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Virtual Event: Realcare Recruitment and Information session

November 24, 2020

Realcare invites all healthcare students and alumni to a virtual recruitment and information session!

For over 25 years Realcare has been offering Homecare from the Heart, specializing in senior care from a Patient-Focused Model.

Join this session to learn more about the elder-care health sector, and the difference between working with a Regional Health Authority (RHA) and Private Healthcare Delivery organizations.

Employment and career opportunities will also be highlighted along with what sets Realcare apart from the rest of the healthcare sector.

Thursday, December 3, 2020
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
via MS Teams

To register, sign up online at https://teamsites.rrc.ca/ses

You will be emailed a meeting invite with instructions on how to join the session via MS Teams after you register.

Deadline for registration: December 2, 2020

If you have any questions, please contact Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca.

SES Employment Preparation Series: Informational Interviews Edition (plus prizes!)

November 23, 2020

This is the last week for Red River College’s Student Employment Services (SES) Employment Preparation Series!

In celebration of Career and Workforce Development Month, SES has planned a month-long series of learning opportunities, live AMAs (Ask Me Anything) and interactive sessions to help students with their career development, including the new PREP-peroni Trivia for a chance to win prizes!

Congratulations to our Week 1 & 2 winners of the PREP-peroni Trivia!

Check out what else we have in store for the rest of November:

Week 3: November 23rd – 27th
Theme: Informational Interviews

Monday, November 23rd
Informational Interview videos
LinkedIn Learning

Please watch these short videos that are part of the Finding a Job in the Hidden Job Market course available on LinkedIn Learning: Informational interviews defined (3m 10s) and Request and conduct informational interviews (4m 19s).

In these very short videos, you will learn:

  • How informational interviews work
  • Steps to request a meeting with industry professionals
  • Strategies to prepare for an informational interview

Click on this link to watch the whole course by Sarah Johnston: Finding a Job in the Hidden Job Market

Wednesday, November 25th
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Ask Me Anything: Informational Interviews

In this session, an Employment Advisor will be answering frequently asked questions when it comes to Informational Interviews. Also, we invite you to bring any and all Informational Interview questions to this 30-minute live session for feedback and resources to help you get started on this often overlooked strategy in the job search process.

Register for the session and submit your questions here: AMA: Informational Interviews

Friday, November 27th
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
PREP-peroni Trivia: Informational Interviews Edition!

Join this friendly online quiz competition to test your knowledge of Informational Interview best practices. Compete against other RRC students for a chance to win a gift card for a pepperoni pizza (or any kind of pizza)!

Space is limited to 50 people, so register early!

Sign up for this friendly competition here: PREP-peroni Trivia: Informational Interviews Edition!


Visit this post if you missed Week 1 & 2: Employment preparation series plus a chance to win prizes!

If you have any questions, please contact Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca.

TalentEgg, Career Connections & the Insurance Institute Case Competition

November 13, 2020

Enter by November 19th to Win!

TalentEgg, Career Connections and the Insurance Institute are hosting a case competition focused on ethics, risk management, and today’s game changers in the world of business (e.g. climate change, cyber security, autonomous vehicles, and the sharing economy). You do not need to have insurance knowledge or experience to participate. This is a chance for you to showcase your skills to top insurance employers while working and presenting your solution to a real-world problem!

Enter in 3 easy steps…

  1. Register by uploading your resume and a 30-second to 1-minute video introduction to your TalentEgg profile. You must include the hashtag #CASECOMP2020 in the keyword section of your profile to be found!
  2. You will then be sent the case via email and invited to submit a 2-page summary and a slide deck of your proposed solution.
  3. Your submission will be evaluated by an esteemed panel of insurance industry professionals, and the top 5 teams will be invited to share their solution in a 10-minute presentation to industry leaders during the Virtual Live Round on November 27th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm EST.

Win cash prizes and an opportunity to connect with top employers!

Read more details and register here by November 19th

Making the most out of virtual career fairs

October 27, 2020

Virtual career fairs have existed even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. But given the current restrictions as a result of the coronavirus safety measures, career fairs that were usually held in-person are now making use of different virtual platforms as an avenue for employers and job-seekers to connect.

When preparing for virtual career fairs, a lot of the tips we have for in-person career fairs highlighted in the document Career Fair Preparation Tip Sheet still apply, including:

  1. Determine your goals and identify which skills you want to market.
  2. Do your research. Find out which companies will be represented and see if they are of interest to you.
  3. Prepare your talking points, such as your tailored career story and relevant questions for each employer.
  4. Practice your approach so you are ready when it’s time to introduce yourself to an employer!
  5. Plan what you will wear. Dress professionally, as you would for a job interview.

For more information on  what to expect at virtual career fairs, check out this article by Andrew Seaman, Senior Editor for Job Search & Careers at LinkedIn News:

Setting yourself up for success at virtual job fairs


If you need help with preparing yourself for upcoming virtual career fairs, or if you have any other employment-related questions, book an appointment with an Employment Advisor by contacting RRC Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca. Employment Advisors can provide supports over the phone, email, and video conferencing.

 

November is Career and Workforce Development Month!

October 26, 2020

November is Career and Workforce Development Month in Manitoba. This month provides opportunities for job seekers to learn about the rich variety of sectors and industries in Manitoba. For more information on the career events that are being hosted throughout this month of November, click here:

Manitoba.ca > Career Development > Career Month > Events Calendar 

In addition, here are some of the events to look out for:

Manitoba Virtual Job Fair

Tuesday, November 3rd
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted by Jobs Canada Fair

The Virtual Job Fair is open to the general public and welcome candidates and organizations across the province of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Brandon, Steinbach, Thompson, Portage la Prairie, Winkler, Selkirk, Morden, Dauphin, etc.) Connect online with Manitoba’s hiring companies across the province. Real-time, interactive chat messages with Human Resource Managers. Browse jobs, apply online and explore Manitoba’s labor market.

For more information, visit: Jobs Canada Fair – Manitoba

Virtual Event: CWB National Leasing

Monday, November 9, 2020
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
via MS Teams

CWB National Leasing invites all Business Administration students to a virtual recruitment and information session!

For more information, visit: Virtual Event – CWB National Leasing

SES Employment Preparation Series

November 2020
Virtual

Red River College’s Student Employment Services (SES) has planned a month-long series of learning opportunities, live AMAs (Ask Me Anything) and interactive sessions to help students with their career development – plus a chance to win prizes! Test your employment preparation knowledge by joining the PREP-peroni Trivia for a chance to win a pepperoni pizza (or any kind of pizza)!

For more information, visit: SES Employment Preparation Series


Whether you are taking your courses online, on campus, or both – Student Employment Services (SES) is here for you! Employment Advisors can provide supports over the phone, via email or video calling if you have any employment-related questions. To book an appointment, contact us at ses@rrc.ca.

Employment preparation series plus a chance to win prizes!

October 26, 2020

November is Career and Workforce Development Month in Manitoba and Red River College’s Student Employment Services has planned a month-long series of learning opportunities, live AMAs (Ask Me Anything) and interactive sessions to help students with their career development.

Oh, and did we mention, there’s a chance to win PIZZA!

Check out what we have planned this month!

Week 1: November 9th – 13th
Theme: Job Search

Monday, November 9th
Job Search Strategies video
LinkedIn Learning

In this short video, you’ll learn:

  • how to develop your profile and brand
  • how to seek advertised and unadvertised positions
  • how to network successfully to broaden your circle
  • strategies for both the online and offline worlds
  • strategies to match your interests with your search and manage your time in order to maximize results

To watch the video, click here: Job Search Strategies

Tuesday, November 10th
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Ask Me Anything: Job Search

Bring any and all job search questions to this 30-minute live Ask Me Anything session.  An Employment Advisor will be available to provide answers, feedback and resources to make sure you’re on the right track with your job search.

Register for the session and submit your questions here: AMA: Job Search

Friday, November 13th
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
PREP-peroni Trivia: Job Search Edition!

Join this friendly online quiz competition to test your knowledge of job search preparation best practices.  Compete against other RRC students for a chance to win a gift card for a pepperoni pizza (or any kind of pizza)!

Space is limited to 50 people, so register early!

Sign up for this friendly competition here: PREP-peroni Trivia: Job Search Edition!

Week 2: November 16th – 20th
Theme: LinkedIn

Monday, November 16th
LinkedIn: Top 5 Profile To-Do’s video
LinkedIn Learning

Check out this 1.5 minute video on tips on how to make your profile great:

LinkedIn for Students: Top 5 Profile To-Do’s

For more information on how you can tap into the power of LinkedIn, watch Learning LinkedIn for Students by Oliver Schinkten on LinkedIn Learning.

In this course, you’ll learn:

  • how to build a stellar LinkedIn profile
  • tips for expanding your professional network
  • how to identify job opportunities
  • how to connect with recruiters
  • how to build a professional brand

Tuesday, November 17th
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Ask Me Anything: LinkedIn

Bring any and all LinkedIn questions to this 30-minute live Ask Me Anything session.  An Employment Advisor will be available to provide answers, feedback and resources to make sure you’re on the right track with building and using your LinkedIn profile for your career.

Register for the session and submit your questions here: AMA: LinkedIn

Friday, November 20th
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
PREP-peroni Trivia: LinkedIn Edition!

Join this friendly online quiz competition to test your knowledge of LinkedIn best practices.  Compete against other RRC students for a chance to win a gift card for a pepperoni pizza (or any kind of pizza)!

Space is limited to 50 people, so register early!

Sign up for this friendly competition here: PREP-peroni Trivia: LinkedIn Edition!

For more information on Week 3 events, check out this post here: SES Employment Preparation series: Informational Interviews!

If you have any questions, please contact Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca.

Webinar: Accelerating your professional growth

October 7, 2020

Prepped is hosting a two-part webinar with Meghan Reid M. A., C.Psych., who specializes in Counselling Psychology and is recognized for her expertise in Career and Workplace Psychology!

Part 1: Accelerating your professional growth

Thursday, October 15, 2020
11:00 am – 11:30 am

Career counselling is a process that will help you understand yourself and the world of work in order to make sound career, educational and life decisions. During Part 1 of this exclusive series we’ll discuss:

  • Networking and building relationships virtually
  • Tips on how to build confidence for your job search
  • How to succeed in your current role
  • Career goals and progression

Submit your questions in advance by clicking here 

Part 2: Ask me anything – career counselling

Thursday, October 29, 2020
11:00 am – 11:30 am

Still have questions after Part 1? We want to give you the opportunity to ask us anything – whether it’s about interviewing, mentorship or changing career goals. Submit your questions in advance and we’ll do our best to answer as many of your questions as we can during the webinar.

Submit your questions in advance by clicking here 

Register here


Prepped is a digital and personalized program that provides guidance and training to help with your job search through learning modules, short videos and simple exercises. As well, Prepped offers webinars and blog posts with career-related tips from industry and HR experts.

To  take advantage of the full Prepped Learning Library, create an account here: fullyprepped.ca

For more information, resources and assistance with your job search, contact RRC’s Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca. Employment Advisors are available to help via email, phone, video conferencing, and in-person!

Virtual Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Careers as a CPA

October 7, 2020

Are you interested in learning more about where the CPA designation can take you in your career?

Join CPA Manitoba and CPA Saskatchewan for a moderated panel discussion designed to introduce you to the wide variety of career paths that are available as a CPA.  The panel will consist of four CPAs working in a variety of roles and industries who will speak about their journey to becoming a CPA and what doors the designation has opened in their career thus far.

Date:    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time:    1:00PM – 2:00PM
Host:    This event is co-hosted by CPA Manitoba and CPA Saskatchewan. Event registration emails will originate from CPA Saskatchewan.

Click here to register today.  The “Register” link is found at the top of the page beside “Event Status”.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Kathryn Balzer at kbalzer@cpamb.ca or Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Virtual Event: CWB National Leasing

September 30, 2020

CWB National Leasing invites all Business Administration students to a virtual recruitment and information session!

Come to where the grass is greener! Kick off your career with Canada’s Equipment Financing Experts. And pssst…we’re one of Canada’s Top Employers!

Join this session to learn more about career opportunities with CWB National Leasing and find out why we’re used to hearing “I love where I work!”​

Monday, November 9, 2020
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
via MS Teams

To register, sign up online at https://teamsites.rrc.ca/ses

You will be emailed a meeting invite with instructions on how to join the session via MS Teams after you register.

Deadline for registration: November 5, 2020

If you have any questions, please contact Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca.

CWB National Leasing

Canada Comeback Challenge: Work-Integrated Learning experience for students

September 24, 2020

Canada’s Comeback needs you.

The Canada Comeback Challenge creates opportunities for post-secondary students to contribute to Canada’s COVID-19 recovery while gaining valuable work-integrated learning (WIL) experience. Through a fun, skill-building national competition in an entirely online format, student teams will tackle real-world problems facing employers in Canada’s public, private, and non-profit sectors and compete for a chance to pitch their ideas to an esteemed panel of judges.

Don’t miss your chance to get involved – Sign up before October 4!

The Canada Comeback Challenge is open to current post-secondary students, including International Students, as well as recent graduates!

For more information, visit: Canada Comeback Challenge

Please contact Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca if you have any questions.