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20090817 Alumni Association Wolverine Boot Camp Nyc Workshop

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20090817 Alumni Association Wolverine Boot Camp Nyc Workshop

  1. 1. Career GPS - Navigating the Best Path to Your Destination<br />Al Cotrone, Director<br />Career Development and Student Affairs<br />
  2. 2. Agenda <br />Greetings and Introduction<br />How did I get here?<br />Status from Ann Arbor<br />Workshop<br />Interrupt the Speaker, Really!<br />
  3. 3. A Different View of the Search<br />There are dozens of companies (in addition to your own?) out there that have the exact ideal job for you, but…<br />Opportunities arise on their own timeline<br />(usually NOT when we want them!)<br />Chances of your bad day being the day your spot is open is slim<br />
  4. 4. Also…<br />The %s of cold responses that yield is low<br />Who gets the job?...someone who knows someone!<br />By the time it hits the listing, it’s already filled!<br />Internal is better than external<br />
  5. 5. The Prescription, then, is Clear:<br />Start well before the timeline begins and establish a relationship<br />Extend it across the timeline untilthe point where they have the opportunity<br /> and you are the warm introduction<br />…So how does one do this?<br />
  6. 6. The Program – M Go Blueprint!<br />Self-assess<br />Refine understanding and elevator story<br />(Only then should you) Prepare resume<br />Identify company potentials that “should have” the job you seek<br />Establish 1-2 protégé relationships per week<br />Add each and every contact to your update list (and then update them!)<br />
  7. 7. What’s Passive and Why it Doesn’t Work<br />That’s why lists and search firm inquiries are actually passive – even if you do them every day!<br />They ALL look good when you’re passive<br />They make you the outside candidate<br />Why leave it to chance – That is NOT how you got where you are in life today!!!!<br />Taking Charge versus Being Passive<br />
  8. 8. Advantages to staying home<br />The job you seek may be at your current employer<br />Go to your employer first<br />Use the search skills discussed today internally<br />You may be able to avoid the “Executive’s Curse”<br />Avoid a vindictive job search<br />Looking over your shoulder<br />Better to ask first than threaten when it is too late (trust broken)<br />Give them the chance to ignore you – they won’t<br />
  9. 9. Why is Clear Focus Needed?<br />The impression created to everyone that you come into contact with<br />What is an “interview” in our society?<br />How does hiring really happen?<br />Remember<br />Those who keep options open…don’t<br />Someone who can do anything…can’t<br />
  10. 10. Imperative to Start with Self-Assessment<br />5. HR/Job Postings<br />5. <br />4. <br />4. Develop Strategic Relationships<br />3. <br />2. <br />3. Now! Do your resume.<br />1.<br />2. People in front of whom you can be somewhat ignorant<br />1. Self-assessment<br />
  11. 11. Career Leader Version of Skills<br />Career Leader – Different universe of “skills” 8 to choose from:<br />Application of technology (streamlining)<br />Quantitative analysis<br />Theory development and conceptual thinking<br />Creative production<br />Counsel and mentor<br />Manage people<br />Enterprise control<br />Influence through language and ideas<br />
  12. 12. Career Leader Reward Areas<br />Lifestyle <br />Autonomy<br />Power & Influence<br />Variety<br />Manage & Direct<br />Security<br />Positioning<br />Altruism<br />Recognition<br />Prestige<br />Colleagues & Affiliates<br />Intellectual Challenge<br />Financial Considerations<br />
  13. 13. Al’s Zone Times Spreadsheet Activity<br />List 5 zone times<br />List some skills used in your zone times<br />Indicate environments from zone times<br />
  14. 14. Resumes<br />Change from, “Here’s what I’ve done, so what can I be?” or “Here’s everything I’ve ever done – something has got to match”<br /> to…<br />“Here’s the ideal career for me, now, what from my past should I highlight to present this image to the recruiter?”<br />
  15. 15. Resume Reviews<br />How does a resume get read?<br />
  16. 16. Self-Assessment and Resume, then<br />Can help you to know where you should be going<br />Can show a potential employer where you’ve been that’s germane to where you’re going<br />But how to get there?<br />
  17. 17. Three Types of Networking<br />Sales<br />Maintenance<br />Career Search<br />
  18. 18. Four Types of Stories<br />Four types of stories<br />The truth (too much detail)<br />Elevator story (15 sec)<br />Personal odyssey (3 min)<br />Behavioral Response<br />Elevator (15 second speech)<br />Receptions<br />At this moment looking forward<br />Personal Odyssey (3 min)<br />One-on-one at career fairs, interview opening<br />The journey from undergrad to now through to the future<br />Behavioral – examples in CAR format<br />
  19. 19. Protégé Approach (#1 of 2)<br />Not: “got any jobs?”<br />(You actually are not seeking now, so perfect)<br />Rather, seek advice, accept (create) a mentor – flattery gets you everywhere<br />Someone to listen to me!!!!<br />How to be an insider<br />
  20. 20. The Update Mechanism (#2 of 2)<br />Sorry, they aren’t looking on your behalf<br />Stay front of mind – how?<br />Still never ask for anything (panhandler) <br />Business reality of the timeline<br />Resume – always - yes<br />But – how do you be the one chosen?<br />
  21. 21. The Program M Go Blueprint!<br />Self-assess<br />Refine understanding and elevator story<br />Resume<br />Company potentials<br />X-ref companies into databases for people<br />Establish 1-2 protégé relationships per week<br />Add each and every contact to your update list<br />
  22. 22. Don’t Ever Start Your Job Search!<br />HR and the request for an interview starts a clock ticking on a decision (remember the timeline)<br />Instead, establish an ongoing, advisory relationship<br />Be disciplined about regular updates<br />It’s really too simple<br />And it’s guaranteed to work!<br />
  23. 23. Imperative to Start with Self-Assessment<br />5. HR/Job Postings<br />5. <br />4. <br />4. Develop Strategic Relationships<br />3. <br />2. <br />3. Now! Do your resume.<br />1.<br />2. People in front of whom you can be somewhat ignorant<br />1. Self-assessment<br />
  24. 24. Alumni Association: http://alumni.umich.edu/jobs<br />Find a Job<br />Post a Job<br />CareerBeam Career Counseling Services<br />Wolverine Occupational Resource Center (self-assessments, company info and more)<br />Regional Career Events – club events<br />Alumni Networks – mentoring<br />Blue Hiring Blue – U-M employers looking to hire U-M alumni<br />InCircle – social networking/career advice message board/job board<br />Career Information for Students<br />Panel of Experts<br />

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