5 Ways to Increase your Chances of Landing a Job Straight out of School

Published 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

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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