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How Your Goals Affect Job    Search Strategy                 by           Donna Shannon            720-341-8229 donna@pers...
Presenter: Donna Shannon• Background: 8 years of HR/ Recruiting• Current: President, The Personal Touch Career Services   ...
Where it all begins…YOUR GOALS                       © 2012, Donna Shannon   3
Goals for the job search• NOT just about job title• More about the essential elements:  –   Salary  –   Location  –   Indu...
Willing/ Not Willing exerciseWhat I’m WILLING to do: What I’m NOT WILLING to do:                   Location               ...
Willing/ Not Willing exerciseWhat I’m WILLING to do: What I’m NOT WILLING to do: Travel for work 25% of the time          ...
Location• How far are you willing to go?  – Commute?  – Relocation?
Salary• Know your numbers – what do you need?• Know the market – what is reasonable and  competitive?• Stay within median ...
Salary
Company Size• Small to Medium Companies:  – Various responsibilities  – Jobs posted only for a few days  – Advertises on c...
Company Size• Large companies:  – Defined job description  – Longer hiring cycle  – Advertises on websites or on their web...
Company Culture• What kind of boss do you want?
Company Culture• To find the bad situation, ask The Magic  Question:  – “What is your turnover rate?”
Additional Considerations• What matters to you?  – Benefits  – Vacation  – Chance for advancement  – Tuition reimbursement...
It can happen!A VISION FOR YOU
• With the right parameters, it is possible to  get a job you really want!• Be clear, specific and focused to hit your  ta...
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How Your Goals Affect Your Job Search Strategy

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http://www.personaltouchcareerservices.com When forming a job search, many people only focus on job titles. However, to be effective, one needs to consider all the factors of a job: salary, location, company culture, company size and industry.

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How Your Goals Affect Your Job Search Strategy

  1. 1. How Your Goals Affect Job Search Strategy by Donna Shannon 720-341-8229 donna@personaltouchcareerservices.com © 2012, Donna Shannon 1
  2. 2. Presenter: Donna Shannon• Background: 8 years of HR/ Recruiting• Current: President, The Personal Touch Career Services  Resumes  Interview coaching  Job search strategy development  Group classes  Book: How to Get a Job Without Going Crazy (2 nd Edition)  http://www.personaltouchcareerservices.com
  3. 3. Where it all begins…YOUR GOALS © 2012, Donna Shannon 3
  4. 4. Goals for the job search• NOT just about job title• More about the essential elements: – Salary – Location – Industry – Corporate Culture © 2012, Donna Shannon 4
  5. 5. Willing/ Not Willing exerciseWhat I’m WILLING to do: What I’m NOT WILLING to do: Location Salary Industry Corporate Culture © 2012, Donna Shannon 5
  6. 6. Willing/ Not Willing exerciseWhat I’m WILLING to do: What I’m NOT WILLING to do: Travel for work 25% of the time Commute more than 1 hourTake a 7 – 20% increase in salary Work for control freak bossStay in the broadcasting industry Work in Sales Work in a team environment Take less than XXX salary Work for a large corporation Business with less than 10 employees Location Salary Company Size Corporate Culture Industry © 2012, Donna Shannon 6
  7. 7. Location• How far are you willing to go? – Commute? – Relocation?
  8. 8. Salary• Know your numbers – what do you need?• Know the market – what is reasonable and competitive?• Stay within median range• Check www.salary.com
  9. 9. Salary
  10. 10. Company Size• Small to Medium Companies: – Various responsibilities – Jobs posted only for a few days – Advertises on craigslist.com, their website, social media and their network
  11. 11. Company Size• Large companies: – Defined job description – Longer hiring cycle – Advertises on websites or on their website only
  12. 12. Company Culture• What kind of boss do you want?
  13. 13. Company Culture• To find the bad situation, ask The Magic Question: – “What is your turnover rate?”
  14. 14. Additional Considerations• What matters to you? – Benefits – Vacation – Chance for advancement – Tuition reimbursement – Creative environment – Stimulating work
  15. 15. It can happen!A VISION FOR YOU
  16. 16. • With the right parameters, it is possible to get a job you really want!• Be clear, specific and focused to hit your target job

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