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Supercharge your job search 10-2011

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5 Things you must do in today's market to get results. Strategy, attitude, personal branding, getting to the hiring manager. How can you ace the interview if you can't "get to the table"? Career Consultant and author of "What You Need To Know To Get A Job Now!", Angela Loeb, shares what really works for her clients during career transition.

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Supercharge your job search 10-2011

  1. 1. Supercharge Your Job Search: 5 Things You Must Do To Get Results In Today’s Market Presented by: Angela Loëb
  2. 2. #1 Create a Personal Brand
  3. 3. #1 Create a Personal Brand Talent + Passion + Value = Personal Brand In the new world of work, cultivating your individual brand, your “saleable distinction”, is not optional. –Tom Peters Supercharge Your Job Search
  4. 4. #1 Create a Personal Brand <ul><li>Pin down your priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Write a do want/don’t want list </li></ul><ul><li>Identify your talents, strengths & expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Build value with accomplishment statements </li></ul>
  5. 5. #2 Adopt a Sales Mentality
  6. 6. #2 Adopt a Sales Mentality True selling is never based on pressure, deception, trickery, or gimmicks. True selling is nothing more, and nothing less, than a transfer of confidence. –Roy H. Williams
  7. 7. #2 Adopt a Sales Mentality <ul><li>Think &quot;business transaction” </li></ul><ul><li>Always follow up </li></ul><ul><li>Create contact list & manage it </li></ul><ul><li>Use the needs-based/problem-solving approach </li></ul>
  8. 8. #3 Design & Execute a Plan
  9. 9. #3 Design & Execute a Plan A goal without a plan is just a wish. –Larry Elder <ul><li>Get organized </li></ul><ul><li>Goal-setting 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Manage your time </li></ul><ul><li>Reward yourself & keep your momentum </li></ul>
  10. 10. #4 Network Offline
  11. 11. #4 Network Offline <ul><ul><li>Where should you network? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be aware of how you project yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be truthful & authentic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have fun </li></ul></ul>Don’t be a resume. Be a person. With a personality. –Terri Mandell
  12. 12. #5 Use a Targeted Search Strategy
  13. 13. #5 Use a Targeted Search Strategy This method, faithfully followed, leads to a job for 86 out of every 100 job hunters who use it. -Dan Miller
  14. 14. <ul><li>Newspaper ads – 8 of 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing firms – 22 of 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Trade journal ads – 7 of 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Internet ads – less than 1% </li></ul><ul><li>School career planning office – 21 of 100 </li></ul><ul><li>-Dan Miller, 48 Days to the Work You Love </li></ul>#5 Use a Targeted Job Search Strategy
  15. 15. #5 Use a Targeted Search Strategy <ul><li>Identify Segments/Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Network Strategically </li></ul><ul><li>Make Contact - hiring manager </li></ul>
  16. 16. Bonus: Maintain a Positive Attitude
  17. 17. Bonus: Maintain a Positive Attitude <ul><li>Stay enthusiastic </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your momentum </li></ul>Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. –Zig Ziglar
  18. 18. September 15, 2001
  19. 19. 2003 and beyond... ...the driving force behind everything is that enthusiasm for trying. –Alex Zanardi
  20. 22. Thank you! www.InSyncResources.com Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs. – Mario Andretti

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