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Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
Career Planning For Newcomers
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Career Planning and LMI Research for Newcomers to Canada

Career Planning and LMI Research for Newcomers to Canada

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  1. Career Planning forNewcomers to Canada By Silvia Di Blasio
  2. Newcomer Common ScenariosAfter sending dozens of resumes, you have neither job offers nor calls for interviews If you need a job right away, you take whatever comes You get stuck in that job Frustration and resignation settle in
  3. Some Newcomers Fight thisby Going back to school – (Is this really necessary?) Changing careers – (Is it worth? Who advised you?) Going Back Home – (Is this what you really wanted?) Make a Career Plan – Way to Go!
  4. What happens when you don’tplanWaste of MoneyWaste of TimeMistakes (wrong choices)No guarantee of employment
  5. Reasons Why Newcomers Don’tFind Work (or Professional Work) English Level Fail to do LMI Research Lack of (local) Soft Skills Lack of General Planning
  6. Unavoidable Steps Improve English – (Professional) Engage in serious LMI Research Read/Observe/Practice/Learn Soft Skills PLAN!
  7. Where to Start Skills Abilities Take inventory Knowledge Education/Training
  8. Create a Chart Skills • Facilitating classes for children • Use of computer applications for teaching/admin • Design: websites/databases/newsletters/brochures Attributes/ Abilities • Highly analytical and excellent problem solver • Organized and detail oriented • Proactive and goal driven Knowledge • Instructional design • Assessment strategies and tools • Teaching theories and approaches Education/Training • Master in Sociology • Bachelor in Arts and B. In Education
  9. Consider... Time – how much do you have? Money – you have /you will need Energy you are willing to invest Dependants – children/ old parents/ spouse Life Style –back home Vs Canada Commitments – Back home? Other?
  10. Consider Barriers/Challenges Financial – Debt – Savings – Needs - Wants Transportation – License – Car/bike – Public Transport routes/fares Housing – Location – Relationships – Rent/contracts Daycare – Family decisions/children needs/Quality/Fees Health – Body / Mental - Family Isolation /lack of support networks
  11. Research the LMI Regulated? • Who? • Process? • Requirements? Employer Requirements • Education and experience • Licenses, designations, certifications... • Skills specific to the job/market (technologies, processes, etc.) Work Environment • Where, what (services/products), how, who... • How much?
  12. Where to do LMI Research(websites) (1)  Working in Canada  N.O.C.  Local Library  Industry Canada  Job Databases  Essential Skills Profiles
  13. Where to do LMI Research(II) Informational Interviews Professional Associations Specialized publications (Newsletters/Magazines) Forums and Social Media Groups
  14. Start your Plan – what would youneed? (Remember: from LMI Research) Credential Assessment? Any Job? Training? Which? Test Internships? Challenging? Volunteering?
  15. Make Your Plan S.M.A.R.T. Specific: what (define with details) Measurable (Criteria) Achievable (Resource-wise) Realistic (based on what you have) Time-bound: deadline!
  16. Write it down What By When Resources ICES/WES Application FormCredential Evaluation April 2012 Fee Transcripts Regulatory Body Application package Application June 2012 Fee Credentials Training July 2012 Course Fees and time Volunteering March 2012 Time/Transportation
  17. Put your Plan into Practice!You Are In Control!Good Action Plans are FlexibleGood Action Plans have a Plan B or ExitAn Action Plan will work if you monitor yourselfGet around Items, go to next step – Don’t get Stuck! Action Plans work better if you have a Coach or a Pal to keep you motivated
  18. Where to go...If you need further help Immigrant Agencies Government Agencies Local Community (School, Library, Rec Centre, Religious Centre, Neighbours
  19. CreditsThe processes and ideas described were developed and written by Silvia Di Blasio (Career/Employment Counsellor and Facilitator for Immigrants at Skills Connect for Immigrants ISS of BC)The images used come from http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/ : Checking: Image: Danilo Rizzuti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Asian Child Reading Book: Phaitoon / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Stir Fried Thai Rice with Shrimps: John Kasawa / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Woman Buying Salad Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Kid Stealing Muffin from Table: Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Construction Worker: taoty / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Contemplate: Evgeni Dinev / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Business lady doing yoga: Image: Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Busy at Phone: photostock / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Businessman Reading a Document: Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Travel – Map of the World: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Asian woman in computer: Image: vudhikrai / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Coffee and office space: Image: luigi diamanti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  20. CreditsThe processes and ideas described were developed and written by Silvia Di Blasio (Career/Employment Counsellor and Facilitator for Immigrants at Skills Connect for Immigrants ISS of BC)The images used come from http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/ : Checking: Image: Danilo Rizzuti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Asian Child Reading Book: Phaitoon / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Stir Fried Thai Rice with Shrimps: John Kasawa / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Woman Buying Salad Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Kid Stealing Muffin from Table: Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Construction Worker: taoty / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Contemplate: Evgeni Dinev / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Business lady doing yoga: Image: Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Busy at Phone: photostock / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Businessman Reading a Document: Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Travel – Map of the World: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Asian woman in computer: Image: vudhikrai / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Coffee and office space: Image: luigi diamanti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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