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The Active Job Search

Top 3 job search tips by UCSB Career Services. Find out more at career.sa.ucsb.edu
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Monica Ballon-Kalinowski

on 24 July 2014

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Transcript of The Active Job Search


Explore industries and careers of interest
Research employers and positions
Targeted Resume and cover letter
Informational interviews/job shadow
Relevant interview responses
Relevant questions for employers


Follow-Up
Networking
START
Social Media
Campus &
Professional Resources
Personal Connections

Debrief/evaluate
Thank you note
Call




FINISH!
Targeted Approach
The Active Job Search
with
I want to be
a hydrologist!
Share Your Knowledge Online
Find connections
Targeted Approach
+
Networking
+
Follow-Up
=



Updated LinkedIn profile
Joined environmental group discussions online

Sarah K.
Class of 2013
Major: Environmental Studies
Emphasis: Hydrology
LinkedIn critiques
Workshops
Professional photos at Career Fairs
CRR Drop-in hours with counselors and peers
Research: CRR reference library/computers
Counselor appointments








Researched employers and job descriptions
CRR resume critique
CRR cover letter critique
Follow-up questions with counselors
92% of US companies indicated using social media to find talent
- 2012 Jobvite survey
Online personal branding
Join conversations with target companies
#Gauchosgethired
SARAH'S ACTION STEPS
SARAH'S ACTION STEPS
SARAH'S ACTION STEPS
After the Interview:
Research cost of living
Research average salaries
Prepare for negotiations
After the Offer:
SARAH'S ACTION STEPS
CRR reference library/computers
CRR drop-in
Counseling appointments

SARAH'S ACTION STEPS
Professional associations
Student organizations
Career Services programming
Student organizations
Faculty
Professional associations
Past and current co-workers
Family
Friends
Conversations with clients at current job
Excellent elevator pitch
Industry contacts made
Foot in the door!

Thank you notes to clients
Phone call to industry contacts - 1 week later
Visit CRR / email counselors
Continue to search and apply for jobs
Persistence!
Use to jumpstart your career!
facebook.com/ucsbcareer
@ucsbcareer
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