Top Ten Strategies, Decisions, and Actions to Amplify Your Job Search and Career Path Richard C Ross NGP [email_address]
Top Ten Decisions You Need to Make   <ul><li>Will you relocate? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you worth? </li></ul><ul><li>Wi...
How to deal with a recruiter <ul><li>Understand how they work </li></ul><ul><li>Call them back </li></ul><ul><li>Understan...
Top Ten Ways to Build Your Contact Database <ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Minister </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbors </li></u...
Top 10 Ways to Prepare for an Interview <ul><li>Confirm the location </li></ul><ul><li>Ask about the dress code </li></ul>...
Top Ten Cover Letter Rules <ul><li>Send a cover letter </li></ul><ul><li>Use a RE:  </li></ul><ul><li>Where you got the in...
Top 10 Worst Cover Letters <ul><li>Mr. Cross </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Human Rescues </li></ul><ul><li>Please add this to you...
Top Ten Interview Questions <ul><li>Tell me about yourself </li></ul><ul><li>What are your strengths/weaknesses </li></ul>...
Top Ten Interview Strategies <ul><li>Look the part </li></ul><ul><li>Be on-time </li></ul><ul><li>Do research and be prepa...
Seven Deadly Sins of Interviewing:   <ul><li>Pride: An excessive love of self   </li></ul><ul><li>Sloth: Laziness, idlenes...
Top Ten Ways to Magnify your Efforts <ul><li>Tomorrow starts every night –  plan your day </li></ul><ul><li>Break your day...
Ten Things you should do before you lose your job <ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>Create network contact list </li></ul>...
Top Ten Ways to Dismiss Yourself From Consideration <ul><li>Arrogance/lack of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Jokes/Profanity/P...
Are you Wishin’ or Wantin’ a job? <ul><li>Let’s find out . . . </li></ul>
Creating a Target List  <ul><li>It’s free </li></ul><ul><li>Proven results </li></ul><ul><li>There are companies in the Na...
Top Ten things when you’re Wishin: <ul><li>You visit the Internet daily to find a job and send resumes  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Top Ten things you do when you are Wantin: <ul><li>You have created a target list of at least 50 companies that would be a...
What’s the difference between  wishin’  and wantin’ ???: <ul><li>Wishin’ eventually gets a job and usually settles for a j...
In Epitoma   <ul><li>There are jobs, there is tough competition; you will need to do things that make you uncomfortable to...
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  1. 1. Top Ten Strategies, Decisions, and Actions to Amplify Your Job Search and Career Path Richard C Ross NGP [email_address]
  2. 2. Top Ten Decisions You Need to Make <ul><li>Will you relocate? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you worth? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you take an interim job/will you contract? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you travel? </li></ul><ul><li>What will you need to do financially? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your objective/what could you invoice? </li></ul><ul><li>References? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you looking for a new job or a new career? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your target job and title? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you define success? </li></ul>
  3. 3. How to deal with a recruiter <ul><li>Understand how they work </li></ul><ul><li>Call them back </li></ul><ul><li>Understand their terms </li></ul><ul><li>How did they find you </li></ul><ul><li>Insist on bcc for client presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t let them present you without your approval </li></ul><ul><li>Limit references and set the rules </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for status updates </li></ul><ul><li>Remind them that you are still alive </li></ul><ul><li>Remember they represent the client </li></ul>
  4. 4. Top Ten Ways to Build Your Contact Database <ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Minister </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbors </li></ul><ul><li>Linked In, Face Book and Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Associations </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>Stock Brokers </li></ul><ul><li>CTSG </li></ul><ul><li>Former bosses </li></ul><ul><li>Find the Library and learn to use ReferenceUSA </li></ul>
  5. 5. Top 10 Ways to Prepare for an Interview <ul><li>Confirm the location </li></ul><ul><li>Ask about the dress code </li></ul><ul><li>Know who you are meeting or to ask for </li></ul><ul><li>How many meetings or how much time </li></ul><ul><li>Drive out a day early to be sure you can find the office </li></ul><ul><li>Have references, extra resume copies and a portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare notes, questions, have the job description </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to accurately complete an application (dates are important) </li></ul><ul><li>Research the company and interviewers </li></ul><ul><li>Practice the top 10 interview questions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Top Ten Cover Letter Rules <ul><li>Send a cover letter </li></ul><ul><li>Use a RE: </li></ul><ul><li>Where you got the information about this job </li></ul><ul><li>Tell them why you are sending your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Bullet 4-5 specific reasons they should hire you </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize </li></ul><ul><li>Action – ‘at your earliest opportunity’ </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with me so that we can discuss how I will become immediately productive </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it short and make it effective not memorable </li></ul><ul><li>Include your contact information </li></ul>
  7. 7. Top 10 Worst Cover Letters <ul><li>Mr. Cross </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Human Rescues </li></ul><ul><li>Please add this to your stack </li></ul><ul><li>“ your job with Comcast” </li></ul><ul><li>No resume attached </li></ul><ul><li>Posted on Monster </li></ul><ul><li>Manger </li></ul><ul><li>I would appreciate the opportunity to review my qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>More than seven (8) years of general experience, of which more than four (5) years is in analyzing, designing and testing client/server applications </li></ul><ul><li>POSITION DESIRED: Profreader </li></ul>
  8. 8. Top Ten Interview Questions <ul><li>Tell me about yourself </li></ul><ul><li>What are your strengths/weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>How much does an iceberg weigh </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me about a time you were successful </li></ul><ul><li>Greatest accomplishment </li></ul><ul><li>Why should we hire you/why are you interested </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you want to be in 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>What would your previous manager tell me about you </li></ul><ul><li>What is your dream job </li></ul><ul><li>Why were you fired </li></ul>
  9. 9. Top Ten Interview Strategies <ul><li>Look the part </li></ul><ul><li>Be on-time </li></ul><ul><li>Do research and be prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the magic question early </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the process </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the question that is asked </li></ul><ul><li>Give specific examples </li></ul><ul><li>Show enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Close – don’t be afraid – close to a plan of action </li></ul>
  10. 10. Seven Deadly Sins of Interviewing: <ul><li>Pride: An excessive love of self </li></ul><ul><li>Sloth: Laziness, idleness and wastefulness </li></ul><ul><li>Greed: An excessive quest for money and power </li></ul><ul><li>Gluttony: The desire to consume more than you need </li></ul><ul><li>Wrath: Feelings of hatred, revenge or denial </li></ul><ul><li>Lust: The desire to do what you want, not do what you should </li></ul><ul><li>Envy: The desire for what you don't have now </li></ul>
  11. 11. Top Ten Ways to Magnify your Efforts <ul><li>Tomorrow starts every night – plan your day </li></ul><ul><li>Break your day into 2 halves – you now have 10 days/week </li></ul><ul><li>Call a friend to get you going </li></ul><ul><li>Make your first call by 7:45AM </li></ul><ul><li>Stick to a schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Use motivators </li></ul><ul><li>Take a long lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your family about your schedule so they don’t apply their agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Create goals: yearly, monthly, lifetime – have someone hold you accountable </li></ul><ul><li>Reward yourself </li></ul>
  12. 12. Ten Things you should do before you lose your job <ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>Create network contact list </li></ul><ul><li>Clean your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Without violating agreements, get a few samples of your work </li></ul><ul><li>Get a review </li></ul><ul><li>Understand benefit policies </li></ul><ul><li>Get a copy of your employee record </li></ul><ul><li>Read the employee handbook, benefits, 401k retirement </li></ul><ul><li>Know all the phone numbers in corporate </li></ul><ul><li>Become indispensable </li></ul>
  13. 13. Top Ten Ways to Dismiss Yourself From Consideration <ul><li>Arrogance/lack of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Jokes/Profanity/Political Statements </li></ul><ul><li>Job Upgrade attempt </li></ul><ul><li>Too much information </li></ul><ul><li>Lying on a resume </li></ul><ul><li>Slow responses </li></ul><ul><li>Alienating the recruiter </li></ul><ul><li>Using corporate resources </li></ul><ul><li>Not being prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Not qualified </li></ul>
  14. 14. Are you Wishin’ or Wantin’ a job? <ul><li>Let’s find out . . . </li></ul>
  15. 15. Creating a Target List <ul><li>It’s free </li></ul><ul><li>Proven results </li></ul><ul><li>There are companies in the Nashville area that you have never heard of that might be interested in your skills, experience and talents. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference USA is the “keys to the kingdom” </li></ul>Rick Ross [email_address]
  16. 16. Top Ten things when you’re Wishin: <ul><li>You visit the Internet daily to find a job and send resumes </li></ul><ul><li>You send resumes even if you’re not exactly qualified </li></ul><ul><li>You’re talented and someone will call you </li></ul><ul><li>A recruiter will find a job for you </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll stretch my resume </li></ul><ul><li>I just want a job </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t wait for the Sunday paper because you have always found a job from classifieds. </li></ul><ul><li>“ He’s holding out for a management position” </li></ul><ul><li>Your lawn looks great and the house is clean </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve never had to network before and I always found a job </li></ul>
  17. 17. Top Ten things you do when you are Wantin: <ul><li>You have created a target list of at least 50 companies that would be able to use your skills, experience and talents </li></ul><ul><li>You posted your resume/attending events/out and about </li></ul><ul><li>You are not afraid to tell people that you are a free agent </li></ul><ul><li>You can state definitively what you want to do </li></ul><ul><li>You have written your goals down </li></ul><ul><li>You are tracking your progress </li></ul><ul><li>You know it’s up to you to find a job </li></ul><ul><li>You are using all of your resources </li></ul><ul><li>You could invoice for your skills/can create a job </li></ul><ul><li>You understand the reasons that employers hire </li></ul><ul><li>Your Linked In profile is worth visiting (articles, contributions to groups, presentations) </li></ul>
  18. 18. What’s the difference between wishin’ and wantin’ ???: <ul><li>Wishin’ eventually gets a job and usually settles for a job. </li></ul><ul><li>Wantin’ always gets a job and it’s almost always an upgrade. </li></ul>
  19. 19. In Epitoma <ul><li>There are jobs, there is tough competition; you will need to do things that make you uncomfortable to get to your objective </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t take rejection personally </li></ul><ul><li>Engage your family with efforts, struggles and progress </li></ul><ul><li>Get out everyday </li></ul><ul><li>Have some daily quiet time </li></ul><ul><li>Ask God for his help </li></ul><ul><li>Get rid of your anger and resentment </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have been through this and get a job, you will never fear being fired again. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s God’s time and it’s on time every time. </li></ul><ul><li>Patience, persistence and prayer! </li></ul>

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