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1 Preparing for 21 st Century Workforce Zjohnpu Mulbah Scientific Recruiter

2 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Intro to Aerotek/Aerotek as a resource 21 st Century Workforce Needs Setting Yourself up for Success Resumes Overview Interviewing Questions AGENDA

3 About Aerotek Best of Staffing Talent List 2012, Inavero Top Military Friendly Employers List 2012, G.I. Jobs Best Staffing Firms to Work 2011, Staffing Industry Analysts Headquartered in Hanover, Md throughout the U.S., Canada & Europe Non-franchised, so all offices are nationally integrated

4 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Over 300 Offices nationwide. Industry Experts. Networked with Premier Companies. 100% Free Resource. Provide you with satisfying and challenging career opportunities. AEROTEK AS A RESOURCE

5 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised People. Fit. Perfectly. Match your skills, goals, and objectives to a company, culture, and location that are right for you. Step by Step Coaching. AEROTEK AS A RESOURCE

6 Aerotek Divisions Business Aviation Commercial Aviation Federal Agencies Architecture & Engineering Civil Engineering Construction Services Environmental & Remediation Distribution & Warehouse Manufacturing & Production Operations & Facilities Management Skilled Trades Aerospace & Defense Automotive Electronics Manufacturing Medical Products & Devices Software Engineering Nuclear Power Oil & Gas Power Generation Renewable Energy Administrative Health Services Call centers Corporate Locations Financial Services Insurance Services Shared Service Centers Applied Health Services Clinical Research Consumer & Chemical Products Food & Beverage Life Sciences Accounting Finance AVIATION ENGINEERING & ENVIRONMENTAL COMMERCIAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY ENERGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SCIENTIFIC Stephen James

7 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Kansas City Star Article Review 53% of US employer will hire 2013 graduates this year Widespread dissatisfaction with the graduates’ perceived job readiness  Lack of basic English skills in grammar and spelling  Short in math and computation  Fault grads’ spoken English  Lack of reading comprehension The biggest complaint by hirers was that the graduates lacked “professionalism” or “work ethic,” a deficiency listed by half of those surveyed. Nearly half detected a lack of “business acumen.” One positive perception of the new grads by half the employers surveyed: They are “more likely to be tech-savvy” compared with other job seekers. Skills mismatch hinders the hiring of new graduates, survey finds By Diane Stafford, The Kansas City Star

8 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Generation Y-The Millennials… They're young, smart, brash. They may wear flip-flops to the office or listen to iPods at their desk. They want to work, but they don't want work to be their life. This is Generation Y, a force of as many as 70 million, and the first wave is just now embarking on their careers — taking their place in an increasingly multigenerational workplace Stephanie Armour, USA TODAY 21 st Century Workforce Needs USA Today Article Review

9 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised CRITICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A SUCCESSFUL WORKFORCE Professional Reliable Dependable Self-Motivated Driven Competitive “Whatever it Takes” mentality to get the job done Ultra Focused 21 st Century Workforce Needs

10 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised How will you set yourself apart from your peers? Involvement in extracurricular activities and/or clubs Take on leadership roles within those activities and/or clubs Identify a mentor Shadow Professionals Apply for Internships Volunteer within your community Further your education within your specific discipline of interest Network! Network! Network! Key to Success

11 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised The Best Job is not Advertised. Clarify Your Goal. Do Your Homework. -Research Your Industry -Research Prospective Companies Start the Hunt

12 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Facts What to do Before you Write your Resume Overview of Resume Writing Resume Content Additional Information References Tips Resume Writing 101

13 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Facts: This is one of the most important documents that you will ever create. Employers spend approximately 30 seconds reviewing your resume. Resume Writing 101

14 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Facts: What is a Resume? A resume is a one to two page summary of your education and technical aptitude which highlights your experience and accomplishments. What is the purpose of a Resume? To secure an INTERVIEW! To sell yourself! Resume Writing 101

15 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised What to do Before you Write your Resume: Know your Skills – Write them down! Know your Objective – What are you trying to portray? Know your Audience – Are you sending it to the right person? Resume Writing 101

16 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Overview: 1)Keep it Simple and Conventional 2)Highlight your Skills and Experience that are appropriate for the position. 3)Tailor your Resume to the Job for which you are Applying and Establish if your Skills fit the need of the Employer. 4)USE Action Words. (Perform, Ensure, Analyze, Develop, Implement, etc.) 5)USE Reverse Chronological Order (Most Recent Experiences First) 6)Make sure that it is Neat, Grammatically Correct, Concise, and Consistent Resume Writing 101

17 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Resume Content: 1)NAME (BOLD CAPS), address, phone number, … a)Be sure that your voice mail has a professional greeting. b)Make sure that people answering the phone are aware of the fact that you are looking for a job. c)Include as many ways for people to get in touch with you as possible. Resume Writing 101

18 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Resume Content: 2)OBJECTIVE (optional) State Your Goal To obtain a senior research position as a molecular biologist with a growing biotechnology firm. NOTE: If your skills are properly outlined, an objective should be already clear, thus making this section unnecessary. Resume Writing 101

19 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Resume Content: 3)EDUCATION a)University, city, state. *Most important for recent grads…include is reverse chronological order if more than one University of Degree. b)Degree (write it out, Bachelor of Science) c)Major, and minor d)Date of Graduation e)Special projects or rewards f)GPA if 3.0 or over g)Relevant Coursework IN COLUMNS! Resume Writing 101

20 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Resume Content: 4)WORK EXPERIENCE: a)Title b)Organization c)Location d)Dates e)Achievements (Remember to use ACTION WORDS!) f)DO NOT USE: “I worked, I did, I feel, me, my, or mine.” Resume Writing 101

21 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Resume Content: 5)ADDITIONAL INFORMATION a)SKILLS…highlight skills that may enhance your candidacy potential. Hewlett Packard GC 6890, Waters HPLC with Millennium Software, etc. b)COMPUTER SKILLS (“Microsoft Applications” is a very nice way to summarize all the frequently used programs utilized. Include software that run instrumentation.) c)ACTIVITIES and MEMBERSHIPS…ACS President present Resume Writing 101

22 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Resume Content: 6)REFERENCES Available upon Request. They should appear as a separate page which includes employer, title, address, and phone numbers. NOTE: Make sure that the people you have listed as references are aware of the fact that people will be calling them. 7)PUBLICATIONS Available upon Request. They should also appear as a separate page. Resume Writing 101

23 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Resume Writing Tips Choose a legible Type Face (Times New Roman or arial preferred) White or Off-White Paper ONLY Use a Laser Printer Do NOT Staple Use a Font Size of 10 to 14 Do NOT use Italics, Script, or Underlining USE Bold and Capitals Do NOT use Graphics Do NOT get fancy Do NOT use auto formats Do NOT include personal information Resume Writing 101

24 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Goals Preparation Types Styles of Interviews Styles of Interviewers Stages Do’s Don’ts Closing the Interview Salary Negotiation Follow Through The Interview

25 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised The Interview Candidate Goals: 1) To Learn about the Company 2) To Determine if this is the Job for You 3) To make a Good Impression on the Employer Interviewer Goals: 1) Find the Top Talent to fill their Position 2) Assess the Candidates Skills 3) Assess the Personality of the individual

26 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised IMPORTANT FACT: It is not necessarily the person who has the best skills that gets the job, but the person who interviews the best DOES GET THE JOB! The Interview

27 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Preparation Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail! RESEARCH the company. Before you go to the interview, you should have gathered everything that you can about the company, the industry, and especially the facility you are interviewing at. Make sure that you have visited their website! This will certainly distinguish you from competitors! Know Where You Are Going! Make sure that you get good directions and that you arrive ~15 minutes early The Interview

28 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Preparation Dress Professionally (There is only one chance to make a first impression!) Practice…think about questions that will most likely be asked and make sure that you have a solid answer to these questions. Ask a friend to help you out, perhaps even your favorite recruiter! Know Who You Will Be Meeting With and their Role within the Company Know the Position that you are interviewing for and What Skills you possess to perform the job! The Interview

29 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Styles of Interviews Question and Answer Open Ended/Non-Directive – Focus on your personal attributes, personality, and skills Stress – Used to determine how you are able to cope under pressure. A typical question would be “What makes you think you would be good for this company?” The Interview

30 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Styles of Interviewers Director/Driver – Short on time, get to the point, do not elaborate, just answer the questions! Interactive/Social – Personal…this person wants to get to know you, likes to talk about themselves (Let Them), wants to see how your personality will mesh with theirs, goes into depth on skills and personality Analytical Thinker – Very Technical, be prepared to answer very technically! The Interview

31 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised The Interview Stages 1) Introduction : - Develop a rapport - Establish a common ground - Know your level of communication 2)Sharing of Information: - Technical (Skills and Expertise) - Probing (Interests and Goals) 3) Closing: - Questions and Answers - Next Contact - Leave a good Final Impression

32 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised DO: 1)Give a Firm Handshake 2)Make Eye Contact 3)Smile 4)Listen…Always answer the question! If you do not understand the question, ask for clarification. Give brief, yet informative answers, do not elaborate. 5)Show interest and Passion in your last position and accomplishments The Interview

33 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised DO: 6)Laugh at their jokes 7)Be able to Talk about everything you put on your resume 8)Know your Strengths and Weaknesses…let others be responsible for your praises, ie. I have been told in my performance evaluations that I am… 9)Be Prepared to Ask Questions…Ask every person that you interview with at least one question. It shows that you are interested in them and the company The Interview

34 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Don’t: 1)Make a negative comment about past employers or co- workers 2)Over-elaborate or get off on a tangent 3)Mumble…shows lack of confidence 4)Pretend you know more than you do 5)Ask questions regarding salary, benefits, vacation time, etc. Sell yourself and your willingness to perform the job at hand. You will trust that the company will compensate you appropriately. 6)Chew Gum The Interview

35 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Closing the Interview: 1) Ask unanswered questions. Some appropriate questions are: - How do you evaluate performance? - Do you see anything in my background that would prevent me from performing this job? The Interview

36 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Closing the Interview 2) If you want the job, don’t be afraid to ask for it! -So what’s the next step? -When can I start? 3) Always remember to Thank the interviewers for their time. Make sure your give them another firm handshake. The Interview

37 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised Follow Through: Send a Thank You note. If you do not hear from them within the agreed upon timeframe, then call! The Interview

38 Kansas City Star Article Review Aerotek’s 2012 revenue was $5.1 Billion #1 U.S. Provider of Engineering and Clinical and Scientific Staffing More than 200 Aerotek offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe #2 U.S. Provider of Industrial and Office/Clerical Staffing Privately owned; non-franchised QUESTIONS Additional Questions? Send to:


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