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Oscar Batucan - Make Your Dreams Come True

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  2. 2. Oscar Batucan<br /> Work History Profile<br /> Government and Private sector employment services <br /> District Manager - Inland Revenue Department New Zealand<br />Senior Legal & Technical Officer – Inland Revenue Dept. New Zealand<br /> Senior Executive officer - Social Welfare Department New Zealand<br /> Project Development & Employment Manager<br /> - Ames Information Technology Academy<br /> - Cornell Institute of Business and Technology<br /> Executive Director – Batucan Consulting International<br /> Project Managers: <br /> - Filipinas Mabuhay 104.6 FM Radio<br /> - Philippine Trade & Tourism Centre Ltd.<br /> - New Zealand Trade & Tourism Centre Ltd. - Allied Employment Generation Services <br />
  4. 4. Low rate of unemployment in NZ<br />What are the skills needed in New Zealand?<br />Even during the economic down turn, lots of different skills are needed<br />Economic Down Turn<br />Still Many Jobs Available<br />NZ Skills Shortage List<br />Encouraging skilled workers from overseas to work in these jobs.<br />Overseas Workers<br />Overseas Workers<br />NZ<br />Overseas Workers<br />Overseas Workers<br />
  5. 5. How to explore the job market?<br />PLAN what jobs you can do in different areas<br />FIND OUTthe best part of New Zealand for you to live<br />RESEARCHa region of New Zealand<br />FIND OUT how hard it will be to find a job in a certain region<br />
  6. 6. Consider and understand <br />employment conditions<br />• Cover<br />Health and safety<br /> Membership of worker unions <br /> Employment agreements <br /> Holiday and leave<br /> Disputes<br />• Negotiate flexible arrangements<br />• It’s important to know the system!<br />Employment Laws and Procedures<br />• Contact Department of Labor -Rights and Benefits.<br />• Should be written into your employment agreement.<br />Remember to find out about <br /> Income Tax<br /> Kiwi Saver<br /> Voluntary Retirement Savings Scheme<br />
  7. 7. 4<br />3<br />1<br />PLAN AND ACT<br />MAKE A DECISION<br />KNOW YOURSELF<br />2<br />RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES<br />ALLIED EMPLOYMENT GENERATION SERVICES<br />How will I get there?<br />Doesn’t have to be complicated<br />• who you are<br />• what you want<br />PLAN YOUR CAREER<br />• Career Options<br />• Suitable Training<br />• Right Employer<br />
  8. 8. 8 Steps to find a JOB!<br />BEGIN WORK<br />Negotiate<br />Get a job Offer<br />Attend Interview<br />Prepare for the Interview<br />Search & Apply<br />Write / Update CV<br />Research<br />
  9. 9. Step1<br />FINDING A JOB!<br />RESEARCH<br />• Will my job be the same in New Zealand?<br />• Talk with someone already in the job.<br />• What job opportunities in different areas of New Zealand?<br />BEGIN WORK<br />Negotiate<br />Get a job Offer<br />Attend Interview<br />Prepare for the Interview<br />Search & Apply<br />Write / Update CV<br />Research<br />
  10. 10. Step2<br />REFEREE?• Employer• Voluntary work coordinator• Church minister or priest • Justice of the Peace<br />• Personal friend in NZ<br />FINDING A JOB!<br />WRITE / UPDATE CV<br />• Gather information <br />• Write down your skills (how/ when you used these skills?)<br />• Bring copies of any awards and certificate<br />• Bring written references and contact details<br />TIPS FOR CV<br />1. Ask referees before you put their details<br />2. Check your Grammar (English)<br />3. NZQA can assess your qualifications<br />4. Use (CV4Me) to make your CV<br />5. Use - CV preparations<br />BEGIN WORK<br />Negotiate<br />Get a job Offer<br />Attend Interview<br />Prepare for the Interview<br />Search & Apply<br />Write / Update CV<br />Research<br />
  11. 11. Step3<br />Find out Average salary range<br />Keep a list of Jobs you have applied for<br />Always a cover letter with your CV.<br />Check your English.<br />Using a template for your Cover Letter<br />FINDING A JOB!<br />SEARCH AND APPLY<br />• Talking to family and friends<br />• Looking in local newspapers <br />• Signing up to job websites<br />• Contact Employers directly<br />BEGIN WORK<br />Negotiate<br />Get a job Offer<br />Attend Interview<br />Prepare for the Interview<br />Search & Apply<br />Write / Update CV<br />Research<br />
  12. 12. Step4<br />PREPARE FOR THE INTERVIEW<br />• What questions will be asked?<br />• What questions can you ask?<br />• Practice with friends<br />• Be ready to answer any questions <br />(study about the company)<br />• Read supplements (Interview questions and answers)<br />FINDING A JOB!<br />BEGIN WORK<br />Negotiate<br />Get a job Offer<br />Attend Interview<br />Prepare for the Interview<br />Search & Apply<br />Write / Update CV<br />Research<br />
  13. 13. Step5<br />ATTEND INTERVIEW<br />INTERVIEW TIPS!<br />• Arrive early<br />• Carry a notepad with your questions on <br />• Take notes<br />• Realistic idea about your salary<br />• Dress appropriately<br />• Dress for success website & WINZ Financial support<br />FINDING A JOB!<br />BEGIN WORK<br />Negotiate<br />Get a job Offer<br />Attend Interview<br />Prepare for the Interview<br />Search & Apply<br />Write / Update CV<br />Research<br />
  14. 14. Step6<br />CHECK!<br />Staring dates<br />Working hours<br />Part Time or Full Time?<br />Period of employment<br />Pay, Holiday, Training <br />Employees Benefits<br />FINDING A JOB!<br />GET A JOB OFFER<br />REMEMBER<br />• Negotiate your pay and conditions<br />• 2 job offers? Compare!<br />• Use salary pay range data<br />BEGIN WORK<br />Negotiate<br />Get a job Offer<br />Attend Interview<br />Prepare for the Interview<br />Search & Apply<br />Write / Update CV<br />Research<br />
  15. 15. Step7<br />Your <br />Contract <br />will include:• Wages or<br /> Salary rates • Work hours • Sick, Annual,<br /> Parental leave • Performance<br /> Review, * Statutory <br /> holidays<br />FINDING A JOB!<br />NEGOTIATE<br />• RIGHT to negotiate the agreement<br />• READ the agreement before signing<br />• Unsure? Then ask<br />• WRITTEN offer to you<br />• Negotiate workings conditions<br />• Can ask the details in your 1st language<br />BEGIN WORK<br />Negotiate<br />Get a job Offer<br />Attend Interview<br />Prepare for the Interview<br />Search & Apply<br />Write / Update CV<br />Research<br />
  16. 16. Step8<br />FINDING A JOB!<br />Your <br />Contract <br />will include:• Wages or<br /> Salary rates • Work hours • Sick, Annual,<br /> Parental leave • Performance<br /> Review, * Statutory <br /> holidays<br />BEGIN WORK<br />CHECK!!!<br />• Public transport schedules /Driving time to work<br />• Who you will be reporting to?<br />• Who is your workplace buddy?<br />BEGIN WORK<br />Negotiate<br />Get a job Offer<br />Attend Interview<br />* Take a notebook with you to write down things you need to remember & ask if you don’t understand something<br />Prepare for the Interview<br />Search & Apply<br />Write / Update CV<br />Research<br />
  17. 17. CV WRITING<br />• First Impression of YOU<br />• Sell Yourself in 15 seconds<br />ALLIED EMPLOYMENT GENERATION SERVICES<br />
  18. 18. New Zealand Style CV<br /> • Keep your CV up to Date<br />• Give examples of your skills<br />• Keep it short<br />• Get it Checked<br />• Sell yourself<br />• Referees – who knows you<br />• Write a cover letter<br />
  19. 19. • Keep your CV up to Date<br />New Zealand Style CV #1<br />If you don’t have a phone at home, think about buying a cell phone so that Employers can contact you.<br />1. Updated contact details<br />2. Email details<br />
  20. 20. • Examples of your skills<br />New Zealand Style CV #2<br />> Public speaking<br />“Gave a presentation to the company on my marketing project”<br /> > Identify what you did <br />
  21. 21. • Keep it short<br />x<br />Don’t…<br />write about every job you<br />have done.<br />x<br />write every course that<br />you have ever been on.<br />• Two to three pages long. <br />New Zealand Style CV #3<br />• Relevant experience to the job?<br /> • Write about workforce experience<br />
  22. 22. • Get it Checked<br />New Zealand Style CV #4<br />Sometimes CVs don’t translate directly!!!<br />1. Check with English speaker2. Use Free Translation ServicesDepartment of Ethnic affairs website -information on language<br />
  23. 23. • Sell yourself<br />New Zealand Style CV #5<br />1. What you can do well (Your Strength)2. Why they should Employ You!<br />
  24. 24. • Referees who knows you<br />New Zealand Style CV #6<br />Consider getting an Entry level<br />job or Voluntary<br />work<br />1. Written reference from your last Job<br />2. At least two referees<br />3. Their Phone numbers/email addresses<br />4. New Zealand work experience would be better<br />
  25. 25. • Write a Cover Letter<br />New Zealand Style CV #7<br />What You Should Include,<br /> 1. Why you want the job<br /> 2. Relevant Skills <br /> 3. Relevant Qualifications<br /> 4. Relevant Experience<br />
  26. 26. • ATTRACT • INFORM• PERSUADE • SELL<br />GOOD CV <br />
  27. 27. A CV or<br />a Resume is …<br />A condense information document.<br />Seductive.<br />An important document.<br />Answers the Question “WHY”<br />Interesting and easy to read.<br />A list of benefits for the Employer.<br />As much for the employers as about you <br />
  28. 28. Why you<br />need a good<br />Covering Letter?<br />1. Sell your CV<br />2. Employers look at Cover<br /> Letter before CV<br />3. Bad Covering Letter:<br /> Your CV in a bin<br />4. Good Covering Letter:<br /> Open your CV.<br />
  29. 29. A CV or<br />a Resume NOT…<br />not a book.not an obstacle.not a tombstone.not boring or difficult to read.not your life story or autobiography.not a Catalogue of your personal opinions.not a list of problems with past Employers.<br />
  30. 30. Your Covering Letter<br />Your Sales Letter<br />It Should be,<br />Easy to read<br />Short<br />Concise<br />Relevant<br />Not too formal<br />Not complicated<br />Should include,<br />Confirmation of the job application<br />Where you got the job information<br />Why you want the Job<br />Why you would be good to them<br />Request an interview<br />Employers are BUSY!<br />
  31. 31. Format of Covering Letter<br />1. Your Address Telephone Fax Email2. Date3. The Advertiser’s name His/her job title The company name Address4. Reference5. Salutation6. Subject7. Body8. Ending9. your signature10. Your name11. Your Title12. Enclosures<br />At the top centre or at the right.<br />Any reference number or code given by the employer in their advertisement <br />Dear…<br />Normally the job title. for example “Sales Manager”<br />3 to 6 paragraphs<br />Your sincerely, yours faithfully, Yours Truly<br />Your first name and surname<br />Using company headed paper: write your job title here. <br />Using personal paper : write nothing <br />“Enc 2”<br />
  32. 32. Format of Covering Letter<br />1. Personal detail<br />Name, address, email, Telephone #<br />• Nationality, age, birth and marital status not<br /> required due to the Privacy Act<br />Summarizes the job opportunity<br />2. Objective<br />Previous employment from the most recent<br />3. Work experience<br />Secondary and University education including establishment and qualification<br />4. Education<br />5. Personal interest<br />Demonstrating that you are a balanced, responsible member of society with an interesting life outside work<br />
  33. 33. CV Format<br />Word processed<br />Easier to update and modify<br />Scan CVs for transmittal to prospective<br />employers<br />Maximum of 2-3<br />pages<br />A4 (297x210 mm)<br />Standard New Roman / Arial. <br />Do not use all capital letters as it is difficult to read and considered impolite<br />Quality & fairly<br />heavy paper<br />Easy to read<br />typeface<br />
  34. 34. CV Format<br />SIMPLICITY AND CLARITY<br />Short words &<br />sentences<br />Do not use<br />Technical<br />vocabulary<br /> O: I increased sales by 50%<br /> X: I was responsible for a considerable <br /> improvement in our market position<br />Talk about<br />concrete facts/ not abstract<br />Use verbs in<br />the active voice/ Not passive<br />O: I organized this exhibition<br />X: This exhibition was organized by me <br />
  35. 35. ALLIED EMPLOYMENT GENERATION SERVICES<br />MAKE YOUR<br />DREAMS COME TRUE<br />Thank You!<br />OSCAR PIOQUINTO BATUCAN<br />Phone 09 570 1139<br />Cell 027 570 1139<br /><br />