Career Link is excited to present new Job Search Workshops for Powell River job seekers. You, our fantastic clients, have spoken and suggested new content and a reduced time commitment to cover them. We’ve listened, gone back to the drawing board and come up with what we hope is a great new selection of workshops that are of most importance to you right now in your job search. For the first time, you can work around your schedule and choose to attend only the workshops that interest you!
We’ve broken down your job search into two and three-hour free workshops, and there is no need to meet with an employment counsellor in order to attend, although we recommend this as a good starting point.
The topics you see below will be repeated regularly with some variations thrown in for good measure. Start your job search today! For the dates and times please visit: http://careerlinkbc.com/calendar.html then reserve your spot by calling 604.485.7958 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday), or drop by Career Link and sign up.
Note that some of the workshops require computer skills. Not to worry, we will provide a very quick evaluation of your skills or help you get up to speed by signing up for our Computer Workshops.
Marketing Yourself to Employers:
-Discover the secrets of the Rule of Seven self-marketing technique
-Use your job-search time more efficiently
-Master telephone skills & the art of the voice mail
Your Rights & Responsibilities in the Workplace:
-Find out about BC Employment Standards
-Distinguish between legal & illegal interview questions
-Ensure your safety on the job
Create a Winning Resume & Cover Letter:
-Explore the basics of resume design. Use templates to create a quick & easy resume/cover letter .Showcase your skills with benefit language.
Computer skills required. Must know how to cut and paste in Word Recommended completion of our computer workshops: Word Level 1 and Internet Skills
How to Shine in Interviews:
-Discover the Interview questions that all employers ask
-Fired from your last job? Gaps in your history?
-Prepare a response for awkward questions
Removing the Mystery from the Online Job Search:
-Discover how to search the online job banks and classified ads
Computer skills required. Must know how to search the Internet and have good “mouse” skills
Mastering the Art of Online Job Applications:
Make sure your resume gets into the right hands.
Computer skills required. Must know how to cut and paste in Word. Recommended completion of our computer workshops: Word Level 1 and Internet Skills
Design your Own Business Card:
Use MS Publisher to design and create your own business card.
Computer skills required. Must how to use Word well. Recommended completion of our computer workshops: Word Level 1 & 2
How to Shine in Interviews, Part 2:
Hone your skills by participating in a practice interview