Workshops

Looking for some education on ways to better your job search experience? Look no further. At London Employment Help Centre, we offer a wide array of group workshops that will better equip you for your job search. Workshops often run weekly or monthly, and are free to attend. Simply contact the office to book yourself to the date of your choice. Please note that we do ask that you book ahead in order to properly facilitate the program. Please call 519-439-0501 or email your contact info to info@lehc.ca to register today.

We offer the following workshops:

Career Exploration

Selecting a new career can sometimes be a daunting task. Who can possibly decide what field to enter when there are so many to choose from? The Career Exploration workshop aims to assist in this process.

Facilitated by a Counsellor, Career Exploration will take participants through a multi-day course aimed at assessing ones strengths, interests and passions and using them to narrow down potential fields of employment. Participants can expect personality reviews, skills assessments and other content to help narrow down their focus to a specific field. Great for those that are considering a return to school.

Course runs monthly – Duration 3 days (9:30 – 3:00).

Marketing

Facilitators of the Marketing workshop assist participants in beginning to grow and develop their current network of career-related contacts. Participants seeking to find appropriate employment need to continuously develop and maintain their personal network. Good network connections are critical for accessing the “Hidden Job Market”.  Many consider this the workshop that details “how to let people know you are looking for work.”

Course runs bi-weekly – Duration 1 day (9:30 – 3:00).

 

 

Interview

This workshop is designed to assist the client in an interview setting. By working with participants, the program facilitator will put together a strategy for recognizing and overcoming weaknesses in presentation, as well as capitalizing on the presentation of ones strengths.

This course will include:

    • Discussion of successful interviewing strategies, including proper preparation and behavior.
    • How to answer behavioral interview questions.
    • How to answer situational interview questions.

Course runs bi-weekly – Duration 1 day (9:30 – 3:00).

 

Mock Interview

This workshop serves as a continuation of the Interview workshop, and aims at furthering the focus on the individual. In Mock Interview, participants will run through a role-play interview aimed to be similar to one that would take place in the field of their choice. This interview can be recorded for review after, in order for the participants to review factors such as body language.

Course runs upon request. Contact us to make arrangements. No minimum number required.

 

Resume Workshop

This workshop focuses on helping participants draft a proper resume and cover letter for a position. Focus areas will include identifying a preferred format for the participant’s resume, learning how to set up a resume design to best capture the participant’s skills and experience, and showcasing all skills and knowledge that can be brought to bear for a potential employer.

The workshop will also teach you about what to include in a cover letter, as well as how to format it to look professional.

Course runs bi-weekly – Duration 2 days (9:30 – 3:00).

 

Social Media Workshop

We live in a digital age, and as such, it is only natural that the job search transitions into the digital world as well. In our Social Media workshop, participants will learn step-by-step how to make this happen.

The course is broken up into two halves; the morning consists of an introduction to social media, with focus given to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

The afternoon is aimed at more advanced techniques and building a LinkedIn profile to search jobs, network, and connect with other professionals in a field.

Course runs bi-weekly – Duration 1 day – two half-day sessions. Beginner runs from 9:30 – 12:00 and advanced runs from 1:00 – 3:00. Participants can take part in beginner, advanced or both components of the workshop.

 

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship is about to get real. Register today for the Apprenticeship Information Session at the London Employment Help Centre. We take you beyond the Power Point slides and put your search for an apprenticeship in to context. We are here to guide, support and advocate on behalf of aspiring apprentices in Ontario. The facilitator will cover everything from the very basics of apprenticeship to brand new government funding initiatives to address labour shortages in the trades in Ontario. Leave with an abundance of information and resources, along with contact information to ensure you understand the apprenticeship process in Ontario.

Workshop runs monthly, on the Third Tuesday of each Month – Duration 2 ½ hours (9:30 am – 12:00 pm)

Second Career Information Session

Interested in a return to school? Not sure if you qualify for the Second Career program? Come join us for an informative workshop where we cover the details needed to know to assess your ability to qualify, and get a peek at what the application process entails.

Program runs 3 times a month on Tuesdays – Course Duration 2 ½ hours (9:30 am – 12:00 pm)