CaPS September 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, September 8, 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


Crash Course in Networking
Thursday, September 10, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 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.


Online - Crash Course in LinkedIn Pt 1: Building a Professional Profile and Getting Started
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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. 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
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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:

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.


Crash Course in Interviewing
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 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


ADDITIONAL ONLINE PROGRAMMING

Coffee with Career Advisors (CV/CL Theme)
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Coffee with Career Advisors (LinkedIn Theme)
Thursday, September 17, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Coffee with Career Advisors (Interviewing Theme)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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.

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.


It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint: Managing Your Time and Energy While Working/Studying From Home
Monday, September 14, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 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


Grad Student Job Seeker's Seminar
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 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

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