Job Search-Networking Presentation Revised by a282102


									What do you want to become?
Job Search and Networking
Finding your place in the world of work
Job Search

  Which of the following do you most utilize for
  job search? Please select one option.

   A.   Family / Friends
   B.   Online Job Boards / Company Websites
   C.   Newspapers
   D.   Professor
   E.   Other
                          How Job Seekers Tend To Look For Work

              The Traditional Job Hunt
                                      Uses the “open job market
                            Sends a blind email with resume attached for       Utilized
                                 “Any jobs that may be available”

                             Networks with best friend or family member;
                                    but keeps the network small

                              Uses a headhunting agency that they trust

                  Takes suggestions to send resume (lead given via their network)
                      to a person working in field of interest for any openings
 Least                                                                                    Least
Utilized              Has an informational interview, hands in resume or obtains          Utilized
                      needed job information; simply makes a lasting impression
                    How Employers Prefer To Fill Vacancies

            The Traditional Job Hunt
            Most      From within; internal staff will fill opening
                         Using proof; resume they have on
                        hand, or a person that comes to mind

                           Use a friend or colleague; ask if
                                they know of anyone

                              Use an Agency they trust

 Least                                                                          Least
                        Use an ad they have; open job market
Desired                                                                         Desired

                          Through a job ad that they place
 What did you notice…..

The way job seekers define job search, and employers
fill vacancies is opposite.

Switch time/energy placed on open job market (still has
opportunities but not most effective), and focus more on hidden
job market.
   Most job seekers spend 20% of their time networking &
   80% browsing through the open job market
   Employers hire from the open job market about 20% of
   the time & fill the remaining 80% of openings with people
   they have networked with, those that come to mind,
   suggestions from other co-workers, etc.

***Have to change approach to Job Search.
  Important to network with employers & make
  yourself known as you are missing out on job
  openings… those employers won’t be advertising.
     The 7 Steps to Finding Employment

1.   Self-Evaluation
2.   Choosing the path that is right for
3.   Job Market Search
4.   Hidden Job Market Search
5.   Research Employers of Interest
6.   Up-to-date Job Search Tools
7.   Follow-up
 Step 1: Self Evaluation
Analyze your likes and dislikes:
   Do   you   like working with people?
   Do   you   prefer team or independent settings?
   Do   you   prefer to work indoors or outdoors?
   Do   you   enjoy computers?

Evaluate your qualifications :
   Refer back to the ‘Skills Assessment’ session on day one.
   Think about paid employment, volunteer positions, social
   committees, sports teams, and classroom projects.

Identify short and long term goals:
   Are you looking to travel?
   Is security a concern? (financial or otherwise)
   What is the minimum amount of money you would be willing to
   Is prestige important?
   Where EXACTLY do you envision yourself in 5, 10, 15 years?

  Having just gone through the previous slide, can
  you now say that you have conducted a serious
     self evaluation as part of your job search

             Please select YES or NO
Step 2: Choosing the right path
Match interests & qualifications with requirements & rewards in
specific careers
    Think about more then money -- this may be a job/career that you have
    for the next 25 years.

Explore your Campus Career Centre, HRDC offices, local libraries and
the Internet for specific information on various opportunities
Take internships, part time employment or summer employment in
your field

Volunteer in areas of interest (i.e. marketing, writing, presenting,
coordinating, human resources, accounting, history, etc…)

Talk to people in your field of interest (this is where you can use
informational interviews)

Do some Labour Market Research
  Step 3: Search the open job market

Definition of Open Job Market: refers to advertised
  positions to which many people have access to.

  Since many people know about the positions,
  competition is high.

  Only about 10-20% of available jobs are filled via
  the "open job market.“

  Avenues of the Open Job Market search include:
     Classified ads in local and national newspapers
     Career Fairs
     Campus employer information sessions
     Online job boards
     Employer websites
     HRDC job banks

    “Approximately 80-90% of jobs are never
        Do you believe this statement?

          Please select YES or NO
For those of you who answered YES,
  where are they found?
Step 4: Search the Hidden Job Market

Through family, friends, past employers,
professors, priest, hairdressers, MHAs,
  Talk to these contacts and let them know you
  are looking for work

Through contact by telephone, face to
face or networking letters
 Food for Thought
Research has shown that most job
seekers put 20% of their efforts into the
hidden job market and 80% of their
efforts into the open job market.

   Having just learned about the open job market
  and the hidden job market, where have you been
   focusing majority of your efforts? Please select
                     one option.

             A.   Open Job Market
             B.   Hidden Job Market
Step 5: Research Companies

Check out employers you are interested in
working with, whether a position is
advertised or not

Explore available resources:
  “The Canadian Job Directory: The Ultimate Canadian
  Guide to Canada’s Hidden Job Market”
  The St. John’s Board of Trades
  Related association’s (within the community) that can
  aid in getting more info/networks in your area of study

Research growth areas and recent
developments (mergers and new products)
Step 6: Effective Résumé and Cover

  Have an up-to-date cover letter and résumé

  Target both the position and employer you
  are interested in pursuing

  Have it critiqued before sending it out
    No spelling/grammar errors!
    Only one chance to make a good first impression!

  Attend a workshop or read current literature
  on developing effective cover letters and
Step 7: Follow up

Call the organizations within a few days
to confirm your résumé was received
  Try and get a name

Restate your interest in the position
  Be polite
  Try to get confirmation of decision date

Inquire about the interview process and
when they are expected to take place
Definition of Networking: in its simplest form, it is meeting
people who can be of help to you and, possibly, you to them.
   This is the key to the hidden job market

Definition of Hidden Job Market: Positions that are filled by--or
created for--candidates who come to an employer's attention
through employee recommendations, referrals from trusted
associates, recruiters, or direct contact with the candidate.

80% of jobs are never publicly advertised, they are discovered
through networking

Talk to everyone, let them know you are looking for

Talk to people already working in your field of interest about
careers in that area
Networking Cont’d
Attend career fairs and campus information sessions
given by recruiters

Ask those that you talk with if they can suggest someone
else to contact

Participate in mentoring programs or job shadowing

   Community Services Council

Document all conversations and contacts you make

Identify those who have helped you and thank them

  What networking avenues have you been using?
            Networking Tree Sample


 Parents         Grandparents    Friend         Past Employer                  Professor

Uncle Tom                       His Boss        Supplier A, B, C   Company A

            His Boss                                                 Friend

           Networks to Note
Arts / Humanities                           Business                                 Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists
                                            Business Association of Newfoundland &
Canadian Anthropology Society                             Labrador
                                                Canadian Mathematical Society
Canadian Association for the Study of the                                  
Humanities & the Environment                Canadian Council of Human Resources                Associations                             Canadian Psychological Association
Canadian Association of Geographers         Canadian Marketing Association
Canadian Association of Journalists
                                            Certified General Accountants            Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
Canadian Comparative Literature Association             
                                            St. John's Board of Trade
Canadian Economics Association                                                       Canadian Health Network
Canadian Historical Association
                                                         Canadian Association of Medical Readion
Canadian Linguistics Association            Science                                      Canadian Academy of Clinical
Canadian Philosophical Association               The Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals                                                             
Canadian Political Science Association
                                            Canadian Association of Computer Science                             Canadian Nurses Association
                                            Canadian Association of Physicists
 Networks to Note
Engineering & Technology                       Skilled Trades
Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of NL                                  Skilled Trades
Canadian Council of Professional Engineers
                                               Skills Canada
Association of Technicians and Technologists
of Newfoundland and Labrador
e                                              Interprovincial Standards Red Seal
Canadian Information Processing Society
                                               Department of Education-Apprenticeship and
Canadian Education Association

Canadian Teachers' Federation

Education Canada Network

Jobs In Education

  For a more detailed list, including other disciplines, please visit
Cyber Job Search
CDEL post all its off campus jobs on
CNA posts off campus jobs on the Career
Employment Services Website
Online Newspapers
Post your resume on various sites
Explore employers of interest and their recruitment
Points to Consider:
Looking for a job can be a full time job!
   If unemployed, treat it as a 9-5 job.

Keep a notebook with up to date records of all
contacts and contact information
Be Prepared! Always have a copy of your
résumé on hand, pen and paper, and questions
Explore Job Directories such as The Canada
Student Employment Guide and The Career
Know yourself and what you are looking for
Stay positive and don’t give up!
And Remember…………

It may take 10 cold calls, etc… before you
get one solid lead.

During the job search process,
remember not to give up & find a way
to vent your frustration when needed:
  Go out with some friends
  Take a day off
  Find somebody you can talk to
Any questions about Job Search
  or issues/barriers you have
   encountered or heard of?
Thank You!
                  For Additional Help

   MUN Students                CNA Students

   Career Development           Visit the Career Centre
  & Experiential Learning    or the Student Development
University Centre, UC-4002       Officer on your campus
     (709) 737-2033         

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