Bounce Back Presentation June 2010


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  • Step by Step walkthru of Career One Stop
  • Log in and walk through or show sample 10 minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • 20 minutes Examine yourself! What do you like to do? Look at the task, activities and responsibilities of the position that interest you and determine which you LIKE to do. Highlight those tasks and activities in a specific color (Orange). Remember, this is what you LIKE doing, not what you CAN do or what you are GOOD at doing. I can do many things, but I don’t like some of them. Without this insight into what you LIKE to do, you cannot go after the job you want. It has to be a good fit, otherwise you will fail in the interview. Now go through all of the KSA, tasks and activities and put a YELLOW dot (or highlight) those items you are the BEST at doing. Do not include things you know you can do but you are not good at doing them. Spend some time thinking about past annual reviews a supervisor has given you. What did you excel at? An example is that I can sew, but I would never say I was good at it. By knowing and understanding that, I keep from disappointing myself or others and I don’t volunteer to sew something important. Then with a third highlighter indicate all of the things you can or have done before. So we know what we like to do and we know what we are the BEST at. Step back and think about these results. If you LIKE to do the things you are BEST at, that is GREAT! If there are many things you marked as being BEST at, but don’t LIKE doing them, take some time to think about those issues. If you are doing work that you don’t like, it will show. Finally, what is the ratio of things you can or have done to the things expected for the job. If there is a lot of white space, this may not be the job for you. Is your resume ready? If you fold it in half, does it reflect your skills and what accomplishments you have that show those skills? Does your resume match what the job posting is asking? Remember – KEYWORDS!!! Don’t mass produce your resume. Network with the right people. If you want an analyst job, then you need to identify the friends, family and people in your network who are analyst or work with analyst. This requires you to discuss their job, what they do and who they work with daily. They will know when jobs are coming available.
  • 10 minutes So you know the gaps. Now what? That depends on the gap and how best to close it. Options include: Education – either self taught or take a class Experience or Practice – VOLUNTEER yourself to gain those skills; find a purpose and keep your skills sharp while making a difference. Take action! Everyday you should have something you are working on to improve your options!
  • 10 minutes
  • From AITP 2009 master deck with some slides deleted and slide 7 added with new slides for the Army presentation June 2010
  • “ Reserve” your name for LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, email lists, and other places around the Internet
  • What is missing here? No email No picture Old update more than 3 weeks ago
  • This is because LinkedIn doesn’t display emails, so if you want to be found, put it in
  • Have you met this person ever? Do you remember what they look like? Have you corresponded with them via email or called lately?
  • You’ll need to create a CSV or vCard file from your contact manager and upload it to LinkedIn -- you really just need their first and last name and email fields
  • Customize the message and be choosey!
  • Make and ask for them from your past clients
  • Note the public URL, make it some form of your name Check all the boxes that you want people to find you at
  • Bounce Back Presentation June 2010

    1. 1. Creating A Career Plan June 10, 2010
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Welcome & Introductions - Blair Forlaw </li></ul><ul><li>Bounce Back Resource Deck – Blair Forlaw </li></ul><ul><li>IT Job Market – Frank Alaniz </li></ul><ul><li>CareerOneStop & Skills Assessment – Frank Alaniz & Sheila Burkett </li></ul><ul><li>Position Your Resume and Yourself – Alaniz/Burkett </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an Electronic Presence – David Strom </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap-up – Blair Forlaw </li></ul>
    3. 3. Bounce Back Resource Deck Blair Forlaw
    4. 4. St. Louis IT Job Market Projected Employment Figures from Occupational Employment & Wage Survey by US Bureau of Labor Statistics
    5. 5. Top Industries <ul><li>Professional, Scientific & Technical Services </li></ul><ul><li>Management Companies including Financial Services </li></ul><ul><li>ISPs, Search Portals & Data Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance Carriers & Related Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Merchant, Wholesalers, Durable Goods </li></ul>
    6. 6. First Steps <ul><li>Register with Missouri Career Center </li></ul><ul><li>Research Occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct Skills Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Focus Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Consider Training options </li></ul>
    7. 7. Exploring <ul><li>Browse Occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Select Correct Occupation </li></ul><ul><li>Select Printer Friendly Version </li></ul><ul><li>With different colors highlight all you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LOVE to do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengths or GREAT at doing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CAN do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Areas of Improvement </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Exploring <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Browse Occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Select Correct Occupation (expands) </li></ul><ul><li>Select State – Missouri or Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Profile will Display </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend viewing in Printer-Friendly Version </li></ul>
    9. 9. Sections of Occupational Profile <ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Wages – try not to focus on this section </li></ul><ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Openings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge, Skills & Abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks & Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Tools & Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Education & Training </li></ul>
    10. 10. Assess Your Skills <ul><li>With 4 different colors, highlight KSA, Tasks, Activities, Tools and Technologies you: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LOVE to do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are GREAT at or are your STRENGTHS (based on others feedback) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CAN do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark those that you can do but need to improve. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Position Yourself <ul><li>Where are your GAPS? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you or will you close the GAPS? </li></ul><ul><li>What training do you need? </li></ul><ul><li>Update skills to close gaps </li></ul>
    12. 12. Companies Who Hire <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Under MORE RESOURCES select America’s Career Infonet </li></ul><ul><li>Select Employer Locator </li></ul><ul><li>Select location, occupation </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    13. 13. Positions & Postings <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Search by Job Titles NOT keywords </li></ul><ul><li>READ Carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Typically three sections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Company Info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Position Description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Position Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find Key Points </li></ul>
    14. 14. Focus Your Resume <ul><li>Skills assessment identifies your top skills </li></ul><ul><li>Job Posting highlights skills they want </li></ul><ul><li>HR screeners spend less than a minute on resume – SKILLS MUST POP </li></ul><ul><li>Leave objective off – use cover letter to highlight how you match company </li></ul><ul><li>Customize resume to posting </li></ul>
    15. 15. Job Search Resources <ul><li>Sample Job Application </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Application Tracking System (Job Search Log) </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Resources <ul><li>Bounce Back St. Louis: </li></ul><ul><li>MERIC (MO Economic Research and Information Center): </li></ul><ul><li>Bureau of Labor Statistics: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    17. 17. What everyone needs to know about LinkedIn to get their first job David Strom [email_address] 310-857-6867 David Strom 310 857 6867
    18. 18. David Strom 310 857 6867
    19. 19. Agenda <ul><li>Getting started with LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Do’s and don’ts </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Gmail account! </li></ul><ul><li>How to grow your contact network </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy and visibility issues </li></ul><ul><li>Applications and discussion groups </li></ul> David Strom 310 857 6867
    20. 20. Why bother <ul><li>The new “Parachute” </li></ul><ul><li>Typical business uses </li></ul><ul><li>What happens if you don’t join </li></ul><ul><li>It isn’t just for job seekers </li></ul><ul><li>Start small and develop experience and learn by using more of its features </li></ul> David Strom 310 857 6867
    21. 21. Too many choices! David Strom 310 857 6867
    22. 22. Your profile <ul><li>What is in a name -- header, email identity, and photo </li></ul><ul><li>Status updates </li></ul> David Strom 310 857 6867
    23. 23. Sample header files David Strom 310 857 6867
    24. 24. My header David Strom 310 857 6867
    25. 25. Ways to show your name <ul><li>Nancy Shoup, MBA </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Shoup, ace project manager </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Shoup, project manager maven </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Shoup, project manager professional </li></ul> David Strom 310 857 6867
    26. 26. Do’s <ul><li>Make sure they are people you can visualize in your mind or have some memory </li></ul><ul><li>Do check LinkedIn daily </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you have your settings the way you intended </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly cultivate and feed your network </li></ul> David Strom 310 857 6867
    27. 27. Don’ts <ul><li>Don’t send out mass invites to more than 30 people at once </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t put non-professional items in your status updates </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t obsess about the number of connections and build slowly over time </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t just get started on the site two weeks before you are changing jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry too much about using InMail </li></ul> David Strom 310 857 6867
    28. 28. How to grow your network <ul><li>Sending out invites </li></ul><ul><li>Accepting requests </li></ul> David Strom 310 857 6867
    29. 29. How to grow your contact network David Strom 310 857 6867
    30. 30. First, get a Gmail account David Strom 310 857 6867
    31. 31. Then start building your contacts David Strom 310 857 6867
    32. 32. Export from email address book David Strom 310 857 6867
    33. 33. Now add to LinkedIn David Strom 310 857 6867
    34. 34. Be choosey! David Strom 310 857 6867
    35. 35. Forwarding requests David Strom 310 857 6867
    36. 36. Recommendations <ul><li>But I don’t know anyone! </li></ul><ul><li>Places where you volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Family friends, neighbors, others who know you well can be a good substitute </li></ul> David Strom 310 857 6867
    37. 37. Recommendations David Strom 310 857 6867
    38. 38. David Strom 310 857 6867
    39. 39. David Strom 310 857 6867
    40. 40. Privacy and visibility David Strom 310 857 6867
    41. 41. Facebook “marriage” David Strom 310 857 6867
    42. 42. Do you want your connections visible? <ul><li>Visit this setting first! </li></ul> David Strom 310 857 6867
    43. 43. What is the difference? David Strom 310 857 6867
    44. 44. Different types of contacts David Strom 310 857 6867
    45. 45. Making your contact info visible <ul><li>In Profile/edit contacts: </li></ul> David Strom 310 857 6867
    46. 46. Profile updates announced David Strom 310 857 6867
    47. 47. Public profile David Strom 310 857 6867
    48. 48. Join Groups David Strom 310 857 6867
    49. 49. David Strom 310 857 6867
    50. 50. Here are just a few in the area David Strom 310 857 6867
    51. 51. Should you pay for it? David Strom 310 857 6867
    52. 52. Don’t forget personal networking too! <ul><li>Always be calling your contacts </li></ul><ul><li>And making new ones </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer at something to get you out of the house </li></ul> David Strom 310 857 6867
    53. 53. Finally: make it a daily habit <ul><li>For new job postings on your groups </li></ul><ul><li>For new connections with your network </li></ul><ul><li>To tweak your profile and update your job history </li></ul><ul><li>To update your status with noteworthy activities, meetings, or plans </li></ul> David Strom 310 857 6867
    54. 54. Good luck with your networking! <ul><li>David Strom </li></ul><ul><li>(310) 857-6867 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Slides available: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul> David Strom 310 857 6867
    55. 55. Wrap Up <ul><li>Explore CareerOneStop </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a Skills Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Update Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to NETWORK </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming Sessions </li></ul>
    56. 56. Speakers <ul><li>Blair Forlaw </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Talent Development, St. Louis RCGA; [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Frank Alaniz </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Center Supervisor, Missouri Career Centers St Louis County - Deer Creek; [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sheila Burkett </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuxedo Park Management, LLC; [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>David Strom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>David Strom, Inc.; [email_address] </li></ul></ul>