How to Find Your Next Job Workshop - Day 2

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The BounceBack St. Louis team conducts two day workshops for those in career transition. Day 2 covers LinkedIn and your web presence, Networking and Interviewing Skills.


<ul><li> 1. Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty of How to Find Your Next Job Day 2</li></ul> <p> 2. Agenda </p> <ul><li>Using LinkedIn </li></ul> <ul><li>Networking, A Life Skill </li></ul> <ul><li>Email, Blogs and Newsletter </li></ul> <ul><li>Preparing for an Interview </li></ul> <ul><li>Wrap-up </li></ul> <p> 3. How to create your electronic resume using LinkedIn ByDavid Strom [email_address] 4. 5. Agenda </p> <ul><li>Ways to beef up your profile </li></ul> <ul><li>Dos and donts </li></ul> <ul><li>List all of your positions </li></ul> <ul><li>Make sure people can contact you </li></ul> <ul><li>How to grow your network </li></ul> <ul><li>Ask for recommendations </li></ul> <ul><li>Privacy and visibility issues </li></ul> <p> 6. Why bother </p> <ul><li>The new Parachute </li></ul> <ul><li>Typical business uses </li></ul> <ul><li>What happens if you dont join </li></ul> <ul><li>It isnt just for job seekers </li></ul> <ul><li>Start small and develop experience and learn by using more of its features </li></ul> <p> 7. Too many choices! 8. Your profile </p> <ul><li>What is in a name -- header, email identity, and photo </li></ul> <ul><li>Status updates </li></ul> <p> 9. What to include in your headline </p> <ul><li>Photo </li></ul> <ul><li>Email address </li></ul> <ul><li>A concise way to describe yourself as part of your name (computer networking consultant) </li></ul> <p> 10. Sample header files 11. My header 12. Ways to show your name </p> <ul><li>Nancy Shoup, MBA </li></ul> <ul><li>Nancy Shoup, ace project manager </li></ul> <ul><li>Nancy Shoup, project manager maven </li></ul> <ul><li>Nancy Shoup, project manager professional </li></ul> <p> 13. Dos </p> <ul><li>Make sure they are people you can visualize in your mind or have some memory </li></ul> <ul><li>Do check LinkedIn daily </li></ul> <ul><li>Make sure you have your settings the way you intended </li></ul> <ul><li>Constantly cultivate and feed your network </li></ul> <p> 14. Donts </p> <ul><li>Dont send out mass invites to more than 30 people at once </li></ul> <ul><li>Dont put non-professional items in your status updates </li></ul> <ul><li>Dont obsess about the number of connections and build slowly over time </li></ul> <ul><li>Dont just get started on the site two weeks before you are changing jobs </li></ul> <ul><li>Dont worry too much about using InMail </li></ul> <p> 15. 16. List ALL of your positions </p> <ul><li>Both paid and volunteer, part-time and full-time! </li></ul> <ul><li>And get recommendations from as many as possible </li></ul> <p> 17. 18. Make sure people can contact you </p> <ul><li>Under edit contact settings</li></ul> <p> 19. 20. How to grow your network </p> <ul><li>Sending out invites </li></ul> <ul><li>Accepting requests </li></ul> <p> 21. Criteria for adding people 22. Now lets add them! 23. Export from emailaddress book 24. Be choosey! 25. Forwarding requests 26. Recommendations </p> <ul><li>But I dont know anyone! </li></ul> <ul><li>Part time jobs </li></ul> <ul><li>Family friends, neighbors, other adults who know you well can be a good substitute </li></ul> <p> 27. Recommendations 28. 29. Claim a Public Profile URL 30. My business card 31. Privacy and visibility 32. Facebook marriage 33. Do you want your connections visible? </p> <ul><li>Visit this setting first! </li></ul> <p> 34. What is the difference? 35. Different types of contacts 36. Making your contact info visible </p> <ul><li>In Profile/edit contacts: </li></ul> <p> 37. Profile updates announced 38. Status info visible to contacts 39. Public profile 40. 41. 42. Should you pay for it? 43. Finally: make it a daily habit </p> <ul><li>For new job postings on your groups </li></ul> <ul><li>For new connections with your network </li></ul> <ul><li>To tweak your profile and update your job history </li></ul> <ul><li>To update your status with noteworthy activities, meetings, or plans </li></ul> <p> 44. Good luck with your networking! </p> <ul><li>David Strom </li></ul> <ul><li>(310) 857-6867 </li></ul> <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul> <ul><li>http:// </li></ul> <ul><li>http:// </li></ul> <ul><li>Slides available: </li></ul> <ul><li> </li></ul> <p> 45. 15 MINUTE BREAK </p> <ul><li>INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO ONE PERSON WHO YOU DO NOT KNOW. </li></ul> <ul><li>FIND SOMETHING OUT ABOUT THAT PERSON THAT WOULD HELP YOU REFER AN OPPORTUNITY TO THEM </li></ul> <p> 46. Networking, A Life Skill Tap the Hidden Job Market Property of Frank Danzo 47. Agenda </p> <ul><li>How are jobs found? </li></ul> <ul><li>Elements of a Successful Job Search </li></ul> <ul><li>Personal Marketing Story </li></ul> <ul><li>Target companies and people </li></ul> <ul><li>Networking Tools </li></ul> <ul><li>Networking Guidelines </li></ul> <ul><li>Networking Process </li></ul> <p> 48. How are Jobs Found? 49. Successful Job Search 50. Personal Marketing Story 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. LinkedIn Property of Frank Danzo 56. The biggest mistake that job seekers make when networking? 57. 58. 59. Business Cards Jerry Chapman Sales Professional 314-594-0923 [email_address] 34 West Ridge St. Louis, MO 63087 Jerry Chapman 314-594-0923 [email_address] 34 West Ridge St. Louis, MO 63087 60. Brent Koffman 555-999-8888 [email_address] 61. 62. Networking Process 63. </p> <ul><li><ul><li>Friends </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Family </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Church </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Kids Sports </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Vendors </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Consultants </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Accountants </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Bankers </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Attorneys </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Past jobs </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Professional Org. </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Insurance Agents </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Alumni Org. </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Neighbors </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 64. 65. Networking Guidelines 66. Networking Guidelines 67. Networking Guidelines 68. Networking Guidelines 69. Networking Touch Points 70. Networking Meeting Process 71. Do you know anyone on my target list? How do you know this person? May I use your name as an introduction? Do you have their current phone number? I would prefer to contact them first. That would be great but you have already invested time meeting with me. I would be happy to contact them so that you do not need to invest any more time. If I do not have any luck I will contact you and request assistance. No, I should contact them first. If that is what works best for you that will be great. Would it be alright if I check back with you in a week? I want to make sure my follow up is timely after you make the contact. 72. Networking Meeting Process 73. Networking Process 74. Invest in Your Network! Strengthen Your Network! Expand Your Network! 75. 15 MINUTE BREAK </p> <ul><li>INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO ONE PERSON WHO YOU DO NOT KNOW. </li></ul> <ul><li>FIND SOMETHING OUT ABOUT THAT PERSON THAT WOULD HELP YOU REFER AN OPPORTUNITY TO THEM </li></ul> <p> 76. 15 MINUTE BREAK </p> <ul><li>INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO ONE PERSON WHO YOU DO NOT KNOW. </li></ul> <ul><li>FIND SOMETHING OUT ABOUT THAT PERSON THAT WOULD HELP YOU REFER AN OPPORTUNITY TO THEM </li></ul> <p> 77. How to create your blog, newsletter and personal Web site ByDavid Strom [email_address] 78. 79. Agenda </p> <ul><li>The web site becomes your resume </li></ul> <ul><li>What about blogs </li></ul> <ul><li>What about Twitter </li></ul> <ul><li>Good and bad email choices </li></ul> <ul><li>How to communicate with prospects </li></ul> <ul><li>Why an email newsletter is important </li></ul> <p> 80. 81. Become master of your domain </p> <ul><li>No, not that kind of domain! </li></ul> <p> 82. The Internet domain! </p> <ul><li>You need your own dot com! </li></ul> <ul><li>Remember my business card? </li></ul> <p> 83. Why a domain? </p> <ul><li>It is all about branding! </li></ul> <p> 84. Hosting your Web site </p> <ul><li>You need a Web server</li></ul> <ul><li>A hosting provider (different from domain provider), also called a registrar </li></ul> <ul><li>Web browser to control and configure </li></ul> <ul><li>And content! </li></ul> <p> 85. 86. Cheap hosting providers 87. 88. 89. 90. Why blogs are a better Web site </p> <ul><li>No programming required </li></ul> <ul><li>Easy to make frequent updates</li></ul> <ul><li>Easy to quickly change the appearance of your pages </li></ul> <ul><li>Automatic posting of your content to Googles search index</li></ul> <p> 91. The blog IS your Web site </p> <ul><li>Make it your first and in some cases your only Web presence </li></ul> <ul><li>It is very simple to setup! </li></ul> <p> 92. Use blog hosting providers 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. Google juice! 100. 101. Ties into LinkedIn </p> <ul><li>External Web sites </li></ul> <ul><li>Wordpressblogs </li></ul> <ul><li>Twitter feed </li></ul> <p> 102. List your Web sites </p> <ul><li>Use the other choice</li></ul> <ul><li>Also can put a 4th in Interests </li></ul> <ul><li>This is what it will look like on screen: </li></ul> <p> 103. 104. 105. Twitter connection 106. 107. 108. Bad email IDs </p> <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul> <ul><li>Something involving your favorite fruit names </li></ul> <ul><li>Anything @ </li></ul> <p> 109. Good email choices </p> <ul><li>Use your own domain that you mastered </li></ul> <ul><li>Work proactively with your contacts to keep in touch </li></ul> <ul><li>Start your own email newsletter </li></ul> <p> 110. Google Apps </p> <ul><li>Standard:free and 7 GB mailbox for up to 50 email accounts </li></ul> <ul><li>Premier:$50/user/year and 25 GB mailbox and unlimited accounts </li></ul> <ul><li>Non profits can get Premier for free! </li></ul> <p> 111. Set up your email software with your domain </p> <ul><li> </li></ul> <p> 112. Why is a mailing list important? 113. Email choices </p> <ul><li>Free: Yahoo Groups</li></ul> <ul><li>Cheap: Mailman on ($4/mo) </li></ul> <ul><li>Expensive: ($30/mo and up) </li></ul> <p> 114. </p> <ul><li>Need a Yahoo email ID </li></ul> <ul><li>Find a group name that matches your domain and book title </li></ul> <ul><li>Import your contacts and keep adding people that you meet </li></ul> <p> 115. Yahoo 116. 117. 118. 119. 120. Constant Contact 121. 122. Typical pricing 123. Good luck with your job search! </p> <ul><li>David Strom </li></ul> <ul><li>(310) 857-6867 </li></ul> <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul> <ul><li>http:// </li></ul> <ul><li>http:// </li></ul> <ul><li>Slides available: </li></ul> <ul><li> </li></ul> <p> 124. Preparing For An Interview Build Confidence and WOW employers Property of Frank Danzo 125. Agenda </p> <ul><li>Why interviews fail? </li></ul> <ul><li>Interviewers goals? </li></ul> <ul><li>Getting Mentally Prepared </li></ul> <ul><li>Preparation Tools </li></ul> <ul><li>Interview Tools </li></ul> <ul><li>Follow Up </li></ul> <p> 126. Why Interviews Fail? </p> <ul><li>Poor personal appearance </li></ul> <ul><li>Poor grammar </li></ul> <ul><li>Poor eye-contact </li></ul> <ul><li>Arriving late </li></ul> <ul><li>No enthusiasm </li></ul> <ul><li>Derogatory remarks about past employers </li></ul> <ul><li>Not doing your homework </li></ul> <ul><li>Being too humble </li></ul> <ul><li>Talking too much or too little </li></ul> <ul><li>No follow up after the interview </li></ul> <p> 127. What Interviewers are trying to conclude? </p> <ul><li>Can you effectively perform the role </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Focus on achievements </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Highlight skills </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Share experiences </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Demonstrate ability to communicate </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 128. </p> <ul><li>Are you professionally and personally motivated to succeed? </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Past accomplishments </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Why do you want the job? </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Career ambitions </li></ul></li></ul> <p>What Interviewers are trying to conclude? 129. </p> <ul><li>Will you fit it in the organization? </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Likeability </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Interpersonal </li></ul></li></ul> <p>What Interviewers are trying to conclude? 130. Make Sure You Are Mentally Prepared 131. DO Did vs 132. </p> <ul><li>Stop talking about what you </li></ul> <ul><li> DID </li></ul> <ul><li>for your last employer. </li></ul> <ul><li>Start talking about what you will </li></ul> <ul><li> DO </li></ul> <ul><li>for your future employer. </li></ul> <p> 133. Interview Preparation </p> <ul><li>Prior to your interview </li></ul> <ul><li>Write answers to toughest interview questions </li></ul> <ul><li>Write answers to toughest behavioral questions </li></ul> <ul><li>Write out ACCOMPLISHMENT STORIES </li></ul> <p> 134. When Answering Questions </p> <ul><li>Name </li></ul> <ul><li>Number </li></ul> <ul><li>Title </li></ul> <ul><li>Give the conclusion you want </li></ul> <ul><li>Happy ending </li></ul> <p> 135. Accomplishment Stories </p> <ul><li>When you answer questions tell stories. </li></ul> <ul><li>Keeps the listeners attention </li></ul> <ul><li>Easier for others to remember </li></ul> <ul><li>Connects you closer to the question </li></ul> <p>Property of Frank Danzo 136. Accomplishment Stories </p> <ul><li>When you answer questions tell stories in the STAR format. </li></ul> <ul><li>ST Situation 2 3 sentences </li></ul> <ul><li>A Action 4 6 sentences </li></ul> <ul><li>R Results 1 2 sentences </li></ul> <ul><li>Lets review an example </li></ul> <p> 137. Accomplishment Stories 138. Interview Preparation </p> <ul><li>Exercise </li></ul> <ul><li>Write answers to toughest interview questions </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>What is your biggest weakness? </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <p> 139. Interview Preparation </p> <ul><li>When you get asked to interview </li></ul> <ul><li>REQUIREMENTS vsQUALIFICATIONS </li></ul> <ul><li>CHEAT SHEET </li></ul> <p>Property of Frank Danzo 140. Interview Preparation </p> <ul><li>REQUIREMENTS vsQUALIFICATIONS </li></ul> <ul><li>Lets review an example </li></ul> <p>Property of Frank Danzo 141. Requirements vs Qualifications 142. Property of Frank Danzo Requirements vs Qualifications 143. Interview Preparation </p> <ul><li>CHEAT SHEET </li></ul> <ul><li>Lets review an example </li></ul> <p>Property of Frank Danzo 144. Cheat Sheet 145. Property of Frank Danzo Cheat Sheet 146. </p> <ul><li>Send hand written thank you notes to everyone you interview with or assists with the process </li></ul> <ul><li>Email a summary of why you are the best candidate before the decision date reminding them of your key selling points and your interest in the position </li></ul> <ul><li>Follow any other agreed upon follow up from the interview </li></ul> <p>Follow up 147. Interview Preparation </p> <ul><li>Job offers are not always given to the best candidate but the best. </li></ul> <ul><li>Prepared </li></ul> <ul><li>Performance </li></ul> <ul><li>Follow through </li></ul> <ul><li>Let this be you!!!! </li></ul> <p>Property of Frank Danzo 148. Wrap-Up </p> <ul><li>Creating Your Personal Marketing Plan </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Transferrable Skills Your Value! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Career Options Your Function! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Target Companies Your Focus! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Learning the Culture Will you fit? </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Creating an Electronic Presence Being found! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Networking Meeting the right people! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Preparing for an Interview Standing out! </li></ul></li></ul>