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1 CAREER The Chazin Group Bullet Proof Your Career In Turbulent Times Presented to: October 22, 2008

2 CAREER Today’s Discussion Your Dream Job Awaits Your Mission Statement Defend Your Current Job When It’s Time to Leave Leverage Recruiting Firms Work a Job Fair The Chazin Group

3 CAREER Today’s Discussion Expand Your Social Network Informational Interviews Know Your Worth The Interview A Final Thought The Chazin Group

4 CAREER Your Dream Job Awaits The Chazin Group

5 CAREER Preparing For A Career Change Start Building Your Dream Job –Visualization Exercise The Chazin Group

6 CAREER Your Dream Job Make Your Life’s Passion Your Work Turning Hobbies Into A Successful Future Likes & Dislikes Be Your Own Boss The Chazin Group

7 CAREER Your Mission Statement The Chazin Group

8 CAREER Define Your Life Goals What do you want to get from your career Understand your financial goals What lifestyle are you seeking The Chazin Group

9 CAREER Your Core Values & Beliefs What principles do I choose as a foundation for my life? What would I like to accomplish and contribute? What would I like to be? How do I fit into my family and community? What are my strengths? The Chazin Group

10 CAREER Why We Need a Mission Statement! Ensures a greater chance of career success Steven Covey refers to crafting a mission statement as "connecting with your own unique purpose and the profound satisfaction that comes in fulfilling it." Michael Goodman: a personal mission statement is: “an articulation of what you’re all about and what success looks like to you.” “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going. It's as simple as that." Earl Nightingale The Chazin Group

11 CAREER The Five-Step Process Identify Past Successes Identify Core Values Identify Contributions Identify Goals Your Personal Mission Statement The Chazin Group

12 CAREER Some Examples "My personal mission is to live completely, honestly, and compassionately, with a healthy dose of realism mixed with the imagination and dreams that all things are possible if one sets their mind to finding an answer.” The Chazin Group

13 CAREER Some Examples "My personal mission is to take time every day for reflection, to realize what I learned, what I should learn more about to say thank you, to give myself a pat on the back while looking into what I need to improve upon.” The Chazin Group

14 CAREER Resources FranklinCovey Mission Builder; www.franklincovey.com/missionbuilder/index.html Laurie Beth Jones, The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement For Work & For Life Richard J. Leider, The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Life and Work The Chazin Group

15 CAREER Defend Your Current Job Engage Your Boss in Frank Discussion Go Higher Up…If Needed Tap Into the Gossip Mill (All Levels) What’s The Press Saying? Seek Additional Responsibility Consider Lateral Moves Serve on Cross functional Teams Sell Yourself UP & ACROSS Reading the Tea Leaves… Reading Between The Lines The Chazin Group

16 CAREER When It’s Time to Leave Negotiate an Equitable Severance –You Get What You Negotiate Engage the Services of an Outplacement Firm Seek a Select Few Recruiters The Chazin Group

17 CAREER When It’s Time to Leave Deal With The Loss Then Move On Develop a Professional Bio Your Personal Marketing Plan –Identify Top Industries –Determine Top Firms in Each Industry –List Your Core Competencies –Identify Your Ideal Job Titles The Chazin Group

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19 CAREER When It’s Time to Leave Utilize Every Available Resource  Only 10-15% of Jobs Get Advertised  Online Resources oCareerBuilder, Monster, Yahoo! Hot Jobs oLinkedIn  Classified Advertising oNJ.com oNYT.com oCraig’s List The Chazin Group

20 CAREER When Its Time to Leave Don’t Forget the Jobsites  By Function oSales Jobs oMarketing Jobs oAccounting & Finance  Job Aggregator Sites o SimplyHired.com o Indeed.com  Executive Level o Korn Ferry o Christian & Timbers o 6FigureJobs The Chazin Group

21 CAREER When Its Time to Leave Company Research Sources  Hoover’s Online  SEC (www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml)  DNB.com  Business.com  SearchSystems.net (public records dbase)  PR Newswire The Chazin Group

22 CAREER When Its Time to Leave Company Research Sources  ThomasNet.com  CNNMoney.com (http://money.cnn.com/news/crc)  www.vault.com/companies/searchcomp anies.jsp  www.learnwebskills.com/company The Chazin Group

23 CAREER When It’s Time to Leave Your Resume “Forever” – Success Stories You Are a Product: –Features & Benefits: Core competencies Experience Skills & Qualifications Education Certifications Resume & Cover Letter LAST ! The Chazin Group

24 CAREER Get The Resume Ready The Chazin Group

25 CAREER Resumes That Get Read The Five-Second Rule Success Stories Highlight Your Experience C.A.R Customize By Job/Industry Include Industry Buzzwords Quantify … Say It With Numbers Can It Be Scanned? As Long As It Needs To Be The Chazin Group

26 CAREER Dust Off The Cover Letter The Chazin Group

27 CAREER Cover Letters That Get Calls OPEN: How About A Headline? Target With Research Address Their Needs You Are a Set of “Solutions” Canned Letters Get Canned – Be Unconventional! CLOSE: I Will Call You…Then Do It! The Chazin Group

28 CAREER Leverage Recruiting Firms Limit to 4-5 Provide Your Marketing Plan Leverage Against Each Other Recruiting Ins & Outs Show No Loyalty Kennedy Information “Red Book” of Executive Recruiters The Chazin Group

29 CAREER Work a Job Fair Research Participating Firms Perfect Your Elevator Speech Resumes, Marketing Plans & Bios Dress to IMPRESS! Focus On Your Industry Attention to Detail The Curtain’s UP! Your Are a Product: How Will You Meet Their Needs? The Chazin Group

30 CAREER Cultivate a Lifeline Networking Is Reaching Out To:  Family  Friends of Family  Friends of Friends  Friends of Friends of Friends, Etc!  Keep a Tracking Form Including:  Name & Org.  Tel. # & Email  Who They Referred You To  Comments The Chazin Group

31 CAREER Cultivate a Lifeline The Informational Interview  Understand What People Do  What They Enjoy Most/Least  How They Got Into the Industry  Great Networking Source  Fine Tune Your Selling Skills  DON’T Ask For a Job!  DO Ask For Referrals!  Send Thank You Immediately The Chazin Group

32 CAREER Know Your Worth Research A Suitable Salary Range  Numerous Sites Abound  SalaryCalculator.com  Salary.com  SalaryExpert.com  Payscale.com/salary-calculator  By Industry  Experience Level  Geography  Bureau of Labor Statistics  Anecdotal Through Networking The Chazin Group

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37 CAREER Interviewing Interviewer Is NOT an Expert, so… YOU Control the Process Get Ready…The Curtain’s Up Focus On…EVERYTHING! Rehearse Your Core Competencies Apply The ‘Mirroring’ Technique The Chazin Group

38 CAREER Interviewing Know Your Interviewer Interview the Interviewer Salesmanship in Print Ask For The Sale Understand The Follow-Up Process Practice, Practice, Practice The Chazin Group

39 CAREER Questions? The Chazin Group

40 CAREER The Chazin Group Perspective Taxes have risen; our ability to pay has fallen; government of all kinds is faced by serious curtailment of income; the savings of many years in thousands of families are gone. More important, a host of unemployed citizens face the grim problem of existence, and an equally great number toil with little return. Only a foolish optimist can deny the dark realities of the moment. Happiness lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of…profits. These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to Ourselves and to our fellow men. Our greatest primary task is to put people to work. This is no unsolvable problem if we face it wisely and courageously.

41 CAREER The Chazin Group First Inaugural Address March 4, 1933

42 CAREER The Chazin Group Thank You!


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