Find a summer student who is a great fit for your organization
This section of NBjobs provides you with the tools to help
Are you having difficulty finding a student to fill your summer job vacancies? Simply posting a job ad is not sufficient to attract the right student(s) who will succeed with your organization. These resources have been developed to provide you with the tools to understand what students are looking for when applying for summer jobs.
Other options for finding/funding summer students

Nbjobs.ca job bank:                                                  https://nbjobs.ca/

Young Canada Works:                                              https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Account/Login

Other Federal Recruitment and Job Programs:       http://emplois-jobs.gc.ca/fswep-pfete/index-eng.php


 
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Five easy steps to help you find a summer student
Resources
Step 1: Interests
If you have summer job vacancies to fill, you may want to determine if these will be highly
sought after jobs (good pay, lots of opportunities to learn new skills) or difficult to fill because of the nature of the work (physically demanding, repetitive tasks, long hours). Don't assume that posting a job will automatically attract candidates, you have to make the job offer interesting and apealing.


Step 2: Research
Salary alone may not be enough to attract a student to your organization. They want to ensure that the employer/position are good fits for them. It is important that employers invest some time in researching what things are important to students. If students are excited to work for you, you will benefit from their best work and a successful placement as a result.


Step 3: Marketing Plan
Once you have created your job posting, you have to ensure that students are aware of the opportunity. Your job posting will appear on the www.nbjobs.ca website, but you may wish to use other marketing strategies (like social media) to spread the word.

Never post the SEED program criteria in your job recruitment strategies. Program eligibility is for discussion with the student after you have interviewed them and during the hiring phase.


Step 4: Workplace Essential Skills
Many students lack the experience and specific skill sets to perform the more technical positions in your organization, however the workplace essential skills are important no matter the job or industry. Providing students with experience in these skills will benefit them in furthering their education and transitioning into their chosen fields of study. They are also a useful tool in screening candidates you wish to hire as people strong in the 9 essential skills tend to be the most successful in the workplace.


Step 5: Hiring Process
When a student presents you with a SEED voucher, understand that these are time-
sensitive documents and students are trying to secure summer employment quickly.  In many cases, students will provide a voucher to more than one employer to maximize their chances of securing summer employment. If your hiring procedures take a long time or if your don't get back to a student in a timely manner, chances are high that  they will accept a position with another employer

Connect with a PETL Program Officer to verify the student's eligibility for the program before extending a job offer to the student.




IMPORTANT TIP: Your chances of finding the right job candidate starts with planning your staffing needs early and understanding exactly what skill sets you require. Preparation for posting summer jobs should start in December!
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