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Kicking off your job search

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Kick off your job search with this week-by-week description of what you should do your first 3 weeks in a job search.

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  • Fantastic Work Stuart! What a straight forward but challenging presontation on how this should work step by step. I am going to follow it and make that spreadsheet so Im more organized. You'll help alot of people with this!
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Kicking off your job search

  1. 1. Kicking off your Job Search A 3-week plan to success Stuart Rosenfield Stuart.rosenfield@yahoo.com www.linkedin.com/stuartrosenfield © Stuart Rosenfield 2015 1
  2. 2. Where is this presentation? www.slideshare.net Rosenfield job search www.amazon.com Rosenfield job search 2
  3. 3. Perseverance =+Focus 3
  4. 4. My Story 1980’s 2001 X X X X X X X X 2002 2010 2010 2014 X Correspondence X
  5. 5. Week 1 The Most Important Week 5
  6. 6. Week 1 Develop your toolkit Update Resume Get/Order Business Cards Develop 10 second pitchGet Day Calendar Get Manilla Folder 6 Update LinkedIn Profile
  7. 7. Week 1 Develop your toolkit • Master Resume + Cover Letter • Company Folders • Excel Workbook +Worksheets – Contacts – Companies – Other Job Search Sites – Mileage – Submitted Jobs – Unemployment Insurance – Job Hunting Expenses – Who Am I Helping Get Job Search Flash Drive 7
  8. 8. Week 1 Develop your toolkit Contacts Worksheet 8
  9. 9. Week 1 Develop your toolkit Companies Worksheet 9
  10. 10. Week 1 Develop your toolkit Other Job Search Sites Worksheet 10
  11. 11. Week 1 Develop your toolkit Mileage Worksheet 11
  12. 12. Week 1 Develop your toolkit Submitted Jobs Worksheet 12
  13. 13. Week 1 Develop your toolkit Unemployment Insurance Worksheet 13
  14. 14. Week 1 Develop your toolkit Job-related Expenses Worksheet 14
  15. 15. Week 1 Develop your toolkit Who am I helping Worksheet 15
  16. 16. Week 1 Activate Unemployment Insurance 16
  17. 17. Week 1 Inform your network • Your 10 second pitch • Who: Family, friends, former co-workers, clergy, dentist, barber, fraternity/sorority, insurance agent, financial planner, recruiters • How: E-mail, phone call, LinkedIn, FaceBook, In-person • Where: LinkedIn, FaceBook, soccer games, Boy Scouts, PTA, kid parties, gym – anywhere! • You want 1000s looking for you! 17
  18. 18. Week 1 Determine Networking Groups 3:00 - Jewish Family Service 9:30 – Women’s Networking Group 6:30 – St. Andrews 10:00 – Southlake Group 5:00 – Dallas Business Club 18
  19. 19. Week 1 Establish your Board of Directors Previous Co-workers Previous Bosses Trusted Friends Family 19
  20. 20. Week 2 Establishing a Routine 20
  21. 21. Week 2 Activities • Get out of house at least once a day and meet people (networking groups, food shopping, extracurriculars) • Goal – meet/connect with at least 8 people a day • Attend career network groups – Get on their job boards/yahoogroups – Get to know facilitators, key people, volunteer at 1 group only – Set up job lead share network (Accounting, HR, Marketing, PR, Sales, Purchasing, IT, Customer Support, etc.) • Linkin with as many recruiters in your space as possible • Go to lunch with an employed person at least once a week • Search your URLs at least once every 2 days; apply where appropriate and log/file in excel workbook and flash drive; refresh Monster, CareerBuilder resumes • Volunteer and help others • Check-in with Board of Directors 21
  22. 22. Week 3 and Beyond Focus and Perseverance 22
  23. 23. Week 3 and Beyond Activities • Establish a focused routine for each day of the week • Work on expanding your network – Volunteering, affinity group social events/lunches, seminars – Get out of house at least once a day and meet people (networking groups, food shopping, extracurriculars) – Goal – meet/connect with at least 5 people a day • Attend career network groups religiously • Refresh Monster, CareerBuilder resumes • Linkin with as many recruiters in your space as possible • Go to lunch with an employed person at least once a week • Check-in with your Board of Directors 23
  24. 24. Find a job you like? • Submit application on-line • Find someone in the company who can hand deliver to hiring manager/internal recruiter – LinkedIn, friend, family, Board of Directors • Follow up with them to make sure the hiring manager saw it and work to get an interview • Log job in excel spreadsheet and file resume/cover letter in company folder on flash drive 24
  25. 25. Got an interview? • Get on the company website and read it • Understand who their competitors are • Understand what is going on in their space • Know almost as much about your interviewers as they know about you – Company insiders, ex-Company insiders, LinkedIn, Facebook • Send thank you note within 24 hours to everyone who interviewed with you • Follow up with hiring manager once a week 25
  26. 26. Got the job? • Celebrate with family • Save your excel workbook (you may need it in the future) • Thank everyone who really helped you/cared • Keep helping others to find jobs – Don’t unsubscribe to network job boards • Unsubscribe to personal job agents • Update Linkedin Profile one week after you start • Do not stop networking; continue with professional orgs, volunteering, and linking with others 26
  27. 27. The Four Gets • Get it together in Week 1 • Get out everyday • Get after it everyday • Get a job! 27

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