Proven Steps for Job Search Success for Boomers

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Proven Steps for Job Search Success for Boomers

  1. 1. Proven Steps to Job Search Success Phil Chipouras
  2. 2. Keys to Job Search Success <ul><li>Determine your value proposition </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing plan </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the hiring process </li></ul><ul><li>Measurements and benchmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with others </li></ul>
  3. 3. Understand Today’s Work Environment <ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul>
  4. 4. Determine Your Professional Objective <ul><li>Defines what you want to do </li></ul><ul><li>Gives direction to your search </li></ul><ul><li>Forms the core of your marketing plan </li></ul><ul><li>Provides an opportunity to explore your options </li></ul><ul><li>Is easily understood and focused </li></ul>
  5. 5. Create Your Communication Strategy <ul><li>Your exit statement </li></ul><ul><li>Your positioning statement </li></ul><ul><li>Your accomplishment statements </li></ul><ul><li>Your resume </li></ul>
  6. 6. Determine Your Target Market <ul><li>Design a clear, logical and practical definition of your target market </li></ul><ul><li>Establish criteria to prioritize your target organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry or type of organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Size of organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization culture </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Research Marketplace Information <ul><li>Identify appropriate target organization </li></ul><ul><li>Understand what is happening in your target marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>Uncover the activities your target organizations are involved in </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the right people to talk to </li></ul>
  8. 8. Networking <ul><li>Locate and talk with the hiring managers inside your targeted organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a sustained, focused communication effort </li></ul><ul><li>Increase your visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to gather information </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conduct Informational Interviews <ul><li>Uncover the needs of the organization </li></ul><ul><li>Position your qualifications as a solution to these needs </li></ul><ul><li>Explore possibilities </li></ul>
  10. 10. Utilize as Many Methods of Search as Possible <ul><li>Search firms </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Contract agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul>
  11. 11. Interview <ul><li>Position your skill, talents and experience as a solution to the hiring manger’s challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Cultivate offers by helping the hiring manager see you in a particular role </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiate </li></ul>
  12. 12. Transitioning into the New Position <ul><li>Plan your entry into the new organization </li></ul><ul><li>Increases the likelihood that you will succeed </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to build your reputation </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Phil Chipouras </li></ul><ul><li>phil@ whatsnextconsulting.net </li></ul><ul><li>303-565-1521 </li></ul>

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