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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

Starting Your Own Business

Wednesday, November 21 | 10:00 am
Find out about local services and resources to help you start your own business. Presented by the Richmond Hill Small Business Enterprise Centre.

Job Search for Youth

Wednesday, November 21 | 2:00 pm
Research employers who are looking to hire youth with one-on-one help from our expert staff.

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

Starting Your Own Business (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, November 21 | 10:00 am

Find out about local services and resources to help you start your own business. Presented by the Richmond Hill Small Business Enterprise Centre.

Job Search for Youth (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, November 21 | 2:00 pm

Research employers who are looking to hire youth with one-on-one help from our expert staff.

Retirement Planning (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 22 | 10:00 am

Learn about options for planning and saving for your retirement. Presented by World Financial Group.

Info Session: Service Canada (Richmond Hill) | Monday, November 26 | 10:00 am

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

Wealth Preservation (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 29 | 10:00 am

Learn tips and strategies for saving money and planning for your future. Presented by World Financial Group.

Debt Management (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, December 5 | 2:00 pm

Learn about debt management and how to accelerate payments. Presented by Primerica.

Tech Training for Youth: NPOWER Canada (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, December 12 | 10:00 am

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.

Saving for your future (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, December 19 | 2:00 pm

Learn tips and strategies for preparing your finances for retirement. Presented by Primerica.

Workshops

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 22 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Occupational Research (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, November 27 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 29 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Job Interviews (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, December 6 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, December 6 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Richmond Hill) | Monday, December 10 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, December 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.

Job Interviews (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, December 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 (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, December 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.

Nearby Events

Info Session: Employment Service (Richmond Hill Social Services) | Wednesday, November 21 | 1:00 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 Central Library) | Wednesday, November 21 | 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 & Social Services) | Thursday, November 22 | 1:00 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 & Social Services) | Thursday, November 29 | 1:00 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!

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: Employment Service (North York Central Library) | Wednesday, December 5 | 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 & Social Services) | Thursday, December 6 | 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!

Tech Training for Youth: NPOWER Canada (Vaughan) | Friday, December 7 | 2:00 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: Employment Service (Bathurst Clark Resource Library) | Wednesday, December 12 | 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 (Richmond Hill Social Services) | Wednesday, December 19 | 1:00 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 Library) | Wednesday, December 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!

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Hot Jobs

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