In the UK and across Europe, careers services are under pressure both to help students into good jobs and to show they are doing so in outcome and employment data.
Meanwhile, job-hunt success is found less and less in on-campus-recruitment or online, and more and more off campus: via networks and the “hidden” job market.
The result is that careers departments have to fight a double battle: first to persuade students to take their job search off-campus, and second to equip them with the skills they need to succeed in a context where the rules are more ambiguous and the returns (apparently) more uncertain.
The 2-Hour Job Search
The 2-Hour Job Search method was developed progressively by Steve Dalton over the last seven years and popularised in a series of workshops in the US and internationally. Steve's 2012 book on his method is still in 2016 the best-selling jobhunt book on Amazon.com.
This popularity is based on giving jobhunters a precise process they can follow to:
Steve will then show how careers advisers and careers departments can implement this process in their organisation.
He will talk about his experience teaching 2HJS at Duke/Fuqua and discuss how the team have embedded the method into their interactions with students. He will also draw on the experiences of other schools who have adapted 2HJS to fit their particular circumstances.
In particular, Steve will focus on the different types of students typically found in each population and the most effective interventions you can make with each of them.
09.30 - 10.30 Registration and coffee
10.30 - 12.30 2-Hour Job Search in detail
This workshop provides an alternative to online job posting “black holes” by turning the difficult topic of networking into something finite and replicable. In this morning session, 2-Hour Job Search (2HJS) author Steve Dalton offers an exact process – rather than a series of tips – for effectively turning strangers into advocates, leading to more interviews and better internal networks.
To create this process, Dalton drew upon the latest science ranging from behavioural economics to operations theory to social psychology to split networking into its three component parts: prioritization, outreach, and informational interviewing itself.
Each will be discussed in turn to help job seekers harness a highly-curated list of technology to get the right job faster.
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.30 Implementing 2HJS in your school/university
Where the morning workshop focuses on the process for individual job seekers, this afternoon session explains how to implement 2HJS across an entire student population to achieve the following benefits:
Steve will cover the four segments of the student population and explain how each responds differently to the 2HJS method. The session will focus on how to most efficiently address the needs of those four segments.
Finally, we will discuss which obstacles individual job seekers may encounter at each phase of 2HJS, and how most effectively to coach job seekers to move forward.
Who is the 2-Hour Job Search for?
Steve has presented his method to students (both undergraduates and post-graduates) alumni and careers practitioners in more than 50 institutions in the United States and Europe. His method has been particularly influential in business schools and in 2014 the MBA-CSEA awarded Steve their 2014 innovation award.
Who uses it?
Steve has delivered this workshop at business schools and universities around the world including:
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About Steve Dalton
Steve Dalton is program director, daytime career services at Duke (Fuqua) School of Business and is the author of The 2-Hour Job Search published by Ten Speed Press. In 2014 the MBA-CSEA awarded Steve their innovation award for his work. He has an MBA from Duke and a chemical engineering degree from Case Western.
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