What’s Happening Now?
We are in an extended, broad-based
Jobless recovery – with many jobs going
Many professionals in extended search;
no active career management
What Are Your Options?
Keep doing the same thing
Give up – retreat and retrench
Take charge of your career – change
Keys To Reset & Recharge Your Job
Be Very Clear On Your Goals
What are your skills, interests, motives
and values regarding work?
What company culture and setting is
the best fit for you?
What is the value of your experience
and expertise to employers i.e., your
Goal – two to three job targets
How do you go about this?
Take time to reflect, assess and inventory
your skills and experience
Tell the story of your career to date
Catalogue your accomplishments: your
personal “highlight reel”
Research industries, companies for the best
HAVE FUN WITH THIS!!
It’s Not About You!
Look to family and friends for support
Get involved in your community
Be grateful for what you have – the
It Is About You!
Stay healthy; take care of yourself
Take time out for yourself; your job
search cannot be 24/7
“Being” vs. “Doing” time
Copyright by Randy Glasbergen, www,glasbergen.com
And This Too Shall Pass…
Consider this time in the overall “big
picture” of your career
Networking is the #1 job search technique.
Get your message out.
That means…get out of the house and away from your
Make a list of people in your network:
Friends, relatives, co-workers (past and present),
business/professional associates, alumnae,
Place them in contact order – Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3
Reach out to your network and provide them a
clear and concise message of the target
opportunity you are looking for.
Tell everyone you know and always ask “Do you
know someone else I should speak with?”
What market segments are you interested in?
List the companies within those market segments
Be certain your resume/bio is:
Focused, attractive, correct (no spelling or grammar
errors), concise and achievement-oriented.
It should be forward-looking, highlighting skills and
accomplishments that demonstrate your ability to
perform your target position.
Make a list of “Areas of Interest” that you might want
Determine if you or someone in your network can
connect you to a person in that industry/company.
Set up a 30 minute conversation.
Be prepared – Be on time – Send a thank you note.
This is one piece of your job search plan.
Get recommendations from colleagues and friends.
Social Networking Sites
Research companies and jobs
Be careful about information you post.
2. Make a job search plan
3. Maintain a consistent activity level
4. Get out of the house and away from your computer
5. Stay positive
Last…and not least…
Tell everyone you know that you are looking for work.
Help them to help you…
What Do You Do?
• Graphic/UI Design
If you are looking for Welcome to
a job or a promotion Sales & Marketing!
The Interview (aka: the sale)
There are 2 questions the interviewer is trying to
1. How can this person help me and my company?
2. Do I want to work with this person?
Acing The Interview
Do research on:
The company: what issues is it having
Know why you are interviewing at THAT company for THAT
Do mock interviews with friends (reverse roles!)
Ask thoughtful questions
The best person for the job is NOT the one who gets it-
the best sales person does! 29
Closing the sale
Know your partner & the times
Just because the economy is bad
does NOT mean you shouldn’t
This is a negotiation
It’s not just about the salary
Men are 4x more likely than
women to negotiate