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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.

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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

ACCESS Community Capital Fund

Wednesday, May 22 | 10:00 am
Learn about the financial services and programs for recent immigrants offered by ACCESS Community Capital Fund.

Applying to College as a Mature Student

Wednesday, June 12 | 10:00 am
Learn how to successfully apply to college as a mature student. Presented by Seneca College.

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

ACCESS Community Capital Fund (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, May 22 | 10:00 am

Learn about the financial services and programs for recent immigrants offered by ACCESS Community Capital Fund.

Applying to College as a Mature Student (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, June 12 | 10:00 am

Learn how to successfully apply to college as a mature student. Presented by Seneca College.

Food Handler Certification (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, June 27 | 9:00 am

Learn how to handle food safely in this free training course and certification test. Presented by the YorkSafe Food Handler Certification program.
Workshops

Self-Assessment, Part 1 (Richmond Hill) | Monday, May 27 | 10:00 am

You’re not like anyone else: your natural strengths and weaknesses, your learning styles, and the way you solve problems are some of the things that make you unique. But a lot of people have trouble seeing their own strengths objectively. This course is designed to help you gain insight into the type of person—and worker—you are.

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Self-Assessment, Part 2 (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, May 30 | 10:00 am

In Self-Assessment Part 1, you learned about strengths, learning styles, and problem solving. In this course, we show how your interests, skills, and personal values lay the foundations for smart career choices. By the end of the workshop you will have a clearer idea of where you might belong.

Customer Service Excellence (Richmond Hill) | Friday, May 31 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Occupational Research (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, June 6 | 10:00 am

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.

Second Career Orientation (Richmond Hill) | Friday, June 7 | 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.

LinkedIn (Richmond Hill) | Monday, June 10 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Job Interviews (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Networking (Richmond Hill) | Monday, June 17 | 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.

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, June 19 | 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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 Interviews (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, June 26 | 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

Info Session: Employment Service (Bathurst Clark Library) | Wednesday, May 22 | 1:30 pm

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!

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!

Info Session: Employment Service (York Gate Employment And Social Services) | Tuesday, May 28 | 1:30 pm

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!

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: Employment Service (YorkGate Employment and Social Services) | Tuesday, June 4 | 1:30 pm

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!

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.

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.

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.

Info Session: Employment Service (Richmond Hill Social Services) | Monday, June 17 | 1:30 pm

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!
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