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Photos from sessions conducted for Jurong Junior College, Serangoon Junior College, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, International Dual Career Network HK, Natixis Asia Pacific, and SP Jain School of Global Management Singapore.

 

 

 

Maximize Your Return on Interactions (ROI)
Yzer Networking

Session Overview
The concept behind maximize your ROI is the understanding that the quality of our relationships drives mutual success. Every interaction is an opportunity to learn, grow and serve. How can we interact with others to enjoy richer and deeper connections that benefit all those involved?

In this session on Yzer Networking, the focus will be on debunking the myths of networking and removing any anxiety associated with networking. We will explore the concept and practice of pitching in networking contexts. The emphasis is on enhancing the quality of our in-person conversations and interactions so that networking is a more pleasant, natural and mutually beneficial experience.

Session Outline

Part One – Is Networking What You Really Think?

• First Impressions
• Concept Checking and Myth Busting

Part Two – The Networking Journey

• Relationship Journey
• Networking Mindset
• Conversation Patterns and Approaches
• Art of Questioning

Part Three – What Happens Next?

• Networking Follow-Up and Staying in Touch

Part Four – Hello, My Name Is…

• Elevator Pitching

Cover Letter and Resume Writing

Training Outline

Part 1: Sourcing Jobs
- Learning about the different avenues through which to source a new job in their relevant field

Part 2: The Cover Letter
- Understanding the purpose of the cover letter
- Understanding different types of cover letters through a review of samples

Part 3: The Resume
- Understanding the difference between a resume and curriculum vitae
- Understanding the different components of a resume through a review of samples

Part 4: Customizing Resumes
- Personal branding of skills and experiences – demonstration of this through a review of sample job ads and illustration of the customization of a resume to present a ‘match’

Job Interview Preparation

Training Outline

Part 1: Overview of Job Interviews
- Understanding the purpose of a job interview
- Identifying goals of an interviewee
- Preparing for interviews
- Understanding the different types of interview questions
- Answering typical and more challenging interview questions
- Ending the interview
- Useful video clips

Part 2: Mock Interviews

 

 

Scholarship Applications

Training Outline

Part 1: Overview of Scholarship Applications
- Tips for writing personal statements and possible essay writing tests
- Approaches (putting yourself in the shoes of the selection committee)
- Content (highlighting personal selling points, standing out, providing supporting evidence, maintaining honesty and integrity)
- Typical structures
- Language, style and tone (framing, choice of language, recommended phrases)
- Proof-reading for common errors
- Review of samples
- Guided practice on planning and structuring individual personal statements

Part 2: Overview of Scholarship Interviews
- Understanding the purpose of a scholarship interview
- Identifying goals of an interviewee and interviewer
- Preparing for interviews (general considerations e.g. personal grooming, punctuality, forms of address)
- Understanding the different types of interview questions (ranging from typical to more challenging)
- Understanding the typical evaluation criterion of responses
- Delivery of responses (pronunciation, articulation, signposting, eye contact)
- Ending the interview
- Mock interviews

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