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1 OSLT F INANCE PERSONNEL U NIT 1 P ATHWAYS TO E MPLOYMENT P ART 1 Tsae-Ling Tenney October 2012

2 Review

3 Familiarize yourself with pathways to employmentFamiliarize yourself with pathways to employment 1 Understand job requirementsUnderstand job requirements 2 Introduce yourself in professional settingsIntroduce yourself in professional settings 3 T ODAY ’ S O VERVIEW

4 Pathways to Employment identify job requirements, professional qualifications and processes to find work (Handouts A1-2 and B1)

5 Pathways to Employment (continued) What are the employable skills? – academic skills – personal management skills – teamwork skills

6 Pathways to Employment (continued) What are the employable skills?  academic skills – personal management skills – teamwork skills

7 Pathways to Employment (continued) Academic Skills – good communication skills – a capacity to analyze, evaluate and solve problems – the ability to learn new assignments and new ways of doing the job when technology changes

8 Pathways to Employment (continued) What are the employable skills? – academic skills  personal management skills – teamwork skills

9 Pathways to Employment (continued) Personal Management Skills – a positive attitude – the ability to take responsibility and be accountable – the ability to deal with changes in the workplace and be innovative – respect for others

10 Pathways to Employment (continued) What are the employable skills? – academic skills – personal management skills  teamwork skills

11 Pathways to Employment (continued) Teamwork Skills – the skills needed to work with others on a job to achieve the best results

12 Pathways to Employment (continued) be aware of cultural differences and their impact on communication in the workplace

13 Pathways to Employment (continued) describe professional background, experience and goals appropriately in professional settings such as interviews and networking events

14 “Please tell me about yourself.” A Verbal Introduction in an Interview Work experience for each previous job previous job title place of employment number of years worked main job responsibilities Education (post-secondary) university, college or other institutions degree, diploma or certificate and date

15 Writing Activity - individual Write an introduction describing your professional background, experience and goals using appropriate language Keep it clear and concise

16 Speaking Activity - pair Practice your introduction orally with a partner without reading from your notes. Time permitting, practice with another partner.

17 Speaking Activity - class Practice your introduction in front of class. Answer questions and receive feedback. Give feedback to others’ introductions in an appropriate manner.

18 Group Activity Consider the following scenario: A friend is moving to Canada and hoping to find work in finance. Please identify five pieces of advice you would offer your friend.

19 Summary Identify pathways to employment Identify job requirements Introduce yourself using appropriate language in professional settings

20 Resources This slide deck and related resources:

21 Q UESTIONS ?


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