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2019 ESTHETICS TRAINING COURSES SUMMER SCHEDULE

*NOTE- Monday classes are taught on Tuesdays during the summer schedule

EXECUTIVE SPA GROUP can help you access grants to pay for your esthetics training courses.

GRANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

I AM CURRENTLY WORKING.

If you are currently working, you should have a conversation with your employer regarding your future career goals and how they will benefit the workplace.

Your employer can apply for a grant to cover 2/3 of all training costs. You can only register for your desired training until your grant application has been approved. It usually takes about a month for the application to be approved, so don’t waste time, apply now!

If you are a new employee and have been there for less than 30 days, your employer is eligible for 100% of training costs in grant funding.

We can help with your grant application process.

Have your employer call or email us. We can make a trip to your workplace to help you sort out the process.

Can I pay for the training myself?

Yes. As the trainee, you can fund your own training costs, but your employer must apply on your behalf. Keep in mind that you will have to pay all training costs up front. Your employer will be reimbursed and will have to provide documentation demonstrating they in turn reimbursed you.

However, these types of grants are intended for your employer to invest in your development, therefore, it is expected that they will invest 1/3 of the costs, even if you are the one who paid for it up front.

When can I expect reimbursement?

You have 30 days after you complete your training to submit proof of completion in order to receive your reimbursement. On average, reimbursement takes 4-6 weeks post submission, so submit asap!

I AM NOT WORKING ATM.

If you are not working at the moment and have been unemployed for 30 consecutive days or more, you have the option to find an employer who will sponsor your training. When an employer hires a NEW employee, 100% of the training costs can be funded.

This option works especially well for experienced estheticians who require an additional skill to work at a certain spa.

If you are new to the beauty industry, we recommend applying for Receptionist or Assistant positions and working out a training plan with your new employer.

If you are having difficulty finding a sponsoring employer, you have other options, call or email us for more information.

ESTHETICS TRAINING COURSE SUMMER SCHEDULE

JUNE

JUNE 18, 2019- MANICURES AND PEDICURES 101

JUNE 25, 2019- WAXING AND TINTING 101

JUNE 25, 2019- SALON/SPA MANAGEMENT

AUGUST

AUGUST 6, 2019 – LASH EXTENSIONS 102

AUGUST 6, 2019 – NAIL EXTENSIONS 102

AUGUST 6, 2019 – SPA INDUSTRY STANDARDS

AUGUST 13, 2019- MAKEUP ARTISTRY 101

AUGUST 13, 2019- RETAIL

AUGUST 20, 2019- MANICURES AND PEDICURES 101

AUGUST 27, 2019- WAXING AND TINTING 101

AUGUST 27, 2019- SALON/SPA MANAGEMENT

JULY

JULY 2, 2019 – LASH EXTENSIONS 102

JULY 2, 2019- NAIL EXTENSIONS 102

JULY 2, 2019- SPA INDUSTRY STANDARDS

JULY 9, 2019- MAKEUP ARTISTRY 101

JULY 9, 2019- RETAIL

JULY 16, 2019- MANICURES AND PEDICURES 101

JULY 23, 2019- WAXING AND TINTING 101

JULY 30, 2019- SALON/SPA MANAGEMENT


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(780)604-2772
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APPROPRIATE QUESTIONS WHEN INTERVIEWING CANDIDATES

Interviews and Candidates

I remember the days sitting on the candidate side of the interview. I think its safe to say the best word I can think of to describe the feeling was… NERVES!!

Nervousness is quite common and understandable for the interviewee for pretty obvious reasons- they are the ones looking for employment and on a “quest to impress.”

They’re always thinking prior to the interview:
  • “Watch what I say”
  • “Sound Professional”
  • “Stand Out”

However, most candidates don’t think about the nervousness on the employer’s side. Looking for someone trustworthy, reliable and hard-working who will be a wonderful addition to your team can create some stress.

The employer is always thinking prior to the interview:
  • “What will I ask”
  • “Be Professional”
  • “Hopefully they come” 😛

Additionally, interviewing in the age of social media allows the employer to research the candidate before meeting them. On that note, something else we should also be considering as employers is “do not cross any lines” in the questions we ask.

What questions are OK to ask?

There is this wonderful thing called the Alberta Human Rights Act which applies to everyone, including employers who are interviewing potential employees.

This act was created by the Government of Alberta to promote fairness and equality. The act emphasizes 15 protected grounds which are off limits when asking interview questions. Take a look at this valuable tool for employers to use and make sure you keep it professional!

But I want to know all I can about this candidate!

Understandable. When you hire someone you are bringing them into your circle of trust. Details about their personal life would be helpful in making the hiring decision, however, as you prepare your interview questions, keep in mind the protected grounds.

Take a look at this ALIS article on what questions are acceptable and what questions are unacceptable for ideas.

Did you know we have a beauty industry job bank?

Our job bank is free, fast and easy to use. When you post your job listing with Executive Spa Group, you are able to post multiple listings for up to 30 days at a time. Candidates submit their resume and other application material directly to you, thereby allowing you to be fully in control of the screening and hiring process.

POST YOUR JOB NOW , no account necessary!

Shauna Jenkins

EXECUTIVE SPA GROUP
(780)604-2772
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Boundaryless Beauty Careers

Alberta’s Beauty Industry: Boundaryless Beauty Careers

What is a boundaryless career? Allan Bird, Professor of Global Business, Northeastern University, defines it as a career path in which individuals must engineer their work lives on their own. It has been ESG’s observation that this in fact describes beauty careers. We will use this model to shed new light on the reality of beauty careers in Alberta. According to Bird, there are 3 principles to the Boundaryless Career:
    • The Boundaryless Career is ill-structured.
Unlike conventional careers, in the beauty industry, progress, success, or advancement comes from mastering your skills, learning new ones, meeting new people, and networking and collaborating with new groups. Beauty careers can be very exciting if you do it right! Having great people skills is important. You don’t have to possess an outgoing personality, but because you direct your own career, you must be personable with the people you meet throughout your career.
    • The Boundaryless Career is self-directed.
The beauty industry is not for everyone. If you like to play around with hair and makeup, that’s not enough to be a Professional Makeup Artist or Hair Stylist. It takes more than providing a good service to succeed in this industry. You must also have a sense of self-direction, self-motivation, and of course, an entrepreneurial spirit! The beauty industry is not for delicate wallflowers. Networking is a fun and necessary part of the job. Attending parties, events, social gatherings, and having a strong social media presence are the best ways to network…at least for an extravert!
    • The Boundaryless Career has psychological benefits and costs.
There is a very attractive flexibility to the beauty industry. Some employers offer 9-5 hours, however, most employers are able to offer flexibility on work schedules due to evening and weekend work. This outside-the-box scheduling allows us to be more in control of the time we spend with our family and friends. Even more appealing, we can gain greater control by working on commission. In this arrangement, we are better able to influence our income and our schedule, a psychological benefit that comes from the independence and freedom a career in the beauty industry provides. Other psychological benefits are creativity and self-expression. The beauty industry allows you to express yourself in ways you wouldn’t dream of in conservative careers! Mastering your skills as you explore new techniques and bring your ideas to life in your services are ways to attain new levels of success in the beauty industry. Self expression is an excellent way to promote yourself as a service provider. After all, your presentation speaks for your work. As you can see, Alberta’s beauty industry offers exciting beauty careers for those who possess the right qualities!

Do you?

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