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

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CAREER CENTRE

March 2019

Calling Cards

March 25 @ 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.  

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SuperHost

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 17, 2018 at 9:00am

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

SuperHost Foundations of Service Quality is a comprehensive, practical introduction to the principles of providing a quality service experience. This course is ideal for people who are either entering the workforce for the first time or after a significant break, or are fairly new at working in a front-line, customer-facing role. Cost for this event is $79.00 (Cash or Cheque only).  Please call front desk to register at 250-248-3205 or come in to The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy,…

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April 2019

Resumes and Cover Letters

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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Acing the Interview

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on October 29, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 5, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 19, 2018 at 1:00pm

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

One event on January 21, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on January 7, 2019 at 1:00pm

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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BladeRunners Info Session

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on March 27, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on March 27, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on March 21, 2019 at 10:00am

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

If you are interested in discovering more about the BladeRunners’ program, attend one of these mandatory information sessions.   BladeRunners is for unemployed or under-employed youth between the ages of 16-30.  To learn about the eligibility requirements, please register by calling 250.248.3205.  

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Networking Night

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 30, 2019

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

Come enjoy coffee and conversation with other job seekers.  Share support, information and job leads while participating in short, job related information sessions.

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Word Processing & Internet Basics

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2019

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until April 18, 2019

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

April 4 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2019

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until April 18, 2019

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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How to Prepare for a Hiring Fair

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 5, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on April 9, 2018 at 10:00am

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

Understand what you need to prepare before, during and after the Hiring Fair.  Learn networking strategies to ensure your success when you meet face-to-face with local employers.

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Exploring Entrepreneurship

April 5 @ 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

Part One:  Is self-employment for you?  Discover if you are suited to running your own business.,  Learn about consumer trends, how to move your business idea forward and access resources to further explore this exciting opportunity. Part Two:  Must meet program eligibility.  For those with a desire to start a new, or buy and existing business.  This workshop will provide an overview of the critical steps to consider before taking the plunge into self-employment.

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How to Prepare for a Hiring Fair

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 5, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on April 9, 2018 at 10:00am

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

Understand what you need to prepare before, during and after the Hiring Fair.  Learn networking strategies to ensure your success when you meet face-to-face with local employers.

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Branding “YOU”

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

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

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

One event on January 14, 2019 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

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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Resumes and Cover Letters

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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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Networking Night

April 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 30, 2019

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

Come enjoy coffee and conversation with other job seekers.  Share support, information and job leads while participating in short, job related information sessions.

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Career Centre’s Hiring Fair

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

Looking for work? Our Hiring Fair gives you access to 50 employers eager to meet you! Thursday, April 11 Parksville Community & Conference Centre-132 E. Jensen Ave 10-11:30 am Bonus Employment Information Session with Island Health (call to register) 1-2:30 pm Marine Industry Information Session (call to register) 12-4 pm Hiring Fair (open to all ages) Call 250-248-3205 to register for the Bonus Information Sessions

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Implicit Career Search

April 15 @ 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

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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Implicit Career Search

April 16 @ 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 »

Acing the Interview

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on October 29, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 5, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 19, 2018 at 1:00pm

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

One event on January 21, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on January 7, 2019 at 1:00pm

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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Networking Night

April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 30, 2019

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

Come enjoy coffee and conversation with other job seekers.  Share support, information and job leads while participating in short, job related information sessions.

Find out more »

Implicit Career Search

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2019

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until April 18, 2019

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

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2019

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until April 18, 2019

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

April 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2019

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until April 18, 2019

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.

Find out more »

Word Processing & Internet Basics

April 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2019

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until April 18, 2019

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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Closed

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 25, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on December 26, 2018 at 8:00am

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

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

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 25, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on December 26, 2018 at 8:00am

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

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

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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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Self Care and Your Job Search

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Career Centre, 110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

Learn how to keep up your personal self-care while reaching for your professional goals and how a good self-care regime can enhance a positive and effective job search.    

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Networking Night

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 30, 2019

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

Come enjoy coffee and conversation with other job seekers.  Share support, information and job leads while participating in short, job related information sessions.

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Discover Your Career with Personality Dimensions®

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

Use Personality Dimensions® to identify your work interests, strengths and values. Gain a better understanding of yourself and others while exploring the occupations that best fit your personality and career goals. You must first meet with an Employment Consultant.   Here’s what workshop participants had to say… ”Fun workshop!” “Insight into myself and others behaviours and interactions.” “Good information to take into every angle of life.” “Learned lots of things about myself and working with others.”

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Beyond the Postings – Finding Work in Oceanside

April 25 @ 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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Using Social Media for Job Search

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on February 7, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on March 7, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on April 4, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on May 2, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on January 3, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on December 4, 2018 at 9:00am

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

Receive an introduction to popular tools that increase your networking opportunities and exposure to enhance your job search.  Learn about:  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs and more.

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Resumes and Cover Letters

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
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