Free for SBN Members: Workshop on Networking Etiquette

March 17, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Diamond Hall Lecture Theatre, BC Cancer Research Centre (675 W 10th ave)


Land The Job You Really Want: 2 Essential Career Building Tools – Compelling Career Branding Statements & Information Interviews

Position yourself for success by crafting a compelling Career Branding Statement and tap into Information Interviews to get face time with hiring managers you want to work for. This hands-on session will cover how to make a great first impression when networking and profiling yourself for new career opportunities.

Tool #1: CAREER BRANDING STATEMENTS that open the door for networking, industry research and sourcing job leads 
Learn how to market yourself through creating a compelling Career Branding Statement and Elevator Pitch. Your 30-second pitch will clearly and concisely summarize who you are, your education and experience, and careers you are interested in pursuing. We’ll also go to the Networking Gym where you’ll try out your new Career Branding Statement and get feedback.

Tool #2: Accessing the Hidden Job Market through tapping into INFORMATION INTERVIEWS
In today’s competitive job market, Information Interviews are a highly effective job search tool which give you: an inside scoop as to what hiring managers are looking for when recruiting talent; uncover key skills and experience in demand; as well as identify your skill gaps and strategies to strengthen your candidacy for future job opportunities. During this session we’ll uncover how to use Information Interviews to explore career options and get your foot in the door of employers you want to work for.

This workshop is proudly brought to you by MITACS. Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 15 years. Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, we build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.


Date: March 17th 2016
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Diamond Hall Lecture Theatre, BC Cancer Research Centre (675 W 10th ave)


This session is facilitated by Joanne Loberg, Certified Executive Coach and Internationally Certified Career Management Professional from JL Careers. Joanne is known for presenting highly engaging and resource-rich sessions that provide invaluable insights and new career management tactics and tools. With over 20 years’ expertise in the career management field, Joanne is highly skilled in helping her clients build rewarding careers. She has been referred to as “an absolute expert at navigating the complex territory of career advancement”.

Time Session
5:30-6:00pm Registration and Light Refreshments
6:00-6:10pm An Introduction by MITACS
6:10-7:10pm Workshop
7:10-7:30pm Q/A and Networking
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