Job Search Strategies
JOB  SEARCH If you  give  a man a fish, tomorrow he’ll be hungry; If you  teach  him to fish…
Self-Evaluation What do I want to do?  What can I do for an employer?
Reflect: <ul><li>What do I like to do the most? </li></ul><ul><li>In what careers/ occupations am I most interested? </li>...
What do I have to offer? <ul><li>Work Experience:  paid or unpaid  </li></ul><ul><li>Skills Developed:  work, class, extra...
Research <ul><li>What opportunities exist? </li></ul><ul><li>What jobs am I qualified to do? </li></ul><ul><li>What traini...
Explore the Market <ul><li>Online Career Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Agencies </l...
Informational Interviewing <ul><li>Obtain details about your area of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Establish contacts </li></...
Informational Interviewing <ul><li>List positions of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Contact list of those in department </li><...
The Iceberg Principle 15% Posted Jobs 85% Unposted Jobs
Networking Relationship Building People Helping People
Who’s in your Network? <ul><li>Parents’ acquaintances </li></ul><ul><li>Friends’ parents </li></ul><ul><li>Friends’ parent...
Think Outside the Box <ul><li>List Specific Target Companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search organization’s web site </li></u...
One-Minute Commercial <ul><ul><li>Who you are  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why you are interested (and what you know about ...
Possible Questions <ul><li>Tell me your story/ career path </li></ul><ul><li>Typical day </li></ul><ul><li>Most rewarding ...
Final Steps <ul><li>Strong Resume that sells YOU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume critique  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tailor Cove...
How Long Will it Take? For new grads… 3 - 6 months
Be   Diligent &  Intentional. Above all, be patient  and keep at it. Finding a full-time job  is  a full-time job.
Need More Assistance? The Career Development Center can help. (205) 726-2980 [email_address] You may want to meet individu...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Job Search Strategies

791 views

Published on

Published in: Career, Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
791
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Job Search Strategies

  1. 1. Job Search Strategies
  2. 2. JOB SEARCH If you give a man a fish, tomorrow he’ll be hungry; If you teach him to fish…
  3. 3. Self-Evaluation What do I want to do? What can I do for an employer?
  4. 4. Reflect: <ul><li>What do I like to do the most? </li></ul><ul><li>In what careers/ occupations am I most interested? </li></ul><ul><li>What can I do best? </li></ul><ul><li>What are my short/ long-term goals? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do I want to live? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I willing to relocate? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I have any work preferences? </li></ul><ul><li>What are my financial needs? </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do I have to offer? <ul><li>Work Experience: paid or unpaid </li></ul><ul><li>Skills Developed: work, class, extracurricular activities </li></ul><ul><li>Major Achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Special Talents </li></ul><ul><li>General Abilities </li></ul>
  6. 6. Research <ul><li>What opportunities exist? </li></ul><ul><li>What jobs am I qualified to do? </li></ul><ul><li>What training or experience may be needed in order to qualify? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Explore the Market <ul><li>Online Career Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted Mailings </li></ul><ul><li>In-Person Visits </li></ul><ul><li>On-Campus Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Job Postings: www.samfordbulldogs.org </li></ul>
  8. 8. Informational Interviewing <ul><li>Obtain details about your area of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Establish contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Gain experience and confidence with interviewing professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Determine degree of interest in career </li></ul>
  9. 9. Informational Interviewing <ul><li>List positions of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Contact list of those in department </li></ul><ul><li>Contact by phone </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for 30 minutes to meet </li></ul><ul><li>Research company & position beforehand </li></ul><ul><li>Stick to the time limit </li></ul><ul><li>Send thank-you immediately </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Iceberg Principle 15% Posted Jobs 85% Unposted Jobs
  11. 11. Networking Relationship Building People Helping People
  12. 12. Who’s in your Network? <ul><li>Parents’ acquaintances </li></ul><ul><li>Friends’ parents </li></ul><ul><li>Friends’ parents’ friends </li></ul><ul><li>Current/ former co-workers </li></ul><ul><li>Church members </li></ul><ul><li>Samford alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty/ Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbors </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone you know: realtor, stylist, etc. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Think Outside the Box <ul><li>List Specific Target Companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search organization’s web site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Business Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Chambers of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni Listings </li></ul><ul><li>Informational Interviews </li></ul>
  14. 14. One-Minute Commercial <ul><ul><li>Who you are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why you are interested (and what you know about the company) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why you are qualified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strengths </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experiences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goals: Short-term and Long-term </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare questions for the recruiter </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Possible Questions <ul><li>Tell me your story/ career path </li></ul><ul><li>Typical day </li></ul><ul><li>Most rewarding aspect/ greatest challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Important personality traits </li></ul><ul><li>Typical starting salary for industry </li></ul><ul><li>Major issues in field </li></ul><ul><li>Most positive career decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Advice for someone interested in field </li></ul>
  16. 16. Final Steps <ul><li>Strong Resume that sells YOU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume critique </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tailor Cover Letter to position and organization </li></ul><ul><li>Practice interview skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mock Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Register with the CDC </li></ul><ul><li>Network! </li></ul>
  17. 17. How Long Will it Take? For new grads… 3 - 6 months
  18. 18. Be Diligent & Intentional. Above all, be patient and keep at it. Finding a full-time job is a full-time job.
  19. 19. Need More Assistance? The Career Development Center can help. (205) 726-2980 [email_address] You may want to meet individually with a career counselor to discuss unique job search strategies.

×