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Job Seeker Success Story

Help finding work in your field of study

Client:Karina
Goal: Find work in field of study
Challenge: Optimizing job search
Support offered: One-on-one resume support, career coaching , attending a job fair

“I am so very grateful for VPI’s support. I would recommend any close friend of mine to visit and gather career advice.”

– Karina, former job seeker

Situation

Karina is a recent graduate who was looking to find a job in her field of study. She met with one of our expert Career Specialists to help her optimize her resume and job search:

"I felt very lucky to have met such a helpful, well-informed, enthusiastic Career Specialist. As soon as I met her I was excited to work with her. She had high energy, was so easy to connect with and provided me with exciting, relevant information regarding my job search. She had taken the time prior to our meeting to review my resume. She then provided me with extremely helpful advice on how I could modernize my resume format, highlight key information, and made recommendations on how and where to showcase myself. I couldn’t help but feel extremely excited after leaving my appointment."

With her optimized and revised resume in hand, Karina's Career Specialist suggested she attend an upcoming large job fair to gain some experience with networking in a professional setting:

"With refreshed confidence and enthusiasm I walked into the job fair and introduced myself to as many people as I possibly could. This was a growth-oriented experience, meeting so many professionals, learning about their business needs and making connections. I left feeling extremely happy and grateful for the advice I had received."

A few days later, Karina received an email from the hiring manager of a large project management firm that she connected with at the job fair:

“I went down for an interview and now plan to start my new job within my given field!!"

For more information on how we can help you with your job search, contact us today.

Read the whole story

Situation

Karina is a recent graduate who was looking to find a job in her field of study. She met with one of our expert Career Specialists to help her optimize her resume and job search:

“I felt very lucky to have met such a helpful, well-informed, enthusiastic Career Specialist. As soon as I met her I was excited to work with her. She had high energy, was so easy to connect with and provided me with exciting, relevant information regarding my job search. She had taken the time prior to our meeting to review my resume. She then provided me with extremely helpful advice on how I could modernize my resume format, highlight key information, and made recommendations on how and where to showcase myself. I couldn’t help but feel extremely excited after leaving my appointment.”

With her optimized and revised resume in hand, Karina’s Career Specialist suggested she attend an upcoming large job fair to gain some experience with networking in a professional setting:

“With refreshed confidence and enthusiasm I walked into the job fair and introduced myself to as many people as I possibly could. This was a growth-oriented experience, meeting so many professionals, learning about their business needs and making connections. I left feeling extremely happy and grateful for the advice I had received.”

A few days later, Karina received an email from the hiring manager of a large project management firm that she connected with at the job fair:

“I went down for an interview and now plan to start my new job within my given field!!”

For more information on how we can help you with your job search, contact us today.

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

Customer Service Excellence

Wednesday, November 21 | 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.

Purolator

Thursday, November 29 | 1:00 pm
Positions: Couriers, Warehouse Sorter

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Fall Job Fair (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 20 | 12:00 pm

Employers: Habitat for Humanity, Hardy John’s
Positions: Retail, Servers, General Help, Cooks

Tim Hortons (Toronto) | Wednesday, November 21 | 12:30 pm

Pre-screening interviews for: Team Members, Bakers, Supervisors

Purolator (Toronto) | Thursday, November 22 | 12:30 pm

Pre-screening interviews for: Warehouse Sorter

Maple Leaf Foods (Hamilton) | Thursday, November 22 | 1:00 pm

Positions: General Labourers, Skilled Labourers, Semi-Skilled Labourers

Purolator (Ajax) | Thursday, November 29 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Couriers, Warehouse Sorter

Linked Home (Ajax) | Friday, November 30 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Salesperson

Elliott Coach Lines (Georgetown) | Tuesday, December 4 | 10:00 am

Information Session and hiring event for Part-time School Bus Drivers with Elliott Coach Lines.

Rogers Communication (Ajax) | Thursday, December 6 | 2:00 pm

Positions: Customer Service Consultants

Special Events

Financial Planning: Managing Debt (Ajax) | Friday, November 30 | 10:30 am

Learn the importance of financial literacy and planning for the future.

Info Session: Local Training Programs (Ajax) | Thursday, December 6 | 11:30 am

Find out about training, career and community programs available through Archbishop Anthony Meagher Catholic Continuing Education Center.

Networking Event (Ajax) | Wednesday, December 12 | 1:00 pm

Meet our expert Job Placement Specialists and network with other job seekers. Find out about job opportunities, what employers are looking for, and ask questions about your job search.

Info Session: Employment Service (Pickering Public Library) | Thursday, December 13 | 10:00 am

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!

Continuing Education Programs (Ajax) | Thursday, December 13 | 11:30 am

Learn about education options, including: acquiring your grade 12 diploma, courses for newcomers, skills upgrading and career-related programs. Presented by Durham District School Board.

Canadian Armed Forces (Ajax) | Thursday, December 13 | 2:00 pm

Learn about careers with the Canadian Armed Forces including current full-time and part-time opportunities.

Service Canada Orientation (Service Canada) | Tuesday, December 18 | 9:00 am

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

Workshops

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 20 | 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, November 20 | 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, November 20 | 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) | Wednesday, November 21 | 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.

Job Interviews (Ajax Public Library- Main Branch) | Wednesday, November 21 | 1:00 pm

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 (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 27 | 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, November 27 | 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.

Career Advancement (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 27 | 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.

Job Interviews (Ajax) | Wednesday, November 28 | 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) | Wednesday, November 28 | 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, December 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, December 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.

Networking (Ajax) | Tuesday, December 4 | 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.

OSAP (Ajax) | Wednesday, December 5 | 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) | Wednesday, December 5 | 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, December 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, December 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.

Health, Safety & Employment Standards (Ajax) | Tuesday, December 11 | 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.

Job Interviews (Ajax) | Wednesday, December 12 | 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) | Wednesday, December 12 | 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, December 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, December 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, December 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) | Wednesday, December 19 | 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.

Workplace Communication (Ajax Public Library- Main Branch) | Wednesday, December 19 | 1:00 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!

Nearby Events

Financial Literacy (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 20 | 2:00 pm

Tips and strategies to help you with the basics of managing your finances.

Food Handler Certification (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 27 | 9:00 am

Learn how to handle food safely. A representative from the National Food Safety Training Program will be coming in to provide a 2-day training course.

Getting Started with LinkedIn (Oshawa) | Wednesday, November 28 | 2:00 pm

Develop your professional LinkedIn profile while learning advanced tips and tricks for getting the most out of this social media platform. Presented by guest speaker Rob Bhatia.

Tech Training for Youth: NPOWER Canada (Scarborough) | Monday, December 3 | 1:00 pm

Find out about NPower Canada, a 10 or 15-week program that provides free in-demand digital skills, professional development and job placement to youth.

Info Session: Oral Health Services (Oshawa) | Tuesday, December 4 | 10:00 am

Learn about the services provided by the Durham Region Health Department’s Oral Health Division.

Frontenac Youth Services (Oshawa) | Tuesday, December 11 | 11:00 am

Learn about programs and therapeutic resources available for youth and families from Frontenac Youth Services.

Service Canada Programs (Oshawa) | Tuesday, December 11 | 1:00 pm

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

Pardons Canada (Oshawa) | Wednesday, December 12 | 10:00 am

Learn how to overcome a criminal record and achieve career advancement. Presented by Pardons Canada.

Local Mental Health Services (Oshawa) | Wednesday, December 12 | 12:00 pm

Learn about local mental health programs and services. Presented by Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.

Winter Job Fair (Oshawa) | Tuesday, December 18 | 12:00 pm

Employers: Purolator, SMC Versatile, Bridges
Positions: Warehouse Sorters, Couriers, Personal Support Workers, Early Childhood Educators

Durham Labour Market Information (Oshawa) | Thursday, December 20 | 12:00 pm

Get a detailed look at the labour market in Durham Region, including job and industry trends and how to use local intelligence to conduct your job search.

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