A speech to help people who are in career transition. I created this information when I was in transition and looking for a new job. I actually used this on an interview to show my presentation skills.
U S E F U L W E B S I T E S , T I P S A N D T O O L S
Career Transition and Finding a
Job in Today’s Market
Lisa Young – Sr. Information Security Risk Consultant
Associates Degree Mechanical Drafting and Design and Computer
Systems from Pittsburgh Technical Institute (1985)
Bachelors Degree – Computer Networking - Strayer University
(2007) Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Six-Sigma Green Belt certification – Philips Healthcare (2009)
Anesthesia Recording, Inc. (1999) Agilent Technologies, Inc.
(2002) Philips Healthcare (2003-2013)
Transitioning to new career 2013
Gateway Health (2013-2015)
HM Health Solutions, Inc. (2015-Present)
ITIL Foundations (2016)
Need to find a job to help support my family.
Philips Healthcare is downsizing and in the process
a decision was made to close all of the small remote
The goal of this project is to find a challenging job
in the industry I desire , the right location, with
the right cultural fit.
Resume & Cover Letter
Linkedin Profile and recommendations
Join industry trade group
Attend career fairs , industry seminars,
networking events, and volunteer
Positive attitude, humor, and fun!
Out of Scope:
Becoming depressed about
Career Transition Charter
Career Transition Information
So you lost your job-now what?
Transitioning from stay-at-home parent to career
Career and Personality test
Career Tests, Personality Tests and Aptitude Tests
Occupational Outlook Handbook
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Local business news
Traditional Job Search Methods
Public Employment Agencies
Article about traditional job search methods
New Job Search Methods
Online Job Boards
Company Web Sites
Beware of scams
Protect your credit and personal information
Personal Branding and Social Media
Monitoring Your Online Presence
Google yourself and see what comes up
15 Sites to monitor your online presence
Monitor your online presence for free
Monitoring Your Online Presence In 5 Steps
Basic blog setup on Wordpress
Best Free Blogging Sites
Ten best sites to use to create a blog
Tracking Your Job Search
Tools to track your job search
Finding a Coach or Mentor
Free student mentor resource
How to find a mentor
Find a career coach in Pittsburgh
Ten reasons to have a mentor
Join a gym and get a personal trainer
Target company size
Targeting Your Job Search
Networking for a job
Friends and family
User groups in your industry
Free events related to your target job or industry
Attend classes or training
Industry related groups
Resumes & Cover Letters
Pongo - Build a resume
Resunate - Smart Resume Builder
How a video resume can help
Prepare, Prepare, Prepare!!!
Make a good first impression
100 Potential Interview questions
Interview Questions and Answers
Research the company!
How to Ace the 50 most common interview questions
14 Interviewing questions that reveal everything
Master the 5 toughest interviewing questions
100 Potential questions you should ask (Select a few)
Send a thank you note after the interview
Workshops, Webinars, and Online Free Training
Learn Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Learn Excel 2010 for free
Learn Word 2010 for free
Free Project Management training
How to get free Project Management training
Pittsburgh Career Link
Get Hired Boot Camp
Free Cybrary IT Training
Free Real Estate Training
How to find your next job using Google
PA Woman Work
Free Linkedin Webinars
I am on Linkedin, now what?
Knockemdead Job Secrets
Name a site to search for jobs.
Tell me something you learned about me.
Name three methods of networking.
Did you learn anything you did not already know
from this presentation?
Thanks for you time!!!
Need a career coach? – Contact Lisa Young
I got this puppy Izzy after I lost my job and she helped me
find a new one!
I actually used this presentation on an interview when I
was asked to show my presentation skills. (It has been
updated since the original)