Presentation skills for finding a job

Having spent some time running my father’s placement agency has really given me a broad perspective on job hunting.

As I am currently looking for a job myself, I thought I would share some discoveries and tips!

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Audience Engagement Tricks

Aaleem Presenting - Cropped

Yesterday I presented my final project as a summer student at Cenovus — after the presentation, one of the senior guys on my team (his name is Oz) came up to me and said: “I never realized how much of an art form presenting could be! That was AMAZING!”

Those of you that know me are probably aware of my skills as a presenter. For those of you that don’t I’ll give you a brief introduction:

My name is Aaleem Jiwa and I am a 4th year finance student at the University of Alberta. But my real claim to fame is case competitions! Since 2011 I’ve participated in 12 case competitions and won 5 with top 3/finalist positions in 4 more.

So back to my story. After congratulating me, Oz asked me how I learned to present so well, and I told him: “its all about the tricks!” And I’m going to share some of my favorite tricks with you today!

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