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10/30/15 How to Get Your First Job after Graduation

  1. 1. How to Get Your First Job after Graduation Lynn Hazan October 30, 2015 © 2015 Lynn Hazan & Associates
  2. 2. Table of Contents  Top 10 skills for 2015 grads  Resume  Personal Branding
  3. 3. What Top 10 skills do employers most want in 2015 grads? Create your list!
  4. 4. Necessary skills http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2014/11/12/the-10-skills-employers-most-want-in-2015- graduates/?utm_campaign=Forbes&utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_channel=Leadership&lin kId=10505618
  5. 5. 1. Work in team structure
  6. 6. 2.Make decisions and solve problems
  7. 7. 3. Communicate with people inside and outside an organization
  8. 8. 4.Plan, organize, and prioritize work
  9. 9. 5. Obtain and process information
  10. 10. Necessary
  11. 11. 6.Analyze quantitative data
  12. 12. 7. Technical knowledge related to job
  13. 13. 8.Proficiency with computer software programs
  14. 14. 9.Create and/or edit written reports
  15. 15. 10. Sell and influence others
  16. 16. These skills will make you more competitive in job market. How do you compare?
  17. 17. Emerging Jobs in Mkt & Comm Content Director Brand Journalist Community Manager Marketing Automation Manager Data Analyst Marketing Technologist Campaign Manager Event Manager Graphic Designer
  18. 18. For more information on each position check out slideshare presentation. http://www.slideshare.net/Uberflip/modern-marketing-team-new-roles
  19. 19. 19 What is a Resume? Write down your answers
  20. 20. 20 Resumes • Highlight Accomplishments • Quantify and Qualify as much as possible • Case Studies/Stories • Tell your story
  21. 21. • Internships • Class projects if relevant • Extracurricular/ Volunteer activities • Leadership • Awards Highlight Your …
  22. 22. A Timeline in Chocolate Present Past Future The Job Description is About the Present The Resume is About the Past The Interview is About the Future
  23. 23. What Do You Do Really Well? • Determine Your Strengths • List them • I am an Expert In…
  24. 24. Who are YOU?? Write your story in six words – The Hemmingway Challenge
  25. 25. Anyone Can Tell a Story For Sale. Baby shoes. Never worn. Write down your story in SIX words Who are you TODAY?
  26. 26. What Makes you Special? What Makes you Unique? Why Should I hire you? USE SPECIFICS & GIVE CONCRETE EXAMPLES
  27. 27. Unique Positioning Statement *Use this to prepare your resume’s summary statement What is your UPS?
  28. 28. Paired Share: Why you should hire me! Make it interesting. Time: 1 minute each Get ready for your pitch!
  29. 29. 10 Boilerplate Phrases That Kill Resumes • Met or exceeded expectations • Proven track record of success • Works well with all levels of staff • Team player • Bottom-line orientation
  30. 30. 10 Boilerplate Phrases That Kill Resumes According to career expert Liz Ryan • Results-oriented professional • Cross-functional teams • Superior (or excellent) communication skills • Strong work ethic
  31. 31. Portfolio • Chronological order, most recent first • Writing samples: press releases, pitch letters, communication plans, newsletters, fact sheets, backgrounders • Creative Samples: copywriting, art, design • Spec Work
  32. 32. • Interactive with audience • Shows technological competency • Showcases Samples • Easy to revise, maintain, and distribute Advantages of an E-Portfolio
  33. 33. • Choose an appropriate template • Upload past work samples • Include a professional picture(s) • Stock photos are available Tips for an E-Portfolio
  34. 34. • Include Resume • Clear contact information • Make sure the URL includes your first and last name. • This way you are easily searchable. Tips for an E-Portfolio Continued
  35. 35. -Wix (Easy) www.wix.com -Visual CV (Easy) www.visualcv.com -Weebly (Slightly More Difficult) www.weebley.com -WordPress (Requires Some Previous Knowledge) https://wordpress.org Free and Easy to Use Sites
  36. 36. 36 What is Your Brand Essence?
  37. 37. Social Media Presence ● Recruiters will check you out on social media. ● Does your background fit the company culture? ● Linkedin is preferred for recruiting, >
  38. 38. Hiring Managers Check You Out Online! ● Work History ● Education ● Industry Knowledge ● Communication Skills ● Hobbies ● Interests ● Use of Profanity ● How you use your non-working hours ● Use of Alcohol or Illegal Substances
  39. 39. Success Soft skills Resume LeadershipInternships Technical skills
  40. 40. Find Lynn Hazan & Associates on: • Twitter: @lynnhazan • LinkedIn: Lynn Hazan • SlideShare: Lynn Hazan • EzineArticles: Lynn Hazan Lynn Hazan Lynn Hazan & Associates 79 W Monroe St Suite 1308 Chicago, IL 60603 312-863-5401 Lynn@lhazan.com www.lhazan.com

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