The OLA Super Conference Career Centre strives to provide services to help you reach your professional goals. Many of these services require you to book a space prior to the conference, although there are also several opportunities for a drop-in.

Career Centre Hours:
Wednesday, January 31st from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, February 1st from 10 a.m – 3:30 p.m.
Friday, February 2nd from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

These services include:
 Career Coaching
, Mock Interviews
, Resume Critiquing
, Speed Networking

Call for Volunteers!

We are looking for established professionals to volunteer to share their insights and experiences with new professionals and students from Information Studies and Library Technician programs.

Participant Feedback:
“The interaction with professionals in a relaxed environment made it comfortable to be open & gain more insights” (Student/ New Professional)

“Great opportunity to get one-on-one time with professionals to get the lowdown jobs and library environments” (Student/ New Professional)

Visit the Career Centre Volunteers page for more information.

Registration will be open in November.

CAREER COACHING

An opportunity to talk with a professional career coach. Coaching is a partnership between coach and client in a thought-provoking and creative way that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential.  Through talking with a coach, you will discover, clarify, and align with what you want to achieve and dramatically improve your outlook on work and life.

People choose to work with a coach for many reasons, including a desire to accelerate results, a lack of clarity with choices to be made, or work and life are out of balance and creating unwanted consequences.

Professional Coaches are returning to the Career Centre to provide private, complimentary 20-minute coaching sessions on Wednesday, January 31, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Please reserve your session by e-mailing Julie Mandal at
olacoaching@gmail.com. Spaces are limited!


CAREER CONVERSATIONS

Striving to land that all-important first job?
 Been in one spot for a while and now looking to make a move?
 Or maybe you’re a student, hoping to be selected for a co-op placement?

Any and all job hunters can benefit from chatting with a seasoned professional. You will have the opportunity to get job advice, practice interview questions and talk about cover letters at the OLA 2018 Super Conference Career Centre. This is a great way to prepare for real job interviews: you’ll get a good idea of what to expect and learn how to successfully sell yourself to potential employers.

An important note: to be eligible for a Career Conversation, you must be registered for the OLA Super Conference.

Want to volunteer? Visit the Career Centre Volunteers page for more information.

Registration will open in November.


 

RESUME CRITIQUING

Interested in getting some feedback on your resume and cover letter during the conference? Book an appointment with our experienced volunteers or drop by the Career Area Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-2pm.

Want to volunteer? Visit the Career Centre Volunteers page for more information.

Registration will open in November.


SPEED NETWORKING

New professionals and students from Information Studies and Library Technician programs are invited to sign up to participate in Speed Networking. New professionals and students are paired with established professionals during one of  two sessions where they can meet and network during 5-minute “dates”!

Anticipate lots of laughs and the chance to share about:

  • What courses should I take after graduation?
  • What should I follow on social media?
  • What book(s) should I be reading?
  • What’s the first thing I should do to find a position?
  • How should I prepare to move into management?
  • What is the best tip for balancing career, family and social lives?
  • And more!

Speed Networking Hours:
Thursday, February 1st from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Friday, February 2nd from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Please note there are a limited number of spaces available, prior registration is required, and you also must be a registered attendee at the OLA Super Conference for the day of your Speed Networking session.

Want to volunteer? Visit the Career Centre Volunteers page for more information.

Registration will open in November.


Job Board

Looking for a job or have a job that you’d like to promote? The Career Centre Job Board is the place to go.

If you’re bringing a job ad, please ensure that contact/follow-up information is clearly stated. No need to send to us in advance, just bring to the Career Centre and you can pin it up!

Not attending OLA? Send your ad to olacareercentre@gmail.com to be posted.

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