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

Dates:

January 30, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
February 13, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
February 27, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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:

February 15, 2017, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Dates:

January 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Youth 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:

January 17, 2017, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Dates:

January 18, 2017, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
January 23, 2017, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
February 17, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
February 24, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Dates:

January 25, 2017, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
February 22, 2017, 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

Dates:

January 25, 2017, 11:05 AM - 12:00 PM
February 22, 2017, 11:05 AM - 12:00 PM

Resumé & Job Search Drop-in

Join in to speed up to your job searching process! (By referral only)

  • Create an effective resume from scratch and get support applying to jobs online
  • Browse our job postings and apply to jobs matching your interests and qualifications
  • Make cold calls to potential employers
  • Create an LinkedIn profile that will attract employers' attention

Dates:

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
February 16, 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Youth 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.

Dates:

January 26, 2017, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
February 23, 2017, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM