Oscar Batucan Work History Profile Government and Private sector employment services District Manager - Inland Revenue Department New Zealand Senior Legal & Technical Officer – Inland Revenue Dept. New Zealand Senior Executive officer - Social Welfare Department New Zealand Project Development & Employment Manager - Ames Information Technology Academy - Cornell Institute of Business and Technology Executive Director – Batucan Consulting International Project Managers: - Filipinas Mabuhay 104.6 FM Radio - Philippine Trade & Tourism Centre Ltd. - New Zealand Trade & Tourism Centre Ltd. - Allied Employment Generation Services
Low rate of unemployment in NZ What are the skills needed in New Zealand? Even during the economic down turn, lots of different skills are needed Economic Down Turn Still Many Jobs Available NZ Skills Shortage List Encouraging skilled workers from overseas to work in these jobs. Overseas Workers Overseas Workers NZ Overseas Workers Overseas Workers
How to explore the job market? PLAN what jobs you can do in different areas FIND OUTthe best part of New Zealand for you to live RESEARCHa region of New Zealand FIND OUT how hard it will be to find a job in a certain region
Consider and understand employment conditions • Cover Health and safety Membership of worker unions Employment agreements Holiday and leave Disputes • Negotiate flexible arrangements • It’s important to know the system! Employment Laws and Procedures • Contact Department of Labor -Rights and Benefits. • Should be written into your employment agreement. Remember to find out about Income Tax Kiwi Saver Voluntary Retirement Savings Scheme
4 3 1 PLAN AND ACT MAKE A DECISION KNOW YOURSELF 2 RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES ALLIED EMPLOYMENT GENERATION SERVICES How will I get there? Doesn’t have to be complicated • who you are • what you want PLAN YOUR CAREER • Career Options • Suitable Training • Right Employer
8 Steps to find a JOB! BEGIN WORK Negotiate Get a job Offer Attend Interview Prepare for the Interview Search & Apply Write / Update CV Research
Step1 FINDING A JOB! RESEARCH • Will my job be the same in New Zealand? • Talk with someone already in the job. • What job opportunities in different areas of New Zealand? BEGIN WORK Negotiate Get a job Offer Attend Interview Prepare for the Interview Search & Apply Write / Update CV Research
Step2 REFEREE?• Employer• Voluntary work coordinator• Church minister or priest • Justice of the Peace • Personal friend in NZ FINDING A JOB! WRITE / UPDATE CV • Gather information • Write down your skills (how/ when you used these skills?) • Bring copies of any awards and certificate • Bring written references and contact details TIPS FOR CV 1. Ask referees before you put their details 2. Check your Grammar (English) 3. NZQA can assess your qualifications 4. Use (CV4Me) to make your CV 5. Use seek.co.nz - CV preparations BEGIN WORK Negotiate Get a job Offer Attend Interview Prepare for the Interview Search & Apply Write / Update CV Research
Step3 Find out Average salary range Keep a list of Jobs you have applied for Always a cover letter with your CV. Check your English. Using a template for your Cover Letter FINDING A JOB! SEARCH AND APPLY • Talking to family and friends • Looking in local newspapers • Signing up to job websites • Contact Employers directly BEGIN WORK Negotiate Get a job Offer Attend Interview Prepare for the Interview Search & Apply Write / Update CV Research
Step4 PREPARE FOR THE INTERVIEW • What questions will be asked? • What questions can you ask? • Practice with friends • Be ready to answer any questions (study about the company) • Read supplements (Interview questions and answers) FINDING A JOB! BEGIN WORK Negotiate Get a job Offer Attend Interview Prepare for the Interview Search & Apply Write / Update CV Research
Step5 ATTEND INTERVIEW INTERVIEW TIPS! • Arrive early • Carry a notepad with your questions on • Take notes • Realistic idea about your salary • Dress appropriately • Dress for success website & WINZ Financial support FINDING A JOB! BEGIN WORK Negotiate Get a job Offer Attend Interview Prepare for the Interview Search & Apply Write / Update CV Research
Step6 CHECK! Staring dates Working hours Part Time or Full Time? Period of employment Pay, Holiday, Training Employees Benefits FINDING A JOB! GET A JOB OFFER REMEMBER • Negotiate your pay and conditions • 2 job offers? Compare! • Use salary pay range data BEGIN WORK Negotiate Get a job Offer Attend Interview Prepare for the Interview Search & Apply Write / Update CV Research
Step7 Your Contract will include:• Wages or Salary rates • Work hours • Sick, Annual, Parental leave • Performance Review, * Statutory holidays FINDING A JOB! NEGOTIATE • RIGHT to negotiate the agreement • READ the agreement before signing • Unsure? Then ask • WRITTEN offer to you • Negotiate workings conditions • Can ask the details in your 1st language BEGIN WORK Negotiate Get a job Offer Attend Interview Prepare for the Interview Search & Apply Write / Update CV Research
Step8 FINDING A JOB! Your Contract will include:• Wages or Salary rates • Work hours • Sick, Annual, Parental leave • Performance Review, * Statutory holidays BEGIN WORK CHECK!!! • Public transport schedules /Driving time to work • Who you will be reporting to? • Who is your workplace buddy? BEGIN WORK Negotiate Get a job Offer Attend Interview * Take a notebook with you to write down things you need to remember & ask if you don’t understand something Prepare for the Interview Search & Apply Write / Update CV Research
CV WRITING • First Impression of YOU • Sell Yourself in 15 seconds ALLIED EMPLOYMENT GENERATION SERVICES
New Zealand Style CV • Keep your CV up to Date • Give examples of your skills • Keep it short • Get it Checked • Sell yourself • Referees – who knows you • Write a cover letter
• Keep your CV up to Date New Zealand Style CV #1 If you don’t have a phone at home, think about buying a cell phone so that Employers can contact you. 1. Updated contact details 2. Email details
• Examples of your skills New Zealand Style CV #2 > Public speaking “Gave a presentation to the company on my marketing project” > Identify what you did
• Keep it short x Don’t… write about every job you have done. x write every course that you have ever been on. • Two to three pages long. New Zealand Style CV #3 • Relevant experience to the job? • Write about workforce experience
• Get it Checked New Zealand Style CV #4 Sometimes CVs don’t translate directly!!! 1. Check with English speaker2. Use Free Translation ServicesDepartment of Ethnic affairs website -information on language
• Sell yourself New Zealand Style CV #5 1. What you can do well (Your Strength)2. Why they should Employ You!
• Referees who knows you New Zealand Style CV #6 Consider getting an Entry level job or Voluntary work 1. Written reference from your last Job 2. At least two referees 3. Their Phone numbers/email addresses 4. New Zealand work experience would be better
• Write a Cover Letter New Zealand Style CV #7 What You Should Include, 1. Why you want the job 2. Relevant Skills 3. Relevant Qualifications 4. Relevant Experience
A CV or a Resume is … A condense information document. Seductive. An important document. Answers the Question “WHY” Interesting and easy to read. A list of benefits for the Employer. As much for the employers as about you
Why you need a good Covering Letter? 1. Sell your CV 2. Employers look at Cover Letter before CV 3. Bad Covering Letter: Your CV in a bin 4. Good Covering Letter: Open your CV.
A CV or a Resume NOT… not a book.not an obstacle.not a tombstone.not boring or difficult to read.not your life story or autobiography.not a Catalogue of your personal opinions.not a list of problems with past Employers.
Your Covering Letter Your Sales Letter It Should be, Easy to read Short Concise Relevant Not too formal Not complicated Should include, Confirmation of the job application Where you got the job information Why you want the Job Why you would be good to them Request an interview Employers are BUSY!
Format of Covering Letter 1. Your Address Telephone Fax Email2. Date3. The Advertiser’s name His/her job title The company name Address4. Reference5. Salutation6. Subject7. Body8. Ending9. your signature10. Your name11. Your Title12. Enclosures At the top centre or at the right. Any reference number or code given by the employer in their advertisement Dear… Normally the job title. for example “Sales Manager” 3 to 6 paragraphs Your sincerely, yours faithfully, Yours Truly Your first name and surname Using company headed paper: write your job title here. Using personal paper : write nothing “Enc 2”
Format of Covering Letter 1. Personal detail Name, address, email, Telephone # • Nationality, age, birth and marital status not required due to the Privacy Act Summarizes the job opportunity 2. Objective Previous employment from the most recent 3. Work experience Secondary and University education including establishment and qualification 4. Education 5. Personal interest Demonstrating that you are a balanced, responsible member of society with an interesting life outside work
CV Format Word processed Easier to update and modify Scan CVs for transmittal to prospective employers Maximum of 2-3 pages A4 (297x210 mm) Standard New Roman / Arial. Do not use all capital letters as it is difficult to read and considered impolite Quality & fairly heavy paper Easy to read typeface
CV Format SIMPLICITY AND CLARITY Short words & sentences Do not use Technical vocabulary O: I increased sales by 50% X: I was responsible for a considerable improvement in our market position Talk about concrete facts/ not abstract Use verbs in the active voice/ Not passive O: I organized this exhibition X: This exhibition was organized by me
ALLIED EMPLOYMENT GENERATION SERVICES MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE Thank You! OSCAR PIOQUINTO BATUCAN Phone 09 570 1139 Cell 027 570 1139 Batucan.firstname.lastname@example.org