Job seekers June 2013


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Half day open training event for individuals seeking to change employer or re-enter the workforce in Ontario, held in Mississauga.

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Job seekers June 2013

  1. 1. Obtaining the right job with theright employer in Ontarioby Toronto Training and HRJune 2013
  2. 2. Contents3-4 Introduction to Toronto Training and HR5-6 Reasons to look in late 20137-8 You’ve lost your job…9-10 Take stock of your personal finances11-12 Look after your body, mind and soul13-14 Allow time for self-reflection15-16 What should students and new graduates do?17-19 Skills20-21 Volunteering22-23 Gaining relevant work experience24-25 Writing a resume26-27 Networking28-32 Social media33-35 Research36-37 Interview technique38-39 Building rapport and trust40-41 Communication42-43 Employers love motivated employees44-45 Are you the sort of person we can work with?46-47 Potential to tackle new tasks48-49 Making a career change50-51 Conclusion and questions
  3. 3. Page 3Introduction
  4. 4. Page 4Introduction to Toronto Trainingand HRToronto Training and HR is a specialist training andhuman resources consultancy headed by Timothy Holden10 years in banking10 years in training and human resourcesFreelance practitioner since 2006The core services provided by Toronto Training and HRare:Services for job seekersTraining event designTraining event delivery
  5. 5. Page 5Reasons to look in late2013
  6. 6. Reasons to look in late 2013• Access• Knowledge• Risk• Need• ValuePage 6
  7. 7. Page 7You’ve lost your job…
  8. 8. You’ve lost your job…• Feelings• The importance of optimism• Keep your eyes open• If you’ve been sacked…Page 8
  9. 9. Page 9Take stock of yourpersonal finances
  10. 10. Take stock of your personalfinances• Understand current assets andliabilities• Check your credit rating• Reduce non-essential spendingand try to reduce debt• Identify sources of cash orlong-term revenue• Educate yourself ongovernment entitlements• Remember to understand andaddress the tax consequencesPage 10
  11. 11. Page 11Look after your body, mindand soul
  12. 12. Look after your body, mind andsoul• Make exercise and sufficientsleep your top priorities• Fuel your body with qualityfoods you enjoy• Learn to say “no” without guilt• Engage in hobbies andpastimes that replenish youPage 12
  13. 13. Page 13Allow time forself-reflection
  14. 14. Allow time for self-reflection• What are your personal priorities?• Are you committed to staying inthe same industry or sector?• What would you like to do?• What are you good at?• Is there a demand for these skills?• What training do you need?• Is retirement a possibility?• Would you accept reduced pay todo something you love?Page 14
  15. 15. Page 15What should students andnew graduates do?
  16. 16. What should students and newgraduates do?• Seek help• Tap into digital tools• Know the employer• Job hunt outside the linesPage 16
  17. 17. Page 17Skills
  18. 18. Skills 1 of 2ESSENTIAL SKILLS• Reading• Document use• Numeracy• Writing• Oral communication• Working with others• Thinking• Computer use• Continuous learningPage 18
  19. 19. Skills 2 of 2SAME SKILLS, DIFFERENT JOBS• Applying skills from one job toanother• Four stages• Skills common to most jobsPage 19
  20. 20. Page 20Volunteering
  21. 21. Volunteering• Career exploration• Develop skills and gain experience• Develop and cultivate contacts• Participate in your community• Important things to bear in mindPage 21
  22. 22. Page 22Gaining relevant workexperience
  23. 23. Gaining relevant work experience• Volunteering• Job shadowing• InternsPage 23
  24. 24. Page 24Writing a resume
  25. 25. Writing a resume• Categories and information toinclude• TipsPage 25
  26. 26. Page 26Networking
  27. 27. Networking• Who may it include• Expanding and strengtheningyour network• Face to face events• Recording activity• Sample scripts• Etiquette• Social media• Elevator pitchPage 27
  28. 28. Page 28Social media
  29. 29. Social media 1 of 4WHAT NOT TO DO• Vulgarity and obscenity• Negativity• Gossip• Overly outspoken• Hygiene and appearancePage 29
  30. 30. Social media 2 of 4APPS AND SITES TO LOOK INTO• JobAware• Monster• Workopolis• Indeed• Craigslist• Kijiji• Wowjobs• CanadianjobforcePage 30
  31. 31. Social media 3 of 4QR CODES• What are they?• Tech savvy• Younger• Test before sendingPage 31
  32. 32. Social media 4 of 4LINKEDIN• Log in or set up an account• Select the upper header bar• Type into the “Search for Jobs”dialog box• Narrow the job search bylocation or postal code• Check to see if other people inthe network are associated• Be aware of the premiumservices availablePage 32
  33. 33. Page 33Research
  34. 34. Research 1 of 2• Finding employers• Recording details• Top ten list• Informational interviews• Questions to ask interviewers• Advertised job searchresources• Searching online• The hidden job market• Creating your ideal jobPage 34
  35. 35. Research 2 of 2• Researching• Preparing• Planning• What you need to knowPage 35
  36. 36. Page 36Interview technique
  37. 37. Interview technique• Know yourself• Know the organization and theinterviewer• Practice• Interview behaviours• Questions• Printouts• Recruit your voice• Negotiating a salary• Start humble and finish humble• Follow-upPage 37
  38. 38. Page 38Building rapport and trust
  39. 39. Building rapport and trust• Managing perceptions andpreconceived views• First impressions• Last impressions• Body language• Hands and arms• Dress and appearance• Handling objections• Avoid uncertainty• Positive statementsPage 39
  40. 40. Page 40Communication
  41. 41. Communication• Verbal• Non-verbal• Improving listening skillsPage 41
  42. 42. Page 42Employers love motivatedemployees
  43. 43. Employers love motivatedemployees• Communicating yourmotivation levels• Don’t hide your enthusiasm• Be careful about four commonmotivatorsPage 43
  44. 44. Page 44Are you the sort of personwe can work with?
  45. 45. Are you the sort of person we canwork with?• Questions• Work out what the employer islooking for• Putting an answer together• Universal qualitiesPage 45
  46. 46. Page 46Potential to tackle newtasks
  47. 47. Potential to tackle new tasks• Break down the duties• Create a relevant context• Expected outcomesPage 47
  48. 48. Page 48Making a career change
  49. 49. Making a career changePage 49What amI doingrightnow?What do Ineed toknow?What aremy bestchoices?What doI need todo now?Whatactions will Itake?
  50. 50. Page 50Conclusion and questions
  51. 51. Page 51Conclusion and questionsSummaryVideosQuestions