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  • First Year Class started this week. Graduate (maybe 2015) You started 2006, 5, 4??? Advice you would like to offer those first year students???   Information about job search All year process, maybe longer.
  • Confidence is the main issue EMP situation Companies have money Banks have money to loan People’s budget under control Turn around cold be swift
  • companies not funding 401 Ks 15 mines in UP. Dakotas prime for oil.
  • Medium and small companies are hiring.
  • CAB meeting this summer Phil Gardner – Chicago conference Ideal employee a technical person with a liberal arts/business background CAB co-op #1
  • Many HR were fired Key word search gets you to second round Baby boomer – reliable, dependable, willing to work long hours Using virtual equipment to interview people
  • Pop Science Mag Picture Galactic Architect
  • Keep your cool Positive attitude
  • A Plan – a strategic Plan Don’t shoot from the hip
  • Main options Grad school – start now. Should have applications in before holidays, especially for funding purposes Undergrad course – do not need another degree, just courses that will make you more attractive Peace Corp Keep busy of not working
  • You may want to just get a job. But try to find a job that fits you. Hrs/day etc
  • Finding a job is a 5 credit course Work on it everyday Check nacelink everyday for new postings Job fairs here and at other schools Tell people you are looking for a job Keep track of what, when you are doing and expectations
  • This can spread out People know people
  • Clean up your facebook Companies are checking you out KC example We here about things students have on their facebook from companies
  • NACElink – everyday Usajobs – has an agent system Linkedin – MTU alumni
  • Chronicle for jobs with universities, not just teaching jobs
  • Contract agencies Head hunters ASEE Temp agencies Go to informational meetings
  • 151 employers listed – ahead of last year Each employer is fair game Future seminar on infomercial and how to maximize yourself at a job fair
  • List of fall seminars
  • Brent Burns – Associate Director of Alumni Relations 1993 MTU graduate Talk to you about alumni association and how the organization can help you
  • Accept an offer – stop Maybe unfair but companies maintain a database We use the information for reporting to the Fed & state Helps recruit companies and helps you with getting a hirer salary
  • The rejection letter or as some refer to it as the FOAD letter Try not to take it personally Stiff competition If get a lot..get help. It may be your resume, or interviewing techinques
  • Roll up your sleeves and prepare to battle. The more you put into the process the better the outcome
  • Create your check list
  • Get help from whomever Career Services could be one of your top resources
  • Raffle time
  • Senior Meeting 2010

    1. 1. Senior Meeting Brought to you by Career Services What is the next step?
    4. 4. Career Service Staff <ul><li>Jim Turnquist, Director </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff Kangas, Assistant Director </li></ul><ul><li>Tina Giachino, Mgr of Job Development </li></ul><ul><li>Gina Goudge, Coord. of Career Services Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Matt McCormick, Programmer Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Way, Career Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Rita Smith, Staff Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Laura Givens, Office Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Renae DesRochers, Office Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Brandon Benedict, I.T. Intern </li></ul>
    5. 5. Stick Around for the Raffle Hire <ul><li>University and corporate gifts </li></ul><ul><li>Gift certificates from local merchants </li></ul><ul><li>A month parking pass for the President’s Lot </li></ul>
    6. 6. What’s going on with the economy? <ul><li>Negative Signs </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence in the economy is weak </li></ul><ul><li>Employers reluctant to commit to new hires, rent space and build inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Exports fell off sharply in June </li></ul><ul><li>Imports soared </li></ul><ul><li>The country of Greece bankruptcy situation </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Signs </li></ul><ul><li>Components of growth are present </li></ul><ul><li>Banks have a lot of money to loan </li></ul><ul><li>Companies have a lot of money in reserves </li></ul><ul><li>Consumers are getting their budgets in order </li></ul><ul><li>When businesses feel secure about the economy, the upswing could be swift. </li></ul><ul><li>In a matter of months, the fear and uncertainty will fade and stronger growth will reemerge. </li></ul><ul><li>Information taken from “The Kiplinger Letter” , Vol. 87, No. 34, </li></ul><ul><li>Aug 20, 2010 </li></ul>
    7. 7. Which Industries are hiring? <ul><li>Health Care/Services </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Government </li></ul><ul><li>Major construction </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Energy/Utilities/Minerals </li></ul>
    8. 8. Small vs. Large Employers
    9. 9. Skills and Experiences in Demand? <ul><li>Consolidation of skills </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Team Building </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Skills (oral & written) </li></ul><ul><li>International </li></ul><ul><li>Technical, Liberal Arts and Business </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility – slide from one job to another </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving/Analytical Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Co-op/Internship Experience </li></ul>
    10. 10. Employers’ Situation <ul><li>HR departments are in shambles </li></ul><ul><li>Using software resume evaluation systems –keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><li>Will be looking at experienced people </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in travel to campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting very targeted searches </li></ul><ul><li>Using virtual methods to conduct interviews </li></ul>
    11. 11. 10 Best Jobs of the Future <ul><li>Human/Robot Interaction Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Space Pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Fetus Healer </li></ul><ul><li>Forecaster of Everything </li></ul><ul><li>Organ Designer </li></ul><ul><li>Animal-Migration Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>World Watcher </li></ul><ul><li>Galactic Architect </li></ul><ul><li>Fusion Worker </li></ul><ul><li>Thought Hacker </li></ul>According to Popular Science (Sept 2010 Edition)
    12. 12. Don’t Lose Your Head!
    13. 13. Develop Your Career Plan!
    14. 14. What are your options? <ul><li>Professional position with an employer </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate school </li></ul><ul><li>Military </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to take under graduate courses </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer work </li></ul>
    15. 15. Soul Searching – What are you looking for in a job? <ul><li>What are my skills and how can they be used? </li></ul><ul><li>What is important to me? </li></ul><ul><li>Type of work? </li></ul><ul><li>Industry? </li></ul><ul><li>Location? </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits? </li></ul><ul><li>Furthering my education? </li></ul><ul><li>Size of company/agency? </li></ul><ul><li>Company’s reputation? </li></ul><ul><li>Promotional opportunity? </li></ul>
    16. 16. Job Hunting is hard work! <ul><li>Equivalent to 5 credit course </li></ul><ul><li>Creating resumes and cover letters </li></ul><ul><li>Mock interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Researching companies and applying for jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor job postings (NACElink and other search engines) </li></ul><ul><li>Attend job fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Attend Informational Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Interview on campus and plant trips </li></ul><ul><li>Networking with family, friends and other sources </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking your activities </li></ul>
    17. 17. Personal Networking System <ul><li>Career Services </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and Professors </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Parents/family </li></ul><ul><li>Relatives </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbors </li></ul><ul><li>Campus organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin, Facebook, Plaxo and others </li></ul>
    18. 18. Social Networking Facebook, MySpace, Linkedin, Google Would you want your grandmother to see these sites???????
    19. 19. Search Engines <ul><li>NACElink </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> - “Links” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    20. 20. Other Research Websites <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> (small business research) </li></ul><ul><li>Dun & Bradstreet </li></ul><ul><li>Wall Street Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>Business Weekly & Forbes </li></ul><ul><li>Weddle's Assoc. Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Fortune 500 </li></ul><ul><li>Chronicle for Higher Education </li></ul>
    21. 21. Other Resources <ul><li>Federal Government </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Defense </li></ul><ul><li>Professional organizations/journals </li></ul><ul><li>Contract Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Headhunting Firms </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary Services </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Informational Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul>
    22. 22. 2010 Fall Career Fair <ul><li>Tuesday </li></ul><ul><li>October 5, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Student Development Complex </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by </li></ul><ul><li>Career Services </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity </li></ul>
    23. 23. Seminars
    24. 24. Networking with Alumni <ul><li>Here to talk to you about Michigan Tech Alumni Relations </li></ul><ul><li>and how networking with Michigan Tech alums can be a </li></ul><ul><li>valuable resource in your job search. </li></ul><ul><li>Brent Burns ‘03 </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Director </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni Relations </li></ul>
    25. 25. Explore Your Network <ul><li>Michigan Tech Alumni Association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get Connected - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 68,000 alumni in over 100 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HuskyLink Online Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapters / Husky on the Move </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linkedin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Mentoring <ul><li>&quot;Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and </li></ul><ul><li>a push in the right direction.&quot;   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John C. Crosby </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 200 Alumni Mentors waiting to connect </li></ul><ul><li>Search the Mentor Directory or contact </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] to find your mentor </li></ul>
    27. 27. The Job Offer <ul><li>Multiple offers not multiple acceptances </li></ul><ul><li>Stop interviewing </li></ul><ul><li>Report your offers through Banweb </li></ul>
    28. 28. The Reject Letter <ul><li>Keep trying! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t tell yourself “NO” ! </li></ul><ul><li>Stay on target! </li></ul><ul><li>Be resourceful </li></ul><ul><li>Try something new </li></ul><ul><li>Never give up! </li></ul><ul><li>Get help! </li></ul>
    29. 29. Be Prepared to Battle Create your own career plan
    30. 30. Career Plan Check List <ul><li>Update resume </li></ul><ul><li>Mock interview </li></ul><ul><li>Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Info-mercial </li></ul><ul><li>NACElink </li></ul><ul><li>Job postings (daily) </li></ul><ul><li>Network system </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up </li></ul><ul><li>Research companies </li></ul><ul><li>Get help when needed </li></ul>
    31. 31. Career Services Your helping hands! Location – The Meese Center Office hours: Mon – Fri 8 am – 5 pm For an appointment call 487-2313 Email address: Website:
    32. 32. It is Raffle Time! Good luck