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					                              Career Development and Job-Search Plan
                                    Template by APEGBC, 2007
                                          www.apeg.bc.ca
Welcome to the Career Development and Job-Search Template

> This workbook is to be used with the Online Resource for Internationally Trained Engineers and Geoscientists
(ITEGs) at http://www.apeg.bc.ca/iteg/index.htm.

> You will need to know how to move from one worksheet to another, insert a row, copy and paste information
from one cell to another and save your file. The document will be difficult to print because it will contain a lot of
information. If you need to print a portion of the document, you are best to use the "print selection" option on the
print menu.

> There are six worksheets in this workbook: Introduction, LMI, Skills Self-Assessment, Skills Summary,
Networking Contacts and Potential Employers.

> This workbook is your written record of your career development and job-search. You will use it to record your
research, determine what jobs you will apply for, self-assess your skills and training needs, decide how you will
upgrade your skills, choose courses, record your networking contacts, record contacts you make with potential
employers and more.

> You will continually update it by adding new LMI, updating your self-assessment as you improve certain skills
and identify others you need to
work on, complete training activities, meet people and follow up on your contacts, apply for jobs, etc...

> This is your document. The structure is a suggestion only. You may add worksheets, add rows and columns
and make any other changes
you like.

> You do not have to let anyone see this document if you don't want to. It is like a diary or a journal. Be honest
with yourself in answering the
                                                                                Career Development and Job-Search Plan
                                                                                      Template by APEGBC, 2007
                                                                                            www.apeg.bc.ca
Instructions - LMI Worksheet

> Use the LMI Webpage (http://www.apeg.bc.ca/iteg/labour_market.htm), the links provided there and any other sources you need to complete the questions listed under LMI - GENERAL.
> Take your time. It is intended that you spend many hours collecting, analyzing and applying LMI to answer these questions. You may spend several days collecting your initial LMI
research.
> You will continue to add to and update your LMI worksheet as you collect more information, come up with more questions or change your mind about some things.
> You will probably have more questions than are listed here. Insert as many rows as you need to to add your extra questions.
> This is your worksheet and you should customize it as much as you need to. Feel free to add rows, columns or more worksheets.
> The more time you spend on LMI, the more accurate your Career Development and Job-Search Plan will be and the more success you will have.
> You will return to this worksheet when you get to each of the Skills webpages (Technical, Professional Practice, Work Environment and Culture, Attitude and Employability, English and
Communication and Job-Search). As you work through each of those webpages, you will record your research in the associated section under LMI - SKILL AREA below.
> You will also return to this worksheet when you are completing the Skills Summary worksheet. You will use the questions under LMI - SELECTING TRAINING below to select
training courses.


Topic                                   Question                                Answer                              Source             Date              Comments

LMI - GENERAL

Canadian Context                        What is a regulated profession?
                                        Do I need a special license to
                                        practice engineering or geoscience in
                                        BC?
                                        How important is being a
                                        Professional Engineer or
                                        Professional Geoscientist to my
                                        sense of identity?
                                        Do I relate more to the profiles of
                                        engineering or geoscience
                                        technicians, engineering or
                                        geoscience technologists, or
                                        professional engineers or
                                        professional geoscientists?
                                        Do I think I can more easily meet the
                                        requirements for membership with
                                        ASTTBC or APEGBC?
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                           What is the Canadian term for the
                           kind of engineer or geoscientist I am
                           (e.g. geologist, mining engineer,
                           thermal design engineer,
                           geochemist, municipal engineer,
                           power systems engineer, etc...)?

Networking Opportunities   What organizations could you join to
                           meet people? It is best if they
                           provide opportunities to meet
                           engineers or geoscientists and learn
                           more about your profession but you
                           may also want to join unrelated
                           groups that provide you with
                           opportunities to pursue other
                           interests and practice your
                           employability skills. Examples of
                           networking opportunities include:
                           APEGBC branches or divisions,
                           ASTTBC groups, Toastmasters,
                           religious or community-based
                           groups, technical societies, networks
                           of internationally trained
                           professionals, sport teams, etc...

Events, Seminars, Etc…     What upcoming events (seminars,
                           meetings, etc…) should you attend to
                           meet engineers or geoscientists and
                           learn about your target occupation or
                           industry? You can find out about
                           upcoming events through APEGBC,
                           ASTTBC and other technical
                           societies or trade journals.
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Trade Journals/Industry Magazines   What trade journals (also known as
                                    industry magazines) can you read to
                                    learn about your target occupation
                                    and industry? APEGBC publishes
                                    Innovation magazine. Most
                                    disciplines of engineering and
                                    geoscience have a technical
                                    association that publishes a journal.
                                    You can research what might be
                                    available on the web or at the public
                                    library or ask someone practicing in
                                    your target occupation or industry if
                                    there are any journals that he or she
                                    can recommend. You can also try
                                    calling the engineering or geoscience
                                    departments at the universities to ask
                                    them if they know of any journals in
                                    your field of engineering or
                                    geoscience.


Labour Market Trends                What demographic factors are
                                    influencing the labour market?
                                    What economic factors are
                                    influencing the labour market?
                                    What technology factors are
                                    influencing the labour market?
                                    What job trends are affecting the
                                    labour market?
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Occupation Information   Where would I eventually like to fit
                         into the engineering or geoscience
                         team? Do I want to be a technician,
                         technologist, draftsperson, designer,
                         lab technician, field technician,
                         geological mapper, general engineer
                         or geoscientist working under the
                         supervision of a P.Eng. or P.Geo., be
                         a P.Eng. or P.Geo. myself or use my
                         skills in an area that is not covered by
                         the definitions of engineering or
                         geoscience? I should research more
                         than one occupation before I decide
                         which occupation I want to eventually
                         be in. I will refer to this as my long-
                         term target occupation.


                         I understand that I will probably have
                         to start with a lower level job. Where
                         do I think I will initially fit into the
                         engineering or geoscience team? I
                         will refer to this as my short-term
                         target occupation. I will research
                         more than one target occupation
                         before I will decide which one I
                         should work towards. I may decide
                         to pursue more than one occupation
                         and may have two or more target
                         occupations.
                         Do I need any special licenses or
                         certificates for my long-term target
                         occupation?
                         Do I need any special licenses or
                         certificates for my short-term target
                         occupation?
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                       Do I have the basic academic training
                       for my long-term target occupation?

                       Do I have the basic academic training
                       for my short-term target occupation?

                       Will my short-term target occupation
                       provide me with the experience I
                       need to eventually get my long-term
                       target occupation?
                       What are the main duties for my
                       short-term target occupation?

Industry Information   What industries use my skills and
                       have opportunities in my short-term
                       target occupation? I will call these
                       my target industries.
                       How big are my target industries?
                       How many businesses and
                       employees are there in each of these
                       industries?
                       Who are the major employers in my
                       target industry?
                       In what provinces and towns/cities
                       are most of these employers
                       located?
                       Are there more opportunities in one
                       industry over another?
                       Who are the customers and clients
                       served by my target industries?
                       What special knowledge is required
                       in my target industries?
                       What involvement does government
                       have in my target industries?
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                        Is there a public interest (e.g. does it
                        produce something the public relies
                        on such as power or roads) or any
                        special sensitivities (e.g public
                        concern over environmental impacts)
                        in my target industries that I should
                        be aware of?
                        What occupations are in demand in
                        my target industries?
                        What are the trends affecting my
                        target industries?

Community Information   What community (this may be a
                        particular town or city) am I interested
                        in working in? I will call this my target
                        community. Note that you should
                        research several potential target
                        communities before choosing a few
                        that you will look for jobs in. You may
                        find that there are no jobs available in
                        the town you wanted to live in and
                        that you will either have to change
                        your short-term target occupation or
                        your target community. You can
                        include information on several
                        potential targets in the answer
                        column.

                        What are the major industries and
                        sectors conducting business in my
                        target communities?
                        What is the rate of unemployment in
                        my target communities?
                        Who are the potential employers in
                        my target communities?
                        What are the trends affecting my
                        target communities?
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                                 What are the training opportunities in
                                 my target communities?
                                 What are the networking
                                 opportunities in my target
                                 community?
                                 Are there any major projects
                                 expected in my target community?
                                 What is the cost of living in my target
                                 community?

Potential Employer Information   What companies or government
                                 offices employ my short-term target
                                 occupation in my target
                                 communities? These are called
                                 potential employers.
                                 You will keep the rest of your
                                 Potential Employer Information on
                                 the Potential Employers Worksheet.
                                 Start completing that worksheet when
                                 you are ready.

Salary Information               How much should I expect to make in
                                 my short-term target occupation in
                                 each of my target industries and
                                 communities? When I am offered a
                                 job and am negotiating a contract
                                 with a potential employer, I will
                                 remember to consider the other
                                 benefits that are part of the
                                 compensation package. I
                                 understand that, if the employer is
                                 not offering health, dental or other
                                 benefits, I should expect to be paid
                                 more money; if the benefits are very
                                 good, I may be paid less money.
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LMI - SKILL AREAS

Technical Skills
                               What are the basic technical skills
                               required by all
                               engineers/geoscientists in BC?
                               What are the technical skills required
                               for my discipline of
                               engineering/geoscience?
                               What are the extra technical skills
                               required for my target occupation and
                               industries?
                               Out of all of the technical skills listed
                               in the answers to the three previous
                               questions, which technical skills are
                               the most important for my target
                               occupation and industries?
                               How well do I have to know each of
                               these technical skills?

Professional Practice Skills   What are professional practice skills?

                               What is the Code of Ethics? How is
                               it different from the way we practiced
                               in my home country? What values
                               are different in Canada than they
                               were in my home country?

                               What codes, standards, guidelines
                               and regulations do I need to follow for
                               my target occupation and industries?
                               How well do I have to know them?
                               Where can I get them? Were there
                               equivalent codes, standards, etc…
                               that I used in my home country that I
                               can tell potential employers about?
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What environmental conditions do I
have to be aware of for my target
occupation and industries?
What kind of economy does Canada
have? What can I learn about the
Canadian economy and the economy
of the province and city I'm living in?
How does the economy affect
engineering/geoscience work? How
will considering the economy help me
in my work?
What safety regulations do I have to
know for my target occupation and
industries? How well do I have to
know them? Where can I get them?
Were there equivalent codes,
standards, etc… that I used in my
home country that I can tell potential
employers about?
What are contract law, tort law,
intellectual property, arbitration and
alternative dispute resolution? What
are the basics of the Canadian legal
system? How do these affect
engineering or geoscience?
What does it mean to be legally
responsible for engineering or
geoscience work? Am I legally
responsible for the work I do or is my
company?
What is liability insurance? Do I need
it when I am working? Does my
employer provide it?
What is continuing professional
development? Why is it important?
How do I know what I should do?
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Work Environment and Culture Skills   Who are the different types of
                                      positions on engineering and
                                      geoscience teams?
                                      What different work functions/tasks
                                      do engineers/geoscientists do? Do I
                                      have to be able to do all of these
                                      when I am just starting my career
                                      here?
                                      What are the different functions/tasks
                                      for my target occupation and
                                      industries?
                                      What do consulting companies do?
                                      What is project management? What
                                      is contract management? What does
                                      it mean to sub-contract?
                                      How does the bid/tender/proposal
                                      process work?
                                      What does culture mean? How are
                                      the personalities and habits of
                                      Canadian-born people different from
                                      my own? How are we culturally
                                      different? How can these lead to
                                      misunderstandings? How can I
                                      communicate differently to avoid
                                      cultural misunderstandings? Are
                                      women in the workplance treated
                                      differently here than in my home
                                      country? Is age and seniority less
                                      important or more important here
                                      than in my home country?
                                      What basic employment standards
                                      (e.g. vacation time, sick days,
                                      overtime, etc…) can I expect?
                                      How much work is done by computer
                                      here? What basic computer
                                      programs do I need to know?
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Attitude and Employability Skills   Why is it important to have a positive
                                    attitude? How can having a negative
                                    attitude get in the way of my
                                    success?
                                    What are employability skills? Why
                                    are they important?
                                    How do employability skills help get
                                    work done?
                                    What can happen to a business that
                                    has employees with weak
                                    employability skills?

English and Communication Skills    How good does my English have to
                                    be? Exactly what will I have to do in
                                    English in the workplace? How do I
                                    test my English?
                                    How are communication skills
                                    different from English skills?
                                    How do I test my communication
                                    skills? How do I know when my
                                    frustration or someone else's
                                    frustration is caused by a cultural
                                    misunderstanding? How can I
                                    improve my communication skills?


Job-Search Skills                   What information should I include on
                                    a business card? Who should I give
                                    my business card to? How should I
                                    give it to them?
                                    What is self-marketing? Why is it
                                    important? How do I do it? What
                                    skills should I self-market? Who do I
                                    self-market to?
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What is the purpose of a resume?
What are some tips for writing a good
resume? (e.g. how long should it be,
what should it include, how should it
look, how do I customize it for a
particular employer …)
What is the purpose of a cover letter?
What are some tips for writing a good
cover letter?
What is a portfolio? Why is it
important? What should be in my
portfolio? How do I use my portfolio?
Who do I show it to?
What does it mean to "cold call" or
"drop in" on an employer? Why is it
important? How do I do it? How do I
know who to cold call or drop in on?
What do I say when I talk to them?
Do I follow up with these people?

What does it mean to network? Why
is it important to network? How do I
meet people? What do I talk about
with them? How should I introduce
myself? Should I follow up with the
people I meet? How do I do this?

What is an information
interview/meeting? What is the
purpose? How do I arrange an
information interview? What
questions should I ask at the
information interview? What should I
wear? Should I follow up with the
person I interview? What should I
bring with me?
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                                        How do I find out what companies to
                                        apply to? How do I uncover "the
                                        hidden job market"? Should I follow
                                        up on my job applications? Can I
                                        submit my resume and a cover letter
                                        to a company that does not have any
                                        job openings?
                                        What can I do to prepare for a job
                                        interview? How do I greet the
                                        interviewers when I arrive? What
                                        should I bring with me? What should
                                        I wear? When do I sit down? What
                                        information should I try to
                                        communicate even if they don't ask
                                        me a question about it? Should I
                                        send a thank-you note or follow up?
                                        When?

LMI - SELECTING TRAINING
Complete this section after identifying the training you require on the "Skills Summary worksheets". You can ask yourself these questions for each of the areas in which you determine that
you would like to take a course.
                                           What is my training need? What kind
                                           of course am I looking for?
                                           What programs are available?
                                           Are the skills that I will learn in the
                                           training course transferable? Can
                                           they be applied to other jobs?
                                           Do I need a certificate at the end of
                                           the training program? If so, will I get
                                           the certificate I need?
                                           Is the training institute well
                                           respected?
                                           Does the training program fit my
                                           budget?
                                           Does the training program fit my
                                           schedule?
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Is the program good value for
money?
Can I get credit for prior learning?
Is the location of the training program
convenient?
Can I talk with someone who has
taken the training program to ask
them if they would recommend it?
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Instructions - Self-Assessment Worksheet

> There is one area below for each of the Skills webpages in the Online Resource for ITEGs.
> Rate your skills in each of the sections below after working through each of the associated webpages and recording your research on the associated skill area on the LMI worksheet.
> This is called a self-assessment and is a critical part of your career development.
> It is essential that you are honest with yourself in answering these questions. If you are not, your career development plan will be flawed and you will not be successful. Remember,
you do not have to let anyone see your answers if you don't want to.
> Use the associated webpages, links provided on the associated webpages and any other resources you need to answer the questions.
> Take your time. It is intended that you spend several hours researching and rating your skills in each skill area. You may choose to work on one skill area a day and take a week or
more to complete your self-assessment in all of the skill areas. The more time you spend researching each skill area, the more accurate your career development plan will be and the
more success you will have.
> You should add any skills required for your target occupation that are not already listed here. Insert as many rows as you need to to add extra skills. This is your worksheet
and you should customize it as much as you need to.
> Make sure you add any additional LMI you collect on each skill area to the corresponding part of the LMI worksheet.
> After you finish a skill area, go to the Skills Summary worksheet and follow the instructions there.
> There are many self-assessments available on various websites. Do as many of these as you can. If you identify strengths or weaknesses through other self-assessments,
make sure you include the strengths and weaknesses on the Skills Summary worksheet.



Technical Skills: The technical skills you will need vary depending on your field of engineering or geoscience. You have researched the technical     Weak       Good        Excellent
skills you will need and have recorded them on the LMI worksheet. List those skills here and rate yourself on each.
I used my technical skills recently in my home country.
I am confident using my technical skills.




Professional Practice Skills                                                                                                                          Weak       Good        Excellent
I am familiar with Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and Workers' Compensation Board Standards.
I have identified and am familiar with other safety standards that may be important in my target industries.
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I understand and believe in the APEGBC Code of Ethics. Honesty and ethics are important to Canadians. I will follow the Code of Ethics.
I have identified and am familiar with the codes, guidelines, standards and regulations that are used in my short-term target occupation and
industries.
I understand the local economy and can make decisions in my work based on economic considerations.
I understand the local environment and know what environmental factors I must consider in my work.
I have a basic understanding of the Canadian legal system including contract law, tort law, intellectual property, arbitration and alternative dispute
resolution.
I understand why Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists must have liability insurance. I understand what liability insurance is.
I understand what Continuing Professional Development is and why it is important that all professionals continue to upgrade their skills and
knowledge throughout their entire careers.

Work Environment and Culture Skills                                                                                                                      Weak   Good   Excellent
I understand the general functions I will likely be expected to perform in my short-term target occupation for each of my target industries.
I have experience interacting directly with clients and understand what their typical concerns are and know how to deal with them in the Canadian
I have experience managing contracts, sub-contracts and projects.
I know how an engineering or geoscience project is handled in Canada (who is involved, the different stages involved, the permits that are required,
how the accounting is managed, how the records are kept, etc…)
I have a good understanding of how my culture is different from the Canadian culture. I can list at least seven cultural differences that may lead to
misunderstandings.
I am able to identify when I am experiencing a cultural mis-understanding and am able to ask for clarification or help.
I know how to greet people.
I can make "small-talk" and know what is ok and what is not ok to say to colleagues, supervisors, clients and others when making small-talk.
I have good inter-personal skills. I work well with people with different personalities (e.g. shy people, talkative people, outgoing people, etc…).
I work well in a team.
I work well by myself.
I understand when I can make a suggestion and when I should not make a suggestion.
I have good MicroSoft Office computer skills.
I know what special software is usually used in my short-term target occupation for each of my target industries.
I know how to use the special software that is usually used in my short-term target occupation for each of my target industries.
I have a basic understanding of provincial employment law and standards.
I understand the different kinds of "terms of employment" (e.g. permanent vs contract or casual employment, full-time vs part-time).

Attitude and Employability Skills                                                                                                                        Weak   Good   Excellent
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Take the self-assessment at: http://www.jobsetc.ca/toolbox/checklists/employability.jsp?lang=e%20 (copy and paste this address into your Internet
browser).
Your results will be presented in three categories: "Skills you're confident using" is equal to a ranking of "Excellent" in this worksheet, "Skills you're
less confident using" is equal to "Good" and "Skills you want to improve" is equal to "Weak". From your results page, paste the headings only (e.g.
Thinking and Problem Solving, Communicating, Being Adaptable) into the appropriate section of the Skills Summary Worksheet.

I am optimistic about re-establishing my career in Canada.
I am confident that I have many skills and much knowledge. I know that I have a lot to offer employers in Canada.
I am highly motivated to find a job that uses my engineering/geoscience skills.
I am flexible and am willing to take a job that uses some but not all of my knowledge and skills.
I am willing to do something that is very different from what I did in my home country if it uses some of my skills.

English and Communication Skills                                                                                                                             Weak   Good   Excellent
I am comfortable writing e-mails in English.
I can easily understand technical reports written in English.
I can write technical reports in English.
I know and can use the English technical termilogy used in my target industries.
I can easily understand professional reports and business letters written in English.
I can write professional reports and business letters in English. My written English is clear and gramatically correct.
I can easily follow a conversation between two native English speakers (people with English as a first language).
I can participate in a conversation with a native English speaker.
I understand when I should and shouldn't say what I want to in the workplace.
I communicate in a way that Canadian-born people are comfortable with (I know how far apart to stand, I don't say things that make them
uncomfortable, I know when it is ok to touch them, etc...).

Job-Search Skills                                                                                                                                            Weak   Good   Excellent
I am good at identifying potential job opportunities.
I have uncovered the "hidden job market".
I can tell if a job is a good fit for me.
I research companies before I contact them.
I am good at dropping in on a company.
I am good at cold calling a company.
I can find out who does the hiring at the company I am interested in.
I am good at writing customized cover letters.
I am good at customizing my resume.
My resume clearly explains my education, work experience and skills in two pages.
I am good at handing out business cards to everyone I meet.
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I have a clean, well-organized portfolio that accurately reflects the work I have personally done.
I am good at telling employers what I have to offer them.
I am good at meeting people.
I am good at introducing myself to people.
I am good at remembering names and faces.
I am good at staying in touch with the people I meet.
I am confident when I meet people and tell them about myself.
I keep a record of the people I meet and the contact I make with them.
I follow up on the resumes I give to companies.
I am comfortable in information interviews/meetings and job interviews.
I am good at conducting an information interview/meeting and know what questions I want to ask.
I can understand and clearly answer questions in information interviews/meetings and job interviews.
I dress appropriately for information interviews/meetings and job interviews.
I send thank you cards or e-mails after information interviews/meetings and job interviews.
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Instructions - Skills Summary

> Copy the skills you ranked as "Good" or "Very Good" from the Self-Assessment Worksheet to the appropriate section under "Strengths" below.
> For each of the skills under "Strengths", list an example to illustrate your ability in this area. You will probably be asked in an interview to give examples that illustrate your strengths.
> Copy the skills you ranked as "Weak" from the Self-Assessment Worksheet to the appropriate section under "Needs Improvement" below.
> For each skill under "Needs Improvement", develop a plan to improve your ability.
> You will not be able to work on every skill needing improvement at the same time. Start with the ones that are the most important for your target occupation and the ones that you
need to improve the most.
> Your plan to improve may include reading a book, researching on the web and at the library, taking a course, joining a club, asking people questions, practicing, etc...
> You may require certain resources such as money or books to upgrade your skill. Include these and how you will get them in your plan below.
> If you are considering taking a course, use the questions listed under "Selecting Training" on the LMI Worksheet to help you select the right course.
> Employers will be very interested in hearing that you have identified some weaknesses and are following a plan to become more skilled. This is what they do when they create
and follow their Continuing Professional Development Plan. It is something that professionals do throughout their entire careers.


Strengths to be Marketed to Employers                                                                 Examples to Illustrate Strenths

Technical Skills




Professional Practice Skills




Work Environment and Culture Skills
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Attitude and Employability Skills




English and Communication Skills




Job-Search Skills




Needs Improvement                                 Training Activity          Completion Date   Required Resources

Technical Skills
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Professional Practice Skills




Work Environment and Culture




Attitude and Employability




English and Communication Skills




Job-Search Skills
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Instructions - Networking Contacts

> You will keep a record of all of the networking contacts you meet here.
> Record enough information so that you remember who they are.
> It is important to stay in touch with your contacts. If it is appropriate for you to contact a person again, write down when you will contact them and record the details of the next time
you contact them.

Name of Contact                                Details about Contact (e.g. how and when I Plan to Contact Again                                Record of Follow-up Contact
                                               met Contact, their contact information, where
                                               they work and what they do, what I should
                                               remember about them so I can mention it in
                                               small-talk, what they are interested in so I
                                               can pass on anything I learn that might
                                               interest them)
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                                                                                    Career Development and Job-Search Plan
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                                                                                                www.apeg.bc.ca
Instructions - Job Applications

> You will record all of your research on potential employers (e.g. companies or government offices that hire people like you) and any contact you make with them here.
> You will research a potential employer before you contact them.
> You will update this worksheet everytime you make new contact with a potential employer.
> It is important to stay in touch with your contacts. If it is appropriate for you to follow up with a potential employer, record when you will follow up with them and the details of your
follow-up contact here.



Name of Potential Employer (e.g. name of        Details about Potential Employer                 When and how you Made Contact                   Plan and Record of Follow-up Contact
company or gov't office) and Name and           (e.g. what does the potential employer do,       (e.g. request for information                   (When you will contact them again and the
Contact Information (phone number and e-        how big is the organization, who are their       interview/meeting, submission of resume or      details of your follow-up contact after you
mail address) of Person Responsible for         clients, are they expecting any major            job application)                                contact them)
Hiring                                          projects, are there opportunities for
                                                promotion, what do I have to offer them, am I
                                                a good "fit" for the company, are there job
                                                opportunities now, will there be job
                                                opportunities in the future, etc...)
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