JOB SEARCH STRATEGY 101 – HOW TO LAND A MARKET RESEARCH JOB

This course examines job search strategies focusing on work in the market research industry. The course will help you to better understand yourself and your position in the job market as well as to determine key job search strategies. Unlike general career management courses, this unique course puts exclusive emphasis on the specificities of the market research industry and addresses key pain points in the journey toward meaningful employment.

INSTRUCTOR:

Vedran Tintor 

Professional Bio:

Vedran Tintor is Manager, Measurement and Research at Great-West Life and Occasional Research Associate at York University, School of Human Resources.

Vedran is both a researcher and job search strategist whose career highlights include HR research (York University), market research (BMO Financial Group, Great-West Life), international recruitment, and coaching of internationally educated professionals. He co-authored a book on entrepreneurial economics for first-time entrepreneurs. His award-winning research project supported by MRIA “Key Competencies of Entry-Level Market Research Analysts” is currently circulated and referenced at Research Analyst postgraduate programs across Ontario.

Vedran holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics and Postgraduate in Organizational Management from the University of Zagreb, Graduate School of Business, Career Coaching Diploma from George Brown College and Research Analyst Graduate Certificate from Humber College.

To take a look at Key Competencies of Entry-Level Market Research Analysts: A Mixed-Method Approach, an important MRIA document by Vedran Tintor, click here!


MAJOR TOPICS COVERED IN THIS COURSE INCLUDE

  • Who Am I? – Identifying your career interests, experience, dream jobs
  • What’s Out There? – Market research industry 101(including related industries)
  • How Do I Get There? – Deciphering job search strategies that work

Plus

  • Specific tips for newcomers/international talent and fresh graduates
  • Free resume & cover letter clinic
  • Creating or improving your LinkedIn profile

With special bonus

  • The ultimate networking list including
    • Major market research events
    • Comprehensive list of market research Canadian companies that hire
    • Key resources

Provided Materials:

Key Competencies of Entry-Level Market Researchers: Mixed Method Approach

Market Research Job Search Kit – Compilation of most important resources for an aspiring market researcher


RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES

None.


SUGGESTED AUDIENCE

 

 Recent graduates

 

 Newcomers/international talent

 

 Entry-level market researchers

 

 

 

 Anyone wishing to land a market research job

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: This course is intended for primarily entry-level job seekers, newcomers and international talent (with or without previous experience) wishing to (re)start their career in Canada as well as anyone with an interest to pursue a career in market research.


  • Course Length: Half Day
  • Check-in: 10:30 am
  • Classes: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Snacks and beverages will be provided