- Apr 15 2023
- 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Get Ready for your Summer Job – 4-Part Series (Session 1) (Sinneave Family Foundation)
Welcome to our Summer Job Series!
This 4-part series is designed especially for autistic and neurodivergent students who are thinking about looking for a summer job and want to develop the pre-employment skills necessary to be successful.
Participants will gain a better understanding of their individual strengths and skills and how they can use these to find seasonal job opportunities that match their interests.
- Explore various types of summer jobs
- Learn about how to apply
- Craft an effective résumé and cover letter
- Practice interview skills, and
- Feel more confident in taking steps towards finding a fulfilling summer job
We’ll also work on skills you’ll need for the workplace, such as managing stress and sensory overload and effective communication strategies in different workplace settings.
Session 1: Understanding your Strengths
In this session, attendees will discuss their strengths and interests, using self-assessment tools to help guide them. The group will brainstorm and share ideas and then each person will develop a personal plan for success including goal setting.
Session 2: Job Opportunities in Calgary
In this session, attendees will receive an overview of summer job opportunities typically available in Calgary, including industries and companies that often hire seasonal workers. We’ll discuss how to research and apply for summer jobs, including online job postings and job fairs, and do some activities that help employees to prepare for and acclimate to new work environments, including workplace expectations.
Session 3: Résumé Writing and Job Search Strategies
In this session, we’ll review different resume formats and templates. Our facilitators will provide step-by-step guidance on creating a professional and effective resume, plus provide tips on searching for jobs, including online job boards. We’ll also begin preparing for interviews.
Session 4: Interviewing Skills and Workplace Communication
In this session, attendees will increase their confidence by practicing their interview skills and receive real time feedback from peers and facilitators. We will discuss workplace communication skills and strategies for managing stress and sensory overload.
Saturdays from April 15 through May 6
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
@ The Ability Hub (300, 3820 24th Avenue NW)
These sessions are free, but space is limited. We ask that participants commit to attending all four sessions.