Online Career Development

Online Career Development

MFS

Work It Out with MFS An Online Career Training Series

From October 2018 to June 2019, Military Family Services and various community partners, will be presenting monthly online career training sessions geared towards military spouses and adult family members.
 
Whether you’re looking for work, wanting to upgrade your skills or interested in switching careers, these sessions will be of benefit to you! We are offering three series; Take Control of Your Career, The Military Spouse Job Search and Exploring Flexible Employment. Each series is divided into session we know are of particular interest to the military community.
 
Please see the list of sessions below. To register, simply click on the link associated with the session you would like to attend. If you have any questions or comments please email employment@cfmws.com

To explore the resources from our 2017-18 Work It Out With MFS season, visit here:
 

The Military Spouse Job Search

Job Search Beyond Online – Career Cycles
Date: January 15, 2019 at 13:00 EDT
Language: English (Slides offered in French)
Registration: http://bit.ly/WIOWMSess5 
This session goes beyond traditional online job boards, with helpful strategies such as accessing employee referral programs and online networking using LinkedIn. We identify job, freelance and legitimate work-from-home possibilities, explore labour market ‘clues,’ and guide participants to take ‘inspired action’ in their job search.

How to use LinkedIn to be visible, present your best self and uncover opportunities – Career Cycles
Date: February 7, 2019 at 13:00 EDT
Language: English (Slides offered in French)
Registration: http://bit.ly/WIOWMSess6  
Spruce up or start your online presence with an optimized LinkedIn profile. Learn how to present your best self, get found, explore job opportunities and connect professionally on this important social network.​

Sharpen your interview skills and get the offer – Career Cycles
Date: March 7, 2019 at 13:00 EDT
Language: English (Slides offered in French): 
Registration: http://bit.ly/WIOWMSess7  
The employer liked your application and now wants to interview you. Now what? Join this interactive workshop aligned with military spouse situations and challenges to increase the likelihood your interview investment results in an offer.
 

Exploring Flexible Employment

Session and dates to be announced at the beginning of 2019. 
 

Past Sessions:
Take Control of Your Career

Planning for the Unexpected Part 1 – Valerie Ward
Date: Thursday October 11, 2018 at 13:00 EDT 
Language: English (Slides offered in French)
How do you plan for a career move that you don’t know is coming? This webinar will provide insight into the Canadian Labour Market and key things you can do to be better prepared for your next job change – regardless of when it arrives.

This session has already occurred. Please see below for the training handouts. Planning for the Unexpected Part 2 – Valerie Ward
Date: Tuesday, October 30 at 13:00 EDT  
Language: English (Slides offered in French)
This session will pick up where Part 1 left off and dive into practical steps you can take to ensure your career plan has room for the flexibility a military family lifestyle requires. 

This session has already occurred. Please see below for the training handouts. Lessons Learned from the Field – Various Military Spouses 
Date: November 15, 2018 at 13:00 EDT
Language: English 
Hear from military spouses across Canada who have discovered tips and tricks on how to overcome employment challenges associated with the military family life. 

This session has already occurred.