If you’re not working this may be the best time to speak with an Employment Consultant who can provide you with an outline of the available employment programs and services. After your individual employment needs have been determined, focus will be put on the services or programs that would provide a direct benefit to you. Working with an Employment Consultant in assisted services, an action plan will be developed and further one to one appointments will be arranged to provide coaching to help you achieve your employment/career goal.
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231 Argyle St. S.
PO Box 91
Working with an Employment Consultant, participating in workshops, or working independently, you can discover your best career match and learn the steps required to reach that new career goal. Also available is job search support to ensure you get that job. You may also want to look at what skills are required to help you maintain employment once you are working.
Job Search assistance is available through appointments with an Employment Consultant. This can encompass all of the tools and techniques required to effectively look for work. We can assist with pulling together a comprehensive professional resume, learning how to research employers, and targeting your resume and cover letters for the job requirements. We can teach you how to market yourself through networking and informational interviews. Your consultant will guide you through the process to ensure that you are taught everything needed to actively and independently conduct an effective job search.
Career Decision Making is an important first step in making a career change. The process begins by identifying career choices that suit you as an individual. You will work with a consultant through activities, assessments and workshops to discover preferences that will help you make good choices. From there you will select and research potential careers, gathering ‘real information’ to establish priorities and goals, whether short-term or long-term. Once your career decision is made and a result focused plan is developed we can assist as the plan is put into action.
Nobody wants to focus on the negatives when looking at their options, and neither do we! However, many of us do have to approach career decisions realistically and factor in real-life constraints or limitations. School may not be an option for you… relocating may or may not be… family life may be a priority… perhaps you have a disability. Whether they are personal, structural, or systemic, we take the time to look at all factors of your unique situation and take them into consideration during the process of career planning and job search. With a review of your barriers and limitations such as: lack of transportation, no license, only one vehicle per family, lack of Grade 12, limited work experience, etc., we can discuss options and provide you with suggestions in dealing with, or eliminating, these hurdles.
Practice makes perfect. The opportunity to practice and get advice on your interview skills is offered here. These practice interviews are tailored to your specific job target and are videotaped which allows you to assess your areas of strength and weakness. Reviewed with a consultant, you will always get constructive feedback.
Self-exploration is the first and most critical step to making a good career decision. You cannot set a realistic goal without knowing your strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes. Perhaps you’ve always just done a “job” because you had to. This is a chance to develop an in-depth awareness of yourself as an individual through various forms of assessment. You will see how your interests, personality, values, and skills combine to make you unique.
As you deepen your understanding and appreciation of your strengths and preferences, you will discover the underlying reasons that motivate the choices you make. Understanding yourself will make it easier to choose a career path that not only suits you, but will enrich your life.
Confucius said: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”