CaPS February 2021 Online Job Search Event

Event

Join CaPS in our Zoom online courses.  Empower your job search by taking as many of these courses as you need!  

(ION) Internship Interview Workshop
February 2, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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This workshop, provided by the Internship Offices Network, will be facilitated by CaPS Career Advisors and will help students prepare and plan for successful interviews. Boost your confidence with interview preparation tips and explore the similarities and differences between interviewing virtually and in person.

By attending this workshop, students will be able to:
1) Prepare prior to an interview and know what constitutes post interview etiquette
2) Develop strategies for communicating their skills and experiences in an interview
3) Identify resources for preparing and practicing, to help build your confidence


Crash Course for CVs and Cover Letters
February 2, 2021
1:00 p - 2:00 pm
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Empower your job or internship search with outstanding applications. We will share tips, advice and insight to make sure your CV and cover letter tell your story and highlight your skills, experience and unique value to an employer. The 30 minute session will be followed by a brief Q&A.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Understand expectations around the format and purpose of CVs and cover letters
2) Identify strategies for customizing application materials to specific jobs
3) Articulate skills and accomplishments within the CV and cover letter


Coffee with Career Advisors (CV/CL Theme - ION)
February 5, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Coffee with Career Advisors (Open Topic)

February 8, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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February 15, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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February 19, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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February 24, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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“Drop in” to our open zoom forum to meet some of your CaPS Career Advisors and ask your career-related questions! Our experienced team of graduate and undergraduate advisors are here to make it easier for you to get the information you need and take the next step in your employment journey.


Crash Course in Getting Comfortable Negotiating Job Offers
February 10, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Empower the final stages of your job search by learning more about the negotiation process. We will discuss the importance of evaluating job offers, the benefits of negotiating and strategies to best prepare for these conversations. The 30 minute session will be followed by a brief Q&A.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Assess a job offer and identify important aspects to consider
2) Define negotiation, and understand factors influencing negotiations
3) Understand the benefits of negotiating and develop strategies to prepare for the process


Coffee with Career Advisors (Networking Theme)
February 11, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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“Drop in” to our open zoom forum to meet some of your CaPS Career Advisors and ask your networking career-related questions! Our experienced team of graduate and undergraduate advisors are here to make it easier for you to get the information you need and take the next step in your employment journey.


Crash Course in Networking
February 16, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Empower your networking experience during this unprecedented time. We will identify and explore key components of authentic and sensitive communication and share tips and strategies to effectively build your online professional network from home while physical distancing. The 30 minute session will be followed by a brief Q&A.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Learn how to reach out to people during this unprecedented time.
2) Explore key components of effective and sensitive communication.
3) Learn concrete strategies for growing and cultivating your professional network online.



Crash Course in Networking II: Professional Communication in Networking
February 18, 2021
2:00 pm -3:00 pm
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We know about the importance of networking, but how do you make those connections spark? Do you wonder what makes conversation flow? How to get people to want to help you? Return your emails or social media outreach? Come to this workshop to learn more about the do's and don'ts of professional communication when networking.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Learn strategies for effective professional communication in the context of networking
2) Break down good examples and not-so-good examples to come up with key approaches to:
    -Reaching out
    -Asking for an informational interview
    -Following up
3) Share ideas for appropriate and useful questions in informational interviews
4) Feel more confident about making meaningful connections with new people


Crash Course for CVs and Cover Letters
February 22, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Empower your job or internship search with outstanding applications. We will share tips, advice and insight to make sure your CV and cover letter tell your story and highlight your skills, experience and unique value to an employer. The 30 minute session will be followed by a brief Q&A.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Understand expectations around the format and purpose of CVs and cover letters
2) Identify strategies for customizing application materials to specific jobs
3) Articulate skills and accomplishments within the CV and cover letter


Job Search Action Plan Workshop
February 22, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Ready to start your summer or post-grad job search? This crash course will review the key strategies to use, and focus on helping you develop an action plan and a timeline to make sure you stay motivated and on target!

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Learn what job search strategies work well
2) Know what steps to take to organize your job search
3) Use our checklist to personalize your own action plan


Grad Student Job Seekers' Seminar
February 23, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Almost finished your PhD & thinking of transitioning out of academia? Considering working in other sectors? Interested in learning about the differences between an academic and non academic job search? Come share your questions and concerns with your graduate career advising team and colleagues in a special remote seminar from the comfort of your home.

By attending this workshop, you will:

1. Learn about the differences between job hunting and applications in academia and beyond
2. Share strategies for networking and positioning yourself for the job market
3. Think about transferrable skills, values, and interests that can help you find new career paths
4. Ask questions and get feedback from your peers and grad career advisors


The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. All confirmed attendees will receive a copy of the slides directly following the course. Please note that these sessions may be recorded. To qualify for CCR recognition, you must register for and sign into the online zoom event using your McGill email address.


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