Student Employment Services offers a variety of employment-related workshops to assist students to develop the skills required to be competitive throughout the job search process.
We encourage you to contact us with the details of your request as soon as possible. The earlier you book, the greater the probability that we will be able to accommodate your request.
Student Success Workshops
Student Employment Services: How We Can Help
Student Employment Services is committed to ensuring Red River College Polytechnic students and alumni are provided with the employment supports they require to be able to build a career, enhance their quality of life and contribute to both economic and social prosperity. In this presentation, students will learn how Employment Advisors can support students and recent graduates seeking summer, part-time, full-time, and temporary employment.
Job Search Strategies
An effective job search is an important tool in building a successful career. It involves a series of strategic steps to assist in finding the right position. In the presentations Increasing Job Search Success and Guide to Finding Co-op and Internship Opportunities, students will learn strategies to obtain resources that can assist with their job search, including for Work-Integrated Learning opportunities.
LinkedIn: Build Your Profile
A LinkedIn profile can be a great tool to showcase one’s professional experience and achievements. Having a complete and up-to-date profile is essential if you want to be found by and impress the right people. In this presentation, students will learn how to build a LinkedIn profile that makes a positive first impression, improves search rankings and opens doors to making new connections.
LinkedIn: Grow and Engage Your Network
Once you have built your profile, you’re ready to connect with others! Growing and engaging your LinkedIn network is the most effective way to access the potential of the platform. In this presentation, students will learn how to communicate their professional brand, how to find and add connections, how to create content and participate in online conversations, and how to provide value to their network.
Cover Letters: What Employers Want
Do employers even want cover letters? Yes! Submitting a convincing cover letter to accompany a resume is an important part of the application process. In this presentation, students will learn what a professional cover letter looks like – a cover letter that an employer will actually read!
Resumes: What Employers Want
Having a professional resume can greatly improve the chances of getting the interview. In this presentation, students will obtain information on how to create an effective resume that highlights their skills, is tailored to their target industry, and gets them screened in to the interview!
Resumes: Writing Effective Skill Statements
The best resumes contain accomplishment-based skill statements that clearly indicate how the applicant meets the posting’s requirements. By taking the time to write tailored skill statements, job seekers can impress employers and stand out among the competition. In this presentation, students will learn how to deconstruct job ads, how to identify keywords and key hiring criteria, and how to use this information to craft effective skill statements.
Interview Preparation: Strategies for Success
An interview is an essential element to securing a job and preparation is key. In this presentation, students will obtain tips on the best interview practices – what to do before, during and after an interview – including how to prepare for virtual interviews.
Interview Q&A: Answers that Get You Hired!
This session will allow students the opportunity to see different interview questions, understand why employers ask them and learn how to provide responses that the employers are looking for.
This session provides students with the opportunity to practice their interview skills through either a group-based or 1-on-1 mock interview. Students will be asked a series of interview questions and be provided feedback and coaching on their personal presentation and responses.
*Please note group-based sessions are ideal for smaller class sizes.