This curriculum holds a wealth of information and activities for researching, planning, and securing employment. Topics range from assessing the labour market and specific sectors to accessing the hidden job market. The content blends a unique combination of knowledge, expertise and compassion that exemplifies the best counselors and career practitioners.
Numerous time-proven techniques for writing resumes and cover letters have been compiled. Persuasive methods include using action verbs and branding as well as techniques for completing an application form and creating an eye-catching, "scannable" resume. Verbal and non-verbal communication skills are developed for job and informational interviews.
New technologies bring a new set of protocols for online communications and submissions. Internet strategies range from "how to survive in a resume databank" to "internet key word choices".
ASPECT recognizes the need for innovative and current resource material, especially in the face of continuous change in Canada's labour market.
Work Search Strategies Curriculum is used by:
Career development practitioners,
High school career prep teachers,
Financial aid workers and
Labour Market Information - terms, assessing your prospects
Preparation for Work Search - your values, planning your work life, goal clarification
Marketing Strategies - your brand, marketing yourself, networking, references
Verbal Communications - personal commercials, interviewing
Written Communications - networking cards, resumes, cover letters
New Technologies - Internet searching, emails, virtual interviews
The Offer and the Job - the offer, success at work, job retention
Supported Employment - strategies for persons with disabilities
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