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Events and Workshops

Job Seeker Success Story

Help creating an effective resume

Client:Becca
Goal: Gain work experience before starting university
Challenge: Creating an effective resume
Support offered: Resume and job interview support

“I wanted my resume to stand out and with the tips and tricks I learned through the workshops, I was able to accomplish that.”

– Becca, job seeker

Situation

To help gain more real-world experience before going off to university, Becca decided to start applying for part-time jobs. But she was not having any luck landing interviews. After hearing about VPI Working Solutions from her guidance counsellor, she decided to attend a workshop being hosted at her school.

At the workshop VPI's Student Job Specialist taught Becca tactics and strategies to make her resume stand out, including tips on layout, organization and how to highlight skills and limited previous work experience.

Armed with new tools for success, Becca created a revised resume and started sending it out. Within a day, Becca got a call from an employer to set up an interview.

Whether you're in school or just looking to spruce up your resume, we can help. Contact us today for help with your resume.

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Situation

To help gain more real-world experience before going off to university, Becca decided to start applying for part-time jobs. But she was not having any luck landing interviews. After hearing about VPI Working Solutions from her guidance counsellor, she decided to attend a workshop being hosted at her school.

At the workshop VPI’s Student Job Specialist taught Becca tactics and strategies to make her resume stand out, including tips on layout, organization and how to highlight skills and limited previous work experience.

Armed with new tools for success, Becca created a revised resume and started sending it out. Within a day, Becca got a call from an employer to set up an interview.

Whether you’re in school or just looking to spruce up your resume, 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

Concentrix

Wednesday, April 10 | 12:00 pm
Pre-screening interviews for: Retention Escalation Agent, Customer Care Ambassador, Customer Service Associate

Smart Serve Training

Friday, April 12 | 8:45 am
Free Smart Serve training that allows participants to legally serve alcohol. Presented by Durham Continuing Education.

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

CLV Group (Hamilton) | Monday, April 1 | 12:00 pm

Positions: Landscape Crew, Live-In Cleaner, Superintendent, Customer Care Coordinator, Site Coordinator, Handyperson

Concentrix (Oshawa) | Wednesday, April 10 | 12:00 pm

Pre-screening interviews for: Retention Escalation Agent, Customer Care Ambassador, Customer Service Associate

YMCA Childcare Centres (Georgetown) | Tuesday, April 16 | 4:30 pm

Positions: Registered Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Assistants, Supply staff

Maple Leaf (Hamilton) | Wednesday, April 17 | 9:00 am

Positions: General Labourers

Special Events

Smart Serve Training (Durham Continuing Education) | Friday, April 12 | 8:45 am

Free Smart Serve training that allows participants to legally serve alcohol. Presented by Durham Continuing Education.

Canadian Hearing Society (Oshawa) | Tuesday, April 16 | 2:00 pm

Learn about the services and programs offered by the Canadian Hearing Society.

Workshops

Resume Building (Oshawa) | Tuesday, March 26 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, March 26 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, March 26 | 2:00 pm

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.

Job Interviews (Oshawa) | Wednesday, March 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.

Resume Building (Oshawa) | Wednesday, March 27 | 2:00 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.

Resume Building (Oshawa) | Tuesday, April 2 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, April 2 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, April 2 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Oshawa) | Wednesday, April 3 | 9:00 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.

OSAP (Oshawa) | Wednesday, April 3 | 1:30 pm

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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, April 9 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, April 9 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, April 9 | 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 (Oshawa) | Wednesday, April 10 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, April 16 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, April 16 | 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 (Oshawa) | Wednesday, April 17 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, April 23 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, April 23 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, April 23 | 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.

Job Interviews (Oshawa) | Wednesday, April 24 | 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.

Occupational Research (Oshawa) | Wednesday, April 24 | 1:30 pm

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.

Resume Building (Oshawa) | Tuesday, April 30 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, April 30 | 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.

Nearby Events

Networking Event (Ajax) | Wednesday, March 27 | 1:00 pm

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

Continuing Education Programs (Ajax) | Thursday, April 4 | 10:30 am

Learn about continuing education options to help you get closer to achieving your career goals. Presented by Durham District School Board.

Job Search Tips from an HR Expert! (Ajax) | Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 pm

Get an HR expert’s perspective on the hiring process and make the most of your job search. Presented by Anne Cool, HR Consultant.

Job Search Cafe (Ajax) | Wednesday, April 24 | 1:00 pm

Come for coffee, stay for the networking! Join us for a casual afternoon of networking and information where you can share job search experiences and network with like-minded individuals.

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