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C&C session 3

  1. 1. C & C Career & CompetenceCareercoachinggroup<br />Session 3<br />Job seekingprocess<br />Milja Tuomaala & Tiina Hämäläinen, University of Oulu, VALOA-project<br />
  2. 2. Gettingready for jobseeking<br />Wherecan I find a suitablejob?<br />Whatkind of skills and know-how employerwants?<br />Whatcanyouoffer for the employer?<br />Whereareyougood at?<br />How willyoucontact the employer?<br />
  3. 3. Job seekingprocess<br />What can you do?<br />What do you want to do? <br />Goal achieved??<br />Set your goals! <br />Make your action plan!<br />Selection<br />Seeking information about <br />employers and open <br />positions<br />Interview<br />Contacting employers<br />Applications<br />Phone calls<br />Career Services, <br />University of Oulu<br />
  4. 4. Where to start – knowingyourself<br />Whatkind of workareyouinterested in?<br />Whatkind of workexperiencedoyouhave? <br />Whatareyougood at?<br />Whatareyouinterested in?<br />Whatskillshaveyougot?<br />Whatareyourcareergoals? <br />Whatskills and experiencedoyouneed to achievethem?<br />This information you’ll need in your application<br />
  5. 5. Jobs to apply for…<br />Announcedpositions – publicrecruitmentprocess<br />Everyonecansee, everyonecanapply<br />Freecompetition<br />A lot of applications<br />Open positions – hiddenrecruitmentprocess<br />Information is in ”innercircle”<br />Requiresnetworking<br />Limited competition<br />No open position, open application<br />Applicant’sunpromptedcontact & showninterest<br />Limited or no competition<br />
  6. 6. Publishedpositions vs. hiddenpositions<br />Published positions<br />Hidden positions<br />Anita Perttunen<br />
  7. 7. Most common recruitingchanels<br />Internalrecruitments<br />Personal contacts<br />Applicantunprompted, directcontact<br />Company’swebpage<br />TE-office (employmentoffice) <br />Directlyfromschools / universities<br />Advertising in newspapers / magazines<br />Recruitingagancies / consults<br />Commercial web-pages<br />Staffingservices<br />Social media<br />EK 2011 – Nostetta liiketoimintaan ihmisillä<br />
  8. 8. Where to findjobs…<br />Finnish employment office (Employment and Economic Development Office)<br /><ul><li>http://www.mol.fi/paikat/-> paikkavahti </li></ul>Aarresaari – Academic Career Services<br /><ul><li>http://www.aarresaari.net/english/jobboard.htm</li></ul>Company webpages (Yritys -> Työpaikat)<br />Sunday’s newspapers (Kaleva, Helsingin Sanomat) <br />Recruitment / staffing companies: Eilakaisla, Monster, JobBoard, VMP, Adecco, Barona, Manpower, Mercuri Urval, StaffPoint, Academic Work, Opteam, ElanIT, StudentWork<br />The announced traineeships, University of Oulu <br /><ul><li>http://www.oulu.fi/careerservices/harjoittelu/index.html</li></ul>Personal networks (hidden positions)<br />
  9. 9. …Morejobhunting / networkingchannels<br />Social Media<br /><ul><li>LinkedIn</li></ul>BusinessOulu – database of companies<br /><ul><li>http://www.investinoulu.com/company_database</li></ul>City of Oulu<br /><ul><li>Villa Victor http://www.ouka.fi/villavictor/
  10. 10. Info for expatriatesmoving to Oulu http://www.ouluexpatcity.fi/index.htm
  11. 11. Friendshiphousehttp://www.oulunsetlementti.fi/ystavyystalo/en/index.html
  12. 12. The House for Girls in Oulu http://www.likka.fi/index.asp?pid=94
  13. 13. Homelike Oulu http://www.ouka.fi/homelikeoulu/
  14. 14. Associations / organizations of citizens in Oulu areahttp://www.oulu.ouka.fi/linkit/yhdistyksia_jarjestoja.htm
  15. 15. General information about Finland & how to look for work
  16. 16. http://www.infopankki.fi/
  17. 17. http://www.expat-finland.com/index.html</li></li></ul><li>How to find the hiddenjobs?<br />Personal networking<br />Family, friends, previousemployers, teachers, professors, studypals, acquaintancesfromhobbies, voluntaryactivitiesetc<br />Active monitoring of working life<br />Keepyoureyes open!<br />Open applications<br />Application and personalcontact<br />Sellyourcompetence! Prepareyour ”lifttalk”! <br />
  18. 18. Exercise 3.1Personal networks in jobseeking<br />The exercise is found on SlideShare;<br />http://www.slideshare.net/VALOA/documents<br />(C&C trainingmaterial)<br />
  19. 19. Contacting the employer<br />Think in advancewhatyouwant to ask. Don’tcall just for calling, and don’task for information, which is found in jobanouncementorareotherwiseuseless. Short and punchyquestions!<br />Remeber to makenotesaboutmostimpostantissues in conversation (alsoname of the person youarespeakingwith).<br />Alsonotethat the person youarespeakingwithmightmakenotes. <br />Beprepared to tellaboutyourself. Make a list of the thingsemployershouldknowaboutyourskills and know-how, and the thingsthatmightraiseemployer’sinterest. <br />Try to find out aboutthingsthataremeaningful to you(howmuchtravelling is required, whoareyoureporting to, number of subordinatesifsomeetc)<br />Avoidbothexcessiveself-confidence and ecessivehumility<br />”Sellyourcompetence”<br />Let’spracticecalling the employer…!<br />
  20. 20. Main principles for (finnish and foreign) students<br />Be active and creative in your job search<br />Let people know that you are looking for work<br />Show interest in the job you are seeking<br />Job seeking is full-time job, it requires time and energy<br />Application periods can be very short, so you need to reacht quickly<br />Fill up several applications<br />Make two plans, A and B:<br />Seek a job, you are really interested in (realistic daydreams)<br />Seek employers, where students of your field usually find a traineeship<br />
  21. 21. Somefinnishcustoms in working life<br />Employersareused to applicantscontactingthemdirectly<br />Don’tbeshy – beactive!<br />Networking is the key<br />Punctuality is extremelyimportant – be on time, always! <br />
  22. 22. Exercise3.2Elevatorspeech<br /><ul><li>What would you say, if you met a person who could lead you to your dream job and had only 30 seconds to state your case?
  23. 23. Prepare to describe briefly:
  24. 24. Who you are?
  25. 25. What are you looking for? ( What kind of industry and organization you interested in? What kind of work would inspire you the most?)
  26. 26. What do you offer? (What are the main contributions you can make? What kind of competence, experience and achievements you have that makes you stand out from all the other candidates?)
  27. 27. Everyone presents his / her own elevator talk to others</li></li></ul><li>Assignment for OUR next C&C meeting<br />Find an open position fromnewspaperor internet, whichreallyinterestsyou<br />Bringthe printedjobannouncement with you to ournext session<br />

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