5 Ways to Increase your Chances of Landing a Job Straight out of SchoolPublished on February 27, 2020
Finding a job after college or university can be a challenging process.
Sometimes, you might not even know where to start.
If you lack experience in your field or are uncertain about writing a convincing resume and cover letter, here are five tips to improve your chances of finding the job you want.
Having the right employment requirements is the first step
- The Government of Canada website provides a link that states the typical requirements that are applicable to the discipline. Including a summary, description, approximate wages, outlooks, possible jobs and requirement/skills: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
- Includes summary, description, approximate wages, outlooks, possible jobs, and requirement/skills
- Or you can visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/employment-ontario to get training, build skills, and find employment opportunities
Expand opportunities using traditional job boards, like Dice and CareerBuilder
- Don't limit yourself to just one job website, because each job site only lists jobs from particular websites or companies
- LinkUp, for example, only lists jobs directly from company websites, while job search engines like Indeed pull listings from many different sources
- Indeed is a leading job site with millions of job listings from thousands of websites, including company career sites, job boards, newspaper classifieds, associations, and other online sources of job posting
- Users can also upload a resume and get a personalized resume link to share with employers
Use community resources to find job opportunities and improve your resume
- Seneca College Markham Campus offers a great quick resume check-up that takes 15 minutes to see if your resume passes the 30-second test at their Drop-In Resume Critique Clinics. Located at Markham Campus Room M180: Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Eventbrite is an open opportunity where you can attend career events and connect with new graduates at events and workshops: https://www.eventbrite.ie/d/canada--toronto/resume/
- Resume Rehaul is an accessible Kickstarter for summer work experience or post-graduation opportunities: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/back-by-high-demand-resume-rehaul-summer-work-experience-new-grads-tickets-93371886827
Use an employment directory
- The Career Directory is a resource that provides listings of employers interested in hiring new graduates; it includes what each employer did, the academic fields they were interested in, and an assessment of how best to get a job there: https://www.canadastop100.com/tcd/
Contact your local MPP
- We are here to serve the community and help you succeed. For more information and resources, please contact your local MPP.
- If you are trying to get hold of me, my office is located at 450 Alden Road, Unit 5 Markham, ON L3R 3L4, and we are open from 9am - 5pm. Or you can reach my by phone at 905-305-1935 or email me at [email protected]
I hope you find this information valuable and good luck with the job hunt!
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