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									Effective Job Searching
         PRESENTED BY
        Rita Di Carlo
       LeBow Office of
Undergraduate Career Services
                   Overview

   Steps in the Job Search Process
    • Planning/Preparation
    • Research/Resources
    • Locating Opportunities
    • Applying/Following Up
                       Planning
   What do I want to do?
   What type of companies provide
    those opportunities?
   Where are those types of
    companies located?
   What companies are a good fit with
    my needs and values?
   Does my resume accurately reflect
    my skills?
   What are the various company's
    hiring practices?
                   Preparation
   Update and have resume critiqued
   Verify voicemail is professional
   Create list of target companies
   Set aside interviewing attire
   Select and identify networking events
   Create job search spreadsheet
   Generate list of applicable job titles
   Set agenda for search
                  Research
   Career Library databases
   Company web sites
   Publications/trade journals
   Professional associations
   Chambers of commerce
   Job posting boards
          Locating Opportunities
   Campus Resources
    • Direct Apply Job Board
    • On Campus Recruiting
      • (fall & winter)
    • EmployOn
    • Job fairs (October and April)
    • LCB Weekly Announcements
     for Undergrads
         Locating Opportunities
   Events
    • LeBow
      • Career panels
      • Employer site visits
      • Networking events
    • SCDC
      • Company information sessions
      • Resume critique events
               Upcoming Events
   Careers in Marketing Panel-10/21/08 5-7pm
     • Independence Blue Cross, Advanta, Commerce Bank
   Student Office Visit-10/27/08 9:30-2pm
     • Susquehanna International Group
   DFA-FUNDamentals of Investment Management 7-9pm
     • Turner Investment Partners
   Interviewing Workshop 10/30/08 5-6pm
     • Vanguard
   Information Session 10/27/08
     • Berkery Noyes Investment Bankers
                             Networking
   What:
     •   Meeting and exchanging information
   Why:
     •   Obtain information about careers and industries
     •   Build professional contacts
   Who:
     •   Alumni, company representatives
   How:
     • Prepare a target speech (elevator speech,
       commercial)
     • Research. Know who will be there, who you want to
       meet, and research the companies.
     • Dress professionally.
     • Bring copies of your resume.
     • Ask questions and give information.
     • Collect business cards.
                          Cold Calling

   What:
     • Calling Prospective Employers
   Why:
     • Contact small companies and identify point of
       contact
     • Review application
     • Verify information for cover letter
     • Learn of open positions
   Tips:
     • Call early
     • Ask if it’s a good time
     • Keep Control – Call back vs. leave message
     • Have a script
             Informational Interviews
   What:
     • Appointment that you schedule with a particular
       individual in your field of interest
   Why:
     • Gain current, regional, and/or specialized
       information from an "insider" point of view
     • Learn about career options, job duties, and
       develop a network in your field
   Who:
     • Family, friends, alumni, and referrals
   Steps:
     • Researching company and person
     • Prepare target speech and questions
     • Dress professionally, update resume
   How:
     • Build Rapport, show interest, don’t ask for a job
     • Send a thank you note
       Applying Online/E-Resumes
Emailed Resumes or Upload to Website
  • Attach document as a Word document named:
      firstname_lastname.doc
  •   Send an E-Cover Letter in the email text. This
      should be similar to a regular cover letter, but
      briefer.
  •   Tell them your resume is attached.
  •   Always view your document. Sometimes formatting
      changes.
Questions

								
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