Job Search Skills & Career Planning. Presented by: Service Canada Centre for Youth Edmonton. Why do students look for a job?. Gain career building experience References To meet new people Learning Freedom Fun Money. What will this Job do for you?. Good networking opportunity
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Job Search Skills & Career Planning
Service Canada Centre for Youth Edmonton
You can present yourself through the following:
Apply in the manner specified in the job ad:
If you have a choice, apply in the manner that maximizes your strengths!
Resume & Cover Letter Writing
You will NEED on your resume:
Work/ volunteer Experience
Skills (technical, transferable, personal)
You may also include:
Memberships (try to not to mention religious and political affiliations unless they are applicable to volunteer and work experience)
Organizes your past work experience into a concise, ordered list, emphasizing your work history.
Organizes your skills and abilities placing emphasis on your experience rather than work history.
Easy to read and to follow
Shows continuous periods work
Easy to make
Highlights development and progression, if any
Makes gaps between jobs more obvious
Highlights lack of progress and frequent job changes
Makes a lack of experience more noticeable
Shows most recent jobs, not most relevant skills
Puts most relevant skills for the job at the beginning
Helps to conceal gaps in work periods, as well as a lack of experience
Much more difficult and time-consuming to create
Can be confusing and disorganized-looking if done poorly
Downplays experience and any promotions received
Read instructions carefully
Include a copy of your cover letter and resume
Get 2 copies of the application form in case you make a mistake
Don’t put an expected salary
Use the additional comments section to sell yourself
For the Employer: to find out if you are suited to the position and the company’s needs.
For You:to see if the position or employer will fulfill your needs.
1. Interview Preparation
2. The Interview
3. After the Interview
Describe skills better
1. Know yourself
2. Research the job
3. Practice questions
4. Contact your references
Do you have experience working...
Tell me about yourself.
What would you do if...
Give me an example of a time...
Convince me to buy...
Tell me about yourself
Why did you apply for this job?
What are your interests?
What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
Why should I hire you?
Do you have previous experience?
How would others describe you?
Do you have any questions?
View each question as an opportunity to say something positive about yourself !
Answer with a description of your skills
Sit up straight
Tone of Voice:
Clear & Calm
Confident & Assured
Interested & Energetic
Temporary (less than 2 weeks)
Book a consultation with one of our staff for:
Phone (780) 495-2070 to book an Enhanced Services appointment!
Stop by our office at Canada Place
or call 495-2070 for more information.
Office: #55 Canada Place
Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm
Service Canada Centre for Youth