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  1. 1. JOB SEARCHING It is a false assumption that no one is hiring . . .
  2. 2. First thing first . . . Grad School? Is Graduate School Right For You? E
  3. 3. Graduate School Why do you want a graduate degree? Do your research Consider undergraduate reserach Dont forget to consider Location Quality of program Faculty Financial aid Availability of resources and benefits (e.g. health insurance) Move beyond your comfort zone
  4. 4. How to be Successful in your Job Search Mind-set comes before Skill-set Expect to get a job when no one is hiring Networking is not as important as you think it is . . . It is more important!!
  5. 5. Who gets the Job? The most qualified candidate does not always get the job Those that are prepared and presented themselves in a compelling way get the job Those that demonstrate they are the best candidate get the job
  6. 6. Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers Network, network, network Seek help Differentiate Yourself Using time off wisely Being flexible and adaptable Consistently improving and enhancing portfolio Being patient and persistent
  7. 7. Why an Employer Should Hire YOU 1. Youre achievement oriented 2. Youre resilient 3. Youre a strong communicator 4. Youre team oriented 5. You manage time well (
  8. 8. What job do I want? Assess WANTS/Interests What types of activities are you interested in? NEEDS/Values What sort of values do I have that motivate me to work? POSSESSIONS/Skills What kinds of skills and abilities do I have? What kind of occupations are best suited for my particular interests, values and skills?
  9. 9. Ways to Look for Work Internet Networking School The Feds Your State Civil Service Newspapers Journals Temp Agencies Phone Book Cold Calling Cold Mailing Volunteering Working for yourself
  10. 10. Need to Use THREE Alternatives Using up to four alternative methods of job hunting increases your chances of finding a job Internet Networking School The Feds Your State Civil Service Newspapers Journals Temp Agencies Phone Book Cold Calling Cold Mailing Volunteering Working for yourself
  11. 11. Five LEAST Productive Ways to Hunt for Job 1. Mailing out Rsum to Employers from job boards, their own website, or by mail. 2. Answering ads in professional/trade journals that are appropriate to your field using the open market isnt as valuable as the hidden market 7% success rate
  12. 12. Five LEAST Productive Ways to Hunt for Job 3. Using the Internet for Job Postings (employers dont post every job) still in the open market 10% success rate
  13. 13. Five LEAST Productive Ways to Hunt for Job 4. Answering local Newspaper Ads (employers prefer local interest sites) 5. Going to Private Agencies or Search Firms 5-24% success rate (based on salary) 5-28% success rate
  14. 14. Three MOST Productive Ways to Hunt for Job 1. Networking for job leads, 33% 2. Cold Calling, 69% 3. Taking inventory of your skills/strengths, 86%
  15. 15. The Way a Typical Employer Prefers to Fill a Vacancy From Within Using proof: hiring unknown job hunter Using an agency they trust Using an ad that was placed Using a resume The Way a Typical Job-Hunter Prefers to Fill a Vacancy Using Best Friend or Business Colleague 1 2 3 4 5 61 2 3 4 5 6
  16. 16. The Best Job Seekers The best job seekers are RESEARCHERS Research Companies People Forums Networks Anything to get an edge
  17. 17. Social Media Presence CLEAN IT UP!! Phone Voicemail Build your Brand Early Set your Privacy Settings Google Yourself Be Professional Its All About Relationships! Be Careful What you Post Reminder: Before you put anything on your profile, ask yourself, Would I want to be asked about this in an interview? If the answer is no, keep it off your page!
  18. 18. Useful Websites www.Jobhuntersbible.c om m (tech jobs) Job Search & Career Guides Job Search Engines You can always go to employers website to apply as well.
  19. 19. Useful Websites for Athletes The Corporate Playbook Career Athletes
  20. 20. How to sign up for CareerAthletes 1. Go to 2. Click the red Join Today button 3. Fill out your basic information Use a personal email 4. Click Submit
  21. 21. College Graduate Driven/Educational Websites www.collegerecruiter.c om (internships)
  22. 22. Transferable Skills (in order of priority) 1 2 3 4 5 Where? Special Knowledge People Environme nt Goals, Values, Purpose Level of Responsibility/ Salary Working Conditions My Dream Job
  23. 23. Online Applications Follow directions (30-35% are thrown out) Capitalize appropriately when doing online applications Open ended questions provides insight Use appropriate professional jargon Rank the order of your certifications Submit all required documents Update your application as your info changes
  24. 24. Keeping Track Job Search Log Track contacts, applications, or interviews
  25. 25. Being an Alum of SIUE Dont forget about your resources here Give Back and Stay Connected Attending games (good time to network) Check in with Coach (who is in coachs network?) Offer to help out at events or volunteer (good way to gain experience) Refer good talent (keep the networking circle open)
  26. 26. Easy Networking Have you joined the SIUE Athletics Student-Athlete Alumni Group on LinkedIn? tml