CareerToolboxUSA Back-2-work Program

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CareerToolboxUSA Back-2-work Program

  1. 1. JOB SEARCH &CAREER CHANGEpresented byGraham RileyCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  2. 2. 1. Provide a job search program appropriate for today’sjob market2. Assist you in understanding, presenting & marketingthe “value” of your services to hiring managers &organizations by social media3. Identify useful resourcesWORKSHOP OBJECTIVE:Re-Ignite Your Job SearchCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  3. 3. TRADITIONAL JOB SEARCHCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COMResume Search SubmitInterviewOffer
  4. 4. “TRADITIONAL” JOB SEARCH TODAYCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COMResume Search SubmitNo ReplyFrustrationReviseResume
  5. 5. OBSTACLES + CHALLENGES Valued education, experience & training• Technical• Professional• Interpersonal Resume & on-line profiles that reflectyour value Viable network of business contacts Preparation• Financial• Behavioral Willingness to relocate History/backgroundCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  6. 6. WANT DIFFERENT RESULTS?RESUME SEARCHSBMITUDATE RESUMECAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  7. 7. PROGRAM, PLAN or APPROACH…CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM“We simply executed a plan that we were trained to do!”
  8. 8. THE BACK-2-WORK JOB SEARCH PROGRAMCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COMStep 1YourServicesStep 2YourMarketingMaterialsStep 3MarketingMaterialDistributionStep 4NetworkingOn-line &In-personStep 5TheInterviewProcess
  9. 9. You ARE The CEO:The “Value” StatementCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  10. 10. WHAT IS VALUE?CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM“Value is that quality of anything which renders itdesirable or useful”Monetary or material worth, as in commerce or tradeThe worth of something in terms of the amount of other things forwhich it can be exchanged or in terms of some medium ofexchangeEquivalent worth or return in money, material, services, etc.Estimated or assigned worth; valuationDenomination, as of a monetary issue or a postage stampMagnitude; quantity; number represented by a figure, symbol, orthe likeSignificance; favorable regard; merit, or importanceConsider with respect to worth, excellence, usefulness, orimportance18 listed!
  11. 11. YOUR VALUE TODAYCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM1. Profitability!2. Drive revenues3. Cutting costs4. Fiscal-based decisions5. Timeframe: Here & now6. Operational focus7. Optimize existing systems8. Increase efficiency9. Operate cheaper
  12. 12. ORGANIZE YOUR THOUGHT PROCESSCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COMDo you focus on what you DO or on what OUTCOMES youare able to achieve by what you do?Do you know what you enjoy doing?Do you know what your ability is to positively impact anorganization?Do you focus on what you are capable of offering vs. what isin demand or considered valuable?Turn a long list of skills into a framework for representingyour value so that it is clear, organized & memorable
  13. 13. CREATING A VALUE STATEMENTCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COMFor the employer:1. What does this candidatebring to the table?2. Why should an employerlook at their resume?3. What differentiates thiscandidate from theothers?For YOU:1. What sort of company /environment do I thrive in?2. What role am I happiestplaying?3. What differentiates oneemployer from the next?4. What do I need from mymanager?
  14. 14. The Marketing Materials:On-Line Profiles &ResumeCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  15. 15. YOUR MARKETING MATERIALSCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COMOn-Line Presence &Resume1. Myth vs. reality2. Objective3. Content & Format4. Platform5. Free vs. for Fee6. The web NEVER FORGET’S!!!Cover letters1. Job specific2. Prospecting for a role3. Professional 3rd partyrecruiter (headhunter)
  16. 16. A PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVECAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM“focus on getting people to understand their personal valueproposition - I dont think enough job seekers take the timeto know that, and I dont think enough professional resumewriters take the time to help them figure it out. The netresult is that a lot of people are resorting to questionabletactics such as "dummying down" their resume instead of"smartening up" their job search strategy.”Resume Writer“As a professional resume writer myself Im amazed at whatpeople are using as their personal marketing documents.”Resume Writer
  17. 17. ATTENTION TO DETAIL“The job searchprocess is simply aLOT of simplethings, done wellover a long periodof time!”CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  18. 18. YOUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL: 101!Check spelling & grammar: Configure word processoror email system to automatically do this!Avoid elaborate fonts & graphicsSend a copy to yourself & print it out for reviewBEFORE sending or posting!CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  19. 19. MARKETING (RESUME) FORMATCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COMRESUMEUDATE RESUMEYOUR NAMEAddressYOUR NAMEValue StatementProfessionalExperienceProfessionalExperienceEducation/TrainingAwardsAddress
  20. 20. RESUME FORMATCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COMProfessional Experience<Job Title> <From-To><Company Name>Responsible for . . . .Led . . . .Managed . . . .<Job Title> <From-To><Company Name>Responsible for . . . .Led . . . .Managed . . . .
  21. 21. YOUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL: 102!Make sure dates on your resume do not overlapFacts or Figures that can be supported & make senseWhen emailing resume, DO NOT put "version #s"when saving the fileBe consistent using periodsEnsure ALL information on resume is consistentLinkedIn or Job Board postingsCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  22. 22. HOW EFFECTIVE IS YOUR MARKETING?Does your trusted friend have the abilityto answer these THREE questions:1. What do I do?2. Why am I a viable candidate for theposition?3. How have other organizations benefitedfrom hiring me?CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  23. 23. HOW EFFECTIVE IS YOUR MARKETING?CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  24. 24. Networking:On-Line & In-PersonCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  25. 25. ESTABLISHING VIABLE BUSINESS CONTACTSWhat networking is & what it is not!On-line:Industry resourcesUse social media to formally present your servicesto hiring organizationsIn-person:Industry trade shows, seminars & conferencesNetworking groupsPreparation is keyCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  26. 26. LEVERAGE YOUR VALUEFunction as a consultantDevelop in-depth current knowledge of what’shappening in your industry / specialtyHow can revenues, costs & profits be affected?Consider how your skills would enhance thecompany’s ability to drive profitsStrongest value message requires widerperspectives into the hiring company’sorganizationFocus on creating value & the OUTCOME of yourservices!CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  27. 27. PROFESSIONAL PROFILEPhotographHead shot with a plainbackgroundSmile & no hatsPhoneVoice mailNameProfessional, clear & upbeat<Default Recording>CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COMEmail<First Name>.<Last Name>@Gmail.comHotmail.comYahoo.comEtcEmail Signature<First Name>.<initial>.<Last Name>Phone numberEmail addressLinkedIn-Facebook-Twitter URLbuttons
  28. 28. URL BUTTONSCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COMLinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin/in/<name>Facebook Profile:http://www.facebook.com/<name>Google+ Profile: https://plus.google.com/<name>Twitter Profile: http://twitter.com/<name>
  29. 29. SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE RESOURCESGeneral Newswww.cnn.comwww.msnbc.msn.comwww.forbes.comTechnologyIndustry specificRole specificCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COMCareersIndustry specificRole specificAssociations, SpecialInterest Groups etcBest practicesIndustry specificRole specific
  30. 30. PLANNING YOUR WEEKRESUME SEARCHSBMITUDATE RESUMECAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COMMon Tue Wed Thurs FriAMLunchPM
  31. 31. HOW EFFECTIVE IS YOUR NETWORKING?CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  32. 32. The Interview Process:Closing the DealCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  33. 33. PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEWThe Industry & MarketTrendsCompetitorsCurrent economic conditionsThe Company & The RoleFinancial results & the “media”!Question/answer: Focus on the What? Why? How?Your questions for the interviewerLogisticsWhere? When? With whom?The interviewer: Their hopes, dreams & desires!CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  34. 34. THE INTERVIEWAnswering those “tough” questionsFocus on the services & value that you would bringHave the interviewer picturing you doing the jobKeep the same level of enthusiasm throughout EVERY interviewYour questionsAre not a memory test!Are adaptable based upon the new information you havepicked up during the interviewThe closeWhat are the next steps? In what timeframe?Clearly re-state your interest in the role & your enthusiasmCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  35. 35. POST-INTERVIEW FOLLOW-UP1. What went well?2. What did not go so well?3. New things you learned about the company orthe role?4. Were there any surprise questions?5. What is required in order to be prepared for thenext step?CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  36. 36. 1. Provide a job search program appropriate for today’sjob market2. Assist you in understanding, presenting & marketingthe “value” of your services to hiring managers &organizations by social media3. Identify useful resourcesWORKSHOP OBJECTIVE:Re-Ignite Your Job SearchCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  37. 37. OBSTACLES + CHALLENGES Setting priorities Time management Money Motivation Peer, family &/or parental pressure StressCAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  38. 38. 1. Assess your efforts to date2. Have a program, plan or approach3. Get a “cheerleader” & allow time for what youenjoy4. Stick with it: Your resume indicates you havebeen previously successful at doing this a LOT!NEXT STEPS: What are YOUgoing to do differently?CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM
  39. 39. THANK YOU!CALL: 1.866.831.6651CONTACT: ENQUIRIES@CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COMVISIT: WWW.CAREERTOOLBOXUSA.COM

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