I recently stumbled across this great resource for those who go to / went to ISU: https://careercenter.illinoisstate.edu/hire/
As a reminder, reaching out to fellow alumni (even if from a training program - doesn't have to be a university) is a great way to network and find a job!
Plus you can work with the Jobcase community too to network, we're here to help!
So after being unemployed for 2 months and reaching out to numerous recruiters, blasting out applications to everyone, and creating tailored resumes for every job I've applied to only to hear a no, I've decide that enough is enough and I'm going to have to blaze my own path. I was looking for a job in finance just to get something but wanted to transition into technology. Since there is no one that to provide any useable advice or wants you to pay them to be a mentor/career advice giver, I've given up going those normal routes. I'm going to continue to search for a job on my own, but I'm not going to depend on anyone helping me. While I'm doing that, I'm in the process of starting to learn what tech companies/start ups are looking for, starting with learning python. It will not be an easy road, but it beats sitting at home and miserable and not doing anything about the problem. You cannot depend on any of these job sites to really help you (not even LinkedIn) unless you want to pay loads of money for nothing. The other thing I see is a lot of these so called recruiters taking advantage of people in desperate situations during this time and either taking their money or offering jobs that will end up leaving them stuck or skillless. I see the value of having a head hunter, but in a pandemic, that seems like waste.
All this to say that I am blazing my own path. I have the intelligence and drive to learn what I need to learn and figure out what I need to learn. If anyone would like to help or provide any useful advice, I'm open to it. I'll even share my resume as I do still need to make a living. But for now, I've given up following the traditional "listicle" advice that's on every job site or search result on Google. It is time I do something about my situation even during a pandemic/race war. As an African American male, I have never been given any opportunity, despite having a bachelors degree in economics and on the path to finishing a master. I have had to fight for every opportunity when I was employed in finance. So why should I expect it to stop now? #unemployed #jobsearch #motivation #coronavirus #mentor #networking #finance #technology #workfromhome #unemployment
With many people changing jobs and potentially industries, I wanted to share some lessons I've learned over the years with changing jobs or companies.
1) Do some research online and ask other people you might know in that field or company what to expect. The #jobcase community is a great place to ask too!
2) Acknowledge you will make a mistake, remember no one is perfect their first day at any job.
3) Ask questions and don't be afraid take notes if it will help you become better at the job.
Instead of staying silent during a hiring event SPEAK UP and let your voice be heard!
By building a rapport with the employers before getting into the nitty-gritty details of the job it can give you a major competitive edge over other candidates. Plus it will feel more like a friendly conversation which can certainly help calm those nerves. You can also use this information later on when following up.
Remember, these questions are not about you, but about them and the focus on building a connection. Try these out during your next job fair, interview or networking event!
1. It's a pleasure to meet you. How was your weekend (or how has your week been)? This demonstrates to the interviewer that you're confident, proactive, and friendly. Make sure to smile!
2. What was the most pleasantly surprising thing about working here you learned once you were on the job? It's a good idea to keep the conversation focused on the employer and their positive experiences with working at the company.
3. What's the most memorable thing that has happened to you since joining the company? This will show you are a positive person and care about others as well as help you feel out what the culture is like.
4. I read a really great article this morning on the way over here today. Discuss it a little if it connects to the company and if the employer seems interested, continue, if not gracefully move on.
5. What's one of the most interesting projects or opportunities that you've worked on? Employers will love the chance to reflect and respond to what it is they’ve worked on or are currently working on. This will also provide further insight into what they are doing now in the company, as well as give them a chance to talk about their own accomplishments.
6. What is it about (company name) that you love the most? This will tell you what the employer cares about but also what makes the company special.
Remember to keep bringing it back to the interviewer/company and your interest in it!
Good luck : )
I know what you’re probably thinking, “I don't own a business! Why do I need a business card??” I get it! I thought the same thing.
But when you’re at an interview or a job fair, it’s a GREAT asset to have! Every time you talk to someone about a job, you are selling yourself AND your talents. A business card can leave a lasting impression and will help the interviewer remember who you are.
The best part is there are a lot of affordable sites that you can order cards from!
Since looking for a job can be lonely and isolating as we are all stuck at home, I'm curious who on here would be interested in doing a group video chat just so we can all say hello and keep each other motivated. If this is a good idea, let me know in the comments!
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I think "social distancing" is a bad term. We need physical distancing to slow down the virus but socially we need to be closer than ever.
Please take some time to connect with your friends and family, post something positive on social networks, help others when you can.
Do not let physical distancing to break social ties. It's what gets us moving forward through tough times.
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