CaPS July Online Job Search Boot Camp

Event

Online Virtual 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, July 7, 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. Please note that this session may be recorded.

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

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
1:00 pm- 2:00 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.

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 this session may be recorded.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Learn tips and tricks to build a key-rich 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 the COVID-19 lock downs


Crash Course in Networking

Thursday, July 16, 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. Please note that this session may be recorded.

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 Interviewing

Wednesday, July 22, 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. Please note that this session may be recorded.

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 in Getting Comfortable Negotiating Job Offers

Thursday, July 23, 2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Empower the final stages of your job search by learning more about the negotiation process. We will discuss the importance of evaluating job offers, the benefits of negotiating and strategies to best prepare for these conversations. 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. Please note that this session may be recorded.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Assess a job offer and identify important aspects to consider
2) Define negotiation, and understand factors influencing negotiations
3) Understand the benefits of negotiating and develop strategies to prepare for the process


ADDITIONAL ONLINE PROGRAMMING

Job Search Action Plan
Monday, July 6, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Ready to start your 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. Please note that this session may be recorded.


Coffee with Career Advisors

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Thursday, July 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 discussion group start time.


Grad Student Job Seeker's Seminar

Thursday, July 9, 2020
11:00 am- 12:00 pm
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Thursday, July 30, 2020
11:00 am- 12:00 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. Please note that this session may be recorded.

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


Resilience and Job Search Discussion Group: The power of perseverance and community in a changing labour market

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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A discussion group to help us cope with the uncertainty of employment opportunities and hiring practices in a time that requires an unprecedented degree of adaptability, creativity and courage. The goal is for students to feel empowered through peer sharing about concrete ways to deal with the changing labour market during these uncertain times.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the discussion group start time.


Professional Communication

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
10:30 am - 11:30 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.

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 this session may be recorded.


 

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