10/2/2012                                                  Agenda    EFFECTIVE VS    INEFFECTIVE    JOB SEARCH METHODS    ...
10/2/2012A Different Thought                                               Then Versus NowTwo Different Economies         ...
10/2/2012Effective Methods to Find Work                  Job Hunting Now                                                  ...
10/2/2012Common Thread                                   You Must Take Responsibility   Someone else will do the job hunt...
10/2/2012Contact Development                  Job Hunting Now   LinkedIn                                               Ph...
10/2/2012Interview Skills/Contact Skills                  30 Second Pitch                                                 ...
10/2/2012Keep Going                The End   Don’t Quit   Don’t Give-Up   Don’t Surrender   Keep Trying   One Day at ...
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Effective versus Ineffective Job Search Handouts

  1. 1. 10/2/2012 Agenda EFFECTIVE VS INEFFECTIVE JOB SEARCH METHODS Akron-Summit County Public LibraryAgenda What Are the Problems Problems  No Jobs Two Different Economies  No One Hiring Effective Vs Ineffective Job Search Methods  Not Getting Calls for Interviews What You Can Do  Economy is Bad Interview Skills  Jobs Going Overseas Follow-Up  Too Many People Out of Work  Jobs Don’t PayEffects of Unemployment I Can’t Get a Job Because… No Money  Too Old No Fun  Too Young Worry and Fear  Too Much Experience Lose Sleep  Not Enough Experience Can’t Pay Bills  No Skills Can’t Look For Work  No Training Losing Possessions  Physical Limitations  Felony Conviction 1
  2. 2. 10/2/2012A Different Thought Then Versus NowTwo Different Economies Job Hunting Then Good Economy Bad Economy See AdUnemployment Rate below 5% Unemployment Rate 8% to 9% ApplyEmployers Can’t Find People Many Qualified People UnemployedFast Food Paying $10/hour Too Much Competition InterviewNew Employees Sign On Bonus Get Good People at a Bargain Get JobJob Hunting Now What Happened to Then? Unemployment Rate 10 See Ad? 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 Apply? 1 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2
  3. 3. 10/2/2012Effective Methods to Find Work Job Hunting Now Phone/Go Other, 10 Meet People Agencies, 12 Informal - Follow-Up Contacts & Want Ads, 14 Networking, 63 Interview Follow-Up OfferFollow-Up Job Hunting Now Thank You Note Phone/Go Person Meet People Calls Email Follow-Up Interview Follow-Up OfferLeast Effective Methods Least Effective Methods  Applying online  Filling out applications  Dropping off resumes  Temp Agencies/Recruiters  Government Agencies 3
  4. 4. 10/2/2012Common Thread You Must Take Responsibility Someone else will do the job hunt for you Contacts Someone else will find you a job Someone else will do this Other Me Network AgenciesMost Effective Methods Time to Do Something Different!  You Can Do This Yourself!  You Must Do This Yourself!  If Someone Can Help You, Fine  Has Anyone Done This For You?Most Effective Methods Networking Networking  Put the Word Out  Friends, Family, and People You Know Contact Development  Develop a List of Everyone You Know Follow-Up  Call or Email/Social Media or Go and See Them  Networking Groups  Job Fairs  Professional Associations & Organizations  Clubs and Social Groups  Bring Your Positive!  Don’t Bring Your Problems! 4
  5. 5. 10/2/2012Contact Development Job Hunting Now LinkedIn Phone/Go Cold Calls Meet People Warm Calls In Person, Phone, Email Follow-Up Follow-Up Interview Follow-Up OfferDo Not Ask If They Are Hiring I Know You Are Not Hiring, But They All Say “No”  When might you be hiring?  What do you look for when you are hiring?  What skills and training?  What experience and background?  Do you have any turnover?  Do you know when in the future you might?  Do you have any suggestions for me?Goal of the Contacts Interview Skills/Contact Skills  Be Early  Look Nice Build a Relationship!  Smell Nice  Act Positive  Talk Positive You Them  Do Your Homework 5
  6. 6. 10/2/2012Interview Skills/Contact Skills 30 Second Pitch  Sometimes call Elevator Speech  Position of Interest  Years/Months Experience  Education  Skills  Personality  All Related to the Position of InterestInterview Questions Salary Questions Why are you’re here?  Best to wait until offer What was your last job?  Can ask at the end of the interview Why did you leave your last job?  Give a figure/Don’t give a figure Tell me about yourself?  Give a range What was your last job?  What is the most you could hope for? What education do you have?  What is the least you could live on? How often were you absent? Why have you been out of work for so long? What do you know about us?Follow-Up Keep Going Email/Letter/Card Always ask, when should I check back? Check back Never take, we will call you 6
  7. 7. 10/2/2012Keep Going The End Don’t Quit Don’t Give-Up Don’t Surrender Keep Trying One Day at a Time One Step at a Time One Thing at a Time 7

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