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					  A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
What does it take!?
As you know, the employment market has changed dramatically in the
   past few years.


We came a long way form the times where all that was required to get a
  job was to wear a nice suit, bring a few hard copies of your resume,
  and go to the companies you wanted to work with and ask the
  receptionist if a manager could see you.


Now, with technology, candidates only have their resume to make a
  first impression and employers are overwhelmed with the number of
  applicants.


In this presentation, we will explore some strategies for both the
    candidates and the employers to find not just a job or any
    employee, but the best possible fit.
The following topics will be covered;


   Writing your template resume
   Submitting your resume
   Preparing for an interview
   The interview

   Writing a job description
   Posting your job description
   Screening candidates
   Interviewing candidates
   Decision making

 Conclusion
Writing Your Template Resume
Before you start writing your resume, you should take a few
  moments and reflect on the following;

 What kind of role do you want to be in
 How much money do you want to make
 What kind of internal culture do you like
 Is there a specific technology you want to work with
 Ect..
Writing Your Template Resume

 Objective – this is where you state what kind on role you are looking
   for. It can be only one line.


 Profile – this is often used in lieu of a cover letter. This is where you
   describe your soft skills and the kind of management style and
   internal culture in which you perform particularly well. If there is a
   particular reason you want to work for a company, this is the place to
   elaborate.


 Summary of skills – this is where you list the technologies and
   methodologies you have knowledge of. This can be either in a table
   or in bullet form.
Writing Your Template Resume

 Professional experience – this is where you list your previous
   employment. Following is a suggested format;



   Your title               month and year of start and end


   Name of company: Short abstract of company


   Description of responsibilities – this can be in bullet
   points


   Technical environment – this can be a paragraph
Writing you template resume


Following is your education
 name the school, program and graduating year
  for any degree or diploma
 List certifications and workshops taken
  chronologically

Conclude with hobbies and activities you wish to
  share
Submitting your resume

 Avoid sending your resume without reading the job
  description and doing a minimum of research on the
  company

 Customise your resume for each role you are applying
  for

 Keep in mind not all hiring companies post advertising. It
  is a good idea to attend networking events, work with
  recruiting firms, go to career fairs, use T-Net as a
  resource and to use your network
Preparing for an interview


 Google the company and the person who will interview you
 Search the company web site
   o     to look at the ‘about us’ section is the bare minimum
   o     the newsletter section will give you some good insight on the
         history and direction of the company
   o      if a public company, look at the investor section
   o     in the career section, look at how many jobs are open, and
         read them

 Write some questions based on your research in a notebook


 Make sure you know how to get to your interview
Preparing for an interview




Make sure you have read and researched the job
  description. If there is any term you do not understand or
  technology you are nor familiar with, use
  www.whatis.com
The interview
•   Be yourself and be honest


 Keep your answers fairly short and make sure you are answering the
    question asked (Am I answering your question? Would you like more
    details? Should I elaborate? ...)


 Ask your questions in a clear and concise manner


 Don’t be afraid to ask about the hiring process and what the next
    step is


 If you like what you hear, ask for the job


 Ask when is an appropriate time for you to follow up and with who
Writing a job description


 Before writing the job description, you must take a few
   moments and think about the kind of employee you are
   looking for

 Consult and brainstorm with your team about what would the
   perfect fit look like

 Determine what your budget is

 Make a list of the perks you can offer (training, mentorship,
   benefits, exposure to cutting edge technology...). When you
   find you ideal candidate, it is likely you will have to ‘sell’
   him/her the role. Be honest and realistic about it
Writing a job description
Your job description should include;

 A short description of the company
 The title of the role you are trying to fill
 A general summary of what the role involves in terms of
    the general responsibilities
   A list of expected contributions
   A list of required experience, knowledge, abilities and
    education
   A list of desirable experience, knowledge, abilities and
    education
   A way for the interested candidates to submit their
    resume
Posting your Job Description

 Make sure your job description is on your web site and
  that the career section is easy to find

 Let your current employees know you are hiring and
  make the job description accessible to them

 If you are also hiring for another role, do cross recruiting


 Use your personal and professional network


 Try some free job board such as Craigslist
Screening Candidates
In the interest of saving both party valuable time and effort, the
    following can be addressed in a phone screening;
 Communication skills assessment
 Salary expectation
 Job-acceptance criteria
 Availability
 Eligibility to work in Canada
 Investigation of any gaps between jobs, reasons/conditions for
    leaving current and previous employment

 More details regarding the opportunity should be shared with the
  candidate
 The hiring process should be explained to the candidate
 It is a good idea to brainstorm with the candidate and arrive to a
  mutual decision on proceeding or not with the hiring process
Interviewing candidates

 When it has been decided that candidate and hiring
  manager should meet, determine who should attend the
  interview – it is recommended that at least one member
  of the team is involved



 Make sure all attendees read the candidate’s resume and
  the job description . All should be clear on what the
  perfect fit should look like
Interviewing candidates
 Be yourself


 Let the candidate know about the criteria you are looking for and
   give him/her a chance to tell you why they are a fit

 Ask the candidate what they are looking for and be very honest on
   telling them what your team/company can or can not deliver

 Let the candidate know you will now ask them technical questions
   and proceed

 Let the candidate ask you questions and answer as best you can


 Conclude by thanking the candidate for his/her time and giving a
   time line on when they will hear back from their contact person
Decision making

This is the most difficult part

 Brainstorm with all that attended the interview
  and discuss how candidates matched the initial
  criteria

 If unsure, ask the candidates to come in and
  meet with the team.

 Once you have chosen your candidate, it is time
  to present an offer
Conclusion

So what does it takes to have a match made in heaven?

In my experience, the perfect matches occur when both party
   have made use of courage.

It takes courage to know and announce exactly what we want.

It takes courage to ask those hard questions.

It takes courage to answer those hard questions honestly.
When both parties have made use of that
 courage, the expectations are accurate and
 everybody makes an informed decision.

We then have the perfect start for a match
 made in heaven.

				
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