For workshop times, event listings or to register, visit FOL (Resources > Career/Co-op/CCR) or email career@fanshawec.ca. For more information on specific worksops, please email m_genc@fanshawec.ca.

Workshops

Webinar Series

Career Services is now offering online workshops for students to stream remotely. Webinars include The Resume, Cover Letters and References, How to Ace a Virtual and Telephone Interview, Virtual Networking, Job Search and Social Media, and many others.

10 Steps to Your Next Job (1 hour)

This workshop is designed to give students a clear path to follow in their job search. In this workshop will walk you through the provided workbook where you can track your progress and take steps forward in your job search. Because the workbook gives clear instructions and explains the step-by-step actions to take to be successful in a job search – students can complete the activities in the workbook either independently, or while they are participating in the workshop.

Thrive in the First 30 Days (1 hour)

This workshop is structured to help guide you through your first 30 days on the job. The first 30 days are about absorbing, listening, and learning, carrying out tasks, testing and trying new things. This list may seem exhaustive, and every new role will be different, which means that you'll come across different challenges and opportunities. The idea here is to help guide you to think about how your role impacts everyone in the business and provide you with ways that you can demonstrate your value.

The Resumé (1 hour)

Great resumes display not only your skills and qualifications but they sell you as the ideal package. To make sure your resume is full of excitement you need to sell your qualifications relevant to the job, and demonstrate how each item on your resume will bring value to a potential employer. In this workshop, you will learn how to deliver resumes that will get you an interview.

We will walk you through such things as:

  • What must be included in your resume
  • Tailoring your resume to the position
  • How to identify the skills you should highlight
  • What to include under experience and education

Cover Letters and References (1 hour)

Do you know that a Cover Letter is almost always required when applying for a new position? Cover letters are the employer's first impression of you as a potential candidate; therefore, it is quite important to spend time on this document.  If you need assistance writing a Cover Letter please join our workshop with either a job you would like to apply to or an actual job description and we will explain how to craft a targeted letter.

We will walk you through such things as:

  • Expressing skills and characteristics that you cannot express in your resume
  • What must be included in your cover letter
  • How to make your cover letter stand out and set you apart
  • Tailoring your cover letter to a position/employer
  • Provide a venue for you to discuss your technical and transferable skills

How to Ace Virtual and Telephone Interviews (1 hour)

Has your resume caught someone's eye? Great you have an interview! Interviewing for a job can be a scary task, and with the pandemic causing a shift to virtual or phone interviews, this may seem even more stressful and difficult. The preparation you will do beforehand will be the same as what you would have done before COVID-19, you will just add a few more tasks to your checklist to adjust for the virtual delivery. This workshop covers tips on how to prepare, succeed in an interview, and what to do after the interview. If you are preparing for a job interview for part-time, full-time, a co-op, or a clinical placement this is the workshop for you! You can come with questions that you have prepared or email us ahead of time and we will bring questions related to your industry.

We will introduce you to:

  • Questions you may be asked in the interview
  • Research how much others are making in similar positions
  • Interview Stream - a powerful software to record your mock interview
  • Questions you should consider asking the interviewer
  • How/where to research for your interview

Job Search and Social Media (1 hour)

This workshop includes a rundown of the things you will need to know when looking for your first job:

  • What employers expect from you and how to succeed
  • What you should expect from your employer
  • Where the jobs are
  • What marketing materials you will need to get a job

You are a smart job searcher; you have probably researched everything there is to know about resumes, cover letters, interviews, and all of the other job-searching basics.

However, you might not be as familiar with the newest technique for searching for jobs: Social media.

Most people know how to use social media in their personal lives, but it actually has a lot of power to make (or break) your job search. Studies have shown that 92% of companies are using social media for hiring—and that three out of four hiring managers will check out a candidate’s social profiles.

How can you tap into the power of social media (and avoid the pitfalls) to make searching for jobs easier? We have gathered all the tips you need to use out there to your advantage. In addition, if you want to learn even more? Register for our workshop on landing a job using social media.

Virtual Networking (1 hour)

Networking is an essential part of the job search process. While handshakes might be off the table in a time of socially distanced virtual events, professional connections are still possible. Since remote networking is going to become routine, we will help you find ways to make successful one-on-one connections without meeting in person.

Rock your LinkedIn Profile (1 hour)

Explore how to create a LinkedIn profile that brings your personal career story to life, whether you’re just starting out, seeking to advance, or making a career change. A stellar LinkedIn profile with skills and accomplishments that represent you, what you stand for and what you are passionate about. Your LinkedIn profile is a lot more than an online résumé. If you optimize it right, it can be one of your most potent social selling tools. Because your LinkedIn profile is among the first things your prospects will see, it is incredibly important to cover all the bases and make it into your strongest asset.

Ask a Career Consultant - Live (1 hour)

Join us live to meet with a career consultant if you are seeking extra help with:

  • Navigating the FOL job board
  • Resume critique: It is helpful to have a copy of your resume with you, but not necessary. For students needing more in-depth help with job search and resume writing, we request that you make an appointment with one of our Career Services Consultants.
  • Cover letter assistance
  • Job search guidance

Personality Dimensions TM (2.5 hours)

Are you an Inquiring Green or maybe an Authentic Blue? Perhaps you are an Organized Gold or a Resourceful Orange This seminar allows students to recognize their strengths and appreciate differences while fostering increased self-knowledge.

 

 

Rising Leaders

Life After Graduation

Headshot Event (2 hours) - Currently unavailable

Our headshot events are a joint effort with the Fanshawe photography students. Professional photographers will take your headshot to better assist students with their overall job search needs. The headshot event is open to the entire Fanshawe community. To view upcoming events and registration information visit FOL - Resources - Career/Co-op/CCR.

Career Consultant on Duty - Currently unavailable

Drop in to one of our campus locations to meet with a career consultant if you are seeking extra help with:

  • Navigating the FOL job board
  • Resume critique: It is helpful to have a hard copy of your resume with you, but not necessary. For students needing more in-depth help with job search and resume writing, we request that you make an appointment with one of our career services consultants.
  • Cover letter assistance
  • Job search guidance

Please visit our events calendar on FOL for more information on location, dates, and times.

 

Campus Location Date Time
St. Thomas Campus Room 151 Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
London Downtown Campus Room 202, 130 Dundas St. Weekly - Tuesday 9 am - 4 pm
Oxford Street Campus  Room D1063 Weekly - Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1 - 4 pm
London South Campus Room 101 Weekly - Tuesday, and Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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