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When it comes to job search, Outflyers don’t go with the crowed. They set smart goals, plan their job search well in advance, and effectively execute their job search plan. They experience less ...

When it comes to job search, Outflyers don’t go with the crowed. They set smart goals, plan their job search well in advance, and effectively execute their job search plan. They experience less stress during job search and get the best available positions. In this summary presentation, we’ll share high achievers’ job search strategy with you. Even if you are not looking for a job right now, there is something in it that you can take advantage of: getting intelligent about your industry and building connections that you can rely on when you will be looking for a new job.

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    Smart Job Search Smart Job Search Presentation Transcript

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    • Plan Your Job Gather Industry Build Your Find Good Search Intelligence Personal Brand Employers Craft a Get Introduced Make Industry Investigate Job Targeted To The Hiring Connections Openings Resume Manager Negotiate Practice Your Ace Interviews Salary & Pitch Compensations ©Copyright 2010 Outflyers™.com, all rights reserved. 2
    • About Outflyers.com Outflyers.com is a knowledge base for lifelong success in which high achievers share their experiences on topics ranging from education and skills to money and investing to marriage and family. It offers free tools and resources that you can take advantage of to fulfill your dreams and live a happy, rewarding life. Distribution rights: you can freely use and distribute this presentation by means of any media including web, print, and email as long as you keep the original outflyers logo and copyright notice intact. Please forward your comments to me at dana@outflyers.com. ©Copyright 2010 Outflyers™.com, all rights reserved. 3
    • Job Search Planning  A job search, just like any other major undertaking, needs meticulous planning.  Set realistic goals for your job search in terms of:  The job: industry, job function, job title, role and responsibilities  Work conditions: hours required, travel, work/life balance  Compensations: salary, bonus, non-cash compensations, training  Your job search should start when you are employed or in school, otherwise you’ll have less leverage in your job search. ©Copyright 2010 Outflyers™.com, all rights reserved. 4
    • Gathering Industry Intelligence  Keep yourself well-informed about the industry in which you are or want to be employed.  Read Financial Times, Business Week, and one of your industry-specific publications.  Know top players, major trends, and influential people in your industry. ©Copyright 2010 Outflyers™.com, all rights reserved. 5
    • Building Your Personal Brand  What is that you are better at than anyone else? If you don’t know, you are a commodity for employers.  Find a growing niche in your industry where there are not too many experts and develop your knowledge and expertise in it.  Make sure you are known for your specialized expertise through writing articles and blogs, and speaking in industry gatherings and conferences. ©Copyright 2010 Outflyers™.com, all rights reserved. 6
    • Finding Good Employers  Finding good employers takes more than looking at the best-employers-of-the-year chart.  A good employer is the one which fits well with your career objectives.  Visit the offices of the top employers in your industry and talk to their present and former employees.  Maintain a list of your favorite employers – around 20. ©Copyright 2010 Outflyers™.com, all rights reserved. 7
    • Making Industry Connections  Inside each of your favorite employers identify 5 mid-level to senior managers on LinkedIn.  Get introduced by a connection and then ask for a meeting for advice over coffee.  Don’t ask for a job in your first interactions.  Maintain your relationships by meeting each of them once per year and corresponding every quarter. ©Copyright 2010 Outflyers™.com, all rights reserved. 8
    • The Hiring Process Most candidates This simple change increases your chance enter here of getting hired tens of times! The hiring manager A senior executive The hiring manager works with a corporate Candidates send their approves the new proposes a new position recruiter to post the resumes position opening The hiring manager The recruiter filters most interviews a handful One candidate is chosen The compensation of them out remaining plus the ones and an offer is made package is negotiated recommended to him You should enter here ©Copyright 2010 Outflyers™.com, all rights reserved. 9
    • Investigating Job Openings  Many job postings are already earmarked for someone when they hit corporate websites or job sites.  Don’t drop your resume for a position at an employer in which you have no contacts.  Ask two of your connections at the employer to find out who the hiring manager is and what kind of person he is looking for. ©Copyright 2010 Outflyers™.com, all rights reserved. 10
    • Writing Resumes & Cover Letters  Most cover letters and resumes are never read.  Have a few template resumes and cover letters handy.  Adjust your templates to the position highlighting the points relevant to what the hiring manager is looking for.  Ask your contacts inside the employer to forward your resume to the hiring manager. ©Copyright 2010 Outflyers™.com, all rights reserved. 11
    • Practicing Your Pitch  The first 90 seconds in the interviews, the first impression, is the most important part.  The question is asked most of the times is “tell me about yourself.”  Practice a short, coherent, and compelling answer that you can put forward without stress. ©Copyright 2010 Outflyers™.com, all rights reserved. 12
    • Acing Interviews  “How you say it” is often more important than “what you say.” Take a calm and confident pose during interview.  In every industry, 20 most common questions make 80% of what is asked in the interviews.  Find those questions, write down your answers to them, and practice with a friend. ©Copyright 2010 Outflyers™.com, all rights reserved. 13
    • Negotiating Salary & Compensation  Get to know what market pays for your skills. Look at the industry reports for compensations.  Talk to your peers about how much they get at their jobs.  There is usually a 20% upside room for negotiation from your first offer, but you need to be ready to justify your position with non-disputable industry figures and facts. ©Copyright 2010 Outflyers™.com, all rights reserved. 14
    • There is more on…  For more detailed information about smart job search and practical tips on how you can secure your dream job, please visit: Visit: http://www.outflyers.com/career/job-search ©Copyright 2010 Outflyers™.com, all rights reserved. 15
    • Q&A ©Copyright 2010 Outflyers™.com, all rights reserved. 16
    • Disclaimer This is not professional advice. All information found in this presentation is without any implied warranty of fitness for any purpose or use whatsoever. NEITHER OUTFLYERS.COM NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY OR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR SIMILAR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE. If you need specific advice, please seek a professional who is licensed or knowledgeable in that specialty. DO NOT RELY UPON ANY INFORMATION FOUND HERE WITHOUT INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION. 17