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presentation given at the University of Saint Francis September 17, 2012

presentation given at the University of Saint Francis September 17, 2012

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    • 1. Jennifer Fisher, Culture and Retention Manager Group Dekko
    • 2. Why is this important? How can I apply it?
    • 3. “We have a monster jobs problem, and young people are the biggest losers,”Andrew Sum, Economist and Director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University
    • 4. The Fiscal Times issued an article in February stating thatthe Fort Wayne metro area has the highest job growth ratein the nation!!! YES, they said Fort Wayne!!!
    • 5. Be a SUPER candidate
    • 6. According to NACE, in 2011, companies surveyed indicated that more than 58% of their new hires were interns at their company42.3 % of college seniors who had internship experience and applied for a job received at least one job offer VERSES 30.7 % without internship experience .
    • 7. Top 5 Soft Skills Employers Want1. Verbal Communication Skills2. Work Ethic3. Teamwork4. Analytical Skills5. Initiative NACE, 2010
    • 8. ManpowerGroup reports that 52% of U.S. employerssurveyed say they have difficulty filling positionsbecause of talent shortages
    • 9. According to a recent survey by the Department of Labor, networking accounts for at least 69% of all annual hires.Networking is one of the BEST ways to find a job or internship.
    • 10. First and Second Year• What can I do now to help me toward my career goals? – Job shadow – Informational interviews – Career Research • O’Net • Google – Campus activities – Volunteer – Internships and jobs – Others?
    • 11. Jennifer Fisher Culture and Retention Manager, Group Dekko jenniferlfisher@live.com www.twitter.com/jenfisherfw Next workshop…Wednesday, October 17th“Choosing a major and career the work for you!”