Presentation on theme: "Loyola Alumni Learning Conversation: Online Career Management Resources Presented to alumni of Loyola University by Anita Jenke, Executive Director Career."— Presentation transcript:
Loyola Alumni Learning Conversation: Online Career Management Resources Presented to alumni of Loyola University by Anita Jenke, Executive Director Career Transitions Center of Chicago Thursday, November 14, 2013
Introduction Career Transitions Center of Chicago – Job/career coaching, programs for mid-career professionals 300 programs each year Over 6,000 professionals served since 1997 – 50+ job and career coaches is our greatest asset – Virtual Services online program Anita Jenke, Executive Director CTC Alumnus, 4+ years CTC Job Coach Board Member, Chicago Jobs Council serving greater Chicago area Loyola University Chicago sponsors the work of CTC
Today’s Content: How does use of the Internet serve my search/advancement? How do I find job opportunities? How do I use it to research/prepare for conversations/interviews? How do I use it to become more visible and top-of-mind for opportunities I seek? What are your objectives for this workshop?
Job search and career management require that you develop and implement a winning strategy for your most important asset … YOU!
People can be divided into three groups: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened. – Woody Allen
75% of job seekers rely on job postings to find work, but only 25% of jobs are filled by online applicants. The Reality of Job Search
How Opportunities Are Found… Source of New Jobs201020092008 Networking41%45%41% Internet Job Board25%19%19% Agency/Search firm11%9%11% Direct Approach8%8%8% Online Network (2010)4%nana Advertisement2%7%7% Other10%12%14% Source: Right Management, 2011
Your Research Learn about fields of interests Keep up/try to anticipate trends Explore positions Identify/target organizations or employers Find people
Top Job Sites Search Engine Sites Sites for Salary/Compensation Networking Sites Internet Resources and Best Practices
The O*NET program Primary source of occupational information in U.S. O*NET database, contains information on hundreds of occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for the Career Exploration Tools, assessment instruments for those looking to find or change careers. www.onetonline.org
Other Government/Employment Related Sites http://www.bls.gov/audience/jobseekers.htm www.usajobs.gov http://workreimagined.aarp.org/
Top Search Engines and Job Sites www.indeed.com www.simplyhired.com www.npo.net www.theladders.com
Resources for Salary/Compensation Info www.payscale.com www.glassdoor.com/index.htm
Networking Sites Loyola University Chicago Alumni LUC.edu/alumni Loyola University Chicago Law Alumni LUC.edu/law/alumni John Felice Rome Center Alumni LUC.edu/jfrcalumni Stritch School of Medicine Alumni stritch.edu/alumni LUC.edu/alumni LUC.edu/law/alumni LUC.edu/jfrcalumni stritch.edu/alumni
Social Media and Job Search Tips for using Get the word out. Tell your network that you’re looking for a new position. Get LinkedIn recommendations from your colleagues. Find out where people with your backgrounds are working. Build your network before you need it.
Social Media and Job Search Tips for using If you decide to use Facebook for professional networking, take a close look at your Profile and decide what you want business contacts or prospective employers to see. Post content relevant to your job search or career. Choose your Friends wisely. Remember your Friends can see information about your other friends in your Profile.
Social Media and Job Search Tips for using Set up a Professional Account Link Twitter and LinkedIn – one post for both Include Bio and Resume Follow Others Check Out Other Twitter Jobs Websites
Career/Job Interest 3-5 Key Skills/ Competencies Required Your Distinction? Why Are You Interested?Research 1. 2. 3. Exploring Job/Career Options
Networking Tips You don’t have to be an extrovert to be highly successful. In today’s job market, networking is how professionals - about 90% - find jobs. Networking is a consistent practice requiring openness, initiative, persistence and follow through, along with gratitude and reciprocation. Establish relationships – look to how you be both find mutual benefit from the connection. Use conversations and connections as learning opportunities - Informational Interviewing is your chance to learn about an industry, field, organization and/or position – and tap into the “hidden job market.”
Recognize it’s a process Recognize it’s a process Creating Career Opportunity
Career Transitions Center of Chicago (CTC) offers job/career coaching, programs and resources for professionals navigating job search and seeking ongoing career success. - 50 job and career coaches - Over 200 programs each year - Virtual career management services - Information at www.ctcchicago.orgwww.ctcchicago.org - Anita Jenke, Executive Director Loyola University Chicago sponsors the work of CTC. THANK YOU!