Did you know that only 20% of vacancies are filled by job-seekers looking at advertised positions? Your UBC Sauder BCom may give you an edge, but you’re unlikely to get very far without a good network. Here’s how to go about developing yours.
To achieve success in the job market you need to be efficient with your time, find opportunities that match your skills and experience, and understand the recruitment cycles of employers. Here are tips and advice on where to begin your search and how to develop a good strategy.
Informational interviews enable you to learn and make connections without the pressure of an actual interview. You can find out about an industry or company of interest, build your professional network and promote your personal brand. They can even lead to a job. Find out more.
A UBC BCom is an excellent foundation for success in the Canadian job market and elsewhere. You’ll get lots of support from the UBC Sauder School of Business to gain exposure to the Canadian workplace, make connections in the local community and earn money to support your studies. Learn more.
Working abroad builds independence, initiative and adaptability – important traits that employers value. It's also a great chance to get experience relevant to your field of study, enhance your global perspective and develop your network. This section explains what you’ll need to consider.
You’ve made valuable connections in the industry you’re interested in, built relevant experience and applied for jobs. Now you receive a job offer. What do you do next? Before you accept, it’s worth taking the time to consider whether the offer is in line with your expectations. If it isn’t, there may be room to negotiate. Here’s how.