Webinar Series: Resumes 2017: What You Need to Know About Current Trends, Employer Expectations and Crafting Outstanding Resumes for Client Career Success – Kristin Vandegriend and Lisa Stephen.

October 26, November 2 & November 9, 2017


While networking and referrals are paramount to a satisfying job hunt in a highly competitive market, targeted resumes continue to remain essential for candidates to be able to follow-up on uncovered opportunities and apply for posted leads. Thus, the value of well-crafted, accomplishment-based resumes – that meet today’s hiring decision makers’ criteria and factor in ATS technology requirements – is key to your clients’ success.

So just what are today’s hiring managers’ expectations? How can we ensure that the content we carefully craft for our clients’ resumes is picked up by the ever-evolving ATS systems? What strategies can we use to more fully showcase our clients’ value? In this three-part series, Kristin Vandegriend and Lisa Stephen will bring you:

  • Valuable 2017 feedback directly from hiring decision makers that will help you meet their expectations plus what they think about current trends such as infographic resumes or online portfolio sites
  • Current information on ATS systems now and what this means for you when writing resumes that will be first screened by technology
  • Valuable exercises and practical strategies you can use in consultation with your clients to uncover each client’s unique accomplishments and value to more fully position them for success

The Series of Webinar:

Webinar #1 – Hiring Decision Makers Speak Out – Resume Pet Peeves, Must Haves, And Stand-Out Elements

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET (9:00 am-10:00 am PST)

While resumes are about our candidates, the real audience is the hiring managers and recruiters who decide – often within seconds – which resumes “make the cut.” Kristin Vandegriend and Lisa Stephen joined forces and collected recent feedback and expectations from hiring managers and recruiters across several sectors. Here, they break open the insights gained in 2017, offering you even more expertise in crafting resumes that will move your clients’ careers forward!

Webinar #2 – Recruiters’ Wisdom – Applicant Tracking Systems Now and What This Means for You

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET (9:00 am-10:00 am PST)

The webinar will explore the salient points of experiential learning within and outside the classroom. This includes an overview of the various forms of experiential learning that facilitate reflection on the theory gained in the classroom through to experiential learning as a form of student engagement, as well as its role in career development.

Webinar #3 – Using Resume Writing as a Career Coaching Tool

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET (9:00 am-10:00 am PST)

A skilled career practitioner taps into the resume writing process with a career coaching orientation. They utilize curiosity in asking good questions, starting from the viewpoint that each client has far more value than they often know

themselves. This session will share a variety of practical career coaching tools and activities that you can use in your resume writing work with clients.


Cost: Full Series BCCDA Member: $119 / Non-Member: $159



BCCDA Upcoming Training Days- Ethics and Theories Courses at Vancouver

Please share the news with your colleagues. We are Back to Vancouver city!

Please come join us on September 18th-September 20th, 2017 to take Career Development Ethics and Theories courses with Karen Begemann, Career Consultant & Instructor at Douglas College and Work Matters Consulting. We offer $630 (5% tax included) for both Ethics and Theories courses. This is your chance to network with other professionals in the field.

You can find below the following information about the courses:

BCCDA Ethics and Theories courses will provide you with essential foundations needed by career development practitioners working in a wide range of contexts.  Review and learn to apply traditional, contemporary and emerging career development theories.  Gain a thorough understanding of the Canadian Standards & Guidelines Code (CSG) of Ethics for Career Development Practitioners and practice using the CSG Ethical Decision Making Model to solve common ethical dilemmas.

  1. Ethics Course

WHEN: September 18th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

WHERE: YWCA Hotel Vancouver- Royal Bank Room 733 Beatty Street, Vancouver BC V6B 2M4

METHOD: In-person and Online delivery

PRICE (if taken separately): $250

  1. Theories Course

WHEN: September 19th-20th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

WHERE: YWCA Hotel Vancouver- Royal Bank Room 733 Beatty Street, Vancouver BC V6B 2M4

METHOD: In-person and Online delivery

PRICE (if taken separately): $350

Please contact BCCDA Registrar office at info@bccda.org or 604-684-3638 to register. Please note that classes are subjected to change.