How to Win a Job You Love

How to Win a Job You Love - How to Win and Keep! a Job You...

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How to Win – and Keep! – a Job You Love And live happily ever after (or at least pay your bills) until you get your next best job!
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Today’s News About Jobs In July 2009, 15.3 percent of those 20-24 were unemployed compared to an overall jobless rate of 9.4 . In 2007, more than 50 percent of grads had jobs when they walked the stage. For the Class of 2009, less than 20 percent had job offers . It’s likely to be worse next spring as grads continue to compete against parents who’ve been laid off.
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What are grads doing? Volunteering and taking unpaid internships Going to grad school – enrollment (and competition) are up by about 20 percent. Peace Corps aps were up by 16 percent this spring: 35,000 applied for roughly 4,000 slots.
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Not all jobs are good. When he was my student at Baylor, Dwyer Group’s JC Woods hated his job. He was a welder. He got burned. Literally. JC also hated his job as an environmental map-maker. He sat at a computer all day – and night – as a contract worker. No benefits. Contracts also have fine points in the tiny print – fine points that say you’re at the mercy of your contractor. JC hated that!
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Head Hunters and Recruiting Jonathan Lopez learned some things about head-hunter recruiting and contract work before he came to Baylor . Things he hated. Little to no benefits; ever-increasing work loads; no choice in one’s employer (gotta’ pay the rent); the non-permanence, constant change and carpel-tunnel-inducing deadlines, all of which can be discomforting. And no health insurance or retirement.
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So now, back to the topic … How to Win and Keep ! – a Job You Love !
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Why should you care? The salary difference between having a college degree and not having one is generally about $1 million. So graduate. If you work 30 years, you’ll log about 62,400 hours at the office. Maybe more. Life’s easier when you pay your bills. Life’s also easier when you have a job you love! So let’s start developing your best possible future – right now!
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Begin with the end in mind.
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14 Tips for a Winning Resume Determine your objective. Think of your resume as a marketing tool. You’ll use your resume to get an interview – not a job! Use bulleted sentences. Use action words. Use #s, $’s and %s – show data! Lead with your strengths.
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More tips for the best resume … Play the match game/key words. Use buzzwords/job descriptions. Accent the positive and focus on duties that support your objective. Show what and who you know. Make it easy to read. Have someone else review it. Submit resumes to openings below , at and above your
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Writing a Super Resume Concise, clear, aesthetically pleasing – and unique!
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Functional resumes group skills into categories and list job titles at the bottom. Good for career changers/lack of direct experience. Chronological format
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