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Westshore Sooke
September 2017 September 2017
October 2017 October 2017
November 2017 November 2017

 

Brief Workshop Descriptions

Self-Assessment: Taking Stock of What You’ve GotAssessment of your top transferable skills, personal qualities, values, and more! You need to know these in order to effectively market yourself to potential employers. You will leave this workshop having more clarity and confidence about what you have to offer potential employers.

The Hidden Job Market How to find employment opportunities beyond job postings using networking, 30 second introductions, informational interviews, cold calls, and more. You will leave this workshop knowing how to access the 80% of jobs that are not advertised.

Resumes and Cover Letters You need a top-notch resume and cover letter to get an interview! This workshop will help you create a resume and cover letter that will make you shine as a potential employee. You will get one-to-one assistance and have time to work individually on your resume. Please have a paper and electronic version of your resume available, if possible. You will leave this workshop knowing how to create a resume and cover letter that will dramatically increase your chances of getting an interview.

Interview SkillsKnow how to answer those tough questions and get the job you want! This workshop will cover how to give a good first impression and how to answer commonly asked interview questions. You will also learn how to skillfully answer behavioral interview questions. You will leave this workshop feeling more confident about how to best answer interview questions, deal with interview “jitters”, and stand out from the crowd.

E-Mail and Internet for Job Search (for beginners)Are you current with the times? You need to know how to: use search engines to find jobs on the Internet; attach your resume to an email; and complete electronic applications. You will leave this workshop knowing how to use the Internet to increase your chances of getting hired in today’s market.

LinkedIn Employers will often check your online existence to learn more about you. It is also a great tool for job search and networking. You can access two different workshops – Introduction to LinkedIn and LinkedIn for Intermediates. You will leave these workshops knowing how to create and maintain your online profile.

Career Exploration and PlanningThis is a 2-day workshop where you will learn how to assess your skills, values, personality traits, and interests as they relate to various career options. You will also learn how to research careers of interest. You will leave this workshop feeling more confident about your career decision making process.