Interview Coach
Volunteer Types: Communications and Marketing, Mentoring, Others
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Public/Society Benefit
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: February 29, 2024
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Volunteer coaches attend interview events and work with new Canadian job-seekers by asking them 1 or 2 interview questions, listening attentively and giving the clients feedback in a positive, non-threatening way in order to help them prepare for job interviews, sharing their prior experience, utilizing the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action, Result).
The duties of the Interviewer include:
• Establishing rapport and a welcoming atmosphere
• Attentive listening
• Summarizing, repeating information
• Giving feedback
• Helping clients identify areas for improvement in their answers
• Offering encouragement to help clients build confidence

Volunteer Interviewer must have:
• Significant experience in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of an oral response
• Proven knowledge of interview techniques 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.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
The opportunity to meet and assist amazing newcomers from all over the world and make great connections in all professions. It is wonderful when you hear from clients who get jobs following your support.
How will the organization benefit?
Clients will receive more one to one support which is not always possible for the organization to give.
Volunteer location:
237 Argyle Avenue


Melissa McGuirk McNeil
@World Skills Employment Centre
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Seniors (65+)
Number of Positions Available: 10
Good for people interested in: Communications and Marketing, Mentoring, Others
You will be helping with: LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (19-24 years)

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