But the kids are not the only ones who return to learning in September. The Career Centre has an extensive line-up of free, career decision-making and job search workshops to help you find, get and keep the right job. Here are some highlights from our employment-related workshops offered in September:
Wednesday, September 19 or 29 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn job search techniques to get you to work faster by identifying the skills, characteristics and experience that get employers’ attention. Completion of this workshop is required in order to take Resumes and Cover Letters.
Resumes & Cover Letters
Monday, September 20 | 9:30am – 12:30pm
Learn how to create and organize a resume so employers can easily understand your skills and qualifications and how you could fit the job. Ready, Set…Work! is a prerequisite. No computer skills required.
Acing the Interview
Monday, September 13 or Monday, September 27| 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Successful interviewing will be essential to receive a job offer. This workshop contains tips and strategies for effective interviewing from preparation to follow up.
Using Social Media for Job Search
Monday, September 20 | 1 – 4pm
Receive an introduction to popular tools that increase your networking opportunities and exposure to enhance your job search. Learn about: Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, LinkedIn, Blogs, & RSS Feeds.
MS Word Basics
Tuesday, September 21 | 1 – 4pm
Computer technology makes job search more effective. This introduction guides you through word processing basics. Using Microsoft Word, you will learn how to save, open and modify documents.
Architect Your Career
Thursday, September 16 | 9:30am – 1pm
Identify and explore occupations that fit your work interests, personality and values. Use Personality Dimensions™ and Career Cruising® to find out what kind of work is a match for you.
Creating Your Own Employment
Friday, September 24 | 9am – 12pm
Is self-employment for you? Come to this lively workshop and discover if you are well suited to running your own business. Learn about consumer trends, get business ideas and access resources to further explore this exciting opportunity.
Call 250-248-3205 to reserve your spot in any of these workshops or to make an appointment with an Employment Consultant, or you can drop-in to The Career Centre, 110-198 E. Island Hwy, Parksville anytime on Monday to Friday between 8:30am – 4:30pm. The complete listing of our schedule is available on The Career Centre website.
The Career Centre welcomes everyone who requires employment-related services in the Parksville-Qualicum area. This includes residents of all-ages from Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Nanoose Beach north through to Bowser, including Whiskey Creek, Coombs and Errington. The downtown location in Parksville provides resources, referral and individualized career development assistance and counselling.