Jobseeker Resources

Like most things in life, there are no shortcuts to a great job. But we would like to help you along the way! Here are some places where you should be spending time to maximize your job-hunting success:

Job Alerts

Sign up for job alerts on the sites where you are looking at job postings, and be the first to apply. It’s simple! You can choose multiple sectors in multiple locations, and emails will arrive in your inbox - hot off the press.

Social Media

Social networking sites offer exciting new ways to network with others, search for jobs, market your strengths, and more.

Download our free guide on JOBSEEKER branding to navigate through the intricacies of establishing an impactful online profile and establishing yourself as a brand. 

Register with multiple recruitment agencies:

  • Find recruitment agencies that specialize in your industry or skillset
  • Introduce yourself to a recruiter and help them understand what you are looking for
  • It takes two – be responsive to recruiters reaching out with opportunities and you will be sure to get a call when the right role becomes available
  • Take advantage of any free resources, like resume writing workshops, career advice, mock interviews. Recruiters are up to date on interview techniques and job hunting etiquette – let them help you present your best self

Online job boards

In Canada, there are multiple job boards and aggregators that list great job opportunities. By uploading your resume, you can keep up to date with the latest job openings, and recruiters can find you. Recruitment companies, as well as direct employers regularly use this method to advertise positions and search candidate resumes. Top job boards that we utilize include; Indeed, CareerBuilder, Careerbeacon, Monster, KnightHunter, Jobillico, HRDC, and Kijiji.

Direct Applications

  • Prepare a brief cover letter specific to the job.
  • Highlight your suitability for the role by mirroring your credentials with the criteria required.
  • Provide clear, quantifiable examples from your work history to support your fit for the role. Indicate your interest in the role and the organization. Ask for an opportunity to meet in person as a next step.

Company Websites

Many companies have their own career sites listed on their website. If there is a particular company or organization that you would like to work for, visit their website regularly or subscribe to their news feed. If something suitable arises, send in a direct application with your resume. Join their LinkedIn page and follow them on Twitter and you will see all new company information and updates via their social media outlets. Submit your resume to a specific role that strongly matches your experience. Alternatively, contact the corporate recruiter who will be in a position to give you the inside track on where the hiring cycle is at for each particular role.

Job Fairs

Whether you're a recent graduate seeking your first position or an experienced professional in search of new opportunities, attending job fairs is one way to network and find job leads. Job fairs allow you to meet hiring managers from various companies and industries -- all housed under one roof for the day. Many have their own rules for networking and distributing resumes. It's usually possible to obtain a list of employers participating in a job fair ahead of time. Prepare in advance by finding out who will be there and then research these companies. Hiring companies appreciate knowing that you have taken the time to understand their business.

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