Presentation on theme: "Career Development Overview Workshop. Are you ready?? Organize yourself Stay organized Set a goal Review your progress Follow Up There is."— Presentation transcript:
Are you ready?? Organize yourself Stay organized Set a goal Review your progress Follow Up There is a lot of information out there, and searching for a new job is a time commitment, so be patient!
Before you Begin Cyber-cleanse (use the Grandma test) Professional email address and outgoing voicemail message Have 3+ references available and ready to give you a strong recommendation Create / Improve LinkedIn profile Attach papers you’ve written or projects you’ve worked on Find Alumni, Request Recommendations, join groups, find events, contribute to discussions
Build your materials/documents Resume – follow a template Reverse Chronological Order Cover Letter – customize per company/opportunity Some roles may require writing samples or presentations
Create Marketing Plan Think about your IMMEDIATE career goal and ULTIMATE career goal As you search, WHERE do you want to be geographically Would you like to work at a LARGE company or SMALL company Which industries are you interested in? Which are growing?
Execute plan / Job Searching Create a list of target companies Ask a mentor where they can see you Talk to friends and family Look at lists of “Best Places to Work” Have proactive conversations with recruiters/agencies Go to Career Fairs and Career Workshops Marketing Plan Handout
What’s your story? You will repeatedly be explaining yourself Interviewing - Tell Me about Yourself Resume Summary or Cover Letter Networking – Introducing yourself Establish your focus and how you’ll communicate it
Incorporate – (for MS BAPM) What is Business Analytics? Anticipate a follow up question and be ready to give a high-level explanation in your own words Something like… “Business Analytics is the study of data through analysis to help an organization make better business decisions.”
Practice your “Elevator Pitch” “I’m a (1 st or 2 nd year) graduate student at UConn studying _____. Prior to business school I (talk about your professional experience) and I’m interested in pursuing a career in….”
Applying to Jobs Quality trumps quantity! Don’t just spam your resume Create Saved Searches for updates on job postings Post your resume on job search sites (SEO) Be searchable! Wordle.net
Interviewing Are you ready? Practice, have a mock interview with a friend Practice Sample Questions (Straight forward ones and behavioral interview questions)
Keep track Track your data and activity Stay Organized What are you learning? What’s working? What’s holding you up? Lessons learned?
Follow Up Communication and Follow Up is so important– Thank you Notes after interviews to get next steps and decisions Follow Up if given a referral or new piece of information
You can do it! Stay motivated! Do ONE action item a day! Use your resources! GOOD LUCK!
Other Workshops How to Write a Resume and Cover Letter Job Searching: Applying and Follow Up Interviewing: Phone, In Person, and Group Networking: In Person and LinkedIn Soft Skills / Communication
How to Get a 1-on-1 Counseling You must attend at least ONE MORE Career Workshop EQUALS 30 MINUTES OF PERSONALIZED COUNSELING You must attend at least ONE Soft-Skills Workshop EQUALS 60 MINUTES OF PERSONALIZED COUNSELING
Group Counseling Networking Exercises Resume Peer Critiquing Career Assessments / Exploration Interview Practice LinkedIn Profile Reviews Presentation Skills / Public Speaking What else would you like…?
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