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  1. 1. Job Searching and Networking Amy O’Donnell Career Development Lecturer [email_address] ST 2012 419-530-2422
  2. 2. For Starters <ul><li>Job searching is individualized and requires commitment and ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Make job searching part of your routine by planning it into your day or week </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize that more than 80% of all available jobs are never posted anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare to shop the “hidden market” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Familiar Strategies <ul><li>Newspaper Classifieds </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Job Boards/Career Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Company Websites </li></ul>
  4. 4. Less Familiar, but Most Effective <ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Targeting and researching employers </li></ul>
  5. 5. Search for “Sources” <ul><li>Internet job banks </li></ul><ul><li>Company websites </li></ul><ul><li>Career websites </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper classifieds </li></ul><ul><li>Professional associations </li></ul><ul><li>Student organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Chambers of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Trade or technical journals/magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Search firms </li></ul><ul><li>Employment agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Current employers </li></ul><ul><li>Job fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Career services offices (COBA Business Career Programs) </li></ul>
  6. 6. COBA Students <ul><ul><ul><li>Business Career Programs ( Have you registered with Business Career Programs, yet?) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Referrals, On-campus Interviews and Job Fairs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Job Search Portal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>COBA Student and other Student Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Career Services in the Student Union </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni—both COBA and University-Student Alumni Association (SAA) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Business Career Programs <ul><li>Students are referred for internships </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent job seekers are asked to indicate interest in positions prior to their credentials being sent </li></ul><ul><li>Activity can be tracked </li></ul>
  8. 8. Business Career Programs <ul><li>Students can view/update their profile and resume, seek available positions and view referrals </li></ul><ul><li>When requested to update your profile, do it! </li></ul>
  9. 9. New Job Search Portal <ul><li>COBA has contracted with, the largest jobs database in the industry, four times larger than the nearest competitor. We’re talking more than 7 million positions! </li></ul><ul><li>Positions range from full- and part-time and internships </li></ul><ul><li>You can search positions in business, education, government </li></ul>
  10. 10. The link isn’t ready, yet… <ul><li>… but here it is </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 11. Do You Pass the Grandma Test? <ul><li>Is there any chance your online presence could hurt you? </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking sites can bolster or blow your chances </li></ul>
  12. 12. A Cool Idea <ul><li>Join the Student Alumni Association </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Fall Kick-off Event </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni Career Network </li></ul><ul><li>Extern Program-spend time with an alum in your area of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Rocket 2 Rocket-SAA’s biggest networking </li></ul><ul><li>event of the year- </li></ul><ul><li>See You at the Tent </li></ul>
  13. 13. Consider These Four Points <ul><li>Reviewing job leads </li></ul><ul><li>Researching and contacting employers about possible opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Being Resume Ready </li></ul>
  14. 14. Review Job Leads Online <ul><li>The number of resources is overwhelming </li></ul><ul><li>Try these three and select your favorite </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Careeronestop (America’s Job Bank) </li></ul><ul><li>Each of these allow you to search industries, positions, states…. </li></ul>
  15. 15. 1. <ul><li>Where to Search: Sites with Job Listings </li></ul><ul><li>By visiting this page you’ll see vast resources, getting a sense for who’s hiring, where they’re hiring and for what. Then, narrow your search. </li></ul><ul><li>When you’re ready to research, you can move to How to Use the Internet in Your Job Search , </li></ul>
  16. 16. 2. <ul><li> , </li></ul><ul><li>This is well organized with ample resources for listings as well as “how-to’s” </li></ul><ul><li>Try using Job Search - the index of all of Job-Hunt's pages, to “tour” the site </li></ul>
  17. 17. 3. CareerOneStop <ul><li> , </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor: </li></ul><ul><li>America's Career InfoNet ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>America's Job Bank ( ) (and its companion site, Department of Defense Job Search ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>America's Service Locator ( ) </li></ul>
  18. 18. 2. Research and Target <ul><li>Visit this site on the Riley Guide to find everything from gathering information on employers for whom you want to work to locating employers (phone directories, Chambers of Commerce) </li></ul><ul><li> will provide similar resources </li></ul><ul><li>Carlson Library Resources </li></ul>
  19. 19. 2. Research and Target cont’d <ul><li>Use our “local” resources (see your BUAD 3000 Library Guide, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business and Company Resource Center from Gale Location: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Source Complete from Ebsco Location: </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. 2. Research and Target <ul><li>What to look for: </li></ul><ul><li>Researching Your Future </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Nicely compiled list with “how-to’s” </li></ul>
  21. 21. Be Cautious <ul><li>Some services are free; others have more strings attached (fees charged or information shared). </li></ul><ul><li>If you have information posted on social networking sites, make sure it’s appropriate! </li></ul><ul><li>Review carefully before you commit and click. </li></ul>
  22. 22. 3. Networking <ul><li>Without a doubt, one of the most misunderstood, over-looked, underused, most valuable </li></ul><ul><li>It is reciprocal— networking is not all about you </li></ul>
  23. 23. 3. Networking <ul><li>From the Riley Guide, Networking and Your Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>Wealth of resources on face to face as well as online networking </li></ul>
  24. 24. Networking Tips <ul><li>1. Prepare a personal pitch </li></ul><ul><li>2. Use your existing ties. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Target groups. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Show interest in others. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Don't ask for a job. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Build relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Don't be selfish. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Don't abuse relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>9. Follow through. </li></ul><ul><li>10. Maintain your network. </li></ul>Adapted from Experts Offer Their TipsFor Fruitful Networking By Stacey L. Bradford From The Wall Street Journal Online
  25. 25. Your Network <ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Service providers </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisors </li></ul><ul><li>Student organization advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Job/career fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Career counselors </li></ul><ul><li>Academic advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Religious affiliations </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Class colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Information interview contacts </li></ul>Virtually everyone you meet can join your network
  26. 26. Networking Finesse <ul><li>Chances improve when you can state your current situation and desires </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I’m a sophomore Professional Sales and Marketing major at UT. My courses and involvement in student organizations have fueled my desire to seek a position in sales. Currently, I’m educating myself on career opportunities. Can you offer any advice… </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Information Interviewing <ul><li>One of the best ways to build your network early in your job search process </li></ul><ul><li>Approach professionals who are doing what you may want to do </li></ul><ul><li>Gather information and knowledge to help sort out your career possibilities, gain helpful advice, build your network—by the time you need a job, your network could be huge! </li></ul>
  28. 28. Information Interview Questions <ul><li>Describe your career path? </li></ul><ul><li>What inspired you to become…? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s a typical day like? </li></ul><ul><li>What skills, aptitudes do you need to be…? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you secure your position? </li></ul><ul><li>What advice do you have for someone like me? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do you know who…? </li></ul>