Career Services Workshops are open to all Capilano students and alumni.
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The Biggest Career Myth: Your Career Path Will Be Straight
Career myths are all around us, but knowing how to uncover the truth behind the myth is an important first step towards your desired career path. Attend this workshop to learn the essential skills for breaking myths such as: “Your career path is straight, especially if you are studying Accounting, Engineering, or Marketing.”; “Stay away from Arts and Science programs – you’ll have a very hard time finding a career path.”; If you don’t know what you’re doing by the time you’re in your last years of studies, you’ll never be successful.”
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
(Effective Job Search)
How Coffee Can Help Your Job Search
Do you apply for jobs only online? Do you know about different job search strategies? In this workshop, you will learn about some of the most effective way to find work, and discover why meeting someone for a coffee can be more efficient than sending out 100s of applications. Be prepared for some hands-on work which will help you develop a personalized action plan.
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Why Your Resume Isn’t Getting You An Interview
Do you know the best way to market yourself in your resume? Hiring managers don’t need you telling them what your day to day duties are – they probably already know them. This workshop will help you to understand your personal value proposition and how to write a resume that is unique to your experience and skills. Practice makes perfect – bring your current resume!
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Cover Letters, the Job Search Equivalent of an On-line Dating Profile
Have you ever written a cover letter, but weren’t quite sure if it was good enough? The cover letter might seem less important, but is your opportunity to connect with the hiring manager and add some personality to the application. Be ready to step into the shoes of a hiring manager, review some cover letters and learn how to write a cover letter that will make you stand out from the competition.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 12:30-1:30 pm
(LinkedIn Part 1)
How To Write An Eye Catching LinkedIn Summary
Have you ever read a LinkedIn summary that made you want to meet the person right away? LinkedIn is a powerful tool that professionals across many industries are expected to have. This workshop will provide you with some basic LinkedIn profiling rules that you will be able to use on your own time, but more importantly will get you to practice identifying unique values and creating a strong summary that represents who you are.
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
(LinkedIn Part 2)
Oh, The People You Will Know: Networking On LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a powerful tool, but only if you use it. Having a professional on-line presence without actively engaging with your network is as good as not having one. Position yourself as an expert in the field - learn who to connect with, how to connect, and different ways to interact with your professional network. Expect to leave with practical strategies to improve your professional on-line presence.
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
(Interviewing Part 1)
Be Prepared, Be On Time, Be The One
The most crucial part of an interview, and the reason why most people don’t get the job, is simply lacking preparation. Maximize your chances of success by learning about what you need to do in the days leading up to your interview. Figure out what you should (and should not!) wear to an interview, discover how early you should arrive, and why it is so important to be nice to everyone that you meet.
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
(Interviewing Part 2)
Why You Should Do The Grouse Grind Before Your Interview
The way you sit while you are waiting to be called into the interview room, the general conversation before the formal questions, and whether you follow up after the interview to thank them for their time, are all contributing factors towards the impression that you give to the potential employer. In this workshop you will have an opportunity to practice answering some of the most frequently asked questions and learn why it’s a good idea to hike the Grouse Grind before your interview.
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Networking: The Brussels Sprouts Of A Job Search
Networking is sort of like the brussels sprouts of a job search – no one likes them, but they’re good for you. In this workshop you will learn that networking does not always have to be the awkward, uncomfortable situation that you think it will be. Networking events come in many shapes and forms – but preparing, knowing how to start conversations, and knowing what not to do can help you to feel more confident and comfortable.
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 12:30-1:30 pm
(Workplace Success)How to Read Your New Manager's Mind?
You’ve got a job. Great…now what? Being successful in your chosen career doesn’t mean just finding a job; it means being able to keep the job. Each workplace will have its own spoken and unspoken workplace etiquette. In this workshop, you will learn how to uncover the unspoken rules as well as general office behaviour that most employers have come to expect.
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Missed a workshop or unable to attend because of class? Email
firstname.lastname@example.org to request an individual appointment or suggest a workshop specifically for your class!
BR271 Career Resource Centre
Mondays & Thursdays
11:30am – 12:30pm
BR270A (Birch Building)
Mon to Fri 8:30am – 4:00pm
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