#110 - 198 East Island Hwy, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3      Tel. 250.248.3205   Fax. 250.248.4154

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The Career Centre offers free workshops to assist with your employment needs. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
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CAREER CENTRE

January 2019

Implicit Career Search

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 26, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 27, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 29, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on January 21, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on January 22, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on January 24, 2019 at 9:00am

The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

Move from Confusion to Clarity! Implicit Career Search (ICS) is a 3-day workshop designed to assist you in developing a comprehensive career plan.  Uncover what it is you want to contribute to the world, and how you are going to get paid for it!  Move your life from confusion to clarity by clearly defining who you are and what you will contribute with your life's work.  Develop a simple, attainable life and career plan based on purpose.  

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Acing the Interview

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on October 29, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on December 5, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on December 19, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on January 16, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on January 21, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on January 7, 2019 at 9:00am

The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

Successful interviewing is essential to receive a job offer. This workshop contains tips and strategies for effective interviewing from preparation to follow up. We help you ‘Ace the Interview’ by: Putting you in the shoes of the employer – you decide who to hire Outlining how to effectively prepare for an interview Providing strategies for commonly asked questions in employment interviews Understanding how to answer behavioural questions using the STAR model Creating safe opportunities for practice and feedback Following this…

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Implicit Career Search

January 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 26, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 27, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 29, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on January 21, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on January 22, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on January 24, 2019 at 9:00am

The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

Move from Confusion to Clarity! Implicit Career Search (ICS) is a 3-day workshop designed to assist you in developing a comprehensive career plan.  Uncover what it is you want to contribute to the world, and how you are going to get paid for it!  Move your life from confusion to clarity by clearly defining who you are and what you will contribute with your life's work.  Develop a simple, attainable life and career plan based on purpose.  

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Resumes and Cover Letters

January 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

One event on December 18, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on January 2, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on January 8, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on January 15, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on January 22, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on January 29, 2019 at 9:00am

The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

Parts 1 and 2: Learn how to create and organize a resume and cover letter so employers can understand your skills and qualifications. By the end of the session participants will be able to: Identify the characteristics of a good resume Identify the benefits and drawbacks of the 3 types of resumes Identify the standard elements found in a resume Write effective accomplishment statements Identify cover letter uses, styles and formats Identify employers stated and unstated needs from job ads…

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Hot Leads Hour

January 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until January 31, 2019

The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

Start your week's job search off right at this Tuesday morning check in. Receive job leads for the week and learn about job search strategies that are working for local job seekers.   Here's what workshop participants had to say... “Hot Leads was very informative. I met some really great people, received some good tips and tricks as well as leads from other attendees.” “Well worth the short amount of time required to attend, plus it gave me hope meeting…

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Implicit Career Search

January 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 26, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 27, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 29, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on January 21, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on January 22, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on January 24, 2019 at 9:00am

The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

Move from Confusion to Clarity! Implicit Career Search (ICS) is a 3-day workshop designed to assist you in developing a comprehensive career plan.  Uncover what it is you want to contribute to the world, and how you are going to get paid for it!  Move your life from confusion to clarity by clearly defining who you are and what you will contribute with your life's work.  Develop a simple, attainable life and career plan based on purpose.  

Find out more »

Word Processing & Internet Basics

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2018

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2018

One event on December 13, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 13, 2018 at 1:30pm

One event on January 10, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on January 10, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on January 24, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on January 24, 2019 at 10:00am

The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

This one-on-one support session will guide you through word processing basics.  Using Microsoft Word, you will learn how to save, open and modify documents. Learn the skills you need to search and apply for jobs online, including the basics of searching the web and using email.

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Word Processing & Internet Basics

January 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2018

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2018

One event on December 13, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 13, 2018 at 1:30pm

One event on January 10, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on January 10, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on January 24, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on January 24, 2019 at 1:30pm

The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

This one-on-one support session will guide you through word processing basics.  Using Microsoft Word, you will learn how to save, open and modify documents. Learn the skills you need to search and apply for jobs online, including the basics of searching the web and using email.

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Branding “YOU”

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on December 3, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on December 17, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on December 31, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on January 14, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on January 28, 2019 at 9:00am

The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

Learn how you can create your own employment opportunities or find existing ones faster by actively networking and marketing your unique set of talents, skills, strengths and goals through a carefully crafted presentation statement, calling card and/or an employment proposal.   Here’s what one workshop participant had to say… “Excellent! Great facilitator and guest speaker.”

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Calling Cards

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 30, 2018

One event on December 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 31, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on January 28, 2019 at 1:00pm

The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

Personal calling cards are a great branding and networking tool that you can use as a professional way to share your contact information when networking.  This hands on workshop will guide you through creating your own personalized cards that you can use right away. Prerequisites for this workshop are either Branding "YOU" or Executive Job Search.

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Resumes and Cover Letters

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

One event on December 18, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on January 2, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on January 8, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on January 15, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on January 22, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on January 29, 2019 at 9:00am

The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

Parts 1 and 2: Learn how to create and organize a resume and cover letter so employers can understand your skills and qualifications. By the end of the session participants will be able to: Identify the characteristics of a good resume Identify the benefits and drawbacks of the 3 types of resumes Identify the standard elements found in a resume Write effective accomplishment statements Identify cover letter uses, styles and formats Identify employers stated and unstated needs from job ads…

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Hot Leads Hour

January 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until January 31, 2019

The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

Start your week's job search off right at this Tuesday morning check in. Receive job leads for the week and learn about job search strategies that are working for local job seekers.   Here's what workshop participants had to say... “Hot Leads was very informative. I met some really great people, received some good tips and tricks as well as leads from other attendees.” “Well worth the short amount of time required to attend, plus it gave me hope meeting…

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Exploring Entrepreneurship

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 26, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on October 31, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on December 19, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on January 30, 2019 at 9:00am

The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

This 1 day workshop is designed for those with a desire to start a new business or buy an existing one. The workshop will provide an overview of the critical steps to consider before taking the plunge into self-employment. Held at Community Futures’ office in Parksville (203-154 Memorial Ave). You must first meet with an Employment Consultant to register for this workshop.   Here’s what workshop participants had to say… “The facilitator is very knowledgeable. He was willing to share his…

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Career Planning

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on March 29, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on May 10, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on June 7, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on August 2, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on August 16, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 6, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 20, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on January 31, 2019 at 1:00pm

The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

Using Career Cruising ™, you will clarify your personal and career objectives, ensuring you create a strong foundation to move forward with your career goals. Career Cruising ™: This is a Canadian based tool in which the participants complete personal inventories of the tasks they prefer to do at a job, incorporating subject matter that holds their interest. The user can go into a great deal of detail about how suitable the job may be for him/her. The software provides a…

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Beyond the Postings – Finding Work in Oceanside

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 9, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on November 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 7, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on January 3, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on January 17, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on January 31, 2019 at 1:00pm

The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

Eighty percent of jobs are not advertised. Learn the tools you need to successfully access this hidden job market. Gain an understanding of the local economy and find work faster. If in your job search you are looking only at posted jobs, i.e. classifieds and internet, you are missing 80% of the available positions.  Not only that, you have a lot of competition as there will be many people applying for the same job as you! In this workshop you…

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#110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
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