Get a Job

Get a job

Get a job

Job searching takes time, work, and a positive attitude. Most people take a similar approach to job searching – responding only to posted positions and sending out generic resumes and cover letters. Few people are successful using these approaches. Both “who you know” and “what you know” are important. Most people secure employment through networking and accessing the “hidden job market”. Remember – until you meet a potential employer your resume and cover letter represent you. Make sure they present a positive first impression.

Meet Employers
One of the first steps toward securing a career is having the confidence to interact with employers. Meeting employers also helps with networking opportunities. See our resources below for ways to meet and interact with potential employers. Read More
Resumes, CV's & Letters
This section introduces you to the “paperwork” you will need as you begin your job search. In North America, resumes and cover letters are still the most widely used documents in the non-academic job search process. Read More
Interview Preparation
Whether you’re applying for summer work, graduate school, or your first ‘real’ job after graduation, you will need to be prepared for the interview process. See this page for tips and advice about the interview process. Read More
Find a Job

Job searching takes time, work, and a positive attitude. Both “who you know” and “what you know” are important.

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Succeed on the Job

Everyone wants to be successful at work. A positive attitude, good work ethic, strong communication skills, and a willingness to contribute to the common goals of the organization go a long way to making you a valuable member of the team. Treating others as you like to be treated, understanding how to communicate with management, and going “above and beyond” basic expectations will give you a definite advantage.

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Get into WERC

Western's Employment Resource Centre is a in-person and online service offering help with your career portfolio. In-person help is available from September - April and you can get feedback in multiple languages including Arabic, Bosnian, Cantonese, Croatian, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Telugu, and Urdu. Online help is available year-round so that you can get feedback on your documents at anytime, from where ever you are in the world!

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