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  • 1. JOB SEARCHINGIt is a false assumption that no one is hiring...

2. First thing first . . . GradSchool? Is Graduate School Right For You? 3. Graduate School Why do you want a graduate degree? Doyour research Consider undergraduate reserach Dont forget to consider Location Quality of program Faculty Financialaid Availability of resources and benefits (e.g. healthinsurance) Move beyond your comfort zone 4. How to be Successful in your JobSearch Mind-set comes before Skill-set Expect to get a job when no one is hiring Networking is not as important as youthink it is . . . It is more important!! 5. Who gets the Job? The most qualified candidate does notalways get the job Those that are prepared and presentedthemselves in a compelling way get the job Those that demonstrate they are the bestcandidate get the job 6. Habits of Highly Effective JobSeekers Network, network, network Seek help Differentiate Yourself Using time off wisely Being flexible and adaptable Consistently improving and enhancingportfolio Being patient and persistentWhat about the economy? 7. What job do I want? Assess WANTS/Interests What types of activities are you interested in? NEEDS/Values What sort of values do I have that motivate me to work? POSSESSIONS/Skills What kinds of skills and abilities do I have? What kind of occupations are best suitedfor my particular interests, values andskills? 8. Ways to Look for WorkInternetNetworkingSchoolThe FedsYour StateCivil ServiceNewspapersJournalsTemp Agencies PhoneBookCold CallingCold MailingVolunteeringWorking for yourself 9. Need to Use THREEAlternatives Using up to four alternative methods of jobhunting increases your chances of findinga jobInternetNetworkingSchoolThe FedsYour StateCivil ServiceNewspapersJournalsTemp Agencies Phone BookCold CallingCold MailingVolunteeringWorking for yourself 10. Five LEAST Productive Ways to Hunt for Job1. Mailing out Rsum to Employers from job boards, their own website, or by mail. 7% success rate 11. Five LEAST Productive Waysto Hunt for Job2. Answering ads in professional/tradejournals (appropriate to your field)- using the open market isnt as valuable as thehidden market7% success rate 12. Five LEAST Productive Waysto Hunt for Job3. Using the Internet for Job Postings (employers dont post every job)10% success rate 13. Five LEAST Productive Waysto Hunt for Job4. Answering local Newspaper Ads (employers prefer local interest sites)5-24% success rate (based on salary) 14. Five LEAST Productive Waysto Hunt for Job5. Going to Private Agencies or SearchFirms 5-28% successrate(based on salary) 15. Three MOST Productive Ways to Hunt for Job1. Networking for job leads, 33%2. Cold Calling, 69%3. Taking inventory of your skills/strengths, 86% 16. The Way a Typical Employer Prefers to Fill a Vacancy1 From Within6 Using proof: unknown job25hunter3Using Best Friend or4 Business Colleague4 Using an agency they trust 35 Using an adthat was placed26Using a resume1 The Way a Typical Job-Hunter Prefers to Fill a Vacancy 17. The Best Job Seekers The best job seekers are RESEARCHERS Research Companies People Forums Networks Tutorials Anythingto get an edge 18. Useful WebsitesJob Search & Career GuidesJob Search Engines www.Jobhuntersbible.c www.Indeed.comom (tech jobs) www.careertipster.comYou can always go to employers website to apply aswell. 19. Useful Websites for Athletes The Corporate Playbook Career Athletes 20. College GraduateDriven/EducationalWebsites www.collegerecruiter.c om (internships) 21. My Where?SpecialDreamKnowledge JobTransferable Skills(in order of priority)Level of1PeopleResponsibility/ 2Environme Salarynt345 WorkingGoals, Values,ConditionsPurpose 22. How do you Search OnlineEffectively? 23. Applications Follow directions (30-35% are thrown out) Capitalize appropriately when doing onlineapplications Open ended questions provides insight Use appropriate professional jargon Rank the order of your certifications Submit all required documents Update your application as your info changes 24. Keeping Track Job Search Log Track contacts, applications, or interviews 25. Being an Alum of SIUE Dont forget about your resources here Give Back and Stay Connected Attendinggames (good time to network) Check in with Coach (who is in coachs network?) Offer to help out at events or volunteer (good wayto gain experience) Refer good talent (keep the networking circleopen) 26. Easy Networking Have you joined the SIUE Athletics Alumni Groupon Linkedin?