RESOURCES FOR JOB SEEKERS

If you were impacted by COVID-19 at your work, the following resources will help you.

Cambridge

Phone 519-623-9380 | Text 519-497-2674 

Kitchener

Phone 519-743-2460 | Text 519-497-2592  

Guelph

Phone 519-822-4141 | Text 519-400-2053

NEXT STEPS AFTER LOSING YOUR JOB

 

If you have recently lost your job, help is available. In the chart below, the Government of Canada lists some of the supports that are available to families.

Measures in Action -Canadian Government

PREPARING FOR YOUR NEXT JOB

Once you organize your next steps after losing your job, now it is time to prepare yourself for the job-hunting process. Although many companies slowed down or are even laying off their staff, other companies are looking for new talents. It is time to identify opportunities and be prepared to market yourself properly. We have listed some resources for you below:

Upgrading Essential Skills

Before starting your job searching activities, you might consider upgrading some of your skills. We have listed some opportunities for you that are free to access.

Marketing Yourself

If you feel that you are ready for the job market, that you have all the skills needed for the type of job you are looking for, it is time to organize your resume and LinkedIn profile.

Online Courses

100% Online Learning from World’s Best Universities and Companies

 

Free online education platform that mostly focuses on workplace-based skills

FreeCodeCamp is a non-profit organization that consists of an interactive learning web platform

A popular language-learning platform and the most downloaded education app in the world

Learn to type with free online typing lessons and check your speed with the free typing test.

Free courses available online

  • First Aid Awareness

 

For a limited time only, St. John Ambulance Ontario is pleased to provide the online course entitled First Aid Awareness, offered free of charge (valued at $14.95) but only until May 31, 2020.

Prepare your resume

and LinkedIn profile

Chronological Resume:

This style is strongest for a consistent work history with no gaps.  It also shows career growth through positions with increasing responsibility into supervisor or management positions.  Most suited for career professionals looking to stay in their profession. Download template here.

Functional Resume:

 

Highlights the relevant skills and abilities to the job or industry you are applying for.  This style is most relevant if you are changing industries, have had a break in your employment record or looking for your first job. Download Template here.

LinkedIn:

LinkedIn is a social network that focuses on professional networking and career development.
You can use LinkedIn to display your resume, search for jobs, and enhance your professional reputation by posting updates and interacting with other people. If you are a beginner on LinkedIn, click here. If you have a LinkedIn profile and need extra tips, click here.

Searching for a Job

Facebook Groups

Cambridge
Kitchener-Waterloo
Guelph

Here are some online options that you can use to search and apply for jobs. Remember to always adapt your resume to the jobs you are applying to, using the terminology employers have on their job ads and important skills.

For assistance on this, contact us!

Online Search

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Kitchener: 519-497-2592 

Guelph: 519-400-2053

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