Employment Community Portal

As a member of the YES Community, you have access to the following downloads and videos to assist you in the Job Search process.

NetWORK Now : Empowering Employment for Newcomers

As a newcomer, you may be facing obstacles in your search for your first Canadian job. Be it a language barrier or culture shock, it’s difficult to settle into a foreign environment, let alone having to find a job that matches your experience and skill set. This short video captured the stories of four inspiring individuals, each of them at varying stages in their career, who have encountered both challenges and successes along with way to finding work in Quebec. Watch this video and draw inspiration from this empowering panel to help you achieve your professional goals.

*NEW* YES Employment + Entrepreneurship Fall 2021 Program Book

A Complete Guide to YES Employment + Entrepreneurship Services, Workshops, and Events.

*NEW* Harnessing Your Transferable Skills in a COVID19 Economy

The reality is the job market has changed, making it necessary to change your job-hunting strategy to reflect this. Now is the time to redefine yourself by positioning your transferable skills at the front and center of any job search. And in a post-COVID workforce, when unemployment is elevated and competition is at an all-time high, understanding your transferable skills and their value can really set you apart, not least because you’ll be more confident, qualified and prepared.

New Client Form for Job Seekers

Not a YES Client? Complete this form and bring it into the YES Centre to get access to our full range of free services for job seekers.

Job Hunting Tips For Introverts

It’s never easy to put yourself out there during a job search, and if you’re an introvert, it can, at times, be a bit overwhelming. So, if you’re an introvert, what’s important to remember is that many introverts bring a variety of skills and competencies to many different positions, giving them a good competitive edge.

Mental Health And The Work Place: It's Okay to Not Be Okay

Although there is growing awareness around mental health issues by employers, fear of discrimination in the work place remains. Many employees are reluctant to ask for help because they worry that their mental health issues won’t be understood or taken seriously, and that their business relationships might deteriorate.

Tell Me About Yourself”: How to Answer the Hardest Interview Question

Regardless of what job you’re interviewing for, you can expect it to start with this seemingly innocuous request from your potential future employer: “Tell me about yourself”. Why is this common question so difficult to answer? Most of us don’t have a lot of practice talking about ourselves in a professional context, so we aren’t sure where to start or what to say. The best way to make a good first impression is to make sure you have a great answer prepared in advance, because your response will set the tone for the rest of the interview, and may very well be the reason you get hired.

The "Candidate Experience": Evaluating The Hiring Experience

Have you ever taken a moment to respond to or rate your experience after purchasing a product or receiving a service? This kind of feedback is highly sought after because it provides valuable consumer information and highlights a company’s strengths and weaknesses, allowing them to tailor their service offerings and boost revenue. So it should come as no surprise that the “candidate experience”, a popular term used today that refers to the overall perception of a company’s recruiting, application, and hiring process, holds an important place in the recruiting world. A candidate’s employer perception and candidate experience greatly influences not only if they will apply to open positions, but whether or not they would accept a job offer from that company.

Making Your Job Search Work For You

Are you out of work or looking to change jobs? Job searching may seem straight forward, but you want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to stand out from the crowd – especially in today’s tough economy. A recent National Institute of Health study on what it takes to whether the great recession shows that “intensive job search” is a key component of success. Read this article to discover practical tips for taking your job search to the next level.

*NEW* Job Search Mentorship During COVID19

Job searching requires fortitude even at the best of times, but during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges can be overwhelming. If you’ve never considered seeking the guidance of a mentor, now may be the time. Whether you’re unemployed or growing your job prospects, mentorship is more vital than ever to help make beneficial connections in these isolating times.

*NEW* Skill-Building & Networking in the Time of COVID19

It’s hardly news that the global COVID-19 pandemic is having an extraordinarily harsh effect on the economy. A shift in mindset is necessary in these times of uncertainty, but it’s important to remember that it is still worth your time and energy to build new skillsets and continue to network during the pandemic. Read this article and gets tips & tricks on skill-building and networking during COVID19.