Clients in the Job Solutions Employment Services program take part in various workshops during their job search period.
The Workshop Schedule
These are the most recent schedules for the job search workshops. Please contact Job Solutions at 416-239-8802 if you’re unable to attend your appointment, or if you’d like to register in the job search program.
Workshops at Job Solutions West
Descriptions of the Workshops
Participants discuss and identify their soft, hard and transferable skills. They also prepare to discuss them during the interview process and when marketing themselves.
This workshop involves employer expectations, understanding of terminology, legitimacy and guidelines on the completion of application forms.
The Hidden Job Market and Networking
Participants are introduced to all different methods of job search. The purpose of networking as a tool to access the hidden job market is reviewed and discussed.
How To Contact Employers
Participants are introduced to the concept of self-marketing. This involves discussion, role modeling and preparation of cold call “scripts”. Development of a brief introductory statement to be used as a base for networking and cold contacts is completed during this session. Participants are also introduced to various businesses, cultural and ethnic business directories (some in other languages) from which to develop a job leads list.
What To Expect When You Are Hired
Topics discussed: Employment Maintenance, Workplace Expectations and Employment Standards. Participants are provided with reference and resource materials.
Includes Preparation, Typical Questions and Answers, Illegal Questions, Practical Application and Mock Interviews.
Discussion, role modelling, “games” and videotapes are used as tools to present information on making a positive first impression, personal presentation and interview readiness.
Typical Questions and Answers
Tips and hints for dealing with tough interview questions, behavior description interviewing and questions to ask an employer are topics discussed during this workshop.
Illegal Questions and Practical Application
Participants are given an opportunity to take note of possible responses directly related to their past experiences and record this information. Opportunities for role-play and discussions related to illegal questions and salary negotiations are covered in this workshop.
Participants are video recorded as part of the mock interview. This practical application of interview learning objectives provides participants with the chance to role play their responses to typical and illegal interview questions in a “true to life” session with an Employment Facilitator. A private feedback session is held with the client to review the interview sessions. If required, participants may be offered additional role-play opportunities.
Interested in attending a workshop?
Our hours are:
Mon, Tue, Wed: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thu: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (extended hours)
Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
We are easily accessible by TTC – see our contact page for maps.