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Job Seeker Success Story

Help reentering the candidate pool

Client:Lyndsay
Goal: Find employment where her skills will be used and valued
Challenge: Reentering the candidate pool after several years with one organization
Support offered: Workshops, one-on-one career counselling

“I was always greeted with a smile and positivity which made me realize I had made the right choice to seek help in my journey back into the workforce.”

– Lyndsay, former job seeker

Situation

After working at the same organization for 15 years, Lyndsay lost her job and had to start her first job search in years.

Having spent so much time with one organization, Lyndsay was faced with some unique concerns. How competitive would her applications be against other job seekers? How could she be sure that she wanted to stay in the same industry? How would the skills she had developed over several years translate into a new job or new industry?

Unsure of her next steps, Lyndsay got in touch with VPI Working Solutions. She met with one of our expert Career Specialists, and together they came up with a plan that included attending career exploration workshops.

While attending the workshops, Lyndsay was able figure out what she wanted from her career. "I spent a lot of time learning about myself. I spent time identifying my values, interests and skills so that I could focus on what career opportunities would be a new and good fit for me."

Lyndsay applied for opportunities that were aligned with her new career goals. She was hired and started a new career in a new industry, working with VPI.

Whether you're looking to reenter the candidate pool or just need help with your current job search, we can help. Contact us today for help with your resume.

Read the whole story

Situation

After working at the same organization for 15 years, Lyndsay lost her job and had to start her first job search in years.

Having spent so much time with one organization, Lyndsay was faced with some unique concerns. How competitive would her applications be against other job seekers? How could she be sure that she wanted to stay in the same industry? How would the skills she had developed over several years translate into a new job or new industry?

Unsure of her next steps, Lyndsay got in touch with VPI Working Solutions. She met with one of our expert Career Specialists, and together they came up with a plan that included attending career exploration workshops.

While attending the workshops, Lyndsay was able figure out what she wanted from her career. “I spent a lot of time learning about myself. I spent time identifying my values, interests and skills so that I could focus on what career opportunities would be a new and good fit for me.”

Lyndsay applied for opportunities that were aligned with her new career goals. She was hired and started a new career in a new industry, working with VPI.

Whether you’re looking to reenter the candidate pool or just need help with your current job search, we can help. Contact us today for help with your resume.

Events & Workshops

Every month we host various events at our branches to help job seekers develop their job search skills and get back to work. Registration is required and all events are free, unless otherwise indicated. Click an event listing to see more details and to register.

FEATURED EVENTS

Saving and Budgeting

Wednesday, May 29 | 10:30 am
Learn how to plan for your future with financial literacy. Presented by World Financial Group.

Careers with the Durham District School Board

Tuesday, June 4 | 2:00 pm
Learn about the hiring process for working as a support staff member with the Durham District School Board.

Plan accordingly! View all of our events this month by clicking through to our monthly calendar.

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Maple Leaf (Hamilton) | Thursday, May 23 | 1:00 pm

Positions: General Labourers

YMCA Childcare Centres (Georgetown) | Tuesday, June 11 | 9:30 am

Positions: Registered Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Assistants, Supply staff

YMCA Childcare Centres (Georgetown) | Tuesday, June 11 | 4:30 pm

Positions: Registered Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Assistants, Supply staff

June Job Fair (Vaughan) | Wednesday, June 12 | 10:00 am

Employers: Jack Astor’s, First Service Residential
Positions: Cooks, Prep Cooks, Dishwashers, Servers, Security Guards, Superintendents, Front Desk Associates, Heavy and Light Duty Cleaners

Kelseys (Mississauga) | Wednesday, June 12 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Line Cook, Server, Host/Hostess

Amica (Georgetown) | Tuesday, June 18 | 10:00 am

Positions: Registered Care Partners (PSW), Wellness Nurses, Concierge, Housekeepers, Sous Chef, Cooks, Dining Room Servers, Dishwashers

Dehart & Stauffer (Oshawa) | Tuesday, June 18 | 12:00 pm

Positions: New Business Specialist, Advisor Insurance
Special Events

Saving and Budgeting (Ajax) | Wednesday, May 29 | 10:30 am

Learn how to plan for your future with financial literacy. Presented by World Financial Group.

Careers with the Durham District School Board (Ajax) | Tuesday, June 4 | 2:00 pm

Learn about the hiring process for working as a support staff member with the Durham District School Board.

Continuing Education Programs (Ajax) | Wednesday, June 5 | 10:30 am

Learn about education options, with the Durham District School Board including: acquiring your grade 12 diploma and courses for newcomers.

Effective Speaking for a Successful Interview (Ajax) | Thursday, June 13 | 1:00 pm

Hear from speaking coach Marlon Shaw and learn techniques for communicating effectively in job interviews.

Service Canada Programs (Ajax) | Thursday, June 27 | 2:00 pm

Learn about Service Canada’s current programs and services available to the public.
Workshops

Customer Service Excellence (Ajax) | Thursday, May 23 | 9:30 am

Excellent service does not simply come from a friendly transaction or helpful technology – it is the result of truly understanding the customer’s expectations and finding ways to exceed them. Join us for a full day of customer service excellence training and learn how to delight customers across any industry.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, May 28 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume and when it’s finished, you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Ajax) | Tuesday, May 28 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Job Search Cafe (Ajax) | Tuesday, May 28 | 1:00 pm

Come for coffee, stay for the networking! This event is a casual meeting place where existing clients can share their job search experiences and network with like-minded people.

Job Interviews (Ajax) | Thursday, May 30 | 9:00 am

In the middle of an important job interview, the interviewer hits you with a question that makes your mind go blank. As you struggle to say something, panic sets in—which only makes things worse. This happens to everyone, but it doesn’t have to. This workshop teaches you how to handle these stressful events, stay focused, and impress potential employers.

Apprenticeships (Ajax) | Thursday, May 30 | 2:00 pm

What can you expect from a career in the skilled trades? How long does an apprenticeship take to complete, and how much money will it cost you? This info-session offers basic information about beginning a career as an apprentice.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, June 4 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume and when it’s finished, you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Ajax) | Tuesday, June 4 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

OSAP (Ajax) | Thursday, June 6 | 9:00 am

Learn about the new Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), including the eligibility and suitability requirements, general guidelines, and what to expect through the application and repayment process. This event is ideal for anyone who wishes to apply to a post-secondary institution and requires additional financial support.

Second Career Orientation (Ajax) | Thursday, June 6 | 10:00 am

In this session, you will receive an overview of the Second Career program including detailed information about the eligibility and suitability requirements, general guidelines and what to expect through the application process.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, June 11 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume and when it’s finished, you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Ajax) | Tuesday, June 11 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Occupational Research (Ajax) | Tuesday, June 11 | 2:00 pm

What jobs are you qualified for, and are there any available nearby? Is your field expected to grow, shrink, or stay the same over the next five years? How much does someone with your qualifications typically earn? This course will teach you how to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.

Job Interviews (Ajax) | Thursday, June 13 | 9:00 am

In the middle of an important job interview, the interviewer hits you with a question that makes your mind go blank. As you struggle to say something, panic sets in—which only makes things worse. This happens to everyone, but it doesn’t have to. This workshop teaches you how to handle these stressful events, stay focused, and impress potential employers.

LinkedIn (Ajax) | Thursday, June 13 | 11:00 am

LinkedIn.com is the world’s largest social media site geared towards professional networking, but it can be intimidating to know where to begin. In this course, you will develop your LinkedIn profile while learning advanced tips and tricks for getting the most out of the platform.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, June 18 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume and when it’s finished, you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Ajax) | Tuesday, June 18 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Networking (Ajax) | Tuesday, June 18 | 2:00 pm

Experts estimate that as many as 90% of all jobs are never posted to the public. That’s a lot! The only way to connect with these ‘hidden’ jobs is by networking—reaching out to the people you know. This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.

Customer Service Excellence (Ajax) | Thursday, June 20 | 9:30 am

Excellent service does not simply come from a friendly transaction or helpful technology – it is the result of truly understanding the customer’s expectations and finding ways to exceed them. Join us for a full day of customer service excellence training and learn how to delight customers across any industry.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, June 25 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume and when it’s finished, you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Ajax) | Tuesday, June 25 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Job Search Cafe (Ajax) | Tuesday, June 25 | 1:00 pm

Come for coffee, stay for the networking! This event is a casual meeting place where existing clients can share their job search experiences and network with like-minded people.

Job Interviews (Ajax) | Thursday, June 27 | 9:00 am

In the middle of an important job interview, the interviewer hits you with a question that makes your mind go blank. As you struggle to say something, panic sets in—which only makes things worse. This happens to everyone, but it doesn’t have to. This workshop teaches you how to handle these stressful events, stay focused, and impress potential employers.
Nearby Events

Careers with the University of Toronto (Scarborough) | Wednesday, May 22 | 2:00 pm

Join us for a presentation and interactive Q & A with HR professionals from University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC).

Basic Computer Skills Training (Scarborough) | Thursday, May 23 | 5:00 pm

Sharpen your computer skills for employment or independence and feel more confident using the computer both at work and at home!

Basic Computer Skills Training (Scarborough) | Thursday, May 30 | 5:00 pm

Sharpen your computer skills for employment or independence and feel more confident using the computer both at work and at home!

Professional and Life Skills Program (Scarborough) | Monday, June 3 | 10:00 am

This 4-week program is designed to help people with disabilities build personal and professional skills. Presented in partnership with Brands for Canada.

Info Session: One Toronto Gaming (Scarborough) | Wednesday, June 5 | 1:00 pm

Learn about job opportunities with One Toronto Gaming and Casino Woodbine and prepare for the upcoming hiring event on June 27.

Guest Speaker: Community Development Council Durham (Oshawa) | Thursday, June 6 | 11:00 am

Hear from the Community Development Council Durham about their local programs and services, including housing support, newcomer support and community gardening.

Basic Computer Skills Training (Scarborough) | Thursday, June 6 | 5:00 pm

8-week course designed to sharpen your computer skills for employment or independence. Presented by Frontier College.

First Aid and CPR Certification (Harmony Creek Community Center) | Thursday, June 13 | 9:00 am

First Aid & CPR training teaches you critical skills needed to respond to a choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency. This free training is presented by Durham College.

Basic Computer Skills Training (Scarborough) | Thursday, June 13 | 5:00 pm

8-week course designed to sharpen your computer skills for employment or independence. Presented by Frontier College.

Using Art to Set Goals (Scarborough) | Thursday, June 13 | 5:00 pm

Create art as a means relaxation, self-healing and self-discovery. Learn to use art to build your self-esteem, increase confidence and re-focus on your goals.

Basic Computer Skills Training (Scarborough) | Thursday, June 20 | 5:00 pm

8-week course designed to sharpen your computer skills for employment or independence. Presented by Frontier College.

Resources for Entrepreneurs (Oshawa) | Thursday, June 27 | 11:00 am

Find out about services, programs and resources available for entrepreneurs and business owners in the Durham area. Presented by Business Advisory Centre Durham.
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