CaPS November/December Online Job Search Boot Camp Event

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, November 3, 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 
Tuesday, November 10, 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
Thursday, November 12, 2020
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.

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 LinkedIn Pt 1: Building a Professional Profile and Getting Started
Monday, November 16, 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.


Crash Course in LinkedIn Pt 2: Tutorial Session on Networking and Career Exploration
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 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
Friday, November 20, 2020
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.

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


Crash Course on Job Search Action Plan
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 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!

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:

  • 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

ADDITIONAL ONLINE PROGRAMMING

Coffee with Career Advisors (CV/CL Theme - ION)
Thursday, November 5, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Coffee with Career Advisors (Academic CVs Theme)
Monday,November 9, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Coffee with Career Advisors (Open Topic)
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Coffee with Career Advisors (Job Search Theme)
Tuesday, December 2, 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
Thursday, November 19, 2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 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

 

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