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Archive for the ‘Networking Advice’ Category

July 19th, 2017

What Else Should You Be Doing in Your Job Search?

What Else Should You Be Doing in Your Job Search?

If you’re looking for a job right now, your focus is likely on updating your resume, writing cover letters, and perfecting your application. While all of these steps are key to finding your next dream role, you should also considering doing a few more things to help you keep improving as you transition between career […]

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June 27th, 2017

Career Experts: How Networking Can Help Move Your Career Forward

Career Experts: How Networking Can Help Move Your Career Forward

On June 5th, BC Jobs and the BC Tech Association hosted a panel on networking featuring two Career Experts: Erin Rogers, Talent Acquisition Team Lead from Hootsuite and Yvonne Wu, Talent Recruiting Manager from Hyperwallet. In preparation for our #BCtech focused Talent Day on June 7th, these Career Experts came together to share their thoughts on and experiences with […]

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May 23rd, 2017

Step up your networking game at our Career Experts Networking Panel!

Step up your networking game at our Career Experts Networking Panel!

Are you ready for your next networking event? What does your elevator pitch sound like? Come to our Career Experts Networking Panel on Monday, June 5th and hear how to talk to recruiters, straight from the recruiters! We’re bringing together a panel of our BC Tech Jobs Career Experts to help you prepare for Talent Day on […]

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April 19th, 2017

Rock Your Next Networking Event: Career Experts Panel Recap

Rock Your Next Networking Event: Career Experts Panel Recap

Before Talent Day on April 19th, BC Tech Jobs brought together a panel made up of HR experts from Vancouver’s tech industry to help job seekers and tech professionals prepare for their next networking event. Our panellists for the night were BC Tech Jobs Career Experts Anthony Azar, Talent Specialist at Traction on Demand, and Darren […]

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March 28th, 2017

Career Experts Panel: Polish your networking skills for Talent Day!

Career Experts Panel: Polish your networking skills for Talent Day!

Networking can be hard: What’s the best way to introduce yourself? How do you “work a room”? Have you presented yourself as best you can? In preparation for Talent Day on April 19, we’re holding a networking prep event to help you build the confidence you need to approach the amazing companies that will be […]

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December 25th, 2016

How to Get the Most Out of Career Fairs

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Career fairs are a fantastic opportunity to find a job offer, and if you get it right, you could walk away with several interviews booked. But in order to get the most of them, you need to plan ahead. Here’s how to prepare yourself and make it work on the day.   Look the part […]

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January 25th, 2016

The Information Interview: Tips for Success

The Information Interview: Tips for Success

What is an information interview? An information interview is a tool used to gather information on a specific organization, career path or occupation. It involves connecting with individuals who are currently working in this area to gain an understanding of its expectations and requirements. This will help determine whether this area is a realistic fit based […]

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July 2nd, 2014

The Zen of Networking: 10 Rules To Follow 

The Zen of Networking: 10 Rules To Follow 

Whenever you think of someone who’s a “consummate networker”, you conjure up an image of a person who has a busy social calendar, someone who’s popular at cocktail functions and knows how to work a room. That might be one definition of good networker. Another definition is someone who is a “go-to person” whenever you […]

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May 30th, 2013

Asking for Recommendations

Asking for Recommendations

Marketing would be nowhere without smiling and satisfied consumers recommending a purchase. And the written equivalent of this is the testimonial or recommendation. A few words singing a product’s praises – or a person’s praises – go a long way in building credibility. Testimonials have slipped into job hunting strategies, and rightly so; a job […]

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September 27th, 2012

Post-Job Fair Know-how: How to Network

Post-Job Fair Know-how: How to Network

The career fair is over. You arrive home absolutely exhausted, cheek muscles sore from smiling, hands finally empty after handing out resumes. And your pockets are full of business cards. What now?

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