Elena Sagunova for students MIT &
Federation University Australia, 2014 1
Elena Sagunova
 HR Business partner Asia-Pacific,
Meltwater Group, CAHRI
au.linkedin.com/in/elenasagunova
2
Table of Contents
Labour market tendency in Australia
Find a job
Job interview
Know your labour rights
Job offer & th...
Elena Sagunova, 2014 4
5
6
7
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How employees found their job
0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45%
Recuiter Agency or Independent
Career Fair
Online Soci...
Why referrals?
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Develop a referral community
Develop a referral community from
people you interact and create good
rapport being engaged ...
What are you best in?
 Tell everyone you know what you are best in 3
qualities.
 If it happens they will be asked to pro...
Social media
Social media sites
Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
are tremendous tools for
recruiters hence it’s cheap tool ...
Maximize LinkedIn
1. Fill in the information
2. Upload a photo
3. Connect more
4. Get Involved in groups and discussions
5...
Premium account in LinkedIn
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Use Facebook to get hired
1. Networking
2. Status Updates
3. Join and get active in groups
4. Posting ads
Elena Sagunova, ...
Find jobs with Twitter
1. Sign up. Go to Twitter.com and sign up for
an account.
2. Learn how it works
3. Who to follow?
•...
You are watched
Elena Sagunova, 2014 18
Internet Job Board
 www.applydirect.com.au
 www.seek.com.au
 www.au.gradconnection.com
 www.careerone.com.au
 www.gla...
Broaden job search
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Reviewing a Job ads
Job-seekers look at the
following order:
 job title,
 the company
information,
 salary,
 recruiter...
How to read a Job posting
What’s first?
Find first
things that is
required in
the Job
position
What is repeated?
Pay atten...
Media Analyst
We are looking for a pro-active and detail-minded person to deliver
high quality of analysis work. This is a...
Media Analyst
We are looking for a pro-active and detail-minded person to
deliver high quality of analysis work. This is a...
Think out of the box
What’s core
of the
company?
The business strategy/plan/culture
What is exactly needed for a job to be...
Adjustment of a CV
1. Find the key words in the Job ads;
2. Incorporate them in your CV and Cover letter but do
it wisely;...
Choose the best place for your CV
A
B
C
 *Very close to the sought profile
 **Quite close to the sought profile
 Not re...
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Talent
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How is talent measured?
Interviews Assessment
Psychometric
Assessments
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Job Interview
Interview
Sell
yourself
Focus on
the focus
Show
interest in
the
company
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STAR method
S • SITUATION
T • TASK
A • ACTION
R • RESULTS
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Catch Hiring Managers Off Balance
You plan on being
successful
You are interested what
in the role
You are ready to
contri...
7 Interview Questions you have to ask
1. Do you have any concerns with me as a candidate so
far?
2. What is the biggest ch...
Elena Sagunova, 2014 35
The Fair Work Australia
 http://www.fairwork.gov.au/
 The Fair Work Act 2009 provides you with a safety
net of minimum t...
The Fair Work Ombudsman
 http://www.fairwork.gov.au/
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Job Offer or employment contract
Review the requirements of the
employment:
 The name of the company,
 job title,
 plac...
Cultural styles
• People are encouraged to
strive, excel, experiment, learn and
grow, support and help each other and
buil...
Culture shock
Positive
mood
Mood
changes
Negative
mood
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Your job is to get
a job
Dear
Optimist, Pessimist, and
Realist,
While you guys were busy
arguing about the glass of
water,...
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  1. 1. Elena Sagunova for students MIT & Federation University Australia, 2014 1
  2. 2. Elena Sagunova  HR Business partner Asia-Pacific, Meltwater Group, CAHRI au.linkedin.com/in/elenasagunova 2
  3. 3. Table of Contents Labour market tendency in Australia Find a job Job interview Know your labour rights Job offer & the beginning of success Elena Sagunova, 2014 3
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  9. 9. How employees found their job 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% Recuiter Agency or Independent Career Fair Online Social Network Company Career site Internal Job Listing for current employees Newspaper Internet Job Board Referral from Professional or personal… 13% 14% 16% 20% 21% 30% 30% 42% Elena Sagunova, 2014 9
  10. 10. Why referrals? Elena Sagunova, 2014 10
  11. 11. Develop a referral community Develop a referral community from people you interact and create good rapport being engaged in social life  Ask to refer you proving yourself to friends or on social media. Elena Sagunova, 2014 11
  12. 12. What are you best in?  Tell everyone you know what you are best in 3 qualities.  If it happens they will be asked to provide referral you will be called as the best. Elena Sagunova, 2014 12
  13. 13. Social media Social media sites Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are tremendous tools for recruiters hence it’s cheap tool to reach out top candidates. Post yourself as “Looking for the opportunity or “Open for a job proposal” Elena Sagunova, 2014 13
  14. 14. Maximize LinkedIn 1. Fill in the information 2. Upload a photo 3. Connect more 4. Get Involved in groups and discussions 5. Get Recommendations 6. Check out a Company’s Stats and Trends 7. Visibility settings 8. Personalize your LinkedIn page 9. Use Applications Elena Sagunova, 2014 14
  15. 15. Premium account in LinkedIn Elena Sagunova, 2014 15
  16. 16. Use Facebook to get hired 1. Networking 2. Status Updates 3. Join and get active in groups 4. Posting ads Elena Sagunova, 2014 16
  17. 17. Find jobs with Twitter 1. Sign up. Go to Twitter.com and sign up for an account. 2. Learn how it works 3. Who to follow? • Start looking for people that might have a job for you  recruitment companies, HR departments, line managers. • Search Twitter for tweets containing words such as vacancy, new job, requirement etc. TwitterJobSearch.com - all jobs on Twitter 4. Tweeting. Tweet about interesting things and retweet interesting tweets from others. Elena Sagunova, 2014 17
  18. 18. You are watched Elena Sagunova, 2014 18
  19. 19. Internet Job Board  www.applydirect.com.au  www.seek.com.au  www.au.gradconnection.com  www.careerone.com.au  www.glassdoor.com  www.australia.xpatjobs.com  LinkedIn  Facebook  Twitter Elena Sagunova, 2014 19
  20. 20. Broaden job search Elena Sagunova, 2014 20
  21. 21. Reviewing a Job ads Job-seekers look at the following order:  job title,  the company information,  salary,  recruiter information. 49,7 seconds 76,7 seconds Elena Sagunova, 2014 21
  22. 22. How to read a Job posting What’s first? Find first things that is required in the Job position What is repeated? Pay attention to synonyms of the words too Adjust your CV Introduce the key findings in your CV Elena Sagunova, 2014 22
  23. 23. Media Analyst We are looking for a pro-active and detail-minded person to deliver high quality of analysis work. This is a fast track to gain data analysis and account management experience. What to expect? • Analyze print&online media intelligence and draw impactful insights to help clients’ business growth • Fully understand Singaporean media and social media context by knowing the Singaporean slang, nature of the media. • Translate Tamil content into English • Work with a team cohesively to ensure all tasks are delivered on time Preferred Skills & Qualifications  Proficient in written & spoken English  Be flexible for shift work schedule  Significant life experience in Singapore 23
  24. 24. Media Analyst We are looking for a pro-active and detail-minded person to deliver high quality of analysis work. This is a fast track to gain data analysis and account management experience. What to expect? • Analyze print&online media intelligence and draw impactful insights to help clients’ business growth • Fully understand Singaporean media and social media context by knowing the Singaporean slang, nature of the media. • Translate Tamil content into English • Work with a team cohesively to ensure all tasks are delivered on time Preferred Skills & Qualifications  Proficient in written & spoken English  Be flexible for shift work schedule  Significant life experience in Singapore 24
  25. 25. Think out of the box What’s core of the company? The business strategy/plan/culture What is exactly needed for a job to be done The rules Make a stronger application Elena Sagunova, 2014 25
  26. 26. Adjustment of a CV 1. Find the key words in the Job ads; 2. Incorporate them in your CV and Cover letter but do it wisely; 3. Keep the records on what variant of CV/Cover letter you sent and to what company. Elena Sagunova, 2014 26
  27. 27. Choose the best place for your CV A B C  *Very close to the sought profile  **Quite close to the sought profile  Not relevant to the job posting *The Group A candidates should be met in an interview. **Those in Group B could be contacted if there are not enough candidates in Group A. Elena Sagunova, 2014 27
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  29. 29. Talent Elena Sagunova, 2014 29
  30. 30. How is talent measured? Interviews Assessment Psychometric Assessments Elena Sagunova, 2014 30
  31. 31. Job Interview Interview Sell yourself Focus on the focus Show interest in the company Elena Sagunova, 2014 31
  32. 32. STAR method S • SITUATION T • TASK A • ACTION R • RESULTS Elena Sagunova, 2014 32
  33. 33. Catch Hiring Managers Off Balance You plan on being successful You are interested what in the role You are ready to contribute to a company ASK QUESTIONS Elena Sagunova, 2014 33
  34. 34. 7 Interview Questions you have to ask 1. Do you have any concerns with me as a candidate so far? 2. What is the biggest challenge I may face in this role? 3. How do you see the company changing over the next 10 years? 4. What is your favorite thing about working here? 5. What does the career path look like for someone in this role? 6. How will performance be evaluated in this role? 7. What does a typical day look like for the person in this position? Elena Sagunova, 2014 34
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  36. 36. The Fair Work Australia  http://www.fairwork.gov.au/  The Fair Work Act 2009 provides you with a safety net of minimum terms and conditions of employment through the National Employment Standards.  Modern awards apply to all employees covered by the national workplace relations system. Elena Sagunova, 2014 36
  37. 37. The Fair Work Ombudsman  http://www.fairwork.gov.au/ Elena Sagunova, 2014 37
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  39. 39. Job Offer or employment contract Review the requirements of the employment:  The name of the company,  job title,  place of work,  salary,  working hours,  termination clause,  job description. Elena Sagunova, 2014 39
  40. 40. Cultural styles • People are encouraged to strive, excel, experiment, learn and grow, support and help each other and build relationshipsConstructive • Employees are encouraged to do what they're told, keep out of trouble and avoid being in the wrong place at the wrong time Passive /defensive • Workers try to be noticed - to be seen as the "brightest lightbulb" or "smartest kid in the room" - and do things perfectly. The environment is competitive and people tend to be critical of others Aggressive /defensive Elena Sagunova, 2014 40
  41. 41. Culture shock Positive mood Mood changes Negative mood 41Elena Sagunova, 2014
  42. 42. Your job is to get a job Dear Optimist, Pessimist, and Realist, While you guys were busy arguing about the glass of water, I drank it! Sincerely, The Opportunist Elena Sagunova, 2014 42

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