One-day Workshop • Saturday, February 12, 2011 • 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Whether you’re looking for your first professional position, still finishing your studies, or seeking something new, you are sure to come away from this workshop with useful tips, tricks, tools and techniques to help you advance your career in the information professions.
Although “career planning” may be a contradiction in terms – sometimes we “fall into” a job – information professionals can work on their visibility and reputations to enhance their opportunities. Ulla will share her many years of insight and asks that you bring your questions and concerns – there will be plenty of opportunity to discuss experiences and ideas with your peers.
Résumés: Let’s tackle the monster
Come get the definitive word on what works, how to handle “tricky” information, and ways to make your résumé stand out visually, along with advice on making that essential impact in the first 3 seconds a reader looks at the document.
Where do you “fit”? Understanding your “career type”
For each individual, some organizational environments are inherently more attractive than others. Understanding the different types of workplace cultures and your preferences and strengths in working within them can help you in focusing your job search and in presenting yourself to potential employers. Ulla discusses the elements of culture and personality that figure in a good organizational “fit”.
Self-promotion without cringing: Gaining visibility through giving
Professional visibility is invaluable when it comes to pitching ourselves to employers. How can you work to earn a reputation that will precede you – without feeling awkward? Ulla describes how you can make yourself known in the profession through activities that focus on delivering value to others.
Positive politics: Building a healthy workplace
When a workplace “works”, it is no accident. It takes concerted effort – on the part of everyone – to create an atmosphere that has team members looking forward to Mondays! Ulla outlines straightforward ways in which new professionals can contribute to creating a supportive and productive environment.
About the Speaker
Ulla de Stricker is a well-known figure in the Canadian information and library community, where she has been active for over 30 years. In the course of a successful career in which she has held many senior positions in the information industry, Ulla has developed extensive expertise in knowledge and information management. An accomplished and very popular public speaker, Ulla is a frequent contributor to the professional literature and to conferences.
Comments from previous participants
“Ulla gave me terrific practical advice and her interactive style created a great environment to share questions and ideas with others. I used her suggestions many times in my job hunt and I’m convinced it made a difference!”
“Several weeks ago, I attended an excellent workshop on career development led by the incomparable Ulla de Stricker. I emerged from the day with with mountains advice and insights that will be useful to me at all stages of my career.”
“Ulla is one of ‘stars’ of the profession who provides excellent professional advice on a variety of key topics in the profession. I have had the pleasure of working with her at the beginning of her profession and she just gets better with time.”
When: Saturday, February 13, 2010, from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm (registration from 10 am)
Where: McGill University, Education Building (3700 McTavish Street), Room 613
- CLA Student Members – $10
- CLA Members – $20
- Student Non-Members – $15
- Non-Members – $25
Payment by cash or cheque will be taken at the door.