Steps for Success: Information to Help You Find Work

WIL’s Steps for Success Program helps jobseekers develop skills that can really help with their job search. If you’re looking for work, looking for work is at least your part-time job, because there are so many things you can be doing. First, and most obvious, is looking for and applying for current openings: checking job boards, subscribing to job alerts, and looking in all the obvious places, like jobbank.gc.ca, and knighthunter.com.

WIL is Looking for Mock Interviewers

There are so many things to consider when you are actively looking for work: your social media presence, your networking skills, your resume, job alerts, getting additional training or education...

So you've leveraged your network, checked the job postings, found the hidden job market, crafted your cover letters, sent out your customized resumes, and--success!--you have an interview!

Unfortunately, a bad interview can undo much of the work you've already done. There are lots of strategies for preparing for an interview. What's the most effective?

Practice.

Where There's WIL, There's a (United) Way

A quick Google search of "united way" this month brings up dozens of news stories on the launch of the United Way campaigns across Canada and the US. From Arkansas to the Soo, and all the way over to Kamloops, local United Way charities are gearing up for what looks like to be a record year for fundraising. This year's goal for London Middlesex is $9.17 million dollars, up from last year's goal of $9.1 million.

London and Area Works Job Fair

On October 4, 2016, nearly 60 employers (at the time of this writing) will be coming together at the Western Fair District Metroland Media Agriplex for the London & Area Works Job Fair. With nearly 2,000 job openings, there's bound to be a lot of excitement and new beginnings. It's a great opportunity to meet employers, recruiters, and employment agencies (WIL Employment Connections will be there).

LMCA, WIL and King's University College Offer Help to Students

Every student could use a little help with school. We can’t help you with your homework, but we can help you pay your bills.
The London Multicultural Association is working with King’s University College and WIL Employment Connections to offer five scholarships of $250 to recent immigrants to the region. This is the second year of the scholarship program. Last year, three students were awarded the money. This year, the LMCA is able to give away five scholarships.

2015 - 2016 WIL Award

Each year, WIL is very pleased to recognize an individual, group or company that has demonstrated Winning, Innovation and Leadership as related to the clients served by our organization. WIL seeks nominations for the WIL Award from clients, staff, community partners and board members to identify and choose the recipient of this annual recognition.

2015 WIL Award

Each year, WIL is very pleased to recognize an individual, group or company that has demonstrated Winning, Innovation and Leadership as related to the clients served by our organization.  WIL seeks nominations for the WIL Award from clients, staff, community partners and board members to identify and choose the recipient of this annual recognition.

Tech Connect

On Wednesday March 4th, 2015, in partnership with WIL Employment Connections and the LMIEC Mentorship for Immigrant Employment program, TechAlliance will be providing the opportunity for internationally trained professionals in the tech sector to connect with some of London's thriving companies within the industry.

2013-14 WIL Award: Sarah Tattersall

Each year, WIL is very pleased to recognize an individual, group or company that has demonstrated Winning, Innovation and Leadership as related to the clients served by our organization. This year, our selection committee unanimously and enthusiastically selected Sarah Tattersall as the receipient of the 2014 WIL Award.

Support through Family Job Loss

Job loss causes life changes and transitions, which can mean many new challenges, but you and your family don't have to face it all alone.  Loss of income is only one of the many issues that job loss creates for all family members.