CaPS June & July 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!

Coffee with Career Advisors (Open Topic)
June 4, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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June 10, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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June 16, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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June 22, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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June 30, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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July 13, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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July 27, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Coffee with Career Advisors for Graduate Students
July 5, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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July 19, 2021
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 Networking
June 8, 2021
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.

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
June 9, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 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


Crash Course for CVs and Cover Letters
June 15, 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 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.

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 LinkedIn Pt 1: Building a Professional Profile and Getting Started
June 18, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 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:

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


Crash Course in Interviewing
June 21, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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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.

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


Crash Course on Effective Online Communication
June 28, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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This interactive workshop is designed to equip participants with effective online workplace communication skills and practical tips for collaborating with others to deliver strong work products, virtually (e.g., presentations, reports). This workshop aims to help participants learn:

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Why effective online communication matters to career success
2) What it looks like; the different catalysts
3) How to do it using the 4 modes of communication, and
4) How to recognize and overcome barriers using scenarios for discussion


Crash Course in LinkedIn Pt 2: Tutorial Session on Networking and Career Exploration
June 29, 2021
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. 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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