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.
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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.
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.
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.