Job Search Strategy- A Step By Step Guide To Faster Career Results By Mike Rasmussen, PHR
What Does A Typical Job Seeker Do? <ul><li>Typical Job Seekers only use internet based methods in their search-using the “...
How many Decision Makers Does the Average Job Seeker Speak To Before an Offer? <ul><li>Answer? 25 </li></ul>
What Works? <ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Execute the Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Track and Measure ...
PREPARE <ul><li>Create a Core Message about yourself that answers key questions-What work do you do? How did you achieve r...
Plan <ul><li>What Are Your Goals? </li></ul><ul><li>What Kind of Offers Do You Want? </li></ul><ul><li>How will You Reach ...
Execute The Plan <ul><li>Once you have found the sources of data to conduct a search execute the plan. </li></ul><ul><li>R...
Track & Measure Results <ul><li>Per your spreadsheet log the following statistics: </li></ul><ul><li>How many hours spent ...
Track & Measure Results <ul><li>Keep track of your contacts: Name, Address, Name of Company, Name of Job Title Applied For...
Job Search Methods <ul><li>VISIT:  www.highlyeffectivejobsearch.com </li></ul><ul><li>Networking or Talking to People-60-6...
Prepare Core Message <ul><li>An Objective: What work do you want to do? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are you qualified for it? </...
Create a Company/Target Organization List <ul><li>Silicon Valley 150 List:  http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_1209167...
Create a Company/Target Organization List <ul><li>Use the San Jose Public Library’s Rich’s Database Subscription to Search...
Using Social Media-Linked-In <ul><li>Linked-In-Best Site for Job Search Networking and Name Lead Generation from your Targ...
Linked-In Tricks Tip #1 <ul><li>Have an up-to-date profile.  Linked-In Suggests Linked-In update tips.  Every time you upd...
Linked-In Tip #2 <ul><li>Linked-In will help you “name harvest” from your target List. </li></ul><ul><li>Join Groups to en...
Linked-In Tip #3 <ul><li>Linked-In should be a place where you put presentations, wordpress blogs, website, and advertise ...
Linked-In Tip #4 <ul><li>Put your Linked-In Public Profile Link on Your Resume </li></ul>
Linked-In Tip #5 <ul><li>Check your home page to see what your network is doing on Linked-In </li></ul>
Linked-In Tip #6 <ul><li>Ask for Recommendations which increase traffic to your page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the PDF icon...
Linked-In Tip #7 <ul><li>Answer Questions, Post Discussions, Look for Jobs, etc. Linked-In has multiple uses, by Posting D...
Linked-In Tip #8 <ul><li>Join the LIONS group-Linked-In Open Networkers-this will grow your network quicker. </li></ul>
Linked-In Tip #9 <ul><li>You can send a blast to your network direct connections letting them know of varying needs.  Peop...
Linked-In Tip #10 <ul><li>Your network is only as viable as you make it. </li></ul>
How To Add a Linked-In Connection?
How To Add a Connection?
Finding People On Linked-In
Finding People On Linked-In
Finding People In Networking Groups
Finding People in Networking Groups
Using Linked-In Join Groups That Help You Find Networking Contacts
Finding Groups
Finding Groups
Join Groups
Joining Groups
Groups-Search News, Jobs, and Other “Tabs”
Linked-In Back Door Technique
Linked-In Google Advanced Search <ul><li>Where it Says All These Words Type: Preferred Job Title </li></ul><ul><li>Where i...
Linked-In Google Advanced Search
Linked-In Google Advanced Search
Linked-In Back Door Techniques <ul><li>Where it says All These Words Type “Job Title” and “Company Name” </li></ul><ul><li...
Linked-In Back Door Techniques
Linked-In Back Door Techniques
Use The Networking Contacts From Groups/Linked-In Advanced Search To Network <ul><li>Record the contact name from Linked-i...
Come Up With A Script Using 30 Second Summary <ul><li>“ Hello _____.  My name is ______.  I am seeking a job in the ______...
From This Methodology <ul><li>You will increase your networking contacts. </li></ul><ul><li>Find Hidden Job Openings. </li...
Professional Associations <ul><li>Find your Industry, or Field’s National Professional Association-This will Enable you To...
Weddle’s Professional Association Directory
Weddle’s Professional Association Directory <ul><li>Find the Local Chapter from the Website link provided on Weddle’s Asso...
Using www.indeed.com
www.indeed.com
Using Indeed.com <ul><li>Allows You To Search By Zip Code, State, and City </li></ul><ul><li>Can Find The Jobs and not hav...
Using Indeed.com Company Target and Job Title
Using Indeed.com and Company Target and Job Title
Indeed.com Can Show You Job Titles Open at Your Targets <ul><li>Faster Search.  Opens target list and helps you apply to j...
www.simplyhired.com
www.simplyhired.com
www.simplyhired.com
www.craigslist.org <ul><li>In the Bay Area, most popular Job Search Vehicle.  Posts are $75 each for employers and free fo...
www.craigslist.org
www.craigslist.org
www.craigslist.org  Posting Resume
www.craigslist.org  Posting Resume
www.craigslist.org  Posting  Resume
www.craigslist.org  Posting Resume
www.craigslist.org  Posting  Resume
www.craigslist.org  Posting  Resume
www.craigslist.org  Posting Resume <ul><li>Fill out the form.  Once you fill out review the email that comes from Craigsli...
Get In Touch With Staffing Firms <ul><li>Find Recruiters from Temporary Agencies, Permanent Placement Firms, and Niche Spe...
Tracking Your Search: Use a Spreadsheet: Template Below
Talk To Everyone <ul><li>The best place to look for a job is in your own inner circle: Family, Friends, Past Managers, For...
Provident Living
PREPARE <ul><li>Create a Core Message about yourself that answers key questions-What work do you do? How did you achieve r...
Plan <ul><li>What Are Your Goals? </li></ul><ul><li>What Kind of Offers Do You Want? </li></ul><ul><li>How will You Reach ...
Execute The Plan <ul><li>Once you have found the sources of data to conduct a search execute the plan. </li></ul><ul><li>R...
Execute The Plan <ul><li>Once you have found the sources of data to conduct a search execute the plan. </li></ul><ul><li>R...
Track & Measure Results <ul><li>Per your spreadsheet log the following statistics: </li></ul><ul><li>How many hours spent ...
Track & Measure Results <ul><li>As Your Search Progresses Add Tabs on Your Spreadsheet and Your Interview Stage.  Your 1 s...
Interview Dos <ul><li>Always be on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Research company Data </li></ul><ul><li>Have your core message ...
Interview <ul><li>There may be 2-3 Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Each person with a stake in the “outcome” of the work may ...
Dealing with Multiple Offers <ul><li>Evaluate the offers based on benefits package, compensation, location, opportunity fo...
After You Get the Role <ul><li>Set expectations with boss for first 90 days-the first 90 days determine success or failure...
www.highlyeffectivejobsearch.com
www.highlyeffectivejobsearch.com <ul><li>Best Site on Job Search by Orville Pierson, Director of Program Design-Lee Hecht ...
Conclusion <ul><li>Job Search is about a long term career fit. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that the individuals you meet wi...
Conclusion <ul><li>People genuinely want to help. </li></ul><ul><li>There are resources everywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>PRAY...
Conclusion <ul><li>Your search is only as good as you make it. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a “core message” </li></ul><ul><li>H...
Conclusion <ul><li>Enjoy the Journey </li></ul><ul><li>Take frequent walks, rejuvenate, and re-energize. </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Job Search Strategy- A Step By Step Guide To Faster Career Results By Mike Rasmussen, PHR
  2. 2. What Does A Typical Job Seeker Do? <ul><li>Typical Job Seekers only use internet based methods in their search-using the “big” job boards. </li></ul><ul><li>Typical Job Seekers do NOT reach out to their immediate network and DO NOT make others aware of their needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Typical Job Seekers will not prepare BEFORE their search. </li></ul><ul><li>Typical Job Seekers don’t know what best to communicate about themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Typical Job Seekers only Use One Search Method </li></ul>
  3. 3. How many Decision Makers Does the Average Job Seeker Speak To Before an Offer? <ul><li>Answer? 25 </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Works? <ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Execute the Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Track and Measure Results </li></ul>
  5. 5. PREPARE <ul><li>Create a Core Message about yourself that answers key questions-What work do you do? How did you achieve results? Know results based stories about yourself-put in your resume. Create a resume that supports your Core Message. If you need help knowing what type of work you are looking for-consult career help books, reference librarian etc. Be clear about WHAT you want to do BEFORE you search. </li></ul><ul><li>Take the Myers Briggs Test: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp </li></ul><ul><li>See Sample Resumes Here: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/sampleresumes/a/sampleresume2.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Company List-Silicon Valley 150, Rich’s Database, Business Listings, Reference Librarian, Forbes.com, Fortune 1000, S & P 500, Local Business Journals, NASDAQ Companies, Dow Jones Companies, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Local Newspapers-Create this list by industry or type of desired role. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Social Networking Media-Linkedin, Plaxo, Spoke, Jigsaw, to find names at your targets-and find contact information-Google Company Website. Use Target List to discuss with Networking Contacts. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Weddles Professional Association Directory to find National Professional Associations that match your area of work interest. Join several and you may have access to a membership directory, the president and board of the local chapter are great resources and usually are well-connected. Often these local Chapters will have networking opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Use only 3 sites to search posted jobs: Simply Hired.com, Indeed.com, and Craigslist.org </li></ul><ul><li>Get in touch with Staffing Firms </li></ul><ul><li>Track all sources of data on a spreadsheet-Organize Your Search </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to EVERYONE about your search who know you best-Friends, Family, Colleagues, College Roommates, Church Associates, Fellow Club Members, Professional Association Contacts, Interest Groups, Charity Groups, Old Bosses, etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Plan <ul><li>What Are Your Goals? </li></ul><ul><li>What Kind of Offers Do You Want? </li></ul><ul><li>How will You Reach Your Targets? </li></ul><ul><li>What Tools are Available to you besides Technical Ones? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a Short Term Financial Income Plan? </li></ul><ul><li>Resume and Core Message, and Interview Techniques Ready? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have 1 email, and phone number ready for the search? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have networking contacts, references, and options to “seal the deal” ready? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a career game plan-1 year out, 2 years out, 3-5 years, 10-15 years? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Execute The Plan <ul><li>Once you have found the sources of data to conduct a search execute the plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Record interviews on a Calendar, and record in a spreadsheet every lead and it’s status. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to at least 10 decision makers daily. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply to all Jobs you see that match your criteria within 24-48 hours whenever possible. Do not apply to anything over 5 days old. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your network daily-follow up every week. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Track & Measure Results <ul><li>Per your spreadsheet log the following statistics: </li></ul><ul><li>How many hours spent on Search? </li></ul><ul><li>How many interviews and phone calls to decision makers? </li></ul><ul><li>How many resumes sent out? </li></ul><ul><li>How many thank you’s sent out? </li></ul><ul><li>How many return interviews? </li></ul><ul><li>How many offers? </li></ul><ul><li>How long spent in research and networking? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Track & Measure Results <ul><li>Keep track of your contacts: Name, Address, Name of Company, Name of Job Title Applied For, Phone Number, Date of Contact. This is 1st Tab in spreadsheet. </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Tab of spreadsheet is for your return appointments and progressive interview situations. </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Tab on your Spreadsheet is for logging job search statistics for analysis if you choose. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Job Search Methods <ul><li>VISIT: www.highlyeffectivejobsearch.com </li></ul><ul><li>Networking or Talking to People-60-65% of all jobs-Hidden Job Market-Rarely Published, a Hiring Manager Taps a known candidate, can also be found by Phone Calling/Cold Calling. </li></ul><ul><li>Published Openings: Indeed.com and Simply Hired.com, and Craigslist.org-use just these three sites-which will help you find all sites. 20-25% of jobs found this way. </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiters/Staffing Firms-I lump this as part of networking. 10% of Job Seekers find jobs this way. </li></ul><ul><li>Walking In-typical for retail or trades jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Phone Calls/Cold Calling. </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Church Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Public Resources: EDD.com, Cal-Jobs, Work2Future </li></ul><ul><li>Filling out Applications. Government/Public Sector Based Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Email Groups/Lists </li></ul>
  11. 11. Prepare Core Message <ul><li>An Objective: What work do you want to do? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are you qualified for it? </li></ul><ul><li>Results based stories-with dollar or statistical value attached. </li></ul><ul><li>Who is your audience? </li></ul><ul><li>What skills do you have? </li></ul><ul><li>Take the Myers Briggs Test: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp </li></ul><ul><li>See Sample Resumes Here: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/sampleresumes/a/sampleresume2.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Know your interview career stories. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Create a Company/Target Organization List <ul><li>Silicon Valley 150 List: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_12091678?nclick_check=1 </li></ul><ul><li>Business Listings-Can Be Found at your Local Library </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Librarian-Can be one of the best resources in a job search: access to news about your targets, trade journals, Business Journals, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>www.forbes.com Leading Business Website </li></ul><ul><li>Fortune 1000-most comprehensive list of the 1000 biggest companies in the US: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2008/full_list/ </li></ul><ul><li>S&P 500 list of Publically Traded Companies: Leading company index: http://www2.standardandpoors.com/portal/site/sp/en/us/page.topic/indices_500/2,3,2,2,0,0,0,0,0,2,3,0,0,0,0,0.html </li></ul><ul><li>NASDAQ-Silicon Valley Tech Stocks are heavy on this index of publically traded companies: http://www.nasdaq.com/asp/symbols.asp?exchange=Q </li></ul><ul><li>Dow Jones Company List: http://www.djindexes.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Silicon Valley Business Journal: The most up-to-date news in Silicon Valley. This group’s Book of Lists has the hottest Silicon Valley Companies in their industries: http://www.bizjournals.com/bookoflists/sanjose/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Create a Company/Target Organization List <ul><li>Use the San Jose Public Library’s Rich’s Database Subscription to Search for Local Companies: </li></ul><ul><li>Go to: www.sjlibrary.org </li></ul><ul><li>Click on SJPL Articles & Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Find the Business Link. Click on this. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Rich’s Online Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Enter in your name, Library Card Number, and Pin. The Reference Librarian can help you here. </li></ul><ul><li>Put in your search criteria, by Standardized Industry Classification (SIC) Code, Area Code, Company Size, etc. You will get a company name, but will have to find the contact information for that company via Linked-In. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Using Social Media-Linked-In <ul><li>Linked-In-Best Site for Job Search Networking and Name Lead Generation from your Targets. </li></ul><ul><li>Once a target list is created, Search Linked-In </li></ul><ul><li>See next few pages for Tips on Name Generation through Linked-In </li></ul>
  15. 15. Linked-In Tricks Tip #1 <ul><li>Have an up-to-date profile. Linked-In Suggests Linked-In update tips. Every time you update your network notices. </li></ul><ul><li>With each networking contact in your search-invite them to connect via Linked-in </li></ul>
  16. 16. Linked-In Tip #2 <ul><li>Linked-In will help you “name harvest” from your target List. </li></ul><ul><li>Join Groups to enhance the networking process. Post the fact that you are looking for work to group members. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Linked-In Tip #3 <ul><li>Linked-In should be a place where you put presentations, wordpress blogs, website, and advertise your strengths. Build compelling resume, and then put the resume on Linked-In </li></ul>
  18. 18. Linked-In Tip #4 <ul><li>Put your Linked-In Public Profile Link on Your Resume </li></ul>
  19. 19. Linked-In Tip #5 <ul><li>Check your home page to see what your network is doing on Linked-In </li></ul>
  20. 20. Linked-In Tip #6 <ul><li>Ask for Recommendations which increase traffic to your page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the PDF icon and you have a ready package to print and take with you to interviews. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Linked-In Tip #7 <ul><li>Answer Questions, Post Discussions, Look for Jobs, etc. Linked-In has multiple uses, by Posting Discussions and Answering Questions, you gain expertise that adds to your credibility, when an answer is accepted as a “best answer”. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Linked-In Tip #8 <ul><li>Join the LIONS group-Linked-In Open Networkers-this will grow your network quicker. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Linked-In Tip #9 <ul><li>You can send a blast to your network direct connections letting them know of varying needs. People can respond directly and assist you with your varying networking needs. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Linked-In Tip #10 <ul><li>Your network is only as viable as you make it. </li></ul>
  25. 25. How To Add a Linked-In Connection?
  26. 26. How To Add a Connection?
  27. 27. Finding People On Linked-In
  28. 28. Finding People On Linked-In
  29. 29. Finding People In Networking Groups
  30. 30. Finding People in Networking Groups
  31. 31. Using Linked-In Join Groups That Help You Find Networking Contacts
  32. 32. Finding Groups
  33. 33. Finding Groups
  34. 34. Join Groups
  35. 35. Joining Groups
  36. 36. Groups-Search News, Jobs, and Other “Tabs”
  37. 37. Linked-In Back Door Technique
  38. 38. Linked-In Google Advanced Search <ul><li>Where it Says All These Words Type: Preferred Job Title </li></ul><ul><li>Where it Says This Exact Wording or Phrase Type: San Francisco Bay Area </li></ul><ul><li>Where it Says any of these unwanted words Type: directory </li></ul><ul><li>Where it Says Search within a Site or Domain Type: www.linkedin.com </li></ul>
  39. 39. Linked-In Google Advanced Search
  40. 40. Linked-In Google Advanced Search
  41. 41. Linked-In Back Door Techniques <ul><li>Where it says All These Words Type “Job Title” and “Company Name” </li></ul><ul><li>Where it Says This Exact Wording or Phrase Type: San Francisco Bay Area </li></ul><ul><li>Where it Says any of these unwanted words Type: directory </li></ul><ul><li>Where it Says Search within a Site or Domain Type: www.linkedin.com </li></ul>
  42. 42. Linked-In Back Door Techniques
  43. 43. Linked-In Back Door Techniques
  44. 44. Use The Networking Contacts From Groups/Linked-In Advanced Search To Network <ul><li>Record the contact name from Linked-in In A Spreadsheet, along with Company Contact Info </li></ul><ul><li>Google Company Name To Find CompanyWebsite </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Contact Link to Find Company Phone Number </li></ul><ul><li>Call 1-800-GOOG-411 for free number assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Use Company Dial By Name Directory to Get In Touch With Your Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Use Whitepages.com to get another option for calling and verifying information. </li></ul><ul><li>Following these steps will generally help you find the information you need. </li></ul>
  45. 45. Come Up With A Script Using 30 Second Summary <ul><li>“ Hello _____. My name is ______. I am seeking a job in the _______ industry. I found your profile on Linked-in and see that you work at ______ company. I have been interested in working at your company for some time and I see we have _______ in common. I have 6 years in the _______ field. I graduated Summa Cum Laude, from _______ University. Do you have current openings at your company or would you know someone I could speak with? Are you open to reviewing my resume and offering tips about what made you successful in your career at _______ .” </li></ul>
  46. 46. From This Methodology <ul><li>You will increase your networking contacts. </li></ul><ul><li>Find Hidden Job Openings. </li></ul><ul><li>Can use in conjunction with finding contacts for posted opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Record and Follow-up on Conversations. Put all information in a spreadsheet: Company Name, Contact Name, Contact Phone and Email, Date Resume Sent, Date Applied For Job and Date you spoke with a Decision Maker. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Professional Associations <ul><li>Find your Industry, or Field’s National Professional Association-This will Enable you To: </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Like Minded Thought Leaders in your Field. </li></ul><ul><li>Post your resume to the Niche Board of your Professional Association where recruiters go first to find candidates </li></ul><ul><li>Find events to attend to meet other professionals who share your values. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Weddle’s Professional Association Directory
  49. 49. Weddle’s Professional Association Directory <ul><li>Find the Local Chapter from the Website link provided on Weddle’s Association Directory </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.weddles.com/associations/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Contact the Chapter President </li></ul><ul><li>Observe the Member Association List-This is an incredible networking tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Find the events on the Chapter’s Local Calendar. Attend. </li></ul>
  50. 50. Using www.indeed.com
  51. 51. www.indeed.com
  52. 52. Using Indeed.com <ul><li>Allows You To Search By Zip Code, State, and City </li></ul><ul><li>Can Find The Jobs and not have to waste time going from site to site. </li></ul><ul><li>Use this search technique to find job descriptions common to your title and create key words for your resume to come up in databases. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Target List and Methods Above, including Professional Association Directory to Target your search </li></ul>
  53. 53. Using Indeed.com Company Target and Job Title
  54. 54. Using Indeed.com and Company Target and Job Title
  55. 55. Indeed.com Can Show You Job Titles Open at Your Targets <ul><li>Faster Search. Opens target list and helps you apply to jobs and follow up with the “insider”. </li></ul>
  56. 56. www.simplyhired.com
  57. 57. www.simplyhired.com
  58. 58. www.simplyhired.com
  59. 59. www.craigslist.org <ul><li>In the Bay Area, most popular Job Search Vehicle. Posts are $75 each for employers and free for posting resumes. By far the most economical method for recruiting. </li></ul><ul><li>Post Resume Every Monday Morning-8am, have a compelling headline. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply to All Craigslist Jobs in Your Field Same Day. Follow up with Networking Phone Call. </li></ul>
  60. 60. www.craigslist.org
  61. 61. www.craigslist.org
  62. 62. www.craigslist.org Posting Resume
  63. 63. www.craigslist.org Posting Resume
  64. 64. www.craigslist.org Posting Resume
  65. 65. www.craigslist.org Posting Resume
  66. 66. www.craigslist.org Posting Resume
  67. 67. www.craigslist.org Posting Resume
  68. 68. www.craigslist.org Posting Resume <ul><li>Fill out the form. Once you fill out review the email that comes from Craigslist. And then post. It is that easy. </li></ul><ul><li>Repost every Monday at 8:00a when recruiters arrive for the new week. Usually they get new Job Requisitions on that morning. </li></ul>
  69. 69. Get In Touch With Staffing Firms <ul><li>Find Recruiters from Temporary Agencies, Permanent Placement Firms, and Niche Specific Recruiters. Here is a comprehensive listing of Staffing Services in the Bay Area: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bayjobs.com/bayareajobs/tempemploymentagencies-sb.html </li></ul>
  70. 70. Tracking Your Search: Use a Spreadsheet: Template Below
  71. 71. Talk To Everyone <ul><li>The best place to look for a job is in your own inner circle: Family, Friends, Past Managers, Former Colleagues, Current Colleagues, College Professors, Professional Associations, Church, Bishop, LDS Employment, Everyone and Anyone who is willing to help. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit: http://www.providentliving.org/employment/ </li></ul>
  72. 72. Provident Living
  73. 73. PREPARE <ul><li>Create a Core Message about yourself that answers key questions-What work do you do? How did you achieve results? Know results based stories about yourself-put in your resume. Create a resume that supports your Core Message. If you need help knowing what type of work you are looking for-consult career help books, reference librarian etc. Be clear about WHAT you want to do BEFORE you search. Take the Myers Briggs Test: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp See Sample Resumes Here: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/sampleresumes/a/sampleresume2.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Company List-Silicon Valley 150, Rich’s Database, Business Listings, Reference Librarian, Forbes.com, Fortune 1000, S & P 500, Local Business Journals, NASDAQ Companies, Dow Jones Companies, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Local Newspapers-Create this list by industry or type of desired role. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Social Networking Media-Linkedin, Plaxo, Spoke, Jigsaw, to find names at your targets-and find contact information-Google Company Website. Use Target List to discuss with Networking Contacts. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Weddles Professional Association Directory to find National Professional Associations that match your area of work interest. Join several and you may have access to a membership directory, the president and board of the local chapter are great resources and usually are well-connected. Often these local Chapters will have networking opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Use only 3 sites to search posted jobs: Simply Hired.com, Indeed.com, and Craigslist.org </li></ul><ul><li>Get in touch with Staffing Firms </li></ul><ul><li>Track all sources of data on a spreadsheet-Organize Your Search </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to EVERYONE about your search who know you best-Friends, Family, Colleagues, College Roommates, Church Associates, Fellow Club Members, Professional Association Contacts, Interest Groups, Charity Groups, Old Bosses, etc. </li></ul>
  74. 74. Plan <ul><li>What Are Your Goals? </li></ul><ul><li>What Kind of Offers Do You Want? </li></ul><ul><li>How will You Reach Your Targets? </li></ul><ul><li>What Tools are Available to you besides Technical Ones? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a Short Term Financial Income Plan? </li></ul><ul><li>Resume and Core Message, and Interview Techniques Ready? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have 1 email, and phone number ready for the search? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have networking contacts, references, and options to “seal the deal” ready? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a career game plan-1 year out, 2 years out, 3-5 years, 10-15 years? </li></ul>
  75. 75. Execute The Plan <ul><li>Once you have found the sources of data to conduct a search execute the plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Record interviews on a Calendar, and record in a spreadsheet every lead and it’s status. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to at least 10 decision makers daily. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply to all Jobs you see that match your criteria within 24-48 hours whenever possible. Do not apply to anything over 5 days old. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your network daily-follow up every week. </li></ul>
  76. 76. Execute The Plan <ul><li>Once you have found the sources of data to conduct a search execute the plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Record interviews on a Calendar, and record in a spreadsheet every lead and it’s status. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to at least 10 decision makers daily. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply to all Jobs you see that match your criteria within 24-48 hours whenever possible. Do not apply to anything over 5 days old. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your network daily-follow up every week. </li></ul>
  77. 77. Track & Measure Results <ul><li>Per your spreadsheet log the following statistics: </li></ul><ul><li>How many hours spent on Search? </li></ul><ul><li>How many interviews and phone calls to decision makers? </li></ul><ul><li>How many resumes sent out? </li></ul><ul><li>How many thank you’s sent out? </li></ul><ul><li>How many return interviews? </li></ul><ul><li>How many offers? </li></ul><ul><li>How long spent in research and networking? </li></ul>
  78. 78. Track & Measure Results <ul><li>As Your Search Progresses Add Tabs on Your Spreadsheet and Your Interview Stage. Your 1 st Tab will be the beginning of your search, the 2 nd Tab 1 st Interviews, 3 rd Tab Your 2 nd Interviews, and 4 th Tab Offers and Top Opportunities. </li></ul>
  79. 79. Interview Dos <ul><li>Always be on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Research company Data </li></ul><ul><li>Have your core message ready </li></ul><ul><li>Have extra copies of resume </li></ul><ul><li>Dress for “Success” </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t hog the conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about results. </li></ul><ul><li>Print the Job Description </li></ul><ul><li>Use Linked-In to Find out about Hiring Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Ask about Time-Lines </li></ul>
  80. 80. Interview <ul><li>There may be 2-3 Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Each person with a stake in the “outcome” of the work may be involved in the hiring decision. </li></ul><ul><li>Hiring Manager/Main Decision Maker will always be most important person. </li></ul><ul><li>Always ask key questions: Why is the position open? What is your timeline for a decision? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this a backfill or a newly created position? </li></ul><ul><li>Who will I be working with? </li></ul>
  81. 81. Dealing with Multiple Offers <ul><li>Evaluate the offers based on benefits package, compensation, location, opportunity for advancement, personalities of co-workers, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiate a comfortable salary, ask for the range of the position. </li></ul>
  82. 82. After You Get the Role <ul><li>Set expectations with boss for first 90 days-the first 90 days determine success or failure on the job 75-80% of the time. </li></ul><ul><li>Check in with boss on expectations after 1 month, 2 months, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-read job description. </li></ul><ul><li>Take the initiative. </li></ul><ul><li>Offer solutions and value based results. </li></ul>
  83. 83. www.highlyeffectivejobsearch.com
  84. 84. www.highlyeffectivejobsearch.com <ul><li>Best Site on Job Search by Orville Pierson, Director of Program Design-Lee Hecht Harrison </li></ul><ul><li>Has helps to help you get on track in your search. </li></ul><ul><li>Tips on a Highly Effective Search Techniques </li></ul>
  85. 85. Conclusion <ul><li>Job Search is about a long term career fit. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that the individuals you meet with have their own “agendas” </li></ul><ul><li>Your search will be better in the long run, if you keep a “networking safety net” in place at all times. </li></ul><ul><li>Be active in your Professional Association </li></ul>
  86. 86. Conclusion <ul><li>People genuinely want to help. </li></ul><ul><li>There are resources everywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>PRAY </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for others to critique your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Be open minded. </li></ul><ul><li>Find a Job First to help you with economic woes if jobless-take any honorable work, and a career once you have a “job”. Search can be done while employed. </li></ul>
  87. 87. Conclusion <ul><li>Your search is only as good as you make it. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a “core message” </li></ul><ul><li>Have a Target List </li></ul><ul><li>Use Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Use Good Internet Job Browsing Techniques: Simply Hired.com and Indeed.com, and Craigslist.org </li></ul><ul><li>File for unemployment at the beginning of your search. </li></ul>
  88. 88. Conclusion <ul><li>Enjoy the Journey </li></ul><ul><li>Take frequent walks, rejuvenate, and re-energize. </li></ul>
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