Jobs & Java is a weekly group for job seekers. They meet every Tuesday from 10 am to 11 am at the Career Development Services (CDS) Boardroom at the Down East Mall in Montague. Pre-registration is not required. Everyone is welcome, and coffee and a slight snack are provided.
The Charlottetown CDS location offers a similar networking program. It’s an opportunity to share information and to network with others. “Looking for and securing employment can feel like a full-time job,” says Krista Soper, Career Development Practitioner with CDS.
“This group offers the opportunity to share job leads, review resumés, offer suggestions, and discuss job search techniques. We wanted to offer a program that meets the needs of job seekers in Kings County by offering a drop-in service where you can get assistance tailoring a resumé and cover letter to suit the targeted employer.
“We plan to invite employers to make presentations about open positions they may have, the qualifications they search for, and to discuss the application process. We would also like to invite other service providers to speak about the programs and services they offer.”
CDS provides confidential assistance with career planning, training, job search, and applications for funding. This free service is offered in Souris, Montague, Charlottetown, Summerside and Bloomfield, and helps unemployed and underemployed Islanders find and secure employment in their desired field.
Each location houses a resource center with an abundance of information about training options, resumé and cover letter development, and interview preparation.
For more information about the Jobs & Java program, contact Krista Soper at 902-838-5179 or email at [email protected].
Visit www.cdspei.ca to check the online job board listing available positions in each region of the province.
Funding is provided through the Canada-PEI labour market agreements.