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Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation, a Michigan Works! Agency's Tips for Jobseekers Presentation includes information about One-Stop Service Centers in Detroit, recruitment events, job interviews, online job searching and more.

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  • 1. 1 WELCOME TO Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation
  • 2. 2 Monday: 8:00am 5:00pm Tuesday: 8:00am 5:00pm Wednesday: 8:00am 5:00pm Thursday: 8:00am 7:00pm Friday: 8:00am 5:00pm HOURS OF OPERATION
  • 3. 3 FINDING A JOB Our offer includes: Job placement assistance Resource Room with Internet accessible computers for your self-directed job search. Are you looking for a job? We will assist you in your job search and help you to prepare for the job you want.
  • 4. 4 We help prepare jobseekers for employment, increasing their marketability through: HELP PREPARING FOR A JOB Career advisement Resume and cover letter assistance Practice to build up interviewing skills
  • 5. 5 RESOURCE ROOM Internet ready computers for self-directed job search Software to assist in editing and formatting your resume Learn about the companies that are hiring and get facts to present during your interview Resource Room hours: - 8:00am to 4:30pm Mon Wed & Fri - 8:00am to 6:30pm Thursdays
  • 6. 6 CAREER ADVICE Our Career Advisors can help you identify and assess your skills, abilities, and interests. They can provide you with: Information on the labor market Growth opportunity occupations Career planning assistance
  • 7. 7 INCREASE YOUR SKILL SET! JOIN US FOR A WORKSHOP! Email & Attachments eApplications Resume Maker Resume Magic Interviewing Skills Basic Computer Keyboarding
  • 8. 8 Pick up our Monthly Workshop Calendar at the Reception Desk in the lobby. Anyone may attend! INTERESTED?
  • 9. 9 FINDING A JOB Are you looking for a job? We will assist you in your job search and help you to prepare for the job you want. Our offer includes: Personalized career counseling Advice on how to interview for a specific job On-site recruitment events to connect you to an employer
  • 10. 10 Get updates on job opportunities Find out about recruitment events Tell your friends! www.facebook.com/DetroitEmploymentSolutions
  • 11. 11 @DES_MI_Works Get updates on job opportunities Find out about recruitment events Tell your friends!
  • 12. 12 RECRUITMENT EVENTS Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation has morning recruitment events daily, Monday - Friday. During the recruitment events, you will have the opportunity to meet with representatives of an employer or our Account Manager for specific job matching.
  • 13. 13 RECRUITMENT EVENTS Tip #1: Give the event priority in your daily schedule. Be prepared to spend as much time as it is necessary for an employer or an Account Manager to be ready to meet with you. Be patient and stay focused. Use the wait time to brush up on the career story you will present during your interview.
  • 14. 14 RECRUITMENT EVENTS Tip #2: Dress Professionally. Recruitment Events are in fact job interviews, so make sure your attire is appropriate. You have only one chance to make a good first impression. Wear professional clothes and style your hair conservatively.
  • 15. 15 RECRUITMENT EVENTS Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation has morning recruitment events daily, Monday - Friday. During the recruitment events, you will have the opportunity to meet with representatives of an employer or our Account Manager for specific job matching.
  • 16. 16 RECRUITMENT EVENTS Tip #2: Dress Professionally. Ladies should wear minimal makeup and no excess jewelry. If you cannot afford business attire, we can refer you to partners that may provide it free.
  • 17. 17 RECRUITMENT EVENTS Bring a supply of resumes to hand out to representatives you will interview with. Make sure the copies are in pristine condition. Take a portfolio or a briefcase to hold resumes and other interview and job related materials. Tip #3: Bring Resumes.
  • 18. 18 RECRUITMENT EVENTS Tip #4: Prepare a "one minute commercial. Research the company and position you are interested in before coming to the event. Bring gathered material with you if you can. Think about your relevant skills and strengths, your career goals, and where you would want to go within the specific company.
  • 19. 19 RECRUITMENT EVENTS Tip #4: Prepare a "one minute commercial. Be ready to talk convincingly about these aspects with your interviewer. Use the wait time to brush up on the story you would like to present.
  • 20. 20 RECRUITMENT EVENTS Tip #5: Network. You may learn some helpful hints, as well as hear about opportunities of which you were unaware. Be highly professional and considerate while approaching your event peers some of them may become your direct co-workers.
  • 21. 21 RECRUITMENT EVENTS Tip #5: Network. The pre-interview wait time may also provide a great opportunity to network. Talk to other candidates if it does not bother you or them focusing on the interviews to come.
  • 22. 22 RECRUITMENT EVENTS Tip #6: Show initiative and enthusiasm. Shake hands and introduce yourself to recruiters. Be assertive but never pushy. Listen before you talk. Ask questions. Use creative real-life examples of your dealing with relevant situations in your previous workplace.
  • 23. 23 RECRUITMENT EVENTS Tip #6: Show initiative and enthusiasm. Suggest possible solutions whenever an appropriate opportunity and idea come your way. Employers are looking to bring enthusiasm to the new positions they offer. So, project interest in the company and their job opportunities. And do smile!
  • 24. 24 Our Monthly Recruitment Calendar You can access our job postings and upcoming Recruitment Events on our website: www.detroitmiworks.com Visit our Resource Room for more fliers and upcoming events.
  • 25. 25 GO ONLINE TO FIND Upcoming recruitment events Locations and hours Training opportunities And much more! www.detroitmiworks.com
  • 26. 26 THE INTERVIEW CHECKLIST Be prepared Bring extra pens Dress to impress Be early Show the right body language Sell yourself Ask questions Say thank you
  • 27. 27 HONE YOUR SKILLS Attend our free Interviewing Skills workshop! Call us at 313.962.9675 or inquire at the Front Desk if you are interested.
  • 28. 28 JOB INTERVIEW QUIZ TRUE OR FALSE? Wearing a formal suit is always the safest dress for success attire. While there have been many companies and industries that have become known for their informality, a suit is a safe bet. TRUE
  • 29. 29 DRESS TO IMPRESS Women's Dress to Impress Interview Attire: Solid color, conservative suit, coordinated blouse, tan or light hosiery, moderate shoes Limited jewelry Neat, professional hairstyle, little make-up and no perfume, manicured nails Portfolio or briefcase Men's Dress to Impress Interview Attire: Solid color, conservative suit, white long sleeve shirt, conservative tie, dark socks, professional shoes Very limited jewelry Neat, professional hairstyle, very gentle or no aftershave, neatly trimmed nails Portfolio or briefcase
  • 30. 30 JOB INTERVIEW QUIZ TRUE OR FALSE? Being the most qualified candidate for the position guarantees you will get the job. FALSE
  • 31. 31 The interview is undoubtedly the most important part of your job search. Your network and resume may help you get your foot in the door, but you've got to ace the interview to get the job. Preparing for your interview, improving your skill set, increasing your education, knowledge of the labor market, an employment plan with short-term and long-term goals, all help you to get the pos