Career Services  <ul><li>Julie Way </li></ul><ul><li>Career Advisor </li></ul>
Career Center Staff <ul><li>Jim Turnquist, Director </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff Kangas, Assistant Director </li></ul><ul><li>Ti...
Career Center Professionals <ul><li>Provide one on one help with all your career development needs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Go to School: Nope, not math class – career class <ul><li>Career Center Resources………………..September 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Ext...
The Job Market What’s it look like out there? <ul><li>Economic Downturn = Your job search will be more challenging, but no...
Connect   with companies who want YOU… with YOUR new recruiting software NACElink    <ul><li>This new software will help y...
The Resume
Who are you and what do you want? <ul><li>Do some introspective brainstorming and ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What...
Create an Outstanding and Effective Resume <ul><li>The first and perhaps the most vital step in preparing yourself for a s...
What do employers want from me? <ul><li>Employers are looking for people with these Top 10 skills  </li></ul><ul><li>and e...
Design Your Resume <ul><li>To clearly communicate who you are, what you can do, and how well you do it.  </li></ul><ul><li...
Facebook – just not a good idea <ul><li>Do a careful reading and observation of your web presence. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensur...
Job Search
Job Search <ul><li>Use NACElink - Often </li></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MTU Career Fairs and Info Sessions...
Job Search <ul><li>Join Professional Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to Professional Journals </li></ul><ul><li>A...
Job Search <ul><li>Jobs in the Social Science Fields  </li></ul><ul><li>www.rileyguide.com/social.html#gen </li></ul><ul><...
World's Best Colleges:  Social Sciences Universities  <ul><li>Harvard University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Californi...
The Interview
“ So…tell me about yourself” <ul><li>Is the first question an interviewer asks in the vast majority of times. </li></ul><u...
The Behavioral Interview <ul><li>Past Behavior = Future Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewers want to know: </li></ul><u...
Your Turn… <ul><li>Be sure to ask intelligent, informed questions of your interviewer. This shows you know their company a...
Co-op and Internship Education <ul><li>Valuable real-world, hands-on experience for students </li></ul><ul><li>Important r...
Campus Career Fairs
Come to the Fair No tilt-a whirl or cotton candy, but…exciting none the less! <ul><li>The 2010 Michigan Tech Career Fair i...
Prepare and Plan <ul><li>Identify 5 – 10 companies you’d really like to talk to. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your homework!  Rese...
Company Research Websites <ul><li>LexisNexis.com </li></ul><ul><li>Hoovers.com </li></ul><ul><li>Dun & Bradstreet </li></u...
Visit us at the Career Center <ul><li>Office Hours:  Mon-Fri  8 am – 5 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Drop in or call ahead for an a...
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Career Services

  1. 1. Career Services <ul><li>Julie Way </li></ul><ul><li>Career Advisor </li></ul>
  2. 2. Career Center Staff <ul><li>Jim Turnquist, Director </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff Kangas, Assistant Director </li></ul><ul><li>Tina Giachino, Manager of Job Development </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Way, Career Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Gina Goudge, Coordinator of Career Center Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Matt McCormick, Analyst Programmer </li></ul><ul><li>Rita Smith, Staff Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Adam Griffis, Office Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Laura Givens, Office Assistant </li></ul>
  3. 3. Career Center Professionals <ul><li>Provide one on one help with all your career development needs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume and cover letter writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview coaching and practicing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Search Strategies including our new on-line recruiting software - NACElink </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-campus interview scheduling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer negotiation and benefits evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business etiquette advice </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Go to School: Nope, not math class – career class <ul><li>Career Center Resources………………..September 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme Makeover – Resume…………...September 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme Makeover Facelift………September 10-11, 15-16 </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme Makeover – Resume Renew….September 17-19 </li></ul><ul><li>Interview Idol………………………………September 17 </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of a Co-op or Internship………..September 23 </li></ul><ul><li>Interview Skills Week…………………….September 22-26 </li></ul><ul><li>Landing that Dream Job…………………September 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Career Fair………………………………..October 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiating Your Future Offers………...October 15 </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Job Market What’s it look like out there? <ul><li>Economic Downturn = Your job search will be more challenging, but not impossible! </li></ul><ul><li>Technical skills are in high demand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research methodology and experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theory construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Field work experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data analysis (recent and historical) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behavior/Market Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demographics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social, business, personal, governmental problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computer skills a must </li></ul>
  6. 6. Connect with companies who want YOU… with YOUR new recruiting software NACElink   <ul><li>This new software will help you manage and publish your resume, search job postings, and connect with hundreds of employers from around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload your new or renewed resume to NACElink soon! </li></ul><ul><li>Go to www.career.mtu.edu </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Resume
  8. 8. Who are you and what do you want? <ul><li>Do some introspective brainstorming and ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do I really want to do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be as specific and detailed as possible </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What am I really good at? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identify your hard skills and soft skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kind of company and job environment do I really desire? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research and evaluate companies you may </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>want to target for employment </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Create an Outstanding and Effective Resume <ul><li>The first and perhaps the most vital step in preparing yourself for a successful job search is to create a powerful resume that will open doors and generate interviews. </li></ul><ul><li>And you’ll want a powerfully effective and attractive resume because: </li></ul><ul><li>  “ On average, most recruiters spend about 30 seconds scanning a resume and cover letter before sending it to the “yes” or “no” pile.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. What do employers want from me? <ul><li>Employers are looking for people with these Top 10 skills </li></ul><ul><li>and experiences: </li></ul><ul><li>Co-op/internship experience </li></ul><ul><li>Communication skills (both written and oral) </li></ul><ul><li>Strong work ethic </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork and interpersonal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Skills & Technical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation & Initiative (can you think outside the box?) </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving/Analytical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility/adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplishments/Achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Your resume should provide evidence that you possess </li></ul><ul><li>many of these skills </li></ul>
  11. 11. Design Your Resume <ul><li>To clearly communicate who you are, what you can do, and how well you do it. </li></ul><ul><li>Clean: You want to make a strong visual impact on your reader before the first word is read </li></ul><ul><li>Clear: You want to write who you are in terms of education and experience, what you can do, in terms of action, and how well you can do it, in terms of accomplishments and achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Concise: You want to state your experience in terms of accomplishments/skills/professional behaviors, based on your target job, in the shortest, but most understandable way. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Facebook – just not a good idea <ul><li>Do a careful reading and observation of your web presence. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure your public or social web space is a positive reflection of you. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What you think is cute and funny, may be interpreted in a completely different way by your audience. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Or…seriously consider removing any personal social networking websites at this time. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Job Search
  14. 14. Job Search <ul><li>Use NACElink - Often </li></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MTU Career Fairs and Info Sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MTU Alumni Relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informational Interviews </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Job Search <ul><li>Join Professional Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to Professional Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Attend Professional Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Check out other school’s Career Services website to find out who’s recruiting and hiring those students </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Target Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Write cover letter to introduce yourself and ask for an interview </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up with a phone call </li></ul>
  16. 16. Job Search <ul><li>Jobs in the Social Science Fields </li></ul><ul><li>www.rileyguide.com/social.html#gen </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities and Social Sciences Online </li></ul><ul><li>www.h-net.org </li></ul><ul><li>Social Science Jobs in the Federal Government </li></ul><ul><li>www.makingthedifference.org/federalcareers/socialsciences.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Social Science Federal Government Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/job-group/social-science-psychology-and-welfare.html </li></ul><ul><li>SSRC: Social Science Research </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ssrc.org/?gclid=CJG79_Syup0CFQjyDAod7loQjw </li></ul><ul><li>Index for Social Science Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jobsfed.com/GroupDet11.htm </li></ul>
  17. 17. World's Best Colleges: Social Sciences Universities <ul><li>Harvard University </li></ul><ul><li>University of California, Berkeley </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford University </li></ul><ul><li>Yale University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Princeton University </li></ul><ul><li>MIT </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia University </li></ul><ul><li>UCLA </li></ul><ul><li>Cornell </li></ul><ul><li>University of Michigan </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Interview
  19. 19. “ So…tell me about yourself” <ul><li>Is the first question an interviewer asks in the vast majority of times. </li></ul><ul><li>This is where you set the tone for the interview. Make the next half hour a pleasant one for your interviewer. </li></ul><ul><li>Give a mix of your academic, professional, and personal background. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell something unique to remember you by. </li></ul><ul><li>Be funny if you can. </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Behavioral Interview <ul><li>Past Behavior = Future Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewers want to know: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How well you work with others – will you fit on their “team” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How well or how tenacious you are at problem solving – do you think outside the box? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you take initiative, can you take the lead, will you take risks, are you competitive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What have you done – your accomplishments and achievements, have you overcome challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interviewers will ask questions that can be answered in short, detailed stories : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction - give the W, W, W, W, H </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem – what was the problem or challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action – what action did you take to solve the problem or overcome the challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The End – what were the results of your actions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interviewers insist that you know about their company and how you can help them: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>So…do your research </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Your Turn… <ul><li>Be sure to ask intelligent, informed questions of your interviewer. This shows you know their company and you’re making an educated decision to work for them. </li></ul><ul><li>Some Sample Questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask about a specific project you know the company is working on. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the company’s biggest challenge at this time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where would the company like to be in 5 years? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask your interviewer about his position and work history with the company. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask about professional development opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask about advancement opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Finally – Don’t forget to send an immediate THANK YOU letter. This is appreciated and expected! </li></ul>
  22. 22. Co-op and Internship Education <ul><li>Valuable real-world, hands-on experience for students </li></ul><ul><li>Important recruiting tool for employers </li></ul><ul><li>About 85% of Co-op students usually receive a full-time job offer from the company they co-op for </li></ul>
  23. 23. Campus Career Fairs
  24. 24. Come to the Fair No tilt-a whirl or cotton candy, but…exciting none the less! <ul><li>The 2010 Michigan Tech Career Fair is February 16. </li></ul><ul><li>Noon – 6:00 p.m. at the SDC and interview you! </li></ul><ul><li>Companies offer casual, informal pre and post Career Fair informational sessions. </li></ul><ul><li>Check out our website for who’s coming. </li></ul><ul><li>Then… </li></ul>
  25. 25. Prepare and Plan <ul><li>Identify 5 – 10 companies you’d really like to talk to. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your homework! Research the company in order to determine what they’re doing and how you’ll benefit them. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a 90 second “infomercial.” </li></ul><ul><li>Let them SEE that you’re serious: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dress shirt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good shoes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impeccably groomed </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Company Research Websites <ul><li>LexisNexis.com </li></ul><ul><li>Hoovers.com </li></ul><ul><li>Dun & Bradstreet </li></ul><ul><li>Wall Street Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Outlook Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>Business Weekly & Forbes </li></ul><ul><li>Weddles Assoc. Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Fortune 500 </li></ul>
  27. 27. Visit us at the Career Center <ul><li>Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Drop in or call ahead for an appointment 487-2313 </li></ul><ul><li>Check out our website – www.career.mtu.edu </li></ul>

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