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"When you think about looking for work or when you are in work search mode, what do you say to yourself?"
Work Search and Social Networks
Work Search Strategies
Your Mindset and Work Search
Conducting a Proactive Work Search
Penny Freno, MA, HNCP
Career Education Manager
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Career and Volunteer Services

Session Outline
Welcome and Introductions

Your Mindset and Work Search
The Work Search Process
Work Search Strategies

Questions and Next Steps
Three Tiers of An Effective Work Search
One-to-one connections

Online

Participatory Interaction
Major Components of an Pro-Active Work Search
Identifying and prioritizing organizations

Connecting with your target organizations

Follow up and 'managing' your contact

Work search documents
(e.g. resume/CV and cover letter)
Identifying and Prioritizing Organizations
Source: www.reppler.com
L -- List
Type of Organizations
10 'dream' organizations

10 alumni

10 organizations with available job openings

10 'trending' organizations
*Source: Dalton, Steve. (2012) The Two Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster. New York: Ten Speed Press (US)
Alumni
Search for alumni from among your list of organizations

Use LinkedIn, including SFU LinkedIn Group

Yes or No?
Motivation
Your motivation 'drives' your work search

What organizations are you curious about?

What do you want?

What is your general opinion & organization
Posting
Advertised Position

Posting Discovered

No Advertised Position
Sorting Your List
Identify your top 5 organization
First Level - Motivation
Second Level - Posting
Third - Level - Alumni
Informational Interviews
Research
Primary Sources
DataMonitor360
Google
Organizations Websites
Social Media
5 Point Email
Fewer than 100 words
No mention of jobs anywhere (subject or body)
Connection goes first – where did you hear of this individual?
Generalize your interest
Maintain control of follow up
Quiz Time!
What percentage of all employment opportunities are not advertised?
One out of _____ distributed resumes results in a job offer.
One out of _____ informational interviews results in a job offer.
80%
200
12
Source: quintcareers.com
TIARA
T= Trends
I= Information
A= Advice
R= Resources
A= Assignments
Source: Dalton, Steve. (2012) The Two Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster. New York: Ten Speed Press (US)

Follow Up
Send a short thank you note

Follow up on advice given

Keep your contact informed and ask for suggestions
Canadian Workplace Culture
Understand and relate to your colleagues effectively
Challenges and Solutions
Culture and language differences

Lack of Canadian experience

Understanding your rights
Culture and Language Differences
Guidelines for Understanding Culture
Lack of Canadian Experience
Know Your Rights
BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

BC Labour Relations Board
Research is the key!
When You Start Working
Pay close attention to details and procedures

Don’t be afraid to ask questions

Be realistic about your expectations

Do your research on the company

Network – get to know your colleagues!
Further Learning and Resources
Classroom to Career (http://www.sfu.ca/career/c2c.html)

Our Learning Community (http://www.sfu.ca/olc/)

LinkedIn 2 Hour Job Search Q & A Forum

Interview Stream (https://sfu.interviewstream.com)
@SFU_Career
SFU Career Services
STAY CONNECTED
SFU.ca/career
CAREER SERVICES
VOLUNTEER SERVICES
SFU Volunteer Services
@SFU_Volunteer
SFU.ca/volunteer
Burnaby , Surrey , Vancouver
778.782.3106
Questions?
Work Search Process
Connect with people

Build and create authentic relationships

Use technology effectively
L = List
A = Alumni
M = Motivation
P = Posting
*Source: Dalton, Steve. (2012) The Two Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster. New York: Ten Speed Press (US)
The LAMP ACRONYM
Rank Your Organization
Favourite Organization

Second Tier Organization

Third Tier Organization

Least Favourite

Organizations Unknown to You
5

4

3

2

1
3 Points

2 Points

1 Points
Research
Lead and participate in conversations

Be knowledgeable "enough"

Prepare questions
TIARA Model
Small Talk

Questions & Answers

Follow Up
Making Contact
Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
Friday, May 20 2016
1:30-3:30 pm

THE LAMP METHOD
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