Presentation on theme: "Exploring Sources of Job Leads"— Presentation transcript:
1 Exploring Sources of Job Leads Section 6.1Exploring Sources of Job Leads
2 Why networking is an effective strategy for developing job leads WHAT YOU’LL LEARNWhy networking is an effective strategy for developing job leadsHow to create and maintain a career network and contact listcontinued
3 WHAT YOU’LL LEARNHow to use networking and Internet research skills to identify job leads
4 WHY IT’S IMPORTANTUsing a variety of strategies, including networking and Internet research, will enable you to find many career opportunities.
5 school-to-work programs Internet KEY TERMSjob leadnetworkingcontact listreferralschool-to-work programsInternet
6 Exploring Sources of Job Leads A job lead is information about a job opening.It can be a tip from a friend, a classified ad in the newspaper, or information from a teacher or school guidance counselor.
7 NetworkingNetworking is communicating with people you know or can get to know to share information and advice.
8 Creating Your Own Network The people you know will form the basis for your network.A contact list is a list of people you know who might be helpful in your job search.
9 Creating Your Own Network Your contact list can include:friends who work for companies where you would like to work,school friends and neighbors who are connected with a business that interests you,continued
10 Creating Your Own Network professional people, such as doctors, lawyers, or businesspeople,former employers, andprofessional or community organizations.
11 Creating Your Own Network A referral is someone to whom you’ve been directed by a contact who is already part of your network.
12 Using Your School’s Resources Find a counselor or teacher at your school who can guide you in your job hunt.Your school may also have a placement office.
13 Using Your School’s Resources A counselor can set up interviews with employers.
14 Using Your School’s Resources School-to-work programs bring schools and local businesses together.Students gain work experience, training, and preference for jobs at the business after graduation.
15 Printed Job Advertisements Classified ads should only be one part of your job search.Only a small percentage of job seekers find their jobs through ads.
16 Printed Job Advertisements In addition to newspaper ads, you should check out:National Business Employment WeeklyBlack Enterprise, Hispanic Business, and other publications that are geared to specific ethnic groups, andcontinued
17 Printed Job Advertisements magazines that specialize in particular industries, such as Advertising Age and Computerworld.
18 Your Network Graphic Organizer 6.1 family employment agencies friends adsschool counselorsteachersChapter 6 • Finding and Applying for a JobSucceeding in the World of Work
19 Using the TelephoneA hot call is a call to a referral or a call to follow up a lead.A cold call is a blind call.With a cold call, you’re calling just to get information.
20 Using the Telephone When making cold calls: Scan the Yellow Pages for companies you might want to work for.Write an introductory script.Write questions that will get you information about job openings.Get referrals.
21 Using the TelephoneA telephone call may be your first personal contact with an employer.Practice the skills of speaking and listening.
23 Employment Agencies There are two kinds of employment agencies: public employment agencies, andprivate employment agencies.
24 Employment Agencies Public agencies provide free services. Private agencies charge a fee, which is paid either by the job seeker or by the employer.
25 Using the InternetThe Internet is an international network of computer networks.With the Internet, you can contact an unlimited number of employers worldwide.
26 Finding the Right Web Sites Many Web sites are created for the sole purpose of linking job seekers with employers.These Web sites are called career Web sites.
27 Finding the Right Web Sites On most career Web sites, you can search for jobs by job title, location, pay range, experience level, and other criteria.
28 Finding the Right Web Sites Once you’ve found an interesting opportunity, you can your résumé directly to the person who is in charge of hiring for that position.
29 Finding the Right Web Sites Most career Web sites permit you to post your résumé online so that recruiters and employers can access it while searching for qualified applicants.
30 Finding the Right Web Sites Many career Web sites provide personal job search agents, career counseling, career networks, chat and message boards, and free electronic newsletters.
31 Finding the Right Web Sites Some companies post job opportunities directly on their own Web sites.
32 CAREER CHECKLISTWhen Looking for a Job…Search the newspaper and the Internet for available jobs in your field of interest.Take advantage of resources available through teachers or your school’s guidance counselor.continued
33 CAREER CHECKLISTWhen Looking for a Job…Create a résumé that highlights your professional and personal strengths.Write a cover letter that advertises your best qualities.Utilize all of your contacts for networking, including friends and family members.continued
34 CAREER CHECKLIST Prepare for the interview. When Looking for a Job…Prepare for the interview.Have confidence in yourself and your abilities to succeed in a new job.
35 Key Concept Checkpoint SECTION 6.1 REVIEWKey Concept CheckpointComprehensionExplain why networking is one of the most effective means of finding a job.continued
36 Key Concept Checkpoint SECTION 6.1 REVIEWKey Concept CheckpointComprehensionWhom should you include on your contact list? Why?continued
37 Key Concept Checkpoint SECTION 6.1 REVIEWKey Concept CheckpointComprehensionWhich source of job leads will you use first in job hunting? Why?continued
38 Key Concept Checkpoint SECTION 6.1 REVIEWKey Concept CheckpointComprehensionWhat are six keywords you might use in a job search on the Internet?continued
39 Key Concept Checkpoint SECTION 6.1 REVIEWKey Concept CheckpointCritical ThinkingWhat are some advantages and disadvantages of sending your résumé to a company via ?
40 Exploring Sources of Job Leads End of Section 6.1Exploring Sources of Job Leads