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Mailman School Job Search Boot Camp

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Transcript of Mailman School Job Search Boot Camp

Reactive Job Search
Proactive Job Search
Job Boards
eRecruiting & Weekly Announcements
Idealist.org, nonprofitjobs.org, foundationcenter.org, bridgespan.com
Indeed.com, Simplyhired.com
Usajobs.gov
LinkedIn.com job board
Specialty/Niche boards/Listservs/Professional Associations
Job Search Boot Camp
Job Market Assessment
Self Assessment
Mission/Sector

Values



Skills/Interests

Target Job Analysis



List of Target Organizations

Search
Self-Marketing
Resume
Cover Letter
Interviewing
Personal pitch
3 Questions:
1. Why do you want the job?


2. Can you do the job? (PARs)


3. Will you fit in?



Your turn for questions


Thank the interviewers
Dealing with References
Keyword optimization (Wordle.net)
Bullet points
Formatting
Ties to job description
Focus on mission
Leveraging network
Address any special issues
Temp Agencies
Job Fairs
Networking
LinkedIn & Other Social Media (GovLoop.com, Devex.com)
Alumni groups & directories
Professional Associations/Conferences/ Happy Hours
Informational Interviews
Volunteering
Etiquette
Gratitude
Reciprocity
Don't be a "job beggar"
GOALS:
Research
Referrals
Read/Revise Resume
Be Remembered
Be Referred
Cold-Calling
Guerrilla campaigns
Evaluating & Negotiating Offers
Salary
Benefits
Stability
Work-life balance
Team
Geographic location
Occupational Outlook Handbook
ONetonline.org
Books, articles
Reading job descriptions
Networking
Professional Associations
LinkedIn profiles and Skills
Wordle.net

Sample Bullet Points:
Saved $10,000 and improved accuracy 20% by single-handedly implementing new online billing system
Improved understanding of reproductive health for 200 low-income youth through in-person and online trainings, receiving highest evaluations from 95% of participants
Expanded partnerships by 50%, leading to significant increases in service utilization
Guidestar.org LinkedIn.com--Companies
Hoovers.com Idealist.org
Vault.com Glassdoor.com
Google alerts Lexis-Nexis
SAMPLE "PAR": PROBLEM/ACTION/RESULT STORY
WRITE ONE;
1.5-2.5 Minutes
CONTEXT: In my role as an administrator in a research lab, I was in charge of ensuring confidential records were carefully maintained, for an office with up to 10 clinical trials running at one time, with up to 50 patients each.

PROBLEM: I soon realized that it was taking over a week to get all the information filed, and sometimes there were misfiled records, which could actually lead to negative audits or even the loss of our license, which could be a disaster.
(Why should we care? How many people are impacted? How much is at stake?)

ACTION: I analyzed the process of filing, and researched several databases that could manage some of the paperwork we were doing by hand. I selected one of the databases, implemented for everyone on the team, customized the settings, and trained the staff.
(What was your role? What did you do, step by step?)

RESULT: Within only a month, our turnaround time was cut in half while our accuracy increased 25%, and we passed our audits with no problem.
(Did you solve the problem?)
DON'T ACCEPT THE OFFER ON THE SPOT.
Does the job match your interests, values, personality?
What does your salary research indicate?
How do you exceed the requirements? Why are you above average?
Give your "well-researched response"
Negotiate salary, then other items
Presented by Office of Career Services
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Questions?
View this presentation at
http://tinyurl.com/MailmanJobs
Mission
Populations served
Geographic areas
"Way of helping"
Intros
Ground rules:
Confidentiality
Be supportive
Try to be positive
I am seeking a (JOB TITLE:________________________) position at
(TYPE OF ORGANIZATION or MISSION AREA:___________), ideally at one of the following (LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS: __________________), within the following geographic area (CITY/COUNTRY:__________________).

(AND, KNOW FOR YOURSELF: salary range: $________ and other qualities (other values, such as work-life balance, benefits etc. _______________).)
Be Able To Answer:
Problem/Action/Result stories
HOMEWORK:
Write out 3 PARs and analyze skills
LinkedIn
Profile:
Headline, URL, picture, "industry"
Skills, Experience, Education, Summary
Extra: file uploads, publications etc.
Contacts:
Personalize/customize outreach
Advanced Search; "Connect"/"Get Introduced"
Join Groups (max 50; Mailman School/subgroups)
Research: linkedin.com/alumni; Companies/"Insights"
Job Agents
Facebook/Twitter (use; and "cleanup")
SEO and self-Googling
HOMEWORK: Complete all of the above
Keep up the Momentum!
Follow Up on Applications
Leverage Your Network
Stay Organized
Stay Positive, Stay Accountable
Create a support team
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
What motivates you?
What do know about our organization?
Why did you pursue your degree?

What are your strengths?
Why should we hire you?
Give an example of a time when...
What would you do if...
Give us a presentation about...
What are your weaknesses?
How have you handled conflict?
What was your worst mistake?
What organizational culture fits you best?
Tell me about a time you disagreed with your boss.
Why did you leave your last job?
What would success look like in this role?
What do you like the most about working here?
PERSONAL PITCH EXAMPLE
I'm a
(recent MPH graduate... nonprofit executive... epidemiologist... public health professional...)
I've been working in
___ for the last __ years
. I started my career as a
____
, and I worked there for
__
years; then I decided to pursue a Master of Public Health in order to gain additional training in
(technical expertise relevant to this job:________)
. I took part in a practicum at
_____
, where I researched
_____
, which led to
_____
(publication/result). All along, I pursued experiences in
(mission area relevant to this organization:_____
) and was promoted to
____
. When I saw your position listed, I was thrilled because it is a perfect opportunity for met to use my
____
skills while contributing to a cause I'm so passionate about.
PLEASE evaluate the program at http://tinyurl.com/MSPHPostEval

Note: it's a performance.
Nonverbal communication matters.
Be punctual.
Be gracious.
Be prepared. Research the organization.
Creating a Job Search Club
Meet weekly
Group of no more than 10
Rules: keep it confidential, supportive, and positive.
Ask 3 questions:
1. What did you do for your job search in the last week?
2. How did it go?
3. What do you commit to doing for next week?
Example:
http://www.dearlisarudgers.com/
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