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  1. Sociology Majors Career Resource Center College of Liberal Arts and Sciences University of Florida www.crc.ufl.edu

  2. Opening Activity • Everyone stand up • Listen to characteristics of these jobs • Sit down when you hear something that would make the job unappealing and/or something you would not do • What is the point?

  3. The MYTH MAJOR CAREER

  4. REALITY SKILLS MAJOR CAREER What personal skills/qualities do you think employers are looking for?

  5. Employers Rate The Importance of Candidate Skills/Qualities • Communication Skills 4.7 • Honesty/Integrity 4.7 • Interpersonal Skills 4.5 • Motivation/Initiative 4.5 • Strong Work Ethic 4.5 • Teamwork Skills (works well with others) 4.5 • Computer Skills 4.4 • Analytical Skills 4.3 • Flexibility/Adaptability 4.3 • Detail-oriented 4.2 NACE’s Job Outlook 2007 5=Extremely Important, 1=Not Important

  6. Employers Rate The Importance of Candidate Skills • Organizational Skills 4.0 • Leadership Skills 4.0 • Self-Confidence 4.0 • Friendly/Outgoing Personality 3.9 • Tactfulness 3.9 • Well-mannered/polite 3.8 • Creativity 3.7 • GPA (3.0 or better) 3.6 • Entrepreneurial Skills/Risk Taker 3.3 • Sense of Humor 3.2 NACE’s Job Outlook 2007 5=Extremely Important, 1=Not Important

  7. REALITY #2 SKILLS EXPERIENCE CAREER What experiences do YOU have that will show employers what your skills possess?

  8. Employers Rate The Importance of Experience • Relevant Work Experience 4.0 • Internship Experience 4.0 • Any Work Experience 3.8 • Co-op Experience 3.4 What other ways are there to gain experience? NACE’s Job Outlook 2006 5=Extremely Important, 1=Not Important

  9. What other experiences will develop your skills? • Membership in clubs/campus organizations • Volunteer/Community service • Class projects

  10. Do you have a RESUME?! Build Your Resume Education/Training Experiences Skills Assess your skills How many of the top 20 do you possess? Evaluate experience Do you have experiences that provide evidence of your skills? Seek out experiences that will build lacking skills EX: Courses, Clubs, Training Career PlanningStarts with Self-Assessment

  11. What is going on right now? • Employers will hire 17% more grads in 2007 than in 2006 • More than 50% of employers increase hiring in 2007 • Salaries are forecast to increase 4.6% in 2007 • Stats from Wall Street Journal, Jan 2007 reporting NACE results

  12. What else is going on right now? • 25% of new hires will NOT keep the job for one year! • 46% of new hires will NOT make it to 18 months! • 53% of hired managers and execs are gone within a year! • From Fortune Magazine, June 2006 • NEW JOB Q & A

  13. Admissions Counselor Data Analyst Mental Health Worker Adoption Agent Day Care Worker News Correspondent Advertising Assistant Parole/Probation Officer Alcohol/ Drug Case Worker Foster Care Worker  Personnel Interviewer  Fund-Raiser Child Welfare Officer Human Resources Program Assistant Community Service Agency Public Relations Specialist Compensation/Benefits Insurance Agent/Broker  Congressional Aid Job Analyst Research Assistant Consumer Advocate Labor Relations Representative Public Opinion Surveyor Marketing Research Analyst Recreation Therapist Convention Organizer Shipping Operations Welfare Counselor Social Worker  Secret Service Agent  Teacher  Technical Writer  Discover Possible Job Titles for Social Science Grads (see OOH)

  14. Employers Rate Effectiveness of Recruiting Methods • On-campus recruiting 4.4 • Organization’s internship programs 4.3 • Employee referrals 4.1 • Organization’s co-op programs 3.9 • Career/job fairs 3.8 • Faculty contacts 3.7 • Internet Job postings (campus web site) 3.7 • Internet Job postings (company web site) 3.6 • Student Organizations/Clubs 3.5 • Internet Job postings (commercial career site) 3.4 NACE’s Job Outlook 2006 5=Extremely Effective, 1=Not Effective

  15. Opportunities ABROAD Find internships and/or jobs in other countries around the world “Businesses in developed and emerging economies alike are adding workers at a rapid clip as the global economy keeps expanding.” (Business Week, January 2007) www.crc.ufl.edu/crc/goingglobal www.rileyguide.com/internat.html www.4icj.com

  16. www.philanthropy.com www.nonprofitcareer.com http://www.nonprofitjobs.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.sjob www.elfnetwork.com www.idealist.org http://charitychannel.com/classifieds/cso/ www.nonprofitoyster.com www.communityjobs.org www.opportunitynocs.org www.civilrights.org www.fdncenter.org www.guidestar.org www.independentsector.org www.interaction.org www.ncna.org www.habitat.org www.peacecorps.gov http://www.americorps.org www.teachforamerica.org http://www.nptjobs.com www.uwmb.org www.voa.org http://www.publicservicecareers.org/ CAREERS in NON-PROFIT

  17. Government Careers Websites • www.twc.edu • www.careers.state.gov • www.opm.gov/careerintern/index.htm • www.opm.gov/employ/luevano.htm • www.pmi.opm.gov • www.gedworld.gov • www.firstgov.gov • www.governmentguide.com • www.hrsjobs.com • www.pse-net.com

  18. General Job Opportunity Websites • www.crc.ufl.edu(Career Resource Center, use Gator Careerlink) • www.bls.gov(Occupational Outlook Handbook) • www.SocialWorkJobBank.com • www.socialservice.com/ • www.careervoyages.gov • www.doleta.gov(Department of Labor) • www.fldoe.org(FL Dept of Education) • www.usajobs.opm.gov • www.employflorida.net • www.militarycareers.com • www.ajb.dni.us(America’s Job Bank) • www.acinet.org(CareerInfoNet ) • www.monster.com

  19. Sociology Related Job Opportunity Sites • AcademyHealth, careers in health services research and health policyhttp://www.academyhealth.org/career/ • American Sociological Association’s Job Bank http://jobbank.asanet.org/jobbank/index.cfm • HSpeople, Human Services and Social Services Jobs http://www.hspeople.com • Human Services Career Network http://www.hscareers.com • IHireSocialServices http://www.ihiresocialservices.com/default.asp • National Human Services Assembly, http://www.nassembly.org/nassembly/na_job_display.cfm • Social Service, http://www.socialservice.com • Social Service.com, http://www.socialservice.com/userlogin.cfm?cfid=760299&cftoken=3282807 • Society of Human Resource Management, http://www.shrm.org/jobs/

  20. Professional Organizations • American Sociological Associationhttp://www.asanet.org • Society of Applied Sociologyhttp://www.appliedsoc.org • Sociological Practice Associationhttp://www.socpractice.org • American Public Health Association http://www.apha.org • National Association of Social Workers http://www.naswdc.org • Rural Sociological Societyhttp://www.ruralsociology.org

  21. Which Major? a) Political Science b) Business c) Public Relations d) Computer Science ANSWER: a) Political Science Steve Case Former CEO and Chairman of AOL

  22. Which Major? a) Philosophy b) Political Science c) History d) Sociology ANSWER: d) Sociology Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Reverend and Civil Rights Leader

  23. Which Major? a) Chemistry b) Math c) Theater d) Advertising ANSWER: b) Math Teri Hatcher Actress

  24. Which Major? a) Physics b) English c) History d) Mathematics ANSWER: b) English Sally Ride Former Astronaut

  25. Which Major? a) Journalism b) Psychology c) Public Relations d) Speech ANSWER: d) Speech Oprah Winfrey Talk Show Host, Actress, Oprah Magazine

  26. Which Major? a) Advertising b) Philosophy c) Psychology d) Marketing ANSWER: c) Psychology Hugh Hefner Creator & Publisher, Playboy Magazine

  27. Questions?