*NEW* Professional Development Training Seminars

The London Employment Help Centre is excited to offer new Professional Development Training Seminars.

Sessions run half days & full days, weekly and monthly and are FREE to attend.

The new offerings have been developed to help enhance your job search skills and employability, increasing your confidence and career success!

Sessions offered:

  • Personal Branding and Assessments
  • Assessment Interpretation
  • Building a Better Resume
  • Cover Letters
  • Employer Expectations
  • Labour Market Research
  • Informational Interviews
  • Networking
  • Social Media for your job search
  • Mock Interviews
  • Mastering Interviews

Information Sessions offered:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Second Career
  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

Check here for more information about these offerings and how to register.

 

 

 

 

 

Please share your support to local families this Giving Season

The London Employment Help Centre will be supporting local families again this year through the Giving Season, beginning on Giving Tuesday, November 27th.

LEHC offers no cost services to provide people with opportunities for personal achievement through maximum employment, as well as advocacy and paralegal support for those who need assistance in applying for social benefits. (ODSP, EI, OW, CPP-D)

Caring, professional staff take the time and initiative to ensure that those requiring additional services have received adequate support and direction through an underlying focus on the personal well-being of each individual who comes through our door.

In order to provide this level of individual support, we need your help to rebuild our Basic Needs Fund.

LEHC fundraises annually to help support clients and their families during times of crisis for food, baby supplies, clothing, transportation vouchers, medications and emergency health and
dental care.

Share your support here.


Thank you.

Showing our Local Love at UW StairClimb

The London Employment Help Centre is pleased to support the United Way Elgin Middlesex StairClimb event as part of our internal #Local love Campaign.

Featured here, the LEHC Steppin’ Wolves team getting ready to prowl!
We are grateful to United Way Elgin Middlesex for funding our Advocacy department to help ensure that no cost support is available for anyone in need of assistance in applying for social benefits. (EI, OW, ODSP, CPP-D)
If you or someone you know is in need of this support, please contact us.

 

THANK YOU for your support to local families!

THANK YOU for your generous support!

LEHC fundraises annually to directly support clients and their families during times of crisis for food, baby supplies, clothing, transportation vouchers, medications and emergency health and dental care. Last year more than 350 families were assisted and the need continues.


Thank you to everyone who joined in our 35th Anniversary Celebration – 80s MUCH Video Dance Party, hosted by Matt Loop & JACK 102.3 and shared your support!

 

The Celebration continues in recognition of 35 years for community support.

The London Employment Help Centre (LEHC) would like to share a sincere thank you to everyone who joined us for our 35th Anniversary Annual General Meeting and Celebration on June 25th, 2018 at the Goodwill.

We would like to thank the following for the greetings and remarks forwarded and shared at the event:
• MP Peter Fragiskastos
• MPP Peggy Sattler
• Councillor Tanya Park

Thank you to MPP Terence Kernaghan for joining us and bringing special greetings for our 35th Anniversary Celebration.

We were absolutely thrilled to have Bryan Knott and Heather Walton join us and share their personal stories of support in working with LEHC.

Thank you to Dr. Jeff Preston for joining us as our keynote speaker and providing such inspirational words and thoughts through your “Normal Dreams” presentation.

Finally, thank you to all of our funders, community partners, board, volunteers and staff, who have helped LEHC to provide such caring services and support for the last 35 years.
We hope that you will help us continue this Celebration and plan to join us for our 35th Anniversary Celebration – 80s Retro Dinner and Dance Party taking place on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at the Western Fair District.

All of the proceeds from this event will be directed to support clients and their families during times of crisis for food, baby supplies, clothing, transportation vouchers, medications and emergency health and dental care.

Please save the date!
Thank you for your continued support!

Nancy McQuillan
CEO
London Employment Help Centre

Join us for our 35th Anniversary Annual General Meeting

Please join us on June 25, 2018,  4 – 6pm, for our 35th Anniversary Annual General Meeting.

We are thrilled to announce that Jeff Preston, Professor Disability Studies, King’s University College will be joining us as our keynote speaker.

The meeting will also include the opportunity to hear from those with lived experience working directly with the London Employment Help Centre for both employment services support and social benefits advocacy support.

We look forward to recognizing 35 years of community support services.

Please RSVP by June 18th to Sara Mesa at smesa@lehc.ca

We look forward to seeing you then!

 

Job Seeking is not a Full Time Job

Job Seeking Is Not A Full Time Job

Chris Kulbaba – Job Counsellor

There is an old saying that job seeking is a full time job, although the reality of the situation is that it is not a full time job but you are in essence an entrepreneur. You have your own business, and that business is quite unique – that business is you. There is not a boss to tell you when to start work – you decide that. You determine the worth of the product – your experience, your knowledge, your skills, and your abilities are all for sale right now and you are looking for someone to purchase them. For the moment, let’s call that someone who is going to purchase your product the “next employer”.

If you start thinking in terms that you’re an actual business and not a job seeker you’ll have a very different viewpoint on what you’re doing in this process. Start looking at costs of time, costs of energy, returns you are getting from your activities and be ruthless. No results – stop spending time doing those things and start looking for ways to either delegate or trade information and knowledge. Many successful businesses do not do everything on their own, rather they work in partnership so that each gets to achieve their own individual goals while helping the other partner achieve theirs.

Start looking up plans and strategies on how entrepreneurs manage their business rather than looking for information on how job seekers can manage their process. If you want different results than your competition (other job seekers) then the only thing to do is something they are not. The secret is to start figuring out how to ask questions to uncover the potential pain that the next employer might have that you’re going to help solve, and what they might need in the future that you can do as well.

For example, people buy a tool to achieve their intended results. People do not buy a ¼ inch drill bit but they buy a tool that makes a hole that is ¼ inch big. However instead of a static quarter inch drill that can only do that one thing, they might be interested in buying a step drill bit (usually they are like an upside down pyramid and will do bigger holes the longer it is used…very versatile!) which will do holes of several different sizes so that they do not have to change the bit that often; they save on costs, they save on time, they are more productive and still solve the immediate problem but can solve future problems as well. This is the process you want to take on, to think of different ways to increase the return on the investment of the employer (our buyer) and for you to highlight all the things you can do in the future as well as solve their problems right now.