Featured Workshop: Networking

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Networking is one of the best ways to stay informed about job opportunities and improve your chances of landing a job. To help you get started with networking we offer free workshops that will show you how you can build, maintain and leverage your network of contacts and find a career that fits your skills and interests.

This Workshop is available one of two ways:

  1. Facilitated group workshops at any of our 11 branches
  2. Self-led learning through our online Learning Center

To find more information or to register for one of our upcoming Networking workshops, contact us today.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to expand, grow and be more effective in their job search. In this course we will look at different strategies for networking and answer some commonly asked questions. This course will give you the confidence, tools and skills to activate your current network while seek new connections. Whether you are already actively engaged with your network and looking to expand or just starting out with your job search, this workshop can help.

Key topics include:

  1. Define Networking
  2. The importance of networking
  3. The networking mindset
  4. Expanding your network
  5. Activating your network
  6. Networking in person
  7. Networking over the phone
  8. Networking online

Through this workshop you will gain access to

  • Exercises to help you network effectively and efficiently
  • Tips for networking in person, by phone and online
  • Feedback from VPI specialists and peers

Once you have completed this workshop you will be able to

  • Define Network and Networking
  • Explain the importance of networking in concrete terms
  • Populate your list of contacts by building personal and professional contacts relationships
  • Explain what the Hidden Job Market is and why it matters
  • Apply the 3 distinct steps of networking: ‘expand’, ‘strengthen’, ‘activate’

VPI strives to create an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where individuals feel free to share their experiences and participate.
Attend a Networking workshop in your area. Contact us today.