Lauren made her second appearance on Canada AM this morning to discuss job hunting techniques for students and recent grads.
Here are some of the tips she offered:
biggest mistake students make is job searching too narrowly, both in the methods they use to find jobs and also in the types of roles they seek
there are so many more opportunities this year compared to last year
as we demonstrated during the Focus on Retail event in March, retail is a valuable work experience for any profession – employers from all different industries, not just retail, love retail experience
there are so many amazing resources online, including TalentEgg, and also including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, that can go outside the traditional job searching methods
on a resume, start with your core skills and don’t just put in your work experiences but demonstrate your life experiences which will show the employer that you’ll be a positive return on investment (ROI) for them
link to your online profiles (as long as they’re appropriate!)
Thanks to RW&CO for providing Lauren’s wardrobe! She visited RW&CO at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto last week to choose an outfit. We got the whole adventure on video, so stay tuned for that footage later this week!
TalentEgg hosted a seminar at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Retail Management on Mar. 24 to give first-year retail management students the opportunity to interact with recruiting managers from some of Canada’s top retail employers.
Managers from Starbucks Coffee Canada, Enterprise and Reitmans (Canada) Ltd. entertained questions from retail management students (and TalentEgg followers on Twitter) about everything from how to stand out in online applications to the value of LinkedIn in obtaining a job.
This is just the first video from the event, with more to follow in the coming days and weeks featuring some amazing tips and advice, including:
Learn how to coach and develop others
Be flexible on the job
Know how to deal with difficult situations and bring solutions to the table
If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, get one: employers use the website to recruit
Know the ins and outs of the company you want to work for (company branding, lingo, culture, etc.)
Highlight any accomplishments (especially regarding your leadership qualities) at previous jobs, internships and co-ops
Visit TalentEgg.ca/retail for many more videos, articles and resources all about starting a meaningful career in the retail industry in Canada!
As usual, the past few weeks have been very exciting here at TalentEgg. Firstly, we would like to give a warm welcome to two new TalentEgg clients, The Source and Starbucks. Be sure to keep checking back for great job postings from these two great companies!
Also, TalentEgg’s founder, Lauren Friese, has recently been taking some fun road trips across Ontario to McMaster University, York University, the University of Toronto Mississauga, University of Toronto Scarborough and Queens!
Check out this video of Lauren from the Impact Innovate 2010 Conference at Queen’s University on March 6 where she spoke with students about entrepreneurship:
Don’t forget about our Focus on Retail event, which will take over TalentEgg next week, from March 22-26
Visit TalentEgg.ca daily for amazing content on everything from debunking the misconceptions about starting a career in retail to exploring the career paths in retail available to Canadian students and recent grads. We will also be showcasing meaningful job opportunities from some of Canada’s top retail employers, including Starbucks, Reitmans, Sears, The Source and Enterprise.
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