Job Search Basics for Graduating Seniors - Sample Slides - Networking Skills

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To give you a sense for the content of this course, preview the slides for Module 3, Networking Skills. Statistics show that a majority of jobs are never publicly advertised (money.cnn.com/2009/06/09/news/.../hidden_jobs/index.htm), and that referrals via colleagues to hiring managers is a frequent way these "hidden jobs" are filled. Therefore, networking is a key skill to learn when looking for a job!

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  • http://money.cnn.com/2009/06/09/news/economy/hidden_jobs/index.htm
  • http://money.cnn.com/2009/06/09/news/economy/hidden_jobs/index.htm
  • http://money.cnn.com/2009/06/09/news/economy/hidden_jobs/index.htm
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  • Note the relationship was established LONG before I was looking for a career change!
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  • My job search history in the last 10 years: # jobs or interviews offered due to In-person Networking Response to published ad In-Person Networking + published ad On-line Networking Cold-call Job offer - Warehouse inventory – Network Job offer - Telephone surveyor – Newspaper Ad Job offer - Department Store Inventory Helper – Network Job offer - Research Assistant – “cold call” Job offer - Scientist – Biochemist – Network Job offer - Sales Consultative Assistant – Online Ad + Network Job offer - Scientist – Biochemist – Network Job interview - Clinical Trials – Online network (LinkedIn) Job interview - Sales – Network Job interview - Scientist – Network
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  • Job Search Basics for Graduating Seniors - Sample Slides - Networking Skills

    1. 1. Job Search Basics for Graduating Seniors Module 3: Networking Skills Blisseth Sy Biotechnology Professional [email_address]
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>In this module, we will focus on how to use networking (live and online) to find job leads </li></ul>
    3. 3. Ways People Find Jobs <ul><li>Advertisements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online: Monster.com, Bajobs.com, craigslist, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print Ads: newspapers, journals, etc. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Ways People Find Jobs <ul><li>Volunteering and Internships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VOLUNTEER : work without pay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>INTERN : work for a short, defined time period (free or paid), often includes mentoring </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why work for free????? </li></ul>
    5. 5. Ways People Find Jobs <ul><li>Networking…. </li></ul><ul><li>Like a network of computers, </li></ul><ul><li>Networking is the art of </li></ul><ul><li>… making connections </li></ul><ul><li>… building relationships </li></ul><ul><li>… making friends ! </li></ul>
    6. 6. What Networking is NOT <ul><li>Riley Guide says </li></ul><ul><li>“ Networking isn't a process of making cold-calls to people you don't know. It's talking to people you do know or asking them to introduce you to others .” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rileyguide.com/network.html </li></ul>
    7. 7. Why Network? <ul><li>According to CNNMoney.com, </li></ul><ul><li>“ Over 80% of today's jobs aren’t advertised.” * </li></ul><ul><li>NETWORKING is key to find hidden jobs! </li></ul><ul><li>* http://money.cnn.com/2009/06/09/news/economy/hidden_jobs/index.htm </li></ul>
    8. 8. How to Network to Land a Job? <ul><ul><li>Become a “joiner” of groups and attend networking meetings! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alumni associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toastmasters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural clubs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports Teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Service Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Religious groups </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Online Networking <ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Link in” with others, which enables you to “link in” with their network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-marketing tools abound! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E.g., Recommendations, slideshares </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search tools – find people in specific companies or industries </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Online Networking <ul><li>Other online tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Naymz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iMantri </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MeetUp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jigsaw </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other online news groups or forums </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reference: http://www.quintcareers.com/Internet_networking_sources.html </li></ul>
    11. 11. How to Network in Person? <ul><li>Networking = establishing a casual relationship that may bloom into a networking opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Be yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Ask open-ended questions </li></ul><ul><li>Have a prepared 30-second “elevator speech </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are looking for a job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What types of jobs you’re looking for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What skills you have for these jobs </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Networking Example #1 <ul><li>My Goal: Gain experience working in non-profit industry </li></ul><ul><li>How I established the connection: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteered as board member for professonal association AWIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Established mentee/mentor relationship with AWIS member, former biochemist who moved into nonprofit management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She informed me about volunteer opportunity with non-profit organization </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Networking Example #2 <ul><li>My Goal: Move into biotechnology sales & technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Key point: sales hiring managers look for someone who will get along with rest of of team </li></ul>
    14. 14. Networking Example #2 (cont’d) <ul><li>How I established the connection: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I was customer of future colleague and took time to get to know him whenever he came to work for our group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When job opening in his group was posted, I asked him to introduce me to future coworkers, with whom I met prior to a job interview to establish relationships with them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting with future coworkers helped land me the interview AND the job! </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Networking Example #3: Networking works both ways! <ul><ul><li>Networking is an alliance that should benefit both parties! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking and mentoring go hand-in-hand! </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Networking Example #3 (cont’d) <ul><ul><li>Goal: find job in protein purification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How I established the connection: friend from social activity (climbing) had colleague working in group with job opening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End result: I completed telephone interview and was offered in-person interview! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job was not exactly a great match for my interests, but I let hiring manager know of friend who fit job better  I help my friend AND the hiring manager! </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Why use online networking? <ul><li>With online networking, your possible network is EXPANDED to the digital world ! </li></ul><ul><li>Like face-to-face networking, online you can… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… learn more about a new industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… make contacts for informational interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… make connections with employees of a target industry or company – think “hidden jobs”! </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. How to use online networking? <ul><li>Scenario 1: </li></ul><ul><li>You seek to enter the Human Resources field. </li></ul><ul><li>You’ve completed an HR certificate but lack real-world experience. </li></ul><ul><li>How to land that first job??? </li></ul>
    19. 19. Use LinkedIn to establish contacts in your target industry! <ul><li>Search via job title – is a friend of friend currently employed in HR? </li></ul><ul><li>Request informational interviews. </li></ul><ul><li>Join LinkedIn groups in target industry  allows you to send messages to members of group </li></ul>
    20. 20. How effective is networking? <ul><ul><li>80% of my job offers or interviews in the last 10 years were obtained via networking! </li></ul></ul>Method used # of jobs or interviews offered In-person Network 6 On-line Network 1 Network + On-line ad 1 Cold Call 1 Response to Publicized Ad 1
    21. 21. More resources on using networking in your job search <ul><li>Associations and Societies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.job-hunt.org/associations.shtml </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Riley Guide: Network, Interview, & Negotiate </li></ul><ul><li>The Art of Career and Job-Search Networking by Quintessential Careers TM </li></ul>
    22. 22. Thank You! <ul><li>This work is licensed under the Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License . </li></ul><ul><li>To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/; </li></ul><ul><li>or, send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 2nd Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.” </li></ul>

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