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The Job Search
Transcript of The Job Search
Within 24 Hours
2 Weeks later
Creating a Brand
Job Search Applications:
Provides opportunities to learn information
Consistently cited as the #1 way to get a new job
Allows you to give back
Applies to every major & industry
Target your Search
Set goals (5-10 hours per week)
Research target companies and industries
Customize marketing materials
Update your career team (Career Services, Faculty, etc.)
Attend events and network
Build your brand
Brand tips for students
Hint Vary your method and schedule of follow-up with contacts!
Do a multi-channel
WCC Career Center - http://careercenter.wcc.vccs.edu/
The Job Search
Set Weekly Goals
Learn how to introduce yourself
Get business cards
Dress for success
Build a professional image online
Take a writing class
Ask for feedback
Reassess brand you regularly
Job ads (<10%)
Your network (80%)
WCC CAREER CENTER'S College Central Job Posting system
Recruiter tip: Make a business card with a QR Code (& url address) which links to your portfolio or LinkedIn profile.
Hidden Jobs (.99)
Job Compass (free)
Job Finder (free)
Online Job Search Engines
Networking & Informational Interviews
3 Months Later
References up to date, noteworthy and pre-approved
Your application cheat sheet is ready to go You know where you have posted resumes
You keep a detailed record of applications/resumes sent and to whom
You schedule follow-up calls/emails for each employer contact
You maintain a running log of people in your network
Use a Job Log
Lastly: Always remember to be Ethical
Accurate information: Keep job search documents truthful and accurate Honor commitments : Keep all appointments scheduled with employers and Career Services staff
Professional conduct: Accept an offer of employment in good faith and immediately notify employers of acceptance or non-acceptance of the offer. Withdraw from interviewing process and no longer pursue positions with other employers.
Indeed.com / Simplyhired.com
Job posting aggregators search job boards, associations, newspapers, & company web sites (Fortune 1000) for job ads that meet your search criteria!