Thursday, November 11, 2021

Upcoming Employer Info Sessions and Top Tips for Attending

Employer recruitment events are a valuable way to find out what opportunities are out there, whether you’re looking for a part-time job or a long-term career. These sessions are a chance to learn about employment opportunities, service or product overviews, workplace culture, hiring processes and more. However, it can be nerve-wracking to hop into a virtual info session if you’re not sure what to expect. Here are five tips to help you navigate an employer recruitment event:

  1. When attending an information session, consider it a professional meeting and a chance to impress an employer and be remembered. Dress business casual (at least on your top half!) and keep your camera on so that the employer can see you and engage with you.
  2. Prior to attending, research the organization and their career opportunities. This will provide you with intel on how to engage with the employer and allow you to ask follow up questions if there’s something they don’t cover that you’d like to know.
  3. Bring an updated professional resume to the session just in case the employer is willing to accept it. Don’t be afraid to ask if they will accept resumes!
  4. Be prepared to introduce yourself and ask good questions (think beyond some of the basics – there are lots of examples online of questions to ask employers that will make a positive impression and also give you insight into whether this place is the right fit for you). In case the opportunity arises, prepare an elevator pitch that includes the following: what you are studying, when you will graduate, key strengths, career interests and a question to continue the conversation.
  5. When closing your conversation with the employer, thank them for their time and ask if there’s a way to connect with them in the future. Send a short email to follow up with them within a week of the session to re-iterate your interest in their organization and any career opportunities.

Upcoming Employer Info Sessions:

Youth Services Bureau – Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) is one of the largest and most comprehensive non-profit agencies serving youth in this community. More than 350 caring professionals work from 20 locations across the city to deliver a vast range of programs and services that support at-risk youth and their families. Attend the event to learn more about the organization and what they have to offer!

PepsiCo – Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Are you passionate about starting a career in sales? Do you want to work for a Tier 1 global organization and join a sales team that prides itself on being a solid strategic partner and advisor to the business? PepsiCo offers endless possibilities to drive your career. Attend the event to learn about their sales team and student opportunities. The event will consist of an info session, Q&A, networking, and of course… fun!

Ericsson – Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers. Attend this event to meet hiring managers and learn more about co-op opportunities and career opportunities for graduating students.

To check out more recruitment events, or to register for these sessions, log into mySuccess via Carleton Central and go to the “Workshops/Events” tab to find the “Co-op & Career Events/Workshops” calendar.

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