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Interview Coaches

Organization: World Skills Employment Centre

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 6

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Dec 16, 2018


Volunteer interviewers work one-on-one with new Canadian job-seekers by asking them 1 or 2 interview questions, listening attentively and giving the clients oral and written feedback in a positive, non-threatening way in order for them to become increasingly better at answering interview questions and expressing their prior experience, utilizing the SAR format (Situation, Action, Result).
Their role involves offering advice in such a way as to promote the development of clients’ ability to reflect on their answers and improve them, allowing them to feel confident in their interview skills. Volunteers work 1 morning per month from 9 to 12.

What would the volunteer be doing?

The duties of the Interviewer include:
• Establishing Rapport and a welcoming atmosphere
• Attentive listening
• Summarizing, repeating information
• Giving oral and written feedback
• Helping clients identify areas for improvement in their answers
• Offering encouragement to help clients build confidence


Atoosa Adnani


Ext: 330


Volunteer Opportunity Address
370 Catherine Street


Good for people interested in: Counselling; Teaching/Tutoring

You will be working with: Visible Minorities or New Canadians

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteer Interviewer must have:
• Significant experience in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of an oral response
• Proven experience in interview techniques; HR/Recruitment within a Canadian context
• Excellent English or French language skills
• Familiarity with the Canadian job market
• Experience and/or demonstrated interest in working with new Canadians
• An ability to build rapport, and demonstrate empathy and intercultural awareness

* Professional experience in Human Resources and/or recruitment is particularly valuable in this role and as such the volunteer will be able to count these hours towards HRPA certification

How will the organization benefit?
World Skills is a non-profit community organization that seeks to promote the economic integration of New Canadians by offering pre-employment and job matching services. Volunteers form an integral part of our ability to ensure that new Canadians obtain commensurate and quality employment opportunities. As a volunteer, you will receive orientation and training for your role and become part of the culturally diverse World Skills community.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 2-3 weeks

This position would be great for - Groups; Seniors