Job Developer_An Emerging Occupation

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Job Developer_An Emerging Occupation

  1. 1. Naseem Saeed Sherwani, PhD. nassherwani@gmail.com Business CommunicationContinuing Education Department Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON
  2. 2.  Community based organizations  Hamilton Training Advisory Board (HTAB)  Good Wills Amity Group  St. Joseph’s Immigrant Women’s Centre  Settlement and Integration Services Organization – SISO  Ontario Works  Ontario March of Dimes  Career Path Employment  Hamilton Community Foundation@Naseem Saeed Sherwani 2
  3. 3.  Telephone call 15-20 minutes interview time List of questions related to the following  Trends in the field  Software/computer application  The skills necessary to succeed in this field  Employment opportunities in Ontario  Daily tasks related to this specific company  Advice on entering this field in Ontario Reconfirmation by email and phone on Friday, October 22, 2010@9:00 a.m./Office location Sent a thank you note after interview 3 @Naseem Saeed Sherwani
  4. 4. Social marketing tools Changing demographics Technological revolution Changing industrial Economic recession Job Developer/E mployment Counselor/J ob Coach/Care er Counselor@Naseem Saeed Sherwani Mohawk College,4Hamilton, ON
  5. 5.  Varies across industries Insufficient number of job developers Skill set needed to obtain outcomes not defined No curriculum-based certification Masters in Social Sciences, workforce development, community development Internship and co-curricular activities Affiliations with professional associations @Naseem Saeed Sherwani Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON 5
  6. 6.  Coordinates and conducts marketing and outreach activities Develops relationships with employers Locates job openings for clients Conducts intakes of potential participants Works with participants on an individual basis Remains current on labor market trends Maintains and updates employer database and tracking system Completes reports and documentation on activities Attends meetings Undertakes other tasks Supervision of volunteers @Naseem Saeed Sherwani 6 Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON
  7. 7. Agencies Job Developer Job Employers seekers @Naseem Saeed SherwaniMohawk College, Hamilton, ON 7
  8. 8. What I did learn….  Familiarly with the organization helped in setting up the informational interview  Learned about environment in a community-based organization  Became aware of other organizations I was not aware of  Educated about the related occupations  Awareness about job listings  Challenges dealing with diverse clients  A job developer has a set schedule from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. But may be required to work late hours or weekends.  Salary ranges from $40,000-$45,000 per annum plus additional benefits  I believe that I can make a difference if given a chance.  Ontario has potential for the job developer position except at this company  Job developer is a booming occupation @Naseem Saeed Sherwani 8 Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON
  9. 9. Thank you for your time@Naseem Saeed Sherwani Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON

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