Step 1: Interests
Knowing your interests, skills and talents helps you develop a resume that is appopriate
for your skillset and is most likely to be noticed by employers. This is also a way to help
you express your qualifications confidently during a job interview. Research shows that
people who enjoy their jobs are often happier in general, are more productive at work
and stand the best chance of getting promoted than those who do not enjoy their jobs.
Step 2: Research
You can save time and frustration if you know where to look for job postings and how to
network with employers. By researching companies, you may find a job that is well suited
to your skills, interests and field of study. This can also help you weed out companies for
which you are not interested to work, allowing you to prioritize your job search.
Step 3: Action Plan
One reason that some job seekers do not succeed at finding a well suited job is
disorganization. If you are not organized, you might miss important application deadlines,
forget to follow up with resumes you dropped off or worse - miss an interview.
Step 4: Workplace Essential Skills
Do you want to get more out of your summer employment than just a paycheque? You can
make strategic summer job choices that will help you learn new skills and improve your
Resources section and use it to help find a job that's right for you.
Step 5: Job Search Strategies
Your cover letter and resumé are often your first (and sometimes only) chance to make a
good impression on a potential employer. If your documents are well structured, well written
and showcase your strong skills sets effectively, the employer may want to contact you for