Coordinator, Career Services
Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
, Toronto

2002 to present

  • Identify, build and implement employment related programs and services to benefit membership.
  • Maintain and enhance career centre services including the job posting/resume mining system for employers and applicants, referral services, career resources, etc.
  • Act as liaison to employers seeking assistance in recruiting qualified candidates.
  • Tracks site usage, completed postings and similar statistics to monitor relative success of services and create monthly reports for the provincial government and the board.
  • Manage a large employer database using Access and Excel to accurately target all marketing efforts.
  • Coordinate managed the pre-screening process of a work preparation program.
  • Write and deliver e-newsletters to members and employers to announce new services and increase web traffic.
  • Conduct presentations to community agency staff to increase awareness of career centre services.
  • Interviewed, screened, and selected candidates for administrative positions and student job placements.

Career Information Specialist / Career Consultant
Progress Career Planning Centre
, Scarborough

1998 to 1999 and 2000 to 2002

  • Improved employment-related resources in the employment resource center (ERC) by recommending, acquiring, & classifying them to the current labour market to provide resources to staff & clients.
  • Designed and presented group workshops pertaining to job search techniques, including goal setting, accessing the hidden job market, resumes, cover letters, and interviewing.
  • Delivered group orientation sessions to inform individuals of programs and services.
  • Administered career planning assessments in group setting to help establish realistic career goals.
  • Identified barriers to employment (needs determination) and refer individuals to appropriate interventions (develop action plan) resulting in successful re-employment.
  • Case managed client progress, long and short-term goals, strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations systematically through effective file maintenance and documentation.
  • Facilitated training options through involvement with training brokerage to support clients' employability.
  • Acted as the agency representative conducting regular community outreach and participating in regular meetings with partners to maintain open lines of communication and effective service delivery.

Employment Consultant
ACCES - Accessible Community Counselling & Employment Service
, Toronto

1999 to 2000

  • Coordinated and implemented various projects/events including job fairs, career-related presentations, fundraising, and events.
  • Scheduled employee tasks monthly ensuring optimum program delivery and fair division of labour.
  • Trained, supervised and evaluated career counselling students.
  • Identify and address client and organizational issues and concerns developed systematic method of prioritizing daily tasks to streamline workflow and meet deadlines.
  • Employ excellent computer skills to create and update resumes, cover letters, workshop material.

Group Facilitator
Women's Centre for Education and Development
, Scarborough


Becky Jones & Associates Limited
, Toronto


Employment Counsellor
YMCA Employment & Community Services
, Scarborough



Bachelor of Arts Degree Program
Majoring in Psychology

University of Waterloo, Distance Education

  • Awarded Bursary by the Ontario Association of Youth Employment Centres (OYEC)
  • 1999 to present

    Human Resource Managment Program
    Centennial College
    , Toronto

  • Working towards Certified Human Resources Professional Designation
  • 2001 to present

    Career & Work Counsellor Diploma (Graduated With Honours)
    George Brown College
    , Toronto

    Trained in HRDC competency-based Counselling Modules:

  • I - ACEC; II - SEC; and III - Group Employment Counselling
  • Certified Level 1 True Colors™ Trainer
  • Qualified to administer and interpret level B tests
  • 1999
    Social Services Worker Diploma
    Centennial College of Applied Arts
    , Scarborough
    Computerized Business Systems Courses
    Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto


    St. John's Ambulance First Aid Certificate, Toronto

    Certified in the GATB, Toronto 2001
    2nd Annual Job Search Workshop (JSW) Conference, Toronto 2000
    Job Connect Service Decision Model Training, Toronto 2000
    Certificate in Common Assessment Approach, Toronto 1999
    Job Development Training, Toronto 1999
    Certified Survivability® Leader, Toronto 1999
    Certificate in Constructivist Career Counselling Master Class B, Toronto 1999
    National Consultation on Career Development (NATCON), Ottawa 1999


    Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario (HRPAO), Toronto

    Member of the Ontario Alliance of Career Development Practitioners, Toronto

    Group Leader, Girl Guides of Canada, 1st Milliken Mills Brownies, Markham



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