CaPS March Online Job Search Event

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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!  

 

Career Exploration Part 1 - Intro to Design Thinking and Your Career Themes
March 1, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 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.”


Coffee with Career Advisors (Open Topic)
March 2, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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March 4, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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March 16, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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March 24, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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March 29, 2021
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.


Crash Course in LinkedIn Pt 1: Building a Professional Profile and Getting Started
March 3, 2021
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.

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


Career Exploration Part 2 - Discover how to use LinkedIn to Research Industries and Roles
March 5, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 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 how to make LinkedIn work for you in your search for an exciting and meaningful career. This 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.


Grad Student Job Seekers' Seminar
March 8, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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March 23, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 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


Crash Course for CVs and Cover Letters
March 9, 2021
1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
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March 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.

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 II: Professional Communication in Networking
March 10, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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 in Interviewing
March 11, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 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.

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


Coffee with Career Advisors (Summer Job Topic)
March 12, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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March 19, 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.


International Students: Finding Jobs in Canada
March 25, 2021
2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
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As an international student, the job search process can feel particularly daunting. There are work permits to consider, and it can be more challenging to communicate your skills and experience to an employer. This workshop will help you to identify the kind of work you would like to do, and understand how to seek out those work opportunities. We'll also discuss conventions around CVs, cover letters, and interviews in Canada, so that you can make the best possible impression with employers.

This workshop is tailored for international students and recent immigrants to Canada. By attending this workshop, students will be able to:
1) Learn about CaPS resources to help you succeed in your job search
2) Develop strategies for conveying skills and achievements to an employer
3) Identify the primary job search steps involved in obtaining a part-time, summer or post-graduation job in Canada.


Job Search Action Plan Workshop
March 30, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 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:

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


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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