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Career Networking Seminar Final


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Career Networking Seminar
Putting America Back to Work

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  • 1.
    • Tom Becker – Senior Vice President, Recruiting
    • Technology Partners
    Career Networking Seminar Putting America Back to Work
  • 2. The game has changed
    • In 1960: the average tenure held with employers
      • 21.9 years
    • In 2008: the average number of years with a current employer
      • 4.1 years
    • What does this mean to you??
      • You may change jobs 13 times in your career!
    • Sources
    • Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor
    • Bureau of Economic Research ( NBER )
  • 3. Getting a job is where it begins, NOT where it ends!
    • Managing your own career is a critical skill
    • Two critical aspects of managing your career
      • Your reputation (your brand)
      • Your network (your delivery)
        • must be practiced frequently
        • is about managing relationships
    • Your brand is about you
      • Professionally
      • Personally
        • Know the risks
  • 4. Social networking - (n)
    • “ The use of a website to connect with people who share personal or professional interests, place of origin, education at a particular school, etc.”
    • How do you know you have created an effective network?
      • Network comes to you
      • Interviewing frequently (formally and informally)
      • You are not caught off guard
  • 5. What does your network look like?
    • How many people could you know very well?
    • Robin Ian MacDonald Dunbar and the “Dunbar number” popularized by Malcomb Gladwell
    • "The Strength of Weak Ties", American Journal of Sociology 78 (6): 1360-1380, May 1973
  • 6. Aggressive growth of social networking sites
  • 7. Simple techniques
    • One-on-one (networking)
      • Strength of “weak ties”
      • Build your network as it happens
      • When colleagues/managers move on to other companies or divisions
    • One to many (broadcasting)
      • Create your very own personal broadcasting medium
    • Find and follow the experts
      • “ birds of a feather”
  • 8. Have a balanced approach
    • Create an online presence
    • Update/customize your resume & register with job boards
    • Create online accounts
    • Know what is personal & what is professional
    • Consider a “consulting gig”
    • Practice your networking skills
      • Reconnect with past colleagues
      • Seek out both formal & informal interviews