Position Yourself for Success in Today’s Economy  Vicki Z. Lauter,  Principal Z=mc 2
<ul><li>Learn how to position yourself for a changing job market </li></ul><ul><li>Take away resume and interview tips to ...
<ul><li>Positioning Yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Company merger or...
<ul><li>Positioning Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>The External Job Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan (those that fail to plan...
<ul><li>Networking   </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where will you network, with whom and wh...
<ul><li>Resume and Interview Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your resume updated at all times </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When chang...
<ul><li>Questions?  </li></ul>
Contact Information  <ul><li>Vicki Z. Lauter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Z=mc 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul...
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  • I have noticed during times of change people get distracted and find it hard to focus on their job Squelch rumors and try to find a diplomatic ways of surfacing questions to your executive team. They look for direction in uncertain times – you can step up and give them that direction so they can focus on the responsibilities at hand
  • On the gap analysis thing about where you are not as strong and figure out how you can get those missing skills. Ex: If you are not very financially ask if you can go through a month end close or set a meeting before work, lunch or after work to ask questions of one of the finance people in your office that is a trusted source. Acquiring skills you are missing can be as simple as volunteering or even taking a part time job for free for a certain amount of time. Maybe you aren’t really good at networking or your getting interviews but can’t ever seem to get to the offer stage – maybe you need some coaching help There was law student that was brilliant but didn’t interview well he didn’t get an internship two years in a row so the following year he went to one of the firms he wanted to work for and said he would work for free for the summer. He worked his finger to the bone and at the end of the summer the managing partner of the firm offered him a job. But he wouldn’t have had the job had he not taken the step to put his work on the line. Targeting companies – you have to decide is it a specific industry or companies in a specific geography On the networking piece – again make your list who are you going to call who do you know at the organizations you want to target or who do you know that can get you introduced? Also networking at professional organizations – make a list
  • Position Yourself For Success In Todays Economy Hba Presentation

    1. 1. Position Yourself for Success in Today’s Economy Vicki Z. Lauter, Principal Z=mc 2
    2. 2. <ul><li>Learn how to position yourself for a changing job market </li></ul><ul><li>Take away resume and interview tips to help you stand out above the competition </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to network for success inside and outside your current organization </li></ul>Objectives for today
    3. 3. <ul><li>Positioning Yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Company merger or acquisition, downsizing/right sizing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be a Leader regardless of your level </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t contribute to the grapevine </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on short term goals of organization </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People feel more secure when they are busy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on your span of control </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Think about what you need to get done, your attitude and behaviors </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on professional networking and accreditations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Positioning Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>The External Job Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan (those that fail to plan, plan to fail) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Treat your job search like a project or strategic plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decide where you want to be and pick the most creative way to get there </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mission Statement (Personal/Professional) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Define who you are how you will live/work </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gap Analysis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assess your functional and technical skills </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How can you acquire missing skills </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What companies will you target </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who will you network with </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Treat your job search like a JOB </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be at your desk the same time every day </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have your action list for each day – work your list </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where will you network, with whom and what is your goal during each event, meeting or phone call? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional organizations (Industry) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn / Facebook / Yahoo Groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create and build new networks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Finding Recruiters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask colleagues for recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kennedy Red Book: Directory of Recruiters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.KennedyInfo.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Working with Recruiters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approach </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Resume and Interview Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your resume updated at all times </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When changing industries highlight skills that are transferable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NO picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do include </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Summary of skills at the top </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional experience with Company name, your title and dates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplishments in each position </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education and other skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>You never get a second chance to make a first impression </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice with someone you trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clothes pressed and shoes shined </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dress appropriately for the organization </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Contact Information <ul><li>Vicki Z. Lauter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Z=mc 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>404-978-2616 </li></ul>

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