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NETWORKING & ACCESSING THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET. Presented by:. UBC Career Services 604-822-4011. Use Internet & Classifieds. Career Fairs. Employment Agencies. Friends, Relatives. Networking, Associations. Employer referral. HOW PEOPLE SEARCH FOR WORK. Place help wanted ads.

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NETWORKING & ACCESSING

THE

HIDDEN JOB MARKET

Presented by:.

UBC Career Services

604-822-4011

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Use Internet & Classifieds

Career Fairs

Employment Agencies

Friends, Relatives

Networking, Associations

Employer referral

HOW PEOPLE SEARCH FOR WORK

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Place help wanted ads

Through career fairs

Through employment agencies

Use Internet & Classifieds

Through applicant file

Career Fairs

Referral by associates

Employment Agencies

Internal marketing

Friends, Relatives

Networking, Associations

Employer referral

HOW PEOPLE SEARCH FOR WORK

How employers hire

HOW EMPLOYERS SEARCH

FOR CANDIDATES

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WHAT IS THE “HIDDEN JOB MARKET?”
  • The hidden job market represents the available jobs that are never advertised.
  • According to experts, 80% of available jobs are not advertised!
how do i access the hjm
There are many ways …

Identify current contacts that you have

Ask Professors for contacts

Attend:

conferences

Employer Information Sessions

Faculty Sponsored Events

Join a Professional Association & List Serves

Conduct Information Interviews

Volunteer at Professional Events

Speak with Alumni

HOW DO I ACCESS THE HJM??
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The Art of Networking
  • Networking is not about hustling and telling the world how great you are!
  • It’s about connecting with others, finding common ground and building relationships.
  • It’s about CREATING your future instead of WAITING for opportunities.
  • It doesn’t happen overnight.
mingling minders
Do’s

Make networking a discipline

Volunteer at professional events

Dress the part

Start with Small Talk

8- 10 minute rule

Prepare your 10-second resume

Be professional but natural

Don’ts

Throw your business card at everyone you meet

Drink too much

Think one event will change your life

Do “Just in Time Networking”

Be self-centered

“Smell” desperate

Mingling Minders …
remember
Remember …

“You were given 2 ears and 1 mouth; use them in that proportion.”

starting out what to do
Starting Out – What to Do
  • Smile and make eye contact
  • Use your full name
  • Shake hands
  • Clarify their name if necessary
  • Take the initiative
  • Ask questions that convey curiosity, enthusiasm and intelligence
starting out great opening lines
Starting Out – Great Opening Lines
  • “ What brings you here?”
  • “ Is this your first … event?”
  • “ Are you familiar with tonight’s speaker? His/her bio certainly sounds interesting.”
keep the conversation going
Keep the Conversation Going
  • “ Tell me more about …”
  • “ Do you belong to other associations?”
  • “ Where do you work? What types of projects do you work on?”
  • “ Where do you think this industry is going?
  • “ What advice do you give to students who are about to graduate?”
your 10 second resume
Your 10-Second Resume
  • Needs to be short and direct.
  • Describes who you are, what you do, and your future plans.
  • “I’m a student @ UBC program and am really enjoying it.”
other sentences
Other Sentences ...
  • My career interests are in the area of .
  • Through my work at I had an opportunity to gain some experience in .
  • I also have skills in .
  • My goal after graduation is .
moving on
Moving On !
  • “It was nice meeting you.”
  • “Thanks for the information on ______. It was great meeting you and perhaps I’ll see you at another … event.”
  • “As a graduate student who wants to know more about the industry, I’d be most appreciate if you would consider doing an information interview. Is that something you might consider?”
the follow up call
The Follow Up Call
  • “Good afternoon Ms. Doe, my name is Bob Brown. We met briefly at the … meeting. I am a student in ________ @ ________. You may recall that we spoke briefly about ________.”
    • I had promised you some information on ______ and I have it for you …
    • I enjoyed our conversation and wonder if you might be willing to chat briefly so I can learn more about industry trends and opportunities. This will help me plan the next steps of my career.
    • “I am very keen to learn more about how my skills may be of use in this industry. Could you suggest steps I may take to do this? ”
top five networking mistakes
Top Five Networking Mistakes
  • Waiting for someone to approach you!
  • Not being able to talk about the industry you are interested in
  • Asking “rapid fire” questions
  • Interrupting and not listening to others
  • Not being genuine!
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