Qualities of Successful Job Seekers

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This presentation describes 5 qualities of successful job seekers, as found from the How I Got My Job job-hunting success stories podcast. Originally presented at Podcamp Ohio 2 in Columbus, Ohio on June 20, 2009. More details about the project at http://howigotmyjob.com

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Qualities of Successful Job Seekers

  1. 1. Daniel Johnson, Jr.<br />@danieljohnsonjr<br />danieljohnsonjr.com<br />+1-513-373-4442<br />Cincinnati business intelligence, <br />social media consultant, <br />and community builder<br />sendDANIELJOHNSONJR to 41411<br />
  2. 2. Thank you.<br />
  3. 3. Thank you.<br />
  4. 4. Home<br />
  5. 5. You are here<br />
  6. 6. Real people. Real job-hunting success.<br />howigotmyjob.com<br />
  7. 7. SO WHAT?<br />
  8. 8. 2002 thru 2004<br />
  9. 9. employed<br />
  10. 10. unemployed<br />
  11. 11. underemployed<br />
  12. 12. hope<br />
  13. 13. losing hope<br />
  14. 14. career <br />
  15. 15. What career?<br />
  16. 16. Job-hunting<br />
  17. 17. Job-huntingfailure<br />
  18. 18. Job-huntingfrustration<br />
  19. 19. Depression<br />
  20. 20. DepressionClouds<br />
  21. 21. Everything.<br />
  22. 22. Sound familiar?<br />
  23. 23. If my head’s not in the game, I’m lost<br />
  24. 24.
  25. 25. “You are better than you think you are.”<br />
  26. 26. “You can do more than you think you can.”<br />
  27. 27.
  28. 28. 2009<br />
  29. 29.
  30. 30. Ohio unemployment up to 10.8 percent<br />-- Cincinnati Enquirer, 06/19/2009, http://is.gd/16h2O<br />
  31. 31. Work<br />
  32. 32. Work<br />Laid-off! <br />June 10, 2009<br />
  33. 33. will have<br />next<br />
  34. 34. WELL-CONNECTED<br />
  35. 35.
  36. 36. Warren Sukernek, <br />“How I Got My Job as <br />Director of Content Marketing”<br />
  37. 37. “I’m a firm believer in building a network before you need it. At the time I needed it, I was able to capitalize on the strength of having actively participated in it<br />for some time.”<br />Warren Sukernek, <br />“How I Got My Job as <br />Director of Content Marketing”<br />
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  39. 39. Amybeth Hale, “How I Got My Job as a Talent Attraction Manager”<br />
  40. 40. “It’s more than just having a network. It’s having given to the network. Provide value to your network, and they will be more willing to help you when you need it.”<br />Amybeth Hale, “How I Got My Job as a Talent Attraction Manager”<br />
  41. 41. WELL-CONNECTED<br />ADAPTABLE<br />
  42. 42.
  43. 43. Bill Green, How I Got My Job as an Administrative Assistant<br />
  44. 44. “I like to call my job Silly Putty™<br />because I fill in the cracks wherever I’m needed.”<br />Bill Green, How I Got My Job as an Administrative Assistant<br />
  45. 45. WELL-CONNECTED<br />ADAPTABLE<br />AUDACITY<br />
  46. 46.
  47. 47. Ann Ronan, “How I Got My Job as a Health Educator”<br />
  48. 48. “Just go talk to people who you’d love to work with. I walked in and told the receptionist, <br />‘I’m totally passionate about this and I’d love to work for this organization.’”<br />Ann Ronan, “How I Got My Job as a Health Educator”<br />
  49. 49.
  50. 50. Carolynn Duncan, <br />“How I Got My Job at Provo Labs”<br />
  51. 51. http://whyprovolabswantstohirecarolynnduncan.blogspot.com<br />Carolynn Duncan, <br />“How I Got My Job at Provo Labs”<br />
  52. 52. “This is me. I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Carolynn Duncan, originally from San Diego, CA and Rexburg, ID. I’d like to think of myself as the newest member of the Provo Labs team.”<br />Carolynn Duncan, <br />“How I Got My Job at Provo Labs”<br />
  53. 53. WELL-CONNECTED<br />ADAPTABLE<br />AUDACITY<br />PERSEVERANCE<br />
  54. 54.
  55. 55. Brent Bradley, <br />“How I Got My Job as a Network Technician”<br />
  56. 56. “My persistence in checking back on <br />the open positions was key to me getting this job. It took me 10 years before I finally got the one I originally wanted.”<br />Brent Bradley, <br />“How I Got My Job as a Network Technician”<br />
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  58. 58. Christian Sheehy, “How I Got My Job as Tech Center Manager for a Public Library”<br />
  59. 59. “Staying positive is key. I looked for about an entire year before I found a job, and maintaining a positive attitude was vital.”<br />Christian Sheehy, “How I Got My Job as Tech Center Manager for a Public Library”<br />
  60. 60. WELL-CONNECTED<br />ADAPTABLE<br />AUDACITY<br />PERSEVERANCE<br />AUTHENTICITY<br />
  61. 61.
  62. 62. Mark McLaughlin, “How I Got My Job as a Public Relations Specialist”<br />
  63. 63. “Don’t be afraid to admit that you don’t know something.”<br />Mark McLaughlin, “How I Got My Job as a Public Relations Specialist”<br />
  64. 64.
  65. 65. Andre Blackman, “How I Got My Job as a Health Communications Analyst”<br />
  66. 66. “Having a blog with a specific angle gives you the opportunity to stand out as a thought leader. It adds that extra push to establishing your credibility. ”<br />Andre Blackman, “How I Got My Job as a Health Communications Analyst”<br />
  67. 67. “Being genuinely passionate about something and<br />communicating about it sets you apart from the typical worker who is just putting in his time.”<br />Andre Blackman, “How I Got My Job as a Health Communications Analyst”<br />
  68. 68. WELL-CONNECTED<br />ADAPTABLE<br />AUDACITY<br />PERSEVERANCE<br />AUTHENTICITY<br />
  69. 69. will have<br />next<br />
  70. 70. Q&A<br />
  71. 71. Daniel Johnson, Jr.<br />@danieljohnsonjr<br />danieljohnsonjr.com<br />+1-513-373-4442<br />Cincinnati business intelligence, <br />social media consultant, <br />and community builder<br />sendDANIELJOHNSONJR to 41411<br />

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