TCET Newsletter

November 2015

Commissioner of Oaths Services

Commissioner of oaths services are available by appointment at all locations to take affidavits, declarations, oaths, attest/certify true copies of original documents.

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Scheduled Events 

Brampton City South: CO-OP Programs for Adults on Tuesday, November 17 at 2:00pm 

Brampton East: Financial Aid for Post Secondary Education on Thursday, November 12 at 1:00pm   
Malton: Career Exploration on Monday, November 16 at 10:00am 
Oakville: Your first Canadian Resume on Tuesday, November 24 at 10:00am 
Mississauga: Employment Insurance & WSIB on Thursday, November 19 at 10:00am 

Parliament: Employment Opportunities System City of Toronto on Monday, November 16 at 10:30am  

Employment Services Workshop Calendar:

Newcomer Services Information Session Calendar:

Resumes that impress - the art of getting noticed!   
                  By Christina Shehata 
In today's labour market, your résumé needs to be better than ever in order to secure an interview.  When recruiting, an employer's primary focus is identifying resumes that closely match the desired skills and qualifications outlined in their job advertisement.  In order to promote
you as the best candidate, you need only follow these 5 simple tips to ensure that your resume answers one very important question ... "What can you do for the employer?" 
1. There is such a thing as TMI (Too much information)!  A résumé is a brief document, typically 1-2 pages in length that matches your skills and qualifications to the job.

2.    Focus on quality, not quantity!  A thoughtfully targeted résumé results in more interview invitations than sending the same resume out for numerous job postings.  The more interview invitations you receive, the more likely it is that you will secure a job offer.  Be sure to take your time and thoroughly review the desired skills and qualifications of each posting and carefully alter your resume to highlight your related experience and/or training.   

3. Keep your Objective employer focused.  If you choose to include an objective in your resume, it should be concise and entirely relevant to the position and company you are applying to.  Employers want to know how your career goals align with the organizational culture and the position at hand.  Grab them at the "get-go" with a concise yet gripping objective that sparks enough interest to read on!

4.  Put your best foot forward with a powerful summary that highlights your strongest qualifications.  The "Summary" or "Highlight" section of your resume should include approximately 5-7 strongly worded qualifications that closely match the job requirements.  Employers typically list their desires in order of priority in the job posting, so focus on how you emulate their top 5-10 qualifications.  

5. The best predictor of future success is past accomplishments.  Review each posting thoroughly and ask yourself; "Have I done this before? If yes, where?"  Don't assume that an employer knows all of the fabulous work that you have done throughout your work history - tell them!  Make sure your work experience section highlights duties that you have performed successfully in previous jobs that match the responsibilities of the opportunity that you are currently applying to.

Interested in learning more?  Get help from the experts at The Centre for Education & Training at NO COST.  Take your job search to the next level by:
  • Working one-on-one with a Career Specialists to assist you with developing a marketable résumé, preparing for interviews and forging career paths
  • Participating in job development for assistance in matching your skills and qualifications to local employers
  • Attending Job Search workshops designed for you on a variety of topics (e.g. How to Call Employers, Social Media, and the Labour Market etc.)
  • Using our resource centres for Job Boards, computer access, high speed internet, photocopier, fax and phones
  • And MUCH more!
 Visit to find the Centre for Education & Training near you. 
The Importance of Networking 

"Sometimes it's individuals outside your immediate network that end up offering the advice you need to propel your career forward" (Tom Farley) 

Networking can be an excellent tool to use, it helps your chances of employment, increases your contacts and can help improve your business as well. Networking is about making meaningful connections. Here are some tips to help you with your networking skills. 

1. Elevator pitches still matter: There will always be a reason to sell what you do in a very short window of time. It will always play in your favour if you maintain the ability to do that in a way that manages to cover who you are, what you do, and why it's relevant. Try to come off as causal, efficient, and not forced or pushy. Easy right? We know it's not, which is why you should practice ahead of time. In a mirror. Repeatedly. And, like a resume, elevator pitches need periodic updating.  

2. Forget you're "working": Whether you've just been introduced to someone at an industry event specifically for networking or you struck up a conversation while in line for coffee, once you're engaged with someone in a professional conversation, allow yourself to become lost in the interaction. Thinking about how this new relationship might develop and become important to you and your business can distract you from the current moment. It's great to be strategic about meeting people, but once the interaction has been initiated, just talk and listen. You know your business and your industry well enough to let the conversation happen organically. You're almost assured to have a better time -- and make a better, lasting impression - if you do.  

3. Set Goals: Don't focus solely on your big picture goals. It's important to set smaller, attainable goals that measure the success of each piece of your business, all of which feed the larger overall goals. To help with setting goals, click on the link below for your free template that can be used to help you organize yourself when networking. FREE Networking Template

Women Mentoring Women
E-mentoring for Immigrant Women Program 

Brampton Multicultural Centre has developed a new mentoring program for women who are having trouble finding work in their field. If you are an immigrant women who is ready to connect with skilled, experienced professionals then this program is for you.  

For more information and eligibility requirements contact: Shirin at 905-790-8482 ext: 319
Smartsaver RESP and CLB 

Your child's education is important to you but you may not know how you'll be able to afford it. Start your child's education savings with free money from the Government of Canada. Apply for the Canada Learning Bond (CLB). If your child was born January 1, 2004 or after, and you qualify for the National Child Benefit Supplement, you could get your child up to $2,000. 

The Canada Learning Bond is a contribution that's paid right into an eligible child's Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), even if you don't contribute any money yourself. 

SmartSAVER makes it easier for you to learn about RESPs and to get the Canada Learning Bond. SmartSAVER have teamed up with RESP providers across Canada that will help you get an RESP start with $0: no enrolment fee, no annual fee and no contribution required. 

For more information visit: SMARTSAVER
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