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Keys to the post 2008 job market

  1. 1. Keys to the Post 2008 Job Market How to make yourself invaluable to employers Daniel Sanchez YPIC Workshop Presenter
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>The Pre-2008 Job Market </li></ul><ul><li>The Post-2008 Job Market </li></ul><ul><li>Keys to conquering the Post-2008 Job Market </li></ul><ul><li>Practical Steps to finding a job/your dream job </li></ul><ul><li>What the experts have to say </li></ul><ul><li>Where to start </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Pre-2008 Job Market <ul><li>According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment hovered between 4.6 and 5.8 percent </li></ul><ul><li>This is also know as “full employment” </li></ul><ul><li>Companies were having trouble finding the labor they needed </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted someone who would show up and show up on time </li></ul><ul><li>Job seeker had the power </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Post 2008 Job Market <ul><li>Unemployment in 2009 was 9.3 % </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment since September 2010 was 9.6% </li></ul><ul><li>The hardest hit groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16-17 year olds – 28.5% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18-19 year olds – 24.3 % </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20-24 year olds – 14.6% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Men, 16-17 year olds – 31.6 % </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Post 2008 Job Market Continued … <ul><li>Demand for labor has decreased (Companies need less people) </li></ul><ul><li>The power has shifted to the company </li></ul><ul><li>More people are applying for the same job </li></ul><ul><li>People are operating on a flawed thought process about the job market </li></ul><ul><li>Negative news about the economy is everywhere </li></ul>
  6. 6. Keys to Conquering the Post 2008 Job Market <ul><li>Live a job-search life that shows you know life is not about you </li></ul><ul><li>Do whatever it takes … not what you feel like doing. </li></ul><ul><li>Research everything about the job </li></ul><ul><li>Control you emotions and thoughts </li></ul>
  7. 7. Keys continued … <ul><li>Practice positive self talk </li></ul><ul><li>Speak positive </li></ul><ul><li>Surround yourself with encouraging people </li></ul><ul><li>Hold yourself accountable </li></ul><ul><li>Get help (YPIC, DES, Workforce Connection) </li></ul><ul><li>NETWORK!!! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Practical Steps to Finding a Job <ul><li>Check as many company Web sites as you know of </li></ul><ul><li>Check job banks (monster, indeed, yumahelpwanted) </li></ul><ul><li>Check company job banks (MCCS Yuma, MCAS Yuma, YPG, USAjobs) </li></ul><ul><li>Go in person (extremely important) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t limit yourself to jobs you want </li></ul>
  9. 9. Researching the Company Start with “About Us”
  10. 10. Researching… Look for “Vision Statement;” “Mission Statement;” “Purpose;” or “Culture”
  11. 11. More about the Company
  12. 12. Researching Look for Product/Service Information
  13. 13. Now…for the job Start with the company Web site…look for “jobs” or “careers” or “human resources”
  14. 14. Choose the job that interests you…
  15. 15. Look at both the “Duties” and “Requirements”
  16. 16. After Researching…. <ul><li>Create a tailored resume </li></ul><ul><li>cover letter </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul>
  17. 17. What The Experts Say <ul><li>Career advice author, Karen Burns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Become a good public speaker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Have reasonable expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Get involved in PR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Look happy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Bring your resume into 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6. Rehearse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7. Be upfront about being overqualified </li></ul></ul><ul><li> 9. Smile during the phone interview </li></ul><ul><li>10. Don’t freak out about failure </li></ul>
  18. 18. What The Experts Say continued… <ul><li>12. Volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>13. Blog it </li></ul><ul><li>14. Scrap the functional resume </li></ul><ul><li>17. Put yourself in the company of upbeat people </li></ul><ul><li>18. Get involved in social media </li></ul><ul><li>19. Grow your network </li></ul><ul><li>20. Change your resume sending strategy </li></ul><ul><li>21. Ignore the unemployment numbers </li></ul>
  19. 19. Where to start <ul><li>Take care of issues that keep you from focusing on job searching (bills, childcare, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Sit down and write down all of you knowledge, skills, abilities, accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for help </li></ul><ul><li>Do what you know needs to be done </li></ul><ul><li>Set your mind on victory </li></ul><ul><li>Check job boards, Web sites, companies, contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with a YPIC specialist </li></ul>
  20. 20. Resources <ul><li>Bureau of Labor Statistics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A-13. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by age, sex, and race </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A-1. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years and over, 1970 to date </li></ul></ul>