A Guide to Entering the CanadianWorkforce for Iranian Engineers.               By: Bijan Shahrokhi
Agenda 1- My Background 2- Facts 3- Smart Job Searching 4- Q & A
Background Electrical Engineer & MBA Electrical Engineer eCommerce & Marketing Manager CEO and Co-founder
Facts- 93 percent of job recruiters use- Engineering is the easiest career knowledge totransfer from one country to anothe...
Smart Job Searching             Develop       Network & Research                                  Interview            Rep...
Develop     Network &       Research                               Interview                     Reputation     Apply- My ...
Develop     Network &       Research                              Interview                  Reputation     Apply         ...
Develop     Network &       Research                            Interview                  Reputation     Apply           ...
Develop     Network &      Research                             Interview                  Reputation     Apply           ...
Develop     Network &      Research                             Interview                  Reputation     Apply           ...
Develop     Network &       Research                               Interview                     Reputation     Apply     ...
Develop     Network &        Research                                             Interview                            Rep...
Develop     Network &       Research                            Interview                  Reputation     ApplyBuild your ...
Develop     Network &   Research                                         Interview                     Reputation     Appl...
Develop     Network &      Research                                 Interview                      Reputation     Apply- B...
Develop     Network &  Research                            Interview             Reputation     ApplyNow your are ready to...
Develop              Network &          Research                                                      Interview           ...
Develop     Network &      Research                                  Interview                 Reputation     ApplyNetwork...
Develop     Network &        Research                            Interview                   Reputation     Apply Network ...
Develop     Network &      Research                                Interview                     Reputation     Apply     ...
Develop     Network &      Research                               Interview                    Reputation     Apply       ...
Develop     Network &      Research                                Interview                     Reputation     Apply     ...
Summary          Quantity                     Quality
Q&A      Thank You!      Email: Bijan@IranianEngineer.ca
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A Guide to Entering the Canadian Workforce for Iranian Engineers

  1. 1. A Guide to Entering the CanadianWorkforce for Iranian Engineers. By: Bijan Shahrokhi
  2. 2. Agenda 1- My Background 2- Facts 3- Smart Job Searching 4- Q & A
  3. 3. Background Electrical Engineer & MBA Electrical Engineer eCommerce & Marketing Manager CEO and Co-founder
  4. 4. Facts- 93 percent of job recruiters use- Engineering is the easiest career knowledge totransfer from one country to another- 80% of todays jobs are landed through networking- HR team uses filtering software to review resume
  5. 5. Smart Job Searching Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation Apply Job application starts here.
  6. 6. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation Apply- My English level- My experiences- Transfer of knowledge from Iran- Market demand for my experience- How do I upgrade my skills?
  7. 7. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation Apply EnglishEngineers do not need to be fluent in English.Engineering rules are the same everywhere. E=MC²You MUST be able to speak, write emails, andcommunicate at a basic level.
  8. 8. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation Apply EnglishLearn English in a native English environment.
  9. 9. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation Apply My Key Skills- Focus on skills that are in demand in Canada To find out in-demand skills: - Use Indeed.ca or LinkedIn - Speak to industry people - Consider Canada’s economy
  10. 10. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation Apply My Key Skills- Focus on transferable skills - Management is hard to transfer. - Programming is not hard.- What software / skills am I missing? - Courses e.g. Canadian Electrical Code - Software
  11. 11. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation Apply Target EmployersList of your target employer / or their criteria. - Where are my target employers located? - Am I willing to relocate? - Which ones are hiring / growing? - Are there many? Or few?
  12. 12. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation Apply- My Transferrable Skills Keywords - Focused Resume- Target Job Title - Focused Networking- Target Employer - Focused Presentation Information Outcome
  13. 13. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation ApplyBuild your reputation around KEYWORDS - Keywords include names oftasks, software, positions, etc that are popularin your job - HR Managers can relate to keywords - Keywords are the common languagebetween you and your employer
  14. 14. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation Apply Determine Your Keywords Review SelectTarget employers’ job postings Your top 30 keywords to build& employees LinkedIn profile your reputation with.
  15. 15. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation Apply- Build your brand with your keywords - Resume - Networking events - Interviews - Presenting yourself - - Skills - Experiences - Recommendations - LinkedIn Groups
  16. 16. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation ApplyNow your are ready to applyfor the RIGHT jobs!
  17. 17. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation Apply 1 Hour Find a Job Apply for the Job Posting ~ 10 HoursSelect Target Find a Contact in Network & Build Apply to the Job Company the Company Relationships when appropriate Target Networking Job Application
  18. 18. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation ApplyNetwork and Build RelationshipsDON’Ts: - Ask for a job I would like to learn - Give a resume more about your - Wear a suit industry in Canada and about company X. Can we meet for a coffee?
  19. 19. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation Apply Network and Build RelationshipsDO’s: - Show interest & knowledge - Look for information, not jobs - Establish a relationship - At the end, ask if he knows someone elseyou should speak toThey will suggest applying for aspecific job or speaking tosomeone in the field if helpful.
  20. 20. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation Apply Job ApplicationAsk yourself: - Is my resume focused on the job? - Do I know enough about the company? (hierarchy, projects, upcoming hires, etc) - Do I know people in the company?
  21. 21. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation Apply Pre - InterviewDo your homework: - Review interviewers’ LinkedIn profiles - Determine their criteria for a good candidate - Practice your answers before the interview - Record and listen to your answers - Practice in front of a mirror - Ask friends to provide feedback
  22. 22. Develop Network & Research Interview Reputation Apply Post - InterviewDo your homework: - Write a Thank you letter: Keep it short and relevant - Follow up in two weeks if you don’t hear anything - Stay calm, professional, and interested!
  23. 23. Summary Quantity Quality
  24. 24. Q&A Thank You! Email: Bijan@IranianEngineer.ca

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