Presentation on theme: "HOW DO YOU SEARCH FOR A FULL-TIME JOB? Career Development Center, SUNY College at Oneonta 110 Netzer Administration Building."— Presentation transcript:
HOW DO YOU SEARCH FOR A FULL-TIME JOB? Career Development Center, SUNY College at Oneonta 110 Netzer Administration Building
Undertaking a Job Search Start Early! Educate Yourself Research Your Chosen Industry Hidden Job Market Tell Everyone Use Several Methods Screen Employers Know Employer Needs Know Your Objective(s) Desire and Enthusiasm Personal Responsibility Persistence Pays Off Get Organized!
Start Early!! Currently over 2.4 million college graduates/yr Stiff Competition Average job search takes 6 months – 1 year Dont wait until after graduation!
Research (Your Homework) Yourself What do you want? What are your skills? Position/Industry Desired Job growth? Potential for advancement? Fields and Organizations
Top Skills & Qualities Communication Work Ethic Initiative Interpersonal Problem-solving Teamwork Analytical Flexibility Computer Detail-oriented Leadership Technical Organizational Self-confidence Tactfulness Friendly
"If you are an average liberal arts major with few skills and no demonstrated excellence in anything, It can be hard to break into the job market. [College graduates] have to be driven and have skills. Hope is not a strategy."
Preparation List of potential employers Job/position description? Research the company/organization Résumé Specific for every position Letters Cover Recommendation Thank you
Where to Search Ads and Agencies In print (Newspapers, Professional Journals, etc.) Networking – the hidden job market On-line - LinkedIn.com and Facebook?! In person Use the Internet Be careful! Use several methods at once!
Follow Through Call Employers after 2 weeks Be sure they received your materials PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF! Shows you are interested in the position Thank You Letters
Desire and Enthusiasm The job search can be an exciting time! All your hard work begins to pay off Dont become discouraged Treat your job search like a full-time job Set manageable goals
Resources available from the CDC CDC Website NACElink Job searching links – current jobs Career Library Full-time job vacancies Job banks
Upcoming CDC Workshops November 15: Internship Panel Features students and faculty November 29: Interviewing 101: Tips and Strategies for Success