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Follow our step-by-step guide to help you find the job you’ve always wanted

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Getting Started

Begin with Step 1 or skip ahead to the topic that most interests you. Remember that we have qualified Employment Counselors who can direct you through your job seeking every step of the way! And it’s FREE! Call 737-1672 to set up an appointment.

Job Seekers

Step 1

 

 

 

 

 

Deciding what you want to do for “the rest of your life” can be intimidating, but once you determine your passions and skills, you have taken the first step to finding your dream job. Step 1 has all the information you need to determine the Career for you.

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Step 2

 

 

 

 

 

Once you discover what type of job you want, Step 2 will help you find that job. Included are some tips on how to more effectively job search from a distance.  Also included is contact information for Sioux Lookout businesses.  (Please note that the lists of businesses are not exhaustive.)

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Click Here to view a list of all current job postings

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There are two types of resumes: chronological and functional.  The former type is the more well-known of the two but depending on your prior experience and education, the functional resume may be your better choice.  Step 3 has information about the two types of resumes and how to write either one.

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Although an employer may not specifically request a cover letter, it is recommended that you always submit one with your resume.  The cover letter is an excellent way to introduce yourself and to excite an employer to read your resume.  Step 4 has information about how to write an effective cover letter.

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Congratulations!  Your cover letter and resume enticed the employer to want to meet you and learn more about your qualifications.  It is normal to feel nervous before an interview but if you follow some simple guidelines, the interview can be a pleasant experience.  Step 5 has tips to ensure an enjoyable interview.  You can also check out some sample interview questions.  In addition, learn how to write a “Thank-You” letter post-interview.  If you are interested in practicing your interview skills, contact us (provide link to contact page) to set up an appointment with an employment counselor to perform a mock interview.

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Hooray!  You got the job!  Step 6 will teach you how to prepare yourself for your new job:  What should you expect from your employer?  What does your employer expect from you?

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We offer a variety of funding initiatives to eligible job seekers; click on Step 7 to read more about the following:

  1. Apprenticeship Scholarships
  2. Wage Subsidies
  3. Job Trials
  4. Placement Supports
  5. Second Career Strategy
  6. Job Creation
  7. Youth Job Connect (YJC)

If you are interested in any of the above programs, contact us (provide link to our contact page) to set up an appointment with one of our Employment Counselors to determine if you qualify.

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