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  • WELCOME
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  • AGENDA Sections Job Search Plan Master Application Interviewing Workshop Housekeeping Silence Phones Breaks This is your class Participate respectfully
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  • GETTING STARTED Please fill out the Master Application Create Name Tag Name Tag Directions Use markers only Be creative as possible
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  • THINK LIKE AN EMPLOYER We are Mega Huge Retail and were hiring new clerks DESIGN A JOB DESCRIPTION What duties do you want in the job description? What skills and personal traits do you look for in an employee?
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  • THE JOB SEARCH PLAN FINDING YOUR WAY WITH
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  • TRANSFERABLE SKILLS Is it a Talent or a Skill? TALENTSKILL Definition: Natural ability Singing Photography Organization Manual dexterity Culinary Definition: Learned ability Reading music Developing Film Creating filing systems Carpentry Measuring & Portioning Handout: Transferrable Skills
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  • JOB TITLES VS. SKILLS What are technical skills involved in each job? For example: Title = Carpenter Skills = measuring, cutting, level, job estimation
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  • STAR YOU'RE A STAR For each of your skills, use an example with the STAR format: S = Skill T = Task A = Action you took R = Result Job Search Plan - Part I
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  • WHAT ABOUT YOU? Q2. What are four jobs that use your skills? Q3. What feedback have you gotten? Q4. What transferable skills do you possess? Job Search Plan - Part 1
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  • COMMUNICATION Its more than you think Perception Drives Reality
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  • YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS LISTENING is just as important as Talking NON-VERBAL 55% TONE 38% VERBAL 7%
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  • WHATS YOUR FAVORITE DESSERT Q6: List 2 examples of good communication skills Q7: List 4 personal qualities that make you unique Q8: Your training and credentials Job Search Plan Part 1
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  • ACCOMPLISHMENTS Remember your STARs! Stumped on your accomplishments? Consider: Number of customers Number of phone lines Percentage of increased revenue Size of the company Numbers help the managers see the quality of your work Job Search Plan Part II
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  • RESPONSIBILITIES What really mattered in your last job? Based on the EMPLOYERS priorities Your next employer is screening you based on your answer Job Search Plan Part II
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  • THE B I G G E S T CONCERNS Dont just hope that the employer wont ask or find out Come up with a strategy to deal with their concerns before they ask What are some of your BIGGEST concerns? Job Search Plan Part III Older workerAddictionHousingJob hoppingOver-qualified Gaps in work history Long-term unemployment Education, training and skills Felony and background Transportation Childcare Health and emotional issues
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  • REFRAMING THE CONCERN 1.Honestly state what the issue is 2.Consider it from the employer's point-of-view 3.Diminish the Concern The Issue Employer's Objections Diminish the Concern Job Search Plan Part III
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  • YOUR MOST DREADED QUESTION What interview question do you love to hate? Job Search Plan Part III
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  • WHERE ARE THE JOBS?
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  • LETS PLAY A GAME! On your sheet, match the job search method with its effectiveness Handout: 20 Ways to Find a Job
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  • JOB SEARCH EFFECTIVENESS Handout: 20 Ways to Job Search
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  • WHICH METHODS DO YOU USE? Write your 3 top ways to find a job opening Write your 3 top ways to research a company Job Search Plan Part IV
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  • ADDITIONAL RESEARCH Target companies Industry research Social media Networking Handout: Resources for your job search
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  • TIPS FROM YOUR GROUP Networking Practice! Ask your group members for ideas on: Job openings Target employers Networking opportunities Job Search Plan Part IV
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  • ACTION PLAN
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  • ILL DO ANYTHING!!! No you wont! Everyone has requirements Job Search Plan Part V
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  • MY REQUIREMENTS My Requirements What Im NOT Willing to do Job Search Plan Part V
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  • 4 STEPS TO JOB SEARCH SUCCESS Step 1:Create Your Tools Finalize Master Application Create resume and cover letters Create social media accounts (LinkedIn, Facebook) Clean up social media if already have one Keep skills current Job Search Plan Part VI
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  • 4 STEPS TO JOB SEARCH SUCCESS Step 2: Find the Opportunities Research Target companies, industry and networking opportunities (5 per week) Make 2 networking contacts a week Job Search Plan Part VI
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  • 4 STEPS TO JOB SEARCH SUCCESS Step 3: Apply to Jobs Create a good profile on major websites: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed treat these as Master Applications Pick up in-person applications Apply to 5-10 jobs per week Job Search Plan Part VI
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  • 4 STEPS TO JOB SEARCH SUCCESS Step 4: Track your progress and Follow up Stay in contact with potential employers The 5-day rule Job Search Plan Part VI
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  • THE JOB SEARCH PROCESS Donna Shannon, 2011. Used with permission. Job Search Plan Part VII
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  • PROSPECTING Goal: Gather as many job leads as possible without passing judgment Samples of Prospecting: Picking up applications Creating a job search agent on CareerBuilder.com Asking your network about potential jobs Job Search Plan Part VII
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  • QUALIFYING Goal: evaluate the job leads based on your Requirements Samples of Qualifying: Researching the company on glassdoor.com Looking up the companys location Reading the ad carefully for additional information about the job Job Search Plan Part VII
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  • IS THERE A DIFFERENCE? Prospecting is about volume Qualifying is about sizing up the job Do you want to stop spending hours filling out long applications for jobs that you dont want? Use Qualifying to give attention to the best matches for you Job Search Plan Part VII
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  • THE PROPOSAL Your Application and/or Resume Three things all employers care about: Saving money Making money Solving problems Remember time is money!!! Job Search Plan Part VII
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  • MORE QUALIFYING The games not over yet! Samples of More Qualifying: Calling the HR department Sending an email to the hiring manager Asking your network if they know anyone working at the company Job Search Plan Part VII
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  • THE INTERVIEW Dont stop looking just because of a good interview It takes time to fill the funnel again And move employers through it! Job Search Plan Part VII
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  • JOB OFFER Thanks to solid Prospecting and Qualifying, your new job should be a good match for you Job Search Plan Part VII
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  • MASTER APPLICATION
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  • WERE HIRING In your groups, select a candidate for MegaHuge Retailer Activity: Selecting a candidate
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  • FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS HR cuts 95% of all applicants more than half will be cut for not following directions!
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  • WHY DO I NEED THIS? Your Master Application is your presentation on paper You can control your perception. An application is a legally binding document that MOST employers require, whereas a resume is a marketing tool Having a complete Master Application will help you with online and paper applications
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  • Instead of listing your full social security number, use the last 4 numbers or a series of 1s. I.E. 111-11-1111 PERSONAL DATA If you dont know the pay rate for the position or range list desired salary as negotiable. Master Application
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  • PREVIOUS JOB DUTIES Employers screen on keywords, so relate duties to the desired job Use the language in the job descriptions and onetonline.org Fully describe your duties No one or two word answers Customer Service vs. Provided face to face customer service in a fast-paced retail outlet Master Application
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  • VERIFICATION VS. REFERENCE List the number of HR vs. the direct line to your previous supervisor. Master Application
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  • REASON FOR LEAVING Dos and Don'ts Dont SAYDO SAY QuitResigned FiredJob Ended Boss didnt like meGrowth Opportunity Bad/Unsafe working conditionsGrowth Opportunity Moved awayRelocated Not Enough Money Financial Reasons/ Seek Salaried Employment Didnt like the workCareer Change Transportation IssuesOffice/ Jobsite Location Personal Family Problems (raise family, care for elderly or sick) Personal Considerations (no longer an issue) Not challenged at jobBetter Growth Opportunity Got Hurt, Illness or HealthResigned Child Care ProblemsResigned / Personal Considerations In PrisonResigned Handout Why did you leave your last employer?
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  • ADDITIONAL REASONS FOR LEAVING Military Service Lay Off Further education (one time in a work history)