in Chocolate
      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:
      ●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
      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
      - 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
    • 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
    • Recommendations
    • Create your own group
      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]
    • 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
    • © 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:
    • 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