YES October Newsletter 2014-10-16

The YES October Newsletter comes packed with information including our Tune In To YES8: A Benefit Concert & Silent Auction, Fall 2014 Program Book, our Job-Search Readiness Questionnaire, YES in the NEWS, the Client of the Month and more!

In this issue:
Fall 2014 Program Book is now
available

Tune In To YES8Rock & Soul party with a purpose
Client of the Month: Louis-Bernard St-Jean  
12th Employment Service Providers Conference
Jump Start Your Job Search Readiness Questionnaire
YES in the news: How to ace your job interview 
Did you know?
October Workshops




 
                   
OUR FALL 2014 PROGRAM BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

Looking for work? Starting a business? Selling your art?


 
GET READY TO ROCK'N'SOUL FOR A GREAT CAUSE!

OUR MAJOR SOCIAL & FUNDRAISING EVENT OF THE YEAR IS ONLY TWO WEEKS AWAY!


 

Event includes door prizes, complimentary food, wine, beer, live performances by 
Soul Stream and The Hellbound Hepcats, raffle prizes and outstanding auction items!
 
Purchase your tickets today for the exclusive opportunity to bid on some of these great items or show your support by donating to the silent auction or advertising in the event program book and help us give job-seekers, entrepreneurs and artists the English-language support services they need to launch their careers in Quebec.

 


Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 514-878-9788 ext. 307
Find out more
 at www.tuneintoyes.com

 
THANK YOU TO OUR MANY SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS:
 
COMMUNITY LEADER:  COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS:
           
IN-KIND SUPPORTERS:    
                             
                                                    
              
                   
 
Below is a sneak peek of some of the event’s silent auction items –
you can check the
up-to-date silent auction list online

 


 
• Take a personalized tour of the Domaine Pinnacle orchard, including a tasting of all of their cider products, local cheese and pâté, as well as a special gift

• Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime lunch with the first Canadian astronaut to fly in space, Marc Garneau 

• Train in the ring with former NABF Middleweight Champion, Otis Grant

• Experience a day in the life of a film director with Kevin Tierney (Bon Cop, Bad Cop)


•    Join Bill Brownstein from the Gazette on a Stumbling Tour at some of his favorite happy hour haunts

• Enjoy the thrill of a Montreal Canadiens game 

 
• Give yourself that model physique with 3-month memberships at Club Sportif MAA downtown or Monster Gym in the West-Island 

• Enjoy fine dining at some of Montreal’s most well-known eateries including: Deville Dinerbar, Kyo, Le Chambertin, Rosewood, Portovino, Casa Minhota, L’Assommoir, Gallo Nero, La Maison de Magret & L’Auberge Sainte-Gabriel

PLUS NEW THIS YEAR...


• Take home one-of-a-kind artworks crafted by nine local artists featured in Ford of Canada's "24 Hours of Fiesta" campaign. Over the next few weeks, these pieces will be on display at Galerie Avenue Art where you can pre-bid.
 

-And much, much more...
 
All funds raised benefit the programs of Youth Employment Services (YES)
 
ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH?


 
CLIENT OF THE MONTH: LOUIS-BERNARD ST-JEAN 


 
Coming from a family of artists and painters for several generations, Louis-Bernard St-Jean began to paint actively in 2009. 

Self-taught, his oil paintings became very popular in 2012 among his network of friends and supporters. It was at that time that he considered seeking professional advice to build a proper foundation to his business and he discovered YES’ workshops via the internet.
 
“I attended a few workshops at the beginning of 2013, followed by monthly one-on-one coaching sessions with Monika Majewski, who suggested that I participate in their "Creative Connections" event last January,” Louis-Bernard says. “Along with YES' guidance, that particular networking event helped me to improve my social media presence, networking and public presentation skills.”
 
“That event alone brought me great visibility, but the tools I acquired through YES' services were priceless,” he continues. “With their business-oriented, professional mindset, they bring you this incredible amount of knowledge, insight and experience that would take years to acquire by traditional means. And in doing so, you are being pulled upward by an entire team to a completely new level before even realizing it.”
Now a professional artist, Louis-Bernard held his first art exhibition in 2013 and also recently became a member of the Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels (RAAV).

For more information on Louis-Bernard and to view his artwork, click here.
 12TH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS CONFERENCE
 
This high-quality and affordable conference focuses on issues affecting employment and
career counsellors who provide English-language services in Quebec
 

REGISTER BY OCTOBER 31ST AND BENEFIT FROM EARLY BIRD SPECIAL PRICING!


 
 YES IN THE NEWS: HOW TO ACE YOUR JOB INTERVIEW 

 
YES' Career Advisor Stephanie Zacharkiw gets viewers acquainted with the do's and don'ts of job interviews on Global Montreal's Morning Show.

Watch the video here.

For more tips and tricks, subscribe to our Youtube channel by clicking
here.
 DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • The YES centre is open, free of charge, to everyone on a drop-in basis from Monday to Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM for use of the computers, phone, internet, Wi-Fi, fax machine and  resource library.
  • We offer one-on-one support to: job-seekers (ages 16-35 years), entrepreneurs (all ages), artists (all ages), and women in technology (all ages), as well as a Mentorship Program.
  • Many of our workshops and services are now offered online - for a complete listing of all our programs and workshops, click here to view our new FALL 2014 Program Book.
  • You can apply to any of the online job postings, by visiting the centre at 666 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 700, during normal business hours (Mon-Fri 9-5).
For information and updates, visit our website at www.yesmontreal.ca
 
OCTOBER WORKSHOPS
 
 
Jump Start Your Job Search  Information Session
(Free workshop)
Tuesdays & Fridays
2:00pm - 4:00pm
*NEW* POP UP#2: The Pitch 
(Free workshop)
Mon, Oct 20
2:00pm-3:00pm
Register 
here
Women in Technology: Connect
(Free networking event)
Tues, Oct 21
6:00pm-8:00pm

Register here.
Jump Start Your Business
& Financing Options 

(Free workshop)
(Handouts $2)
Wednesdays,
2:00pm-4:00pm
*NEW* Registering Your Business 
(Free workshop)
Mon, Oct 20
3:30pm-4:30pm
Register 
here
*NEW*Sales Process Optimization: Introducing the Sales Funnel 
(Free workshop)
Wed, Oct 22
6:30pm-8:30pm
Register 
here
Transferable Skills for Women in Technology
(Free workshop)
Thurs, Oct 16
10:00am - 12:00pm
Register 
here
*NEW* Leveraging Your LinkedIn 
(Free workshop)
Wed, Oct 22
10:00am-12:00pm
Register 
here
Women in Technology Information Session 
(Free workshop)
Fri, Oct 24
10:00am - 12:00pm

Register here.
Careers in Marketing & Communications 
(Free workshop)
Thurs, Oct 16
6:30pm-8:30pm

Register here.
Jump Start Your Art & Financing Options
(Free workshop)
(Handouts $2)
Tues, Oct 21
2:00pm-4:00pm
Register 
here.
Résumé Writing 
(Free workshop)
Mon, Oct 27
10:00am-12:00pm

Register here.
Interview Workshop
(Free workshop)
Mon, Oct 20
10:00am-12:00pm
 
French for Job Seekers
($75.00)
2 course/week over 4 weeks

Begins Tues, Oct 28

Register by calling 514-878-9788
 
 
 
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 SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FUNDERS & SUPPORTERS
 
                
                          


 


           
 
 
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