How to Market Your Resumé to a Government Recruiter @ Kanata United Church
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Staffing Consultant Sorley O’Neill presents a look at on how the Federal Government interacts with recruiting agencies to request candidates, and how candidates may best market their resume to these agencies. From construction and clerical positions, to high-level IT consultancy, learn the different procurement methods used by the federal Government and how they dictate the appropriate format for an individual’s resume.

Sorley O’Neill is a Staffing Consultant with Dynamic Personnel Consultants, an agency that provides experienced personnel to the Government, IT, Professional and Industrial sectors.

The Second Career Program and Survival Jobs for Interim Employment @ Kanata United Church
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Employment Consultant Tyler Running will deliver an information session on Employment Ontario’s Second Career program, which is offered through the west end Community Employment Resource Centre (CERC). Tyler will address how the program can help you acquire training following a layoff or end of contract, including eligibility criteria and application process. Tyler will also speak about interim employment, and additional services offered by CERC.

Interview Tactics with Darrell Wellington @ Kanata United Church
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about interview tactics from an employer! Darrell Wellington from Syntronic is coming to provide attendees some insight into the interview process. He has quite a bit of experience with recruiting, interviewing and selecting the best candidates.

Darrell aims to provide answers to some of the questions job hunters have about taking interviews:

  • How should I prepare for an interview? Some specific tips and tricks.
  • Should candidates ask questions? Yes.
  • OK, what are good questions?
  • What are employers looking for?
  • How do you know if the interview was successful?
  • What is the right way to followup after an interview?

Volunteers permitting, Darrell will include an interactive interview questions/responses and cover some of those interesting questions you may face.

Darrell has also offered to do a quick resume review and can provide suggestions for different types of applications.

Seven Resumé Myths @ Kanata United Church
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Career and Business Coach Jennifer Bulman says: “I’m astonished how much of the advice given to job seekers faithfully recalls the wisdom of our youth – a bygone age. Meanwhile, our whole world has changed – not just the economic and the technological environments – but the social environment. These changes affect how we look for work and how we successfully win the work we want to do.”

Jennifer’s presentation uncovers some prevailing myths about resumés and job search and suggests alternative ways of thinking that lead to faster job search success.

Jennifer is the founder of Aurelia Consulting Services, and a longtime member of KKG Exec.


Networking Success with Jarrod Goldsmith of eSax @ Kanata United Church
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Human to human connections are the key to success in finding a job. Building networking relationships is the best way to cast your net and make it work. Learn how to be a networking success from one of Ottawa’s best business networkers.

Jarrod Goldsmith is a Canadian small business community builder and one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs. Jarod is the founder of eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience), Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, and Ask the Fedora, a weekly YouTube networking video series.