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  • 9:10 am start
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  • 10 minutes
  • 20 minutes Examine yourself! What do you like to do? Look at the task, activities and responsibilities of the position that interest you and determine which you LIKE to do. Highlight those tasks and activities in a specific color (Orange). Remember, this is what you LIKE doing, not what you CAN do or what you are GOOD at doing. I can do many things, but I don’t like some of them. Without this insight into what you LIKE to do, you cannot go after the job you want. It has to be a good fit, otherwise you will fail in the interview. Now go through all of the KSA, tasks and activities and put a YELLOW dot (or highlight) those items you are the BEST at doing. Do not include things you know you can do but you are not good at doing them. Spend some time thinking about past annual reviews a supervisor has given you. What did you excel at? An example is that I can sew, but I would never say I was good at it. By knowing and understanding that, I keep from disappointing myself or others and I don’t volunteer to sew something important. Then with a third highlighter indicate all of the things you can or have done before. So we know what we like to do and we know what we are the BEST at. Step back and think about these results. If you LIKE to do the things you are BEST at, that is GREAT! If there are many things you marked as being BEST at, but don’t LIKE doing them, take some time to think about those issues. If you are doing work that you don’t like, it will show. Finally, what is the ratio of things you can or have done to the things expected for the job. If there is a lot of white space, this may not be the job for you. Is your resume ready? If you fold it in half, does it reflect your skills and what accomplishments you have that show those skills? Does your resume match what the job posting is asking? Remember – KEYWORDS!!! Don’t mass produce your resume. Network with the right people. If you want an analyst job, then you need to identify the friends, family and people in your network who are analyst or work with analyst. This requires you to discuss their job, what they do and who they work with daily. They will know when jobs are coming available.
  • 10 minutes So you know the gaps. Now what? That depends on the gap and how best to close it. Options include: Education – either self taught or take a class Experience or Practice – VOLUNTEER yourself to gain those skills; find a purpose and keep your skills sharp while making a difference. Take action! Everyday you should have something you are working on to improve your options!
  • 10 minutes

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  • Bounce Back into Administrative Services Management April 21 th , 2010 Sheila Burkett Tuxedo Park Management, LLC
  • Agenda
    • Introductions & Welcome
    • Assessing Your Skills
    • A Winning Resume
    • Wrap-up
  • Occupational Profile
    • CareerOneStop.org
    • Browse Occupations
    • Select Management
    • Select Administrative Services Manager
    • Select State – Missouri or Illinois
    • Occupational Profile will Display
    • Recommend viewing in Printer-Friendly Version
  • Sections of Occupational Profile
    • Description
    • Wages – try not to focus on this section
    • Trends
      • Growth
      • Openings
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Tasks & Activities
    • Tools & Technology
    • Education & Training
  • Assess Your Skills
    • Highlight All KSA, Tasks, Activities, Tools and Technologies you LOVE to do.
    • Highlight in a different color all those you CAN do.
    • Highlight in a different color all your STRENGTHS (based on others feedback).
    • Mark those that you can do but need to improve.
  • Position Yourself
    • Where are your GAPS?
    • Can you or will you close the GAPS?
    • What training do you need?
    • Update skills to close gaps
  • Companies Who Hire
    • CareerOneStop.org
    • Under MORE RESOURCES select America’s Career Infonet
    • Select Employer Locator
    • Select location, occupation
    • Watch their websites
  • St. Louis MSA HANLEY PARTNERS ASIA CO LTD HERMANN CO INC JAH CORPORATE HOLDING INC LACLEDE GROUP INC LOVE SAVINGS HOLDING CO MARTIN HOLDINGS CMS HOLDING CO DELTA BANCSHARES INC FOCUS GROUP HOLDINGS FORTE' HOLDINGS LLC GREAT LAKES & SOUTHERN CORP HAMPDEN HOLDINGS LLC AMEREN ANDRADE HOLDINGS LLC CARDINAL BANCORP INC CENTRUE FINANCIAL CORP CHAMPION BANCSHARES INC CHEMSTAR HOLDING INC CIC GROUP
  • St. Louis MSA SOUTHERN BANCSHARES CORP TERRA HOLDING CO TRUMAN BANCORP INC TRUMAN BANK TYLER GROUP INC NEW HOLDINGS LLC PULASKI FINANCIAL CORP RELIANCE BANCSHARES INC ROBERT FAMILY HOLDING INC ROYAL BANCSHARES INC SAGEN CORP
  • Positions & Postings
    • MissouriCareerSource.com
    • Search by Job Titles NOT keywords
    • READ Carefully
    • Typically three sections
      • Company Info
      • Position Description
      • Position Requirements
    • Find Key Points
  • Focus Your Resume
    • Skills assessment identifies your top skills
    • Job Posting highlights skills they want
    • HR screeners spend less than a minute on resume – SKILLS MUST POP
    • Leave objective off – use cover letter to highlight how you match company
    • Customize resume to posting
  • Job Search Resources
    • Sample Job Application
      • http://bouncebackstl.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/employment_application.pdf
    • Application Tracking System (Job Search Log)
      • http://bouncebackstl.org/wordpress/2009/12/job-search-log/