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Work experience

Oct 2012Present

Career-Coach.ca

Canada

Assist internationally educated/trained professionals to achieve their goal of obtaining a job, career or further education in CanadaOffering services in:~ Canadian Employment Readiness Assessment~ Canadian Educational Program Assessment and Preparation ~ Employment Searching Preparation and~ Canadian Career and Employer Culture Awareness

Sep 2008Aug 2012

Employment Counselor

The Working Centre

  • Worked within a team to develop job preparation and marketing tools for internationally educated professionals and a reference guide on english language resources
  • Designed and facilitated workshops on resume writing, job search techniques, as well as networking and interviewing skills and have consistently received over 98% on satisfaction ratings
  • Motivated and coached clients in the use of social media, branding and self-marketing, which results in increased flow of job leads and networking opportunities
  • Liaised with employers, recommended candidates and negotiated paid and volunteer work placements
  • Coached clients individually for interviewing and networking strategies, providing clear and constructive feedback to ensure optimum success 
  • Successfully contributed to internal conferences, including the Job Development Group which formulated methods of establishing relationships with employers throughout the Waterloo Region
  • Conducted regular follow-up activities with clients and consistently received positive feedback including numerous recommendations and reviews for high-quality services
  • Worked within the Employment Ontario framework to provide client-centred support in English, Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi
  • Achieved 85% success rate in closing clients files once they reach their work or training goals 
  • Collaborated with teams on a variety of projects and sought and provided support and advice with colleagues in assistance to clients
Jan 2003Aug 2008

Automition Operator

  • Utilized, improved and incorporated my interpersonal relations, communication and management skills, conceptual and manual dexterity skills in a manufacturing environment, as well as maintaining high level of motivation to create value for the organization and learn skills for my personal development. 
20002002

Program Coordinator - Community Mental Health

Aga Khan Health Services, Pakistan
  • Planned, developed and coordinated training program for primary health care providers.
  • Facilitated and delivered training workshops on depression, anxiety, stress and counseling skills.
  • Facilitated community oriented health education sessions for health workers in the community.
  • Conceptualized and developed Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material i.e. poster, flyers and booklets. 
  • Preceptor to BScN Year II student of Aga Khan University School of Nursing
  • Overlooked publication of Newsletter on mental health on the occasion of World Mental Health Day
  • Developed budget and strategic goals for Mental Health Program of AKHS, P
  • Conducted various research studies on mental health issues
  • Network with community based organizations for highlighting the importance of mental health at community level.
19961999

Addiction Counselor

Sadaqat Clinic

Performed individual, group and family counseling, social skill training, vocational guidance and spiritual education (12 Step program). Delivered in-house training programs / workshops for doctors and staff on addiction, personal development and management issues.

Education

2009Present

Student

Conestoga College

Student, Human Resource Development program, Conestoga College.

20042008

Certificate

Conestoga College
19921994

M.Sc.

Karachi University

Skills

Personal Branding Strategies
Career Guidance and Counseling
Strategic Job Search

Certifications

Feb 2004Present

Personality Dimensions

Career / LifeSkills Resources Inc.
Dec 2010Present

MBTI Step I & II

CPP

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Professional Affiliations

Career Professionals of Canada

Association of Career Professionals International 

Canadian Career Information Association

Interest

Running short marathons.

Recreation include fishing, biking and swimming.

Reflecting and debating on contemporary social ideas.

Reading books on management, career development, religion, future trends and many other topics.

Career Objectives

  • Provide solutions on career management issues to individuals and organizations.
  • Develop and deliver career development and career transition strategies.
  • Facilitate transfer of knowledge and skills for personal and professional development.  
  • Analyze and interpret labor market trends.
  • Promote the use of social media on internet for creating digital footprint. 
  • Collaborate with career development professionals to share knowledge and best practices in the field

Areas of Expertise

Career Strategist 

  • Career Assessment  I  Personal Branding  I  Social Networking  I Career Management
  • Job Search Preparation  I  Job Search Communication  I  Job Search Execution  

Career Counselor  

  • Resume  I  Cover Letter  I  Personal Biography  I  Pocket Resume
  • Job Search  I  Networking  I  Cold Calling 
  • Interview  I  Information interview

Coach and Facilitator

  • Resume Planning  I  Mock Interview Preparation  I  Relationship Building      
  • Labor Market Analysis  I  Digital Footprint 

Career Profile

Imran is a highly motivated CAREER STRATEGIST, COUNSELOR and COACH. As an experienced career and employment counsellor with a strong background in social and behavioural sciences and additional training in career development, Imran is enthusiastic about helping people achieve their career goals. He is an active member of many professional associations including Career Professional of Canada, where he earned his designation as a Certified Career Strategist. 

Imran is passionate about career development and adult education. He considers himself a career activist interested in helping people achieve their career and life goals.