Thursday, January 28, 2010

Posted by Liz Koblyk, Staff Career Advisor

You may have read about the new staff career advising services in the Daily Bulletin.  Career-related workshops and confidential advising appointments are now available to all regular part- and full-time University of Waterloo staff, thanks to the support of the Staff Excellence Fund.  As the new Staff Career Advisor at Career Services, I work with staff members in individual appointments and workshops in the Tatham Centre, to help support staff members’ career goals—whether that’s to brush up a resume, explore career options, or search for a job at UW or elsewhere.

Services are not one size fits all; instead, they are tailored to your needs.  If you need help expressing yourself in a cover letter or resume, you can schedule an appointment.  If you are considering professional development but want to explore how it fits in your overall career plan, you can schedule an appointment.  If you want to plan how to advance your career, how to move into a role with better work-life balance, or determine whether your current role is a good match for you, you can schedule an appointment.  We also offer workshops; the upcoming “Sell Your Skills” workshop focuses on communicating your skills, whether in interviews or performance reviews (Wednesday, February 10th from 3:00-4:00 in the Tatham Centre; register by emailing me at lkoblyk@uwaterloo.ca).

If you’re uncertain whether you’re eligible for services, HR policy 54 explains who is classified as regular staff.  If you have any concerns about confidentiality, please be aware that, while HR will receive reports about the number of clients who access services, they will not receive any identifying information about staff members who have accessed the services.

Appointments are confidential, and all appointments, career assessments and workshops are free.  If you have any questions, please contact me at lkoblyk@uwaterloo.ca.

Appointments and workshops can be booked on the Career Services website.

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