What can WIL do for me?

If you know about WIL (and if you’re on this blog, then you obviously do), then you know that we offer all kinds of support and programs for job seekers. If you’re looking for employment help, then WIL is a great resource for you.

But what do we offer exactly?

I’m glad you asked! Here are just some of the services and programmes that WIL provides.

The Employment Resource Centre is on the second floor of the Skill Centre, located at 141 Dundas St. It’s run in conjunction with Youth Opportunities Unlimited and it’s open 9-5. While there, you can get resume help (as well as print it or email it; there are printers and internet access), you can get job search assistance, information and referrals to other services and programs. It’s increasingly unlikely, but you can even fax your resume, if that’s required. There’s no appointment necessary, so drop by and get your job search started.

If you need some more fundamental help, you can get Employment Counselling at WIL. We can help you explore your employment goals (i.e., what do you want to be when you grow up?), we can help you get a better understanding of the local job market, point you in the direction of training and education to help you get what you need to achieve those goals. We can also help you identify and work through any work-related issues you might have, if you’re not quite ready for employment.

If education is a barrier, we have programs available to help you get your GED, and can point you in the direction of other programs, like Second Career. There are options available.

We also help with some more basic job search skills, like effective search strategies, resumes and cover letters, completing job application forms, job interview skills (including some of the tips that have been shared on this blog and on our social media accounts; check them out), and skills for success once you land the job.

Is it time for a career change? Are you not sure that your career is a good fit for you? Are you maybe still trying to figure out what is a good fit for you? With Employment Exploration and Planning services, we can help you identify tools for understanding the labour market in the region. We can help with identifying and reaching your short- mid- and long-term goals. It’s important to have a clear and realistic goal before conducting a job search. If you don’t know where you’re going, any effort to get there will be wasted.

This is only the beginning. In another post, I’ll go over some of the programs that we and some of our partners have for immigrants to Canada. Stay tuned.

For more information about our workshops, programs, and webinars, get in touch with us, either on the contact page here, or by emailing us at careerinformation@wil.ca.