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Nancy Anderson Blackbird Learning Associates, Blackbirdlearningassociates.com Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates...
<ul><li>Part 1: Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Part 2: Network </li></ul><ul><li>Part 3: Prepare </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbir...
Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
<ul><li>“ Planning, making contacts and sharing information for professional and personal gain.”  </li></ul><ul><li>Leslie...
<ul><li>Obtaining Advice, Information and referrals from personal contacts you know or have developed.  </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>According to CareerXroads 8th Annual Source of Hire Study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CareerBuilder is accountable for o...
<ul><li>Building Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family ...
Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC <ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li>...
<ul><li>Create of list of contacts: include family, friends, college alumni, neighbors, business or social associations. <...
Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC Personal Social Professional
<ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specializing In </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>An example of an Elevator speech that can be </li></ul><ul><li>used at a networking event. </li></ul><ul><li>“  I ...
<ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associa...
Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
<ul><li>Use professional networking sites like LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Clean up your social networking sites </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Don’t make networking self-serving </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be a taker </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t randomly hand out yo...
<ul><li>Networking Interview-  Interviewing for information. Communicates inside information about a company or position. ...
<ul><li>Interviewing for information about a potential career change. </li></ul><ul><li>Some questions can include: </li><...
<ul><li>Positions filled by or for candidates who come  </li></ul><ul><li>to an employer's attention through employee  </l...
<ul><li>&quot;An important part of making good  </li></ul><ul><li>connections is mastering the art of listening. A  </li><...
<ul><li>Be a Good Listener </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Compare Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Share His...
<ul><li>Build your profile on LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups in your communities of interest in LinkedIn </li></ul...
<ul><li>Nancy Range Anderson, Job Search for Moms. </li></ul><ul><li>Randy Hain, Bell Oakes Executive Search.  Connecting ...
<ul><li>http://online.onetcenter.org/skills/  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.job-hunt.org/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Kelly...
<ul><li>The Resume </li></ul><ul><li>The Cover Letter </li></ul><ul><li>The Interview </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird L...
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Job Search: Part 2, Networking takes you through the steps needed to network for a job. It includes networking definitions, tips, activities and samples.

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  • When you think of the word Networking, what comes to mind? Ask group to define the term and jot responses on flip chart
  • Mark Mehler from CareerXroads points out that a referred candidate has a 35 to 1 chance of getting hired vs. 500 to 1 for the typical candidates Networking can be for an informational interviews or to just get out there and let people know you are there in a good, informative way.
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    1. 1. Nancy Anderson Blackbird Learning Associates, Blackbirdlearningassociates.com Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    2. 2. <ul><li>Part 1: Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Part 2: Network </li></ul><ul><li>Part 3: Prepare </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates
    3. 3. Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    4. 4. <ul><li>“ Planning, making contacts and sharing information for professional and personal gain.” </li></ul><ul><li>Leslie Smith </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    5. 5. <ul><li>Obtaining Advice, Information and referrals from personal contacts you know or have developed. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 75 – 85% of jobs are filled through networking. </li></ul><ul><li>80% of jobs are not listed! </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    6. 6. <ul><li>According to CareerXroads 8th Annual Source of Hire Study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CareerBuilder is accountable for only 3.95% of external job hires </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monster - 3.14% of job hires </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HotJobs - 1.35% of job hires </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These odds aren’t so great! </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    7. 7. <ul><li>Building Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighbors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquaintances </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bosses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Associates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Organizations </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    8. 8. Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC <ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbors </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Groups </li></ul><ul><li>School Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook, Twitter, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Classmates.com </li></ul><ul><li>Houses of Worship </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor. Attorney, hair dresser </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Professional/Trade Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Former colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Clients </li></ul><ul><li>Business Vendors </li></ul><ul><li>Boards </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn, etc </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Create of list of contacts: include family, friends, college alumni, neighbors, business or social associations. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Everyone – Call or email </li></ul><ul><li>Create inventory of accomplishments, assets, background, work history </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a 20-30 second elevator pitch describing who you are professionally </li></ul><ul><li>Use Search Engines for sample networking letters </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    10. 10. Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC Personal Social Professional
    11. 11. <ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specializing In </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What you do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why You Are the Best </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call to action (Next Steps) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.15secondpitch.com/new/index.asp </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    12. 12. <ul><li>An example of an Elevator speech that can be </li></ul><ul><li>used at a networking event. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I am (Name). I am returning to the job market where for 10 years I specialized in writing and editing communications in the global pharmaceutical industry. My work has been featured in the New York Medical Journal. If you know someone in the industry I’d greatly appreciate the contact.” </li></ul><ul><li>** Job Search for Moms , Nancy Anderson </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    13. 13. <ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    14. 14. Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    15. 15. <ul><li>Use professional networking sites like LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Clean up your social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your resume is updated and free of errors </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to listen and ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Only present your resume if you are asked to </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up with a thank you note </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t make it “All About You” </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of all your networking contacts and appointments </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    16. 16. <ul><li>Don’t make networking self-serving </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be a taker </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t randomly hand out your card or resume </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to ask for help </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to thank your contacts/sources </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    17. 17. <ul><li>Networking Interview- Interviewing for information. Communicates inside information about a company or position. It is not used to find a job. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informational Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hidden Job Market </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    18. 18. <ul><li>Interviewing for information about a potential career change. </li></ul><ul><li>Some questions can include: </li></ul><ul><li>What education is needed for this position? </li></ul><ul><li>What skills are needed for this position? </li></ul><ul><li>What made you want to go into this field? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have any advice for me? </li></ul><ul><li>After hearing my background, do you think that I could fit into a position/company such as this? </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    19. 19. <ul><li>Positions filled by or for candidates who come </li></ul><ul><li>to an employer's attention through employee </li></ul><ul><li>recommendations, referrals from trusted </li></ul><ul><li>associates, recruiters, or direct contact with the </li></ul><ul><li>candidate. </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    20. 20. <ul><li>&quot;An important part of making good </li></ul><ul><li>connections is mastering the art of listening. A </li></ul><ul><li>good listener learns and truly understands </li></ul><ul><li>what motivates and inspires another person. If </li></ul><ul><li>you offer to help that person without an </li></ul><ul><li>expectation of getting something in return, </li></ul><ul><li>your authentic self shines through and gives </li></ul><ul><li>you the advantage that a favor may be </li></ul><ul><li>returned.” </li></ul><ul><li>Veronica Sheehan, SVP of Network Operations for Turner Entertainment Group </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    21. 21. <ul><li>Be a Good Listener </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Compare Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Share History </li></ul><ul><li>Use Humor </li></ul><ul><li>Connect through Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Connect through Content </li></ul><ul><li>Share Values </li></ul><ul><li>Invest Selflessly </li></ul><ul><li>Randy Hain, Connecting – The Forgotten Art of Social Interaction </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    22. 22. <ul><li>Build your profile on LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups in your communities of interest in LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Join discussion groups and answer/ask questions in these groups </li></ul><ul><li>Help other people (answers, articles, resources) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t bad mouth your current of former job/manager </li></ul><ul><li>Block inappropriate “social friends” </li></ul><ul><li>Say thank you when helped </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    23. 23. <ul><li>Nancy Range Anderson, Job Search for Moms. </li></ul><ul><li>Randy Hain, Bell Oakes Executive Search. Connecting … The Forgotten Art of Social Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Networkingforprofessionals.com </li></ul><ul><li>About.com </li></ul><ul><li>Careerbuilder.com </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce L. Katcher, Galt Global Review.  Seven Ways to Maximize the Value of Networking Meetings </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    24. 24. <ul><li>http://online.onetcenter.org/skills/  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.job-hunt.org/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Kelly Pate. Denver Post, Everyday People Key in Job Networking (March 30, 2003), </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Adopting the Mentoring and Networking Lifestyle, John Kobara. </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rileyguide.com/network.html </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Halpern. E-Networking </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.job-hunt.org/index.html </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    25. 25. <ul><li>The Resume </li></ul><ul><li>The Cover Letter </li></ul><ul><li>The Interview </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates LLC
    26. 26. Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates http://blackbirdlearningassociates.com/ http://blackbirdlearningassociates.blogspot.com http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/Blackbirdlearningassociates Twitter: @Nancy_1 Nancy Range Anderson is the President of Blackbird Learning Associates, LLC a company that specializes in job search training. Nancy is a training & development leader with over 25 years experience in Human Resources and Learning & Development in the pharmaceutical, finance and insurance industries. Known for her excellent facilitation skills, Nancy teaches resume preparation, interviewing, networking, and career change tactics to individuals and groups. In 2010, Nancy released the book, Job Search for Moms.
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