Job Search<br />Nancy Range Anderson<br />Blackbird Learning Associates, LLC<br />Blackbirdlearningassociates.com<br />Cop...
Part 1: Plan<br />Part 2: Network<br />Part 3: Prepare<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />There are Th...
Focus on You<br />Focus on the Job<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Part 1: Plan<br />
What are your concerns?<br />Financial?<br />Educational?<br />Family?<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<b...
What are your work values?<br />What are your interests?<br />What is your personal style?<br />What are your Skill Streng...
Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Focus on You – ChartingWhat do you want to do?<br />
Take several career assessments and compare the results<br />Talk to family and friends<br />Write it down<br />Copyright ...
Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Free Career Assessments<br />
Review the Assessment Chart (next page) and check (√ )all the Values that apply to you.<br />Add any others that may apply...
Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Assessment Examples   <br />
Review the List of Interests (next page) and check (√) all that apply to you.<br />Add any others that may apply to you<br...
Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Assessment Examples   <br />
Take a free assessment on personality type:<br />www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp<br />Add your Personal Style/Typ...
Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Assessment Examples   <br />
List your professional skill strengths<br />Provide measurable examples<br />List your “soft skill” or competency strength...
List your professional skill weaknesses<br />Provide measurable examples<br />List your “soft skill” or competency weaknes...
Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Put it TogetherWhat do you want to do?<br />
Now that you have a better idea about what you might want to do…<br />It’s time to Focus on the Job<br />Copyright 2011 Bl...
Where do you find information on the job?<br />Any job search engine<br />Occupational Handbook<br /><ul><li>www.careerone...
www.bls.gov/oco
www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm
http://federalstudentaid.ed.gov/opportunity/index.html
Professional Groups
Magazines/books/on-line information
Indeed.com or Monster.com</li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Focus on the Job:Where Do You Look?<b...
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This presentation describes the Planning portion of the Job Search Process. Subsequent presentations will cover Networking and Preparing. This information is based upon the book, Job Search for Moms and references material used in the job search classes presented by Nancy Anderson.

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The Job Search Part One: Planning

  1. 1. Job Search<br />Nancy Range Anderson<br />Blackbird Learning Associates, LLC<br />Blackbirdlearningassociates.com<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />
  2. 2. Part 1: Plan<br />Part 2: Network<br />Part 3: Prepare<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />There are Three Major Steps in the Job Search Process<br />
  3. 3. Focus on You<br />Focus on the Job<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Part 1: Plan<br />
  4. 4. What are your concerns?<br />Financial?<br />Educational?<br />Family?<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Focus on You<br />
  5. 5. What are your work values?<br />What are your interests?<br />What is your personal style?<br />What are your Skill Strengths?<br />What are your Skill Weaknesses?<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Focus on You<br />
  6. 6. Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Focus on You – ChartingWhat do you want to do?<br />
  7. 7. Take several career assessments and compare the results<br />Talk to family and friends<br />Write it down<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />What do You Want to Do?<br />
  8. 8. Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Free Career Assessments<br />
  9. 9. Review the Assessment Chart (next page) and check (√ )all the Values that apply to you.<br />Add any others that may apply to you<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />What Are Your Work Values?<br />
  10. 10. Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Assessment Examples <br />
  11. 11. Review the List of Interests (next page) and check (√) all that apply to you.<br />Add any others that may apply to you<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />What Are Your Interests?<br />
  12. 12. Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Assessment Examples <br />
  13. 13. Take a free assessment on personality type:<br />www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp<br />Add your Personal Style/Type to the chart<br />wihttp://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp<br />n/JTypes2.asp<br />tp://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />What Is Your Personality Type<br />
  14. 14. Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Assessment Examples <br />
  15. 15. List your professional skill strengths<br />Provide measurable examples<br />List your “soft skill” or competency strengths<br />Provide measurable examples<br />List any transferable skills from volunteer activities. Capture your strengths.<br />Provide measurable examples<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Skill Strengths<br />
  16. 16. List your professional skill weaknesses<br />Provide measurable examples<br />List your “soft skill” or competency weaknesses<br />Provide measurable examples<br />List any transferable skills from volunteer activities. Capture your weaknesses.<br />Provide measurable examples<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Skill Weaknesses<br />
  17. 17. Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Put it TogetherWhat do you want to do?<br />
  18. 18. Now that you have a better idea about what you might want to do…<br />It’s time to Focus on the Job<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Focus on the Job<br />
  19. 19. Where do you find information on the job?<br />Any job search engine<br />Occupational Handbook<br /><ul><li>www.careeronestop.org
  20. 20. www.bls.gov/oco
  21. 21. www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm
  22. 22. http://federalstudentaid.ed.gov/opportunity/index.html
  23. 23. Professional Groups
  24. 24. Magazines/books/on-line information
  25. 25. Indeed.com or Monster.com</li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Focus on the Job:Where Do You Look?<br />
  26. 26. What are the three top words to describe the job that interests you?<br />What industry phrases are in job description?<br />What job competencies or soft skills are generally in this position? (examples can include negotiation, teamwork, project management, customer service…)<br />Do you match?<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Focus on the Job<br />
  27. 27. <ul><li>Do you need more education?
  28. 28. Do you need additional financial resources?
  29. 29. Can you afford to change jobs now? </li></ul>Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Do You Match?<br />
  30. 30. Make a list of possibilities<br />Skills Required<br />Set Goals<br />Include Training Required<br />Include Dates but be Realistic<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Create An Action Plan<br />
  31. 31. Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Action Plan<br />
  32. 32. Research community colleges for free or low cost classes. <br />Talk to colleges about financial support<br />Look to your library for free/low cost classes<br />Look for free or low cost sessions (senior discounts)<br />Create a profile in LinkedIn and join groups<br />Look for training on the internet<br />Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Update Your Skill Set<br />
  33. 33. Copyright 2011 Blackbird Learning Associates<br />Next….Part 2Networking<br />http://blackbirdlearningassociates.com/<br />http://blackbirdlearningassociates.blogspot.com<br />http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/Blackbirdlearningassociates<br />Twitter: @Nancy_1<br />

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