Applying for any job can be discouraging. We recommend a different approach – creating a list of companies you want to work for! You will be introduced to the free resources that will help you generate a target company list and get the job you want. In this workshop you will:
- Discover the positive benefits of making a target list of companies to apply to
- Learn about the available resources to generate a target company list
- Create momentum and enthusiasm for the job search by continuing to add companies to the list
What Clients Are Saying
When I was laid off from my job in December, I found myself out of work for the first time in nearly twenty years. I was feeling anxious and lost because I wasn’t sure what to do next. Job search procedures had changed so much in that time. Then I contacted the Osborne Village Resource Centre. I attended the Targeted Job Search workshop, learned how to write a better resume and cover letter and learned how to prepare for an interview. With the skills and knowledge I gained here, I also gained more confidence. That got me an interview with Amenity Health Care, and on April 22 I was hired! I would like to thank everybody at the Osborne Village Resource Centre for all their help, especially Kristina and Betty. I’ll come back if I need your services again, but I hope I won’t have to!
My first experience was with Jude. She helped with some tips and direction on how to write a targeted resume. It was suggested to me by Jude, I should attend a workshop on Targeted Job Searches.
I was glad I did, I got some wonderful tips and tricks on job searches and where the hidden job market is. I was given information on Informational Interviews, I wanted to learn more. I set up a one-one with Kristina.
How effective was the facilitator in presenting the material and relating to you as a participant?
Jude is awesome!
Jude did awesome job.
Very effective, lots of information to share.
Was really effective it gave me new ideas and hope!
Very good with regard to group participation.
The instructor was very effective and make her point clearly and with good atmosphere and humor.
Very positive and patient, made sure everyone was on the same page.
She is excited about conveying the information.
Encourage and enthusiastic.
Energetic, positive, supportive, understanding.
Encouraging and very helpful.
Is very professional, friendly, and she helped me when I couldn’t find some information.
Jude was joyful and encouraging.
Thorough, experienced, accommodating.
What word would you use to describe the workshop?
Informative and helpful. Educational. Excellent. It was very informational. Positive. Fantastic. Superior. Very helpful. Amazing. Informative. Motivating.
Very helpful in providing best practises and places to look for employment opportunities.
Gave positive values in job searching, companies, job opportunities.
What activity(ies) or information did you find most helpful?
Being able to search companies on the computer.
The booklet of places to go to for research, purposes, and the facilitator going around the room to assist and check in on how everyone is doing, and the board work as a group.
Sharing different venues.
Put into practice what we learn today (google the companies, etc).
How to search for companies.
Places to look on the internet.
Know what websites to use and the importance of making a list.
I hoped to get information of how and where to look and my expectation fulfilled and beyond the computer search.
Learning to target searches in google knowing where and how to find information on a company has saved me hours of meaningless searching.
How has your understanding of the topic increased after participating in the workshop?
It increased the range of possibilities by a lot.
Expanded exponentially; excellent web and print resource suggestions to access; especially liked the 14 sectors in MB.
More websites to look at.
Found many websites to find companies that I am interested in.
I got clear understanding where I can find the companies I might be interested in.
Increased with many resources to look at.
One aspect of knowledge is the ability to use the search engines to more deeply research some of the companies and to focus specifically on certain categories.
100% Had no idea how less overwhelming it is than to scroll thru job sights.
I am surprised how much information we do have.
I’ve learned about using some different search methods to uncover more info about companies I’d be interested in working for.
I have learned to search the jobs not only from Indeed or other website but also from newspaper, magazine or other resource.
Sector searches are invaluable!
Many good website searching chances100% increased.
My understanding has increased significantly.
Yes, the most interesting was to find new sources for job search and companies.
I know how much more resources to find companies and places that fit my needs.
Greatly increased and was very helpful.
Very much more aware of different ways to research to find the information available at our fingertips on companies.
I’ve learned of many other resources for searching for work.
Great improvement. Really opened my eyes.
The instructor opened my eyes to new search engines for job searching.
I Yes. Lots of great resources.
Now I have many places to look I wasn’t aware of.
It increase a lot as my knowledge of where to look for what I want.
Many more resources available to find more opportunities.
100% as it turns out I knew almost nothing.
Yes lots more creative, outside of the box thinking.
How will the take home booklet(s) be helpful in reviewing and implementing the concepts covered in the workshop?
It helps to be in pace with the instructor.
I will refer to the info often to garner places to research.
Has the list of websites that are useful in preparing target companies list.
All the sites to search the companies.
Very helpful contains all the information I need to use in my job search.
Very useful information and list of on-line and off-line places to search.
More sources, more focus, saving time.
The many URLs are invaluable!
Keep myself better organized.
Yes, the booklets are going to be very helpful.
I have a tangible list and notes of where to find more company/organizations ideas.
I’ll do in-depth research on each listed company, and find more companies using the same resources.
A lot, great information.
Great Resource won’t forget!
Great reference to keep on track.
Why would you recommend this workshop to someone else? If not, why not? Please be specific.
Helps to provide focus so that searching does not seem so random.
It helps to discover new ideas and companies.
This workshop gives hope filled direction to focus the overwhelming task of doing a job search.
To help them get there life back track.
So that they know it exists! Also, it’s an organized and good way to think of what you’d like to do or where you’d like to work, rather than just applying for random jobs you’re not interested in.
I recommend this workshop because is very helpful and there is a lot of information that we don’t know.
I would recommend it because it is helpful for people looking for a job, especially for people that do not know much about the field where they want to work.
I’d recommend this workshop to anyone seeking a job because they’d have the opportunity to learn. new ways to create a Target Company List as well as understanding the value of having a TCL.
Yes, everyone ever should take this workshop. So inspiring!
I would recommend this workshop to my friends who really need these skills.
Because it’s very helpful in finding different websites to search for jobs in your field.
Yes, I would recommend this workshop strongly.
I would recommend this workshop because it directs participants to great resources and emphasizes being proactive by creating lists.
Yes. Because many immigrants not familiar with the job searching ways and they only have to work in Chinese small business.
Definitely, it was fast, thorough and pointed.
Yes, I would recommend all OVRC workshops to anyone seeking employment or furthering their career.
Found it very helpful and beneficial.
Yes! Because it helps you to expand your mind and resources about job searching.
Very well organized and good pacing (time wise).
I would recommend it as a way to open your eyes to learn more and empower yourself.
Yes because it increases your chances for successful job searching.
It opens your eyes to out of the Box job search techniques. Excellent content.
Yes! Great workshop overall! /I would strongly recommend to someone very helpful gives hope Thank you!
Yes I would! Gives you hope, knowledge, it’s very interesting.