The National Job Fair & Training Expo

Resumé Professional Assessment Centre

The Resumé Professional Assessment Centre is a unique service area developed and implemented by The National Job Fair & Training Expo, in partnership with The Career Foundation, to offer job/career seekers with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to improve their resumé and their career development in two one-on-one sessions on site as follows:

1) Get a FREE resumé critique session
2) Get a FREE career development assessment session

The resumé critique session can be followed by a career development assessment session with a professional career counseller/specialist that will help you bring your career to the next stage.

Instructions to visitors to get a session at the Resumé Professional Assessment Centre (please note that this service will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis):

Step 1: Information Desk

  • Get in line in the area reserved for this activity and wait until you get at the Information Desk.
  • Learn about what you can do and get at the Resumé Professional Assessment Centre from the gatekeeper coordinator.
  • Follow instructions from the coordinator. You will be directed to the next resumé critique specialist available to get your free resumé assessment.
  • Get advise from the career development specialist about your career plans.

Step 2: 10-minute Resumé Critique Session

One-to-one Fast-Track Consultation. Receive tips on how to improve your resumé in:

  • Style & presentation to get attention
  • Structure and content for powerful impact
  • Formatting to show your uniqueness
  • Business and professional image

Step 3: 10-minute Career Development Assessment

One-to-one Preliminary Consultation

  • Identify and plan for the help you still need to get your job search and career on track.
  • Learn about FREE services near your home to assist you to become successfully employed.

Take advantage of professional resumé and careeer specialists for this unique opportunity to learn from the best. Make sure you attend early so that you can be the first to get into the FREE resumé critique and career development sessions. This is your chance to get the right tips for your career and to increase your chances to be hired. This interactive and face-to-face session will help you to succeed in your job search.

A staggering turnout

The Resumé Professional Assessment Centre, an area attached to the Career Services Pavilion, was launched at the 2005 Fall Fair. This unique centre is always very successful and is always improved from one event to the next and job seekers are excited at this very special opportunity.

About The Career Foundation

The Career Foundation offers a wide range of careers and job related programs including: Resource Centres, Assessment Centres, Career Planning, Language Training and Job Placement Projects. Since its inception in 1988, The Career Foundation has steadily expanded its services. Operating out of seven locations, it now serves a flow of over 50 thousand unemployed people each year including many high school students and new immigrants. The Career Foundation is funded by Employment Ontario, the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, Labour Market and Training Division, Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC), the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) and private sector companies.

A long-time exhibitor, The Career Foundation has joined The National Job Fair & Training Expo's family of official partners in 2004. The Career Foundation has not missed a single edition since the 4th edition in 2004.

Communication Skills Workshop Centre

The Communication Skills Workshop Centre is presented in partnership with Toastmasters District 60. This is a service centre at The National Job Fair & Training Expo that provides 12 workshops, six per day, during The National Job Fair & Training Expo. The workshops are held every hour, starting at 11:00 a.m. The last one is at 5:00 p.m. The workshops are for the attendees interested in developing their communication skills whether it is for public speaking, presentations, event hosting, group facilitation or confidence building. These skills can make a huge difference in a job interview so they are definitely great assets for a candidate looking for a job. Many workers will have activities that will require these qualifications in their work environment. Toastmasters District 60 is part of Toastmasters International's family of 89 Districts, serving Canada's Greater Toronto Area and Eastern Ontario.

Toastmasters Workshops Schedule - The workshop below are those from the Fair that was held on April 2 and 3, 2014. The worshops for the fair to be held on September 16 and 17, 2014, will be similar and the updated information will be posted soon.

TIME
FACILITATOR
WORKSHOP TITLE AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION
11:00 a.m. Facilitator:
Skukla Datta
Toastmasters District 60

How to Control Nervousness

Nervousness is something everybody deals with. It deprives us from the success we deserve. Learn the tips to empower yourself, build your self-confidence and become a persuasive speaker.

12:00 p.m. Facilitator:
Valerie Hutchinson
Toastmasters District 60

Let Your Voice Speak For You

Does your voice reflect the emotional negative state your in? Does your uneasiness come across in an interview? Find out how to use your voice to project positive energy and a confident attitude.

1:00 p.m.

Facilitators:
Thomas Garside
Anand Gonsalves
Sophia Li
Bella Zhang

Toastmasters District 60

 

The Icebreaker: Your First Step

Do you feel awkward or embarrassed when meeting a stranger? Discover how to approach someone with assurance, establish a relationship and build your network of contacts.

2:00 p.m.

Facilitator:
Derek Wisnieski
Toastmasters District 60

 

Why Toastmasters Helps You Win the Job Interview

Think the most qualified job seekers get the best jobs? Think again! Learn how Toastmasters helped a longstanding member earn the best job of his career by beating 7 other candidates when applying Toastmaster skills at the interview.

3:00 p.m. Facilitator:
Deborah Austin
Toastmasters District 60

Learn to Become an Effective Communicator for Business Success

Do you present yourself effectively in a business context? Do you use your voice, body language and facial expressions to enhance your communication? Master these techniques and more by attending this workshop.

4:00 p.m. Facilitator:
Katia Café-Fébrissy
Toastmasters District 60

Bringing Your talents to the Table: Speak Confidently About Your Unique Value Proposition

Strong presentation skills are what set you apart from other candidates. This workshop will teach you the skills you can apply immediately and carry out your job search more effectively.

Toastmasters Workshops Schedule - The workshop below are those from the Fair that was held on April 2 and 3, 2014. The worshops for the fair to be held on September 16 and 17, 2014, will be similar and the updated information will be posted soon.

TIME
FACILITATOR
WORKSHOP TITLE AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION
11:00 a.m. Facilitator:
Patrick Williams
Toastmasters District 60

Impromptu Speaking - Thinking on Your Feet

Learn how to think on your feet and respond to interview questions in a coherent and engaging manner. We’ll show you how to stand before an audience and deliver a concise and compelling spontaneous speech.

12:00 p.m. Facilitator:
Helen Reagh
Toastmasters District 60

Tools for Effective Listening

Author Stephen Covey once said “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Master the skill of effective listening and distinguish yourself from your competitors.

1:00 p.m.

Facilitator:
Ted Lyberogiannis
Toastmasters District 60

 

What They Probably Did Not Teach You in School

Do you know how to capture someone’s attention instantly? Do you come across as a professional in an interview setting? Attend this workshop and you wished you had learned these skills before you graduated.

2:00 p.m.

Facilitators:
Wendy Williamson

Toastmasters District 60

Ready to Launch

What preparations do you need to make prior to starting your job search? What tools are you making use of? What resources are available to you? Find out how to develop an effective action plan to be successful in finding the right job for you.

3:00 p.m. Facilitator:
Jeet Tulshi
Toastmasters District 60

Power of the Handshake - Practical Tips to Nail the Interview

The way a candidate answers the interview questions sets them apart from the others. Discover the techniques to give credibility to your answers and be remembered long after the interview.

4:00 p.m. Facilitator:
Melinda Astridge
Toastmasters District 60

Story Telling - a Powerful Technique to Answer Interview Questions

Imagery, vocal variety and purpose are powerful tools when used effectively in an interview. This workshop will show you how to connect and engage your listener(s).

The Career Posting Zone

A must-see. Hundreds of jobs, training and career services, and business opportunities from exhibitors on job posting boards for your review.

 

 

The Documentation Centre

The Documentation Centre allows visitors to browse through exhibitors’ literature. It provides candidates with an opportunity to read exhibitors’ literature to know them better and to get better prepared before stopping at their booth.

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Testimonials

Government of NewFoundland and Labrador- Public Service Commission

"We attended the fair in the fall of 2009. We had antiocipated a fair like others that we have attended and saw this as an opportunity to walk around and meet other exhibitors during slow times. To our surprise, we quickly realized this wasn't just another job fair. We were so busy that my colleague and I did not speak to each other until 3:30 p.m. In addition, we have had a position that has been opened for almost 2 years as we found no qualified applicants in our search. During the first day in attendance, we found TWO qualified applicants! We can safely term our first appearance at The National Job Fair & Training Expo a great success."

Canadian Business College

"Fantastic! Organized with very friendly staff. Large booths make a very comfortable marketing environment... Well done! Keep up the excellent standards!"

The North West Company Ltd

"The North West Company would like to thank-you again for such a successful recruitment fair! It looks as though we have at least 75 candidates we will be contacting as a result of this event for Retail positions in Northern Canada. Our corporate HR team also brought in many resumes for IT positions. Thanks again Daniel for all of your hard work. We are looking forward to our continued relationship and more success in the fall!!!"

Rona Canada

"I wanted to say thank you and I’m very happy RONA Ontario participated this year. Based on the over 200 resumes we received, I’m certain we’ll get some caliber candidates. I also wanted to commend you on your high level of Customer Service you have give RONA over the course of the last few months. Now understanding the magnitude of the job fair, your call back time and service is outstanding, and I look forward to having two booths next year!"

HONEY BEE MANUFACTURING (SASKATCHEWAN)

"After many years of involvement in major Trade Shows both in North America and Europe I would like to pass on a note of appreciation for the high level of organization exhibited by Daniel Levesque in the orchestration of The National Job Fair & Training Expo event in Toronto. For those of us who are exhibitors we always live under the constant pressure of our day to day business and often feel somewhat overwhelmed as we prepare for a Trade Show. It was comforting to have every step so well documented with timely reminders arriving as the event drew closer. The stress involved in preparation was greatly alleviated by the guidance provided. Thanks Daniel for the friendly, helpful and professional assistance. "

NIAGARA PENINSULA ABORIGINAL AREA MANAGEMENT BOARD (ONTARIO)

"You are one of the best Show Managers I have dealt with! This will be my first job fair at The National Job Fair and Training Expo and among all of the conferences etc. I have attended I absolutely love the informative emails. They provide us first-timers (and repeat attendees) to the National Job Fair and Training Expo with a detailed set of prepping guidelines. I'm very excited to be attending."