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Panel Discussion Hale Center Rutgers, The State University of NJ Monday, October 24, 2011 Bernice P. Venable, Ed.D. VP Marketing and Sales Panelist AlphaGraphics.

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1 Panel Discussion Hale Center Rutgers, The State University of NJ Monday, October 24, 2011 Bernice P. Venable, Ed.D. VP Marketing and Sales Panelist AlphaGraphics - Edison, NJ Monday, October 24, 2011 Bernice P. Venable, Ed.D. VP Marketing and Sales Panelist AlphaGraphics - Edison, NJ Careers in Multimedia Careers in Multimedia

2 Launching The Right Career in Multimedia…

3 Understanding What to Do  Conducting a Self Analysis  Examining Tools to Use  Knowing the Path to Take  Getting Ready - The Market - The Resume - The Job Search - The Interview - The Thank You Letters

4 Questions to Ask About Myself A Self Analysis  Am I a Self Starter?  Am I a Team Player?  Can I adapt to change?  Am I tolerant of others who are different?  Do I handle taking directions?  Am I flexible and willing to learn?  Am I intuitive?  Am I creative?  Am I an “Imagineer”?  Am I innovative?  Am I artistic?  Am I expert with the latest social media?

5 Resume Readiness Use professional on-line program for template Place information in logical (chronological) order, beginning with objectives Place information in logical (chronological) order, beginning with objectives Do not start with salary request Do not start with salary request Be accurate in describing experience and education, etc. Be accurate in describing experience and education, etc.

6 Top Careers to Seek LOOK OUTSIDE THE BOX FOR OTHER OPPORTUNITIES  Accounting  Actuary Science  Commercial Pilot  Curator  Athletic Trainer  Lab Technician  Court Reporter  Clergy  Biomedical Engineering  Civil Engineering  Computer Software Engineering  Network Architecture Adapted from USN&WR 12/06/2010

7 Positions at Alphagraphics Types of positions available within the Alphagraphics Network Relationship Coordinator - CSR Relationship Coordinator - CSR Marketing Sales Consultant - Inside Sales Marketing Sales Consultant - Inside Sales Creative Consultant - Graphic Designer Creative Consultant - Graphic Designer Production and Creative Director - Production Scheduler Production and Creative Director - Production Scheduler Development Specialist - Prepress person Development Specialist - Prepress person Graphic Designer - Creative Media Service Specialist or Graphic Designer - Creative Media Service Specialist or Internet Marketing Designer and Consultant Production Specialist - Bindery Production Specialist - Bindery Director of Strategic Planning (Larger locations) Director of Strategic Planning (Larger locations) Innovative Consultants Innovative Consultants

8 Know the Online Tools and the Uses  Skype - Great for interviews,chats, video conferences  Wallwisher - Great for posting notes  Edistorm - Great for Brainstorming

9 The Search  Multimedia The Careers The Requisite Skills The Internship The Jobs

10 Tips for the Job Search Everything you ever wanted to know, but didn’t check the Internet! o The Cover Letter o The Resume o The Interview in Person o The Interview on Skype o The Interview via Phone o The Interview Thank You Letter o The Interview “Follow Up” Letter o The Internship o The Job!

11 More Tips for the Job Search Be savvy in using internet-based resources Search key words, college-based occupational sites Search key words, college-based occupational sites Make use of Skype for long-distance interviews, etc. Make use of Skype for long-distance interviews, etc. Read, and be knowledgeable of the market place Read, and be knowledgeable of the market place Know what resources to search and the categories Know what resources to search and the categories Dress for success Dress for success Attend job fairs and ask the right questions Attend job fairs and ask the right questions Know about the industry you seek for opportunities Know about the industry you seek for opportunities Search for appropriate internship opportunities Search for appropriate internship opportunities A Summary

12 Selected Resources Articles - "Generation Wired," Emily Listfield, Parade Magazine, The Sunday Star- Ledger, Oct. 9, 2011, pp. 8-10, 12, 14, 23. Parade.com/wired. "Paperless Post Grows Up," Daria Meoli, The New York Enterprise Report, October 2011, pp and NYReport.com "Social Media tools for Job Seekers," Eva Abreu, Home News Tribune, Sept. 15, 2011, p. B4. Mycentraljersey.com. (Eva Abreu, Social Media - - Consultant and Instructor with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers on Twitter. "Social Studies," Shan Li, The Sunday Star- Ledger, Oct. 9, 2011, Sec. 2 p.3., NJ.com/starledger. "The 50 Best Careers of 2011" USN&WR, Dec. 6, usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2010/12/06/best-careers "Using QR Codes to Reach the Busy, Mobile Consumer," John P. Foley Jr. (An interlinkOne White Paper) - John Foley, Jr., CEO of interlinkOne, Inc., Books - Burgos, David and Ola Mobolade, Marketing to the New Majority Strategies for a Diverse World, New York: Palgrare MacMillan (Div. Of MacMillan Publishers), Johnson, M.D., Spencer, Who Moved My Cheese? New York: GP Putnam's, Roberts, Wess, PhD, Attila The Hun, New York: Warner Books, 1987.

13 Selected Resources, Cont’d. Other Resources/sites

14 Selected Resources, Cont’d. Other Resources/sites

15 The End and The Beginning…


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