Here are some useful tips for finding employment:
- Adapt your résumé for different jobs. Make sure your résumé highlights the skills needed for the job you are applying for. Don’t submit a graphic designer résumé for a Web developer job, even if graphic design is part of Web development.
- Write a new cover letter for each job application. Most job descriptions list desirable attributes and qualifications. Use that job description to write a cover letter and describe how you match those qualifications and why you would be a good candidate. Keep it short and concentrate on the most important attributes.
- Identify employers who are a good fit. Identify and research employers who will be a good fit for you and network with them. Then develop your résumé and cover letter to highlight the skills and attributes they are looking for.
- Use job boards. Create accounts on job boards such as Workopolis, Monster.com and Job Bank. Many of these sites notify you when jobs become available that match your skills and preferences. You can also check Jobs at CHS.
- Practice your interviewing skills. The more you practice, the more comfortable you’ll be in an interview. You can also plan and prepare the best answers to a variety of questions.