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Workshop Materials

Job Search On Campus and Off Campus | September 12, 2023

Update Your Resume and Cover Letter | September 15, 2023

What I Wish I’d Known About Career Planning | January 6, 2022

The Strong Interest Inventory Assessment: Is it Worthwhile? | January 2021

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Career Kickstarter by EnPoint

Learn steps and strategies to work toward realizing your career target, complete with goals, timelines, and resources needed to achieve success. Gain an appreciation for how to leverage your networks, uncover “hidden” opportunities, and appropriately position yourself for ideal opportunities post-graduation.

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Financial Literacy with Guest Speaker: Yuri Singh and Rebeccah Slaunwhite

Geared towards students, a crash course in basic banking concepts budgeting, credit, and investing.

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Personal Branding & Rock Your Profile with Guest Speakers Yuri Singh and Rebeccah Slaunwhite

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Strategic Networking 101- Building Relationships that Matter with EnPoint

Build on your ideal career target and learn how to (a) use networking as part of your job search and (b) develop mutually beneficial relationships that are aligned with your career. We’ll review how to create a networking plan and tips and tricks to help you improve the results of your networking.

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Keep Your Resiliency While Looking for Work with Todd Hunter and Kyla Friel

Ever felt discouraged looking for work? We’ve been there, too. Learn about practical actions you can take to acknowledge the circumstances and continue your job search with renewed purpose – all while maintaining your resiliency!

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Leveraging LinkedIn with EnPoint

Discuss personal branding and learn how to structure and style your LinkedIn profile and other online profiles to stand out from other candidates (whether for promotion or that first job). Feel free to make edits in real time as we go through the workshop. We’ll examine showcasing your personality, connecting your interests to the industry/field, showing off your capabilities, demonstrating consistency, aligning your ‘pitch,’ and maximizing reach and impact.

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Prepare Your Resume and Cover Letter

A good review of resume and cover letter formats and formulas that can help you express your experiences and skills. This is a popular workshop with students!

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How to Analyze a Job Posting with Kharisse Thompson

Learn great ways to interpret job postings, from understanding employer expectations to deciding whether to apply for entry-level jobs, and predicting potential interview questions (and how you can respond).

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A to Z Student Services at MSVU, including:

–Career Services for resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile review; job search support, interview coaching, career indecision, graduate school application
–Accessibility Services for student/employer accessibility responsibilities in an interview
–Centre for Academic Advising and Student Success for help with academic program requirements and course selection
–Counselling Services for support with self identity, confidence, and self agency.
Mount Mentorship Program to connect 3rd and 4th year students and new alumni with mentors

General Resources

–NEW! Keynote from SHIFT 2024: Interview Coaching 101: How to Prepare, Perform, and Follow Up (Recording and PDF)
–Resume and Cover Letter Handbook (PDF)
Your 2024 Guide to the Most Common Interview Questions and Answers by The Muse
CanLearn Program Search
Job Trend Analysis – Explore the Market
Explore Careers Nova Scotia

Community Resources (from SHIFT 2024 Community Resource Hub)

CBDC Blue Water
Centre for Women in Business
–Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration – Graduate to Opportunity, Student Summer Skills Incentive
Halifax Partnership Connector Program
–Halifax Public Libraries – free access to LinkedIn Learning courses among tons of great resources!–ISANS (Immigrant Services Association of NS)
–Nova Scotia Works – Job Junction, Opportunity Place, TEAM Work Cooperative