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 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 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.

I'm in a Job Search--Now What??? (2nd Edition)

Using LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter As Part of Your Job Search Strategy

In the 2nd edition of the book, 'I'm in a Job Search--Now What (2nd Edition)' you will have a step-by-step guide for the job searching process. The book not only covers job searching strategies, but additionally gives information on how to be in a continuous process of career management. No longer are people climbing ladders in employment. Instead, they are on a ramp and need to constantly make strides to progress and maintain their position. The newly updated and expanded book provides 100+ resources and tips to guide you through the job searching process to help you stand apart from your competition. Included in the book: Goal Setting Personal Branding Five strategies for building visibility on Google to accelerate your job search since recruiters, employers, and companies Google potential candidates prior to contacting them for an interview Using Social Media platforms (i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, etc.) in the job search process New section on Pinterest giving you information on the potential this hottest social media platform has for a person in a job search, including tips on how to use it as part of your career marketing plan Interview with Erin Blaskie on how to develop compelling content and capture quality videos for the new, emerging platform for video biographies, Google visibility, etc. Interview with Jeff Lipschultz, Principal at A-List Solutions and a recruiter, on tips for working with recruiters, getting your resume to the top of the pile, etc. Developing a targeted list of companies where to work Research tools to help in interviewing Interview strategies, including the questions you want to research BEFORE an interview to stand out in the interview process Networking Tips on how to customize your resume for different positions to demonstrate to the employer why YOU are the best fit for the position and much, much more!

Job search for educators

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The Academic Job Search Handbook

The Academic Job Search Handbook is a comprehensive guide to finding a faculty position in any academic discipline. For more than twenty years, job seekers have relied on this resource for help in their search for faculty positions. The new fifth edition provides updated advice and addresses current topics in today's competitive market.

It's Not about You, It's about Them

Job Search Today

There is no real "silver bullet" to find a job. If there were, all you would need would be an order blank, and not a handbook. The job search is about you, but the application of the job search is about them. Throughout this book, you will see the phrase "It is not about you, it is about them." You are a worthy person and should be doing a job that is your passion. However, that is not why companies and organizations hire people. People are hired because they have the skills that companies can use to either make a profit or complete their mission. Whether profit, nonprofit, or government position, the skill the company needs and that you offer must match to be assured consideration for the job. A job search is the hardest work for the poorest pay of any job you will ever do. If you are not spending as many hours in your job search as you spent doing your previous job, you will probably not find a job you will enjoy on the same level that you were accustomed to. C. Bruce Flanagan is the lead consultant for LEJ Unlimited. After a career as a nation-leading salesman of custom media, he launched a consulting career for job seekers. He has11 years of job search experience. He was president of Business and Profession Exchange (BPE), Central Indiana's leading networking group. With Bruce's leadership, BPE received publicity on multiple television stations, including a personal appearance by Bruce on Gerry Dick's television program, Inside INdiana Business. BPE was also the subject of a lead story in The Indianapolis Business Journal.

The 2-Hour Job Search

Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster

A job-search manual that gives career seekers a systematic, tech-savvy formula to efficiently and effectively target potential employers and secure the essential first interview. The 2-Hour Job Search shows job-seekers how to work smarter (and faster) to secure first interviews. Through a prescriptive approach, Dalton explains how to wade through the Internet’s sea of information and create a job-search system that relies on mainstream technology such as Excel, Google, LinkedIn, and alumni databases to create a list of target employers, contact them, and then secure an interview—with only two hours of effort. Avoiding vague tips like “leverage your contacts,” Dalton tells job-hunters exactly what to do and how to do it. This empowering book focuses on the critical middle phase of the job search and helps readers bring organization to what is all too often an ineffectual and frustrating process.

Job Search in Academe

Strategic Rhetorics for Faculty Job Candidates

A practical guide to the application process for those seeking an academic post in North America. From identifying sources of information to advising on the preparation of effective CVs and portfolios, through guidance on interviews to negotiating terms, the authors provide insider advice.

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.

The Oxford Handbook of Job Loss and Job Search

Job search is and always has been an integral part of people's working lives. Whether one is brand new to the labor market or considered a mature, experienced worker, job seekers are regularly met with new challenges in a variety of organizational settings. Edited by Ute-Christine Klehe and Edwin A.J. van Hooft, The Oxford Handbook of Job Loss and Job Search provides readers with one of the first comprehensive overviews of the latest research and empirical knowledge in the areas of job loss and job search. Multidisciplinary in nature, Klehe, van Hooft, and their contributing authors offer fascinating insight into the diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives from which job loss and job search have been studied, such as psychology, sociology, labor studies, and economics. Discussing the antecedents and consequences of job loss, as well as outside circumstances that may necessitate a more rigorous job hunt, this Handbook presents in-depth and up-to-date knowledge on the methods and processes of this important time in one's life. Further, it examines the unique circumstances faced by different populations during their job search, such as those working job-to-job, the unemployed, mature job seekers, international job seekers, and temporary employed workers. Job loss and unemployment are among the worst stressors individuals can encounter during their lifetimes. As a result, this Handbook concludes with a discussion of the various types of interventions developed to aid the unemployed. Further, it offers readers important insights and identifies best practices for both scholars and practitioners working in the areas of job loss, unemployment, career transitions, outplacement, and job search.

The Academic Job Search Handbook

The guide trusted by tens of thousands, now in its third edition, takes job-seekers step-by-step through the process, including participation in conferences, using the Internet, handling telephone interviews, and cultivating contacts, and offers sample curricula vitae, cover letters, abstracts, and more.

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Veterans Jobs & Services

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".

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

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

Autism LifePath - Autism Job Club - Mailing Address

Provides a network for social and technical support with skills development delivered through group training and potential one-on-one mentoring.
* meets twice a month for peer-to-peer and parent-to-parent support
* provides professional guidance and skills training towards finding employment

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.

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.

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