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Yahoo! 10/13/09

  1. 1. Dan Harris & Noelle Tardieu
  2. 2. <ul><li>• Yahoo! News </li></ul><ul><li>• Resume Tips (Resume Verbs) </li></ul><ul><li>• Job Hunting Tips (Marty Nemko) </li></ul><ul><li>• Network Yourself & Meet others! </li></ul><ul><li>• Job Search Engines </li></ul><ul><li>• Linkedin is a POWERFUL social network! </li></ul><ul><li>• Need more experience? Or a bridge job? </li></ul><ul><li>• A Winning Attitude! </li></ul><ul><li>• Q & A </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>• Yahoo! is building up for the recovery </li></ul><ul><li>• Currently over 500 openings & plus loads of contract jobs. Careers.Yahoo.Com </li></ul><ul><li>• WorkForceLogic is our contracting company. Email Jenn Lien [email_address] for contract jobs. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>• Resume styles change like fashions </li></ul><ul><li>• Chronological resumes are preferred (functional resumes are out) </li></ul><ul><li>• Outlined resumes are in style </li></ul><ul><li>• Effective resumes are based accomplishments & biggest impacts </li></ul><ul><li>• Hiring Managers want to see the problems you have solved. Use your last review/focal for ideas </li></ul><ul><li>• A laundry list of typical job duties is out </li></ul><ul><li>• One page resumes are for new college grads </li></ul><ul><li>• Use verbs that reach out and grab the reader </li></ul><ul><li>• Analyze resumes on Craigslist etc…how does your resume compare? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Resumes that use PAR </li></ul><ul><li>P =what you performed or the problem you solved. </li></ul><ul><li>A =the action your took </li></ul><ul><li>R =and the results of your efforts </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>• Successfully implemented a web application using LAMP, that improved case resolution times by up to 25% </li></ul><ul><li>• Orchestrated design & implementation of the distributed software for on-line connection to web feeds (C++ & UNIX) </li></ul><ul><li>• Launched test market product entry that gained 100% distribution, a 15% dollar share, & came in 40% under budget. </li></ul><ul><li>• Champion & cross-functional team leader for messaging platform; specified product requirements, drove marketing communications </li></ul><ul><li>• Redesigned procedures to collect past due accounts and reduce AR balance from 20% to 2% (90 days). </li></ul>
  7. 7. Words to use Words to use Words not to use Designed or Optimized Propelled or Collaborated Was part of Facilitated or Cultivated Transformed or Partnered Helped out Launched or Delegated Coached or Governed Lead or Duties Accountable or Principal Pioneered or Answerable Responsible for Orchestrated or Administered Organized or Directed Managed (use sparingly) Proficiently or Promoted Initiated or Implemented Worked with
  8. 8. <ul><li>Network Yourself into a Job & Meet others! </li></ul><ul><li>Join Social and Networking groups (use and to find events) </li></ul><ul><li>Network with others </li></ul><ul><li>Network with group and supporting groups </li></ul><ul><li>Networks with leaders within your specialty or industry (You can become a Leader!) </li></ul><ul><li>Network with people at company you’re looking at </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search Engines: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Now that you have a name & company name </li></ul><ul><li>Now what? Email them using these tools </li></ul><ul><li>Use the following websites to confirm their email address: </li></ul><ul><li> or </li></ul><ul><li>Finding People tools: </li></ul><ul><li>• </li></ul><ul><li>• </li></ul><ul><li>• </li></ul><ul><li>• </li></ul><ul><li>Call contacts directly at their company. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice your 20 second pitch </li></ul><ul><li>Company Research </li></ul><ul><li> (Free. Find company tab, chose advanced search, type in a few keywords and chose geography – now you have targets list) </li></ul><ul><li> (free to join) </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Have you ever heard of the career coach of the airwaves Marty Nemko ? </li></ul><ul><li>He does 3 minute career make overs on the KGO Radio </li></ul><ul><li>(Sunday 7 PM to 10 PM) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Marty Nemko is quite remarkable </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>How to maximize Linkedin for your benefit </li></ul><ul><li>Invite former co-workers and alums </li></ul><ul><li>Grow your network </li></ul><ul><li>Tips & Techniques </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Guru </li></ul><ul><li>E-Lance </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Allfreelancework </li></ul><ul><li>Programmingbids </li></ul><ul><li>FreelanceRadar </li></ul><ul><li>DoNanza </li></ul><ul><li>Peopleperhour </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Here are a few contract agencies in Bay Area: Adecco, AppleOne, Manpower, Kelly Services, Palo Alto Staffing, Robert Half, Spherion, WorkForceLogic (part of Nelson Staffing), Volt also check . Check the yellow pages for additional companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Go in person, make a connection with a recruiter, call weekly…land a contract job! </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>• </li></ul><ul><li>• (for the writers, PR, editors folks in our crowd) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>• Research Work at Home Scams </li></ul><ul><li>If it looks/feels wrong – just say NO!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Link to typical work at home scams </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Have a game plan every morning – make it a “job” to find yourself a career or something you would be Happy doing! Find your Passion! Never Give Up! Make a grateful list. </li></ul><ul><li>Rejection happens sometimes – Sure it’s the challenges that makes you better/stronger! </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge Yourself to Succeed, Make it your Intention to Win and have Success! </li></ul><ul><li>Make Your Plans and take Actions to get you there! Envision what you want! </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>What we believe about ourselves will happen. See, write, & believe in your positive success, your next job/career & your life </li></ul>