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Job Search Workshop Schedule

March 2024

Free online workshops to support job-seekers

March’s workshops

Better Jobs Ontario information session

March 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m
Learn about Better Jobs Ontario and its application process, including eligibility, suitability, and the financial needs assessment.

Benefits of being a mature worker

March 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m
Explore who is a mature worker. Learn about your role in the job market and how to highlight your strengths.

Résumé and cover letter preparation

March 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m
Organize and improve your résumé and cover letter to catch an employer’s attention and boost your chances of getting an interview.

Interviewing for success

March 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m
Learn how to handle tough interview questions. Practice asking questions and negotiating a salary.

Mock interviews

March 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m
Take part in a mock interview and get feedback from your Employment Facilitator.

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Workshops are offered as part of the Employment Services Program via Zoom. To register, get more information, or set up an appointment:

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    What to expect from workshops

    Benefits of being a mature worker
    In this workshop, we determine who is classified as a mature worker and learn how they impact the labour market. Also, we address the concerns that mature workers have about entering or re-entering the workforce. Additionally, we illustrate the benefits of being a mature worker and offer the tools they can use to sell their strengths in today’s challenging workforce.

    Better Jobs Ontario
    Better Jobs Ontario (BJO) replaces Second Career. Get an overview of this cost-sharing grant and its application process, including eligibility, suitability, and the financial needs assessment. Also, learn about the new fast track system for individuals impacted by Covid.

    Dealing with Change and Unemployment
    By exploring different responses to sudden life changes, learn to reduce anxiety when faced with job loss, illness, or failure. Through activities like “assessing your hot spots” and “the roller coaster process”, learn strategies to deal with changes and negative emotions.

    Handling Conflict and “I” Statements
    Have you ever experienced conflict in the workplace? Was it resolved? In this workshop, we discuss ways to handle workplace conflict and learn and practice the Assertive Communication Technique.

    Interviewing for Success
    Learn some helpful hints for answering tough interview questions, while determining which questions to ask an employer during your interview. Learn about illegal interview questions and develop the skills you need to navigate the salary negotiation process.

    Job Readiness Strategies
    In this workshop, the Employment Counsellor will focus on the fundamentals of job search process and provide the audience with job search tools and strategies.

    Mock Interviews
    Interact with an Employment Facilitator in a video recorded mock interview. Follow up on your results with a private feedback session and additional role play to become comfortable with successfully completing an interview.

    Procrastination and SMART Goals
    Do you tend to put things off? Is this having an impact on your job search activities? Develop some strategies to challenge and beat procrastination, discover factors that help and hinder goals attainment, and learn about the SMART principle for goal setting during this workshop.

    Résumé and Cover Letter Preparation
    A strong résumé and cover letter can open doors to interviews by highlighting your skills and catching an employer’s attention. This workshop teaches you how to organize and improve your résumé and cover letter to clearly show why you’re the right fit for the job. Get clear, straightforward advice to help make your job application stand out and boost the chances of landing an interview.

    Social Media for Job Search
    This workshop explores the impact your social media thumbprint has on your job search and how to review and refresh your social media profiles to assist you with presenting your profile in a professional, positive manner. The workshop also goes into detail on how to set up your Facebook profile for job search as well as how to use Messenger to apply for local jobs of interest.

    The Hidden Job Market and Networking
    Learn about different ways to look for jobs, including the purpose of networking in connecting with the hidden job market. Learn how to “sell” yourself to employers. You’ll discuss, role model, prepare cold call “scripts” and an introductory statement to prepare yourself for making contact. Discover how to create a job leads list from various cultural and ethnic business directories.

    Your Rights in the Workplace
    Understand your rights at work through the Employment Standard Act. Learn about the law and your hours of work, the minimum wage, vacation and public holidays, leaves, termination, and health and safety in the workplace.