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Get a Job after Graduation - Employers are Hiring Now!. Presented by: Paul Perret & Monica Giorgini. WORKSHOP OUTLINE. What Makes an Effective Job Search Understanding the steps you must take to be successful in your job search Uncovering the Hidden Job Market
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Get a Job after Graduation - Employers are Hiring Now! Presented by: Paul Perret & Monica Giorgini
WORKSHOP OUTLINE What Makes an Effective Job Search • Understanding the steps you must take to be successful in your job search Uncovering the Hidden Job Market • Learning how to access jobs that are never posted Connect with Employers • Preview opportunities to meet employers recruiting on campus
The JOB MARKET : Myths or Facts? Fact or Myth? 98% of all Canadian employers have 100 employees or fewer Fact: Small business is big in Canada: 98.2% of all businesses have fewer than 100 employees. With the addition of medium-sized businesses (100 to 499 employees), the percentage rises to 99.8%. They are the engine of the economy and their success is vital to Canada’s prosperity. Source: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Test your knowledge of the job market.
The JOB MARKET : Myths or Facts? Fact or Myth? Last year over 200 companies came to Western to recruit students. Fact: 224 employers attended the hirewesternU Career Fair, Job Fair and Employer Information sessions between Sept 2016 and May 2017 Source: Employer Relations Team, The Student Success Centre Test your knowledge of the job market.
The JOB MARKET : Myths or Facts? Fact or Myth? A good sense of humour and the ability to take risks have been preferred skills among Canadian employers when recruiting new graduates. Fact: Communication skills (verbal), teamwork (working well with others) and analytical skills have been ranked the top three skills by Canadian employers recruiting new graduates. Source: Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) - Campus Recruitment and Benchmark Survey Report (2013) Test your knowledge of the job market.
WHY START YOUR JOB SEARCH NOW? Employers are recruiting NOW • Attend information sessions, networking events on campus The job market is DYNAMIC • Arm yourself with relevant career information Give yourself time to identify the steps you need to take to achieve your CAREER GOALS
An EFFECTIVE JOB SEARCH What job search techniques work? • In groups of three, share 3 strategies that helped you (or someone you know) to get a job in the past. • Take 2 - 3 minutes for your discussion. • Debrief as a large group
An Effective Job Search Isn’t it just connecting with employers and applying for jobs? • Identify employers and the types of jobs that exist • Determine the types of jobs that fit you
PERSONAL RESEARCH • Determine the types of jobs that fit you
Determining the types of jobs that fit you SKILLS VALUES INTERESTS PERSONAL STYLE
Determining the types of jobs that fit for you Work Preferences Commuting, Geography, Weather, Work Environment, Time Requirements, Characteristics of Co-Workers, etc. Long-term vs. Short-term Goals What goals can you achieve in the near future (e.g., in a day, within a week, or possibly within a few months)? What goals will you achieve over a longer period of time (e.g., one semester, one year, five years, or twenty years)? OTHER FACTORS TO CONSIDER
Demonstrating Your Suitability for a Role Focus on the skills (rather than just the content/ knowledge) you have developed throughout your degree Think of your education & extracurricular involvements as valuable professional experience Consider the unique strengths you contributed to part-time/summer jobs, volunteer work, class projects, hobbies and other involvements
There are over 2 million individual job titles in Canada. Organized into 30,000 Occupational Titles and 500 Unit Groups Regulated Occupations Source: The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials https://www.cicic.ca/928/Find-out-if-your-occupation-is-regulated-or-not/index.canada 20%
RESOURCES TO ADD TO YOUR JOB SEARCH TOOLKIT National Occupational Classification Canada’s Top Employers Canada’s Best Jobs Yellow pages London Economic Development Corporation Industry Canada Employment and Social Development Canada Career Cruising Work Trends Talent Egg Magnet LinkedIn Informational Interviewing What can I do with a degree in…?
Connect with Employers recruiting ON CAMPUS Visit westerncareercentral.ca for more information FALL • Recruiter Information Sessions • hirewesternu Career Fair • Employer led workshops • Faculty specific industry workshops • 10,000 Coffees WINTER • Recruiter Information Sessions • hirewesternu Job Fair • Employer led workshops • Faculty specific industry workshops • Careers & Coffee • 10,000 Coffees
EXPAND YOUR NETWORK !Connect with experienced professionals working in your field of interest to share insights and advice, typically over a cup of coffee.
Approximately 80% of jobs are never advertised
EFFECTIVE JOB SEARCH STRATEGY 80% 20% DIVIDING YOUR TIME JOB POSTINGS • General Job Sites (CareerCentral) • Industry Specific Sites (e.g. Charity Village) • Company Websites (e.g. TD & Hydro One) NETWORKING ACTIVITIES • Accessing your existing network & engaging employers • Developing a new network • Connecting with employers on social media • (e.g. Twitter & LinkedIn)
A TIMELINE FOR WINTER 2018 REGISTER for RECRUITER INFORMATION SESSIONS CONNECT WITH ALUMNI through 10,000 COFFEES VISIT a CAREER COUNSELLOR UPDATE your RESUME & APPLY TO JOBS Attend CAREERS & COFFEE (Feb & Mar) FOLLOW-UP with CONTACTS VISIT the hirewesternu JOB FAIR (Jan 25) Attend CAREER WORKSHOPS Attend EMPLOYER LED WORKSHOPS’
Thursday January 18, 2018 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. Register on Career Central!
SUMMARY What Makes an EFFECTIVE JOB SEARCH Understanding the steps you must take to be successful in your job search Uncovering the HIDDEN JOB MARKET Learning how to access jobs that are never posted CONNECT with Employers Preview opportunities to meet Employers recruiting on campus
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