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  • 1. JOB SEARCHINGIt is a false assumption that no one is hiring...
  • 2. First thing first . . . GradSchool? Is Graduate School Right For You? E
  • 3. Graduate School Why do you want a graduate degree?  Doyour research  Consider undergraduate reserach Don’t forget to consider  Location  Quality of program  Faculty  Financial aid  Availability of resources and benefits (e.g. health insurance) Move beyond your comfort zone
  • 4. How to be Successful in your JobSearch Mind-set comes before Skill-set Expect to get a job when no one is hiring Networking is not as important as you think it is . . . It is more important!!
  • 5. Who gets the Job? The most qualified candidate does not always get the job Those that are prepared and presented themselves in a compelling way get the job Those that demonstrate they are the best candidate get the job
  • 6. Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers Network, network, network Seek help Differentiate Yourself Using time off wisely Being flexible and adaptable Consistently improving and enhancing portfolio Being patient and persistent What about the economy?
  • 7. What job do I want? Assess  WANTS/Interests  What types of activities are you interested in?  NEEDS/Values  What sort of values do I have that motivate me to work?  POSSESSIONS/Skills  What kinds of skills and abilities do I have? What kind of occupations are best suited for my particular interests, values and skills?
  • 8. Ways to Look for WorkInternet NetworkingSchool The FedsYour State Civil ServiceNewspapers JournalsTemp Agencies PhoneBookCold Calling Cold MailingVolunteering Working for yourself
  • 9. Need to Use THREEAlternatives Using up to four alternative methods of job hunting increases your chances of finding a jobInternet NetworkingSchool The FedsYour State Civil ServiceNewspapers JournalsTemp Agencies Phone BookCold Calling Cold MailingVolunteering Working for yourself
  • 10. Five LEAST Productive Ways to Hunt for Job1. Mailing out Résumé to Employers from job boards, their own website, or by mail. 7% success rate
  • 11. Five LEAST Productive Waysto Hunt for Job2. Answering ads in professional/trade journals (appropriate to your field)- using the open market isn’t as valuable as the hidden market 7% success rate
  • 12. Five LEAST Productive Waysto Hunt for Job3. Using the Internet for Job Postings (employers don’t post every job) 10% success rate
  • 13. Five LEAST Productive Waysto Hunt for Job4. Answering local Newspaper Ads (employers prefer local interest sites) 5-24% success rate (based on salary)
  • 14. Five LEAST Productive Waysto Hunt for Job5. Going to Private Agencies or Search Firms 5-28% success rate (based on salary)
  • 15. Three MOST Productive Ways to Hunt for Job1. Networking for job leads, 33%2. Cold Calling, 69%3. Taking inventory of your skills/strengths, 86%
  • 16. The Way a Typical Employer Prefers to Fill a Vacancy 1 From Within 6 Using proof: unknown job 2 5 hunter 3 Using Best Friend or 4 Business Colleague 4 Using an agency they trust 3 5 Using an ad that was placed 2 6 Using a resume 1 The Way a Typical Job-Hunter Prefers to Fill a Vacancy
  • 17. The Best Job Seekers The best job seekers are RESEARCHERS Research  Companies  People  Forums  Networks  Tutorials  Anything to get an edge
  • 18. Useful WebsitesJob Search & Career Guides Job Search Engines www.Jobhuntersbible.c   om      (tech jobs)  m  You can always go to employers website to apply as well.
  • 19. Useful Websites for Athletes The Corporate Playbook Career Athletes
  • 20. College GraduateDriven/EducationalWebsites     www.collegerecruiter.c om (internships)
  • 21. My Where? SpecialDream Knowledge Job Transferable Skills (in order of priority) Level of 1 People Responsibility/ 2 Environme Salary nt 3 4 5 Working Goals, Values, Conditions Purpose
  • 22. How do you Search OnlineEffectively?
  • 23. Applications Follow directions (30-35% are thrown out) Capitalize appropriately when doing online applications Open ended questions provides insight Use appropriate professional jargon Rank the order of your certifications Submit all required documents Update your application as your info changes
  • 24. Keeping Track Job Search Log Track contacts, applications, or interviews
  • 25. Being an Alum of SIUE Don’t forget about your resources here Give Back and Stay Connected  Attending games (good time to network)  Check in with Coach (who is in coach’s network?)  Offer to help out at events or volunteer (good way to gain experience)  Refer good talent (keep the networking circle open)
  • 26. Easy Networking Have you joined the SIUE Athletics Alumni Group on Linkedin?