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You are invited to Job Search Zombies: Motivating the unmotivated jobseeker, October 24/17
Members of the Employment Assistance Resource Network (EARN), the Youth Employment Network (YEN), and front line staff in employment services are invited to attend Job Search Zombies on October 24/17 at the Nicholas Mancini Centre in Hamilton from 8 am to 1 pm.
YEN is celebrating its 20th anniversary and there will be a celebration with light refreshments, cake and networking after the workshop, from noon to 1 pm.
The workshop facilitator, Dan Walmsely, is from KEYS Job Centre in Kingston.
The workshop covers these questions using experiential and play based learning activities:
1. What is motivation? 2. Why is motivation essential? 3. What leads to Job-Search Zombie infection? 4. How do I cure a Job-Search Zombie? 5. How do I prevent future Job-Search Zombie outbreaks?
Cost is $30 per person which includes a hot breakfast.
It's human skills - not technical skills - that we need the most in today's work force
The skills that Canadians require to have successful careers are rapidly changing, and Canadian workers will need to adapt to stay ahead of the curve.
Increasingly, attributes such as critical thinking, communication and emotional intelligence, all of which are often described as soft skills, are critical for career success.
Consequently, Canadians need to focus on developing not just technical skills (coding, engineering, data science, and others), but also essential soft - or what I will refer to later as human - skills.