Welcome to Key2Careers - Soft Skills

Employment Counseling Program For Employment Counselors


Impact of Unemployment

•  Stages of adjustment

•  The job search burn out

•  The job loss cycle

Barriers to Employment

•  Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Abuse, Addiction

 Preventing Non-compliance

•  Recognizing non-compliance

•  Causes of non-compliance

•  Reducing non-compliance

•  Managing your reactions to non-compliance

Motivating Clients

•  Motivation theories applications and limits

•  Maslow's Hierarchy of needs, Theory X and Theory Y, Herzberg's Dissatisfyers and Satisfyers, Behavior Modification, Koman's demotivators and motivators.

•  The P.A.L. motivational system


Job Search Strategies

•  Labour Market Realities

•  Developing a individualized job search plan

•  4 Games to finding a job before it gets advertised. A time tested job search system.

•  The 4P job search system. A step by step approach to playing the waiting game.

•  Organizing the job search - record keeping and scheduling.

Low-Risk Job Interviews

•  Understanding employer patterns

•  Presentation and non-verbal behaviours

•  Demonstration of specific behaviors that help to create positive impressions

•  Interview preparation

•  Low-risk and high-risk answers to common interview questions

•  Questions to ask during an interview


A Task Centered Employment Counselling Model

•  Highlights of research about time limited counselling

•  Summary of Task-Centered Theory - structure of contracts with the client in which problems, goals and tasks are agreed upon

•  Direct and indirect job search tasks related to the four games to finding a job before it gets advertised and low risk job interview strategies

•  Independent, assisted and the structured job search

•  Examples of action tasks related to employment planning, job searching, job interviews, education, community placements and community referrals

•  Task Centered planning and action plan summary process and examples

Employment Counselling Assessment

•  Process - discuss overall process, clarify roles and expectations, explain the assessment and action plan development process, gather information

•  Employment Assessment questions to motivate and encourage

•  Motivational information and strategies

•  Employment assessment and action plan development

Employment Planning

•  Predestination and self-transformation

•  Richard Bolles - Three stages of personal development

•  Labour market predictions use and limitations

•  Labour market prediction factors and considerations

•  Frank Feathers' 5 wave economy

•  Emerging careers and best jobs for the 21st Century

•  Personality and vocational tests : Holland Code, True Colors, CHOICES, National Occupational Classification (NOC), VALPAR 3000, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator


Counselling and Interviewing Skills

•  Characteristics of an effective helper

•  Microskills hierarchy - attending, open and closed questions, observation skills, encouraging, paraphrasing, summarization, reflection, confrontation, focusing

•  Influencing skills - assessing developmental orientation, directives, logical consequences, self-disclosure, feedback, interpretation and reframing, influencing summary, information, advice, instruction, suggestion, skill integration

•  The interview structure

Dealing with difficult people

•  Signs of a difficult person

•  Goals of a misbehaving adult

•  Your responses and reactions

•  The 4C method for handling difficult people

•  Practical strategies for diffusing difficult situations



Duration: 4 Days (Program runs once a month)

Cost: $ 1999 + HST

•  Pay online through the secure online pay pal link provided.

•  Individuals wishing to pay thru Visa/Mastercard/Amex can call us at 647 271 3330

•  For organizations wishing to pay thru a company cheque, please request an Invoice and mail a cheque pay able to "Train4Career" and send to: 33 Empress Ave, Unit 1012, North York, ON M2N6Y7

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