Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura </li></ul>The job market (II)
<ul><li>Make an outline of your strengths. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider your education, skills background and competencies. </li></ul>Task
How do I look for a job? Career experts estimate that the majority of job openings are never advertised or publicly announced, but filled through word-of-mouth or networking –knows as “the hidden job market” Randall S. Hansen, PhD Quintessential Careers http://quintcareers.com/networking_guide.html
Organize your network Task <ul><li>Create a database where you enter key information about people in your network: </li></ul>Name, title, company, phone number, email and dates of communication. <ul><li>Stay in touch and keep your network informed. </li></ul>
Make a resume: Tips to remember (I) <ul><li>Focus your resume
Send it in a format that is kept unchanged </li></ul>
Job interviews B EFORE : Prepare the interview Do some research on the type of job and prospective employer Anticipate questions and prepare answers. Dress for the job WHILE : Arrive ten minutes earlier Greet the receptionist with courtesy and respect. Bring copies of resume Greet the interviewer by title and last name Give a firm handshake Wait until you are offered a chair Keep good eye contact Show enthusiasm Project confidence with your voice AFTER : A thank you note is part of professional etiquette.
1. Work on your grades. Grades are important. 2. Profit from every opportunity to generate job experience. 3. Communicate well with others. Try to have solid written and oral communication skills. 4. Network, network, network. Make a list of your own contacts, such as professors, family and friends, and add to it by attending career fairs and other professional associations and activities. 5. Be computer literate. It's the information age - you need to be able to demonstrate solid computer literacy that's relevant to your field. 6. Be competent in English. English is an international language. Ten final tips to keep in mind
7 . Put your best resume forward. A resume should be a concise, error-free, reader-friendly, one-page document that can be easily scanned. 8. Research. Take the time to learn about the company you are targeting by visiting its Web site or researching the company at the library. 9. Smile! It's hard to smile when you're on the hot seat -- but a smile during an interview shows enthusiasm for the position. 10. Show your thanks. A thank you note following a phone or face-to-face interview reinforces your interest in the position and the company.
Explore possibilities open mindedly. Make your own path. Plan ahead.