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FINDING WORK

Networking: It is said that approximately 80 percent of job openings that are available at any given time are not advertised in the newspapers or online job boards.  How do you access these opportunities then?  Networking is a key factor.  Don't skip this part... learn what networking is really all about.
Professional Associations:
  Offer great networking opportunities, a wealth of information and industry specific job boards.  Be sure to investigate this aspect of looking for work.
Volunteering:
An opportunity to develop new skills, expand your network, strengthen your resume and give you personal satisfaction. 
Don't underestimate the value of volunteering.
Researching:
Research is the key to an effective and successful career plan and work search. Don't think you can afford to spend time researching?  The real question is... can you afford not to??
Job Boards:
Yes, we know.  You want to jump right in and find that dream job on a job board. It seems like a lot less work, right? We have listed a bunch, including specialized Canadian niche sites. Go ahead and use them, but don't rely on them. 
Internships: If you're under 30 and unemployed, internships may be just what you're looking for.
Self Employment:
A growing number of Canadians are starting their own businesses. Did you know that over two million Canadians are self employed?  Find out what it takes to succeed.
Work Search with a Disability:  Whether you're a job seeker with a disabilty or an employer wanting to learn more about recruiting and job accomodations for persons with disabilities, this information is for you! 
Discussing Salary:  Tips for discussing salary -- in your cover letter, during an interview and when an offer is made.

Remember... looking for work may be one of the toughest jobs you'll ever have!  It takes time, patience and a lot of effort.   Be prepared and do your research; the extra effort will be worth it.

Featured web link Nov 2009: Workopolis.ca - Why no interviews after all the resumes I've sent out?


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