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Tricks to skip the fatal fails in your job search process. ...

Tricks to skip the fatal fails in your job search process.

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  • @ Jerry Ciaramello, agreed. So many lists. The only sure proof way is to become friends with someone in a high position.
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  • Key points all - a good blend of pointers, insight and encouragement - something I will keep handy and review once in a while in order to remain vigilant in my efforts and to refresh my motivation!
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19 Sure Ways To Sabotage Your Job Search Presentation Transcript

  • 1. @j_sjoman 19SUREWAYS TOSABOTAGEYOURJOBSEARCH
  • 2. FAILINGTOPROOFREAD JOB-HUNTINGMATERIALS 1
  • 3. FAILINGTOPROOFREAD JOB-HUNTINGMATERIALS You send a résumé with typo or a cover letter with grammatical errors? 61% of employers said they’d automatically dismiss from consideration a résumé with typos. 1
  • 4. IGNORINGYOURONLINE FOOTPRINT 2
  • 5. IGNORINGYOURONLINE FOOTPRINT The first thing an employer will do after reviewing your resumé is look for you online. Don’t forget to proof everything you write online. Be active. 2
  • 6. SOUNDINGWISHY-WISHYABOUT YOURJOBOBJECTIVE 3
  • 7. SOUNDINGWISHY-WISHYABOUT YOURJOBOBJECTIVE You When networking, you’ll probably be asked, “What type of job are you looking for?” If you haven’t prepared a crisp, succinct and compelling answer to that question, you’re toast. The more confident and clear you are, the likelier others can and will help you. 3
  • 8. PLAYINGTHEPITYGAME 4
  • 9. PLAYINGTHEPITYGAME DON’T BLAME THE ECONOMY FOR YOUR UNEMPLOYED JOB STATUS. FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE DURING INTERVIEWS OR NETWORKING CONVERSATIONS. KEEP YOUR EMOTIONS IN CHECK AND TRY TO CONVEY AN UPBEAT ATTITUDE. 4
  • 10. NOTPREPARINGALISTOFQUESTIONSFOR YOURINTERVIEW5
  • 11. NOTPREPARINGALISTOFQUESTIONSFOR YOURINTERVIEW spend as much time compiling great questions for the interviewer as you do prepping for ones you’ll be asked. In your initial meeting, keep your queries focused on the work. Save questions about compensation, flexible schedules and other benefits for later interviews. 5
  • 12. FORGETTINGTOSAY”THANKYOU” WHENNETWORKING6
  • 13. FORGETTINGTOSAY”THANKYOU” WHENNETWORKING Don’t be a networking nitwit. Make it a point to thank everyone who takes the time to speak with you or offers an introduction on your behalf. It will be appreciated more than you realize. 6
  • 14. TAKINGTOOMANYBREAKSFROM SEARCH7
  • 15. TAKINGTOOMANYBREAKSFROM SEARCH It’s ok to take occasional breather, but don’t allow yourself lengthy breaks every time you make progress. Keep your effort going! 7
  • 16. PUTTINGALLYOUREGGSIN ONEBASKET 8
  • 17. Don’t devote all of your time and energy to one potential position. It’s best to continue your search efforts and pursue several jobs while you wait to hear from your preferred employer. PUTTINGALLYOUREGGSIN ONEBASKET 8
  • 18. NOTDEDICATINGENOUGHTIME TOTHEPROCESS 9
  • 19. Almost 44% of job seekers spend less than 3 hours per day looking for a new position. People who put more time into their job search find jobs sooner. NOTDEDICATINGENOUGHTIME TOTHEPROCESS 9
  • 20. LETTINGEMOTIONSAND FRUSTRATIONGETTHEBESTOFYOU10
  • 21. LETTINGEMOTIONSAND FRUSTRATIONGETTHEBESTOFYOU Looking for a job can be grueling and emotional, but there are ways to stay calm. Exercise daily, eat right and visit your friends and family. 10
  • 22. FAILINGTOBOUNCEBACKFROMA DAYWITHOUTPROGRESS 11
  • 23. FAILINGTOBOUNCEBACKFROMA DAYWITHOUTPROGRESS Stay positive and motivated. Make a daily to-do list. Treat your job search like a sales job. Remind yourself daily about the things you have to offer an employer. Believe in yourself. 11
  • 24. GETTINGDISTRACTEDANDLEAVING TOOLITTLETIMEFORTHESEARCH12
  • 25. GETTINGDISTRACTEDANDLEAVING TOOLITTLETIMEFORTHESEARCH Keep household tasks for evening as if you were working full time. See if you can swap child care with another family member. You need time to focus. Establish a routine. 12
  • 26. FAILINGTOGETHELPREVIEWING YOURRÉSUMÉ13
  • 27. FAILINGTOGETHELPREVIEWING YOURRÉSUMÉ You might think your résumé is flawless, but chances are you’re wrong. Have at least 2 or 3 people review your résumé for spelling errors, irrelevant information, and skills you haven’t profiled. 13
  • 28. NOTDIVERSIFYINGYOURJOBSEARCH. SOMEPEOPLERELYONONLINEJOBPOSTINGS; OTHERSDEPENDONLYONNETWORKING 14
  • 29. If you are not a very social person, ask yourself if you are spending too much time in front of your computer. You need to be contacting people you know and going to business and social events. If you are a person who is very social, you may need to spend more time researching companies and looking online postings. Find a balance. NOTDIVERSIFYINGYOURJOBSEARCH. SOMEPEOPLERELYONONLINEJOBPOSTINGS; OTHERSDEPENDONLYONNETWORKING 14
  • 30. FAILINGTOTAILORYOURRÉSUMÉWITHRELEVANT KEYWORDSFOREACHJOBAPPLICATION 15
  • 31. FAILINGTOTAILORYOURRÉSUMÉWITHRELEVANT KEYWORDSFOREACHJOBAPPLICATION Customizing your résumé is crucial. A tailored résumé tells an employer that you’ve done your homework and you’re serious about the job. If you’re not sure how to do this, use the internet or ask a friend, former colleague, or career expert for help. 15
  • 32. JUMPINGINTOASEARCHWITHEXPECTATIONSTHAT AREEITHERTOOSPECIFICORTOOBROAD 16
  • 33. Approach the job search with an open mind, but set some boundaries for yourself. If you apply too broadly, you will waste a lot of time on applications that will not yield interviews. Companies want applicants who closely fit the job posting. If you apply too narrowly, you will not find many jobs to apply for. JUMPINGINTOASEARCHWITHEXPECTATIONSTHAT AREEITHERTOOSPECIFICORTOOBROAD 16
  • 34. BECOMINGISOLATEDFROMFRIENDSANDFAMILYBECAUSE YOUSPENDTOOMUCHTIMESEARCHINGFORJOBS 17
  • 35. BECOMINGISOLATEDFROMFRIENDSANDFAMILYBECAUSE YOUSPENDTOOMUCHTIMESEARCHINGFORJOBS Build in some social time every week. Your networking meetings will be a part of this. However, it is important to schedule something with friends or family because you are not seeing coworkers every day. This can get isolating. 17
  • 36. FORGETTINGTOINCLUDEOCCASIONAL BREAKSORSOCIALACTIVITIES18
  • 37. It’s important to take breaks for social activities and personal time, but limit yourself. Frequent and long breaks can destroy your chances of finding employment. FORGETTINGTOINCLUDEOCCASIONAL BREAKSORSOCIALACTIVITIES18
  • 38. RUSHINGINTOTHE PROCESSTOOQUICKLY19
  • 39. RUSHINGINTOTHE PROCESSTOOQUICKLY Do your homework. Looking for a job is a process that has a big learning curve. Talk to others who have been in your shoes about lessons they’ve learned and mistakes they’ve made. Consult job search books or go to a job search class. 19
  • 40. NOWGOGETITTIGER! ANDREMEMBER...
  • 41. PASSION
  • 42. PHOTOSCOURTESYOF:StormThorgerson&StormStudios,R.I.P. SOURCE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2013/03/18/6-sure-ways-to-sabotage-your-job-search/
  • 43. JARKKOSJÖMAN @j_sjoman THISWASFUN PLEASESHAREMYSLIDES.