The Job Search
Working with clients to explore the full range of job search options, make the right connections, and effectively market themselves.
While the organization with which you work as a service provider probably has its own suite of programs and resources around the job search process, you can explore this section to find other programs and resources to which you can refer your clients, based on their specific needs. You may also want to provide the full list of resources for your clients to explore at their leisure.
This section looks at:
- The Job Search
- “Signing Up” for the Job Search
- Understanding the Canadian Workplace
- Getting Organized & Preparing Résumés
- Finding & Applying for Jobs
- Handling Interviews
JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS
There are many job search workshops available through employment centres in Ottawa that cover one or more of the topics above. Please explore the links below for more information.
Career Access for Newcomers (CAN) and Job Search Workshop (JSW) – Workshops and individual meetings with the aim to help newcomers understand Canadian job search requirements and develop a strategic action plan. Clients learn about skill self-assessment, contacting employers, resumes, networking and interview preparation.
City of Ottawa Job Skills Workshops – Employment Workshops, Info Sessions, Computer Workshops, Youth Zone Jeunesse Workshops.
Employment Ontario Ottawa Network – Explore the event calendar on this page; and go to the specific employment centres’ websites for additional information.
Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre Employment Services Workshops – Designed to provide current information and tools to assist in the job search. Core workshops available in both French and English; other workshops/ events are available in the language as advertised. Click link to see calendar.
WorldSkills Ottawa Program Calendar – Browse the calendar of job search workshops, including ones focused on understanding Canadian work culture.
JOB SEARCH RESOURCES
Manitoba Career Development: A Guide to Conducting an Effective Job Search – A comprehensive guide to help job seekers conduct an effective job search.
Job Bank – How Do I Market Myself – Comprehensive Service Canada guides for Cover Letters, Résumés, The Employment Proposal, Ace the Interview, Work Application Do’s and Don’ts, and Career Counsellors.
Finding a Job – To help you find a job, this page has useful links to guide you through every stage of the job-hunting process, from Services for Youth.
Prepare Your Job Search Tools – Provides samples and information on résumés, cover letters, information meetings, networking, telephone calls, a career portfolio and calling cards, from University of Saskatchewan.
Résumé, Cover Letter and Interviewing Tips – Comprehensive list of hints, tips and sample documents which might help you in the process of finding your job, from Education Canada Network.
The Job Search Handbook – A comprehensive pdf handbook with many samples, prepared by McGill University.
TOOLS & RESOURCES FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS
Manitoba Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide to Conducting an Effective Job Search – A guide for practitioners to assist job seekers in conducting an effective job search; site also provides a powerpoint presentationthat can be used with job seekers.