Effectively position and present yourself in the job market Improve your networking skills to uncover the hidden job market Learn five proven job search strategies to stand out in a positive, authentic way
Networking is a process with others to exchange Information, Advice and Contacts. “The name of the game in life and in networking is what you can do for others.” -- Harvey Mackay
1. Approach others with confidence.2. Be open-minded. Be curious.3. Ask relevant, substantive questions.4. Become genuinely interested in other people; Listen and learn.5. Give without expectations. Show appreciation.6. Practice the skills
2. What do I want?4. What am I good at?6. How do I present what I am good at?8. How do I connect with decision makers?10. How do I distinguish myself from others?
2. What do I want? Gain Career Clarity3. What am I good at? Clarify Competencies4. How do I present what I am good at? Package your Personal Brand5. How do I connect with decision makers Initiate Conversations6. How do I distinguish myself from others? Be Unique and Interesting
Articulate “what you want” Identify “what do you really enjoy doing?” & “what is your ideal work environment” Exercise “High-Point Moment” Identify Key words Exercise “Green, Red, Yellow” Take behavioral assessment DISC
Identify your strengths, skills and competencies: What are you really, really good at? List your accomplishments & achievements Ask friends and co-workers for feedback: 1. What do you see are my strengths? 2. What is unique about me?
I think I am… Others see me … driven, determined and Impatient, stubborn goal-oriented and aggressive Smart, intelligent and Arrogant, “know-it-all” confident Humorous, fun Sarcastic, cynical We judge ourselves on our intentions. We judge others on their behaviors.
Develop a Value Proposition (= reason why a company will hire you) What are you really, really good at? Write a powerful Resume Create a WOW headline (use key words) Voicemail, Email, business card, etc.
Do your homework and understand: 1. How do companies hire today? 2. How do people find position?
1. Initial Meeting with Recruiter (Assessment, Referrals, FBI/Credit History Check)2. In-Depth Interview with Manager (True Desire Test, Vision/Mission/Values, etc.)3. Decision Interview with 2 Managers (Compensation, Case Study)4. Final Decision Interview (Review, offer, sign papers)
Networking g Info Mee ngs o s Online Pos ng e g Recruiters sSource: Gardner Group : r p
Build your network (now) Conduct Informational Meetings Use LinkedIN Attend Networking Events Volunteer
Use stories and anecdotes: Prepare, deliver, execute Record story on you own voicemail, practice with friends Concept Time, People, Money Join Toastmasters
Example 1: Valet Desk ManagerManaged the valet desk at the Fish Market.Managed an average of 150 cars in a 5 hour shift.Example 2: Shipping ManagerManaged warehouse inventory and ensured shipping process quality.Managed warehouse inventory valued at $80,000 with a turnover of15 time per year.Example 3: Call Center SupervisorSupervised and trained call center teamLead and guided a team of 8 call center operators, answering anaverage of 500 inbound calls
Elements of a Powerful Personal Brand1. Be real, authentic, genuine2. Be relevant (offer value)3. Be memorable & unique (Wow factor)4. Be brief (timely)
Simon Says:You Stand Out!Go and Show the World!