Workshops for Job Seekers

Not sure where to start? Try a workshop.

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


Job Action

This workshop includes: Writing a great resume, skill statement and cover letter Job search strategies – networking, job search and cold calls Using the computer to search for work Mock one-to-one interviews and what to do after the interview

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Choices

This workshop will provide: New perspectives on challenges that could affect your confidence Increasing the belief that you will succeed in your job search A renewed hope for finding your way in the world of work Greater understanding of what motivates you in employment

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Mapping Your Future

In this workshop you will: Create a Portfolio Start a Personal & Educational Budget Research online potential career LMI and education requirements Create an informational interview plan

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Creating Career Possibilities

In this workshop you will cover: Your career interests and passions Your personality strengths, weaknesses, and characteristics Narrow down values, working conditions and potential barriers Labour Market Information – learn where and how to research it Goal setting and planning techniques

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Social Media for Job Search

In this workshop you will: Become aware of your image in the public internet environment Identify opportunities to make professional connections Use Social Media to access the hidden job market and make yourself available to be found by recruiters

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Money Smarts

In this workshop you will learn: Personal and professional goals and values What a budget is and the benefits of budgeting Start to create a personal budget with lots of money saving tips

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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 four week long discussion-based workshop where participants: Learn what employers are looking for Master job […]

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Let’s Talk

This workshop will give you tools to: Learn how to have a difficult conversation when the outcome is important Create strategies to talk positively about challenges Have an opportunity to practice one-to-one in a safe place

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Build Your Resume

In this workshop you will: Review what effective resumes include Learn how to find information to put on your resume Receive individual support while using the computer Leave with a resume ready to start your job search

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Transferable Skills

This workshop will teach you: What transferable skills are and how to discover them The 9 essential skills employers are looking for How to emphasize transferable skills in resumes and cover letters Identifying your transferable skills and where they came from

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Interview Skills

This workshop will teach you: How to prepare for the different types of interviews you may have What to do before, during and after the interview What the employer is really trying to find out about you

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Networking

This workshop will help with: What a network is and how they are helpful in a career/job search How to expand your current and potential networking sources Networking events and how to find them The power of social networking

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Computer Basics

This workshop will teach you: The names and use of different parts of the computer How to use the boxes and windows on a computer screen Using the mouse and keyboard and how to save files The role that computers play in today’s job search

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Job Search Strategies

This workshop will teach you: The different stages of searching for work How to lay the foundation for a successful job search The best and least effective ways to look for work 14 different job search strategies

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Labour Market Information

This workshop will teach you: Exactly what labour market information is Why it’s important and how to find useful information The 5 different types of Labour Market Information

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Self Marketing

This workshop will teach you: The basics of marketing Key components to a successful marketing strategy How marketing lays the foundation for self-marketing The steps to creating your own personal brand

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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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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

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 labour market attachment by addressing essential life and employ-ability skills. The workshop is delivered as part of an overall […]

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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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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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