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Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities
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Maximizing Virtual Resources & Embracing Opportunities

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Life Can Be What We Want It To Be - When We Believe...

Life Can Be What We Want It To Be - When We Believe...

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  • 1. The Gift of “You” Inspired by: Willie Gregory
  • 2. Attitude Makes The Difference By: Zig Ziglar • As Job Seekers – I Have Always Stressed To You That We Are All Sales People & The Product Is Us. Our Attitude Will Determine Our Altitude… No One Explains This Fact of Life Better Than the Renowned Motivational Speaker – Zig Ziglar. • Attitude Makes The Difference • Please Click On Link Above
  • 3. Keys To Climbing The Stairs of Success • Embrace The Opportunities That Life Gives You • Seek First To Understand & Then To Be Understood • Maximize Virtual Resources for Job Search • Connect With A Reputable Support Group • Identify & Apply to Potential Customers/Employers • Establish Life-long Customer Service Relationships
  • 4. Strategies To Becoming Gainfully Employed Emphasizing the “Quality” of Service We Bring
  • 5. As Job Seekers - We Get To Choose Who The Customer Is. Bear In Mind - Each Choice Carries Residual Effects… When I Chose Myself: • Isolation Sets In • I Lose Popularity • Depression Overwhelms • I Become Inflated with Self • I’m Unattractive to Decision Makers When I Choose the Employer • I’m “Service Oriented” • Popularity Increases • Less Focus is on “Issues” • My Viewpoints Expand • I'm More Attractive to Decision Makers
  • 6. Mind Over Matter • Internalize “Your Best Thinking Got You Here”… • Make A Conscious Choice To Change Via Action • Outline A “Written” Plan of Action • Build A Sound Support System of Friends & Professionals • Create An Effective Marketing Tool – Your Resume • Effective As Demonstrated By Action & Not Personal Opinion • Identify The Industry (s) You Want To Target • Pick 3 Employers To Market Yourself To Within Each Industry
  • 7. Community of Practice
  • 8. Decision Time… Unemployment and the Reasons That Caused Us To Be Unemployed Can Be Overwhelming… We Can Increase Our Chances of Success By Teaming Up With Others of Like Minds – In Similar Situations…
  • 9. Virtual Resources “The Keys To Success”
  • 10. King County Library System “The Light At The End Of The Tunnel”
  • 11. KCLS “Resume Builder” & “Reference USA” Databases • Resume Builder • Will Assist In Creating A Resume from Scratch • Offers Multiple Industries, Occupations, Styles & Formats • Has Videos To Virtually Demonstrate Applicability • Reference USA • Allows You To Search By Industry, Employer Name & Type of Work • Has Links To Free “Personality Assessments” tests • Has Links To Federal, State & Local Job Leads
  • 12. The Simplicity of “Google” “All Encompassing Search Engine”
  • 13. “Google Searches” •GOOGLE • Please click on link above When Unsure of How or Where to Conduct Searches – Step Back (mentally) from the Topic & Just Ask The Question: I.E. – How Do I find Administrative Staffing Agencies in Renton, WA.? Or: Where are the Networking Groups for Renton, WA.?
  • 14. Pick 3 Employers After Identifying 3 Employers or Networking Groups to “Market Yourself” to: Document The Process Via Logs… Tasks Responsible Party Resources Needed Completion Date Status Asst. Director - Green River Community College Christopher Wells - Director Cover Letter, Resume, Neo- Gov Application 2/4/2014 Position Closes on 2/14/14 - Follow Up On 2/28/14 Training Consultant - King County Executive Services Robert James - Hiring Manager Cover Letter, Resume, Government Jobs.com, Supplemental Questions 2/7/2014 Continuous Position - Follow Up On 2/21/14 Financial Services Specialist - DSHS - Belltown CSO Anthony Distefano - Hiring Manager Cover Letter, Resume, Careers.wa Application, Supplemental Questions 2/7/2014 Position Closes on 2/12/14 - Follow Up On 2/26/14
  • 15. Informational Interviews Selling “ME” To The Employer…
  • 16. Research The Term “Informational Interview” • Go to the Employers Websites & Identify Existing Job Leads • Based on Knowledge of Self – Pick The Most Viable Options • Using Your Best “Industry – Specific” Resume – Apply for Job • Phone Employer Using Optimal – “Customer Service Skills” • Use 15 second Pitch to Identify Yourself & Reason for Calling • Upon Reaching Hiring Manager, Initiate – “Sales Pitch”
  • 17. Closing The Sale “Follow Up”
  • 18. Documentation & Presentations Documentation • Update Spreadsheet With Status – It Will Help You Identify Patterns • It Will Enhance Your Ability To Remember Names of Critical People • It Creates Accountability for Self, Others & Builds Confidence Presentations • Before Interview, use “google searches” etc. to Identify Culture • Reflect On When You Successfully Met Someone for the 1st Time… • Dress Appropriately for the Interview & Most Importantly - Be You...
  • 19. Preparation Leads To Separation Your Handwork Has Prepared You for Success! Try & focus on interviewing being another format to “talk to total strangers – a process that we do everyday”…
  • 20. Enjoy The Fruits of Your Labor… “Celebrate by Not Losing Your Edge & Continually Seek To Improve” Keep Firing Until You Hit The Target – Then RELOAD!!!
  • 21. "At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." -- Albert Schweitzer --
  • 22. “ ” Whether You Believe You Can Change Your Employment Situation Or Not, Guess What – You’re Right! Know That I Believe In You!! Now It’s Time For You To Show Just How Much You Believe In Yourself Sincerely:WillieGregory I Have Truly Enjoyed Traveling On This Employment Journey With Each and Every One of You. May You Go Forth & Do GREAT Things for Yourselves & For Those Whom You Love…

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