Workshops

WhyTry

This workshop series is designed for people who have been out of work and are discouraged. We provide fun ways to develop life skills and re motivate yourself while creating a supportive community atmosphere.

The program’s goal is to increase resilience. It transforms a person’s focus on today’s problems, obstacles, and personal weaknesses – into tomorrow’s opportunities and personal strengths. The program encourages use of journaling, active listening, giving feedback, effective reinforcement, and engages multi-sensory tools to improve employment opportunities and personal responsibility.

Social Media

Social Media is revolutionizing job search, employer recruitment and selection! Develop a plan to make social media work for you! This 4-hour workshop will include an orientation and overview on optimizing various social  medias, as well as a hands on component to practice what you learn.

The hands on component focuses between Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and other applicable social media platforms, with each topic alternating be-weekly.

Shift Happens

Overview
Change-what it is and ways to deal with it

Topics
Awareness and resilience building to cope with life changes
Stress reduction and self-talk techniques
Stages of change model in regard to decision making

Benefits
Skills and strategies for dealing with life changes
Attitude and perspective shift
Improved life and career planning

Career Planning Research

LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION AND TOOLS

Overview:
The local job market; how to use research tools to conduct labour market research

Topics:
Research career ideas
Find out about labour market demand
Research tools and tips
Next steps

Benefits:
Learn more about the labour market
Identify labour market information
Learn research tools
Build confidence for your career decisions

Career Planning Assessment

IDENTIFYING SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Overview:
Learn about assessment tools; how to use them; when to use them; what to do with the results

Topics:
Learn about assessment tools
Self assess for interests, values and skills
Using assessments for Career Decision Making
Next steps

Benefits:
Learn more about yourself
Identify your strengths
Learn assessment tools
Build confidence for your career decisions

Job Trends

Topics:
Economic trends
Demographics
Current and future jobs

Benefits:
Gain understanding about how certain factors impact our labour maket
Increase awareness of growing vs. shrinking industries
Get tips on how you can respond to and prepare for the changing needs of our economy

How to Suceed in an Interview

Overview:
Increase your interview knowledge and skills

Topics:
What employers want to know
First impressions
What to say before, during and after the interview
Practice with your peers

Benefits:
Understand interviews
Learn to make the most of meeting with employers
Learn and practice a strategy for answering questions Learn how to take control of the post-interview wait

Job Search Strategies

Overview::
Create an efficient job search plan and learn different job search methods

Topics:
Where the jobs are
Networking / Cold calls
Transferable skills / Research
Practice with your peers
Informational interviews
Follow ups/contact sheets
Technology & your job search

Benefits:
Build confidence
Learn how to research employers
Find out the best ways to network
Discover your transferable skills
Increase your job search skills
Gather information on the best way to follow up with employers

Internet and Email

Topics:
Navigating the Internet / Using search engines
Responding to job postings
Attaching resumes and Cover letter to e-mails
Save/save as file management
Document extension (docx, doc, rtf, pdf)
Creating alerts

Benefits:
Build confidence
Improve your online job search skills
Become more proficient with using search engines
Increase your ability to apply for online postings

Resumes

Topics:
Career Advisors available to provide assistance with resume editing and creation and cover letter
What is important to include or not
Basic Word Processing
Cover Letter

Benefits:
Get noticed by potential employers
Tailor made resume for specific employment goals
Learn up-to-date format and phrasing
Computer skills to become self-sufficient