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Graduating Students & Recent Graduates Employment Service Lindsay Mason Career & Employment Services
As You’re Waiting…Please complete the Now That I’m Graduating… What’s Next? checklist in your folders
Welcome!Graduating Students Employment Service __________________ Students must graduate in June or November 2013 Apply now for positions in Summer and Fall 2013 Program runs from August 31, 2012 to March 15, 2013 Highly competitive; Employers able to forecast job needs Transfer to RGES once GSES is done
Welcome!Recent Graduates Employment Service __________________ Students must have already graduated or have convocation dates in June or November 2012 Positions begin immediately Undergraduate and graduate positions Receive access for up to 2 years from graduation date
Agenda Are You Ready? What’s next depends on where you are now!1. Career Centre Online2. Know yourself and target area3. Market yourself4. Use a variety of job search methodsBy the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to:Identify traditional & strategic job search techniques to createan individualized action plan and begin the job search process.
Career Centre Online Workopolis Campus ID Career Cruising Search Alumni Profiles Goinglobal Upcoming EventsWeblinks Job Boards Eluta.ca, Indeed.ca Charityvillage.ca Internships Careeredge.ca
Know Yourself & Target Area What are transferrable skills?
Know Yourself & Target Area Self-Assessment What KSAs do you have? Skill Inventory Accomplishments (handout) What do you want to use?
Know Yourself & Target Area What are the Top 10 Skills employers want?1. Communication 6. Leadership / Management2. Analytical / Research 7. Multicultural Sensitivity &3. Computer Skills / Awareness Technical Literacy 8. Planning / Organizing4. Adaptability / Time 9. Problem Solving / Critical Management Thinking / Creativity5. Interpersonal 10. Teamwork
Know Yourself & Target Area Target Area Assessment Have a clear focus QUICK TIP _____________________________________________ What types of jobs are you Don’t approach your job search saying suited for now? you’ll do anything & everything! 1-3 occupational areas * No strong interest * No clear focus * Over or under What KSAs does your ideal job, qualified? company, industry demand?
Know Yourself & Target AreaActivity #1What can I do with a degree in ___________ ? In pairs review the list of David’s transferrable skills in your folder Brainstorm a list of potential careers for David based on his skills
Know Yourself & Target Area Resources Career Counsellor one-on-one Self-Assessments: Online Self-Assessment, Strong Interest Inventory, MBTI, ePortfolio Workshops: Discover Your Skills & Career Options Career Cruising, O*NET, NOC Binders, Job Postings (RGES, Workopolis Campus, Weblinks) Tipsheets: Program Career Options
Market YourselfPersonal Branding = How we market ourselves to others Builds on self-assessment findings Who Am I? What Do I Do? Who Do I Serve? And WHY??? How do you get your brand out there – on paper and online?
Market YourselfActivity #2What’s In Your Personal Branding Toolkit? Think-Pair-Share: Draft your personal brand elements Partner with a peer for feedback/further development of statement Share with group
Market Yourself CustomizationDo you tailor your resume AND cover letter for EVERY single position you apply to? Should you???
Market Yourself Resources Career Counsellor or Employment Coach one-on-one Resume Critiques (intranet) Mock Interviews Workshops: Hi My Name Is…, Interview Techniques to Land that Job, Winning Resumes & Cover Letters Resource Centre Library Tipsheets: Resume, Cover Letter, Interview, Marketing Your Skills & Accomplishments
Use a Variety of Methods The HIDDEN Job Market On average, what percentage of jobopenings do you think never get advertised?
Use a Variety of Methods Job postingsHow Employers Resumes How Job HuntersFill Vacancies Look for Jobs Search Firms Employment Agency Networking Referrals From Within
Use a Variety of Methods People Search vs. Job Search Leverage your Social Media PresenceWant to take it a step further? Why not try…
Use a Variety of Methods Information Interviews Arrange meetings to learn more about a particular occupation, industry, or company Contact people in and outside of your network Employer Information SessionsFirst step, first impression – application processOpportunity to speak with representativesPrepare ahead of time
Use a Variety of MethodsActivity #3Work Your Network Think of your target jobs or careers, industries, or companies… Who do I know with connections? Family, friends, friends’ friends/family, mentors, internet groups, volunteer affiliations, Profs/TAs, religious/spiritual groups, co-workers, community members If absolutely no one, how can I make these connections?
Use a Variety of Methods Resources Career Counsellor or Employment Coach one-on-one Employer Information Sessions, Job Fairs, Panels Extern Program Workshops: Hi My Name Is…, Networking to Find Work Alumni Profiles (CCO) Tipsheets: Information Interviewing, Employer Information Sessions
Managing RejectionManage your feelings Fight against cynicism, negativity, depressionBe your own good manager Give yourself reasonable goals, rewards, encouragementDon’t just sit there – do something! Professional groups, volunteer, UofT employer events, coursesMonitor your progress Seek help – something you’re doing may not be workingKeep to a routine 9-5 job looking for work, keep records
Action PlanActivity #4Now That I’m Graduating… What’s Next?Action Plan What does your job search action plan look like? Write down 1-3 small things you can do today to start your job search process
LinkedIn Workshop Wed, September 19th 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Thank You!Please complete the evaluationand GSES/RGES formLINDSAY MASONCareer & Employment ServicesAcademic Advising & Career Centre, AC213(416) email@example.com