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4_Jobsearch_covered - The Job Search 2G03: Problem Solving...

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2G03 Lecture 4: The Job Search and Formatting (1) The Job Search 2G03: Problem Solving & Technical Communication Dr. E. Cranston and Mr. V. Leung
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2G03 Lecture 4: The Job Search and Formatting (2) • Emily Cranston: ecranst@mcmaster.ca • Vince Leung: leungv@mcmaster.ca Hand in assignments in class (unless courseware says to upload to Avenue) • A-LAM: Sarah Charlong charlos@mcmaster.ca • LAM-Z: Kevin Kan kankh@mcmaster.ca Due today: Nothing (but make sure you are working on your term paper and your PEP) • Pick up today: Your graded PEP proposal Housekeeping
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2G03 Lecture 4: The Job Search and Formatting (3) • Next week (Oct. 10): Thanksgiving, no class, no tutorials that week either! • Due after Thanksgiving (Oct. 17): – Outline and 6 non-web references for term paper CHANGE DEADLINE? – “Boss quality” assignment 1 (1 of 3) due ____ • Job Interviews in tutorials week of Oct. 31: Resume and Cover Letter due then. (Stay tuned for interview schedule and be on time!) Housekeeping
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2G03 Lecture 4: The Job Search and Formatting (4) • Elevator pitch revisited • Job search • Resume writing • Cover letter • Formatting, figures, tables, symbols • “Boss quality” documents Today’s Class
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2G03 Lecture 4: The Job Search and Formatting (5) • You meet a potential employer in the elevator and you introduce yourself • The potential employer shakes your hand and says, “Hi ______, tell me a little bit about yourself.” • You have 30 seconds before the elevator gets to your floor, what do you say? Elevator Pitch
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2G03 Lecture 4: The Job Search and Formatting (6) • Concise • Clear • Compelling • Credible • Conceptual • Concrete • Customized • Consistent • Conversational The 9 C’s http://www.elevatorpitchessentials.com/essays/Elevato rPitch_JobSeeker.html
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2G03 Lecture 4: The Job Search and Formatting (7) • No! • It also can be used when introducing yourself to anyone new • Elevator pitch is not restricted to potential industry employers so have a few versions – “Fun, personal, life-goals” pitch – “School, research, experience” pitch – “I will make your company millions” pitch, etc… Is it Only for the Elevator?
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2G03 Lecture 4: The Job Search and Formatting (8) • Take 5 minutes to write an elevator pitch and practice it with the person next to you Elevator Pitch
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2G03 Lecture 4: The Job Search and Formatting (9) Looking for a Job?
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2G03 Lecture 4: The Job Search and Formatting (10) • What are YOU interested in? Where to Start?
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2G03 Lecture 4: The Job Search and Formatting (11) • What field do you want to be in? Where to Start?
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2G03 Lecture 4: The Job Search and Formatting (12) • Search online (eg. Workopolis, Monster.ca) • Check job postings on OSCARplus • Check the career opportunities section of employers‟ websites • Attend employer seminars held by ChemEng or other departments • Attend career fairs • Attend conferences (eg. CSChE) Where to Start?
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2G03 Lecture 4: The Job Search and Formatting (13) • Be proactive • Start now • If can‟t find a job, volunteer • Build a network • Be patient • Don‟t be discouraged • Don‟t be afraid to try something new What to do?
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