1 4. 00 Understand job search techniques. 4 4.00 Understand job search techniques Understand where to seek employment.
2 Resources Used to Seek Employment NetworkingPrinted ResourcesInternet4.01 Understand where to seek employment.
3 Networking Resources Career Fairs - potential employers Community Members – businesses, community programs, religious organizationsFamily and Friends – parents, siblings, neighborsSchool Resources - clubs, CTSOs, staffClick here to go back4.01 Understand where to seek employment.
4 Printed Resources Newspapers – want ads Bulletin Boards – job postings Help Wanted Signs – Advertisements in store windowsClick here to go back4.01 Understand where to seek employment.
5 Internet Resources Career Specific Company Specific General Job Search Location SpecificClick here to go back4.01 Understand where to seek employment.
6 How Job Leads are Acquired 5% Job Ads23% Employment Agencies24% Direct Employer Contact48% NetworkingU.S. Department Of LaborTeacher Note: We will discuss the higher percentages one: newspapers and networking.4.01 Understand where to seek employment.
7 Networking Do’s Make a list of potential network sources Inform people of jobs and careers that interest you or that you are looking forBe clear about what you are looking for when making contacts4.01 Understand where to seek employment.
8 Networking Do’s (continued) Include people of all ages and job descriptions in your networkKeep contacts informed of your job search progressKeep in touch with your network over timeFollow up on any leads or names you have been givenBe professional in your approach and behaviorContinue to expand your circle of contacts4.01 Understand where to seek employment.
9 Networking Don’ts Don’t be afraid to ask for advice and assistance Don’t expect your network to function as a job search firm for youDon’t be discouraged if someone doesn’t have time for youDon’t be shy; speak out and be assertive4.01 Understand where to seek employment.
10 Career Fair Tips Dress as for an interview Prepare introductory talking pointsBe prepared for an on-the-spot interviewPrepare insightful questions to askAct professionallyShow enthusiasm and interestTake several copies of your résumé, a pen, paper, and business cards, if available4.01 Understand where to seek employment.
11 Career Fair Tips (continued) Use a firm handshake, direct eye contact, and a bright smileResearch employersTalk to each employer, and broaden your networkApproach employers individually4.01 Understand where to seek employment.