Job Searching & Interviewing
Succeeding in a job interview may seem like a difficult task, but it’s a whole lot easier when you are well prepared to take on the challenge. Our goal is to empower young people to become active participants in the interview process. From job searching to interviewing, we’ll take youth through all the steps they need to take to land the job that’s right for them. By exploring important topics such as effective job searching strategies, common interview questions, the STAR method, body language and interview etiquette, as well as tips and techniques for both virtual and in-person interviews, we’ll help youth to approach their next job interviews with confidence and skill.
In the sections below we have provided additional resources to support our live event and to provide opportunities for youth to engage in personal development and career exploration.
For this topic, we will hear from three career experts that are highly experienced in helping youth navigate the job search and interview process: Jenn Gaudette, Career and Health Coach, Emma Martini, Career Development Practitioner, & Valerie Le, Career Confidence Coach. By participating in this engaging discussion, youth will learn how to begin their job search, communicate effectively with potential employers, and express themselves professionally in any type of interview.
If you are under the age of 30, we would appreciate your help in completing a brief post-webinar survey to assist us with evaluating the impact of the series for our funder, RBC Future Launch. Be assured all responses will be kept fully confidential: https://bit.ly/survey_careers
Our e-learning series is designed to allow youth to confidently map out this next phase of their life through their own customized plan. These on-demand modules provide practical step-by-step guided instructions, curated resources and worksheets. All 6 modules are now available for completion!
Our ‘Prepare for Interviews’ module includes helpful strategies for answering common interview questions as well as body language, wardrobe tips, and resources on preparing for both in-person and virtual interviews.
Our Career VLOGs provide an inside look into different careers, as each video asks professionals basic questions about how they started in their industry, what skills and education are required, and where they see the opportunities for youth interesting in getting into this line of work today. These vlogs will provide a starting point for youth to explore a career option that they may have never thought of pursuing.
Career Choices VLOGS- Research Coordinator
Career Choices VLOGS- Data Scientist
Career Choices VLOGS – Communications Assistant
Career Choices VLOGS- Entrepreneur
For those wishing to integrate the series into learning plans (whether at home or in the classroom), we have provided discussion guides and slides to help. We encourage you to watch the webinar and continue the conversation through the workshop.
While conducting research for this series, Experiences Canada reviewed a number of resources and we are pleased to recommend the following resources we believe are especially relevant for teens and young adults.