Job Searching<br />It is a false assumption that no one is hiring . . .<br />
First thing first . . . Grad School?<br />Is Graduate School Right For You?<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdGSJoQdqX...
How to be Successful in your Job Search<br />Mind-set comes before Skill-set<br />Expect to get a job when no one is hirin...
Who gets the Job?<br />The most qualified candidate does not always get the job<br />Those that are prepared and presented...
Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers<br />Network, network, network<br />Seek help<br />Differentiate Yourself<br />Usin...
What job do I want?<br />Assess<br />WANTS/Interests<br />What types of activities are you interested in?<br />NEEDS/Value...
Ways to Look for Work<br />	Internet				Networking<br />	School				The Feds<br />	Your State			Civil Service<br />	Newspap...
Need to Use THREE Alternatives	<br />Using up to four alternative methods of job hunting increases your chances of finding...
Five LEAST Productive Ways to Hunt for  Job<br />1. Mailing out Résuméto Employers from<br />job boards,<br />their own we...
Five LEAST Productive Ways to Hunt for  Job<br />2. Answering ads in professional/trade journals<br />			(appropriate to y...
Five LEAST Productive Ways to Hunt for  Job<br />3. Using the Internet for Job Postings<br />		(employers don’t post every...
Five LEAST Productive Ways to Hunt for  Job<br />4. Answering local Newspaper Ads<br />		(employers prefer local interest ...
Five LEAST Productive Ways to Hunt for  Job<br />5. Going to Private Agencies or Search Firms<br />5-28% success rate<br /...
Three MOST Productive Ways to Hunt for  Job<br />1. Networking for job leads, 33%<br />2. Cold Calling, 69%<br />3. Taking...
The Way a Typical Employer Prefers to Fill a Vacancy<br />From Within<br />6<br />1<br />Using proof: unknown job hunter<b...
Useful Websites<br />www.Jobhuntersbible.com<br />www.Job-hunt.org<br />www.Jobstar.org<br />www.Rileyguide.com<br />www.Q...
Useful Websites for Athletes<br />The Corporate Playbook<br />Career Athletes<br />
College Graduate Driven/Educational Websites<br />www.vault.com<br />www.collegegrad.com<br />www.aftercollege.com<br />ww...
My Dream Job<br />Where?<br />Special Knowledge<br />Transferable Skills<br />(in order of priority)<br />1<br />2<br />3<...
How do you Search Online Effectively?<br />
Applications<br />Follow directions (30-35% are thrown out)<br />Capitalize appropriately when doing online applications<b...
Keeping Track<br />Job Search Log<br />Track contacts, applications, or interviews<br />https://www4.bjc.org/bjc_forms.asp...
Being an Alum of SIUE	<br />Don’t forget about your resources here<br />Give Back and Stay Connected<br />Attending games ...
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Seniors Job Searching

  1. 1. Job Searching<br />It is a false assumption that no one is hiring . . .<br />
  2. 2. First thing first . . . Grad School?<br />Is Graduate School Right For You?<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdGSJoQdqXE<br />
  3. 3. How to be Successful in your Job Search<br />Mind-set comes before Skill-set<br />Expect to get a job when no one is hiring<br />Networking is not as important as you think it is . . . It is more important!!<br />
  4. 4. Who gets the Job?<br />The most qualified candidate does not always get the job<br />Those that are prepared and presented themselves in a compelling get the job<br />Those that demonstrate they are the best candidate get the job<br />
  5. 5. Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers<br />Network, network, network<br />Seek help<br />Differentiate Yourself<br />Using time off wisely<br />Being flexible and adaptable<br />Consistently improving and enhancing portfolio<br />Being patient and persistent<br />What about the economy?<br />
  6. 6. What job do I want?<br />Assess<br />WANTS/Interests<br />What types of activities are you interested in?<br />NEEDS/Values<br />What sort of values do I have that motivate me to work?<br />POSSESSIONS/Skills<br />What kinds of skills and abilities do I have?<br />What kind of occupations are best suited for my particular interests, values and skills?<br />
  7. 7. Ways to Look for Work<br /> Internet Networking<br /> School The Feds<br /> Your State Civil Service<br /> Newspapers Journals<br /> Temp Agencies Phone Book<br /> Cold Calling Cold Mailing<br /> Volunteering Working for yourself<br />
  8. 8. Need to Use THREE Alternatives <br />Using up to four alternative methods of job hunting increases your chances of finding a job<br /> Internet Networking<br /> School The Feds<br /> Your State Civil Service<br /> Newspapers Journals<br /> Temp Agencies Phone Book<br /> Cold Calling Cold Mailing<br /> Volunteering Working for yourself<br />
  9. 9. Five LEAST Productive Ways to Hunt for Job<br />1. Mailing out Résuméto Employers from<br />job boards,<br />their own website,<br />or by mail.<br />7% success rate<br />
  10. 10. Five LEAST Productive Ways to Hunt for Job<br />2. Answering ads in professional/trade journals<br /> (appropriate to your field)<br />- using the open market isn’t as valuable as the hidden market<br />7% success rate<br />
  11. 11. Five LEAST Productive Ways to Hunt for Job<br />3. Using the Internet for Job Postings<br /> (employers don’t post every job)<br />10% success rate<br />
  12. 12. Five LEAST Productive Ways to Hunt for Job<br />4. Answering local Newspaper Ads<br /> (employers prefer local interest sites)<br />5-24% success rate<br />(based on salary)<br />
  13. 13. Five LEAST Productive Ways to Hunt for Job<br />5. Going to Private Agencies or Search Firms<br />5-28% success rate<br />(based on salary)<br />
  14. 14. Three MOST Productive Ways to Hunt for Job<br />1. Networking for job leads, 33%<br />2. Cold Calling, 69%<br />3. Taking inventory of your skills/strengths, 86%<br />
  15. 15. The Way a Typical Employer Prefers to Fill a Vacancy<br />From Within<br />6<br />1<br />Using proof: unknown job hunter<br />5<br />2<br />Using Best Friend or Business Colleague<br />4<br />3<br />4<br />Using an agency they trust<br />3<br />Using an ad <br />that was placed<br />5<br />2<br />6<br />Using a resume<br />1<br />The Way a Typical Job-Hunter Prefers to Fill a Vacancy<br />
  16. 16. Useful Websites<br />www.Jobhuntersbible.com<br />www.Job-hunt.org<br />www.Jobstar.org<br />www.Rileyguide.com<br />www.Quintcareers.com<br />www.Simplyhired.com<br />www.Indeed.com<br />www.Careerbuilder.com<br />www.Monster.com<br />www.Hotjobs.yahoo.com<br />www.Craigslist.com<br />www.Dice.com(tech jobs)<br />www.Linkedin.com/jobs<br />www.Twitterjobsearch.com<br />Job Search & Career Guides<br />Job Search Engines<br />You can always go to employers website to apply as well.<br />
  17. 17. Useful Websites for Athletes<br />The Corporate Playbook<br />Career Athletes<br />
  18. 18. College Graduate Driven/Educational Websites<br />www.vault.com<br />www.collegegrad.com<br />www.aftercollege.com<br />www.collegerecruiter.com (internships)<br />
  19. 19. My Dream Job<br />Where?<br />Special Knowledge<br />Transferable Skills<br />(in order of priority)<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />Level of Responsibility/<br />Salary<br />People Environment<br />Goals, Values, Purpose<br />Working Conditions<br />
  20. 20. How do you Search Online Effectively?<br />
  21. 21. Applications<br />Follow directions (30-35% are thrown out)<br />Capitalize appropriately when doing online applications<br />Open ended questions provides insight<br />Use appropriate professional jargon<br />Rank the order of your certifications<br />Submit all required documents<br />Update your application as your info changes<br />
  22. 22. Keeping Track<br />Job Search Log<br />Track contacts, applications, or interviews<br />https://www4.bjc.org/bjc_forms.aspx?id=2309<br />
  23. 23. Being an Alum of SIUE <br />Don’t forget about your resources here<br />Give Back and Stay Connected<br />Attending games (good time to network)<br />Check in with Coach (who is in coach’s network?)<br />Offer to help out at events or volunteer (good way to gain experience)<br />Refer good talent (keep the networking circle open)<br />Have you joined the SIUE Athletics Alumni Group on Linkedin?<br />

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