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Job Search Workshops

Have a specific job in mind but not sure how to get there? The Job Search workshops are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to write an amazing resumé and cover letter, wow them at your next interview, make connections in your field, and find a position that meets your needs.

Registration on the Career Centre's online system is required for all workshops (you must sign up for an account on the system before you will be able to register for any workshops).

Kick Starting Your Job Search: Identifying Skills and Accomplishments workshopLogin to Register

Being able to identify and articulate your skills is an essential part of a successful job search. This introductory workshop is an important starting point for all other Job Search workshops.

  • Identify the key skills that you have to offer.
  • Learn how to articulate your skills through accomplishments that you can use in your resumé, cover letter and during your interview.
Monday, September 8, 2014 11:00am – 1:00pm

Resumé & Cover Letter Writing workshopLogin to Register

Does your resumé present your experiences, education and skills in a way that effectively showcases your assets? Do you know how to write a cover letter that piques employers' interest in you?

  • Understand the characteristics of effective targeted resumés and cover letters.
  • Learn how to strengthen your resumé and maximize interest in your cover letter by articulating your skills and accomplishments.

Please note: Once you have completed this workshop, you may book a one-on-one Resumé or Cover Letter feedback session.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:00am – 1:00pm
Monday, September 8, 2014 1:30 – 3:30pm
Friday, September 19, 2014 2:00 – 4:00pm
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:30 – 2:30pm

Making a Great First Impression in Your Interview and Beyond workshopLogin to Register

Approach your next interview or networking event with increased confidence by learning how you can influence the first impression that you make.

  • Gain an understanding of how to prepare for interviews and networking events.
  • Learn how to effectively articulate your skills and accomplishments when meeting new people.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:30am – 1:30pm
Wednesday, September 22, 2014 11:00am – 1:00pm

Polishing Your Interview Skills workshopLogin to Register

Put your interview skills to the test and practice answering interview questions in a fun, fast-paced environment alongside your peers.

  • Experience interviews from multiple points of view - as interviewee, interviewer and observer.
  • Get and give feedback on how to craft and deliver winning answers to common interview questions.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:00 – 1:00pm

Job Search Strategies that Work workshopLogin to Register

(Formerly the E-Networking with Social Media & Job Search Strategies workshops)

Want to be more effective in finding the job you want? In this workshop, learn about the various techniques for discovering and creating career opportunities.

  • Learn how employers fill job openings and find out how to build relationships that support you in uncovering hidden opportunities.
  • Discover how to create a professional online profile and maximize the latest social media trends to gain access to information that's not easily found elsewhere.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:00am – 1:00pm

Putting Job Search Strategies into Action workshopLogin to Register

Already know WHAT to do to conduct an effective job search but want to learn HOW? In this follow-up to the workshop, Job Search Strategies that Work:

  • Develop and begin working on your job search action plan through facilitated hands-on job search activities.
  • Research opportunities of interest to you, find out about trends in the labour market, and identify professionals in the field with whom you wish to connect.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
This workshop will be held at Founders College.
1:30 – 3:30pm

How to Find a Job Using LinkedIn webinar Login to Register

Are you interested in learning how to use LinkedIn effectively in your job search? In this online webinar, learn about strategies for creating a strong online identity and presence using LinkedIn, building your professional network and leveraging LinkedIn's features to support you in your job search.

To participate in a webinar, you will need a computer (with speakers or headphones), internet access, and Adobe Flash Player installed in your browser. You will receive the URL of the webinar in a reminder email after you've registered for the event. On the day of the event, you can login to the webinar and ask your questions via chat.

Friday, August 22, 2014 11:00am – 12:00pm
Friday, September 12, 2014 12:00 – 1:00pm

Translating a CV to a Resumé workshop

This workshop is specially designed for Masters and Doctoral level students.

  • Understand the difference between a CV and a resumé and how each is intended for a different situation.
  • Learn how to translate your academic CV into a resumé suitable for a non-academic job search.
None scheduled at this time.

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What Students Are Saying

94% of students who evaluated the Job Search workshops reported an increase in confidence and 98% would recommend these workshops to a friend.

Resumé Writing workshop: "Before attending this workshop I was completely clueless on how to write a resumé. Now I am fully capable and assured that my resumé will get me to where I'd like to be."

Interview Skills workshop: "This experience has helped ease my fears and concerns. I feel more prepared and ready to start the interview process."

Job Search Strategies workshop: "Clearly shows how much better a relationship building approach is than the 'advertised' job market approach. Inspired me to get off my duff and get out there!"

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