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Wayne Gretzky Blog Part 2


Employment & Learning

YWCA Saskatoon’s Employment and Learning Centre remains closed for in-person programs in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  We will continue to provide remote services via email, telephone and social media (Facebook).

We believe it is important to maintain your job search momentum. As such the Employment and Learning Centre will offer you daily job search advice and support that you can complete from home.

Today’s post is another post in the series….

As we noted in yesterday’s post, the great Canadian philosopher and hockey player Wayne Gretzky (Number 99) is quoted as saying:

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been.

 By this, we mean with the COVID – 19 pandemic critical public services and new hotspots in our labour market are being identified and are emerging, and workers will be needed in the short term and long term.  Our challenge and your challenge is to figure out how to connect to the emerging labour market or to figure out where the puck is going to be.

 Number 99 has also said:

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

 By quoting Wayne Gretzky here, we are encouraging you to keep the momentum of your job search up by activating or further activating your job search.  Most people apply for jobs that are advertised online using a standard resume, perhaps you should tailor your resume.  Most people apply for advertised jobs, perhaps you could do some cold calls or contact people in your community.  Or maybe you only apply for permanent/fulltime positions in your chosen field, maybe you should apply for short term, or casual jobs in an area you have never worked.  Keep trying and try some things that you may not have tried before….take some shots.

The Great One is also quoted as saying:

 The day I stop learning is the day I stop growing.

 We are encouraging you to learn some new skills or take an online class.  YWCA Employment and Learning are supporting people to take online computer classes (Word/Excel) and we may be able to support current clients in taking Food Safe, Safety Construction Orientation Training (SCOT®) or courses with Tourism Saskatchewan like Serve it Right and Service Best.  Take advantage of this difficult time to learn and grow.

 Follow these links for more information:

Your Employment and Learning staff are working remotely through email or over the telephone.  Should you have any questions or require assistance in your job search, feel free to contact any of your Employment and Learning staff for support.  You can reach us at:

Stay motivated; stay healthy as you achieve your employment goals.