Prepare For A Job
1. Social insurance number is needed.
2. Are you old enough?
In B.C. students 12-14 must have parents permission and adhere to strict guidelines – 15 and older does not require parents permission.
3. Write your resume.
Cover Letter: http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/jobs/cover.shtml
Develop interview skills: http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/jobs/interview.shtml
4. Get facts on what types of jobs are available.
(http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/jobs/lmi.shtml)5. Finding Jobs. Get tips on finding jobs from:
6. Finding A summer job.
Resume/Cover Letter and Interview Resources
Career Uncertainty – Where to Start: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2019/01/21/how-deal-career-uncertainty-opinion?utm_source=Academica+Top+Ten&utm_campaign=9265d22078-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_01_21_05_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b4928536cf-9265d22078-47759577
Get the job! Resume & Cover Letter Workshops for youth – This free four workshop series for 13-18 year olds is a great opportunity to develop your resume, cover letter and interview skills. Sign up in advance for one, two, three or all four workshops with your name, email address and which workshops you are interested in by contacting the Thompson Community Centre Youth Coordinator, Chantelle Ingram at: firstname.lastname@example.org
1) How to Build a Resume – January 31, 4:00-5:30 pm. Learn how to build your resume from scratch with helpful tips and a resume template.
2) Resume Review – February 21, 4:15-5:15 pm. Bring a copy of your resume for our staff to review and edit.
3) Create a Professional Resume – March 14, 4:15-5:30 pm – Learn how to develop a professional CV for each job opportunity with tips on how to structure your document.
4) Interview Prep and Confidence Building – April 18, 4:00-5:30 pm – Learn interview prep techniques and practice your skills to build confidence. For more information: https://www.richmond.ca/parksrec/centres/thompsoncentre/youthpreteen.htm
important to be able to describe yourself on your resume and during an interview, as this is how you express your strengths. Think about the position you are applying for and research the kinds of skills and attributes that you would need to be successful in that position. When you are choosing words to describe yourself on your resume, don’t just choose words that you think make you look good. Chances are you will be asked to give examples of your attributes in your interview, so make sure you can back up your words with examples.
ability to solve problems
ability to multi-task
attention to detail
great people skills
works cooperatively with others
works well on a team
works well under pressure
Resume Now Website: https://www.resume-now.com/
My Perfect Resume: https://www.myperfectresume.com/
Service Canada Job Bank: https://seekers.jobbank.gc.ca/commun-common/connection-login.aspx?target=1&lang=en-CA Create an account and get access to the resume builder on-line tool.
Ten Best Resume Templates: http://www.hloom.com/best-resume-templates/#best-modern-format
Writing A Cover Letter
Sample Formats: http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/jobs/cover.shtml
How To Prepare For An Interview
Developing Interview Skills: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca/content_pieces-eng.do?cid=208#materials