The OPTIONS Program: Stand Out From the Crowd! How to Differentiate Your Personal Brand

January 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
35 St George St
ON M5S 1A4

The OPTIONS Program

OPTIONS = Opportunities for PhDs: Transitions, Industry Options, Networking, and Skills

The OPTIONS Program is an initiative by the Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies and the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) to support PhD students and post-doctoral fellows who wish to explore career options.

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Want to stand out among the others in this competitive world? Not sure what makes you unique and marketable? Need help with marketing and promoting yourself effectively? Then this workshop is for you! Learn how to create a strong and marketable personal brand to differentiate yourself as top talent and the ideal candidate to hire. Get first-hand practical strategies and tips from an experienced recruiter and top job search expert in an interactive workshop!

In this workshop, we’ll cover the following:

  • Why personal branding is important
  • How to define your personal brand
  • Discover how others perceive you
  • Identify your core strengths and unique value proposition
  • How to promote your personal brand to stand out

Start your year off right by developing your authentic, personal brand! 

About the Facilitator: Diana YK Chan

Diana YK Chan is a Career Coach and Speaker who empowers ambitious professionals to own their greatness and stand out as top talent and leaders. With nearly 15 years’ experience in the career development space, Diana has served 600+ clients from around the globe, representing a diverse range of industries and professions. Since launching My Marketability in 2011, Diana has helped her clients change careers, get multiple job offers, receive huge salary increases, and join top companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, BCG, Deloitte, PwC, EY, TD, Scotiabank, RBC, Credit Suisse, Nestlé to name a few!

Prior to starting her business, Diana worked as a Recruiter for Google and an MBA Recruitment Manager for Ivey Business School. She also worked at Accenture in management consulting and TELUS in Marketing, Operations and Training. She has reviewed over 20K resumes, and conducted thousands of interviews, and knows what it takes to brand yourself as a sought-after professional and leader, make meaningful connections, and open new doors to exciting opportunities. Diana completed her undergrad and MBA from Ivey and coaching training with the Coaching Training Institute.

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