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

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With many safeguards in place at our local businesses, and as vaccinations roll out,
we can also be involved, be productive, and be a part of Building Back Better!

We are here to assist you with your return to work search, training and employment. Call us at 250.248.3205.

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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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Hot Leads Hour

May 5 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 30, 2019

One event on January 6, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on January 13, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on January 20, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on January 27, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on February 3, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on February 10, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on February 17, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on March 3, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on March 10, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on March 17, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on March 24, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on March 31, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on April 7, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on April 14, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on April 21, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on April 28, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on May 5, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on May 19, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Start your week’s job search off right at this Wednesday 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 others and later hearing of their success in securing a job through a lead.”

Details

Date:
May 5
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

#110 - 198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 Canada

Discover Our Workshops

  • Word Processing & Internet Basics

    Skill Development

    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.

    Word Processing & Internet Basics
  • Career Planning

    Career Decision-Making & Personality Assessments

    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 list of suitable occupations to research, based on the given responses. As clients are exploring occupations, they are able to view online interviews through “A Day in the Life” which features people actually working in a particular area of interest.

    This workshop is suitable for people entering the workforce for the first time or those wanting to reconnect with their passion following a significant absence from the workforce.

    Here’s what workshop participants had to say…

    “Great course and well presented.”

    “Assessment opened my mind.”

    “This workshop taught me how to realistically pick a career, not just what I want to do.”

    “I learned that I can get through the obstacles that get in my way!”

    “I learned the variety of resources available for career research and development.”

    Career Planning
  • Creating Your Own Employment

    Career Decision-Making & Personality Assessments

    Is self-employment for you?  Come to this lively workshop and 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.

    Creating Your Own Employment
  • Finding the Fit with Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment®

    Career Decision-Making & Personality Assessments

    The Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment® is considered to be a valid and reliable tool for those changing or seeking their first career. Success in a career is dependent not only on your skills and training but also on the inter-relationship between your personality preferences and activities in the job.

    Objectives of the workshop:

    • To provide tools for self-awareness
    • To highlight differences in each other
      • Where we get our energy
      • How we gather information
      • How we make decisions
      • How we appear to others
    • To understand your dominant preference and the sequence of your type development
    • Apply what you have learned about personality type to your job/career search

    You must first meet with an Employment Consultant to register for this workshop.

    Here’s what one workshop participant had to say…

    “Thank you so much for your insight, positivity & PATIENCE! Outstanding presentation!”

    Finding the Fit with Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment®
  • Know Your Personality Dimensions®

    Career Decision-Making & Personality Assessments

    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.”

    Know Your Personality Dimensions®
  • Resumes and Cover Letters

    Job Search

    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 / Identify the components of a cover letter / Write a powerful first opening sentence

    This workshop also includes “what to do” and “what not to do” when writing and formatting resumes. No computer skills required.
    Here’s what workshop participants had to say…

    “Enjoyed continuing education.”

    “Very, very helpful.”

    “The instructor was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. I’m glad I attended.”

    “Unbelievable! I was treated like a “king” today. I finished my resume and the help I received was over and above my expectations.”

    Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Acing the Interview

    Job Search

    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 workshop some people find it beneficial to video record mock interviews. If you are interested in a video recorded session, please speak to an employment consultant.

    Here’s what workshop participants had to say…

    “The instructor was great and always responded very knowledgeably to difficult questions.”

    “This workshop opened my eyes to what I have to do to prepare for interviews.”

    Acing the Interview
  • Beyond the Postings - Finding Work in Oceanside

    Job Search

    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 will learn how to:

    • Identify sources of and research labour market information
    • Identify key aspects of the local labour market
    • Conduct a job search guided by current, relevant economic trends, statistics, opportunities and projects.

    Beyond the Postings will give you tools to access the hidden job market and understand the local economy.

    Here’s what workshop participants had to say…

    “Excellent! Great facilitator and guest speaker.”

    “My next step will be using the information learned in this workshop to help me find employment.”

    Beyond the Postings - Finding Work in Oceanside
  • Branding "You"

    Job Search

    Learn how you can create your own employment opportunities or find existing ones faster by actively networking and marketing your unique set of skills.

    Here’s what one workshop participant had to say…

    “Excellent! Great facilitator and guest speaker.”

    Branding
  • Hot Leads Hour

    Job Search

    Start your week’s job search off right at this Wednesday 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 others and later hearing of their success in securing a job through a lead.”

    Hot Leads Hour
  • Learn Linkedin

    Job Search

    LinkedIn enables you to leverage your network and personal brand, enhancing your job search. Let us help you to create your LinkedIn account!

    Bring samples of your work and images to include in your profile as it will be a hands-on workshop in the lab.

    Here’s what workshop participants had to say…

    “I enjoyed that we could all work from where we’re at.”

    “It’s been so nice to have the guidance.”

    “Definitely helpful.”

    “LinkedIn is an extremely valuable way to network and search for possible careers.”

    Learn Linkedin
  • Business Planning

    Self-Employment

    This 2 day workshop follows the Exploring Entrepreneurship class and will take the information learned to write a concise and thorough business plan that covers all aspects of business operation. Held at Community Futures’ office in Parksville (#203 -153 Memorial Avenue).

    You must first meet with an Employment Consultant to register for this workshop.

    Here’s what workshop participants had to say…

    “The workshop really broke down the process step by step on how to write a business plan.”

    “Writing a good business plan helped me to make less mistakes when I started my business.”

    Business Planning
  • Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Self-Employment

    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.

    Exploring Entrepreneurship
  • Self Employment Info Session

    Self-Employment

    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.

    Self Employment Info Session
  • Single Employment Initiative

    Self-Employment

    This program aims to remove barriers to employment for single parents on income and disability assistance by providing them with the supports they need to secure long-term and sustainable employment.

    Single Employment Initiative

Career Centre

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

Hours
Mon-Tues 8:30am-4:30pm
Wed 8:30am-6:30pm
Thurs-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

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#110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm