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The Seven Steps To Finding A Job

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Originally presented to seniors at the University of Oregon in the class BA 453 to assist students in finding a job by graduation.

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The Seven Steps To Finding A Job

  1. 1. 1. R EFLECT What are your career interests in?  Classes you’ve enjoyed, done well in What are you skilled at doing?  Project management, financial analysis, event planning, meeting facilitation, team-building, databases, marketing. What do you value in a career?  How do things like family, money, lifestyle, influence, long-term career potential factor in?
  2. 2. Y OUR C AREER IS L IKE A P UZZLE Knowledge Values Interests Skills
  3. 3. 2. E XPLORE For example….  Marketing (sales, PR, web- based marketing, advertising)  Finance/Accounting (auditor, CPA, investor, advisor, banker)  Explore the Career Services Library!
  4. 4. 3. O RGANIZE You PositionsDepartments Companies IndustryLabor Market
  5. 5. Company Website Contacts1. Vestas (www.vestas.com) Bill S.2. FactSet (www.factset.com) Stephanie B.3. Nike (www.nike.com) John D.4. Target (www.target.com) Amy O.5. Adidas (www.adidas.com) Steve F.
  6. 6. 4. TAILOR
  7. 7. 5. N ETWORK
  8. 8. 6. A PPLY  Employers have their own hiring timeline Take initiative  Most companies won’t come after you Be prepared for quick turnarounds  Looking for work can feel like a full-time job!
  9. 9. UO J OBL INKHTTP :// CAREER . UOREGON . EDU /
  10. 10. TWITTER@ UOE CON J OBS
  11. 11. 7. P RACTICE
  12. 12. C AREER R ESEARCH P LAN Choose 1 labor market Identify Industries in that city List 20 companies of interest Find 3 jobs that appeal to you Use Excel to track your search
  13. 13. A PPOINTMENTSBill Sherman | DirectorCareer & Advising Services  wsherman@uoregon.edu  PLC 405

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