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Job Search: Gaining the Advantage (Calgary)

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Register by November 19, 2019

Landing a personally rewarding job in the current economy is, to put it mildly, a challenging task. Knowing what job to target requires clear career goals, effective research techniques, and the skills to put your best foot forward. An insightful cover letter teamed with a resume that showcases the required skills is the first step to winning the job. The ability to standout in an interview is critical to be selected as the top candidate. Whether you are a new entrant to the workforce or recently unemployed, this course will give you practical tools to help take the next step in your career.

When you participate in this session, you will learn:

  1. A process for targeting personally rewarding jobs
  2. How to position skills and experience effectively in resumes and cover letters, matching your capabilities with job requirements
  3. Research and preparation techniques for the interview
  4. Appropriate behaviour for the interview
  5. How to respond to behavioural and other challenging interview questions and receive feedback on your effectiveness
  6. Options for interview follow-up

About the Presenter

Esther Hudson, BA, B.Ed., MAdEd, CPHREsther Hudson's consulting work focuses on helping organizations build the capability and commitment of their people to achieve breakthrough results. She is experienced in designing and delivering learning-based systems and interventions that create a change in skills and attitudes. Leadership development, thinking training, customer service, change management, and culture assessment are her particular specialties. She has designed and delivered training in over 50 different content areas. Taking a systems approach to managing personal and organizational change is central to all that she does.

Esther's experience includes over 30 years of consulting with a specialization in human resource development. She has worked with clients in a wide range of companies, including oil and gas, three levels of government, professional firms, construction and transportation companies, electric utilities, high tech companies, and non-profit agencies.

Esther has worked with groups as large as 350 and as small as one. She is an accomplished conference speaker as well as a talented learning facilitator. Her sessions encourage people to think more deeply about what they are doing and to have the confidence to take constructive action and create change. Esther received a bachelor degree in arts and education from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She also holds a masters degree in adult education from St. Francis Xavier University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).


APEGA Calgary
Windsor Conference Centre
2200, 700 2 Street SW

Calgary, AB


November 26, 2019


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Esther Hudson


Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

Group and company discounts apply. Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.

Eligible PDH


Registration Deadline

November 19, 2019

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