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Job Seeker Success Story

Job search support for any age

Client:Samudri
Goal: Short-term goal of working in security
Challenge: Lack of credentials; discouragement due to age
Support offered: One-on-one coaching, resume and cover letter support

“Anybody searching for a job should attend VPI”

– Samudri, former job seeker

Situation

Samudri is a foreign trained professional with years of experience. After the end of a recent job contact, she was left without an income. To help her get her finances back on track, she set a short-term career goal of finding a job in the security industry.

She was having difficulty getting an interview due to her lack of industry experience and felt discouraged starting in a new industry at an older age.

Samudri came to VPI for help with her job search. She met with one of our expert Career Specialists encouraged her to sign up for security training and licensing. Samudri also attended a resume workshop where she learned to rework her resume to highlight relevant skills.

A few months after her first meeting, Samudri had successfully completed her security licensing test. With her new credentials, she attended a VPI job fair where a large security company was interviewing candidates.

Samudri participated in an on-the-spot interview and was hired.

If you need help with your job search, we can help. Contact us today.

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Situation

Samudri is a foreign trained professional with years of experience. After the end of a recent job contact, she was left without an income. To help her get her finances back on track, she set a short-term career goal of finding a job in the security industry.

She was having difficulty getting an interview due to her lack of industry experience and felt discouraged starting in a new industry at an older age.

Samudri came to VPI for help with her job search. She met with one of our expert Career Specialists encouraged her to sign up for security training and licensing. Samudri also attended a resume workshop where she learned to rework her resume to highlight relevant skills.

A few months after her first meeting, Samudri had successfully completed her security licensing test. With her new credentials, she attended a VPI job fair where a large security company was interviewing candidates.

Samudri participated in an on-the-spot interview and was hired.

If you need help with your job search, we can help. 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

IBM Kenexa Assess Tutorial

Thursday, January 9 | 2:00 pm
Test your skills. Learn about free access to IBM Kenexa Assess--a program designed to help you measure your abilities with hundreds of industry-standard programs and skillsets.

Applying for Jobs Online

Thursday, January 9 | 3:00 pm
Learn best practices and strategies to increase the odds of getting your online job applications noticed.

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

Special Events

IBM Kenexa Assess Tutorial (Etobicoke) | Thursday, January 9 | 2:00 pm

Test your skills. Learn about free access to IBM Kenexa Assess–a program designed to help you measure your abilities with hundreds of industry-standard programs and skillsets.

Applying for Jobs Online (Etobicoke) | Thursday, January 9 | 3:00 pm

Learn best practices and strategies to increase the odds of getting your online job applications noticed.

Workplace Rights (Etobicoke) | Friday, January 10 | 1:00 pm

Hear from a lawyer about your rights as a worker in Ontario and learn about the services available through South Etobicoke Legal Services.

Info Session: Youth Job Connection (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, January 14 | 1:00 pm

Learn about the program eligibility requirements, benefits and how to register successfully. The program includes 60 hours of paid training (minimum wage) and job placements after workshops are completed. Full-time and part-time jobs available.
Workshops

Resume Building (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, December 17 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, December 17 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Thursday, 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.

Resume Building (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, December 24 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, December 24 | 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.

Disclosure of Disability (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, December 24 | 2:00 pm

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.

Resume Building (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, January 7 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, January 7 | 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.

Building Self-Reliance (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, January 7 | 2:00 pm

Self-reliance is about taking charge of your life. Being able to set personal goals, plan your own budget, and manage your time will make you a more independent person. Being able to respond gracefully to life’s little emergencies will make you a more reliable, helpful person to have around. This course offers some basic tools to get you started.

Job Interviews (Etobicoke) | Thursday, January 9 | 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.

OSAP (Etobicoke) | Thursday, January 9 | 11:00 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.

Resume Building (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, January 14 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, January 14 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, January 14 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Thursday, January 16 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, January 21 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, January 21 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Thursday, January 23 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Thursday, January 23 | 11:00 am

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.

LinkedIn (Etobicoke) | Thursday, January 23 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, January 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 (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, January 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 (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, January 28 | 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.

Workplace Essential Skills (Etobicoke) | Thursday, January 30 | 2:00 pm

What percentage of 230 is 43, and how do you find out? How do you compose a project proposal, and then how do you give a great presentation on it? Some workplace skills are so common as to be almost universal, including basic math, literacy, computer use, and others. This workshop is a great way to check in with those skills to see where your strengths lie—and what you could use work on.
Nearby Events

Federal Apprenticeship Grants (Mississauga) | Monday, January 27 | 11:00 am

Learn about government funding options to help pay for Red Seal apprenticeship training. Presented by Service Canada.

Careers in the Trades – Mississauga (Churchill Meadows Library) | Wednesday, March 11 | 12:00 pm

Apply for open job opportunities and hear from experienced tradespeople about careers in the skilled trades.

Careers in the Trades – Toronto (Toronto Public Library – Richview Branch) | Friday, March 13 | 12:00 pm

Apply for open job opportunities and hear from experienced tradespeople about careers in the skilled trades.
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