Presentation on theme: "Peel Multicultural Council Helping People Reach Their Goals Your course for success By Majid Khalaf."— Presentation transcript:
Peel Multicultural Council Helping People Reach Their Goals Your course for success By Majid Khalaf
Introduction Immigrating to Canada Joining the ELT program CONGRATULATIONS You already took two major steps
Set your SMART goal S (Specific) Be specific. Know what you want M (Measurable) You should be able to measure your development A (Achievable) you should have a clear vision of how you can achieve this goal R (Realistic) It should match your skills and experience T (Time framed) Having a set amount of time will give your goals structure. Having a specific time frame gives you the impetus to get started. It also helps you monitor your progress. Your goal is to get hired. How to reach that goal?
Prepare your data Find your NOC Number National Occupational Classification http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca/report-eng.do?action=display_allnoc
Information about certifications Prepare your data
Information about your job duties Prepare your data
Information about the required skills Prepare your data
Information about local job opportunities Prepare your data
Information about potential employers Prepare your data
Write your covering letter Might be considered more important than the resume. Employers will read your covering letter first. If it convince them they will read your resume if not you will lose the chance Your resume is general. You have for sure got assistance in writing it, while your covering letter is specific for a certain job. You will rarely be able to get assistance to write it. It will express your actual writing capabilities
Prepare your reference list You will have a lot of things to prepare before the interview. Dont let your reference list be one of them. Have it ready as from today and carry it with you during the interview
Practice Cold calls Information Interviews Recorded class interviews Mock interview
Practice A written script answering the following questions: 1- Tell me about yourself? 2- What are you looking for in this position? 3- Why should I hire you? 4- Do you have Canadian experience? 5- What are your weaknesses? 6- Where do you find yourself 5 years from now? 7- What is your salary expectations? 8- What is your definition of success? Situation Action Results (SAR) And always remember the magic criteria
Be always ready Believe that it will happen soon! If you believed in your capabilities you will always be ready for an interview You will always Dress Well Have extra copies of your resumes in your folder Have a business card with your contact details
Print a temporary business card It is more professional to give your details written than writing it on a piece of paper if someone ask you to provide
Walk the extra mile Launch a website of your business profile Some times it is easier to get people to know you if you have a website. Any one having your business card or receiving e-mail from you will be able to see who you are in details If some body wanted to refer you, he will only need to send a link to your website with a small note. This would be much easier and less embarrassing than attaching your resume. Before interview the interviewer might look into your website and have good impression about you
Join networking group (Linked In, LoonLounge) VOLUNTEER Join an affiliation in your profession. Attend their activities. NETWORK Volunteer in any activity. Not necessarily in your profession. This will give you experience on how to deal and communicate with people. It will keep you busy and gives you confidence.
Walk the extra mile Your communication skills are crucial in finding a job in Canada. Employers might assume that you are not capable to understand their business language and idioms TRAIN YOURSELF Go to Business English Language Pod. Download lessons put them on your iPods an listen, once twice or hundred times. You will find yourself automatically using it. You will also get business learning benefits besides the language http://www.businessenglishpod.com/business-english-podcast-lessons/
Walk the extra mile Record a 1 minute video clip answering the (Tell me about your self question). Answering this question right is the best entry to a successful interview. MARKET YOURSELF
Walk the extra mile You can find the potential employers in PREPARE YOUR POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS DATABASE Convention and fairs participants and sponsors lists Job postings in News papers Job search sites Web Searching Machines Working in Canada website Etc…
Walk the extra mile REGISTER WITH SKILLS INTERNATIONAL They will market your resume with employers having the potential of hiring foreign educated professionals.