What is Career Development?
Career Development is the process of managing life, learning and work over one’s lifespan. It involves services to assist people to gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors that help them explore, choose, plan and manage their career more effectively. Career development is part of lifelong learning as peoples’ personal and vocational skills are constantly changing and expanding in response to career changes and life situations
What Is Career Planning?
Career Planning helps people of all ages to make appropriate and realistic career choices. Job seekers who are having trouble deciding what they want in a career and needing direction - whether it is deciding on a course of study, upgrading their existing skills or just finding the right job - can receive assistance at CDS with career planning.
What Does Career Planning Do?
With a qualified career counsellor, career direction includes:
· Identifying and matching job seeker goals to interests and abilities
· Looking at the range of jobs available in their area of interest
· Finding out about training or study available for their career choice
· Planning a strategy to find available work in their chosen field.
Job Search – Looking for Work? We can help
If you meet the criteria our no-cost services are available to you with a variety of skill levels, experience and education. Let our team of trained Career Development Practitioners take the strain out of your job search.
How prepared are you for planning and conducting an effective job search? At Career Development Services we can help you to be more effective and successful in your job search. Our staff will demonstrate effective techniques and strategies that will help you find the position you are looking for.
At Career Development Services we can help you uncover the hidden job market and assist you in promoting your skills to potential employers. Successful job seekers must have both good information and well developed job hunting skills. There are many techniques and strategies that can help to make your job search successful. Set up an appointment to discuss your options with a Career Practitioner today.
Resumes and Cover Letters
Career Development Services can help you develop a winning resume and cover letter that will get you results. Have you been applying for jobs with no results? Have one of our Career Practitioners go over your resume with you to ensure you are successfully marketing your skills.
Cover Letters are crucial! First impressions count. Therefore, a dynamite cover letter can be the difference in securing an interview for potential employment. At Career Development Services we can assist you in tailoring a cover letter that helps land you the interview. The cover letter plays an important role in the job search. A good cover letter can substantially improve your ability to compete for jobs and generate interviews. It helps to show employers that you are a serious, professional candidate, who is willing to go the extra mile.
In today’s world of job searching, the interview is a critical step in the process of getting a job. This is the point in your job-search where you the job-seeker can succeed in convincing prospective employers that you are indeed the ideal candidate for the position. Answering job interview questions correctly takes skill, dedication and practice.
At Career Development Services, we can assist you with conquering any interview concerns you might have. With a career practitioner guiding you, there are methods you can learn that will help you successfully interview and get the job you want.
- Learn about the different types of interviews.
- Learn about the importance of researching the company you have the interview with.
- Learn about how important it is to PRACTICE. You will be able to practice with a career practitioner in a mock interview.
- Learn about common questions and how to craft your answers.
- Learn the importance of a thank you letter and follow up after the interview.
Contact Career Development Services to schedule an appointment to discuss all of your interview questions.
Assisting the individual with challenges associated with employment and career decision making.