Re-visioned Career Connections

Career Connections Outline 2022

Week

Topic

Content

Outcomes

Resources/to develop?

1

Induction

  • Intros

  • iTeachnology intro

  • Program goals

  • Get to know each other

  • Understand iTeachnology

  • Have goals set for the program

  • Create goal setting document (SMART?)

  • Jamboard

2

Transferrable Skills

Guest speaker?



3

Soft skills

Personality test?

  • Recognize their own transferable skills

  • Have concrete examples of them

  • Need to find online!

4

Looking for work: internet

  • Basics of internet searches

  • Job searches, platforms

  • Understand how to navigate the internet safely and effectively

  • Understand how to do a job search

  • Understand different websites/platforms for searching

  • Look at current resources

  • Specific websites

5

Social Media/ Networking 

  • Platforms

  • How to

  • References

  • Guest speaker?

  • Understand the different social media sites for different networking and job search needs

  • Set up a LinkedIn profile

  • Understand how to look for work and leverage networks in your job search

  • Understand reference etiquette

  • Look at current resources

6

  • Presentation skills

  • Elevator pitch/brand

  • Learn the basics of presentation skills, in the context of job searching and networking

  • Learn what an elevator pitch is and write one

  • Practice elevator pitch

  • iMentor presentation?

7

Cover letters and online application forms

  • Cover letters

  • Learn what needs to be in a cover letter

  • Write a cover letter

Cover letter template

8

  • Cover letters reviewed

  • Online application forms - review and examples 

  • Get feedback on cover letter, make changes

  • Understand the different kinds of application forms and questions, and have strategies to answer them

  • Develop Google Form as practice?

9

Resumes

  • Resume writing techniques

  • Write resume 

  • Review goals

  • Understand what needs to be in a resume

  • Understand about proper formatting, content, stylistic choices

  • Complete draft of resume

  • Resume template

  • Bad resume example?

  • Goal setting sheet

  • LinkedIn resume builder

10

  • Review resume, make changes


11

Interviews

Guest Accenture



12

Teach

  • Interviews changing:

    • Pre-screening, videos beforehand

    • Group interviews

  • Revisit presentation skills

  • Understand how interviews have changed, and about new types of interviews as well as pre-screening questions

  • Think up answers to some general questions 

STAR technique worksheet

13

Practice

  • By the end of the session, learners will have practiced with each other and will feel more confident 


14

Starting a new job

  • Workplace culture

  • What to expect

  • Communication skills

  • Teamwork

  • Understand what it can be like to start a new job

  • Dos and don’ts of new job

  • Understand about workplace culture (with bit specifically on Canadian workplace culture for newcomers)

Different resources for each group - newcomers, young people, indigenous etc

15

Entrepreneurship

Guest - Invest ottawa

Reham/iNSPIRE



16

Wrap up & graduation

Any last questions

Review goals

Complete any outstanding work

Graduation

n/a