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1 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt JOB SEARCH SKILLS Chapter 13

2 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius

3 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt OBJECTIVES Conduct a targeted job search and create a job search portfolio Ensure a professional electronic image Identify references to be used in your job search Identify sources for job leads Define networking and create a professional networking list

4 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt THE JOB SEARCH Successful job search strategy identifies –Type of job you will be looking for –Needed tools and resources –How to use tools and resources Goal of job search is to secure an interview and job offer

5 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt INDUSTRY RESEARCH Identify and Target –Industries that require your key skills –Specific jobs in identified industries –Desired work environment

6 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt THE TARGETED JOB SEARCH Leads you through process of identifying open positions at target employers

7 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt PREPARATION Electronic Image: image formed when someone is communicating or researching you through electronic means Conduct internet search on self Delete defamatory photos, writings, or other negative material Maintain professional address and voice mail Avoid text slang in written communications

8 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt TALK IT OUT What type of photos, writings, or materials do you think are inappropriate for a potential employer to see?

9 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt JOB SEARCH PORTFOLIO Job Search Portfolio: collection of paperwork used for job searches and interviews. Keeps job seeker organized and prepared while job searching Use binder with tabs Keep original and two copies of each item Place original documents in page protectors Interview Portfolio: contains items that will be taken on an interview (addressed in chapter 15)

10 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt JOB SEARCH PORTFOLIO Items to include: Network listPersonal business cards RésuméCover letter Reference listLetters of recommendation TranscriptsState licenses Awards, certificates & work examples Completed generic application Copy of ID and/or driver’s License Performance appraisals from previous jobs Small calendar, note pad, & pen

11 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt SOURCES OF JOB LEADS Directly from target company Internet search Message boards and job-search sites Industry journals Industry associations Current employees of target industry/company Posted job positions Your professional network Government career assistance centers

12 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt SOURCES OF JOB LEADS Visiting a company for open positions –Treat as interview –Dress professionally –Have extra copies of résumé –Display confidence –Bring interview portfolio –Be polite and respectful of other job seekers

13 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt SOURCES OF JOB LEADS Unsolicited Cover Letters and Resumes Send two copies –One to the human resource manager –One to the manager of your target job Prior to sending, call company to secure names of both managers –Correct spelling –Correct gender Increases the opportunity to secure an interview

14 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING Networking: the act of creating professional relationships

15 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt Person 3 tells Person 2 tells Person 6 tells Person 7 tells Person 5 tells Person 4 tells And this network continues you tell Person 1 tells PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING Building a Professional Network

16 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING People to include in network: –Coworkers –Supervisors –Instructors –Family –Friends

17 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING Network list: a written list of all network contacts. –Include contact’s: Name Address Telephone number address

18 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt KEEPING THE RIGHT ATTITUDE Keep job search confidential Do not quit current job before accepting a new job Do not bad-mouth your company or anyone that works for your current or former employer

19 Copyright ©2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson [imprint] Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success, 2/e Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt SUMMARY Conduct a targeted job search and create a job search portfolio Ensure a professional electronic image Identify references to be used in your job search Identify sources for job leads Define networking and create a professional networking list


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