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In-TAC - International Talent Acquisition Centre Employment Service Division - OCCSC

October 19th, 2012 Volume 1, Issue 2

Keeping IT Real News for Tech Professionals Halogen Software Job Fair Find work at a growing SaaS company built here in Ottawa Halogen Software, a SaaS (software as a service) firm located in Kanata, is holding a career fair on Tues, Oct 23, 2012. Join your In-TAC job coaches at the Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Drive, Grand Scheme Ballroom, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Be prepared by going to the Halogen website and looking at the current list of job postings. Bring plenty of resumes, dress for success, and perfect your elevator pitch. Halogen has been ranked as one of Canada’s top 50 best small & medium employers three years in a row. From Bayshore, take bus 93 and that will take you to the Brookstreet Hotel at 525 Legget Drive. From downtown, take express bus 60.

How to Work a Job Fair Before, During, and After the Job Fair At the Halogen Software job fair or any other job fair, the job seeker who “stands out from the crowd” is the one who is well prepared. Before the Job Fair

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2. Get or make some Calling Cards (not business cards) with your name,

Halogen Job Fair How to Work a Job Fair Highlighting a Hot Employer Social Media / Website Dr. Geek

phone number, email address, and Job Profile.

Testimonials of Clients

1. Develop a strong resume that highlights your profile, achievements, and skills – as they pertain to the jobs.

3. Develop a strong Elevator Pitch, which should be no longer than 10 to 20 seconds.

4. Set up appointments for after the event, where you can do a full pitch. During the Fair

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Introduce yourself and shake hands. Dress appropriately by wearing business clothing. No jeans or t-shirts. Ask intelligent questions. Focus on what you can offer.

Have plenty of resumes and give them out freely. After the Fair

1. Take notes on important things at the job fair. 2. Follow-up on promises and so whatever research you have promised to do.

3. Send thank you notes via emails after the event, reiterating your interest in working for the company while highlighting your skills.

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This program, and the .. Centre, were instrumental and invaluable in helping me secure an entry-level position with knowledge of the Canadian IT workplace. I am with a company I am proud to be a part of and see myself growing, developing, and advancing in well. It provided me a great source of friendship, comradeship, access to necessary resources, and partner institutions. All of these combined have offered a spring board and career entry into the Canadian workplace. I highly praise this worthy program and centre. I will happily be recommending the program to other internationally trained professionals.


In-TAC The International Talent Acquisition Centre is the employment service division of the OCCSC. We provide workplace bridging programs and enhanced language training to help newcomers gain Canadian work experience faster. This newsletter is available bi-weekly from your employment service division team.

Dr. GEEK Tech Highlights From our client Oliver: Tips for how to be successful in any job. 1. Research the company before starting on any project:  Company info  Services or Products  Compare to other companies in the market  Find out about customers 2. Think about the presentation to the stakeholders. 3. Focus on the job and don’t take on too much or spread yourself thin. 4. Work smart, not fast create value in what you produce and make sure your work is always of good quality.

Highlighting a HOT Employer Kivuto Solutions Founded in 1997, Kivuto Solutions (formerly E-Academy) is the global leader in complex digital distribution solutions. First approached 2009 by our employer engagement coordinators, we have been fortunate to have Kivuto as an employer partner ever since. They are one of our most active and supportive partners. Kivuto has a commitment to the diversification of their workforce and provides real careers to skilled immigrants. The hiring of foreign trained professionals has made a significant impact to the company, a real difference to the lives of immigrants they have hired, and to the community as a whole. As of today, Kivuto has hired 14 immigrants introduced to them through OCCSC employment service programs. The OCCSC has provided these newcomers with the chance to learn about Canadian workplace values while allowing them to contribute to Kivuto’s continued and growing success. Through our staffing solution services offered by In-TAC, the OCCSC Employment Service Division, we build relationships with employers like Kivuto, who offer Canadian experience to talented newcomers.

New Social Media and Website for In-TAC In-TAC is now using social media. Job seekers can connect with us to find jobs, programs, events, and opportunities. LinkedIn Group - In-TAC.ca - join our group - we will post programs, events, jobs, networking, and do recruitment Twitter - @InTACca - you can now follow us on Twitter where we will tweet about jobs, programs, events, networking, special visits, etc. Facebook - In-TAC.ca page - you can like our page and follow our programs, events, job postings, networking opportunities, see pictures, register for events, watch videos, and make comments YouTube Channel - InTACca - videos: training, events, job fairs, testimonials, etc. We will be launching the new employment service division, In-TAC during Global Entrepreneurial Week, Nov 12 - 18, 2012. Our new website will be full of great information for employers, job seekers, partners, and mentors alike. Come to the launch of the new In-TAC division on November 13 at Sala San Marco at 215 Preston Street from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.

Keeping IT Real - Issue 2  

Halogen Job Fair, How to Work a Job Fair, Highlighting a HOT EMPLOYER, New Social Media

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