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1 Career Services, University at Albany Science Library G albany.edu/cdc HOW TO CONDUCT A SUCCESSFUL JOB & INTERNSHIP SEARCH

2 Career Services, University at Albany Science Library G albany.edu/cdc Components to a Successful Job Search  Analysis & Assessment  Job Campaign Design  Marketing Materials  Research  Marketing Techniques  Interview Training

3 Career Services, University at Albany Science Library G albany.edu/cdc ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT Examine skills, accomplishments, and areas of interest  Utilize assessment tools (e.g., MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory)  Consider previous experiences (e.g., summer jobs, internships etc.)  Identify short- and long-term goals

4 Career Services, University at Albany Science Library G albany.edu/cdc JOB CAMPAIGN DESIGN Identify  What jobs/internships?  Where?  For whom? MAJOR TASK: Establish goals, time lines, and schedules

5 Career Services, University at Albany Science Library G albany.edu/cdc MARKETING MATERIALS Resumes  Decide on a format that best fits your needs (i.e., chronological, functional, or combined)  Create targeted resumes Cover letters  For advertisements and recruiters  Broadcast letters for contacts and direct mailings  Follow-up and thank you letters

6 Career Services, University at Albany Science Library G albany.edu/cdc RESEARCH Identify within field of interest  Potential employers  Associations and organizations Research job market information  Functional and geographic issues

7 Career Services, University at Albany Science Library G albany.edu/cdc RESEARCHING JOB MARKET INFORMATION: TRENDS AND PROJECTED NEED –RECOMMENDED:  Occupational Outlook Handbook   O*Net   Career One Stop:  –ADDITIONAL  Job Hunter’s Bible:   Riley’s Employment Guide 

8 Career Services, University at Albany Science Library G albany.edu/cdc SELF-MARKETING TECHNIQUES Proactive and Reactive Strategies  UTILIZE CAREER SERVICES! o UA CareerPath, OCR, CareerSearch, Vault, Career Library  NETWORK! o Alumni o Professors o Family and Friends

9 Career Services, University at Albany Science Library G albany.edu/cdc SELF-MARKETING TECHNIQUES  Maximize the Internet  Contact potential employers to explore unadvertised positions  Identify decision-makers and networks for contacts at targeted employers  Actively respond to advertised positions  Attend on campus and off campus events (i.e., job fairs, recruiters)

10 Career Services, University at Albany Science Library G albany.edu/cdc INTERVIEW TRAINING  Prepare for traditional and behavior-based interview questions  Prepare for various types of interviews (e.g., 1:1, phone, group)  Practice interviews offered at Career Services  Learn how to close the interview and establish next-step procedures

11 Career Services, University at Albany Science Library G albany.edu/cdc ANY QUESTIONS? Still unsure about your job/internship search? Have other questions and would like to speak with someone? Please don’t hesitate to contact Career Services.

12 Career Services, University at Albany Science Library G albany.edu/cdc For more information, visit Career Services, Science Library G-50 Drop-in Hours MWF: 10:00 a.m Noon & TTh: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Appointments available upon request

13 Career Services, University at Albany Science Library G albany.edu/cdc THANKS FOR ATTENDING! Please complete an evaluation form before you leave.


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