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  • 1. F ROM L AYOFF TO J OB S EARCH : Navigating the Jungle Maureen Nelson, M.A. One Stop Career Link
  • 2. AGENDA
    • What this Class Is/Is Not
    • Introductory Activity: On the Path
    • Big Game Hunting: 3 Important Cycles
    • Using a Map to Find Your Way
    • Staying on Course: Strong Currents
    • Survival of the Fittest!
    • Postcards from the Edge
    • A Hero’s Welcome & Evaluations
  • 3. What This Class Is
    • A pointer toward resources to…
    • Help you move beyond negative effects of a layoff
    • Figure out what you want to do
    • Get organized
    • Overcome isolation
    • Fill in gaps on your resume
  • 4. What This Class Is Not
    • We will not be covering…
    • Career exploration
    • Resumes
    • Interviewing
  • 5.
    • Draw a picture of where you were, where you are, and where you want to be
    ACTIVITY: On the Path 10
  • 6. Introducing Guide & Team
    • Name
    • Your Path: Your one-minute “story” (how long since you worked, are you temping/ volunteering/ schooling/ caretaking?)
    • Kind of job you’re looking for
    • What you hope to get out of today or one question you want answered
  • 7. Big Game Hunting
    • The Career Development Cycle
    • Change Management Cycle
    • Job Search Cycle
  • 8. Career Development Cycle Goal Setting Work/Life Balance Workplace Relationships Mentoring/Being Mentored Professional Development
    • Identify…
    • Interests
    • Skills
    • Values
    • Personality Types
    • Preferred Work Conditions
    • Blocks and Barriers
    Brainstorm Job Titles Industry Research Investigate Job Listings Target Local Employers Real World Exploration — Info Interviews — Prof Assns Evaluate Research Prioritize Needs Target Objectives Decision Making Create Action Plan Networking Résumé/Cover Letters Interview Skills Salary Negotiation Support System Self- Assessment Career Management Job Search Tools Career Research Goal Setting Layoff? New Job? Promotion? Career Change? — In same industry — In new industry Change Management
  • 9. Change Management Cycle, or The Six Stages of Change
    • Loss
    • Doubt
    • Discomfort
    • Discovery
    • Understanding
    • Integration
    “ Change is walking naked into the land of uncertainty.” Robert Quinn Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within
  • 10. Where are you? Loss Doubt Discomfort Discovery Understanding Integration Fear Shock Anger Anxiety Hope Future- focused Bruised Ego Confidence
  • 11. Developing Psychological Resilience
    • How do you bounce back from life’s disappointments?
    • How do you learn to hear “no” and keep going?
    • What plans do you have if your job search is a long one?
    • Realize job loss is normal: It happens to everyone
  • 12.
    • Has a layoff or firing ever resulted in an unexpected positive effect for you?
  • 13. Job Search Cycle
    • 2: Look for job openings
    1: Create resume and cover letter 3: Apply to companies [Repeat Steps 3 & 4 as needed] 4: Interview Get offer!!
  • 14. How to Shake It Up
    • Approach companies you want to work for — even if they’re not advertising openings
    • How would you look for work if you couldn’t use the job boards?
    • Expand your network by attending job clubs and using Linked In, Spoke, etc.
    • Guerilla Job Hunting (3 free chapters) http://www.perrymartel.com/GM4JH.html
    • Use unusual tools & approaches (Visit the shamans)
  • 15. ACTIVITY: A Visit to the Shamans
      • “ What would make it fun?”
    “ Use Your Six Thinking Hats” “ Give yourself a Whack on the Side of the Head” “ Hide Your Resume” “ Take a snapshot/ Tell a story” 15
  • 16. Debrief: A Visit to the Shamans 15
  • 17. Break: 10 minutes
  • 18. What if you don’t know what you want to do next? Where’s the map of my life??
  • 19. Using A Map (Assessments) To Find Your Way
    • Values
    • Interests
    • Skills /Abilities
    • Personality
  • 20. Sources of Assessments
    • Private career counselors
    • College career centers (if they serve the public)
    • Books, e.g., Llewellyn and Holt’s The Everything Career Tests Book*
    • Internet, e.g., EDD website
    • * Covers work environment, suitability to running a business, management, work/life balance
  • 21. The Classic Assessments
    • Value Search
    • Self-Directed Search
    • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
    • Strong Interest Inventory
    • Campbell Interest & Skill Survey
    • SkillScan
  • 22. Values: MyPlan.com
    • http://www.myplan.com/assess/values.php
    Interests and Skills: CA EDD http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/ ?PAGEID=3 See Step 1: Self-Assessment Occ Matches: O*NET Descriptors http://online.onetcenter.org/find/descriptor Use drop-down menu and buttons
  • 23.  
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  • 25. Personality: MBTI Myers Briggs Type Indicator
    • http://www.humanmetrics.com/ See Jungian Typology Test
    Personality: Keirsey Temperament Sorter http://www.keirsey.com/ For both: 16 possible types
  • 26. Battery: PESCO
    • 11 assessments in one
    • Available through One Stop
    Alternative: Deep Questions
    • Figler, Bolles, Nemko, et al
    • “ 35 Most Revealing Questions About You” from Cool Careers for Dummies
  • 27. Staying on Course: Strong Currents
  • 28. Staying Organized
    • Binders
    • File folders
    • Excel charts
    • Calendars
    • Datebooks
    • Journals
    • Online tools
    • Your computer
  • 29.  
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  • 31. Survival of the Fittest! Counteracting Isolation JOB
  • 32. Counteracting Isolation
    • Enlist others in your job search
    • Linked In and other networking sites
    • Avoid Silicon Timesuck
    • Join “job clubs”
    • Volunteer: TALK to people
    • Take classes: TALK to people
    • Attend professional meetings
    • Attend business events
  • 33. Networking “ In Mail” Online resume Work samples Links to sites/blogs Recommendations Company research Interest groups Q & A’s
  • 34. Job Hunters’ Groups
    • One Stop’s Job Search Strategy Group
    • Experience Unlimited Success Teams
    • Grace Works / Grace Cathedral
    • Job Forum, SF Chamber of Commerce
    • Groups at Jewish Vocational Service
    • Bay Area Career Center
    • MeetUp.com
  • 35. Postcards from the Edge: What did you do during your big safari into unemployment? (Employers want to know)
  • 36. Filling in the Resume Gaps
    • Upgrading skills / taking classes
    • Freelance work
    • Volunteering
    • Leadership in professional organizations
    • Presenting / speaking
    • Writing articles
    • Caretaking
    • Traveling
  • 37. A Hero’s Welcome!!
    • You made it home (or you will soon)
    Good luck to everyone!
  • 38. About Your Presenter
    • Maureen Nelson is Senior Career Counselor at Oakland PIC One Stop. She previously worked at the Goodwill One Stop Career Link in San Francisco. She has led workshops and written articles on career topics for over 10 years. She blogs on Take Charge of Your Career.
    Before becoming a career counselor, Maureen worked in publishing. Maureen was voted “Author with the Most Impact” by the National Career Development Association in 2008. She has a master’s degree in Career Development from John F. Kennedy University and is co-author of Getting Your Ideal Internship.