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Career Planning Workshop . Annick Levesque, Partnership Development Advisor, WUSC Sebastien Fafard , Teaching Methodology Advisor, WUSC January 2013. SESSION OUTLINE Introduction Know Yourself Job search Application Process Interview Preparation Job interview Conclusion. 60%

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career planning workshop
Career Planning

Workshop

Annick Levesque, Partnership Development Advisor, WUSC

SebastienFafard, Teaching Methodology Advisor, WUSC

January 2013

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SESSION OUTLINE

Introduction

Know Yourself

Job search

Application Process

Interview Preparation

Job interview

Conclusion

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60%

Of graduates have jobs unrelated to their field of study

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60% of graduates have jobs unrelated to their field of study… WHY?

  • Insufficient academic training - lack of hard and soft skills.
  • Competitive labor market
  • Low demand of new employees
  • Want to work in a different field
  • Change in motivation
  • Need for financial security
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Activity #1

Know Yourself

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • Answer the questions on your handout.
  • Keep in mind there are no wrong answers.
  • Time frame: 25 minutes in total
  • Complete the questions: 15 minutes
  • Class discussion: 10 minutes
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Application Process

  • Search the websites for specific application details and requirements
  • If unclear, contact them for more information
  • Check that you are qualified (education, skills)
  • Check that you have all the required documents
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Required Documents

Application Form

Cover Letter

Essay

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Diplomas

Certificates (School certificate, certificates of TOEIC, TOEFL iBT, IT certificates)

Reference Letters from teachers, mentors, etc.

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Cover Letter

  • A marketing tool to sell yourself to the company or organization
  • Who are you?
  • Why should I choose you?
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Cover Letter

  • General rules:
  • Typed on plain A4 white paper
  • One page only
  • No pictures of objects (ex: flowers, animals, people)
  • No grammar mistakes
  • Give current address and contact information
  • Introduce yourself in a short paragraph (name, where from, education)
  • State clearly the position/program applied for
  • Emphasize skills mainly related to the job/program
  • Why you want to join the company/organization
  • IMPORTANT: Follow the specific rules for each organization and BE PROFESSIONAL!!!
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Curriculum Vitae (CV)

A portrait of yourself and what you can do

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Curriculum Vitae

  • General Rules:
  • Typed on plain white A4 paper
  • Maximum 2 pages
  • Polite/Simple language
  • 4. Point Form (no paragraphs)
  • No spelling and punctuation mistakes
  • Include your contact information
  • Can contain a small photo of you
  • * IMPORTANT: Don’t give personal details (status, family, age) except if they ask you
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Activity #2

Do’s and Don’ts of job interviews

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • In the 1st column write down things that you should do before, during or after a job interview
  • In the 2nd column, write down things that you should not do during a job interview
  • Time frame: 15 minutes in total
  • Questions : 5 min
  • Class discussion : 10 min
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Interview Do’s & Don’ts

  • Do:
  • Research
  • Arrive on time
  • Bring a notebook/pen
  • Smile
  • Dressprofessionally
  • Introduceyourselfwell
  • Act confident
  • Prepare good questions
  • Prepare good examples
  • Listencarefully
  • Tell the truth
  • Be energetic
  • Don’t:
  • Arrive late
  • Wear bigjewelery
  • Wear jeans/shorts/T-shirts
  • Fidget
  • Answeryour phone
  • Tell jokes
  • Talk toomuch
  • Ask about salary
  • Look bored
  • Chewgum
  • Lean on the desk
  • Cross yourarms
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Activity #3

Interview Video

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • In the next video, you will have to identify and provide feedbacks about what the interviewees did wrong and did well.
  • Reminder:
  • Remember the interview tips you just heard.
  • Time frame: 10 minutes in total
  • Video : 3 min
  • Class discussion : 7 min
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What to bring

  • Name and address of company
  • Contact person
  • Directions to the interview
  • Pen and paper
  • Copy of your letter/CV
  • Job References
  • Business cards
  • 2 questions you can ask the employer
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Interview Questions

  • 1. Tell us about yourself
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Interview Questions

  • Tell us about yourself
  • I love to play videogames
  • I am from PhanThiet and I recently completed my diploma in tourism at BTCC
  • I am very friendly and hardworking
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Interview Questions

  • 2. Why did you apply for this position?
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Interview Questions

  • 2. Why did you apply for this position?
  • I really need the money
  • My family knows the owner very well
  • I am really impressed by your company and I want to learn everything on the job
  • I don’t know – I just need a job!
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Interview Questions

  • 3. It's 4 p.m. and you need to meet with your manager. Suddenly a customer calls and says she needs your help immediately. What would you do?
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Interview Questions

Tell the customer you are too busy to help

Tell the manager you can’t meet him/her because a customer needs your help

Cancel the meeting with the manager

Ask the manager permission to help the customer before you meet him/her

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Interview Questions

  • 4. Give an example of a situation where you had to work with someone you didn’t like. How did you deal with this situation?
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Interview Questions

In class, I didn’t like one of my classmates so I just ignored him/her all semester

One of the players on my soccer team was always yelling at me so I decided to hit him/her with the ball

I don’t always agree with my teacher but I still listen to him/her in class out of respect

I only work with people I like

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Activity #4

The interviewer and the interviewee

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INSTRUCTIONS

A few students will be selected to be interviewed by the presenters in front of the whole group. Students can either volunteer or they will be randomly selected. Remember the process we learn during the workshop.

The other students will be asked to provide feedback on the interviewee performance based on the information you learned in this soft skills training session.

Time frame: 15 minutes