Resume – Let’s Get Started!

In this workshop, you can learn about which type of resume is best for you. We provide a start to finish assisted program that will identify your skill set using descriptive and dynamic wording in conjunction with Category Headings to highlight your skills. In the final stage assistance will be provided with the formatting of your resume to keep a professional and accurate appearance that aligns with current resume trends.

Targeted Resumes

In this workshop you will learn to identify key words from an online job posting. Keywords are highlighted skills that the current employer is seeking that will make you the best candidate selection. After identifying and separating the keywords from the posting you will transition them into your resume to gain the employer’s attention. Once you have mastered how to target your resume, you can use this skill to target future job posting from various locations. The workshop is for individuals who have taken a previous resume workshop and have some computer experience.

Student Resume Workshop

Looking for your first job?  No work experience, no problem… we discuss various experience from your life such as, co-op, volunteer and even your paper route; compiling a list of your daily duties.  We then use that list to establish transferable skills that will help to formulate the content of your resume. Our staff will discuss how to develop a basic resume and important headings and formatting to get the employer to notice you.

Meet With an Employment Advisor

Looking to meet with an employment advisor 1: 1 to discuss your career goals? Weekly walk-in appointments are available!
An employment advisor can help you develop employability skills, job search techniques, set goals, and connect you with the appropriate resources most suitable to your unique needs.

Interview Skills

In this workshop you will learn about the multiple types of questions that you may be asked during an interview and about the ones the employer can’t ask. Clients will also learn how ask important questions during the interview and how to answer tough questions using appropriate language and phrasing. Mock interviews/ coaching can be available to practice answers and build confidence. In this start to finish workshop we will teach you how to conclude the interview and follow up after.

Job Search Techniques

This workshop outlines 6 steps to Effective Job Searching with special emphasis on networking. You will learn how to access the hidden job market using networking tools. You will learn how to prepare an elevator speech that highlights your skills and how to make a cold call to increase your opportunities to employment. Clients will use the computer lab to compare several different job search sites to decide which is best for their needs.

Second Career Information/Orientation Session

During this Second Career orientation we will discuss the Ministry’s eligibility and suitability requirements to be accepted into the process. However, if you do not meet the requirements for this program we will discuss alternative options. The Second Career Program was designed to support laid-off workers who are having difficulty re-entering the workforce with financial supported skills re-training that targets high-demand jobs in Ontario to inspire successful return to workforce outcomes.

Trade Talk

This program will take a comprehensive look at Apprenticeships and Trades in Ontario including the roles of Employment Service Providers, Ministry of Training, Colleges, Universities, and the Ontario Colleges of Trades. We examine the process from start to finish ensuring attendees fully understand the educational requirements and training options available, along with how to obtain an apprenticeship and what happens once an individual registered as an apprentice.

Alternative Training and Certifications

Training Services include: Smart Serve,National Safe Food Handling, W.H.M.I.S On-line Training, Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training, Learning Alternatives Program, and Asbestos Abatement Training. Watch for details for our up and coming programs on Personality Dimensions!

Introduction to LinkedIn

Thinking about expanding your online presence and career network? We now offer an introductory workshop to learn how LinkedIn can assist with your job search and career development. This 6 step workshop will cover: Setting up an account, developing profile strength, and building your professional connections and sustaining references.

To set up your LinkedIn account you will need to have an active email account.  Prior experience / knowledge with Social Media and computer basic are an asset, however not mandatory.

Computer Basics Part One and Two

An introduction to using computers includes understanding the use of all components of a desktop or laptop computer.  This includes the monitor, keyboard, mouse or touch-pad, and USB.  Guided instructions and reference sheets are used to become familiar with all of the essential skills to use a home computer.  An Internet browser will be used to demonstrate simple searches and emailing.

This two part series is to enhance skills with step by step instructions.