Essential Skills for Job Seekers Webinars

Everywhere you look, youth are bursting with passion, tenacity and talent. They are engaged – driven to create a more sustainable world. And yet, many struggle to find a job. Canada’s youth unemployment rate is double that of the general population. They need to be better-equipped with essential skills to take advantage of the many opportunities in the green sector.

Join PLT Canada, in collaboration with ECO Canada, for our Essential Skills for Job Seeker Webinar Series. Learn how to efficiently search for green jobs, manage your social media presence, create opportunities through networking, and more. By participating in all four webinars, you will also receive a joint PLT Canada and ECO Canada Essential Skills Certificate. Best yet, there is no cost, it’s free!

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Webinar 1 – June 25th, 2020, 3 p.m. -4  p.m. EST

Write Your Way to the Top: How to Write an Interview-Worthy Cover Letter and Resume for a Green Job

Is your resume falling flat? Are you looking for ways to showcase your skills and get noticed? Did you know that 75% of resumes do not even make it past resume-reading robots? If you have funky fonts, graphics, and tables, it might be time for an overhaul. Join this webinar if you are ready to combat robots and have a solid resume and cover letter worthy for human eyes!

In this webinar, you will learn:

o Tailoring your cover letter and resume to meet your job search goals

o Navigating Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Webinar 2 – July 30, 2020, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST

Set Yourself Up for Success: How to Maximize Your Green Job Search

Spending hours looking for a green job with no success? Job searching takes time and effort, but if you are not getting any results it could leave you discouraged enough to quit. Avoid these mistakes by being more efficient in your job search. Learn how and what the labour trends are in the green sector and have a strategy for your job search. Lastly, use social media to leverage new opportunities.

In this webinar you will learn:

o Labour market insights into the Canadian Forestry sector

o Structuring your job search

o Creating your online brand through exceptional personal social media management, LinkedIn tips, etc.

Webinar 3 – August 27 2020, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST

Make Meaningful Connections: Networking Strategies for Green Sector Professionals

Networking is not just about exchanging business cards and adding random people on LinkedIn. It is a skill that – if used correctly – could be the start of a fantastic professional support system that can help you grow in the forest and conservation sector. Learn how to get started on creating meaningful relationships in a 21st-century world.

In this webinar, you will learn:

o Accessing the hidden job market

o Designing and carrying out a successful informational interview

o Applying strategies to execute effective networking tactics

o Sealing the deal – the importance of following up and being professional

Webinar 4 –September 24, 2020, 3 pm. to 4 pm. EST

Make a Great Impression: Skills for Success in Your Green Job Interview

You only have 7 seconds to make a first impression, which means that you have a small window of opportunity to showcase how awesome you are in an interview. Ace future interviews by knowing what you can expect in different interview styles, have a strategy for answering questions, and remembering tips and tricks to make you stand out.

We will be joined by a CEO who will share strategies for answering technical and behavioral interview questions specific to the green sector!

In this webinar, you will learn:

o Tailoring your interview style for different types of interviews – phone, virtual, in-person

o Strategies for answering technical and behavioural interview questions

o Perfecting your interview skills: tips and tricks for acing your interview