When you're looking for work – whether it's a part-time or full-time job, a summer or co-op position – there are lots of sources, so be creative and keep your ear to the ground.
You'll find it pays off (literally!)
Job Search Tips
Talk to your friends, your friends' parents, your parents, their friends, anyone and everyone. Word of mouth is a great way to find employment.
- Visit your school's guidance counsellor.
If you're a high school student, talk to your school's guidance counsellor about job opportunities. If they don't have a job-board, they'll for sure proofread your resume and cover letter for you.
- Surf employment websites.
Find your local employment website, and review it daily for new positions. Here are a few links to get you started:
- Check your newspaper.
Find out which day of the week is the most popular day for your paper's employment section, and be sure to pick it up. As well, be sure to
check your newspaper's website for a classified section.
- Don't forget the windows.
Have a look around your community for "help-wanted" signs. Sometimes a face-to-face visit is all it takes to land a job.
- Find community information boards.
Your local library, town hall or coffee shop may have a bulletin board full of community notices. Small employers will often put help-wanted signs in these locations to take advantage of free advertising.
- Check out your local Service Canada Centres for Youth as they offer a number of free services to help you find a job. Or visit Service Canada Centres for Youth online.
- In addition, check within your community for any personnel agencies
that help workplaces find workers for available positions.
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