Job Search

The process of looking for employment can take time, thought and a lot of energy. Luckily there are a wide variety of job search tools available as well as resources to help support your career search. Assistance with resume writing, practicing interviewing skills, as well as professionals who can help you to assess which jobs best fit your skills and interests are all widely available. Recruiters can help to place you in a position within your field, and job banks and websites list current postings and job openings. But where do you start? There are both free, and government-provided resources available, as well as private, paid companies and associations who can assist you in your job search. We are here to help you decide the best place to start.

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Job Search: Career Planning Guide

This comprehensive, practical and up-to-date book, the second in Lock's career planning series, guides readers through the necessary steps involved in planning a successful job search. Filled with the most current information on career-related topics such as occupational alternatives and training requirements, the Fifth Edition arms students with the tools they'll need for their search, including specific writing, speaking, and research skills and offers guidelines for building profitable job leads. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The 2-Hour Job Search

Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster

Outlines a systematic, tech-savvy and jargon-free formula for securing interviews with potential employers, explaining how to navigate Internet resources while rapidly creating a job-search system based on mainstream technologies. Original.

The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search: The Proven Program Used by the World’s Leading Career Services Company

The Proven Program Used by the World’s Leading Career Services Company

The Proven Program Used by 600,000 Job Hunters! You put hours and hours of hard work into your job search and the companies you've contacted never call. It's a story all too common in the fast-paced, highly competitive world of job hunting. Nothing is more discouraging than sending one resumé after another into the job-hunting void. Eventually, you expect silence from the other end. The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search was written so this never happens to you again. These techniques, developed by author Orville Pierson, have been used successfully for ten years by Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), the world's premier career services company. Here, Pierson provides you with the job-search techniques that up to now have been limited to the LHH consultants he trains. Orville Pierson has helped thousands of job hunters during his career, taking note of the characteristics that have led to success as well as failure. In The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search, he supplies key information on how professional job search consultants structure the job search project so you can apply the same winning strategies to your own search. You'll also be privy to inside information on how decision makers operate, enabling you to get the inside track on job openings before they are announced. This insider's guide covers every phase of the job search, leading you step by step through the process of creating a clear-cut plan-essential to every job search. Using the Pierson Method, you'll learn how to Develop a Target List (the key ingredient to every job search) Measure your progress Create a “core message” about yourself that decision makers won't forget Present yourself in the best possible light to prospective employers Using these strategies, Orville Pierson and LHH have helped 600,000 people land great new jobs. Employ the Pierson Method in your hunt for employment and you'll soon be doing what you love in the company that's right for you.

The Academic Job Search Handbook

For more than 15 years, The Academic Job Search Handbook has assisted job seekers in all academic disciplines in their search for faculty positions. The guide includes information on aspects of the search that are common to all levels, with invaluable tips for those seeking their first or second faculty position. This new edition provides updated advice and addresses hot topics in the competitive job market of today, including the challenges faced by dual-career couples, job search issues for pregnant candidates, and advice on how to deal with gaps in a CV. The chapter on alternatives to academic jobs has been expanded, and sample resumes from individuals seeking nonfaculty positions are included. The book begins with an overview of the hiring process and a timetable for applying for academic positions. It then gives detailed information on application materials, interviewing, negotiating job offers, and starting the new job. Guidance throughout is aimed at all candidates, with frequent reference to the specifics of job searches in scientific and technical fields as well as those in the humanities and social sciences. Advice on seeking postdoctoral opportunities is also included. Perhaps the most significant contribution is the inclusion of sample vitas. The Academic Job Search Handbook describes the organization and content of the vita and includes samples from a variety of fields. In addition to CVs and research statements, new in this edition are a sample interview itinerary, a teaching portfolio, and a sample offer letter. The job search correspondence section has also been updated, and there is current information on Internet search methods and useful websites.

Operation Job Search

A Guide for Military Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Careers

Operation Job Search is the ultimate guide for US military veterans seeking employment after discharge. It provides information about the civilian workforce, rubrics for navigating one’s career, and a list of essential resources to consult during the job search. Also included are sections dedicated specifically to suggestions and resources available to female veterans. Weiss explains that hiring managers and human resources directors hire veterans who make the effort to build a professional relationship. He discusses the importance of leaving the house and meeting employers at venues such as job fairs, trade shows, office parks, and even Starbucks. Weiss offers practical instructions and crucial tips, such as: Establish an operations center (home office) for job hunting Don’t be afraid to make cold calls Dress appropriately for job interviews and practice communicating in civilian-speak, not military jargon Target military-friendly companies that value the skills of returning military personnel If you are a US military veteran searching for a job, Operation Job Search will guide you every step of the way—from translating your skills into civilian-speak to negotiating your contract.

Modern Job Search

Insider Knowledge and Strategies That Work

Modern Job Search is a definitive guide for job seekers of all experience levels and is the product of over 15 years of experience in recruiting and executive search. Learn where to start (value) How to identify hiring managers How to prepare resumes that work How to get in front of the right people How to control interviews How to negotiate good offers The methods described are what I use to market candidates into some of the world's best companies. The experiences in the narrative are all accurate portrayals of what it takes to find jobs, get invited to interviews and receive offers. The guidance given, process followed and work done are all real. When was the last time you really had to look for a job? Don't get caught unprepared. Buy this book and take control of your job search About the Author: Kurt Schmidt has over 15 years of successful experience in "fee-paid" executive search and recruiting. Currently, he is the President and owner of a specialized search firm focused on filling Supply Chain Management positions in the energy and manufacturing industries. Past and present clients include BP (British Petroleum), Halliburton, Emerson, Trane, Flextronics, AGCO, Danaher, American Standard, Exterran, Cameron, Dell, Iomega, Ingersoll Rand, Whirlpool, Motorola, Hewlett Packard / Compaq, Hitachi, Thyssen-Krupp, Tyco Electronics, John Deere, Solectron, Black and Decker and many others.

The Subversive Job Search

How to Overcome a Lousy Job, Sluggish Economy, and Useless Degree to Create a Six-Figure Career

Are you tired of missing out on that raise, bonus, or promotion? Do you want to turn your dead-end job into a high-paying career? Would a six-figure salary solve all your problems? Moneymaking guru Alan Corey faced all these questions himself, then went from collecting unemployment checks to bringing in a six-figure salary in just over a year. This inspirational and entertaining book is jam-packed with easy-to-follow steps that you can use to transform your own career. Alan couples his personal anecdotes with scientific studies that are guaranteed to increase your salary. The Subversive Job Search will help steer you into the $100,000-plus career you’ve been waiting for. Are you frustrated because . . . · Your coworkers make more than you? · Your boss is unreasonable and doesn’t appreciate you? · Your paychecks aren’t making ends meet? · Your stagnant career is going nowhere fast? It’s easier than you think to get paid like an expert. If Alan Corey can do it, so can you!

The Job Search Navigator

An Expert's Guide to Getting Hired, Surviving Layoffs, and Building Your Career

The Job Search Navigator is a comprehensive guide to finding a new job in today's evolving career marketplace. Author Matt Durfee writes from the perspective of someone who has both recruited for some of America's biggest companies and navigated his way through nine of his own job losses. The book combines practical real-world perspectives with the technical knowledge job seekers need in order to excel at every aspect of their searches. Drawing on the knowledge Durfee accumulated through his own experiences, searches, and big-brand corporate hiring responsibilities, The Job Search Navigator abandons the "clinical approach" of many other career-advice books. Instead, Durfee gives easy-to-follow strategies and, perhaps more importantly, recounts in illuminating detail the kinds of mistakes that led him to develop these strategies. Despite recent reports of soaring corporate profits and gross domestic product growth, the effects of the Great Recession are still very real to the nearly 20 million Americans who are either jobless or underemployed. In these uncertain times, The Job Search Navigator is a reliable guide to every step of the 21st-century job hunt, whether readers are laid off, wanting to change careers after surviving cutbacks, or seeking a better full-time gig in a stagnant marketplace.

The Job Search Solution

The Ultimate System for Finding a Great Job Now!

When Dr. Phil's viewers need help turning their job search woes into employment success, he calls in Tony Beshara. One of the most successful placement professionals in the United States, Beshara knows what works and what doesn't. In The Job Search Solution, he outlines the simple yet powerful system that has helped over 100,000 people land jobs they love. Now, in a completely updated second edition, Beshara addresses the major challenges that confront candidates seeking employment today, including advice for readers who have been out of work for a while, were fired from their last job, are looking to change careers, or may be facing discrimination due to age. Featuring interactive exercises, real-life examples, practical Do's and Don'ts, and other essential tools, the new edition reveals how candidates can create a personal ôbrandö online, communicate with potential employers via e-mail, and leverage personal stories throughout the interview process. Both practical and empowering, The Job Search Solution gives readers the tools they need to get hired in one of the toughest job markets ever.

The Complete Job Search Book For College Students

A Step-by-step Guide to Finding the Right Job

Using step-by-step, easy-to-follow techniques, The Complete Job Search Book for College Students, 3rd Edition, shows you all the essential aspects of a successful job-search campaign. From discovering what employers are really looking for, to taking a personal inventory and managing expectations, to staying focused on what's important-you'll learn everything you need to know about organizing an effective and practical plan. The Complete Job Search Book for College Students, 3rd Edition includes: A step-by-step plan for landing your first job Samples of resumes and cover letters that really work A comprehensive list of online job-hunting resources The latest information on the best career paths "Inside" information for making the most of career fairs and university job resources How to match your qualifications to employers' needs This book tells you how to write winning cover letters and resumes, with dozens of samples covering most fields of study-including new and growing interdisciplinary fields such as biochemistry and international studies/language. AUTHOR: Richard Walsh is a publishing professional who specializes in career books. Foreword by Michelle Soltwedel, a professional recruiter for Trillium Staffing (Champaign, IL) with more than twelve years of experience placing candidates at all levels.

Flawed System/Flawed Self

Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences

Today 4.7 million Americans have been unemployed for more than six months. In France more than ten percent of the working population is without work. In Israel it’s above seven percent. And in Greece and Spain, that number approaches thirty percent. Across the developed world, the experience of unemployment has become frighteningly common—and so are the seemingly endless tactics that job seekers employ in their quest for new work. Flawed System/Flawed Self delves beneath these staggering numbers to explore the world of job searching and unemployment across class and nation. Through in-depth interviews and observations at job-search support organizations, Ofer Sharone reveals how different labor-market institutions give rise to job-search games like Israel’s résumé-based “spec games”—which are focused on presenting one’s skills to fit the job—and the “chemistry games” more common in the United States in which job seekers concentrate on presenting the person behind the résumé. By closely examining the specific day-to-day activities and strategies of searching for a job, Sharone develops a theory of the mechanisms that connect objective social structures and subjective experiences in this challenging environment and shows how these different structures can lead to very different experiences of unemployment.

50 Ways to Get a Job

An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms

A new personalized way to find the perfect job—while staying calm during the process. You are so much more than a resume or job application, but how can you communicate that to your potential employer? You need to learn to ask the right questions, stop using job sites, and start doing the work that actually counts. Based on information gained from over 400,000 individuals who have used these exercises, this book reveals career expert Dev Aujla’s tried-and-tested method for job seekers at every stage of their career. Filled with anecdotes and advice from professionals ranging from a wilderness guide to an architect, it includes quick-step exercises that help you avoid the common pitfalls of navigating a modern career. Whether you've just decided to start the hunt or you're gearing up for a big interview, 50 Ways to Get a Job will keep you poised, on-track, and motivated right up to landing your dream career.

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YWCA Hamilton - Employment Resource Centre - 75 MacNab St

Offers free training sessions and skill upgrading opportunities to assist participants in finding employment.

Services include:
* Computer and internet access.
* Phone, photocopying and faxing services.
* Job search information and resources.
* One-on-one resume, cover letter, and portfolio building.
* Assistance with labour market research and post-secondary resources.
* Mock interview and follow-up techniques.
* Access to our career resource literature, Career Cruising interactive resource and Scott's Business Directories.
* Workshop and training sessions covering job search techniques, computer basics, resume and cover letter writing, financial literacy, Smart Serve training, WHMIS, and Safe Food Handler certification.

PATH Employment Services

Agency that specializes in working with clients who have disabilities and other barriers to employment.

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre - Apatisiwin Program

Provides support and assistance to clients in their pursuit of permanent employment, through resume writing, job search counseling, and computer access, fax/photocopying services, access to job listings, training course listing, education/occupation resources. Apatisiwin is a Swampy Cree word meaning "Employment, Training and Jobs".

Career Foundation (The) - Completing the Circle - Hamilton Central

A youth employment initiative that consists of 5 weeks of paid Group-Based Employability Skills workshops, followed by a work placement of 12 weeks. Successful applicants can also receive a retention bonus for successfully retaining their job for the 12 week work experience period.


Hamilton. Ontario Works - Career Development Centre

Career development and employment strategy library * Career and community resource information * Employment counselling * Employment placement service * Employment support workshops * Job search and application resources * Helping Hands program

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre - Apatisiwin Program

Provides support and assistance to clients in their pursuit of permanent employment, through resume writing, job search counseling, and computer access, fax/photocopying services, access to job listings, training course listing, education/occupation resources. Apatisiwin is a Swampy Cree word meaning "Employment, Training and Jobs".

Hamilton. Ontario Works - Career Development Centre

Career development and employment strategy library * Career and community resource information * Employment counselling * Employment placement service * Employment support workshops * Job search and application resources * Helping Hands program

Mohawk College - Co-op Services

Provides support to Mohawk co-op students and to employers seeking to hire or currently working with co-op students from Mohawk College. A free job posting service offered.

YWCA Hamilton - SISTER Program - 75 MacNab St

A free employment program enabling young women to develop and enhance their life and employability skills and make successful transitions into the labour market. This program includes 4 weeks of paid training and 12 weeks of paid placement.

Mohawk College - Co-op Services

Provides support to Mohawk co-op students and to employers seeking to hire or currently working with co-op students from Mohawk College. A free job posting service offered.

Halton Industry Education Council

Purpose is to enhance career education and help youth make informed career decisions.

Major programs and services:
apprenticesearch.com:
Free, virtual interactive, on-line service that serves the entire Province of Ontario
* provides information on apprenticeships
* helps connect people looking for skilled trades employment
* apprenticeship opportunities
* employers offering apprenticeship training and jobs
* free apprenticeship job matching

Career Centre:
* provides centralized current resources
* stimulates exploration of occupations and future trends in the world of work
* helps Halton students make effective transitions from school to the work place by integrating the resources of business, education, government, labour, community organizations

School to Career Programs:
* Provides Halton students the opportunity for hands-on learning in a workplace environment
* HIEC website gives links to the various programs available in Halton

Halton Apprenticeship Advisory Council (HAAC):
Community group whose members meet to identify, communicate and resolve problems inherent in the skilled labour shortage

The Real Game Series:
Career explorations program for Grade 7 students geared to bringing real life experiences into the classroom

Employer Registry:
* Ontario's free online community connecting employers and tomorrow's workforce
* across the province, businesses can use this system to connect with elementary and high school students via a range of learning opportunities coordinated by Educators and Passport to Prosperity Coordinators

Women as Career Coaches:
Annual spring event celebrating women's goals, pathways and accomplishments
* involves a variety of women from different occupational pathways to encourage and help young women become better informed about the variety of options available to them in the world of work

Men as Career Coaches:
Intergenerational mentoring program that encourages community members to act as career coaches and discuss their goals, career pathways, and accomplishments with younger generations

Mohawk College - Community Employment Services

Programs for anyone in the community seeking employment and/or training, newcomers, summer jobs, second career.
Services include:
* Employment Resource Centre
* Services for Job Seekers
* Training opportunities; access to Second Career funding
* Apprenticeship training supports
* Services for Employers
* Access to community resources
* Summer employment for youth
* Youth Job Connection