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Tutorial 7 curtis semester 2

  1. 1. Name cards out! Technology away! Curtis Kuznecov – T25 & T32 Comm 202 Tutorial #7
  2. 2. Agenda  Informational Interviews  Networking at Events  Action Items
  3. 3. Where does networking happen? Chance meetings (i.e. sitting beside someone on an airplane) Facilitated events (company info sessions, networking events) As a result of a direct request (informational interviews)
  4. 4. Informational Interviews – Why? 1. Get your foot in the door (faster) 2. Gain insight about a company, industry, or career path 3. Practice your interview and networking skills 4. Find a potential mentor 5. Show them who you are beyond your resume and cover letter
  5. 5. Informational Interview Assignment • Contact details (name, company, title, phone, email • List of questions asked • Major insights gained – What did you learn during your informational interview? **This is the most important part, should be 40% of final paper. • Did you request/receive any information regarding additional connections? • Follow up action – What will you do to maintain this connection? *Screen shot of thank you email required • What are your next steps having conducted this information interview?
  6. 6. Informational Interview Assignment • Due Thursday April 14th (note that this is during the final exam period) • Minimum of one page • In-person and not current UBC student/staff/faculty or family member • Look at potential questions on the Course Blog • Worth 10% of your overall grade
  7. 7. Info Interview Approach Hello Dion, My name is Curtis Kuznecov and I am currently working towards my bachelors of commerce at UBC. I have been selected to interview at your firm and have been meeting Andrew Darcovich on a regular basis. He gave me your contact information and told me you would be a great person to talk too. I was wondering if you could spare anytime and have a quick phone conversation with me? I would love to talk about your experience transitioning from studying at UBC to working in New York and more about the desk you work at. Interest rate swaps are something I don't know much about, but it sounds really interesting. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best Regards, Curtis Kuznecov
  8. 8. Info Interview Follow-Up Hi Dion, Just wanted to thank you again for taking the time to talk to me, I really value the advice you gave me. It is always nice to hear from someone who has gone through the whole process. I will keep in touch and provide you with any updates regarding the recruiting process. Many Thanks, Curtis Kuznecov Hi Curtis – happy to chat. We have Thursday off for US Thanksgiving so I can give you a call in the morning or lunchtime PST if that works. Dion
  9. 9. Networking at Events
  10. 10. • Alumni, senior students, and local professionals convening for an evening of networking with this semester’s COMM 202 students • Excellent opportunity to practice and refine your networking skills and learn more about how to make the most of your time at Sauder! SAVE THE DATE: COMM202 Networking Event Thursday, March 10th from 6-8PM COMM 202 Networking Event 10
  11. 11. Networking Event Mechanics Web to web Eye color Name tag on right Smile  Comfy Shoes
  12. 12. Assessing the Room
  13. 13. Bursting the Bubble
  14. 14. The Approach Avoiding the awkward: • Don’t interrupt. When joining a networking circle, wait for a lull in the conversation. • Never have food and a drink, you need a free hand to shake! • Go with a wingman! But not a Siamese twin
  15. 15. Introduce Yourself  Just simply say hi! • Hi, my name’s Curtis, Curtis Kuznecov. • Hi Sabrina, it’s nice to meet you. My name’s Andy.  Show you’re interested in talking to them • Hi Andy it’s great to meet you as well. I was actually hoping to chat with you this evening as I noticed on your LinkedIn profile that you…and I would love to hear more about your experience.  Start the conversation. Ask a question / have them talk about themselves / Stay positive • Do you have any advice for students…looking to make the most of their time at Sauder? …looking for a career in your field?
  16. 16. Continuing the Conversation • LISTEN • Be careful not to monopolize peoples’ time • Listen for facts, feelings, free information and implied statements • Introduce others, tying them into the conversation • Identify commonalities • Ask open ended questions
  17. 17. The Graceful Exit • Spend 5 to 10 minutes with one person; wait for a lull • Excuse yourself kindly and assertively: o “It was nice to meet you” o “I’m glad you were here today. It’s been great chatting with you. Thanks so much.” o “I don’t want to monopolize all your time today. Thank you for taking time to speak with me and I hope you enjoy the rest of the event.” • Shake hands and exchange cards or ask to connect (if the conversation was meaningful)
  18. 18. Follow It Up • After great conversations, send a personalized email or LinkedIn request (or maybe an informational interview request?  ) Hi Sabrina, It was so great to get the chance to speak with you at last night’s networking event. I was really inspired by what you said about “building your personal brand”, and I am looking forward to putting your advice into practice. I would love to continue our conversation about your experience at YVR. I understand that you are very busy, but it would be great to meet for about 20 minutes. Would you be available to meet on Monday or Tuesday next week? Coffee is on me! Thank you, Alison Buchanan
  19. 19. COMM 202 Networking Event
  20. 20. 202 Networking Event Pet Peeves 1. Asking questions and not listening to the answer 2. Asking rapid-fire questions so no one else can speak 3. When a person’s outfit is distractingly unprofessional 4. When students only talk about their option choices or career path! Try connecting over a common interest beyond work and school
  21. 21. 202 Networking Event Pro Tips 1. Eat dinner beforehand 2. Do some research on the delegates, but don’t get consumed in stalking every LinkedIn profile 3. Dress classy and comfortably 4. Have a few interesting questions / topics to chat about ready to go. How do you want to be remembered? 5. When all else fails, find a 202 TA and we’ll help you join a circle 6. Head to an area that is less packed 7. Manage your energy – take a breather if you need it
  22. 22. Action Items  Start looking for info interview candidates  Networking Event on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 From 6:00-8:00pm in the CPA Hall Networking Reflection due Monday, March 14th @11:59pm on Turnitin Next Week is … lecture!!
  23. 23. How to Submit Resume/CL  You will submit your documents TWICE  Once to Turnitin.com for marking (by 1:59pm)  Secondly to COOL (this is how you will receive an interview for the Employment Interview assignment) (by midnight, same day…but just do it right away so you don’t forget!)  Full instructions on how to submit to COOL are on the course blog under assignments / resume and cover letter

Notes de l'éditeur

  • Web to web – strong, firm handshake. Web of both hands should connect. Have them practice.
    Eye colour – when meeting someone you should make enough eye contact to be able to walk away knowing the colour of their eyes
    Comfy shoes – for girls! A lot of standing around so make sure you wear comfy shoes
    Clothes that stand out – EVERYONE will be in black suits. It is important to suit up but change it up with cool shirts, ties, grey suit etc. No perfume/cologne, breathmints not gum, no coffee, long skirts.
    Nametag – always goes on your right (the same side you shake hands with). As you go to shake someones hand to intro yourself that side of your chest sticks out more.
    Smile – nothing worse than someone who doesn’t look interested or passionate or excited about the conversation. It is hard to say no to a smiling idiot.
  • Ask: What’s your strategy to approach?
  • First 2 points self explanatory
    First point – approach across from the professional, not next to them because they won’t notice you.
    Third point – go with a wingman at first. A lot easier, less stressful and more natural to engage in 3 way conversation. Often in 2 way conversation you spend so much time trying to think of the next question to ask that you don’t pay attention to what they are saying to you right now. With 2 of you there one person can talk while the other thinks etc…..BUT DON’T STICK WITH YOUR BUDDY THE WHOLE TIME. You don’t want the professionals thinking you are dependent and can’t function without them.
  • Repeat their name
    ACTIVITY: try doing a handshake, introduction + a few opening questions
  • Tennis practice: keep the ball moving

    Do we need examples of questions? Should this be a list or a link to more questions

    OR activity to brainstorm good questions and share/ask each other
  • Demo this? Especially the business card ask. Or maybe have them try.

    Reiterate that people at the event are unlikely to have business cards, but they can pave the way for a LinkedIn connection