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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wills, Powers of Attorney & Personal Directives Workshop (Edmonton)

Wills, Powers of Attorney & Personal Directives - Workshop

Have you ever wondered what kind of documents are needed if you want to:

- Decide what happens to your properties after your death?
- Choose someone to make financial and legal decisions for you if you become incapable?
- Choose someone to make medical and family decisions for you if you are not able to?

These scenarios call for wills, power of attorney and personal directives.

If you are interested in learning more about the Wills and Succession Act in Alberta (effective Feb 1, 2012) or want to learn more about a career in the legal administration field, join us for a free workshop, tailored towards a general audience.

During the workshop, you will gain basic knowledge of:

- Wills - what they are and what must be included for them to be considered valid
- Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive
- Some of the decisions and choices that are required when preparing these documents
- The powers and duties of each document type
- The responsibilities of the personal representatives

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
10115 - 100A Street - Unit 300

This workshop is free to attend and open to anyone interested in pursuing a career in legal administration or anyone wanting to gain a basic understanding of wills, powers of attorney and personal directives.  Register by clicking the button above, or by calling 780.705.6633.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How to Create a Resume That Gets Noticed

The first step of the job search process is to create a resume that can represent you as the ideal candidate for the job. It can seem like a very daunting task - that is why we have 4 simple steps for you to follow to help you write an outstanding resume.

Research First 
It is important to customize your resume for each job you are applying for.  If you submit a generic resume to every job posting you apply for, your resume will seem too broad and will not adequately address the needs of the each position you are applying for.  Research the employer and the position, identify the challenges the employer is facing, and demonstrate how you can overcome these challenges in your resume.

Organize Before You Write 
Employers and hiring managers often look at each resume they receive for less than 30 seconds on their initial read-through.
This means you have 30 seconds to clearly communicate your fit for the position. Organizing your resume so that the most pertinent information is either summarized at the top or is easy to find. This will be a big help to the employer and can increase your chances of landing an interview.

Write to Demonstrate Skill
When tackling the 'summary' section at the top of your resume, opt to illustrate what skills you have demonstrated in the past rather than including detailed description of your duties.The 'summary’ section can also include your areas of expertise, accomplishments and how your skills can benefit the employer. Leave out personal information like your family and interests, and avoid simply listing your skills. Overall, when writing your resume, do not think of it as a biography of your career, but more of a marketing piece demonstrating the value you can provide to the company.

Proofread, Proofread, Proofread 
How detail-oriented you are about writing your resume can say a lot more to an employer than what’s actually written in it. Spell-checking and using proper grammar and punctuation go a long way to demonstrate your professionalism. Proofread your resume two or three times, and when you’re done, have someone else proofread it too.

If you put sincere effort into each of these 4 steps, you’re bound to stand out from the other applicants and start landing some interviews. Get ready to land a job in no time!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Health Care Industry Talk with WRHA Home Care (Winnipeg)

Health Care Industry Talk with WRHA Home Care

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) Home Care program was created in 1974 to help people live independently at home for as long as possible, delaying the need for individuals to go into long-term care facilities.  There is a growing demand for in-home health care services.

Home Care services offered in Winnipeg include:

- Personal Care
- Nursing
- Household Assistance
- Respite / Family Relief
- Counselling / Problem-Solving
- Occupational Therapy Assessment
- Physiotherapy Assessment

Many opportunities exist in Home Care for trained and certified Health Care Aides.  Learn more about Home Care services and the opportunities that exist in this aspect of healthcare at our upcoming industry talk with the WRHA.

Special Speaker

Rosalie Ritcher has over 20 years of experience working as a Registered Nurse and as a Staff Development Coordinator with the WRHA for Nurses, Health Care Aides, and Nursing Assistants.  Rosalie is responsible for assisting and upgrading employees once they become hired with WRHA home care, a growing area within the health care sector.  Many of the duties involved in Home Care are client-specific so Rosalie ensures that staff are trained accordingly to meet the needs and preferences of the clients they work with.  With her wealth of knowledge and training, Rosalie will share with us her insights on the current industry requirements for Home Care.

Date: Friday, October 21, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am
265 Notre Dame Ave

This Industry Talk will be of interest to students wishing to pursue the Health Care Aide or Health Care Aide Challenge programs.  There is no cost to attend; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP by clicking the 'Register Now' button above to reserve your seat or call 204.943.5661 ext 328.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Bookkeeping for the Small Business Owner - Workshop (Edmonton)

Bookkeeping for the Small Business Owner - Workshop

Every small business owner has a need to understand the basics of accounting and bookkeeping in order to understand the financial health of their business.  If you are a small business owner or considering launching your own business but don't know where to start, join us for a free bookkeeping workshop, specially tailored to a small business setting.

During the workshop, you will gain a broad understanding of the Assets and Liabilities accounts as well as learn about the Chart of Accounts. Quickbooks and Sage Accounting - two of the most popular computerized accounting software programs will also be presented.

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
10115 - 100A Street - Unit 300

This workshop is open to anyone interested learning more about bookkeeping for small businesses or pursuing bookkeeping as a career. Register by clicking on the 'Register Now' button or by calling 780.705.6633.

Legal Assistant Industry Talk with the City of Winnipeg

Legal Assistant Industry Talk with the City of Winnipeg

The City of Winnipeg Legal Services provides a full range of legal services to the entire organization, including:
   - Acting as general counsel
   - Providing legal advice and support in areas such as real estate,
corporate/commercial transactions, and related negotiations
   - Providing legal counsel, and acting on the City's behalf in litigation,
by-law prosecutions and administrative law matters
   - Drafting by-laws, contracts, and agreements

If you are interested in a career as a Legal Assistant, join us for an inside look into what it is like to work in the legal office of the municipal government. Our speaker will be Cheryl Schlamp, Executive Assistant to the Director of Legal Services. Cheryl is an experienced Legal Assistant with experience working in both private and public sectors.

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
265 Notre Dame Ave

This event is open to the public and free to attend.  If you are interested in becoming a Legal Assistant and want to learn more about the field, we invite you to attend. Seating is limited, please RSVP by clicking the 'Register' button above or by calling 204.943.5661 ext 328.