Blog Post October 2016

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.

Top Five Debriefing Notes Following an Interview

After years of experience, interviewing potential employees for all levels of employment, I have noticed a few things that if I had the opportunity to debrief each candidate I would draw to his or her attention.

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.