CaPS October Online Job Search Boot Camp

Event

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

Crash Course for CVs and Cover Letters
Tuesday, October 1, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 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.

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. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.

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


Crash Course in Networking 
Monday, October 5, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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.

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. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.

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

 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

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.

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 in Interviewing
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Boost your confidence before your interview. We will share our best interview preparation tips and explore the similarities and differences between interviewing virtually and in person. The 30 minute session will be followed by a brief Q&A.

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. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Prepare prior to an interview and know what constitutes post interview etiquette
2) Develop strategies for communicating your skills and experiences in an interview
3) Identify resources for preparing and practicing, to help build your confidence


Online - Crash Course in LinkedIn Pt 1: Building a Professional Profile and Getting Started
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 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. The 30 minute session will be followed by a brief Q&A.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

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

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.  You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.


Online - Crash Course in LinkedIn Pt 2: Tutorial Session on Networking and Career Exploration
Thursday, October 15, 2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 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:

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

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.  You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.


Online - Crash Course in Graduate School Decisions and Applications
Monday, October 19, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Thinking about applying to graduate school this year? This course will give you a comprehensive look at what questions to take into account before applying. It’s designed to provide information and strategies about the application process in order to maximize your chances of success. We'll also cover typical application procedures and the expectations around them.

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.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Identify key considerations to use when deciding whether to attend graduate school and how to choose which schools to apply to
2) Identify typical application procedures and standard components
3) Develop strategies for organizing your applications and promoting yourself as a competitive applicant


Crash Course for CVs and Cover Letters

 

Thursday, October 29, 2020
1:00 pm - 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.

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. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.

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


ADDITIONAL ONLINE PROGRAMMING

Coffee with Career Advisors (CV/CL Theme)
Friday, October 2, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Coffee with Career Advisors (Interviewing Theme)
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Coffee with Career Advisors (Networking Theme)
Monday, October 26, 2020
10:30 am - 11:30 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.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time.  You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.


Grad Student Job Seeker's Seminar
Thursday, October 8, 2020
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.

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.  You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.

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 transferable 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


It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint: Managing Your Time and Energy While Working/Studying From Home
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Looking to stay motivated and use your time effectively while working and/or studying from home this fall? Then join us for an interactive and informative time management workshop focused on ways to survive and even thrive during a remote work/school semester.

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. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.

By attending this course, you will:

1) Gain insight into how you currently manage your time and energy
2) Discuss best practices and coping strategies for effectively working/studying from home
3) Learn practical time & attention management tips


Check out our November/December Online Job Search Bootcamp

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