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Job Zone d’emploi offers informative workshops on various topics that can help you prepare to find employment. The workshops have been designed to work together as a series and to complement each other – however, you can attend any available workshops, at any time.

Please note that if you reside in the county of Glengarry, contact GIAG in Alexandria to schedule a workshop; 613-525-1533 or visit their website at

If you reside in the county of Dundas or Stormont, and Winchester is closest to you, please contact Job Zone d'emploi in Winchester to schedule a workshop; 613-774-5627.

Writing an Attention Getting Resume and Cover Letter
Your resume is a picture of who you are. But it is a selective picture. The cover letter provides an opportunity for you to personalize your job application and tie your qualifications to the specific needs of the job. This workshop will provide you with guidelines, tips and important information needed to create a professional resume that gets results!
Skills Workshop
During this workshop, individual values, interests, skills, accomplishments and goals are explored. Only then can you become focussed and take the necessary steps to reach your aspirations.
Job Searching in the current Labour Market
Finding a job requires more than luck. This workshop assists you in identifying the hidden job market and provides you with strategies to find work. You also familiarize yourself with resources that will assist you in conducting an effective job search.

Interview Know-How
“Tell me about yourself”… What does an employer really mean by this statement? During this workshop, you explore the various questions that employers may ask during the interview.

Standards of Workplace Success
Congratulations ... you got the job! You were able to make a good first impression and now you need to continue doing so. This workshop is designed to give you the tools necessary to be successful in keeping your job and adopting behaviours that reflect a positive attitude about yourself and your work. You will learn what employers look for in a successful employee, tips to handle conflict at work and valuable problem-solving skills.

Labour Market Trends
Labour market information tells you about: Jobs and salaries, Industry sectors, Cities and communities,Future trends and conditions, and Statistics.These things will affect your job search.Labour market information can be overwhelming and confusing. Learning what it is and how to use it can help you find a job.
Are you receiving Ontario Disability Benefits and you want to get back into the workforce? Would you like to talk to someone who understands your challenges? Unaware of the range of ODSP employment related services and supports available? Need help choosing the right employment service provider? Need help reporting your income? If you answer yes, then sign up for the workshop and we will get things started.
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Aug 22 - Aug 22, 2017
Sign Up Now! 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Sep 12 - Sep 12, 2017
Sign Up Now! 9:00 AM - 1:00 AM, Sep 26 - Sep 26, 2017
Are you interested in working in the Hospitality Industry? Did you know that anyone who serves or handles alcohol in a licensed establishment in Ontario must be certified by Smart Serve? Job Zone d’emploi is offering Smart Serve training in a group setting. It is comprised of five modules containing video clips, interactive discussions and quizzes as well as the final Certification Test.

NOTE: $30 for materials and test payable, in cash, before the workshop.

ID is required- must be 18 years of age to serve alcohol
Second Career
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Aug 23 - Aug 23, 2017
Sign Up Now! 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Aug 30 - Aug 30, 2017
Sign Up Now! 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM, Sep 6 - Sep 6, 2017
Sign Up Now! 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Sep 13 - Sep 13, 2017
Sign Up Now! 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM, Sep 20 - Sep 20, 2017
Sign Up Now! 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Sep 27 - Sep 27, 2017
Second Career is a program funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to help laid-off Ontarians participate in training for a new career. If you were laid off after January 1st 2005 and you are currently unemployed, you may be eligible to apply. The Second Career Information session will provide information on eligibility and suitability criteria and will discuss the financial support that may be available. This session will also review how to complete the application and provide direction for next steps in the process.
Developing Answers to Tough Interview Questions
There’s no worse feeling than when you’re in an interview and the interviewer asks you a question to which you don’t know the answer. This workshop will familiarize you with some common difficult questions and provide the steps to formulate effective answers.

Marketing with a Calling Card
Networking business cards give you the opportunity to provide critical career and contact information to people you meet in social and professional situations. This workshop provides templates and examples to get you started.

Please contact us regarding the availability of this workshop.
Information Interview – Getting Inside Information
An information interview involves talking with people who are currently working in your field of interest in order to gain a better understanding of that particular occupation or industry – and to build a network of contacts in that field. This workshop provides resources and guidelines on how to prepare, schedule, question, express thanks , follow-up and keep in touch with your interviewer.

Please contact us regarding the availability of this workshop.
Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship
This workshop provides an overview of the four sectors of trades, general ideas of what is needed to qualify as an apprentice, the benefits of apprenticeship, what is the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)?

Please contact us regarding the availability of this workshop.
Internet and E-mail Orientation
Orientation to job searching on the internet includes a brief overview of terms, navigation tools, and web sites (specifically the Service Canada job bank). Orientation to e-mail includes setting up a Hotmail account, sending and receiving e-mail and attachments.

Please contact us regarding the availability of this workshop.
If you are interested in standing out from the crowd of other job seekers, then - CREATE A PORTFOLIO! A Portfolio gives employers a complete picture of who you are - and what you have the potential to become. This workshop will guide you in creating a professional portfolio.

Please contact us regarding the availability of this workshop.
Opportunities to Work from Home
It started with questions from our clients "Are these work at home opportunities for real?" We didn't know for sure so we decided to find out. What follows is the research we've done to find the legitimate opportunities to work from home in Canada.