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Job Seeker Presentation: 8 Steps To Your Next Career

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Follow these 8 steps to make your next career opportunity. Topics range from mastering the job interview to preparing for your next job. Presentation made available by the Jobing Foundation.

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Job Seeker Presentation: 8 Steps To Your Next Career

  1. 1. 8 Steps to Your Next Career
  2. 2. 8 Steps to Your Next Career <ul><li>Your career is your own…someone doesn’t give it to you or provide it for you…you MAKE it. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow these 8 steps to make your next career: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make Contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negotiate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Prepare <ul><li>Organize </li></ul><ul><li>Create/update resume </li></ul><ul><li>Have a plan of action </li></ul><ul><li>TARGET </li></ul><ul><li>Have a personal brand </li></ul>
  4. 4. Search <ul><li>Advertising Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Job Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks (MySpace, Linked In) </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce Centers </li></ul><ul><li>College Career Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Network, network, network, & then… </li></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research <ul><li>What is the company about? </li></ul><ul><li>What else do you know? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the culture? </li></ul><ul><li>Become familiar with the company’s website, videos, blogs, and financials </li></ul>
  6. 6. Make Contact <ul><li>Apply, send resume </li></ul><ul><li>Ask, what is the process? </li></ul><ul><li>Ask, whom else do you know? </li></ul><ul><li>STAND OUT </li></ul><ul><li>Customize! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Interview <ul><li>Be prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Know what to wear </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a copy of your resume </li></ul><ul><li>& cover letter </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a pen & your portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Have a conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes </li></ul><ul><li>Express interest </li></ul>
  8. 8. Follow up <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up call(s) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Negotiate <ul><li>Know what you are worth and what you need (full compensation package) </li></ul><ul><li>Realize it’s okay to negotiate </li></ul>
  10. 10. Maintain/Grow <ul><li>Continually maintain network </li></ul><ul><li>Join professional associations </li></ul><ul><li>Join social networks, maintain professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>Read blogs and industry news </li></ul><ul><li>Keep an updated resume </li></ul><ul><li>View every day on the job as an interview </li></ul><ul><li>Have an educational mindset </li></ul>
  11. 11. Thank You! <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Name Your Email Your Phone # </li></ul></ul>

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