Smart Job Hunting two-day conference

rated 4.7/5 stars (2017 student attendee satisfaction)

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If you are graduating in June or November of 2018, or are a recent graduate, this conference is for you!

Smart Job Hunting is an annual two-day conference that takes place on in the last week of April and will help you:  
  • Learn how to find a job in today’s economy and identify skills that you have that employers need
  • Develop skills you will need throughout your career such as resume writing, interviewing, & networking skills
  • Gain access to full-time job postings offered to U of T students - hundreds of employers!
  • Network with industry professionals from a variety of areas during our networking panel
  • Gain valuable insights from an established alumni
Job searching is a skill, and good job searchers can land good jobs!  Begin or continue to build your own network with peers and industry professionals. In addition, there will be an opportunity to meet and talk with various industry professionals at the end of day 2!
 

Still not sure if you want to attend?

Each year we ask students who attended to give us feedback, below are some percentages based on the 2017 attendees:

94% of students who attended felt better prepared for behavioural interviews
97% of students who attended felt more confident in their networking abilities
97% of students who attended understand the importance of informational interviews
93% of students who attended better understand how their interests can incfluence their job search
93% of students who attended can now articulate their skills to employers

 

 


What to Bring 

  1. A notepad and a pen
  2. A copy of a sample job posting/job description to which you are interested.
  3. For day one, bring a copy of your resume and cover letter as you will have the opportunity to update your resume based on the workshop.

Latecomers will not be admitted after 10:00am due to room capacity and event demand. Please arrive by 9:15am to sign in to avoid losing your spot.

***FREE LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED ON BOTH DAYS***

 

Dress Code

Business casual attire is required (no jeans or t-shirts).  For more information on dress codes visit Dress for Success

 

Agenda

Day 1
Tuesday April, 2018 
9:30am - 4:00pm (tentative)

Day 2
Wednesday April, 2018 
10:00am - 6:00pm (tentative)

  • Job Search Strategies
  • Career Focus
  • Identify your skills
  • Hear from a UTM Alumni speaker
  • Understand your target
  • Match what employers are looking for

How to stand out with your resume and cover letters

  • Practice your interview skills
  • Learn how to Market Yourself and Practice what You will say
  • Learn how to use LinkedIn effectively for networking
  • Meet industry professionals at a networking panel

There will be lots of hands-on work throughout both days as well as plenty of interaction.

IMPORTANT - in order to attend this two-day workshop, you must:

  • be graduating in June or November 2018, or be a recent graduate (June 2016 or later), AND
  • be able to attend from 9:30am-4pm day one, AND 10:00am-6:00pm day two.  There will be an employer panel at the end of day two!

 

Register

Please register on the Career Learning Network for day one of this worskhop in April and you will automatically be registered for day two. 

 

Speakers

upcoming, please check back frequently

 

Natalie Groenig, Human Resources VWR International

 

 

 

 

 

 


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