Five Myths Seminar


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  • And reason #4: It’s also valuable to look at unemployment rates of degree holders. As you can see, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the more advanced your degree the less likely you are to be unemployed.
  • Networking = most effective job search tool on the planet
  • As you saw, DeVry’s unique approach can prepares you for a lifetime of success. But that’s not all. Students have access to our dedicated Career Services Professionals who can assist you with writing your resume, practicing interview skills, and networking with potential employers. They are committed to making your transition from college to career a success.
  • Five Myths Seminar

    1. 1. From Degree to Career: Five Myths that College Graduates Must Shatter Before They Job Search <br />
    2. 2. 2<br />Myth #1<br />Getting a college degree<br /> will prevent unemployment<br />
    3. 3. 3<br />Truth<br />More Education = Reduced Rate of Unemployment<br />Bureau of Labor Statistics: Table 4-A Employment status of the Civilian population 25 years and over by educational attainment for Dec. 2009<br />
    4. 4. 4<br />MythbusterAction Step<br />Study in advance what<br />employers are looking for<br />Successful jobseekers know how to match their skills with what employers are looking for in qualified applicants<br />
    5. 5. 5<br />Myth #2<br />Getting a college degree will ensure career satisfaction<br />
    6. 6. 6<br />Truth<br />Your satisfaction depends on making good career choices<br /><ul><li> 45% of people are satisfied or extremely satisfied with their job
    7. 7. 20% feel passionate about their job
    8. 8. 33% believe they have reached a dead end in their career
    9. 9. 21% are eager to change careers</li></ul>--Harris Research Poll<br />
    10. 10. 7<br />Mythbuster Action Step<br />Make career choices consistent with your goals and values<br />
    11. 11. 8<br />Myth #3<br />Getting a job is the result<br />of diligent individual effort<br />
    12. 12. 9<br />Truth<br />Getting a job is better<br />played as a team sport<br />
    13. 13. 10<br />Mythbuster Action Step<br />Develop networking as a life skill<br />“A few years back we contacted over 1,000 employers and asked them what they thought was the time frame for long-term employment. The vast majority indicated a five year period. No longer 30 years and a gold watch...The implication is that knowing how to find your next job is a crucial life skill since long-term tenure is so short.”<br />Richard Gaither<br />Owner/President at Job Search Training Systems, Inc.<br />
    14. 14. 11<br />--The average tenure of jobs in the U.S. remains at just over four years.<br />--The average person will have 14-17 JOBS and 3-5 CAREERS in their lifetime.<br />--75-80% of available jobs are NEVER advertised.<br />--Bureau of Labor Statistics<br />
    15. 15. 12<br />“The wealthiest people in the world build networks. The rest of the people just look for work.”- Robert Kiyosaki<br />
    16. 16. 13<br />Myth #4<br />Employers read resumes with<br /> your best interest in mind<br />
    17. 17. 14<br />Truth<br />Employers read resumes with<br /> THEIR best interests in mind<br />
    18. 18. 15<br />Mythbuster Action Step<br />Market yourself with an emphasis on<br />FIT, PERFORMANCE, & VALUE<br />How well does your resume communicate….<br /><ul><li>Fit = job qualifications, attitude/personality, </li></ul> professionalism, knowledge of company<br /><ul><li>Performance = past accomplishments
    19. 19. Value = ability to cut costs, boost revenue, increase customer satisfaction…the “so what?” factor</li></li></ul><li>16<br />“You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.”<br />- Jim Rohn<br />
    20. 20. 17<br />Myth #5<br />What got you here will get you there<br />
    21. 21. 18<br />Truth<br />Job search requires a different skill set.<br />Focus of education = to graduate<br />Focus of job search = to get a job<br />Education = investment in yourself<br />Job search = ability to get others to invest in you<br />Education = competition with yourself<br />Job search = competition with others<br />
    22. 22. 19<br />Mythbuster Action Step<br />Plan your job search with ROI in mind.<br />
    23. 23. 20<br />Professional<br />career guidanceevery step<br />of the way<br />