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Mega Issue 112 How can SWE provide assistance to unemployed members?

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1 Mega Issue 112 How can SWE provide assistance to unemployed members?

2 MI 112 Team Brittney Elko Lauren Reinnoldt Evette Stroble Christine Koloveas Miranda Oaks Christine Cabrera 2 new members! Christella Chavez Michelle Oswald Laura Geiger

3 MI 112 Description How can SWE provide assistance to unemployed members? Unemployment is a situation that may affect a significant portion of SWE’s members and potential members for the next few years, and as such, we need to evaluate how SWE can retain and provide services to its unemployed members.

4 Direction / Areas to Focus On Services to help members deal with job loss Short Term vs Long Term Relationships and affects on them Services to help members find jobs Preparation for potential absences of job – “Proactively managing your career” Financial Tips How to survive on 1 income Options (GRE discount, etc) Mentorship What is the value of SWE to unemployed members? Collegiate/Entry Level Mid Career Later Career No Longer in Engineering Field Want SWE to be safe place

5 Info Gathered/To Gather Membership Info (2005 – current) Unemployed members % unemployed that continued membership - TBD % that accept jobs through Career Center & Career Fairs - TBD Year # Unemployed % of Membership3.07%2.44% 1.93%2.07%1.27%

6 Info Gathered/To Gather Tools/Outlets WE10 Conference Workshops - Professionals I'll Be Back: Re-Launching Your Career Marketing Yourself and Making Yourself More Employable Interviewing the Company: What You Need to Know about Your Future Employer Rapid Resume Review They're Just Not That Into You: Insights from Recruiters and Hiring Managers Interview For Success The Experienced Engineer: Career Search Tips from the HR Managers Who Hire Them Job Hunting When You're Over 40 Switching Ladders: Remapping Your Career in the Middle of Your Journey The Laws of Networking 10/180 total workshops (5%)

7 Info Gathered/To Gather WE10 Conference Workshops – Collegians – TBD SWE Webinars Offered since 2008 – TBD Outside Tools/Websites Facebook LinkedIn Alumni Services Monster GlassDoor Outside Support Groups Others TBD through survey

8 Surveys Professional Members who are unemployed How long a SWE member How long unemployed Outlets they used Opinion on SWE services Use of SWE services (conf, career center, etc) How did SWE change for them once they were unemployed? Put in order how you would find a job?

9 Surveys Professional Members who are employed Opinion on SWE services Use of SWE services (conf, career center, etc) Have resume ready? Have backup plan? Months worth of income saved

10 Surveys Collegiate Members (2005 grads to current) How did they find a job? Approach to job search Expectations Preparation % that use career center / conference to find job

11 Collegiate Survey Results What resources do collegians use in job search? I think SWE needs to highly encourage going to graduate school. I do not see SWE as an organization that advertises or educates their members on this subject. Campus Job Links / Campus Career Center Craigslist, SWE website, network with contacts How do collegians go about approaching the job search process? They begin by talking to professionals while volunteering with outreach events. Online Resources Workshops, Company Info Sessions

12 Collegiate Survey (Now vs. Then) Want to dive more into job hunt approach Talk to HR/Recruiters about search/requirements Talk to students on attitude in job hunt Atmosphere (Career Fairs, etc)

13 Next Steps Surveys Membership Data Early recommendations


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