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Career Development Skills Program


Career development is defined as the process of learning and improving your skills so that you can do your job better and progress to better jobs. During this three-course certificate program (spread out over two-weeks), the participants will learn how to enhance their skills in current roles, gain personal insights into their strengths and development needs, and sharpen their ability for career advancement when the opportunities arise. Get the skills you need to grow your network, write a resume, interview, get a job, and get promoted!

Course 1: It’s Your Career: Discover and Achieve! – March 7-9, 2023, 9:30am-11:00am, CST.

Understanding what motivates you is an essential part of career planning. You will identify your own motivations, learn more about the motivations of those around you and chart a personal career path that caters to your own strengths and interests.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize career development theories;
  • Use career development assessment instruments;
  • Describe the importance of culture and culturally relevant career strategies;
  • Value a community-based career development approach and explore opportunities within your own community;
  • Identify and overcome any barriers that may impede career development for GN employees;
  • Examine how Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement ties directly to the context of career development within Nunavut.

Course 2: Master the Art of Resume Development – March 14, 2023, 9:30am-4:30pm, CST.

To focus on the key elements of different types of resumes and covering letters and how to best market your personal skills and competencies to perspective employers toward career success:

Learning Objectives:

  • Getting ready to market yourself;
  • Identifying your personal characteristics;
  • Reviewing personal achievements and success;
  • Job search techniques;
  • Preparing a resume and covering letter;
  • Preparing for the interview;

Course 3: Mastering the Interview – March 15, 2023, 9:30am-4:30pm, CST.

The interview is one of the key elements of the job search process. As with any skill, we can get better at it with preparation and practice. In this course, participants will explore how to prepare for an interview and become familiar with the types of questions to expect, as well as the questions they should think about asking. They will learn how to prepare for second interviews, testing, and shadowing, as well as how to follow up on their interview sessions.

Learning Objectives:
Understand the different types of interview questions and how to prepare to answer them;

  • Apply the most effective ways to prepare for an interview, including how to present yourself professionally;
  • Express yourself effectively;
  • Know how to ask for feedback following an interview.

Times: March 7-15, 2023


MST (Kitikmeot)

CST (Kivalliq)

EST (Qikiqtaaluk)

It’s Your Career

8:30am – 10:00am

9:30am – 11:00am

10:30am – 12:00pm

Art of Resume Development 

8:30am – 3:30pm

9:30am – 4:30pm

10:30am – 5:30pm

Mastering the Interview

8:30am – 3:30pm

9:30am – 4:30pm

10:30am – 5:30pm

Important Note:

  • A single application is needed to enrol in all three courses with the program: Career Development Skills Program.
  • Registration priority will be given to those who enrol in the entire program. 
  • Participants interested in registering for a single course will be waitlisted, and if there are spots available, they will be notified closer to the course deadline dates.
  • Participants must complete 2 out of the 3 courses in order to earn the GN certificate of participation. 
  • All GN employees are welcome to register for this course, but it will be offered based on Central Standard Time (CST). Participants enrolled are expected to complete this course based on this time zone. 
Start Date: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
End Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Online – Microsoft Teams & Zoom
Across Nunavut
Contact Name: 
Karen Tutanuak
Registration Deadline: 
Monday, March 6, 2023
Contact Email: 

Application Form

Completed application forms must be downloaded, printed and signed by the employee and the employee’s supervisor, then emailed or faxed. All registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.