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Hi everybody -- -- -- -- -- thank you for joining us on foxnews.com live this is career accelerator day which means it's Tuesday.
Many college graduates and -- Are about to enter the job market for the very first time and about to go through that pretty strenuous job application process often -- his interview after interview after interview.
Without seeing much luck no job coming out of all those interviews are some days you should know and it and to do and not to do that you're about to go through this process whether it's you or your child -- Driscoll is joining us foxbusiness.com.
In Atlanta right now -- -- only good morning thank you for coming on.
Hi Lauren thanks for having me and you've got some great tips for college -- out there about to enter the workforce for the first time that it's awfully challenging they say it's getting better but I don't think anybody really believes the job market is now much improved.
For -- was during.
Right well it is getting better but there's a crucial part of the job hunting process that is absolutely -- at that crucial.
And that's following up and you wanna do you -- for three -- -- and one you want to be respectful someone taking the time out to speak with -- You also wanted to reiterate interest in the position that -- interviewing for.
And then you also.
Want to show that you can handle yourself in a professional setting when it comes to communicating with others okay so this is after you scored that first -- -- you right you have your first or analysts -- done interview.
You don't know -- went through you station followed rightly don't waste time immediately make contact.
-- you want to follow up within twelve to 24 hours of the inner you know I'm not only sent out its fresh on their minds so -- -- on your mind as well.
And you can say thank you for taking the time not to speak with me today I want a lot about the company.
I was particularly interested in the travel aspect of the job or the fact that I get to work with the marketing department something specific from their conversation.
And end it with I'm very anxious and in that position and I look forward to hearing from an option is being.
He now a phone call a real letter in now.
It's always good to follow up with an email immediately after -- but in some much especially in more traditional conservative work environments handwritten -- can speak volumes so you can never go -- with a handwritten -- follow up after the -- follow up.
Though is that too much.
No it didn't.
Not too much and I think a lot of employers actually really appreciate.
Handwritten notes are not that common anymore and and the world -- email so just a quick follow up thank you so much for meeting with me again handwritten had to make sure you.
Crossed the line and I think a lot of all all job applicants not just college grads are are wondering you know had you not -- and knowing.
How do you -- that right in line and yes I'm interested but I don't -- -- you.
-- you don't want to follow up and say just following up because that sounds like you're nagging somebody say you want to add value to the second and even third follow ups.
Maybe talk about any an excel course that you tuck that would be good for the position or a recent article that you read about the industry you're the company -- something that's more value than just I'm following up.
So that's important don't write literally just filing up in your email state something of substance and actually -- conversation that scene you have to have -- -- To that -- that follow up email got it okay.
Sometimes you also need to know when you need to stop contacting that companies -- stopped looking for certain opportunities in certain field what are some tips that you -- -- it.
For that when he needs it.
No just chill stop do something different.
Great wolf first of all as someone gives he's timeline say we'll -- get back to you within a weaker to you and you don't hear back within a week.
Don't panic sometimes people do get busy they're not just blowing you off but.
If after the third time that you contacted them reached out with you know a valuable follow up and you don't hear back.
It's probably time to accept that it's not good fit for either one of you and and move on to other jobs.
Right and what's important in this process is to keep looking for other jobs don't just stay stagnant don't wait for her to hear back from the company need to continue your job search as as you would any other.
John I would imagine more often and nine a company thinks it positions opened in and that position -- Maybe being filled by someone internally or you know the boss's son something crazy like that and they just don't have answer history.
They might re ignoring your follow up emails and correspondents -- They don't have an answer and I guess that's applicant you have to judge whether you can wait.
-- and it can be frustrating especially if you put in all the work and the time in the app for it -- Just except that it's not a good -- and move on and you will find something that will be -- and good fit for you ultimately.
And why did you ever heard of the situation where.
One start interviewing for jobs.
Get a couple of -- no offers finally get an offer.
Immediately take the job essentially immediately accept the job and start working at that job but then one of the other interviews come through with an offer which turns out to be better than -- current job the person and with the etiquette there.
You leave the -- -- just got to go work for that other Blair went basically all you should've done is made me wait another two weeks and he would have had.
Right that's a tricky situation and just because you don't want to bail on someone who's given you an opportunity -- not really sure what exactly will happen with they.
Other company offering you jobs so that's a that's a tough situation and it's kind of like a case by case basis I would say he's your best judgment.
-- meet for an informational interview with the other company kind of way out that the pros and cons of both and and make a decision from there.
I really thank you so much and blazers blow you're articles up on our website now.
Thanks for coming on the show again on his -- accelerator Tuesday.
And is anyone listening -- -- following up within 24 hours seems to be no point since I'm told.
They'll contact me one way or the other I seem to agree with you is -- anyone listening I don't -- when I get.
Emails from people reminding me to do things on the right away and especially when he got a lot of you know -- try to our people and -- Because.
I mean it just trying to.
Think I have a brain in memory and I'll contact them when I'm -- field.
Anyway that's just may being on the job hunt isn't totally different thing.
Ira break right now doctor woody is in the house with.
In the office and why we might be distracted -- and I think apple they're back.
Welcome back everybody.
Are -- -- time at work watching this show on your computer that's distraction.
It turned out we are very distracting court in doctor Michael what is gonna tell us why they hate you for joining us.
-- to be here as though is certainly doing.
You know this is really cool it was a salary dot com survey that just came out last month and as a matter of fact for wasting more time this year than we did last year are wasting time -- work is up 5%.
And so there's some kind of fun little facts and -- about where we're wasting our time.
To no one's surprise Friday is the biggest time wasting day and of course and particularly now we're going in the summer it's really going to be a tough -- -- -- it.
Also most people city or claim that they waste their time between three to five.
In the afternoon on weekdays so the -- sort of like the witching hour of wasting time apparently setting up breaking becomes very yet didn't make sense your kind of winding down a little bit tired -- best of -- more.
Kind of like a nine to five schedule.
And over a third of people -- at least half hour a day at work now.
The number on it again.
-- it adds up after awhile TI of course you know let's let's face it we always time all the time whether it's her -- -- -- do nothing but warm for eight hours.
It would be hard right so we need those breaks and so what do you think the number one time -- it's.
Emails to friends like this group Cheney announced.
Up you know it right field line and social media.
And just web serving generals actually the second highest time waste your comeback of course being -- news sites is tops the list when it comes a web surfing -- -- watching us right now despite.
Because very informative.
But the biggest one is chatting with co workers you know grabbing someone down the hall date they want to talk real quick causes things.
I don't know that's.
-- and I I didn't even -- to see some and I am like that person I wanna talk to making my head down I go that can't get stuck on that conversation right.
Yes there like that.
Vampire for time they just suck it out of the union and even realize it's all right that's the number one like we said web surfing is number two on -- cemetery.
And -- number three was.
Social media was kind of its own after web surfing so that was the number three then I think that's where very small.
Surprisingly texting and and it being on the phone -- only 45% of people reported that so really I can't you know -- -- -- -- working in this guy's doing things not work -- -- on your computer you -- -- -- -- out.
-- -- -- Another interesting fact is the industry that -- the most time I don't think anyone's surprise millennia.
Industry that -- jobs.
Got finance government out of course we -- noticed.
It's a -- and -- waiting for Betsey Wright and it's the big one.
Mexico it's actually utilities.
None energy companies which -- -- -- -- -- their claws like government anyways I don't think that's a surprise.
Also our friends -- West Coast.
-- -- -- -- It betterment of these don't have a lot of distraction that pertained exercising -- door there and then I'll union -- what yeah but so of course that's.
It being the organizational psychologist I look at this they think this -- -- that for any manager did you want to think about.
What do you do with this and first thing I think that the big thing in I always -- any manager is you've got to keep your finger on the pulse of your team.
You're not managing -- -- not having conversations find out what sort of things are really wasting -- killing their time.
That they may not have control over that you can fix like going to meetings that they don't need to be going to.
Having to deal with stuff because of a bottleneck in -- process or coworkers not getting them stuff so they're forced to waste time they have nothing better to do than to go around and talk to people she got.
-- conversations and find out from everybody.
Are there time killers what can I as a -- do about it so we can extract that.
Out of your day and get you more productive right.
The other thing is when you look at this information you'll want to think about being flexible.
So we're getting in the summer it's supposedly get -- get nicer hopefully and other getting snow song Colorado.
You want to think about.
If that 35 time period every day we know that's a big time killer time waste your.
Maybe that's a great time to give people breaks to allow them to go run those errands that you do for the business of -- stuff.
Or -- that we can set those for certain meeting times where.
Pull people and because -- -- it we're together we're likely to at least be somewhat productive farming -- shorter hottest car for.
Or what it because we know Friday some are big time -- Easter so in the summer a lot of companies do exactly what you said.
Meet the -- -- shorter and say you striving to -- more motivated to get your work done occasion you can leave earlier yeah -- best of this summer hours and knowing Friday's off day so.
That's another bit.
There's any data that shows that companies who do have a half -- Friday have more productive workers Monday through Friday morning.
You know what I will look -- I know I knew I would I would -- -- Monday but I'm sure people have looked at it and figure out that.
AE media works for -- -- doesn't let you know.
Motivations -- powerful thing and if you see light at the end of the tunnel sooner rather than later.
Now is try to airline now it will drive you -- work hard play hard.
Most people don't want their time -- -- that I absolutely -- the thing is sometimes you have to be selfish with your time.
In other words if you know that there are folks particularly as a manager.
That are gonna grab you -- -- hauler waste time coming your office and talk to you can step out go to a coffee shop.
Or maybe -- ring.
Seem happy no land to disconnect yes -- could fit the times -- going on any.
No matter how often you try you just can't prevent it until you do drastic measures like actually leaving and and taking -- work something else.
It's -- to closure door.
And hey this is my closed -- time do not come in and chat with me I need to get some -- right right makes us absolutely.
I'm just looking through somebody's -- here.
Eleven person people -- several hours a day -- work.
I mean for buses and assuming you know we've seen that much time.
And that's what I.
I always recommend you gotta pay attention because we're the we're society.
Especially in America -- was running treadmill were raging for moving -- -- we can't.
Sometimes you gotta -- yourself off.
And look around and see what's going on you have to be present would your team with your employees.
And sometimes they're happy they're there to say -- I want accorded -- I have too much time in my -- but if you're not the -- yourself to them to find this information out you're not gonna know you can have an inefficient or.
Right thank you so much -- to -- great stuff today article is on the website now.
And -- mean by -- quality to go there and check out some great stats from salary dot com.
I -- -- to break right now we're back with found.
A professor of tell us about one fields that is beyond skyrocketing right now so if you are looking for a job.
This is definitely.
Feel -- you wanna go into we'll be back with that.
Welcome back -- -- -- accelerator -- career -- -- -- doctor Darren Hayes.
With that -- university you are the SC IS program chair and an assistant professor there.
Great -- post article on you by the way which is.
How we found you and especially recently it seems like they're so much cybercrime out there to -- from rogue nations.
And it's affecting -- how we bank.
It's -- coming up on our Smartphones on social media this is a booming field if you're in business of fighting against it.
-- Absolutely absolutely that -- students that graduate from our programs are coming out -- 234.
Even five job offered opportunities.
When they graduate it's a tremendous feel especially.
In the area of computer forensics which is this relatively new field.
That's built upon that the skills that -- security.
How often how long have you offered cyber security type courses for.
We -- we offered its computer security courses for you know well over a decade probably a couple of -- -- nothing -- that the what is new is the area of computer forensics.
And especially the area of mobile forensics which is where we have built up -- specialty.
And are focusing a lot of our efforts through government grounds kind of -- and the reason is that.
Essentially anti government grant would be the Department of Defense saying hey our our website keeps getting half tweeting -- the hackers are coming from China.
-- It's obviously a problem we're gonna pump money into it.
Sure I think the Obama administration has made cyber security a priority.
And government agencies like the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation.
Have developed a lot of grounds to encourage more students to think about a career in security.
Or in computer forensics.
And so we've been able to take advantage of a lot of these opportunities.
And been able to get more students involved in security and -- difference.
It's at pace when did you really see the field start to heat up -- -- student really become interested.
I I guess ice IE became involved with an organization called -- high technology crime investigation association.
Where a lot of members are law enforcement.
-- so they began to tell me about their work and I saw many of them retire.
And get these great positions with other companies and health and as good as consultants or or professionals.
Because the need is so -- at the moment particularly in the area investigations and commuter forensics.
So that's when he started developing more specific course -- Yes yes and especially more recently in the area of mobile forensics where I -- develop courses that the undergraduate and graduate level.
-- -- because of the need out there I mean if you look at any district attorney's office but any law enforcement agency.
Phones are associated with every type of investigation whether it's kidnapping -- homicide.
It has you have someone's phone you have everything I ever need and his bank on our phones.
We update our you know personal information -- -- -- week which -- we know we shouldn't but we do you -- backed up -- picture on the -- -- students interested in these courses are you feeling.
If they are interested I didn't -- because they think it's interesting or because they know this is for the jobs are and -- you kind of get more interest at same time.
Sure well I think you know in this country there isn't a problem with getting enough students involved in computer science and programming and technology.
I had that is exactly exactly.
But I think the that the whole notion of CSI.
The best to get -- -- -- after exactly exactly starts to get them a little bit emphasis but then when they -- take the course that -- talk about.
Agency relationships we happen how the job potential than they suddenly take more and more courses and yet forensics -- security.
And they they develop a passion theory it is so -- Like it and then realize that it works out for them because he says they're facing fortified job offers yes I mean many people will be lucky to get bored but interviews we're talking -- offers from real companies looking to -- around money once they graduate -- it.
A menu I have undergraduate and graduate work in Smartphone forensics and cyber security.
Yes yes exactly I mean it's quite astonishing the the type of information that you get from a Smart people think because it's small device.
Maybe it doesn't have as much evidence is a lot top.
-- it it actually has a lot more evidence can find out where your tweeting from.
Everything that's on your FaceBook page is on your Smartphone.
I've done in many cases -- encrypted so it's pretty scary the type of creation.
You have your finger on the -- -- this problem Sampras to carry the biggest threats are coming from there.
The biggest threats are coming from.
We've seems certain nations Iraq China.
Who have made a concerted effort to -- and gather evidence the Smartphones today -- the weakest link because many of them are our.
On encrypted the data that they hold and so many organizations are focused on the desktop and -- on there but they forget about all that seemed to information.
I'm not Smart -- the people are taking home and so that's a big problem.
-- you see the industry of -- security in the future play the threats that.
We might not quite know about just yet but -- -- -- watching out for.
Sure well I think one of the big areas of interest right now.
Is it network security and network forensics because when you hear about these concerted attacks -- -- -- Department of Homeland Security suffers.
You know millions of attacks on a daily basis and when you think that you need people to monitor these networks understand what's happening with these networks.
-- what are the issues today is that a lot of traditional security practices that people have talked for years and years just don't apply anymore because.
These people are so sophisticated.
-- what they do and how they attack and how they steal data.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Isn't anyone listening thank you for chatting -- once again back -- back up back -- the only way to -- -- ability.
You went cyber experts there is no -- 100% guaranteed to stop that Jeff obviously that's very -- That's -- Darren Hayes thank you so much for sharing that.
We have your -- say it.
On the screen right now for anybody interest -- patient diversity certainly has courses in this booming field I'm glad you now know about it.
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