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Job Search Tips

  1. 1. From the CEO of RiseSmart Sanjay Sathe
  2. 2. Searching for a job? <ul><li>You’re not alone </li></ul><ul><li>But you need to stand out </li></ul><ul><li>Practice these tips from seasoned hiring managers </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1) Your resume <ul><li>Represents you </li></ul><ul><li>Is scrutinized </li></ul><ul><li>Is read for 5 seconds! </li></ul><ul><li>Make an impression quickly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep it to 1 page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a clean layout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it easy to scan with bold headlines and bullets </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 2) Your cover letter <ul><li>Determine if your resume will be read </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it short, <10 sentences </li></ul><ul><li>Include a personal intro </li></ul><ul><li>Include why you want the job, not just because it’s a job, but why the company is the most interesting one to you </li></ul>
  5. 5. 3) Your social networks <ul><li>Leverage them - add friends immediately after meeting them, stay active. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 4) Your online reputation <ul><li>Share your knowledge in Yahoo or LinkedIn Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Google Alert for your name –know everything that’s said about you online  your future employer will. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 5) Include pictures <ul><li>Yes, you will be “Facebook-ed” </li></ul><ul><li>Include some personal and professional pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that any picture may be seen by a future employer  do you want that drunken night out to be public knowledge? </li></ul>
  8. 8. 6) Network! <ul><li>Free events are plentiful – attend them! </li></ul><ul><li>Bring business cards, make personal ones </li></ul><ul><li>Check Meetup.com or Facebook for events </li></ul><ul><li>RSVP and show up in time for cocktail hour. </li></ul><ul><li>Be outgoing – introduce yourself to others </li></ul>
  9. 9. 7) Know your goals <ul><li>Know yourself and your goals </li></ul><ul><li>Have a good answer to “what are you looking for?” </li></ul><ul><li>Have a clear list of industries, salary reqs, and company reqs </li></ul><ul><li>Create a list of target companies </li></ul>
  10. 10. 8) Search early, search often <ul><li>It’s good to be early in the application process. Jobs may get 50+ candidates, later ones are often ignored </li></ul><ul><li>Use meta-search engines, Indeed.com or SimplyHired.com </li></ul><ul><li>Use a meta-search service, RiseSmart.com, so you never miss an opportunity </li></ul>
  11. 11. 9) Send follow-up emails <ul><li>If you don’t get a reply to your email, send a follow-up </li></ul><ul><li>The worst that can happen is no reply </li></ul>
  12. 12. 10) Stay organized <ul><li>Use RememberTheMilk.com or a task manager to stay on top of your job search </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t drop any balls </li></ul><ul><li>Find opportunities, find networking connections, and get your applications in. </li></ul>

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