Vancouver Downtown Eastside

Workshops and Training

Gain access to useful workshops to help you succeed in your job search.

Workshop categories include:

  • Job Search Workshops
  • Job Maintenance Workshops
  • Life Skills Workshops
  • Employability Workshops
  • Depending on needs and eligibility, short and longer term training available to help you get the job

Monthly Schedule 2014

Click to access the May 2014 Workshop Schedule.

The following is a sample schedule containing some of the workshops we deliver.  For more information, contact us.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Job Journey Planning
Length: 2.5 Hours
Description: A workshop to help individuals plan their journey back into work. Participants define a specific goal or focus for their job search and state the kind of job they want. Participants talk to one another and use provided resources to aid analysis of their own skills, abilities and interests. Participants plan how they will amass knowledge of the employers they wish to approach.

Resumes and Cover Letters that Produce Results
Length: 3 hours
Description: Your resume is a selling tool that outlines your skills and experiences so an employer can see, at a glance, how you can contribute to their workplace. Participants will learn to focus their writing efforts and get clear on what to include in your Resume and Cover Letter to produce the results you want!
Job Search Solutions
Length: 2.5 hours
Description: Learn how to conduct an effective and efficient job search on-line by accessing popular job sites and applying for jobs through the Internet. Participants will also learn how to access the Hidden Job Market. You will discover ways to find and apply for the 80% of jobs that are not advertised.
Essential Interview Skills (Part 1)
Length: 2.5 hours
Description: Focusing on soft skills (e.g. presentation and communication), this workshop provides Participants with tips on question preparation, displaying a confident attitude, handling difficult questions, highlighting skills and strengths and presenting positively. Participants will also learn how to follow job leads to ensure securing that desired Interview!
Digging Deeper – Understanding if Your Career Direction is the Right Fit
Length: 2.5 Hours
Description: Need to learn more about a Career Direction you are thinking about pursuing? Want to shadow or interview an individual working in the profession you are considering to see what the job is really like? Consider doing a job shadow or an Informational Interview. Learn how to research job shadowing and informational interviewing opportunities. Tips on contacting professionals, making a good impression, and how to follow up later for additional opportunities and letters of recommendation.
Afternoon Making the Labour Market Work for You!
Length: 2.5 Hours
Description: Find out about the conditions of the labour market and jobs in demand in your local area, or where you wish to pursue employment. Participants will be provided with various resources and tools to assist them in gathering information on local economies, area wages for various occupations, projected job openings and practical hints about job hunting.
Resume/Cover Letter Extra
2 Additional hours available in the afternoon for Participants requiring additional resume and cover letter development support if needed. Participants can take this opportunity to really polish their Product!
Self-Marketing & Networking – Practical Ways to Improve your Chances of Securing Employment
Length: 2.5 hours
Description: No matter where you go, or what stage of your job search you are in - the most common advice is to Network, Network, Network. And yet, many of us fail to network and market ourselves effectively. The most common reason cited is that we are busy with our lives, don’t know how to do, or don’t feel comfortable doing it. Jobs can be difficult to come by - Networking and Self-Marketing can be the most effective means of securing a job. Participants will have an opportunity to develop skills in this area through practice and theory.
Essential Interview Skills (Part 2)
Length: 2.5 hours
Description: Taking the information learned in the morning session, Participants will have an opportunity to practice their Interview skills in a Mock Interview Setting. Group Participants will take turns being an interviewer and interviewee to practice and hone their skills. Participants are encouraged to provide honest feedback couched in positive tones to those participating in the mock interview practice. Participants will also develop skills in post-interview etiquette – don’t let that employer forget you!!
Starting a New Job
Length: 2.5 Hours
Description: Your first day of work will help identify yourself in the eyes of your new co-workers. Make a good first impression, and you’ll soon be seen as a competent and valued colleague. But a bad first impression could translate into months or years of trying to undo and moreover rectify the damage. Participants will receive Tips and Guidelines of how to prepare for their first day on the job, effectively manage their time in the workplace and ask the question needed to ensure you’re on top of your game for your ‘first day of work!’

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The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia