Workshops & Events February 2015 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Jumpstart Info Session February 4 11 - 12 pm 2 3 4 5 6 9-4 Trades Boot Camp 9-4 Trades Boot Camp 10-4 Trades Boot Camp 9-4 Trades Boot Camp 9-4 Trades Boot Camp 9-4 Employment Boot Camp 9-4 Employment Boot Camp 1-4 Employment Boot Camp 9-4 Pursue Your Possibilities 9-4 Pursue Your Possibilities 9-12 Computer Kick-Start 9-4 Ace the Interview SICA INFO SESSION SICA Info Session 1-2 PM 3:15 - 4:15 pm 9-4 Resume & Cover Letter Magic 9 Family Day Office Closed 10 11 12 13 9-4 Trades Boot Camp 1-4 What’s My Type? 9-4 Career Exploration 9-4 Career Exploration 9-4 Communicating with Confidence 9-4 Communicating with Confidence 10-12 Advancing Your Abilities 9-4 Resume & Cover Letter Magic! Summerland Seniors Village EMPLOYER FORUM 1-4 pm 16 17 18 19 20 9-4 Employment Boot Camp 9-4 Employment Boot Camp 1-4 Employment Boot Camp 9-4 Pursue Your Possibilities 9-4 Pursue Your Possibilities 9-4 Ace the Interview 9-4 Resume & Cover Letter Magic! 9-12 Computer Kick-Start 9-12 Internet and Email Basics 23 24 25 26 27 9-4 Employment Boot Camp 9-4 Employment Boot Camp 1-4 Employment Boot Camp 9-4 Career Exploration 9-4 Career Exploration 9-12 Career Café 9-4 Resume & Cover Letter Magic! 1-4 What’s My Type? 9-4 Communicating with Confidence 9-4 Communicating with Confidence 10-12 Advancing Your Abilities The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia 1-4 Social Media 101 YMCA of Okanagan WorkBC 50 Calgary Ave. Penticton, BC ymcaworkbc.ca 1-855-770-5627 Resume & Cover Letter Magic! Having a resume that addresses the relevant skills you possess and a cover letter that is targeted to the job you are applying for is the key to getting your foot in the door. Learn the most current and up to date strategies for making sure you get noticed in today’s labour market. Ace the Interview! If the key to getting your foot in the door is your resume and cover letter, the key to getting the job is the interview. Learn how to manage your nerves and understand various types of interviews. Prepare for typical and behavioural based interview questions by doing your research and recognizing what the employer really wants to know about you! It pays to be prepared! Communicating With Confidence! This workshop is designed to assist you in becoming a more assertive, confident communicator. Filled with easy to follow strategies and tips, this suite will help you determine your own communication style, better understand the communication style of others and learn strategies for communicating more effectively during your job search and onto that next job! Career Exploration! Not sure what the next step is for you in your career or job search? Choosing a career in today’s economy is challenging, but it is also a time of opportunity. Discover where your interests, skills and passions can take you. Through a well-rounded approach you will create a plan based on S.M.A.R.T. attainable goals that will help you to make a decision that will be a good fit for you. Advancing Your Abilities! Unsure about how to talk about what skills you offer an employer or accommodations you need? Receive extra assistance in our Advancing Your Abilities workshop where we will discuss self-marketing strategies, suggestions regarding disclosure and how to keep motivated in your job search. Learn how to move forward confidently, putting your skills at the forefront, and leading with the abilities you have to offer! Pursue Your Possibilities! Feeling stalled out in your job search? Tired of riding the unemployment rollercoaster? This workshop provides tools for you to leave the past behind and look ahead to possibilities in front of you. Increase your energy, regain some momentum and get ready to step into that next job! Employment Boot Camp! Time to get serious! Kick your employment goals into high gear by creating effective strategies that will help you stay organized in your job search and increase your rate of success. Learn how to establish your network and market yourself to access the hidden job market . Career Café (Job Club)! Keeping momentum in your job search is essential to success. This drop-in job club will provide relevant labour market information and an opportunity to enhance your networking skills. You never know who will be at the Career Café employers will make an appearance to share their insider tips on how to get noticed amidst the abundance of applications. Social Media 101! Learn how to market yourself more effectively using social media. Explore the value of LinkedIn, Twitter , Facebook and more as ways to access the hidden job market and generate employment leads. With the rise in popularity of on-line platforms in job search, make sure you know how to safely and effectively promote your skills and talents. What’s My Type? Knowing who you are as the “product” in your job search is one of the essentials in effectively marketing yourself or deciding on a new career path. Using an on-line personality assessment tool called Type Focus individuals will learn about their personality type and explore the careers that are a natural fit for them. This workshop will help you tailor your job search to you! Please ask our resource staff about self-serve workshops!
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