BGS offers Workshops for ALL stages of Employment & Career Planning. Register for the workshops you need to reach your destination!!!
BGS, in partnership with Alberta Community & Social Services (CSS), is pleased to deliver Career & Employment workshops throughout the Greater Edmonton Region.
Our Career & Employment Workshops provide information, strategies, techniques & practical tips to assist all Albertans to prepare for the workforce/educational opportunities, to understand the current labour market, to learn effective job search skills for finding & maintaining work & to improve their current employment & career prospects.
All Career and Employment Workshop services are provided at No-Cost to participants
BGS Workshops may be categorized:
Assessing | Decision Making | Generating Ideas
- Children & Choices: Taking Control
- Youth Career Launch
- Career Planning
- Transferable Skills: Leveraging Your Assets
- Planning for School/Buyer Beware
- Career Laddering
Active Job Search
Employment Ready | Job Search Strategy | Tool Development
- Resume & Cover Letter Development
- Interview Techniques
- Online / Social Media Job Search
- Job Loss Strategies: Generating Opportunities
- Edmonton Labour Market Overview
- Work Search
- Modern Job Search for Mature Workers
Skills for the Workplace | Developing Capacity | Leveraging Soft Skills
BGS is continuing to provide our Career and Employment Workshops and related services through online delivery. This includes Online/Telephone Resume Critiquing and One-to-One Employment Consultations.
Visit our Workshops and Events Calendar to register online for upcoming workshops.
3 Ways to Resumes
BGS offers a variety of service options to meet your Resume needs:
1. Resume Workshop
Clients complete a template in a 1 day, facilitated workshop which is returned to & typed by BGS. Clients receive electronic &/or print copies of their resumes within 2 business days after workshop.
2. 48 Hour Typing Service
Developed for clients who have a resume & require an update. If clients have restricted timelines such as an application deadline & are not able to attend a workshop, they can complete a 48 Hr Resume Typing template indicating required changes & fax/email to BGS. Clients receive electronic &/or print copies within 2 business days. Resumes are typed "as is".
Call us at 780-425-6655 for more info or to access our 48 Hour Typing Service
3. One to One Consult
For clients who essentially do not have a resume. They are able to schedule on up to 90 minute consult with a BGS Career Consultant & are provided with electronic &/or print copies of their resume at the end of the session.
Call us at 780-425-6655 for more info or to book a One to One Resume Consult
Feel free to register online OR call our office at 780-425-6655
Yes. Please see the Career & Employment Workshops section of our website.
Yes. All of our workshops are usually delivered in-person however we have moved to online delivery during the current pandemic situation. We plan on returning to in-person workshop delivery once current health guidelines allow.
Our workshops are open to anyone who would like to enhance their job search skills, understanding of the career planning process or personal development.
To respect fellow participant’s learning experience and to receive all workshop information, you should plan to attend the workshop at its starting time. If you are not able to attend for the full workshop, you should consider attending another session that better meets your schedule.
Yes, there are regular breaks including a lunch break for full day workshops.
There are many reasons why people benefit from our workshops depending on their current stage of job search/ career. For those who have not had to job search for some time or have not been successful in their current job search, we offer many workshops that provide information that will help you achieve employment success. For those currently working but want to enhance their career opportunities, we offer workshops that explore available options and opportunities. Please look through our workshops menu and see what workshops could best meet your needs.
Zoom is the video-conference application that BGS uses to deliver our online workshops. When you register for a workshop, you will be sent a link to join the Zoom session.
Here is a good introduction to using ZOOM: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting
We offer several technology-based workshops including Intro to Computers and Online/ Social Media Job Search. Please see our Workshops Calendar for scheduled dates.
If you are not able to attend for the full workshop, you should attend another session that better meets your schedule.
Yes. Our Workshops Calendar offers multiple options depending on demand. Please see our Workshops Calendar for scheduled dates.
The Resume Workshop is primarily intended to provide an introduction to resumes for participants who do not have a current resume or those who have a resume but do not fully understand the resume elements that are required for a successful job search. Even if you have a resume but it has been some time since it has been updated, you could benefit from attending and hearing about new resume concepts and strategies for today’s labour market.
“The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada
to provide employment support programs and services.”