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Launch an Effective Job Search
Workshop Goals
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Learn pieces of a job search
Gain a realistic view of this job search process
Identify your priorities
Organize your plan
Know the steps
Maximize your ICC resources
Understand best strategies
Job Search Checklist
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Know yourself
Organize search plan & a “Plan B”
Research
Building needed skills/experience
Marketing tools: resume & cover letter
References
Networking
Interview skills
Negotiation
Uncover open positions & apply
Reality Check
It only takes 1 job offer~!
Could take 6-9 months
80% of all jobs are never advertised
network to access hidden job market
It is not a matter of if, but when you’ll get a job
Applying is not making a decision
 It’s a numbers game - 15 “No-s”: 1 “Yes”
 Rejections are not a reflection of your competency
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Reality Check
 Avoid unrealistic expectations- “I must find the
perfect job!”
 Avoid negative or stressful sources/people
 You are not the only person without a plan
 Job descriptions are wish lists
 Not your job to determine if you are qualified
Identifying Your Priorities & Needs
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Location
Salary
Work Environment
Career Goals & small steps towards goals
Timeline
Housing
Community & Family
Support
Interests/Values
Cost of Living
Further Education or Promotion
Short-term Planning
 Having a Plan “B” will Ease Anxiety!
 Think of your worst fears, and create plans to address it
 If you don’t have a perfect job, work in an imperfect job with
career building or other opportunities
 Separate source of income from career-related goals
 volunteer, stay active, network and learn new skills
 Know your financial requirements & cost saving options
 Remain transparent about your job search goals
Create a Strategy
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Plan to spend 20 – 30 hours/week
Determine number of hours/week for each activity
Identify manageable goals for each day, week, or month
Find a location that allows you to be productive
Organize records for each company you apply to:
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Copy of job posting(s)
Copy of resume/cover letter(s)
Company research, notes
Contact
Dates
Questions
Stick to a Schedule
Allocate blocks of time for:
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On-line job applications
Follow up phone calls
Expanding your personal network
Connecting with family & friends
Recreation
Household responsibilities
Volunteer work/community service
Job Search Schedule
Create a Job Search Log
SAMPLE JOB SEARCH LOG
Empl oyer
Job Tit le
Where/when
discovered
Contact
Phone/Email
Send Cover
Letter &
Resume
Fo llow up
1
Fo llow up
2
Interview
1/24 9am
123 Main
St
Sam &
panel
Bring 3 ref
American
Red Cross,
Woodland
Volunteer
Recruiter
Jan 10, 2008
Idealist.org
Sam Smith
[email protected]
ross.org
530-6611212
Emailed Jan
11
Sam called asked for
writing
sample.
Emailed on
1/11
Shriners
Hosp
Sac
Volunteer
coordinator
Jan 14
Idealist.org
HR @
shrinerssac.c
om
Uploaded
resume to
their website
1/16
Called to
verify
1/22.ok.
nothing until
Feb 1
Jill Jones
New case
manager
Met at
Rotaract mtg
Jan 18
[email protected]
hospice.org
Yolo
Hospice
Fo llow Up
3
Know Your Resources
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Informational Interviews
Networking
California Career Zone http://www.cacareerzone.org/
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Professional Association web sites/meetings
ICC Advising
Assessments
Aggie Job Link (Resume Books, Mock Interviews, etc.)
Linked In
One Stop Career Centers
Libraries
Maximize ICC Resources
ICC Alumni Services:
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Aggie Job Link (AJL)
Mock/Practice Interviews
Internship and Career Fairs
Workshops
Networking Events
ICC Website
Appointments & 1-on-1 advising (for 1 year after
graduation)
Aggie Job Link
 What AJL can do for you?
 Jobs & Internships
 Professional Network
 Resume Books
 Career Fairs (employer lists)
 On-campus Recruiting
 Mock/Practice Interviews
Searching for Jobs on AJL
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You can search for jobs by several
criteria
 Qualifications
 Major
 Industry
 Key word
 Location
 Employer name
 Position type
Keep account updated
Your account will manage your
applications
 Resume, cover letter, transcript, etc.
Maximize ICC Resources
 Database of professionals available for informational interviews
 Identify employees in companies of interest to you
Internship and Career Fairs
 Fall, Winter (2) and Spring 2014-15 quarters:
 October 15th
 January 14th
 February 25th
 April 16th
 Search companies based on key words/
interests months before event
 RSVP or submit resume to specific
companies in advance
Resume Books
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Employers call to request Resume Books weekly
Opt in based on your graduation year
Searching for Job Postings
 Linked In
 Company Sites
 Google “jobs for….”
 Federal & State City & County Jobs
 Temporary Agencies (Lab Support, Kelley Scientific,
etc.)
 Free Job Sites & Boards
 Professional organizations (BayBio, AICPA, etc.)
 International Jobs
 AmeriCorps
 ICC Alumni tab: http://iccweb.ucdavis.edu/alumni/Jobsearch.htm
Additional opportunities
 Volunteer
 http://www.volunteermatch.org/
 United Fund/United Way
 Network
 Professional Development
 Temp Agencies
 Expand your geographic or career focus
 Professional Associations/local chapters/conferences
 Ask your local reference librarian
Responding to Job Postings
 Read all detailed instructions
 Send a cover letter even if not requested
 Follow up to make sure your resume was received
 Politely inquire about hiring process timing
 Make an ally of the Human Resources rep or
receptionist
 Thank you notes & phone calls matter
 Be politely persistent
Identifying References
 Ask permission and be strategic
 Ask your references if they are willing to provide a
strong, supportive recommendation
 NO family, friends or peers
 List 3-5 people with whom you have worked,
volunteered or interned
 i.e. faculty, current or former supervisors and/or campus
staff
 Pick individuals who can speak to relevant skills
 Share your resume & your goals with references
ICC Tips
 Be creative; look for contacts & job leads where others
are NOT looking
 Avoid isolation- find a job search buddy to set goals
and be accountable to
 Thank everyone who helps you!
 (A brief email update is appreciated by all!)
ICC Resources
 Website: Alumni tab
 AJL
 Community Service Resource
Center
 Career Library 215 South Hall
 Info Sessions with Employers
 ICC Mail: List serves
 Advising
 On-Campus Interviews
 Internship and Career Fair
 Webshops
 Mock/Practice Interviews @
AJL
 Career Resource Manual
 Calendar of Events:
http://iccweb.ucdavis.edu/pdf/POE/
THANK YOU!
UC Davis Internship and Career Center
Open Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, South Hall 2nd floor
Summer Drop-In Advising:
Mon-Thurs, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Appointments with Coordinators Available:
Call (530) 752-2855
Visit icc.ucdavis.edu

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