0 Conduct Informational Interviews 0 Professional Associations 0 Professors 0 Professionals in the field 0 Research the Job Market 0 Where are the jobs? 0 Who is hiring? 0 What career fields are in demand? 0 What qualifications are needed? (certificates, education, etc) 0 Begin Targeting Potential Employers
0 Job Web: Career Library has extensive listings under “General References” to assist in employer research 0 My Perfect Gig Unique application that links engineering and technology companies’ jobs requisitions and needs to your skills and availability. 0 Career Services 0 0 Employers that recruit at Florida Institute of Technology, can be searched discipline locally and nationally
0 Résumé, Cover Letter, Transcripts, etc 0 Target to position and industry 0 References 0 Past Employers 0 Professors/Instructors 0 Volunteer Associations 0 Interview Skills 0 Participate in mock interviews possible 0 Practice answering interview questions
0 Develop Marketing & Conversational Skills 0 Networking, presentations, interview, etc 0 Professional Interview Attire 0 Suit, Slacks, Shoes, Accessories, etc 0 Prepare for several options since you might have second & third interviews 0 Professional Voic and 0 Professional Voic message 0 No nicknames 0 No ring back tones 0 No joke voic 0 address should be professional 0 Use school address 0 If using another account no hotstuff951, create one with name and initials
0 Develop a Career Network The Hidden Job Market 0 Assess Current Network 0 Parents 0 Relatives 0 Friends (Parents of Friends) 0 Tell them that you are looking for a job and ask for their assistance
0 Professors 0 Administrators 0 Graduate Students 0 Alumni 0 Supervisors from previous jobs 0 Members of your Professional Associations 0 Friends 0 Relatives 0 Community Contacts
0 Making New Contacts or Cold Calling 0 Contact by phone or first 0 Mention Mutual Acquaintances early on 0 Prepare What You Want to Say 0 Prepare a script of what you are going to say in advance 0 Proofread messages and be sure to use proper spelling and grammar (if you need help ask for assistance) 0 Successful Contact 0 Be prepared to concisely discuss your qualifications and what you expect from this contact 0 Schedule a Meeting 0 Informational Interview or Personal Meeting 0 Only need minutes of their time
0 Do NOT ask for a job during the first conversation 0 Ask for Career Information 0 Look for advice in your advice in your job search 0 Manners go a long way 0 Say “Please”, “Thank you”, “I appreciate…” and “It was nice of you.” 0 Always follow up on successful contacts 0 Be sure to thank them for their assistance
0 Commit a your Time 0 A job search can be thought of as a full-time job 0 Not an overnight process 0 Start the Process Early 0 Especially research and preparation 0 Don’t wait till last semester before graduation! 0 Job Search Tracking 0 Create a Spreadsheet or Binder 0 Keep correspondence, notes, list of contacts and applications 0 Keep job descriptions of jobs you applied to. Some companies take awhile to respond so make sure you have the job description hand for later if they contact you.
0 Pursue Advertised Jobs 0 Experience – 0 Popular job listing websites 0 Career Builder- 0 Monster- 0 Employer Websites 0 Professional Association Websites 0 Classified Ads – Most are online now 0 LinkedIn 0 Twitter 0 Follow the company to see if they post vacancies- many will *** Do NOT blindly submit résumés, make the connection ***
0 Find the “Hidden” Jobs 0 Utilize your career network contacts. 0 Start early and they will know you well by the time you start applying. 0 Get pass the “Gatekeeper” and follow up with hiring managers when possible.
0 Target your resume to the job description 0 Try to play up skills that will be applicable in the position you are applying 0 Personalize your response as much as possible 0 Follow up with the hiring manager if possible 0 Send an or call the Office 0 Be Polite! 0 Don’t come across as desperate
0 Realize that most employers, especially large ones, will only accept résumés through online systems. 0 Target your résumé to their system and the openings they have available. 0 Use keywords whenever possible 0 Use online job listing sites to post your résumé but also to learn who is hiring. 0 Apply directly to the company whenever possible! 0 Do NOT get stuck in this trap: Avoiding employers with difficult recruitment processes.
0 Only disclose reference information when specifically requested by hiring employer 0 Do NOT put their information on your résumé 0 This will allow your to give your references a heads up when you are applying to positions
0 Be Persistent 0 A successful job search takes a lot of hard work and time 0 Take Control of your Job Search 0 You are the one ultimately responsible for your job search 0 Be Flexible! 0 Do not create your own obstacles by developing job search goals that cannot be met. 0 Stay Positive! 0 A positive attitude is a must!
0 Experience: Part-time and Full-time job postings 0 Resume & Cover Letter Critiques 0 Internships & Co-op 0 ProTrack 0 Federal Work-Study 0 Florida Work-Experience 0 Career Workshops 0 Career Fair and Employer Day 0 Mock Interviews 0 And much, much more!
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