Workshops for Job Seekers

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From tapping into the hidden job market to writing a resume that’s going to stand out, our workshops are designed to give you extra tools and direction to help you find work in the North Okanagan.

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Employment Workshops

Employ!

Are you 16 to 30 years old and finding it hard to get a job? Do you think your lack of work experience, job search skills, certifications or a personal network may be getting in the way? Employ is a three week long discussion-based workshop where participants: Learn what employers are looking for Master job […]

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Build Your Resume

Does writing a resume seem like a difficult task to do on your own?  In this workshop you will review what effective resumes include, learn how to find information to put on your resume and receive individual support while using the computer. In 3 hours, you will leave with a resume ready to start your […]

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Let’s Talk

Have you ever had something to talk about with a boss or coworker that made you feel very uncomfortable?  Learn how to have a difficult conversation when the outcome is important.  In this workshop you will create strategies to talk positively about challenges and have an opportunity to practice one-to-one in a safe place.

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Microsoft Word Basics

Do you have the basic skills to use a computer to write a resume?  In this half day workshop you will learn how to use Microsoft Word to create a resume and cover letter. This will include basic formatting techniques and how to make your resume look professional.

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Trades Workshop

Have you heard the buzz about the number of jobs in the trades? Have you wondered if the trades are right for you, and if so, which one? In this workshop, you will explore the different trades that are out there and what it takes to start working in them. You will leave this workshop […]

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Computer Basics

Does the idea of using a computer scare you? Does your job search and the job you are seeking require that you have some basic computer skills? This three-hour workshop will help you to know the basics of using a computer including using a mouse, navigating your desktop, storing information, working with a word document. […]

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Money Smarts

Need to learn how to stretch your budget while looking for work or starting a new job? This three-hour workshop will help you to learn how your values impact your spending habits, how to successfully use a budget, good and bad loans, and strategies for reducing costs and increasing savings.

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Essential Workplace Communication

One of the key skills for finding and keeping employment is being able to communicate effectively. Positive working relationships and work performance all depend on how well you communicate with others and understand others’ expectations. This two-and-a-half-day workshop covers how to develop effective workplace relationships through effective listening skills, problem-solving strategies, verbal and non-verbal communication, […]

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Bridges

Are you a woman who has faced significant life challenges that have made personal independence and employment attachment difficult? Bridges is an eight-week, group-based workshop for women of all ages who have faced life obstacles, including women who are survivors of violence and abuse. Bridges has been developed to support clients in gaining community and […]

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Passport to Employment

Understanding what employers are looking for can be difficult. What is expected? How does one make a good impression and learn while trying to adapt to new challenges? This three-and-a-half-day workshop covers the aspects of health and self care as well as self-awareness and personality assessment. You will learn about the skills and behaviors employers […]

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Creating Career Possibilities

Is searching for work difficult due to a lack of job focus? Does an industry downturn or injury prevent you from returning to your previous employment? This workshop covers self assessment to discover your skills and strengths, how to conduct labour market research, training options, goal setting and planning to help you focus your job […]

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Job Action

Does your job search require a boost? Are your existing job-search strategies no longer working for you? This action-oriented job search club assists job-ready individuals with tools, resources and coaching to be successful in their job search. Resume help, interview skills, discovering the hidden job market and the benefit of peer support and more all […]

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Job Search Strategies

Have you always used the same job search strategies, but are now finding that they are not getting you the job? Want to add more strategies to your toolkit? This workshop helps you to tap into the hidden job market and find new ways of gaining employment.

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Labour Market Information

Heard the buzz around “LMI”, but don’t really know what it means? Knowing your LMI helps you to know what jobs are in demand now and in the future, what employers are really looking for and how best to prepare to meet their needs.

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Transferable Skills

Does the question “Tell me about your strengths” always leave you speechless? Come to this enlightening workshop to discover your strengths and how best to present them.

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Interview Skills

Do interviews make you nervous? Are you not sure how to best prepare for them? This workshop will tell you what to do before, during and after an interview so that you can get the job.

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Resumes and Cover Letters

Do you know how a resume helps you to get a job? You will learn the three most common types and parts of a resume that gets results. Discover the purpose of a cover letter and how to design one with the best wording.

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Using Internet and Email to Job Search

Have you ever “attached” a Word document to your email? Or “uploaded” your resume to an online webpage? No? In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of how to best use email and the internet to search for work and connect with employers.

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Self-Marketing

Not a Marketing Major? No problem! This workshop will help you create your own marketing plan and strategy so that employers will take notice of you.

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Networking

Do you network? You probably do, even if you don’t know it. This workshop will help you recognize networking opportunities, learn about your personal network, and explore the wonderful world of social networking.

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Are you eligible to attend workshops?

Questions? Learn more about our employment workshops by calling or visiting our Self-Serve Employment Resource Centre

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