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Presenter:. Pamela Weinberg ’87. Career coach & Personal branding Strategist. www.pamelaweinberg.com. Sponsored by:. the Hiatt Career Center. At Brandeis University. Managing Your Quarter-Life Crisis. ID: 595466 Download Presentation

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February 10, 2016Presenter:Pamela Weinberg ’87Career coach & Personal branding Strategistwww.pamelaweinberg.comSponsored by: the Hiatt Career CenterAt Brandeis University

Managing Your Quarter-Life Crisis

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Does This Look Like You?

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Happiness By Age

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Quarter-Life Crisis Contributors

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Quarter-Life Crisis: Contributing Factors

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May occur as a reaction to entering “the real world” post college:

On your own for the first time.

Unemployment and choosing a career path

is a major cause of anxiety in young adults.

Lack of positive social role models

Internet and social media promoting young successful professionals make others

feel like failures

Growing up in a world with

events that provoke insecurity

(9/11; Columbine)

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Let’s Make a Change: Start Here

Career Road Map:Define your career objectivesFind opportunitiesChart your path

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Re-discovering your Passions, Interests and Strengths

Review skills and interestsWhat do you like?What are you good at?Take stock of priorities: valuesWhat is important to you?Use assessment toolswww.typefocus.com or www.strengthsfinder.comAssemble a personal board of directorsClose friend, family member, former boss, colleague, peer

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Research

Informational interviewsAdvanced or additional degreeClasses/lectures in interest areaCertificate programsComputer/technology/skills upgradeFeatured Resources:*PivotPlanet.com allows you to try a new career*www.Lynda.com offers online tutorials

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Career Research & Preparation

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Personal Mission Statement

Why do I need a Personal Mission Statement?Creating a personal mission statement will help you to set goals and guide your career exploration.Your personal mission statement should serve as a personal “GPS” for your career and life choices.Your personal mission statement can serve as the basis for your “elevator pitch”.

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Sample Personal Mission Statement

“To obtain a position in development which will allow me to utilize many of the skills I’ve acquired through volunteer work and through my fundraising work for my community center. I will do this by taking a class in non-profit management; joining a professional association to network; and by obtaining a volunteer position at a non-profit to gain experience and build my resume.”-Dana W., 25Featured Resource:*Access sample personal mission statements and templates at quintcareers.com and timethoughts.com

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Job Market: 2016

Emergence of portfolio careers/”side hustles”Diversity mandatesFlexible opportunities: freelancingMid-Atlantic and Southeast hottest regions for hiringHot industries: green, healthcare, technology (mobile/analytics), corporate social responsibilityFeatured Resources:*Learn about industries and occupations to match your skill set through: Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) - www.bls.gov/ooh O*Net Online - www.onetonline.org

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Preparing for your Job Search

ResumeLinkedIn profile up-to-dateBusiness cardsLine up referencesDevelop and create “elevator pitch”“Smart Volunteer” to try out new careerFeatured Resource:*Design and print inexpensive business cards: www.vistaprint.com

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Networking

Do it!Know what you are looking for (know and practice your two-minute pitch)Carry business cards with youFollow-up/keep in touchAsk for informational interviewsJoin professional organizationsUtilize the Brandeis alumni network

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Social Media for Job Search

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LinkedIn

Craft a stand out public profileAppropriate photoCreative headlineProfessional summaryKeywords in “skills” sectionRecommendationsConnect with former bosses; colleagues; peersFollow companiesUtilize “Search” feature for jobs and connectionsJoin GroupsFeatured Resource:*Connect to other Brandeis alumni through LinkedIn groups: www.linkedin.com

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Facebook

Let Facebook “friends” know you are in the job marketPost status updates and links to personal blogs, articles, websitesJoin groups (e.g. regional alumni clubs) and fan pagesManage privacy settings

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Twitter

Follow companies/people with whom you would like to do business Follow leaders in your field and re-tweet their postsShare Twitter updates on Facebook, LinkedIn and blogsSend direct messages to develop relationships and networkSearch for jobsFeatured Resource:*Check out www.jobmob.co.il for suggestions of where to find jobs on Twitter

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Final Tips for Conquering your Crisis

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Resources

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www.typefocus.comwww.quintcareers.comwww.timethoughts.comwww.bls.gov/oohwww.onetonline.orgwww.vault.comwww.spotlightoncareers.comwww.idealist.org

www.linkedin.com

www.strengthfinders.com

Twenty Something Twenty Everything

” by Christine

Hassler

Conquering your

Quarterlife

Crisis

” by Alexandra Robbins

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Contact Me

Pamela Weinberg, Career Coach & Personal Branding StrategistEmail: pamela@pamelaweinberg.comWebsite: www.pamelaweinberg.comTwitter: @PamelaWeinberg

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Next Steps

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Fill out our

satisfaction survey

to

let us know how we did

Register for our

March

webinar:

Ace

the Interview: Interview Strategies That Get Results

Tuesday

,

March 8,

2016

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/

9080943868740960002

Join the

Brandeis University Career Connections

group on LinkedIn:

bit.ly/BrandeisLinkedIn

Brandeis

undergraduate students and alumni:

Call

(781) 736-3618

to schedule a free, 1-on-1

advising appointment

with a Hiatt career counselor (in-person, phone, Skype)

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Contact the Hiatt Career Center

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Alexandra Stephens

Associate Director, Alumni Career Programs & Engagement

Email:

astephens@brandeis.edu

Phone:

781-736-3623

Website:

alumni.brandeis.edu

/careers

Twitter:

@

HiattatBrandeis

Facebook:

www.facebook.com/HiattCareerCenter

LinkedIn group:

bit.ly/BrandeisLinkedIn


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