CaPS January Online Job Search Events

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

Coffee with Career Advisors (Open Theme)
January 7, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Coffee with Career Advisors (CV/CL Theme - ION)
January 25, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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 LinkedIn Pt 1: Building a Professional Profile and Getting Started
January 10, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Boost your job or internship search with a polished LinkedIn profile. We will explain how to create a professional LinkedIn presence, share quick tips on what to post during this challenging time and explore how to leverage this platform to build your network.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn tips and tricks to build a impactful profile (and mistakes to avoid)
  • Discover how to expand your network of key contacts, build credibility, and apply LinkedIn intelligence in your job search
  • Understand best practices on how to use LinkedIn during COVID-19

Managing Your Time and Energy
January 11, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Looking to stay motivated and use your time effectively this fall? Then join us for an interactive and informative time management workshop focused on ways to survive and even thrive.

By attending this course, you will:

  • Gain insight into how you currently manage your time and energy
  • Discuss best practices and learn practical time & attention management tips.

(ION) Internship CV Writing Workshop
January 13, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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This workshop is presented by CaPS and the Internship Offices Network Are you thinking of applying for an internship? Come and learn how to write a great CV! This interactive course will be facilitated by two CaPS Career Advisors! Feel free to come with questions about your CV!

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand expectations around the format and purpose of CVs
  • Identify strategies for customizing your application to specific internships
  • Articulate your skills and accomplishments within the CV

Networking for Introverts and others Who Hate Networking
January 14, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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You have heard it before, most people find jobs through networking & need to tap into the hidden job market. But what if you are tapped out, don’t know anyone & dread having to cold call? Designed by and with introverts in mind, this workshop will explore the many ways to build your network without saying a word. If you have ever wondered how you will promote yourself, keep a conversation going or follow up on one, this workshop is for you! This workshop will identify and explore key components of effective in-person communication throughout the job search process.

As a result of attending this workshop, students will be able to:

  • Approach networking with less anxiety.
  • Have ideas on how to reach out to people effectively.
  • Be aware of the impact of non-verbal communication.
  • Understand that most jobs are found through the hidden job market and that networking is a win-win situation.


Grad Student Job Seekers' Seminar

January 17, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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:

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

Atelier 1 - Apprendre à se connaître - Partie 1
January 18, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Qui êtes-vous ? Savez-vous vous vendre ? Pour y répondre, vous établirez votre profil de compétences, aptitudes et intérêts. Vous préparerez ensuite votre présentation-éclair et pourrez l’éprouver dans un environnement convivial. Vous serez ainsi prêt.e à vous démarquer en entrevue d’emploi ou lors d’activités de réseautage. Remarque : Atelier en deux parties Learn more / apprenez-en plus ici: https://involvement.mcgill.ca/organization/flc


Crash Course in LinkedIn Pt 2: Tutorial Session on Networking and Career Exploration
January 18, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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This LinkedIn tutorial is designed to help students explore career paths, research prospective employers, search company profiles, reach out to Alumni, and build relationships with Industry professionals. You will learn how to make this networking platform work for you in your search for an exciting and meaningful career. Come prepared and ready to work with your LinkedIn account open!

By attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn best practices for expanding your network and connecting with industry professionals
  • Understand how to leverage the tools and features on LinkedIn in your career exploration

Atelier 1 - Apprendre à se connaître - Partie 2
January 20, 2022
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Qui êtes-vous ? Savez-vous vous vendre ? Pour y répondre, vous établirez votre profil de compétences, aptitudes et intérêts. Vous préparerez ensuite votre présentation-éclair et pourrez l’éprouver dans un environnement convivial. Vous serez ainsi prêt.e à vous démarquer en entrevue d’emploi ou lors d’activités de réseautage. Remarque : Atelier en deux parties Learn more / apprenez-en plus ici: https://involvement.mcgill.ca/organization/flc


(ION) Internship Cover Letter Workshop
January 20, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Presented by CaPS and the Internship Offices Network Are you thinking of applying for an internship? Learn how to write a cover letter that will highlight your strengths as an applicant! This interactive course will be facilitated by two CaPS Career Advisors! Feel free to come with questions about your cover letter! 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand expectations around the format and purpose of cover letters
  • Identify strategies for customizing your application to specific internships
  • Articulate skills and accomplishments within the cover letter


Crash Course in Starting to build your Academic CV (FOR GRAD STUDENTS, POSTDOCS)
January 21, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Whether you want to start your grad degree off on the right foot, preparing to apply for an academic fellowship, or finishing up your doctorate and getting ready to go on the academic market for a tenure-track position – this workshop is for you.

In this overview on building an academic cv, you will

  • Learn about common components of an academic cv and career profile
  • How to think about creating and populating categories (and subcategories) of academic experience on your cv
  • Ideate on how to use your cv to help plot out your academic career development.

 (WYBA 2022) Job Search Action Plan Workshop
January 24, 2022
11:30 am - 12:30 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: Learn what job search strategies work well Know what steps to take to organize your job search Use our checklist to personalize your own action plan


Atelier 2 - Rédiger un CV gagnant en français
January 24, 2022
4:30pm - 6:00 pm
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Votre CV en français est-il attrayant ? Pour le savoir, apportez-le ! Vous apprendrez à valoriser vos compétences tout en découvrant le marché de l’emploi québécois. Des exemples concrets vous permettront de réorganiser votre CV, de le bonifier et de le corriger. Échanges et commentaires constructifs inclus ! Learn more and register / apprenez-en plus ici: https://involvement.mcgill.ca/organization/flc


(WYBA 2022) Career Exploration Part 1 - Intro to Design Thinking and Your Career Themes

January 27, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Career Exploration Workshops: Demystify the process! Feeling a bit lost and wondering how to get started with your career exploration? Attend our two-part crash course to demystify the process. Learn about some of the mindsets and tools which can help you approach career exploration in a positive and open-minded way. We will discuss Design Thinking principles and how they apply to your career planning, reframe & debunk some common career myths and do a quick activity designed to help you reflect on and articulate your personal career “themes.” 



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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