Obtaining Part-time or Seasonal Employment

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  • - Intro of self 11 years exp in employment - 7 years were as an HR Mgr – employed PT/seasonal jobs
  • non-professional/professional – different based on age, and where you’re at in life and school – examples – Job search process is different too - 3 phases of presentation – significant emphasis on job search
  • How many people have a resume? I will show you an example of a resume for a nonprofessional PT/Seasonal Job and one for a professional PT/Seasonal job - Main difference in the nonprofessional and professional resume – emphasis on education and skill/qualifications Nonprofessional – promote practical skills/qualifications, less emphasis on edu - Professional resume – more focus on academic accomplishments, projects, education
  • Practical skills/qualifications - Public speaking – tour guide or Great America Games Attendant
  • V-mail – do not use lengthy music – no inappropriate message Appropriate email address – do not use emails like: sexycaliboy69@hotstuff.com - Distinguish difference from a skill and a qualification
  • - Nonprofessional – edu last
  • Professional PT/Seasonal job - Edu is expresses after objective
  • Non professional – practical skills/qualifications - Professional job – Academic accomplishments and professional experiences
  • One employer, one job Advertised job market – jobs found on employer website may be hidden job market
  • Hidden job market Century theatres exp – 20+ jobs, never advertised – filled by walk-ins
  • - One employer, possibly several jobs -- narrow
  • - Several employers, several jobs
  • - Who has a Sparta Jobs account?
  • Several job boards – many employers, many jobs – greater pool
  • - Scroll down, -- “Save Alert”
  • Many different types of jobs Some random opportunities, some contract work, large mix, depending on group
  • My job I have now was posted on a listserv Many jobs are not advertised
  • - How many people on Twitter?
  • Being your own boss, creating your own job, Contractor, entrepreneur, freelance worker Guru.com – Different professional opps --
  • - Manpower, Kelly Services, Ranstadt, Office Team, Nelson Staffing, West Valley Staffing
  • Obtaining Part-time or Seasonal Employment

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    2. 2. Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    3. 3. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Develop a professional resume for part-time & seasonal employment </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain job search strategies and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Learn tips on the application process </li></ul>Running Footer - Title or Subtitle
    4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>Obtaining a part-time or seasonal job is different than obtaining a full-time job or internship </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time or seasonal employment can be used as a career ladder </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights: resume, job search, application </li></ul>Running Footer - Title or Subtitle
    5. 5. Resume <ul><li>Resumes for non-professional seasonal positions are different than resumes for internships or full-time jobs </li></ul><ul><li>If you are open to both internships and part-time/seasonal employment, use two separate resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Your resume should be clear and concise </li></ul><ul><li>Your resume will highlight your skills, experiences and accomplishments </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    6. 6. Skills & Experiences <ul><li>Student skills/experiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain 12 units of college courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can meet work assignment deadlines and expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Honor Student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensive group/team work experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public speaking </li></ul></ul>Transferable Skills Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    7. 7. Skills & Experiences <ul><li>Personal/family skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bilingual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experienced in preparing food/meals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleaning/sanitizing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Childcare experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical projects and labor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoy painting and taking photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record music and perform in bands and shows </li></ul></ul>Transferable Skills Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    8. 8. Skills & Experiences <ul><ul><li>Honor Societies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clubs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sport activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Award ceremonies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certificates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational schools/training </li></ul></ul>Affiliations & Awards Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
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    11. 11. Top Half – Sample two Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    12. 12. Bottom Half – Sample two Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    13. 13. Resume – Resources – Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment careercenter.sjsu.edu
    14. 14. Now that you have a resume, let’s look for a job! Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    15. 15. Job Search How do YOU search for jobs? <ul><li>Newspaper/print material </li></ul><ul><li>Walk-ins </li></ul><ul><li>Online (websites, job boards, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Friends/family </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment <ul><li>Advertised Job Market? </li></ul><ul><li>- Hidden Job Market? </li></ul>
    16. 16. Job Search – Industries <ul><li>Industries that BOOM during summer: </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment <ul><li>1) Retail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shopping Centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Malls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighborhood stores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2) Entertainment/Recreation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Movie Theaters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amusement Parks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3) Foods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Restaurants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catering </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Newspapers/Printed Material <ul><li>PROS/CONS: </li></ul><ul><li>May not be timely </li></ul><ul><li>Limited text space </li></ul><ul><li>Does not reflect all available jobs within the company </li></ul><ul><li>Limited number of job listings </li></ul><ul><li>TIPS: </li></ul><ul><li>Use the newspaper and other printed material as a guide </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    18. 18. Walk-ins <ul><li>PROS/CONS: </li></ul><ul><li>Can talk with an actual employee and ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Can establish a great first-impression </li></ul><ul><li>May have an on-site interview </li></ul><ul><li>TIPS: </li></ul><ul><li>Do not walk-in and ask questions during a busy time </li></ul><ul><li>Do not ask too many questions up front, wait for the interview </li></ul><ul><li>Dress clean and presentable </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    19. 19. Online – Employer Website <ul><li>Employer’s website </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs are usually posted in a timely manner </li></ul><ul><li>All/most available jobs and their locations are typically listed </li></ul><ul><li>Application is submitted straight to the source </li></ul><ul><li>Applications can usually be found on the employer’s website </li></ul><ul><li>TIPS: </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct research on the organization, its services and products. </li></ul><ul><li>Check out their “About Us” section of the website. </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    20. 20. Online - Job Board <ul><li>PROS/CONS: </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs are usually posted in a timely manner </li></ul><ul><li>Access to several of the same types of job but with various businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Can apply online </li></ul><ul><li>You will have to create a new profile for each job board </li></ul><ul><li>TIPS: </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t pay to be a part of a job search website </li></ul>Sparta Jobs: https://sjsu-csm.symplicity.com/students/ Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    21. 21. Sparta Jobs: https://sjsu-csm.symplicity.com/students Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    22. 22. Job Boards: www.snagajob.com Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    23. 23. Online – Employment Search Engines <ul><li>PROS/CONS: </li></ul><ul><li>Access to thousands of jobs with various businesses from thousands of different job boards and websites </li></ul><ul><li>Can apply online </li></ul><ul><li>You may see multiple postings for the same job </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes old or deleted postings show in search results </li></ul><ul><li>TIPS: </li></ul><ul><li>Set “Alerts” </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    24. 24. Online – Employment Search Engines Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    25. 25. Online – Employment Search Engines Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    26. 26. Online – Employment Search Engines Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    27. 27. Online – Listservs/groups <ul><li>PROS/CONS: </li></ul><ul><li>Access to jobs that may not be advertised </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes you may have direct access to the recruiter </li></ul><ul><li>Sometime the emails generated from listservs can crowd your inbox </li></ul><ul><li>TIPS: </li></ul><ul><li>Join listservs specific to your area of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Join multiple listservs </li></ul><ul><li>Consider subscribing to a daily digest </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    28. 28. Online – Listservs/groups, social media Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    29. 29. Online – Listservs/groups Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    30. 30. Online – Listservs/groups – Suggestion: Friends of Pro Match Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    31. 31. Online – Social Media <ul><li>PROS/CONS: </li></ul><ul><li>Access to jobs that may not be advertised </li></ul><ul><li>Speedy </li></ul><ul><li>Access to a network of contacts </li></ul><ul><li>TIPS: </li></ul><ul><li>Follow several job related contacts </li></ul><ul><li>“ Like” employers you wish to work with </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups that relate to your interests </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in groups/forums </li></ul><ul><li>Post status updates letting your network know about your job search </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    32. 32. Online – Social Media - Twitter Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    33. 33. Online – Social Media - Twitter Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    34. 34. Job Search – Resources and Key Words <ul><li>Common PT/Seasonal Job Titles: </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment · Life Guard · Merchandiser · Office Assistant · Package Handler · Park Services · Parking Attendant · Ride Attendant · Sales Associate · Security Officer · Server · Sitter · Stocker · Table Attendant ·  Busser ·  Call Center Clerk ·  Camp Assistant ·  Cashier ·  Courtesy Clerk ·  Crew Member ·  Customer Service Clerk ·  Dish Washer ·  Food Preparer ·  Guest Relations Clerk ·  Host/Hostess ·  Intern ·  Janitorial · Team Member · Telemarketer · Ticket Taker · Usher · Waiter/Waitress
    35. 35. Job Search – Resources and Key Words <ul><li>Try These Job Search Terms: </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment <ul><li>PT </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time </li></ul><ul><li>Summer </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Job </li></ul><ul><li>High School Diploma </li></ul><ul><li>Holiday </li></ul><ul><li>Seasonal </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary </li></ul><ul><li>Temp </li></ul><ul><li>Age 18 </li></ul><ul><li>Age 16 </li></ul>
    36. 36. Job Search – Resources <ul><li>SJSU Career Center Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Computer access for job search </li></ul><ul><li>Assistive technology </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines and publications </li></ul><ul><li>Resource sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling appointments </li></ul><ul><li>Drop-in appointments </li></ul><ul><li>Career Center website </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Sparta Jobs! </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    37. 37. Job Search – Create your Own <ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>www.care.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.babysitter4hire.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.guru.com </li></ul><ul><li>PROS/CONS: </li></ul><ul><li>Personal enjoyment </li></ul><ul><li>Charge your own rates </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive </li></ul><ul><li>Not always stable </li></ul><ul><li>TIPS: </li></ul><ul><li>Stay active and network </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    38. 38. Job Search – Create your Own Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    39. 39. Job Search – Staffing Agencies <ul><li>PROS/CONS: </li></ul><ul><li>Access non-advertised jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Several different assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Reputable employers </li></ul><ul><li>TIPS: </li></ul><ul><li>Register with more than one agency </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in workshops and training </li></ul><ul><li>Stay involved with the agency </li></ul><ul><li>Use the experience as a career ladder </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment Visit: www.baced.us/resources/employmentagencies.html
    40. 40. Job Search – Putting it all together <ul><li>REVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper/printed material </li></ul><ul><li>Walk-ins </li></ul><ul><li>Employer websites </li></ul><ul><li>Job boards (SpartaJobs, Monster, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Job search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Listservs (Yahoo!/Google groups) </li></ul><ul><li>Social media (Twitter) </li></ul><ul><li>Contractor (create your own) </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing agencies (Manpower, Ranstadt, etc) </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment <ul><li>Choose the job search method that works best for YOU and the job you want </li></ul><ul><li>What sources would you use for the following jobs: </li></ul>
    41. 41. Job Search – Putting it all together <ul><li>REVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper/printed material </li></ul><ul><li>Walk-ins </li></ul><ul><li>Employer websites </li></ul><ul><li>Job boards (SpartaJobs, Monster, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Job search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Listservs (Yahoo!/Google groups) </li></ul><ul><li>Social media (Twitter) </li></ul><ul><li>Contractor (create your own) </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing agencies (Manpower, Ranstadt, etc) </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment (4) Cashier?
    42. 42. Job Search – Putting it all together <ul><li>REVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper/printed material </li></ul><ul><li>Walk-ins </li></ul><ul><li>Employer websites </li></ul><ul><li>Job boards (SpartaJobs, Monster, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Job search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Listservs (Yahoo!/Google groups) </li></ul><ul><li>Social media (Twitter) </li></ul><ul><li>Contractor (create your own) </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing agencies (Manpower, Ranstadt, etc) </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment (3) Office Assistant?
    43. 43. Job Search – Putting it all together <ul><li>REVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper/printed material </li></ul><ul><li>Walk-ins </li></ul><ul><li>Employer websites </li></ul><ul><li>Job boards (SpartaJobs, Monster, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Job search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Listservs (Yahoo!/Google groups) </li></ul><ul><li>Social media (Twitter) </li></ul><ul><li>Contractor (create your own) </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing agencies (Manpower, Ranstadt, etc) </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment (4) Graphic Designer?
    44. 44. <ul><li>Now that you know how to search for a job, lets complete the application! </li></ul>Applications Paper Online/Electronic Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    45. 45. Applications - Paper <ul><li>TIPS: </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for 2 applications </li></ul><ul><li>Write neatly and print </li></ul><ul><li>Use blue or black ink </li></ul><ul><li>Attach resume, cover letter, and any letters of recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Application should be clean and presentable </li></ul><ul><li>Do not leave any section blank, use “N/A” </li></ul><ul><li>Submit to a manager or employee if possible </li></ul><ul><li>Date the application the day you turn it in </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    46. 46. Applications - Online <ul><li>THINGS TO KNOW: </li></ul><ul><li>Many applications are timed, don’t spend too long on one question </li></ul><ul><li>Your typing speed is sometimes measured </li></ul><ul><li>If certain questions are answered incorrectly, you will fail the application process (automatic failures) </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic failures usually reside in the first 10 – 20 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Online assessments typically take 45-90 minutes to complete </li></ul><ul><li>Complete applications in the comfort of your home </li></ul><ul><li>Use common browsers like Internet Explorer or Firefox </li></ul><ul><li>Complete tax credit section </li></ul>Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    47. 47. Process 1) Create Resume 2) Conduct Job Search 3) Apply! Apply! Apply! Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment
    48. 48. Resources Job Search Websites: SpartaJOBS: https://sjsu-csm.symplicity.com/students www.snagajob.com www.craigslist.com www.monster.com www.allretailjobs.com List of Job Search Websites: http://baced.us/resources/jobsearchsites.html Employment Search Engines: www.simplyhired.com www.indeed.com Employment Services careercenter.sjsu.edu Obtaining Part-Time or Seasonal Employment

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