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Training The Career Counselor


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Target Audience: Career Coaches, Career Advisers, Life Coachers, Vocational Counselors
Description: Training Career Professionals on Advising Clients regarding Successful Job Search Strategies

Published in: Career, Business
  • Hi Katie,
    Interesting - where do you get the data from on slide 12 ~ i.e. 80% of jobs are found on the hidden job market?

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Training The Career Counselor

  1. 1. KATHERINE READ ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, EMPLOYER RELATIONS UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA [email_address] (407) 823-2336 Training the Career Counselor Advising your Client in Job Search Strategies
  2. 2. Assisting Clients in… <ul><li>Understanding Job Market Cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring Hidden and Open Job Markets </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting Self-Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying & Developing a Network </li></ul><ul><li>Locating Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Drafting a Resume & Cover Letter </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing for the Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Performing a Reality Check </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing websites and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Networking </li></ul>
  3. 3. Job Market Cycles Katie will work on this slide
  4. 4. Hidden and Open Job Markets Decision Maker Open Job Market General Public Hidden Job Market Directly Known Referrals Indirectly Known Unknown
  5. 5. Client Self Assessment <ul><li>Skills and Abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Personality </li></ul><ul><li>Preferences </li></ul>What are his or her… How do these match up to the current job market? Can your client prioritize and make adjustments?
  6. 6. Identify and Develop a Network <ul><li>Who is already in the network? </li></ul><ul><li>How can the network be expanded ? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I find others ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Process of Networking <ul><li>Develop a list of networking contacts, starting with people you know </li></ul><ul><li>Inform contacts of employment goals and enlist them in assisting with your search </li></ul><ul><li>Provide contacts with current resume </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain regular communication with contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Thank anyone who has provided you with assistance </li></ul>
  8. 8. Networking Activities <ul><li>Phone calls </li></ul><ul><li>E-mails </li></ul><ul><li>Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Career Fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Attend conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Informational Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Job Shadowing/Externships </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring programs </li></ul><ul><li>Join campus clubs and organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Interim Strategies: volunteer/part-time work, related job in industry or company, start your own business, further training </li></ul>
  9. 9. Networking with Update your Profile, Work Experience Join Groups Find Others Also try:
  10. 10. Helping Your Client Connect Experience <ul><li>How do they define experience? </li></ul><ul><li>Can he/she use the language of an industry? </li></ul><ul><li>Can he/she emphasize transferrable skills </li></ul><ul><li>Does your client know it is his/her responsibility to connect past experience to the position sought? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Job Search Materials <ul><li>Application / Work History </li></ul><ul><li>Employer Research </li></ul><ul><li>Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Candidate Correspondence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover Letter, Letter of Interest, Prospecting Letter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Plan of Action </li></ul>
  12. 12. Locate Opportunities <ul><li>Open Job Market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 20% of jobs are in the open job market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online searching, news postings, company websites, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hidden Job Market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipated openings, current openings not posted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80% of all jobs are found on the hidden job market! </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Is your Client Considering All Options? <ul><li>Networking with Friends and Family </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search Engines </li></ul><ul><li>Networking with Peers </li></ul><ul><li>On-campus recruiting </li></ul><ul><li>Job Fairs and Expos </li></ul><ul><li>Networking with Anyone! </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted Mailing </li></ul><ul><li>Placement Agencies </li></ul>
  14. 14. Help your Client Prepare for the Interview <ul><li>Assisting your client to… </li></ul><ul><li>Research the company </li></ul><ul><li>Review commonly-asked questions </li></ul><ul><li>Practice with a professional </li></ul><ul><li>Use online resources </li></ul><ul><li>Dress professionally </li></ul>
  15. 15. Helping Your Client Get Real <ul><li>Get Real about Timelines </li></ul><ul><li>Get Real about Chances </li></ul><ul><li>Get Real about Effort & Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Get Real about Staying Organized </li></ul><ul><li>Get Real about Rejection </li></ul><ul><li>Get Real about a Support System </li></ul>
  16. 16. Related Resources & Websites <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>What Color is Your Parachute? </li></ul><ul><li>www. </li></ul><ul><li>Do What You Are </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Books, Resources, Articles, Blogs </li></ul>
  17. 17. Questions? Discussion Items? <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>KATHERINE READ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(407) 823-2336 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Job Search Guru </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>