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Employment Workshop Series

Employment Workshops 

Gain a competitive edge by attending an employment workshop! We offer a series of free workshops for SAIT students and alumni to assist you with your search for employment. To attend these workshops, you must be a current SAIT student or a SAIT alumni.

Resumé and Cover Letter Writing

Learn to get an employer's attention and obtain an interview with your self-marketing documents such as your resumé, cover letter, and reference list. Learn about industry-specific keywords, where to include them, and the importance of customization.

Professionalism

It takes much more than just a polished resumé to land a job. Before you enter the professional workplace, you need to show the employer that you belong there. Do you have a professional attitude? Do you know what it means to "dress for success"? Learn the skills that will not only help you get the job, but help you keep it too.

Interview Strategies 

Discover how to effectively research your new employer and prepare for interviews in this workshop. Use an interview planning sheet and learn the S-T-A-R approach to behavioural-based questions. Discover strong questions to ask the employer and how to answer "What are your weaknesses?" or "How much money do you expect?"

Crafting Your Elevator Speech

What if you had 30 seconds to introduce yourself to a potential employer? In this workshop, you'll learn how to develop an "elevator speech" that tells people who you are, what you do, and what makes you stand out from the rest of the crowd. Think of it as a sales pitch - only the product is you!

Networking Strategies

Learn about the hidden job market and how to find the 70-80% of jobs that are never posted! Sometimes it's WHO you know, not WHAT you know. Learn methods to establish your network, such as cold calling and networking events.

Developing Your LinkedIn Profile

Did you know that 98% of companies now use LinkedIn for recruiting? Find out how you can create a profile that will make a great first impression and showcase your professional brand, so potential employers and future colleagues will want to connect with you.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Job Search

Are you using LinkedIn to maximize your job search? LinkedIn is a great tool for connecting with recruiters, potential employers, as well as other people within your industry. Learn how to hone your online networking skills, research and follow the companies you are interested in, and find meaningful job leads.

Career Fair Preparation 

SAIT's next career fair will be held on Nov 21 2017. Are you prepared?

Learn what to take with you, how to obtain a list of the companies attending the fair, and important questions to ask. These companies will speak to hundreds of students that day, so learn how to stand out!