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The Inside Scoop on Job Hunting Today	<br />Tips & Tricks from Human Resources<br />
Stephanie Andrews<br />5 Years Hospitality at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (retail, spa, concierge, tour desk, royal s...
Cosmic Noodles Life from the Cabin to the Universewww.cosmicnoodles.blogspot.com<br />Noodle<br />Cosmo<br />
Where was technology when you last left it?<br />How were people looking for jobs?<br />How has the workforce changed?<br ...
Cosmic Noodles Inc.<br />March 10, 2011<br />To whom it may concern,<br />    Attached is my resume, please get back to me...
Address your cover letter<br />Find out who the department manager is<br />Personalize your letter and add in points about...
Cover Letter Hint: Leave Banff out of it.<br />I am so excited to see this opportunity at your company.  I feel that livin...
Add new skills?<br />Bring related experience?<br />Bring new experiences?<br />Save me money?<br />Make me money?<br />Wh...
When in doubt:<br />
Questions to ask yourself:<br />Have you been out of the work force for a long time?<br />Are you applying for something t...
What is Your Online Presence?<br />
Job is Posted<br />Review Resumes<br />Pre-Screen Candidates<br />Schedule Interviews<br />Reference Checks<br />Make the ...
The Job Is Posted<br />
Reviewing Resumes<br />
Pre-Screening<br />Treats?  Um yes sometimes we have muffins at meetings.  Is that important to you?<br />Oh yes very much...
Confirm <br />Date<br />Time <br />Where to park<br />Who you’ll be meeting with<br />Bring 2 additional copies of your re...
Do your research!<br />Prepare yourself with answers to potential questions<br />Don’t bash previous employers<br />Ask qu...
Tell me about yourself<br />Why do you want to work here<br />What do you know about our company<br />Why did you leave yo...
 ‘Thinking back to people who have been in this position previously, what differentiated the ones who were good from the o...
Dress for the environment <br />Office?<br />Outdoors?<br />Corporate vs Casual <br />Clean and pressed<br />Pulled togeth...
Present a list of references to call (2-3)<br />Previous supervisors/managers <br />Members of committees<br />Phone & ema...
Trust that you WILL get a job!<br />Employers want to put you in a position where you will succeed.<br />If you don’t get ...
Questions?<br />
Stephanie Andrews<br />  Contact Me:<br />Stephanie.m.andrews@hotmail.com<br />www.cosmicnoodles.blogspot.com<br />Favouri...
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Job Hunting Tips & Tricks

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A presentation I made for Bow Valley College in Canmore, Alberta Canada.
Detailing on what recruiters and HR professionals look for when you apply for a job.

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Job Hunting Tips & Tricks

  1. 1. The Inside Scoop on Job Hunting Today <br />Tips & Tricks from Human Resources<br />
  2. 2. Stephanie Andrews<br />5 Years Hospitality at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (retail, spa, concierge, tour desk, royal service - management)<br />4 Years at the Town of Banff (communications and marketing, human resources)<br />Completing Business Management – HR from the University of Calgary<br />Hello My Name Is: <br />
  3. 3. Cosmic Noodles Life from the Cabin to the Universewww.cosmicnoodles.blogspot.com<br />Noodle<br />Cosmo<br />
  4. 4. Where was technology when you last left it?<br />How were people looking for jobs?<br />How has the workforce changed?<br />Upgrade Your Skills<br />
  5. 5. Cosmic Noodles Inc.<br />March 10, 2011<br />To whom it may concern,<br /> Attached is my resume, please get back to me as soon as possible because I’m very keen to start work.<br /> <br />Sincerely,<br />Joe Shmo<br />The Cover Letter<br />My only concern is to recycle this application.<br />If that’s sincerity I don’t want to see sarcasm.<br />Why should I hurry to get back to you at all?<br />
  6. 6. Address your cover letter<br />Find out who the department manager is<br />Personalize your letter and add in points about how you can directly benefit the company.<br />Triple check for spelling and grammar!<br />Research is Your Friend<br />
  7. 7. Cover Letter Hint: Leave Banff out of it.<br />I am so excited to see this opportunity at your company. I feel that living and working in Banff is the ultimate dream and I am ready to live that dream. I love to camp, hike, bike, snowboard, climb, kayak, trapeze and snowshoe. I think that I would fit in well with your company because I’m a true mountain person.<br /> Sigh, this is a waste of time. I wonder what I’ll have for lunch?<br />
  8. 8. Add new skills?<br />Bring related experience?<br />Bring new experiences?<br />Save me money?<br />Make me money?<br />Where’s my money?<br />In the Cover Letter, tell me if you’re going to...<br />
  9. 9. When in doubt:<br />
  10. 10. Questions to ask yourself:<br />Have you been out of the work force for a long time?<br />Are you applying for something that you don’t have direct experience in?<br />Watch for gaps in time lines <br />Non-work related experience counts too!<br />Experience vs Chronological Resumes<br />
  11. 11. What is Your Online Presence?<br />
  12. 12. Job is Posted<br />Review Resumes<br />Pre-Screen Candidates<br />Schedule Interviews<br />Reference Checks<br />Make the Offer<br /> The Steps of Recruitment<br />
  13. 13. The Job Is Posted<br />
  14. 14. Reviewing Resumes<br />
  15. 15. Pre-Screening<br />Treats? Um yes sometimes we have muffins at meetings. Is that important to you?<br />Oh yes very much so. I also require 4 hour naps mid-day and someone to <br />
  16. 16. Confirm <br />Date<br />Time <br />Where to park<br />Who you’ll be meeting with<br />Bring 2 additional copies of your resume, and references<br />Be 5-10 minutes early<br />Take a deep breath and have some water!<br />The Interview<br />
  17. 17. Do your research!<br />Prepare yourself with answers to potential questions<br />Don’t bash previous employers<br />Ask questions at the end – show initiative<br />Interview Tips<br />
  18. 18. Tell me about yourself<br />Why do you want to work here<br />What do you know about our company<br />Why did you leave your last job<br />Tell me about your experience at your last job<br />What experience do you have at (fill in the tasks)<br />Tell me about your strengths<br />Tell me about a time when...<br />What is your salary expectations<br />What questions do you have for me<br />From www.askamanager.org<br />Top 10 Questions You’ll Most Likely Be Asked:<br />
  19. 19. ‘Thinking back to people who have been in this position previously, what differentiated the ones who were good from the ones who were really great?’<br />This shows that you’re thinking beyond the interview, and that you want to be great in this job, not just fill a void.<br />From www.askamanager.org<br />The Ultimate End-Of Interview Question:<br />
  20. 20. Dress for the environment <br />Office?<br />Outdoors?<br />Corporate vs Casual <br />Clean and pressed<br />Pulled together<br />Simple & appropriate<br />Always err on the side of over-dressed rather than under<br />What To Wear (and what not to!)<br />
  21. 21. Present a list of references to call (2-3)<br />Previous supervisors/managers <br />Members of committees<br />Phone & email if available<br />Follow up with a ‘thank you’ email:<br /> ‘Thank you Stephanie for taking the time to interview me for the administrative position yesterday. I look forward to speaking with you further about this opportunity. Kind regards,<br /> -Stephanie’<br />Post-Interview<br />
  22. 22. Trust that you WILL get a job!<br />Employers want to put you in a position where you will succeed.<br />If you don’t get the job – ask questions. What can you do to improve your chances? Feedback, like research, is your friend.<br />Confidence is key – fake it until you make it baby!<br />Lastly...<br />
  23. 23. Questions?<br />
  24. 24. Stephanie Andrews<br /> Contact Me:<br />Stephanie.m.andrews@hotmail.com<br />www.cosmicnoodles.blogspot.com<br />Favourite HR Blogs:<br />www.askamanager.org<br />www.thecynicalgirl.com<br />www.womenofhr.com<br />Resources<br />Thanks for having me!<br />

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