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Learning from Successful Job Searches

  1. Bruce A. Bennett Career Coach Corner December 14, 2022 1
  2. 2 Bruce A. Bennett Career Coach Corner December 14, 2022
  3. 3 NTS Resource for job seekers Learn, inquire and advance Support Network A group of individuals Shared industry, position or interest Informational interview – Chat about role This is why you network 3
  4. 4 Jennifer W. – Marketing Lucas H. – IT Professional Liz F. – Graphics Designer Michael D. – IT Professional Sherry H. – Marketing Trish S. – Healthcare Receptionist Cheryl W. – Bookkeeping Kenya B. – Finance I want to add your name to the list!!
  5. 5 December Career Workshops & Services Personalized Job Search Assistance Services Resume Review, Mock Interview or LinkedIn Critique To sign up, request the professional directly by email
  6. 6 LinkedIn Strategic Guidelines Friday December 16, 2022 at 10:00am to 12:00pm Resumes, Cover Letters & Applying Online Wednesday January 4, 2023 from 10:00am to 12:00pm Guide to a Winning Interview Monday January 9, 2023 from 10:00am to 12:00pm Network to Success Job Club Making Lemonade Out of Lemons Wednesday January 11, 2023 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm LinkedIn for Your Job Search Monday January 16, 2023 at 10:00am to 12:00pm
  7. 7 Introduction MCWN Volunteer since 2010 & Contractor since 2018 Career Coach Corner Blogger, Podcaster & Presenter General Notes for Today My contact info is on last slide Presentation available on SlideShare Workshop is interactive Social Media Revolution
  8. 8 Overview Review of end of year networking groups meetings Individuals shared their career transition journey Relate what activities thought helped them Goals Discover common themes between the individuals Identify how their experience compares to yours Incorporate activities that benefit you moving forward
  9. 9 Two Groups of Individuals St. Joseph’s Employment Ministry Four people shared their story Each spoke separately about their journey The PATH Group Multiple People shared their story All responded to a questionnaire Several spoke separately about their journey
  10. 10 Set goals and tasks weekly Built new connections on LinkedIn Created spreadsheet to track activity Reached out on LinkedIn for Informational Interviews (5 or 6) Crafting resume & cover letter to match jobs 5 Step Program by JCLC
  11. 11 Resume got foot in door Used STAR approach for interviewing Salary ninja - get recruiter to state salary range Mind set - A person with skills, not ex-employee! Reach out for help – networking Important – More ME time, enjoy the journey
  12. 12 Fell into trap of same version resume & CL Reached out to a Pro resume writer Updated LinkedIn profile Attended job fairs which led to interview Utilized better quality paper for resume 32# 5 Step Program by JCLC
  13. 13 Begrudgingly got out there and networked Set a schedule for activities – LinkedIn, phone, etc. Elevator speech practice Utilized job coach & other resources, e.g. job clubs Get out of comfort zone Networking helped me get to current role
  14. 14 Worked LinkedIn and Facebook 5 Step Program by JCLC Established a daily plan - simple goals Joined an accountability group - regular meets Used infographic resume and portfolio Interview preparation 20 minute networking meeting
  15. 15 Successful Job seekers responded to the following Notes are from Judy, Jon, Stephen, Keving & Martin What did I learn from my job search (key takeaways) What strategy or tactics contributed to success What would I have done differently What advice would you offer PATH Group job seekers
  16. 16 You can find another excellent job after leaving one Don’t fear the process, embrace it Got more out of volunteer job search/groups than from 12 weeks of professional outplacement Realized value of LinkedIn and need for consistent engagement, other technology too Got rid of “so what” resume and incorporated metrics
  17. 17 Reached out to recruiters & companies on LinkedIn Customized resumes for ATS and networking Structured day to maximize efforts Adopted targeted approach to applying & stopped randomly applying to jobs, leveraged contacts Joined a job search accountability group & got a PT job Refreshing to meet people & focused my job searching time Network with employed people & get out of office/home
  18. 18 Wasted time getting the “perfect” resume, applying for jobs below skill level and work on interviewing skills Start earlier, knew role was in jeopardy but waited till laid off Ask real questions rather than scripted you “should ask” Rank opportunities and focus energy on “right” ones Taken better care of myself & realize I’m not the only one going through this and provide better support to my family
  19. 19 Develop schedule, join accountability group, track activity in file, include cover letter, and send thank you Drop the mouse, get out of the house! Meet people & network Expand search to things not considered, be open to opportunities Invest in self, maintain positive outlook, keep learning, use LinkedIn Continue to network and build it, disengage from negative people Don’t rush into your search, analyze what you want, seek help, compile documents Brand yourself, appear more relevant in today’s market, e.g., attire, avoid references to past, color gray/white hair
  20. 20 Take time to organize and focus your efforts Utilize LinkedIn and other technology Attend networking groups and events Join accountability group for regular feedback SMART goal setting specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time- bound
  21. 21 Hi Bill, We have not connected in some time so I wanted to say hello and wish you a merry Christmas. Has 2022 been challenging for your career with Covid-19? Regards, Bob
  22. 22 Hi Bill, I have survived most of this year but find myself in job search mode now. Let me know if you hear of any opportunities for a Customer Service Manager/Supervisor. Perhaps I can help you if you find yourself in a career transition in the future.
  23. 23 Hi Bill, I found your recent post in the ________ LinkedIn group very interesting. Would you have time to chat more about ______ and your company? My experience is with _______ at ________ Let’s connect on LinkedIn. Bruce
  24. 24 7 Secrets To A Successful Job Search In 2023 by Heather Austin 9 Steps to a Successful Job Search by Andy LaCivita
  25. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn Bruce A. Bennett Mobile: 815-302-9552 Email: LinkedIn: Career Coach Corner Blog: Podcast:
  26. 26 Network to Success Job Club Making Lemonade Out of Lemons or How to Deal with Job Loss Wednesday January 11, 2023 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm Questions, observations, comments and/or recent experiences Can you share a recent networking situation? What is one of your target companies? Recent job applications? Anyone do a prescreen call or interview recently? 26