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Today Job Market

  1. 1. TODAY’S JOB MARKET
  2. 2. Presented by: Joel Reinert Business Liaison Missouri Career Center – St. Louis Co. Work: 314/416-2917 Email: jmreinert@stlcc.edu
  3. 3. FIRST CRITICAL POINT Today’s job market has changed SIGNIFICANTLY Over the past 10-15 years years.
  4. 4. TODAY’S JOB MARKET • “LIFETIME JOBS” BEING ELIMINATED. COMPANIES ARE MORE PRODUCTION AND PROJECT-ORIENTED • GLOBALIZATION ADDS COMPETITION TO JOB MARKET • TECHNOLOGY IS ELIMINATING MANY JOBS • PACE OF CHANGE IS FASTER • OUTSOURCING & RESTRUCTURING
  5. 5. SECOND CRITICAL POINT Job S J b Security it •Is no longer based on who you work for or how long you’ve worked. •Is now determined by your ability to find your next assignment assignment.
  6. 6. MAJOR PARADIGM SHIFT WE ARE ALL SELF-EMPLOYED SELF EMPLOYED WRT managing y g g your j search, job , you MUST start thinking and acting like you are self-employed self employed (i.e. a small business)
  7. 7. THIRD CRITICAL POINT 60% - 80% of all job openings are filled through a referral process. fill d th h f l The Hidden J b M k t Th Hidd Job Market Those job openings that are not j p g advertised to the public.
  8. 8. HOW DOES THIS AFFECT ME? TO GET HIRED •It s •It’s not always what you know, but know who you know. •A big factor is being in the right place at the right time with the right package.
  9. 9. HOW DOES THIS AFFECT ME? MOST IMPORTANTLY! Traditional job search strategies j g ARE NOT EFFECTIVE for tapping into this job market market.
  10. 10. EMPLOYED VS. SELF-EMPLOYED EMPLOYED ATTITUDE • HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO COMPANY MEANS JOB SECURITY • MY COMPANY KNOWS WHAT’S BEST FOR ME AND WILL LOOK OUT FOR ME • I DO MY JOB WHETHER I LIKE IT OR NOT • I CAN REST ON MY PAST PERFORMANCE AND EASE INTO RETIREMENT
  11. 11. EMPLOYED VS. SELF-EMPLOYED SELF-EMPLOYED SELF EMPLOYED ATTITUDE • THINK & ACT LIKE A SMALL BUSINESS • NO JOB IS PERMANENT • COMPANY DOES NOT OWE YOU A JOB • YOU DON’T OWE COMPANY YOUR LIFE DON T • ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEXT OPPORTUNITY • COMPANY DOESN’T OWN YOU • BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP/PARTNERSHIP • YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING YOUR OWN CAREER
  12. 12. EMPLOYED VS. SELF-EMPLOYED SELF-EMPLOYED ATTITUDE • I HAVE A PRODUCT OF VALUE TO MY CUSTOMERS • I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY OWN CAREER DEVELOPMENT • I HAVE A CAREER PLAN • I AM CONTINUALLY SEEKING TO GROW • I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT MY WORK • NETWORKING IS CRITICAL
  13. 13. THE JOB SEARCH THE JOB SEARCH IS A MARKETING & SALES PROCESS
  14. 14. YOUR PRODUCT WHAT IS YOUR “PRODUCT”? • SKILLS & EXPERIENCE • NATURAL ABILITIES • EDUCATION • PERSONALITY & PASSIONS • IMAGE & REPUTATION (BRAND NAME)
  15. 15. YOUR CUSTOMERS TARGET MARKET COMPANIES/ORGANIZATIONS YOU WILL BE FOCUSING YOUR JO SEARCH PROCESS O JOB S C OC SS ON
  16. 16. YOUR CUSTOMERS KNOW WHO YOUR CUSTOMERS ARE • THE HIRING MANAGERS • THE DECISION-MAKERS
  17. 17. DEVELOP A PLAN MARKETING PLAN YOUR ROADMAP • JOB SEARCH GOAL/OBJECTIVES • TARGET MARKET • JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES • FEEDBACK & EVALUATION PROCESS
  18. 18. YOUR SUPPORT TEAM Don’t try to D ’t t t go it alone! l ! • FRIENDS & FAMILY • SMALL GROUP • CAREER COACH • MENTOR • NETWORK OF CONTACTS
  19. 19. KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH •KNOW YOUR PRODUCT •BE CUSTOMER FOCUSED •DIFFERENTIATE YOURSELF FROM YOUR COMPETITION •DEVELOP A MARKETING & SALES PLAN •NETWORK! NETWORK! NETWORK! •MAINTAIN A HEALTHY ATTITUDE
  20. 20. ATTITUDE “IF YOU THINK YOU CAN OR IF YOU THINK YOU CAN T, CAN’T EITHER WAY, YOU ARE RIGHT!” -Henry Ford Henry

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