What Are Employers Looking For?<br />Kimberly Renee Knowles<br />kimberly@kimberlyknowles.com<br />513-404-9523<br />
What Are Employers Looking For?<br />An EASY and RISK-FREE solution to their problem(s)!<br />
How a Typical Employer Fills a Vacancy<br />What Color is My Parachute, Richard Bolles, 2008 Edition, p. 28-33 <br />
Key Idea:<br />The more familiar and risk-free you seem to the hiring manager, the less qualified “on paper” you need to b...
How Can You Position Yourself Accordingly?<br />Networking<br />Resumes & Cover Letters<br />Interviewing<br />Portfolios<...
Networking<br />Cultivate relationships with hiring managers – and those whom they trust for referrals<br />Informational ...
Resumes & Cover Letters<br />Get yourself invited in for an interview!<br />Demonstrate specific achievements<br />Use key...
Interviewing<br />
Portfolios<br />Prove you can do the job!<br />Showcase examples of your work<br />Explore both physical options and onlin...
References<br />Seal the deal and get the job!<br />Don’t burn bridges with former employers<br />Acquire recommendations ...
Professionalism<br />Don’t forget the fundamentals!<br />Be on time for interviews<br />Dress appropriately<br />Watch you...
Questions?<br />
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This was a presentation that I gave to the St. Thomas More Job Support Network at their April 2011 meeting!

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What Are Employers Looking For?

  1. 1. What Are Employers Looking For?<br />Kimberly Renee Knowles<br />kimberly@kimberlyknowles.com<br />513-404-9523<br />
  2. 2. What Are Employers Looking For?<br />An EASY and RISK-FREE solution to their problem(s)!<br />
  3. 3. How a Typical Employer Fills a Vacancy<br />What Color is My Parachute, Richard Bolles, 2008 Edition, p. 28-33 <br />
  4. 4. Key Idea:<br />The more familiar and risk-free you seem to the hiring manager, the less qualified “on paper” you need to be!<br />
  5. 5. How Can You Position Yourself Accordingly?<br />Networking<br />Resumes & Cover Letters<br />Interviewing<br />Portfolios<br />References & Professionalism<br />
  6. 6. Networking<br />Cultivate relationships with hiring managers – and those whom they trust for referrals<br />Informational Interviews<br />Professional Associations<br />Volunteer Work<br />Former colleagues!<br />
  7. 7. Resumes & Cover Letters<br />Get yourself invited in for an interview!<br />Demonstrate specific achievements<br />Use keywords<br />Highlight how you are a match<br />Show how you can meet their needs!<br />
  8. 8. Interviewing<br />
  9. 9. Portfolios<br />Prove you can do the job!<br />Showcase examples of your work<br />Explore both physical options and online tools<br />Create your own website<br />Create your own blog<br />
  10. 10. References<br />Seal the deal and get the job!<br />Don’t burn bridges with former employers<br />Acquire recommendations on LinkedIn<br />Prepare your references ahead of time<br />
  11. 11. Professionalism<br />Don’t forget the fundamentals!<br />Be on time for interviews<br />Dress appropriately<br />Watch your Facebook profile<br />Always send a thank you note!<br />
  12. 12. Questions?<br />

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