TechNet Webcast: Thrive Live! Be Lucky How To Discover Your Next Job


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Many jobs are never advertised before they are filled, while almost two-thirds of all jobs are filled through leads from other people. You don’t need to be an extrovert to get the inside track on new openings. However, you’ll find better jobs, plus find them faster, by learning how to create your own luck. In this Webcast, we’ll explain how to increase your good fortune so you can discover the best opportunities. Topics also include the do’s and don’ts of networking and the most effective methods of job hunting.

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TechNet Webcast: Thrive Live! Be Lucky How To Discover Your Next Job

  1. 1. BE LUCKY: How to Discover Your Next Job<br />Perri Capell<br />
  2. 2. In tough times, the good will survive, but only the best will Thrive!  Are you thriving?  <br />Visit Thrive NOW and see how to:<br /><ul><li>Enhance your technical skills
  3. 3. Advance your career
  4. 4. Elevate IT as the business leader. </li></ul>Advance your Career with Free Resume Consulting<br />Register to Win an hour with Perri Capell, certified resume-writing professional<br /><br />
  5. 5. Who is Perri Capell? <br />Perri Capell is a recognized authority on career issues. As a journalist and editor, she provided job-search and career advice to millions of readers of The Wall Street Journal and, answering their questions directly in her weekly column, Careers Q&A.<br />Perri is a certified resume-writing professional (CPRW) and has worked as an outplacement firm counselor, helping executives and high-tech pros during career transitions. She is the author of job-search training manuals used by thousands of clients of outplacement firms who are experiencing job transitions and co-author of the book “Diary of a Job Search.” Perri graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Journalism from Penn State University. She has received numerous journalism awards and fellowships<br />
  6. 6. The Unemployment Picture<br />9.5% unemployment rate, June 2009 (90.5% employed)*<br />4.7% unemployment rate, college graduates June 2009 (95.3% employed)*<br />Full employment is considered 2% unemployment<br />Ergo, 2.7% unemployment rate, college graduates!<br />* BLS, U.S. Department of Labor<br />
  7. 7. Why Are Some People So Lucky?<br />Best job leads<br />Best connections<br />Find out about things before other people<br />Get good deals<br />
  8. 8. What Is Luck?<br />The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events; fortune: They met one day out of pure luck.<br />Good fortune or prosperity; success: We wish you luck.<br />One&apos;s personal fate or lot.<br />intr.v.lucked, luck·ing, lucksInformal To gain success or something desirable by chance: lucked into a good apartment; lucked out in finding that rare book.<br />
  9. 9. You Can Increase Your Own Luck!<br />Serendipity (things happening by chance)<br />Increase serendipity<br />Example: The guy on the plane <br />Example: The antique dealer<br />
  10. 10. Poll - How did you find your most recent job?<br />Newspaper or magazine ad<br />Internet ad<br />Networking<br />Recruiting firm<br />Other<br />
  11. 11. Using Luck to Find Your Next Job <br />65% or more of all jobs are found through networking<br />The rest are found through other methods (Internet, classifieds, recruiting firms, personnel agencies, cold calling, etc.)<br />
  12. 12. Job Seeker Luck<br />Increase your odds by:<br />Learning about openings before they are advertised<br />Meeting employers who are having difficulty filling positions<br />Getting good referrals<br />Discovering problems you can solve (research)<br />
  13. 13. Poll - What are your thoughts about networking?<br />Seems like begging<br />Hate calling people I don’t know<br />Don’t know what to say to them<br />Great system; always network whenever I can<br />
  14. 14. Let’s not call it networking<br />Lucky activities<br />Talking with people who know people<br />6 degrees of separation<br />Use the power of email, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.<br />
  15. 15. Lucky Activities<br />Joining groups<br />Talking to people you meet – on airplanes, coffee shops, on the ski lift<br />Being helpful<br />Volunteering<br />Asking for referrals<br />Multiplying the people who know you <br />
  16. 16. Needed tools<br />Introductory statement<br />Resume<br />Business card<br />Questions to ask<br />A smile<br />
  17. 17. Do’s of networking<br />Be interested in the other person<br />Ask for information, not for a job<br />Be able to say what you want or are looking for<br /><ul><li>Be courteous about other people’s time, schedule, etc.
  18. 18. Follow up on referrals, tips
  19. 19. Find ways to be helpful to others
  20. 20. Stay in touch</li></li></ul><li>Don’ts of networking<br />Don’t ask for a job<br />Don’t overstay your welcome<br />Don’t whine or be needy<br />Don’t be unspecific<br />Don’t vanish from the universe after you get hired<br />Don’t keep your good fortune to yourself<br />
  21. 21. The Power of Yes<br />Be confident<br />Be animated<br />Be happy<br />Try things you didn’t know you could do<br />Say ‘YES’ !!!!<br />
  22. 22. More networking tips<br />Depersonalize the process<br />Take the hint (learn to spot signs of luck)<br />Start with asking about less sensitive things than work (good restaurant, movie, babysitter)<br />The only stupid question is the unanswered one<br />
  23. 23. Next Steps<br />Register to win some time with Perri to review your resume! <br /><br />Convince employers that you will meet needs and solve problems (Thrive Live! August 5th )<br />Go to to register<br />
  24. 24. Questions?<br />