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Business communication building critical skill 3rd by locker module 26

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Module
Module 26
26
Researching
ResearchingJobs
Jobs

McGraw-Hill/Irwin

©2007, The McGraw-Hill Companies, All Rights


26-2

Researching
Researching Jobs
Jobs
 To learn how to

 Analyze your own values and
interests.
 Find information about employers.
 Use the Internet in your job search.
 Find posted jobs and tap into the
hidden job market.


26-3

Researching
Researching Jobs
Jobs
 To learn how to
 Deal with difficulties in your record.
 Decide whether to keep your current
job or look for a new one.


26-4

Researching
Researching Jobs
Jobs
Start by answering these questions:
 What do I need to know about myself
to job hunt?
 What do I need to know about
companies that might hire me?
 Should I do information interviews?


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Researching
Researching Jobs
Jobs
Start by answering these questions:
 What is the “hidden job market”?
How do I tap into it?


 What do I do if I’ve got a major
weakness?


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Before
Before Job
Job Hunting,
Hunting, Know
Know
 What achievements give
you satisfaction and why.
 Whether you prefer
 Firm or flexible deadlines.
 Solitary or group work.
 Specific or general
instructions.
 High or low pressure.
 Fast or slow tracks to
promotion.


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Before
Before Job
Job Hunting,
Hunting, Know
Know
continued
continued

 If you’re willing to




Take work home.
Travel.
Spend less time with friends and family.

 How important money is to you.
 Where you want to live.
 If the job serves a personal goal or
is simply “a way to make a living.”


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What
What to
to Know
Know About
About
Companies
Companies
 What the job itself involves.
 Who will receive your
correspondence and the
corresponding address.
 What the organization does
and at least four or five facts
about it.


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Where
Where to
to Get
Get Information
Information
 General Directories
 Standard and Poor’s Register of Corporations,
Directors, and Executives; Thomas Register of
American Manufacturers.

 Specialized Directories
 Accounting Firms and Practitioners; O’Dwyer’s
Directory of Public Relations Firms.

 Trade Journals
 Advertising Age; Cable Communication Magazine;
Canadian Business; The Practical Accountant;
Today’s Realtor.


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Where
Where to
to Get
Get Information
Information continued
continued
 Web Resources
 America’s Job Bank
(www.ajb.dni.us/index.html).
 Asia Net (www.asia-net.com).
 CareerMosaic
(www.careermosaic.com).
 Career Path Online
(www.careerpath.com).
 Federal Jobs Central
(www.fedjobs.com).
 Monster Board (www.monster.com).
 SkillSearch (www.skillsearch.com).
 Vault (www.vault.com).


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Information
Information Interviews
Interviews
 Let you know
whether or not you’d
like the job.
 Give you specific
information.
 Create a good
image of you.


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Information
Information Interview
Interview Questions
Questions
 Consider asking
 What are you working on right now?
 How do you spend your typical day?
 Have your duties changed a lot since
you started working here?
 What do you like best about your
job? Least?


Information
Information Interview
Interview Questions
Questions
continued
continued

 Consider asking
 What do you think the future holds
for this type of work?
 How did you get this job?
 What courses, activities, or jobs
would you recommend for someone
who wants to do this kind of work?

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Hidden
Hidden Job
Job Market
Market
 Consists of unadvertised jobs.
 To tap, use referral interviews.
 Ask people you know for a referral to
someone in the profession you’re
interested in, then schedule an
interview with that person.


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Hidden
Hidden Job
Job Market
Market continued
continued
 Clarify that
you’re not
asking for a job,
but just for
information
about the field
or general job
opportunities.


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Hidden
Hidden Job
Market continued
continued
Job Market
 Take along a résumé, but only for
tips on how to improve it; at the end
of the interview, consider asking for a
referral.
 Send follow-up letters.


Potential
Potential Job
Job Hunting
Hunting
Challenges
Challenges
 “All of my experience is in my
family’s business.”
 “I’ve been out of the job market for
a while.”
 “I want to change job fields.”
 “I was fired.”
 “I don’t have any experience.”
 “I’m a lot older than they want.”

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