Today is the last full day during your long weekend to dedicate to job seeking so let’s make the best of these tips below!
13) Learn to Job Search. First, search for the jobs that interest you. Investigate in these job descriptions, and learn more about what you need to qualify. Second, use keywords and look for jobs that match your skills and qualifications. Third, leverage employment websites like Workopolis, and Canada Jobs.
14) Determine your skills, and upgrade your credentials. Review your skills from past experiences: Are you a great leader? What makes you a great leader? Are you a rock star programmer? Do you have a knack for problem solving? To further your career, you must learn more about your strengths and weaknesses, interests, goals, and accomplishments. Make a list of your strengths and weaknesses and pinpoint the areas of improvement (i.e. your weaknesses) and try to find different ways to communicate these points as your strengths. Additionally, learn to become more self aware. As you sift through job descriptions, notice the qualifications needed and consider upgrading your credentials (i.e. getting your PMP) and discover the points that make you an unique and ideal candidate.
15) Personalize your strategy. Develop a strategy to get what you want out of your job seeking sessions. Are you looking to learn more about a specific position? Do you want an interview? Communicate it - and don’t be afraid to cold call your potential employers. Cold calling can help you stand out from the crowd. Carpe diem.