For a Successful Job Search
Practical Strategies You Can Implement Immediately
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3 minutes to introduce topicCurrent situation around the world – Headlines about redundancies and job cutsNow Queensland Government is threatening to cut 20,000 jobs and change working conditionsNot just here. Change is happening in every industry. Best way to manage the situation is to have the right strategies. That’s what this webinar is all about. To help you recognise what you need to prepare and give you some guidelines about what you can do. When change is inevitable - Managing the situationUnderstand your mind and your emotionsClarify your direction Have the right toolsKnow who can help youReach out to the world for help
We will cover …5 career strategies that many people get wrongMindsetDirectionSelfmarketingHidden job market Social media
Transition slide to Who am I – 2 mins for introCome to this because you know me through Clarity Career Management…but my fascination with careers has been an evolving over many yearsI know your current situation from professional perspectiveI’ve also lived through different aspects several times.
My story –I’m still 21 in my headStudied…hated my job….travelled…loved a job in careers….came home…hated my job…had babies….found a niche in my work that I enjoyed…Life doesn’t stand still Husband under serious stress at workHelped him through the crisisFelt a strong pull towards being helping people with their career problemsMade plansWaited for redundancyCelebrated and made massive changes in our livesBusiness problems ….new plansAnother redundancy…renewed vigour to return to a different aspect of the work he used to do.10 years later finally made my own career changeWhat took me so long!
45 minutes for next 7 slides – 6 ½ minutes per topicWhat is at the core of who you are?What gives you purpose and satisfaction?When have you lost yourself in work?When has work been fun for you? What matters to you at work?
How you are feeling is a natural emotion. Stressful times, feeling uncomfortable, negative attitudes, anger, despondent, even depressed. Allow yourself to feel but then take control of your thoughts. How are you thinking? Anger and negative attitude will only make things worse for you. Find something positive in the situation. Try not to dwell on the negative. Others around you feeling that way – tension and even mistrust. Replace negative thoughts with proactively managing your situation. What can you do right now to improve your chances of getting work that you will enjoy? Spend time and energy actively improving your situation. Your job is to be a strong manager of your own career, and if that means getting some help, then being prepared to do so.
How people orientate towards who they think they areWhy they go towards what they think they deserveWhat you can do if your upbringing is pulling you downOne mistake doesn’t mean you are doomed to a lifetime of mistakes
Transition slide to Career DirectionCareer Direction – This is paramountDriving a car, you need to know where you are going otherwise you’ll end up anywhere. Career Direction is essential because otherwise you end up anywhere – Some people end up lucky and doing what they love to do but most people who don’t plan their career direction end up doing what ever comes along or what everyone else wants them to do. Decisions should all be based on your career direction
Transition slide to Finding your blissInterests and passions – isn’t enough on its ownExperience – can be what you are getting away fromWorking environment – surprisingly importantCore values and personality traits – essential to fulfillment-
Knowing exactly what you want is very important before you do anything else.Interests and Passions…..Not enough on their ownCareer choices made this way often kill the passion…………fun becomes work
Transition slide to Self-marketingKnee jerk is “I must get my resume updated” Not until you know what you really want to do…career directionResume is only one aspect of self-marketing –portfolio, LinkedIn
Different expectations in different countries, industries and erasShould be a marketing document that shows you in the best light, but in a way that can be supported by you in an interview and by your refereesCertain style of writing and acceptable layoutsAchievement focusWhat have you really added to the organisation you worked for?Not just responsibilities!What difference did you make?What did you initiate, or change, or how did the organisation benefit from having you there?What have you done outside your work environments that made a significant contribution to others?
Transition slide to Hidden Job MarketAnother knee jerk reaction, Go to the job sites on the internet. Throwing yourself into a big pool with everyone elseOnly thing that differentiates you is your resume
Not advertisedPeople who know you, like you, know about you. People do want to helpJobs are often not public knowledge yet - Sometimes created because of an applicant’s skillsKnow what you want!Research – Industries, companiesTargeting industries and companiesNetworking Offline Networking Online Create your own jobKnow what you want!
Free book – LinkedIn – Insider Tips to Crack the Hidden Job Market
Social Media has made a huge difference to how we can perform a job search.Focus on LinkedIn Profile – Self-marketing, networking connections, keywordsSearch function – Power of being able to find people, companies, groups and even jobs.Power of being able to be found.Paid functions – Direct contact with peopleIt’s about people – Be professional and don’t forget your mannersOther social media can be helpful too…strategies to use them need to be done carefully.Facebook – Be careful – Use judiciously with regard to work eg don’t mouth off about the current situationTell people what you are looking for – Private message if you don’t want to put it out publiclyTwitter - ?? - Some people say it is fantastic for job searching – Reserve my judgementPinterest – Rising fast – Useful for careers with any graphic element.
Transition slide to close – 7 minutes to closeLimited by time: Haven’t been able to go into enough detail about some of these issuesYou may feeling overwhelmed by the situation, unsure what to do next, confused about how to manage the situation, unclear about your next career direction. With your permission I’d like to share with you how I can be of further assistance to you.
We will cover how YOU CANRecognise your personal criteria for great workDetermine your best career directionWrite a résumé that gets you interviewedUnlock the hidden job marketUse Social Media effectively. Every participant will be given a workbook designed to be used during the workshop or webinar series.Webinar: Wednesday 7.30pm AEST, May 15
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