Presentation on theme: "Get a Great Job: Winning Job Search Strategies. Success in the Workplace Qualities/Skills Employers Seek Communication Skills (Written & Verbal) Honesty/Integrity."— Presentation transcript:
Success in the Workplace Qualities/Skills Employers Seek Communication Skills (Written & Verbal) Honesty/Integrity Interpersonal Skills Motivation/Initiative Strong Work Ethic Teamwork Skills Analytical Skills Flexibility/Adaptability Computer Skills Detail-Oriented Leadership Skills Organization Skills Self-Confidence National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2006
Finding A Great Job Work Smarter not Harder Find a Job You Love Explore the Hidden Job Market Use a Network Approach
Work Smarter Not Harder Assess your skills –How can you increase “profit?” Identify your target Research your target Identify your contacts Use a personal approach Follow-up immediately
Work Smarter Not Harder Common Error –Major Equals Career Path Skills + Interests = Career Success –Identify jobs that interest you and enable you to use your skills on a daily basis. Assess your skills
Work Smarter Not Harder Employers Hire People Who Can Increase Business or Profits Retain Present Customers Save Money Enhance the Reputation of the Company Sell Yourself with your Resume, Cover Letters, and at the Interview.
Work Smarter Not Harder Identify your Target Target jobs in a growth industry Use a rifle approach Learn as Much about industry and potential employer as possible.
Work Smarter Not Harder Research Your Target Key people in the organization Major products and services Size in terms of sales and employees Locations of operations Organization of the company Major competitors View of the company by clients, employees, suppliers, and competition Latest news reports on the company or news which effects the company
Find a Job You Love Interest in your work is the number one factor in career success. Those that enjoy their work move up in their field the fastest. Approximately 40% of your waking hours are spent at work. Hope you enjoy it.
Where the Jobs Are Found The Hidden Job Market 63% Through informal methods Networking with family, friends, etc Direct Contact, Previous employers Support groups 14% Through Help Wanted Ads Newspapers, Professional Journals 12% Through Agencies Job Services, Employment Agencies 11% Through Other means »Source, U.S. Department of Labor
The Network Approach Start at home & expand your contacts Ask four questions: –Do you know know of any openings for someone with my skills? –Do you know of an organization who hires people with my skills? –Do you know of anyone who may know of an opening for someone with my skills? –May I use your name in speaking with the contact person you suggest?
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