How To Find Your Next Job - Day 1
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- 1. How to Find Your Next Job Part 1 September 23, 2010
- Introductions, Welcome and Overview
- Assessing Your Skills
- Bridging the Skills Gap
- Identifying the Best Opportunities
- Understanding Company Culture
- Selling Your Skills as a Service
- Testimonial / Discussion
- Assembling Part 1 ofyour Career Plan
- Wrap-up and Preview of Tomorrow
3. Career Plan
- Explore YOU with skills assessment
- Understand Occupation and Opportunities
- Identify Transferable Skills
- Career Training, Education and Experience
- Putting YOU on paper
- Networking and a Mentor
- Presenting You
- Tracking Progress
4. Assessing Your Skills
- Read previous performance reviews
- Ask for feedback
- Document key task, activities and accomplishments for each position
- Think volunteer and day-to-day life, not just professional
- Understand what you like versus dislike
5. Finding Your Occupational Profile
- Browse Occupations (left hand corner)
- Select Specific Occupation
- Select State Missouri or Illinois
- Occupational Profile will Display
- Recommend viewing in Printer-Friendly Version
6. Sections of Occupational Profile
- Wages try not to focus on this section
- Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Tasks & Activities
- Tools & Technology
- Education & Training
7. Assess Your Skills
- Highlight All you LOVE to do.
- Highlight in a different color all those you CAN do.
- Highlight in a different color all your STRENGTHS (based on others feedback).
- Mark those that you can do but need to improve.
8. Position Yourself
- Where are your GAPS?
- Can you or will you close the GAPS?
- What training do you need?
- Update skills to close gaps
9. Companies Who Hire
- Under MORE RESOURCES select Americas Career Infonet
- Select Employer Locator
- Select location, occupation
- Research Companies
- Watch on InDeed.com
10. Positions & Postings
- Search by Job Titles NOT keywords
- READ Carefully
- Typically three sections
- Company Info
- Position Description
- Position Requirements
- Find Key Points
11. Job Search Resources
- Sample Job Application
- http:// bouncebackstl.org/wordpress/?p =966
- Application Tracking System (Job Search Log)
- http:// bouncebackstl.org/wordpress/?p =606
12. Company Culture 13. Why Explore Corporate Culture?
- Helps you understand yourself
- Increases your potential of getting hired
- Ensures right match with skills and personality
- Greatest opportunity for success when in the job
- Everyone is unique so dont go with others perception, create your own!
14. What is Corporate Culture?
- Shared values and practices of the employees
- May not match published culture
- The companys personality
- How people do their work
- Culture sets how we behave
15. What is Corporate Culture?
- Sub-cultures can exist
- Industries have culture too
- The culture can change over time
- Personality Traits
16. Understanding Impact
- Ignoring the culture or working against culture will lead to failure
- There isnt a RIGHT or WRONG culture, just a right or wrong FIT
- Company Values, Beliefs and Ethics must be compatible with Individual
- A company with unethical or illegal business practices; or sick culture will self-destruct.
17. Research A Companys Culture
- Company Website
- Public Relations Materials
- People in your Network
- The CEO or Owners
- Corporate structure
- Public filings
- Wetfeet.com & glassdoor.com
18. Questions to Ask
- What is the energy of the company?
- What is your leadership style?
- How do people solve problems in the organization?
- Is the company innovative?How?
- Support for professional growth?
- Education Reimbursement
- Additional Responsibilities
- Rate of turnover?
19. Questions to Ask
- Employee morale?
- Style of dress?
- Length of work day?
- Support for work/life balance?
- Ease and frequency of communication internally?
- Why is there an opening?What happened with the person who previously had my position?
20. Words that might describe an Organization
21. Selling Your Skills As A Service 22. A Few Statistics!
- Small firms 52% of sales
- 50% of private sector output
- Small business exports 96% of all US goods
- Small business receives 35% of all federal contracts
- In 2007 there were an estimated 21.7 million self-employed
Department of Labor & US Census 23. ContractorvsConsultant
- Specific Skill or Role
- Limited Focus
- Work at the direction of others
- Fills skills void
- Strategic / Leadership
- Advise and provide direction on effort
- Multiple Projects at one time
- Independent Contractor OR Service Company
- You are the PRODUCT
- Price your PRODUCT
- Conduct Market Research
- Market the PRODUCT
- Preview multiple companies
- Increase experience
- Pay per hour
- No benefits
- No job security
- Constantly marketing self
26. James Will 27. Assemble Your Career Plan
- List of STRENGTHS
- List of Accomplishments that show strengths
- List of Transferable Skills
- List of Occupations and Job Titles
- List of Companys who HIRE those jobs
28. Assemble Your Career Plan
- Training/Education Plan
- Detail Job Application
- Job Search Tracker
- Setup File System
- Bounce Back St. Louis:Bouncebackstl.org
- MERIC (MO Economic Research and Information Center): Missourieconomy.org
- Bureau of Labor Statistics:Bls.org
- Wetfeet.com & glassdoor.com
- Investor Relations -http://www.irin.com/cgi-bin/main.cgi
- Personality Tests:http:// www.similarminds.com/personality_tests.html