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Job Seeker Success Story

Finding the right job quickly

Client:Narvir
Goal: Find a job to gain experience
Challenge: Difficulty getting interviews
Support offered: Resume support, one-on-one career counselling

“VPI helped me secure a golden opportunity in the most efficient way possible.”

– Narvir, former job seeker

Situation

Looking to earn money for school and gain some real-world work experience, Narvir had been applying for jobs on job boards but had not been called in for any interviews.

After seeing a job opportunity posted by VPI on behalf of one of our employers, Narvir scheduled an appointment to come in and see how we could help him with his job search.

Narvir met with one of our expert Career Specialists and together they worked on developing Narvir's resume. While his resume was current, it was not tailored to the industry or any of the specific jobs he was applying for.

With his revised resume, Narvir began applying for jobs again. Almost instantly, he received an interview for an office administrative role. Within a few days of coming in to talk to a Career Specialist, Narvir had been offered and accepted a job.

If you're having difficulty finding the right job, we can help. Contact us today for help with your resume.

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Situation

Looking to earn money for school and gain some real-world work experience, Narvir had been applying for jobs on job boards but had not been called in for any interviews.

After seeing a job opportunity posted by VPI on behalf of one of our employers, Narvir scheduled an appointment to come in and see how we could help him with his job search.

Narvir met with one of our expert Career Specialists and together they worked on developing Narvir’s resume. While his resume was current, it was not tailored to the industry or any of the specific jobs he was applying for.

With his revised resume, Narvir began applying for jobs again. Almost instantly, he received an interview for an office administrative role. Within a few days of coming in to talk to a Career Specialist, Narvir had been offered and accepted a job.

If you’re having difficulty finding the right job, 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

Guest Speaker: Community Development Council Durham

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.

First Aid and CPR Certification

Thursday, June 13 | 8:30 am
2-day 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.

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

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

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.

First Aid and CPR Certification (Harmony Creek Community Center) | Thursday, June 13 | 8:30 am

2-day 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.

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.
Workshops

Resume Building (Oshawa) | 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 (Oshawa) | 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.

Occupational Research (Oshawa) | Tuesday, May 28 | 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 (Oshawa) | Wednesday, May 29 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Oshawa) | Wednesday, May 29 | 2:00 pm

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.

Maintaining Mental Health (Oshawa) | Thursday, May 30 | 9:00 am

Stress. Anger. Depression. We all feel them sometimes, but when they become a constant presence, every part of our lives suffers, and things may start to spiral out of control. This course will introduce you to some basic facts about stress, anger, and anxiety disorders, as well as some strategies for dealing with them.

Disclosure of Disability (Oshawa) | Thursday, May 30 | 11:00 am

Does anxiety “count” as a workplace disability? When should an employee reveal a disability to the boss, and what are the boss’s responsibilities in return? Many workers with disabilities don’t fully understand their workplace rights; this course offers insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.

LinkedIn (Oshawa) | Thursday, May 30 | 2:00 pm

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 (Oshawa) | 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 (Oshawa) | 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.

Workplace Communication (Oshawa) | Tuesday, June 4 | 3:00 pm

Sometimes we say things that are immediately taken the wrong way. Sometimes we hear an attack where none was intended. This course focuses on how to get along in the workplace: we work on communication techniques, assertiveness, and showcasing a positive, likeable attitude—even on a bad day!

Networking (Oshawa) | Thursday, June 6 | 9:00 am

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.

Conflict Resolution (Oshawa) | Thursday, June 6 | 2:00 pm

Conflicts are bound to happen—they’re a normal part of life. But they can be healthy or unhealthy, constructive or destructive, depending on how you approach them. In this course, you’ll learn how to slow down and make the most out of conflicts through nonviolent communication techniques.

Resume Building (Oshawa) | 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 (Oshawa) | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Oshawa) | Tuesday, June 11 | 2:00 pm

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.

Job Interviews (Oshawa) | 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.

Health, Safety & Employment Standards (Oshawa) | Thursday, June 13 | 2:00 pm

When can your boss fire you without warning? Do you always earn overtime pay for working on a holiday? If your coworkers make sexist jokes or spread gossip about you, what can you do? This workshop helps you understand your rights and responsibilities as a worker, which gives you real power and makes everyone safer.

Resume Building (Oshawa) | 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 (Oshawa) | 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Oshawa) | 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 (Oshawa) | 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 (Oshawa) | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, June 25 | 2:30 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 (Oshawa) | 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.

Occupational Research (Oshawa) | Thursday, June 27 | 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.
Nearby 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.
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