UPCOMING EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

If you have any questions on upcoming events & workshops, please call us at 519-245-4500 ext. 200 and we'd be happy to assist you and even register you for any events.

Bonduelle Job Fair

When: November 15th, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Community Employment Choices, 16B Second Street, Strathroy, ON

Bonduelle Job Fair
Bonduelle Job Fair


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Building Confidence *Free Workshop*

When: November 19th, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: 16B Second Street, Strathroy, ON

Being without work can impact our self-esteem at a time when we need it most. Confidence is essential to job seekers – whether to highlight their strengths in a resume, network effectively to employers, or present themselves competitively in an interview. This seminar looks at how to boost confidence in order to achieve our career and life goals.

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Getting in the Door: Job Search Overview *Free*

When: November 20th, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: 16B Second Street, Strathroy, ON

In this video and discussion-based seminar we will provide a quick review of all of the essential steps in an effective job search. Using that information, you will be able to evaluate your own job search practices and better pinpoint where to focus your future efforts to get in the door!

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LinkedIn Profile - Just in Time Coaching *Free Workshop*

When: November 20th, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: 16B Second Street, Strathroy, ON

LinkedIn is one of the largest professional networking sites with over 300 million users. It\‘s described as a \“professional Facebook\” whose sole purpose is to help you advance in your work-life, grow in your profession, and find your next job. A good LinkedIn profile can attract the attention of recruiters and impress potential employers. It takes a resume to a whole new level. This Just-in-Time session is your opportunity to get advice and support on creating or enhancing your LinkedIn presence – from getting started, section revisions, to a great photo (remember to dress up!)

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Flex Work: Work-at-Home Employment Alternatives *Free Workshop*

When: November 22nd, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: 16B Second Street, Strathroy, ON

This seminar centres on new opportunities for working from home in the VIRTUAL labour market, created by the interplay between new communication technologies and outsourcing trends. If you have wondered if it truly is possible to gain more flexibility by working remotely, and what types of jobs are available, this workshop will answer those questions through a balanced look at the pros and cons. Your awareness of common fraudulent schemes that disguise as legitimate options will also be heightened, to help you focus on trustworthy job sources.

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Practice Makes Perfect: Just in Time Interview Practice *Free Workshop*

When: November 22nd, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: 16B Second Street, Strathroy, ON

For this JIT session, please come prepared for a mini role play, answering typical interview questions. In particular we’ll zero in on any questions you feel require extra attention for confident presentation. You’ll receive feedback on general interview technique and appropriateness of wording, along with suggestions for further improvement.


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Contact North Representative Available

When: November 23rd, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: 16B Second Street, Strathroy, ON

Pursue your education in your own community. Access from your own home or the local Contact North online learning centre - more than 1 000 programs and 18 000 courses offered online by Ontario’s public colleges and universities.

For an appointment with Annette Morrison, Contact North representative, call 1-855-451-7516.


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Interview Preparation *Free Workshop*

When: November 26th, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: 16B Second Street, Strathroy, ON

This seminar covers every aspect of interview preparation from researching the company, linking individual skills to the position, knowing what types of interview questions may come up and how to answer, and good follow-up strategies.


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ATS & Your Job Search:  Get Screened In! *Free Workshop*

When: November 27th, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: 16B Second Street, Strathroy, ON

More and more companies are using ATS/Applicant Tracking Systems to help with the tasks of candidate recruitment. While the software can bring efficiencies to the employer, it can also bring headaches to a job seeker who doesn’t understand how these programs operate. It can be super frustrating to find your application left on the sidelines for a position that you know you are qualified for and have the experience to do. This workshop will educate you on how to work with, rather than against, the ATS algorithms that can lead to interview invitations.


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Attention Local Area Employers - Upcoming Job Fair

When: November 28th, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: 263 Main Street, Lucan ON

Lucan and Area Job Fair
Lucan and Area Job Fair


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Career Planning Part 1 - Assessment *Free Workshop*

When: November 29th, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: 16B Second Street, Strathroy, ON

This seminar, the first of three parts, outlines the steps in career planning and gets participants started on identifying what types of roles would best suit them, based on an assessment/testing of their personality, vocational interests, values and abilities.


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