Job Search Skills
Saskatchewan's website for career information and job opportunities.
Canada-Saskatchewan Career and Employment Services. This site offers a wide variety of information. A must see site.
Human Resources Development Canada: WorkSearch
This site provides information on creating a job-search strategy and will take you through the process step by step.
Resources for Job Search
Quintessential Careers: College, Careers, and Jobs Guide
This site is for career changers and job seekers.
The Riley Guide
This site contains links to other sites with job offers, careers, salary information and much more.
This site is referred to as the Canadian virtual library. There are links to pages on job hunting, resume and cover letter writing and much more.
About.com: Job Searching
This is a directory of relevant sites for job seekers in Canada.
This is the site of the Wall Street Career Journal.
Youth Employment Information
This site is dedicated to offering career planning and employment resources for youth.
Where to Look For Jobs
To effectively search for a job, you will need to know:
Your own skills and abilities
Where to find out what jobs are currently advertised
How to find out about jobs that may never be advertised
How to approach potential employers
People who find jobs in the shortest period of time, generally use a variety of methods - all at the same time. They do the usual methods of job searching like looking in the newspaper for job ads, but they also tap into the "hidden" job market of unadvertised vacancies.
Some job openings are advertised.
Read the ads in the classified and career sections of your newspaper. Weekends usually have the most ads. If you see an ad about a job that interests you, apply immediately. Putting it off even one day may be too long. You may have a bit more time if the ad gives a competition deadline.
Regularly check job postings. Go to your local Canada-Saskatchewan Career and Employment Services or your local Human Resource Development Centre.
Some jobs are not advertised.
Talk to people and let them know you are looking for a job. This could be the mailman, the doctor, your neighbor - everyone you meet. You never know "who knows whom" or "who knows what".
Be specific. The more information you can give people, the more helpful they will be. People you least expect can give you valuable information about what is happening in other businesses that they know about. They can tell you about which jobs are open, who to talk to and where to get more information.
Talk to employers. Whether they are advertising or not, employers can give you a lot of information about what is going on in their industry, what their company does, if they hire people with your skills, and who will be hiring soon.
Use the media. Place your own ad. Let employers know what you have to offer, the type of work you can do and how you can be reached. More important than these techniques is your attitude. Your attitude is the first and last thing everyone notices about you. Employers will perceive immediately if you will be a pleasant person to be around, if you are interested in other people, if you project energy and enthusiasm and anxious to do the best job possible.
Locations of Possible Job Sources
Job Bus Canada
Public Service Commission of Canada
Department of National Defence and Canadian Forces
Government of Canada - Job Futures
Read the want ads in the newspaper.
Approach someone who is well established in the field in which you wish to work.
If you lack experience, pay special attention to places that are likely to offer on-the-job-training.
Labour Market Information
HRDC - Work Destinations
This site is for persons who want to practice their trade or profession in another province. It provides information on everything you need to know about moving to another province.
Canadian Relocation Systems
If you are thinking of moving, this site provides information about your new destination.
Canadian Relocation Systems - Income Statistics
This site provides income and work statistics on Canadian cities.
HRDC - Sector Partnerships
This site will give you an idea of the recruiting needs of employers, and of the skills they are looking for.
Forum For International Trade Training
This sites lists a wide variety of opportunities for those seeking careers in international trade.