This one-day workshop will help you teach participants how to:
- Speak about themselves using descriptive language.
- Apply the essential elements of cover letters and resumes.
- Understand the need for pre-employment testing and what to expect in their target market.
- Design a personalized portfolio.
- Develop a plan that moves them to a new job within 60 days.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Who are You?
To begin the day, participants will review their strengths and skills and how to use language to sell themselves.
Writing the Resume
This session will give participants some guidelines to help them produce a brilliant resume.
Creating a Noticeable Package
Next, participants will look at different resume formats for different purposes. They will also look at how to make branding work for them.
During this session, participants will learn how to create an attention-grabbing cover letter.
Getting into the Flow
To wrap up the morning, participants will have half an hour of writing time.
This session will show participants how to present their skills in a portfolio format.
Dealing with Awkward Points
Next, participants will learn how to address absences from the workplace, including job hopping, parental leave, being fired, and incarceration.
Getting to a New Job in 60 Days
This session will give participants a 60-day plan to get them to a new job.
During this session, participants will learn who they should ask to be a reference and how they should ask them.
To conclude the day, participants will learn about an important but often overlooked aspect of the job search: the thank you note.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.