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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

Careers with the University of Toronto

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

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

Basic Computer Skills Training (Scarborough) | Thursday, June 27 | 5:00 pm

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

Customer Service Excellence (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Scarborough) | Wednesday, May 29 | 9:30 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.

Job Interviews (Scarborough) | 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.

Resume Building (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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.

Resume Building (Scarborough) | Thursday, June 6 | 1:00 pm

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 (Scarborough) | Thursday, June 6 | 3:00 pm

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.

Resume Building (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | Wednesday, June 12 | 9:30 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.

Job Interviews (Scarborough) | 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.

Career Advancement (Scarborough) | Monday, June 17 | 2:00 pm

You got a job—now what? Many people don’t think about how to advance their careers after getting hired; they just take a job and wing it. But with a little knowledge and preparation, you can make the most of the opportunities offered in your workplace and create new ones for yourself. This workshop discusses life after the hire.

Resume Building (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Scarborough) | Wednesday, June 26 | 9:30 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.

Job Interviews (Scarborough) | 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

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.

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!

Info Session: One Toronto Gaming (Barbara Frum Public Library) | Tuesday, May 28 | 1:00 pm

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

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!

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!

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.

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!

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Public Library) | Wednesday, June 19 | 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: Employment Service (Yorkgate Employment and Social Services) | Tuesday, June 25 | 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: Employment Service (Bathurst Clark Library) | Wednesday, June 26 | 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!

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.
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