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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 ...

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