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1 Organizing Your Job Search UI100: First-Year Seminar

2 Organizing Your Job Search You should begin preparing for your job search as soon as you begin your college career.

3 Organizing Your Job Search What are some things you can do to prepare? Participate in campus activities Volunteer Network at job fairs Create positive relationships with professors

4 Organizing Your Job Search When should you start attending job fairs? Benefits?

5 What are the top ten qualities that employers seek in their employees (According to 10. Organizational Skills 9. Computer Skills 8. Analytical Skills 7. Flexibility/adaptability 6. Motivation/initiative Organizing Your Job Search

6 5. Strong work ethic 4. Interpersonal skills 3. Teamwork skills 2. Honesty/Integrity 1. Communication Skills (written & verbal)

7 Steps to take to find a job No matter how early or late you begin your search, remember that it’s YOUR career and YOUR life. Participate in mock interviews. Identify companies that offer the kind of work you’re interested in and find out which ones offer internships. Organizing Your Job Search

8 What kind of workplace do you want to be a part of? Answer these questions: Do you prefer a formal workplace? Do you prefer an informal workplace? Do you want to sit in front of a computer all day? Do you like interacting with people? Organizing Your Job Search

9 Do you like speaking in front of people? Do you work better in groups or better individually? Do you need flexibility?

10 Organizing Your Job Search Do you like to dress up in the morning? Do you like to talk on the phone? Do you like learning about new technological innovations?

11 Organizing Your Job Search Always remember, that it is YOUR life! “What one has to do usually can be done.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

12 In-Class Writing Assignment In a couple of paragraphs, tell me what you are going to do while you are in college to increase your chances of getting a good job when you graduate.

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