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TAFU-SCV stronger together T o A void F uture U nemployment in the S anta C larita V alley A free job seeker group to share information, resources, and contacts
TAFU-SCV - 101 Concept What: Free Job Seeker Group for SCV white collar job seekers Share and leverage information, resources, and contacts Support each other through the difficult job seeker journey When: at 7.30 am on the 2d and 4th Thursday of each month. First meeting on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Where: Corner Bakery Café, 24290 Valencia Blvd, Valencia, CA 9135524290 Valencia Blvd, Valencia, CA 91355 How: 2mn elevator pitch by each participant Selected 121 connections based on what you can bring to some people or what they can bring to you, and then 1 hour free networking session Objectives: Getting and providing support: advice, contacts, introduction, insights… Uncovering unknown opportunities Belonging to a group sharing the same pain and getting momentum 2
TAFU-SCV’s Answers to the Main Job Seekers’ Issues Loneliness Hours surfing job boards No social role Inability to network Where to go? How to do it? Dark mindset Stuck in the same actions Limited resources Personal knowledge Personal network 3 Belonging to a Group Having meetings + actions Give to and help others Organized network Twice a month / same location Open people + simple process Winning mindset Pushed to new actions Shared Resources Group knowledge Group network
By email: TAFUSCV@gmail.com On Twitter: www.twitter.com/TAFU_SCV On LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2555492&trk=hb_side_g 4 Where to Find TAFU-SCV?
More than 50% of the jobs are invisible Jobs AvailableWeeklyMonthly Over $300K 2,1009,100 Over $200K 7,00030,00 From $150K to $200K 14,00060,000 From $100K to $150K 49,000212,000 From $50K to $100K 132,000572,000 Job SplitPublishedUnpublished Over $200K 5%95% From $150K to $200K 10%90% From $100K to $150K 25%75% From $50K to $100K 50% Up to $50K 90%10% 5 Source: IRS, US Labor Department More than 50% of white collar jobs are unpublished. You cannot view them on job boards (300), newspapers (3,000), trade magazines (2,000), companies website (100,000) or recruiter websites (3,500). Number of 2007, assuming people keep their job for 4 years (208 weeks in 4 years). The higher you search, the less opportunities there are.
Using breaking news to connect with leads Contacting decision makers at growth firms Contacting associations who hire professionals Contacting board members who can refer you to their CEO Making contacts with recruiters who don’t publish jobs Contacting decision makers in larger firms Contacting venture capitalists or firms receiving funds Networking existing contacts and alumni 6 The challenge is to uncover invisible opportunities via networking