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Jumpstart Your Job Search

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Jumpstart Your Job Search

  1. 1. Jumpstart Your Job Search [email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  2. 2. Watermark’s Careers-in-Motion See the link below for information on Watermark’s job support program: http://www.watermark.org/ministries/care/jobs-ministry-careers-in-motion/ Watermark's job group meets every Tuesday morning 8am-10am and once a month on Saturdays, Watermark tower floor 3, 7450 LBJ in Dallas. Always Free with no pre-registration. Career Assessments are available from Fred Johnson 817-875-6677 www.MyCareerAssessmentsOnline.com Sometimes we have Pajama Webinars, just 30 minutes, watch http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3705077 [email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  3. 3. Meeting Dates and Topics Jun 28 Hawkins & Michael -  Live with Purpose Jul 5 Steve Ackley -  Who's on First Saturday  July 9 Mitch Byers -  Max Your Competencies and Interview Skills Jul 12 Radio David Rawles -  Networking on Steroids Jul 19 Ruth Glover -  Driving Your Job Search to Work? Jul 26  Terri Maxwell -  The Talent Market Shift Aug 2 Dr. Larry Moyer -  Hard Times and the Gospel Aug 9    Matt Martin -  Turn failure into SUCCESS Saturday  Aug 13 Johnson & Hall -  Keep On Keeping On Aug 16  Wes Butler -  Help...I'm in Over My Head Aug 23    Tim Wackel -  Selling Yourself to Others Aug 30 Jeff Ward -  Get off the Bench Sept 6   David Rawles -  Eight Steps to Controlling the Interview Sept 13 John Cox -  God's Purpose for Our Pain Saturday  Sept 17 Author, Kathy Light  -  "Why you Rock“ Sept 20 Dana Gingerich -  Look Good......Get The Job Sept 27 Jonathan Pokluda -  Pleasing People to Get Approval Oct 4 Robin Barnhart -  What are you saying in interviews without saying a word? Oct 11 Mindy Audlin   -  What If It All Goes RIGHT?  Mastering the Mindset of Success Saturday  Oct 15 Marcinski & Gingerich -  Look good....get that job Oct 18   Brian Hinchcliffe -  The Future of Work Oct 25 Andrew Summey -  Stop looking for a job! Apply Matt 6:25-27 Nov 1 Linda Rolie -  Getting Back to Work - Everything You Need to Bounce Back [email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  4. 4. How to Submit Your Resume http://www.watermark.org/ministries/care/jobs-ministry-careers-in-motion [email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  5. 5. Watermark CIM group on Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3705077 [email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  6. 6. Jobs Posted on Watermark CIM Group http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3705077 [email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  7. 7. Events at Linkedin Click on More, then Events [email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  8. 8. Watermark Support http://www.watermark.org/ or http://www.watermark.org/ministries/get-help Watermark Community Church has many ministries that touch people in various life stages and points of need: Re-Generate (Celebrate Recovery) GriefShare Re-Engage Divorce Care and Divorce Care for Kids Single Parents Special Needs Children also Adoption/Foster Care Women Hurt by Abortion, Also Men’s group MoneyWise [email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  9. 9. http://www.crossroadscareer.org/career-videos/interview-tips/ <ul><li>Sign-up as Explorer, registration key is CECIM </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.crossroadscareer.org/ </li></ul>Crossroads Career [email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  10. 10. Resumes [email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  11. 11. 60 Second Job Preparation 1 - Whether you are young or old, just be sharp, enthusiastic, energetic, happy. 2 - Get fit and trim. 3 - Collect potential questions and write out short answers – keep this forever. 4 - Make your resume simple, easy to read, replacing statements like, hardworking, 15 years experience, with objective statements that hit hard and prove your skills and abilities, using numbers and dollars.  If you want a job as a Tax Accountant, put those words in several places.  Put down accomplishments not job duties on the resume and remember you don't need your boss' approval for what you say. 5 - Put your resume on Monster and Careerbuilder and edit it daily, yes daily, so people will see that it's fresh.  Carefully word your title in Monster, something like Joe Green, Tax Account. 6 - Make it easy for people to contact you with only one phone, don't screen calls and use a short, simple, professional email address. 7 - Networking is king for getting a job.  Read, &quot;How to make people like you in 90 seconds&quot; by Boothman 8 – Use recruiters, but don’t lose your common sense. 9 – Don’t lose your common sense and do things like give strangers your social security number 10 – Be proud of who you are and what you have done and get in a good mood prior to interviews. 11 – Rely on God.
  12. 12. Job Boards <ul><li>Monster </li></ul><ul><li>Careerbuilder </li></ul><ul><li>Craigslist.org, click on Resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Dice </li></ul><ul><li>Edit every day </li></ul><ul><li>Carefully word the name of your on-line resume </li></ul>[email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  13. 13. Interview Questions Monster http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/interview-questions/jobs.aspx Careerbuilder http://www.careerbuilder.com/Article/CB-665-Getting-Hired-How-to-Answer-These-Tricky-Interview-Questions/ Write out the answers to each question, also make up you own list of questions pertaining to the specific requirements of the job. [email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  14. 14. The Love Interview <ul><li>Love the company </li></ul><ul><li>Love the interviewer </li></ul><ul><li>Love your old company and boss </li></ul><ul><li>Love your glory stories </li></ul><ul><li>Love helping the company succeed </li></ul><ul><li>Love yourself and your chances </li></ul><ul><li>Love to take notes </li></ul>[email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  15. 15. The Love Interview <ul><li>Tell me about yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Did you write this resume </li></ul><ul><li>What are your weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>How will you become successful in this job </li></ul><ul><li>How do you handle conflict </li></ul><ul><li>How do you handle stress and priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you want to be in 5 years </li></ul>[email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  16. 16. <ul><li>Do This Don’t Do This </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude - Talk too much </li></ul><ul><li>Rapport - Talk about yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronize - Disagree </li></ul><ul><li>Body Language - Talk over each other </li></ul><ul><li>Get the person talking - Interrupt </li></ul><ul><li>Ask open questions - Be negative </li></ul><ul><li>How to get bullies to like you </li></ul>How to Build Rapport [email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  17. 17. <ul><li>Interviews are rarely based on job requirements </li></ul><ul><li>The interviewer probably didn’t write the job description </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewers favor people they like </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewers are trying to fill jobs they don’t want to do </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.collegegrad.com/ezine/16interv.shtml </li></ul>Interviews [email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  18. 18. <ul><li>http://career-advice.monster.com/job-search/professional-networking/networking-for-shy/article.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Start out easy with friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Set-up just one Information Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of everyone you know </li></ul><ul><li>Seek out networking events or events in which you can network </li></ul><ul><li>Practice your Elevator Pitch, then use it </li></ul>Networking for the Shy [email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  19. 19. <ul><li>http://career-advice.monster.com/job-search/professional-networking/Informational-Interviewing/article.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Informational interviewing is a largely overlooked process, because it is misunderstood. In an informational interview, you are seeking leads and information regarding an industry, a career path or an employer by talking to people you know or who have been referred to you. But before you run out and begin informational interviewing, you have to do your homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Set-up just one Information Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Get ready, then make the appointment </li></ul><ul><li>Have an informal agenda in your head </li></ul><ul><li>Get additional names </li></ul>Informational Interviews [email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  20. 20. <ul><li>Ask friends for help </li></ul><ul><li>Attend any professional association meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Use on-line networking tools like…… </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your skills current by reading books and professional magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Attend job support meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Have a Battle Buddy or Battle Team </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your references </li></ul><ul><li>Help people in return for helping you </li></ul>How to Network [email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  21. 21. Networking for Couch Potatoes <ul><li>The Texas Two Step Start a conversation with a stranger, “what brings you here”, then talk about something they said </li></ul><ul><li>Mirroring We like people that are like us, so if you are talking to someone with folded arms, then fold yours </li></ul><ul><li>Gifting - Promise a gift asking for their contact info </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites Use Facebook to meet important people </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Groups - Join and network away </li></ul><ul><li>Business Cards – Carry at all times, and put a calendar on the back http://www.erikfolgate.com/career/the-lazy-persons-guide-to-networking http://www.helpeverybodyeveryday.com/relationship-marketing/199-networking-tips-for-the-lazy </li></ul>[email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  22. 22. Misc <ul><li>Dress and grooming </li></ul><ul><li>Getting to the interview </li></ul><ul><li>Salary negotiation </li></ul><ul><li>Explaining gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Cover letters </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up after the interview </li></ul><ul><li>How to make people like you in 90 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>How to sell </li></ul>[email_address] Make it easy to contact you
  23. 23. Socrates believed the best way for people to live was to focus on self-development rather than the pursuit of material wealth. He always invited others to try to concentrate more on friendships and a sense of true community . Socrates' guiding rule was, &quot; Know Thyself .&quot; These words are of eternal significance. No better advice has ever been give to man or woman. When one begins to explore this dictate it leads to profound understandings about all of creation. It makes unhappiness, fear, sadness, doubt, and all the negative emotions meaningless. As adults we are still functioning from the mistaken conclusion of forgetting why we are here and as a result, we live a life that is insane. Our way out of this is to begin to re-do the mental programming in the subconscious. We are blind to the goodness in ourselves and in others. For instance, to let go of fear , put in its place the opposite and declare: &quot;This fear has no power over me. With God all things are possible.“ This is where compassion and faith become great allies to your newfound way of living. You now begin to live in a sane world with God, not the mistaken world that was presented to you at birth. http://www.infinityinst.com/articles/know_thyself.html Know Thyself….and be FREE [email_address] Make it easy to contact you

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