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Planning 10 Jobs Presentation

  1. 1. JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPPlanning 10February 2012
  2. 2. Where to look for jobs      ○ Career Centres at colleges/universities ○ Other newspaper listings 
  3. 3. Check company websites Look for an "Employment" or "Careers" section eg. Vancouver Parks Boardeg. Playland/PNE 
  4. 4. Use your networkYou never know who might have information.
  5. 5. Use your network Tell everyone you are looking for a job. Keep an eye out for people who are startingnew jobs (that means their old job probablyneeds to be filled). Use social media if its appropriate for yourindustry: eg. LinkedIn.com has listings. 
  6. 6. Pound the pavement
  7. 7. Visit companies in person Drop in and ask if companies have anyopenings. Bring copies of your resume.Dress appropriately.Be polite -- shake hands, introduce yourself.Make a good impression. 
  8. 8. Other sourcesPay attention to the news for stories of hiringevents. eg. PNE stories    New construction eg. J Crew, Forever 21 on Robson
  9. 9. Applying for jobs: be preparedWhen you drop-in to companies: Carry copies of your resume, just in case. Keep them crisp by bringing them in a folder. If you are applying for a specific opening,include a cover letter.  
  10. 10. Applying for jobs: be prepared    Bring a pen in case of application forms. Have contact information ready for yourreferences. 
  11. 11. Responding to job openings Personalise AND tailor your applications to thecompany and the position. Change your resume if necessary to add moredetails. Write a new cover letter for each job.
  12. 12. The future of resumes: maybe this?
  13. 13. The future of resumes   An example of a resume on Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/charitydawnosaurus
  14. 14. The future of resumes  Have a digital version available. Google Docs:http://goo.gl/K4YmP
  15. 15. The future of resumes  Digital scanning of resumes and cover letters: what you need to know...
  16. 16. The future of resumesTraditional resumes and cover letters 
  17. 17. Cover your bases1. Resume and cover letter (word doc)2. LinkedIn profile 3. Professional website (more)4. Video resume  
  18. 18. The future of resumes3. A professional website (for your resume) Examples:-your own website-or use other options(aka nameplate or landing page websites)   
  19. 19. Options for your own website  Websites specifically for professional nameplates or landing pages   https://flavors.me/mfroustey#314/picasa
  20. 20. Options for your own website
  21. 21. Options for your own website
  22. 22. An example of a video resume        http://youtu.be/9EzNll1U2N8
  23. 23. Applying for jobs: impressionsBe nice to everyone you meet when applyingfor a job. Dress appropriately. Be polite. Find out the name of the person in charge ofhiring (so you know who to call to follow-up.) 
  24. 24. Applying for jobs: impressionsWhen you are in job-seeking mode: -Make sure your voice mailmessage is professional "Hello, youve reached Jaime Tong at604.713.8999. Im sorry I missed your call. Ifyoud like to leave a message, Ill return yourcall as soon as possible."
  25. 25. Applying for jobs: impressionsClean-up your online/social media image. Lock-down your Facebook privacy settings sothat no one can misinterpret photos of you.   
  26. 26. Applying for jobs: impressionsMake sure your profile picture is appropriate. Google your name to see what appears online,so there are no surprises.  
  27. 27. Applying for jobs: impressions    Let your family know you are applying forjobs. Review the home phone voice mail message. 
  28. 28. Interviews: what to do if you get oneIf you are offered an interview, make sure youhave the following information:  -Date -Time -Place -Name of person who will interview you  
  29. 29. The interview: what to wear Dress conservatively. Usually no jeans, nothing distracting orinappropriate (tshirts/too much skin). No big earrings/distracting jewelry.Nail polish should be neutral.  
  30. 30. The interview: what to wear
  31. 31. The interview: what to wear
  32. 32. The interview: what to wear Its better to overdress than wear somethingcompletely wrong. If unsure: phone ahead of time and ask whatthe dress code is.
  33. 33. What not to wear....
  34. 34. What not to wear...
  35. 35. Preparing for an interviewDont get lost.Call and ask the receptionist for the nearest"cross street" if youre not sure. Check a map.Check Translink if you are taking transit.Try to find the place a few days earlier ifyoure not sure.  
  36. 36. Preparing for an interview  Research the company online. Familiarize yourself with what they do. Prepare some questions to ask at the end ofthe interview.
  37. 37. Preparing for an interviewPractice answering typical interviewquestions.(Ms. Tong has a handout for this.) Make notes. Write out your responses.Practice saying them.(Bring your notes with you if you get nervousduring interviews.)
  38. 38. Preparing for an interviewPractice in front of a mirror. Record your responses (audio). Practice with a family member or friend.
  39. 39. At the interviewShake hands.How is your handshake?Eye contact.Dont rush (talking speed).   Ask for clarification if unsure.Enthusiasm: Look like you want to be there. 
  40. 40. Ending the interviewThank the interviewer. Have a question to ask. If you dont have any, AT LEAST ask: When will you have a hiring decision made?
  41. 41. After the interview
  42. 42. Follow up It never hurts to send a thank-you email to theperson. Follow-up by phone. Keep searching if it doesnt work out this time.
  43. 43. Final tipsAlways be polite to everyone you encounter.Making a good impression counts. You never know when you might cross paths inthe future with the person who interviewedyou. 
  44. 44. Questions?Next: Look at some common interview questions. Practice making notes of your responses. With a partner, practice interviewing eachother.

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