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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.

Read the whole story

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

Building Your Competitive Edge

Monday, December 16 | 10:00 am
Learn to craft your job search with 15 proven strategies for career success. Presented by best-selling author Murali Murthy.

How to Apply for City Positions

Wednesday, January 8 | 2:00 pm
Learn how to make your application stand out when applying for jobs with the City of Toronto.

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

Special Events

Building Your Competitive Edge (Richmond Hill) | Monday, December 16 | 10:00 am

Learn to craft your job search with 15 proven strategies for career success. Presented by best-selling author Murali Murthy.

How to Apply for City Positions (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, January 8 | 2:00 pm

Learn how to make your application stand out when applying for jobs with the City of Toronto.

How To Apply as a Mature Student (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, January 15 | 2:00 pm

Find out what you need to apply for college programs as a mature student. Presented by Seneca College.

Access Community Capital Fund (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, January 29 | 10:00 am

Learn about the financial services and programs for recent immigrants offered by ACCESS Community Capital Fund.
Workshops

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Job Search Café (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, December 18 | 2:00 pm

Come for coffee, stay for the networking! This event is a casual meeting place where you can share your job search experiences and network with like-minded people.

Customer Service Excellence (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Occupational Research (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, January 2 | 10:00 am

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.

Maintaining Mental Health (Richmond Hill) | Friday, January 3 | 10:00 am

Stress. Anger. Depression. We all feel them sometimes, but when they become a constant presence, every part of our lives suffers, and things may start to spiral out of control. This course will introduce you to some basic facts about stress, anger, and anxiety disorders, as well as some strategies for dealing with them.

Networking (Richmond Hill) | Monday, January 6 | 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.

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Job Interviews (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Transferrable Skills & Accomplishments (Richmond Hill) | Friday, January 10 | 10:00 am

What is the next step in your work life? Your past work experiences are specific, but the skills you draw from them offer you flexibility. Chances are, you have more skills than you think! Take this workshop to identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to ‘pitch’ them to potential employers.

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Richmond Hill) | Friday, January 17 | 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, 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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.

LinkedIn (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, January 22 | 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.

Job Interviews (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Apprenticeships (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, January 30 | 10:00 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.
Nearby Events

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Public Library) | Wednesday, December 18 | 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 Employment and Social Services) | Thursday, 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!

Crash Course in Excel Part 2 (Vaughan) | Friday, December 20 | 12:00 pm

Learn the functions, formulas, and features of Excel. Participants must bring their own laptop. Presented by IT Phenom.

Info Session: Employment Service (Yorkgate Employment And Social Services) | Tuesday, January 7 | 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 (North York Public Library) | Wednesday, January 8 | 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!

Turning Your Passion into Profit (Scarborough) | Wednesday, January 15 | 2:00 pm

Get tips and strategies from an expert on turning your idea into an online business.

Info Session: Employment Service (Richmond Hill Employment and Social Services) | Thursday, January 16 | 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!

Crash Course in Microsoft Word (Vaughan) | Monday, January 20 | 9:30 am

Learn the features of Microsoft word and PowerPoint–computer programs used in many workplaces. Presented by IT Phenom.

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Public Library) | Wednesday, January 22 | 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!

Medication Administration Certification (Scarborough) | Friday, January 24 | 11:00 am

Training and certification for PSWs, family caregivers and unregulated healthcare providers to administer medication. Presented by Peak Excellence Centre for Continuing Education via ProMask Fit. Financial support may be available to cover fees.

Guest Speaker: Crash Course in Excel (Vaughan) | Monday, January 27 | 1:00 pm

Learn the basic functions, formulas, and features of Excel–a computer program used in many workplaces. Presented by IT Phenom.

Info Session: Employment Service (Yorkgate Employment And Social Services) | Tuesday, January 28 | 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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