Career Clinic                   Peter Cosgrove                Peter.cosgrove@cpl.ie                   March 28, 2012
Introduction   Your CV – where it all starts   Where to find a job   Networking   Interviewing   Summary
YOUR CV
Your Cv = Your advert   You have 30 seconds to make an impression
Our approach to            transitionYour CV
CV – initial thoughts   “I did not have time to write you a short letter so I wrote you a    long one”   Most cvs are a ...
CV FormatCONTACT DETAILSPROFILECAREER & ACHIEVEMENTSEDUCATION & TRAININGOTHER SKILLS & INTEREST   XCAREER OBJECTIVEREFEREN...
VISUAL         SIZE MATT                 ERS         < 800 WORDS         FONT         WHITE SPACE
ContentBiographical   What does a recruiter want to seeKey Words      Begin with the end in mindComplexity     Can someone...
Evidence & Credibility               ●   Managed a team of 6 people               ●   Organised budgets and targets for th...
Evidence & Credibility                            ●   Managed a team of 6 people                                     ~they...
Why even after reading you may        have spelling ‘msiteaks’Arocdnicg to rsceearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, itdeosn’t mt...
LanguageOrganized / ColorYour vs You’reLed vs LeadAccept vs except
Finding a Job
There are only 4 ways to find a jobDirect applications to companiesAdvertisements – online / offlineRecruitment Consultant...
1.    Companies   …                              AM                         A  D                      / M              S I...
2.   Publications & Useful Websites                             E T                       R N                    T E      ...
How Companies Search and how    candidates look…•   From Within•   Using Proof•   Close Colleagues•   Trusted Agencies•   ...
Networking
Demonstrating that you really want the job
How are jobseekers responding....
The interview
Preparation is 90% of the interviewPrepareResearch
First impression
First Impression – Dress Sense
STARS ituation   T ask   A ction   R esult
Studies of communicationBody language:       55%:Tone of Voice:       38%What you say:        7%
Summary   Build a world class cv that sells you   Understand the importance of networking   Prepare for interview
Johnny Bunko   Think strengths not weaknesses   Persistence trumps talent
World Circle Drawing Champion
QUESTIONSName:      Peter CosgroveTitle:     Director – CplPhone:     01 614 6160 / 087           6200836Email:     peter....
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  • This is what the average recruiters cv piles look like -
  • Can I ask what people may want to et out of this as it may not be what you think!!!
  • Can I ask what people may want to et out of this as it may not be what you think!!!
  • Can I ask what people may want to et out of this as it may not be what you think!!!
  • Can I ask what people may want to et out of this as it may not be what you think!!!
  • Can I ask what people may want to et out of this as it may not be what you think!!!
  • Can I ask what people may want to et out of this as it may not be what you think!!!
  • Ok this is where we talk a little but more about you and you need to challenge your thinking So what first impression do you make – how would you know - go to 3 recruiters and ask (I thought your beads made you seem very academic, I thought you talked too fast and felt you came across aggressive etc). Know the 4 things that make the first impression - handshake, smile, clothes and eye contact Do you know your strengths – have you been given proper feedback – are you accepting of feedback, you will know if you are because if you are you get it….just so you are aware most people are not! If you do all of this you will be able to improve the first impression and continually improve on your strengths Look to do other tests - do you know of Joharis window? A tool to help people with interpersonal comms and relationships
  • Here is a list of clients that have all been recruiting in last 6 months – many new enterprises So if you hear that 60% of companies are not hiring that means 40% are…take the positives When it comes to applying to a job before you do this you should firstly identify if this is the best route to go down. It may be the only route however you are often in a position to get more information through a friend who works in the company before you apply ie using your network and going in the back door not with everyone else. Never apply to a company if you do not have a person to apply to Think of how you react to a “Dear Sir/madam” email secondly – if you do not apply to a person how can you follow up with a person Thirdly – if you have applied directly and then a recruiter tells you a bout a position in that company they cannot represent you even if you want them to as the company already has your details – so think before you send
  • Offline: If anyone has looked at the national press you will see very few ads – does this mean companies are not recruiting – No it does not, it does mean they have a smaller marketing budget. Answering a job ad directly should only be done if you feel you are a good match for the job – this may seem obvious but its not always the case Online: Here is a list of places to look which may all be familiar but some may not: NCI, IDA, company websites – all places you may not look Be a better researcher – the more you look the luckier you will get, you may find roles not called HR that are HR - they may say operations Try different ways of searching as just looking for an exact job match will not always work. The first search should be long and exhaustive where you are looking for all the types of roles that you could so. For instance “operations manager” can mean so many different types of roles. Check copany websites specifically companies you want to work for.   Action : Know you are doing everything, ie there is not a job out there that you are suitable for that you have not applied for and choose the right application method each time. Finally try to get feedback on every application and if you have not after a few weeks consider the job is gone.
  • What colour is your parachute: From within company Using proof through networking Close Colleagues Trusted Agencies Adverts Cvs from files Job seekers look at jobs from the wring way around
  • Can I ask what people may want to et out of this as it may not be what you think!!!
  • Shoe – now I have my foot in the door, creativity around cv Story about Barbara in facebook
  • Jobseekers are getting creative - so employers need to as well. You may have heard of some of these Twitter should hire me.com – got Jamie Varon a job Shoe with a cv in it – “Now I have my foot in the door….” Crushing up cv – I took the opportunity of crushing me cv in advance tio save youthe trouble – trying to catch their eye with humour Half of a 50 euro note – I will give you the other half of the 50 euro note when you see me! Story about Barbara in facebook – rather than sending in her cv for a role in facebook, she highlighted a role they had not been able to fill as it was still live on the webnsite and put together a plan for how she would fill this role – it shows a real interest in the company and demonstrates her abilities Facebook story of a recruiter – who instead of just sending in a cv sent in a note about a role they had had on their website for 2 months and a strategy for how to fill it – they identified a need that they had and sought to solve it – it showed they were following the company and knew morre than just the basics about it
  • The first question is nearly always the same 70% of the questions can be guessed Research
  • Ok this is where we talk a little but more about you and you need to challenge your thinking So what first impression do you make – how would you know - go to 3 recruiters and ask (I thought your beads made you seem very academic, I thought you talked too fast and felt you came across aggressive etc). Know the 4 things that make the first impression - handshake, smile, clothes and eye contact Do you know your strengths – have you been given proper feedback – are you accepting of feedback, you will know if you are because if you are you get it….just so you are aware most people are not! If you do all of this you will be able to improve the first impression and continually improve on your strengths Look to do other tests - do you know of Joharis window? A tool to help people with interpersonal comms and relationships
  • We have 1,5 billion visual brain cell receptors to every language one that we have Dress sense is not about expensive clothes – here is Berite Aherne at the g8 summit and it did not help him. Conversely this is Barack Obama, well known for sartorial elegance but usually its just dark suit, white or blue shirt and a red or blue ties, in reality you notice the man not the clothes So it is about appropriate clothing so get advice …not from you mum!
  • Can I ask what people may want to et out of this as it may not be what you think!!!
  • Summary
  • Summary
  • Good to great – bureaucracy only exists because of the 10% who would not do it unless you checked up on them Netflix in the US gives out unlimited holidays BUT it also has a very strong performance management culture – they can work together Here is the other point – if you asked your teams who were the worst performers, most likely not to last – they will tell you –everyone knows – we just don’t do anything about it
  • Cool Jobs – Career clinic for graduates at the Science gallery

    1. 1. Career Clinic Peter Cosgrove Peter.cosgrove@cpl.ie March 28, 2012
    2. 2. Introduction Your CV – where it all starts Where to find a job Networking Interviewing Summary
    3. 3. YOUR CV
    4. 4. Your Cv = Your advert You have 30 seconds to make an impression
    5. 5. Our approach to transitionYour CV
    6. 6. CV – initial thoughts “I did not have time to write you a short letter so I wrote you a long one” Most cvs are a First Draft 92%
    7. 7. CV FormatCONTACT DETAILSPROFILECAREER & ACHIEVEMENTSEDUCATION & TRAININGOTHER SKILLS & INTEREST XCAREER OBJECTIVEREFERENCES
    8. 8. VISUAL SIZE MATT ERS < 800 WORDS FONT WHITE SPACE
    9. 9. ContentBiographical What does a recruiter want to seeKey Words Begin with the end in mindComplexity Can someone out side your industry understand your cv
    10. 10. Evidence & Credibility ● Managed a team of 6 people ● Organised budgets and targets for the group ● Recruited and interviewed staff ● Motivated and built morale ● Responsive to customer queries and issues
    11. 11. Evidence & Credibility ● Managed a team of 6 people ~they hated my guts ● Organised budgets and targets for the group ~ never got one number correct ● Recruited and interviewed staff the main reason people did not join ● Motivated and built morale - told awful jokes that no one liked ● Responsive to customer queries and issues Sent all calls to voicemailWhat’s the difference between what you did andthe guy who got fired?
    12. 12. Why even after reading you may have spelling ‘msiteaks’Arocdnicg to rsceearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, itdeosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteerare in the rghit pcale. The rset can be a toatl mses andyou can sitll raed it wouthit pobelrm. Tihs is buseacethe huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef,but the wrod as a wlohe.
    13. 13. LanguageOrganized / ColorYour vs You’reLed vs LeadAccept vs except
    14. 14. Finding a Job
    15. 15. There are only 4 ways to find a jobDirect applications to companiesAdvertisements – online / offlineRecruitment Consultants / HeadhuntersUsing Your Network
    16. 16. 1. Companies … AM A D / M S IR A R D E
    17. 17. 2. Publications & Useful Websites E T R N T E IN E T H
    18. 18. How Companies Search and how candidates look…• From Within• Using Proof• Close Colleagues• Trusted Agencies• Adverts• Cvs on file
    19. 19. Networking
    20. 20. Demonstrating that you really want the job
    21. 21. How are jobseekers responding....
    22. 22. The interview
    23. 23. Preparation is 90% of the interviewPrepareResearch
    24. 24. First impression
    25. 25. First Impression – Dress Sense
    26. 26. STARS ituation T ask A ction R esult
    27. 27. Studies of communicationBody language: 55%:Tone of Voice: 38%What you say: 7%
    28. 28. Summary Build a world class cv that sells you Understand the importance of networking Prepare for interview
    29. 29. Johnny Bunko Think strengths not weaknesses Persistence trumps talent
    30. 30. World Circle Drawing Champion
    31. 31. QUESTIONSName: Peter CosgroveTitle: Director – CplPhone: 01 614 6160 / 087 6200836Email: peter.cosgrove@cpl.ieTwitter: @petercosgroveWebsite: www.cpl.ie

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