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  • CAREER WORKSHOPIA Summit 201

    Image Source Time Inc.

    Amanda Schonfeld Russ Unger

    | BeyondCurious | 18F

  • SIMPLE RULESWelcome to Sanctuary

  • INTRODUCTIONSName

    Something About You First Concert You Attended

  • AGENDA Preparing for Your Job Search Networking Basics Your Rsum and You Portfolio Time Interviewing The Follow-Up Bonus: Quitting Your Job

  • PREPARING FOR YOUR JOB SEARCHFinding a Job Can Be a Full Time Job

  • PREPARING FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH

    Activity:

    Pros & Cons

  • PREPARING FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH

    Activity:

    Ideal Job Opportunity

  • PREPARING FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH

    How Will I Know? (When Its Time to Go)

  • PREPARING FOR YOUR JOB SEARCHJob Boards glassdoor.com

    Monster

    Dice

    Indeed / Eluta

    Workopolis

    CareerBuilder

    AuthenticJobs

    Krop

    CreativeHotlist

    Coroflot

    IA Institute Job Board

    IxDA Jobs

    EnvatoStudio

    Fresh Web Jobs

    Craigslist

    AIGA Jobs Listings

    We Work Remotely Job Board

    LinkedIn Jobs

    Job-Hunt.org

    Boxes & Arrows Job Board

    SimplyHired

    BayCHI

    PhillyCHI

    The Ladders

    Aquent

    Creative Circle

    Bestica

    Local User Group Chapters

    Twitter Feeds

    Elegant.ly

    CyberCoders

  • PREPARING FOR YOUR JOB SEARCHYou Found a Job You Like. Now What?Do Your Research on the Job

    Find out the Recruiters Name

    Find out Who the Role Reports to

    Are You Connected?

    Get to LinkedIn!

    Research the Company

    Research Current Employees

    Use Keywords from the Job Posting if from a Third Party

  • NETWORKING BASICSWho Do You Know & Where Are They?

  • NETWORKING BASICS

    LinkedIn:

    The Most Important Social Media Tool for Your Career (right now, at least)

  • NETWORKING BASICSThe BasicsEasy way to make over your profile:

    http://biginterview.com/blog/2014/06/linkedin-profile-tips.html

    Keywords

    Title Headline for LI profile

    Title for each individual job/role

    Specialties

    Skills and Expertise

    Update your Public Profile link with your NAME!

    Add to email signature

  • NETWORKING BASICSThe Basics

    Write an interesting Summary

    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/chadcribbins

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenatcoolerheadsintel

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonevans

  • NETWORKING BASICSBeefing Up Your Profile

    Recommendations

    Quality, not quantity

    Add Sections

    For example: Slide Share, Certifications, Publications, Projects, Organizations,

    Influencers, Companies

    Groups

    Choose a group where you will participate and add valuable content. https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-i-got-425-more-page-views-on-

    linkedinand-you-can-too

  • NETWORKING BASICSLinkedIn EtiquetteLinked In Etiquette: http://blog.linkedin.com/2011/07/18/linkedin-etiquette-rules/

    Dont use the form letter, actually write something!

    Help others as much as you ask for help

  • COVER LETTERSYesYou REALLY Do Need One.

    Okay, We Discussed This. Maybe Something LIKE One.

  • COVER LETTERSYes. We All Hate Writing Them. They *Do* Count.The Purpose of a Cover Letter is to Explain How You Will Benefit the Company

    Use Words from the Posted Ad in Your Cover Letter

    Be as Conservative or Creative as the Company Appears to Be

    No Excuses for Poor Grammar and/or Typos

    If Possible, Drop the Name of the Person Who Referred You

  • COVER LETTERSYes. We All Hate Writing Them. They *Do* Count.Dont be Afraid to Pay Someone to Help You Write a Cover Letter (but Know How to Write!)

    Must be Addressed to the Specific Name of the Recipient (Last Resort: Use Dear Hiring

    Manager)

    Find Contact Info from Google or LinkedIn, or Call the Companys Receptionist

    Must Target a Specific Position in the First Paragraph

    Must be Very Specific When Describing Your Skills and Qualifications

  • COVER LETTERSYes. We All Hate Writing Them. They *Do* Count.Use Concrete Examples to Demonstrate Your Claims

    Demonstrating Knowledge of the Employer Shows Your Interest Make Sure Your Facts are Correct!

    Request for Action and Specific Description of Your Planned Follow-up Action

    Out of Ideas? Google Cover Letter

  • COVER LETTERSExamplesGet Links Correct

    Get the Description Right

    Use Spell Check!

    Proofread

    Provide Contact Info

  • COVER LETTERSExamplesGet the Company Name Right

    Get the Description Right

    Use Spell Check!

    Tailor to Audience

    No Fibbing.

  • COVER LETTERS

    IA Summit 2012

    Examples

    This is a Good One

  • INTRO LETTERWhy So Formal?

  • INTRO LETTERWhy So Formal?

  • COVER LETTERS

    Discussion:

    Whats the 1 Most Important Thing That Should Be In a Cover Letter?

  • BREAK TIMESee You in 5-10 Minutes

  • YOUR RSUM AND YOULove to Hate It

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  • RESUMESThe BasicsSo... Some employers still dont know what we do

    KISS methodology - give your resume an enema

    No more than two pages. Period. Well...

    Contact Info first > Positions > Accomplishments > Education

    Dont spend too long describing your job role in each position

    Remember: Your resume opens the door for the interview in many cases, but...

    "Its the personality more often than the resume that gets you the job" - Theresa Putkey

    One last thing: Employers WILL use Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc. to find out

    more about you, how you behave online, etc.

  • RESUMESFundamentals of Format

    Use a plain, 10 point Serif font

    Resist the urge to design your resume

    Name, address, phone, personal email, portfolio and URL

    Centered and bold at the top

    Write up your job history, presented in reverse chronological order

    Each job has Start-End Dates, Your Title, Company Name and Location

    Lastly, two lines for your education. Degree, Year and Institution

    Courtesy of Livia Labate | livlab.com

  • RESUMESYour Responsibilities

    Follow with 2-3 sentences describing responsibilities

    Answer the question, What job did you have?

    After responsibilities, list your major accomplishments using bullet points

    How large was the audience for the work you did hints to the kind of impact you can make and how comfortable you are working with large scale initiatives

    How large was the group you worked with hints to the types of interactions and demands you are subject to depending on size of team

    How large was your client (for consultants), employer (for in-house employees) Example:

    Fortune 50, $200MM annual revenue hints to the level of business challenges youre Courtesy of Livia Labate | livlab.com

  • RESUMESYour AccomplishmentsActivities that resulted in cost saving and efficiency gains (better performance, less people/

    hours on projects, etc)

    Activities that resulted in increased value (explicit satisfaction score gains, increased

    revenue and profit margins, etc)

    Company and industry recognition (awards, nominations, remarks from annual reviews, etc

    Courtesy of Livia Labate | livlab.com

  • RESUMESBasic StructureContact Information

    Employment Dates

    Company Information

    Description

    Accomplishments

    Education

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  • RESUMES

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    Basic Example

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  • RESUMES

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    Basic Example With Summary

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  • RESUMESRuss Ungers Resume

  • RESUMESAdvice from Recruiters

    Clean

    Concise

    Clear

    Quantified

    Provides easy links to work

    Relevant

    Typo Free

    Clearly Show a distinct focus/direction

    Courtesy of Loryn Schiraldo

  • RESUMESAdvice from Recruiters

    Loryn Schiraldo

    It is not uncommon to have multiple resumes for multiple roles, specialization is key vs. generalization.

  • RESUMESAdvice from RecruitersWrite about your accomplishments in your role

    Don't re-write your job description write about your skills Include a couple links to show online samples of your work

    Keep it brief resumes over 4 pages are pretty long Talk about how you're involved in a team atmosphere

    Courtesy of Penny Curtis

  • RESUMESAdvice from RecruitersShow how you've moved up the ladder

    Files with images are too big to upload to systems like Taleo so all of your hard work is lost

    at that point

    Include a link to your LinkedIn profile

    Could include recommendations from your LinkedIn profile

    Good tenure is always a benefit on anyone's resume

    Courtesy of Penny Curtis

  • RESUMESAdvice from Recruiters

    Penny Curtis

    For UX people I take an extra look at the general lay out of their resume easy to follow, logical etc.

  • RESUMESAdvice from RecruitersDont go crazy with fonts/colours/designs. Clean and simple makes me want to review it

    anything busy will be passed over.

    If you are a contractor/consultant create a functional resume. I dont want to read a five

    page resume that lists 50 companies w