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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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!
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)
ObjectiveWhat do I put into my resume?
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 skillsChronological Resume
For You:to see if the position or employer will fulfill your needs.The Purpose of an Interview
1. Interview Preparation
2. The Interview
3. After the Interview
1. Know yourself
2. Research the job
3. Practice questions
4. Contact your references
View each question as an opportunity to say something positive about yourself !
Answer with a description of your skills
Temporary (less than 2 weeks)
PaintingWhat kinds of student jobs can you expect to find on our Job Bank?
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