Networking SkillsMar 01, 2018 • 9:30 am-12:30 pm
This seminar highlights the value of networking as one of the most effective job search strategies and career management practices. Participants will begin to develop a networking contact list and learn how to approach others effectively.
Job Search Best PracticesMar 05, 2018 • 9:30 am-12:30 pm
This seminar looks at the various strategies for job searching, how effective different strategies are, and key resources for accessing the “hidden” job market.
Career Planning Part 1: Assessment/TestingMar 06, 2018 • 9:30 am-12:30 pm
This seminar, the first of three parts, outlines the steps in career planning and gets participants started on identifying what types of roles would best suit them, based on an assessment/testing of their personality, vocational interests, values and abilities.
Resume: Just in Time AdviceMar 06, 2018 • 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Whether you are just starting a resume or want a review of your draft, or suggestions on a cover letter this DROP-IN session puts you and your questions at the centre. Come anytime between the hours posted for help to get you past your stuck point and working again on these crucial marketing documents.
Age as an Asset: Tips for Mature Job SeekersMar 08, 2018 • 9:30 am-12:30 pm
This seminar identifies what factors mature workers should consider when undertaking a job search and how to highlight their experience and skills to best advantage.
Getting Started – Orientation to ServicesMar 08, 2018 • 1:30 pm-4:00 pm
This seminar introduces people to the steps involved in getting through a job transition, the options to consider, resources they might need and where to get assistance. Each person leaves with an Employment Action Plan and an increased understanding of the supports our agency (CEC) can provide.
Resume 101Mar 12, 2018 • 9:30 am-12:30 pm
This seminar offers basic information on starting to develop a resume “from scratch,” including what information to include, different resume formats and how to choose among them to highlight relevant skills, qualifications and accomplishments. An introduction to cover letter basics is also included.
Career Planning Part 2-Career OptionsMar 13, 2018 • 9:30 am-12:30 pm
This seminar, Part 2 in the continuation of our 3-part series, provides participants with feedback on testing, lists of potential career directions and criteria for creating a short list of roles worthy of further exploration.
Is Self Employment for Me?Mar 13, 2018 • 1:30 pm-4:00 pm
In this “kick the tires” seminar, we look at the pros and cons of self-employment, what research says about the “right stuff” when it comes to entrepreneurs, types of ventures or initiatives, and community resources available for those who would like to investigate this option further.
Building ConfidenceMar 15, 2018 • 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Being without work can impact our self-esteem at a time when we need it most. Confidence is essential to job seekers – whether to highlight their strengths in a resume, network effectively to employers, or present themselves competitively in an interview. This seminar looks at how to boost confidence in order to achieve our career and life goals.