Presentation on theme: "Student Job Centre 2012 Sault College Career Essentials How to Look for Work."— Presentation transcript:
Student Job Centre 2012 Sault College Career Essentials How to Look for Work
Student Job Centre 2012 There are many ways to find employers who need your skills. The following is a list of things you can do to help yourself find these employers and secure a job...
Student Job Centre 2012 Join LinkedIn.comLinkedIn.com Attend workshops and take other learning opportunities Register with private employment/placement agencies Check job postings on the internet frequently Keep your ears open for work opportunities through friends and acquaintances Contact executive search firms
Student Job Centre 2012 Post your resume on employment related websites Read the advertisements in the Classified and Career sections of newspapers Use the services of the Sault College Student Employment Services office (Student Job Centre) and the Portal Watch for “help wanted” signs in the windows of local businesses Pay attention to news reports about new projects and think about the types of work that may be generated there
Student Job Centre 2012 Meet people in fields that interest you by doing volunteer work Read the job ads in trade magazines Place “employment wanted” ads in newspapers, trade magazines, or on the internet Search career sites, bulletin boards, and companies’ home pages on the internet Approach employers directly and ask about job openings
Student Job Centre 2012 Meet with a career or employment consultant at Employment SolutionsEmployment Solutions More successful job seekers find work through personal contacts (networking) and approaching employers directly rather than through all other job search methods combined. Many employment opportunities are not advertised, but hidden in the job market instead. Don’t be afraid to apply for a job just because you do not have all of the necessary skills. If you have some skills, you might be able to learn the rest on the job, or acquire them through short training programs.