Workshop Schedule

Download the Employment Services Workshop Schedule.

Resumé & Cover Letter Workshop

Speed up your job search with effective, targeted, accomplishment-based resumés and cover letters!

  • Learn about “keywords,” converting duties into accomplishments, overcoming resumé barriers, and more!
  • Discover how to create personalized cover letters, persuading employers that you are the best candidate!
  • Get quick feedback on your resumé and/or cover letter, to make them more effective

Date:

September 26, 2016, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
October 17, 2016, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Second Career Information Session

Laid off or received Employment Insurance on or after January 1, 2005? You may qualify for government-sponsored retraining!

  • Learn about Second Career, the eligibility criteria and the application process
  • Receive Second Career information specific to Centennial College programs of study
  • By referral only

Date:

September 28, 2016, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
October 26, 2016, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Interview Skills

Learn how to sell yourself at an interview, and beat out the competition!

  • Discuss and prepare effective responses to common and difficult interview questions
  • Identify your weaknesses and present them in a positive manner, transforming them into strengths
  • Learn effective strategies for handling behavioural questions/interviews
  • May include preparation, questions to ask, body language, salary negotiation, handling illegal questions, follow up, and more!

This is not a Mock Interview workshop. It is preparation for Mock or actual interviews

Date:

October 3, 2016, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
October 24, 2016, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mock Interviews

A strong interview performance will enable you to make a positive impression and get job offers! Get interviewed and answer common, difficult and behavioural questions, and receive detailed feedback.

Suggested:

  • Dress for success, and get feedback on your appearance
  • Prepare in advance: Attend our "Impress Those Interviewers" workshop if possible
  • Practice: Ask for the workshop package with interview questions

Date:

October 5, 2016, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

You Job Link: Who Am I? Personality Dimensions Workshop

Understand your personality and make good career choices with Personality Dimensions. Learn about your personality, learning style, work style, strengths, skills, motivations and interests.

Date:

October 6, 2016, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

You Job Link: Investigate! Career Dimensions Workshop

Explore and identify your work preferences and different occupations using the Career Dimensions tool. Learn how to find out the 'real deal' about occupations, careers and the labour market. Note: It is highly recommended that you attend "Who Am I?" workshop before participating in this workshop 

Date:

October 11, 2016, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Job Search Strategies

80-90% of jobs are hidden! Learn effective strategies for accessing these jobs.

  • Learn proven techniques to access the hidden job market
  • Get tips on maximizing social media for your job search

Date:

October 19, 2016, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Job Placement Orientation Session

Learn about job development services and how they can help increase your chances of employment!

  • Obtain information on Job Matching, Placement and Incentives
  • Gain information on the current labour market and effective job search strategies
  • By referral only

Date:

October 19, 2016, 11:05 AM - 12:00 PM

You Job Link: Creating my Career Toolkit

Receive valuable information to use when exploring new career options and making career decisions. Explore factors such as your strengths, skills, career values, interests and circumstances. Note: It is highly recommended that you attend "Who Am I?" workshop before participating in this workshop.

Date:

October 20, 2016, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

You Job Link: Develop your 'Personal Brand' for Job Search

Create an excellent resumé and cover letter. Learn good personal presentation – dress, communication, social interaction. Gain useful information on effectively using social media and managing your online presence.

Date:

October 25, 2016, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM