How To Start An Effective Job Search 010410 Jjj

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How To Start An Effective Job Search 010410 Jjj

  1. 1. WELCOME! Tonight’s Topic: “ How to Start an Effective Job Search” January 4, 2010
  2. 2. Back to Basics…
  3. 3. Starting an Effective Job Search <ul><li>Your Job Search Workspace </li></ul><ul><li>Building Your Network </li></ul><ul><li>Your Target Company List </li></ul><ul><li>Your Timesheet/Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management (Derrick Black) </li></ul><ul><li>Network, Network, Network </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Up </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewing Preparation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Why Should We Hire You?” </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Your Job Search Workspace <ul><li>Organized Desk with office supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Phone with professional voicemail </li></ul><ul><li>Computer with printer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional email address </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time Management tools </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet environment during job search hours </li></ul>
  5. 5. Building Your NetWORK <ul><li>List of everyone you know </li></ul><ul><li>Organized business card file </li></ul><ul><li>Ready access to phone numbers and email addresses </li></ul><ul><li>It’s all about WHO you know and WHO knows you and how they can help you with your job search! </li></ul><ul><li>NetWORKing is a work in progress </li></ul>
  6. 6. Your Target Companies <ul><li>Working List of 10 companies or organizations you would like to work for today </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crain’s Cleveland Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Plain Dealer (cleveland.com) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GOAL: get interviews with these companies </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Your Timesheet/Accountability <ul><li>Record your job search activies daily </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, a full-time job search is FULL-TIME (40 hours/week) </li></ul><ul><li>Find an accountability partner or group to meet with you regularly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share networking (job) leads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop job search strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan, execute and evaluate your success </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Network, Network, Network <ul><li>It’s all about connecting with people! </li></ul><ul><li>Personal BUSINESS CARDS </li></ul><ul><li>Use your 30-SECOND COMMERCIAL </li></ul><ul><li>Review your network contacts weekly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meetings, phone calls, emails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow Up </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Update your contacts daily </li></ul><ul><li>Attend networking meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Search Support Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job and Career Fairs </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Follow Up for Success <ul><li>Face-to-face is the best follow up </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to use the phone </li></ul><ul><li>Use proper Email business etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be late on a follow up commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Be Persistent but not a Pest! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Interview Preparation <ul><li>Know the company your are engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Know the interview format </li></ul><ul><li>Dress professionally and greet with a smile and confident handshake </li></ul><ul><li>Practice your responses to tough questions </li></ul><ul><li>Have good questions ready that YOU would like answered </li></ul><ul><li>ASK FOR THE JOB! </li></ul>
  11. 11. “ Why Should We Hire You?” <ul><li>To Make Money (Profitability) </li></ul><ul><li>To $ave Time (Efficiency) </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Image (Culture Fit) </li></ul><ul><li>Assimilation (Team Fit) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ problem child”? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Keep Pressing On <ul><li>Don’t give up even when it appears nothing is happening </li></ul><ul><li>God has a plan and a purpose for you and your work – Pray! </li></ul><ul><li>Surround yourself with positive people and check your ATTITUDE daily </li></ul><ul><li>Your next job is out there, now GO FIND IT! </li></ul>

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