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Successful Job Searching

A step-by-step instruction on how to successfully conduct your job search.

Allen Ogletree

on 31 August 2012

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Transcript of Successful Job Searching

Job Search
Science Identify
Likes/Dislikes Evaluate Your
Appitude/Ability Assess Your
Ethics/Values Research &
Preparation Identify &
Understand Business
Profile Occupational
Profile Personal
Profile Determine
Objectives Select
& Employers Apply &
Interview Personal
Profile Compare
Profiles Get Hired Want to know the best ways to get hired? Convincing an employer to hire you is not really that hard Are you serious about finding a job? Success
Wheel Thank You Self-assessment is the process by which an individual takes the time to carefully identify skills and abilities, likes and dislikes, along with his/her work values and ethics to develop a comprehensive personal profile. A personal profile is used to evaluate suitable occupations, develop career goals, identify employers who offer the best potential for job satisfaction and growth, as well as providing the opportunity to meet or exceed income requirements. Developing a Personal Profile A number of self-assessment tools are available for your use in creating your personal profile. Using websites like "O*Net" can provide a wealth of information. Information like: job descriptions, occupational projections, wage and income figures, as well as links to other details like related occupations. Other websites, like California Career Zone, provide a fun and interactive way of looking at you're personality, your preferences, work values, as well as income needs all linked to matching occupational profiles. Our website, the Virtual One Stop, provides a number of interactive tools that can be used to build your personal profile and match with job openings. Go to www.cacareerzone.org and be sure and check out http://www.onestopmonterey.org/careertips.asp to begin your self-assessment Go to: www.onetonline.com Gathering information from company websites, market perspectives, financial projections, business journals, and even the better business bureau or local chamber are great resources that can all provide details about the company you're interested in. Building a Business Profile Career objectives are developed by matching your personal profile with occupations that best match both profiles. To be sure to get the best possible match, it's important to be thorough in your assessment. You're never going to find a perfect 100% match, but a close match is a great place to start. Determining Career Objectives Please use the arrow below
to navigate this presentation Looking for a job? or a career? not sure? ? But, there is a science to successful job searching. Skills Profile:

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. Occupation Quick Search:
HelpFind OccupationsAdvanced SearchCrosswalksO*NET SitesShare
Updated 2010

Summary Report for:
43-6011.00 - Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.

Sample of reported job titles: Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant, Executive Secretary, Administrative Secretary, Office Manager, Administrative Coordinator, Administrative Aide, Administrative Associate, Executive Administrative Assistant, Secretary

View report: Summary Details Custom
Tasks | Tools & Technology | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Education | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Related Occupations | Wages & Employment | Additional Information


Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.
Answer phone calls and direct calls to appropriate parties or take messages.
Conduct research, compile data, and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by executives, committees and boards of directors.
Attend meetings to record minutes.
Greet visitors and determine whether they should be given access to specific individuals.
Read and analyze incoming memos, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution.
Perform general office duties, such as ordering supplies, maintaining records management database systems, and performing basic bookkeeping work.
File and retrieve corporate documents, records, and reports.
Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email.
Make travel arrangements for executives.
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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

Calculators or accessories — Calculators
Digital cameras
Facsimile machines — Fax machines
Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
Scanners — Data input scanners
Technology used in this occupation: Your Profile:
Job Profile:
10.More Etc.
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