What Mother Said WasRight1. Get a good 6. Treat others nicely education. 7. Be cooperative and2. Find a good job. help out.3. Work hard. 8. Watch your time.4. Save your 9. Be honest and charitable. money. 10. Marry well.5. Associate with the right people.
Then Sometimes MotherWas Wrong• Don’t talk to strangers.• Don’t discuss money with others.• Don’t talk about yourself.‘No One Will Hire Me: Avoid 17 Mistakes and Win the Job’, Copyright 2007.
US Unemployment 7.8% December 2012 8.5% December 2011 9.3% December 2010 9.9% December 2009Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2013
Unemployment RatesBy Education Level According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , unemployment rates in January 2013 were:• College Graduates (at least 25 years old)= 3.9%• Some College/Associate Degree=6.9%• High School Graduates/No College= 8.0 %• High School Dropouts=11.7 %Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 4, 2013
Average Length ofUnemploymentDecember 2012 38.1 weeks 8 ½ monthsNovember 2012 39.7 weeksOctober 2012 39.9 weeksSeptember 2012 39.6 weeksAugust 2012 39.3 weeksSource: Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 4, 2013
2012 Graduates ReceivingJob Offers 44% of 2012 graduates received at least 1 job offer 41% in 2011 28% of 2010 19% in 2009 26% in 2008 43% of recent grads who have a job are working at a job that does not require a four-year degree. (Underemployed)Source: National Association of Colleges andEmployers Survey, July 2012
Iowa Wesleyan CollegeGraduatesDec. 2011-May 2012Employment By Graduation100/163 Student Surveys ReturnedFull Time (29) 29%Part Time (40) 40% 32 students already in that job 46%Unemployed (32) 32%Graduate School (5) 5%Not seeking employment (16) 16%
Evolution of Job Searching• Classifieds/Help Wanted Signs• Networking• Internet Job Boards• Social Networking: LinkedIn, Facebook Twitter• Apps On Facebook • Branchout, Beknown, Bright• Mobile Applications for Smart Phones • Job Search (Android) • Job Compass (iPhone)
Advertised Job MarketNewspaper classified adsand Internet employmentsites15% chance of finding employmentOnline advertising is down 60% due to overwhelming number of resumes.
The Hidden Job Market• Word-of-mouth• Networking/Social Media• Informational Interviews• Cold calls/Visits• Direct Application or Dropping Off Resume60-80% of themeaningful jobs gounadvertised.
Survey By Jobvite 92% use social media to find talent in 2012 2012 2011 2010• LinkedIn 93% 87% 78%• Facebook 66% 55% 55%• Twitter 54% 47% 45%Social Recruiting Survey Conducted by Jobvite, July2012
Employers Report SuccessfulHires Through SocialNetworks 2012 2011 2010 73% 63% 58% 89% through LinkedIn 25% through Facebook 15% through TwitterSocial Recruiting Survey Conducted by Jobvite, July 2012
Career Online NetworkingLinkedIn is aprofessional networkingwebsite designed forcareer networking.Over 160,000 companyprofiles are on LinkedInLinkedIn LearningCenterhttp://learn.linkedin.com/
Job Search Tips When UsingSocial Media• Make sure your LinkedIn profile is professional.• Clean up your Facebook profile.• Find and reach out to the source of an opportunity by following them on Twitter.• Don’t talk about your previous employer in a negative way.• Tweet about interesting things you are doing like volunteering or working on a project.
Invest Your Time• 10 month window• 5 hours per week• College Breaks• Schedule time into your week
The Job Search Process1. Establish your career objective2. Research hiring companies3. Network4. Prepare job search tools5. Prepare for the interview6. Accept an offer
Step 1: Establish Your CareerObjective• Define your career and job search goals.• What geographic area would you like to work?• How large of a company/school district/hospital would you like to work for?• What contacts do you have that are currently in the field?
Step 2: Research HiringCompanies• Research companies to see if there are job openings.• Company websites have with a wealth of information.
Step 3:Network1. Have at least 1-2 target jobs in mind.2. Put together a list of potential companies.3. Nurture your new network.
Traits of a Savvy Networker• Prepare a 30-second commercial about yourself.• Look people in the eye.• Ask questions and listen intently.• Embrace all people, not just the right people.
Job Opportunities With TopEmployers In Iowa Iowa College Recruiting Network’s Spring Interview Day Friday, February 22, 2012 8:30-4:30 Simpson College West Des Moines Campus Pre-selected Interview Event Registration and Applications Accepted January 23-February 6
Step 4: Prepare Your JobSearch Tools• Resume• Cover letter• 3-5 letters of recommendati on
Resume and Cover LetterWorkshop Monday, February 11th at 4:00 in Room 201 of Hershey Hall Tuesday, February 12th at 12:00 in West Private Dining Room
For more information onCareer Services Contact: Director of Career Services, Heidi Seegers Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-12 pm and 1 pm-5pm Or by appointment Hershey Hall, Room 231 319-385-6375 email@example.com Linkedin.com/in/hseegers Twitter.com/IWCCareer Check out the Career Services website at www.iwc.edu Click on Current Students Click on Career Services