You’ve been following our job search tips: you’re focusing you search and thinking hard about what you want to do. For most positions, you’re going to need to write a resume. Here are some ways to make your resume stand out.
The internet is full of advice for job seekers. If you do a Google search, you’re going to find more hints, tips, tricks, and hacks than you can use. I just did the search myself, and I’ve got top ten and top seven lists, downloadable PDFs, and three other articles, just on the first page of search results.
If you know about WIL (and if you’re on this blog, then you obviously do), then you know that we offer all kinds of support and programs for job seekers. If you’re looking for employment help, then WIL is a great resource for you.
But what do we offer exactly?
I’m glad you asked! Here are just some of the services and programmes that WIL provides.
After years of experience, interviewing potential employees for all levels of employment, I have noticed a few things that if I had the opportunity to debrief each candidate I would draw to his or her attention.
A quick Google search of “united way” this month brings up dozens of news stories on the launch of the United Way campaigns across Canada and the US. From Arkansas to the Soo, and all the way over to Kamloops, local United Way charities are gearing up for what looks like to be a record year for fundraising. This year’s goal for London Middlesex is $9.17 million dollars, up from last year’s goal of $9.1 million.
WIL’s Steps for Success Program helps jobseekers develop skills that can really help with their job search. If you’re looking for work, looking for work is at least your part-time job, because there are so many things you can be doing. First, and most obvious, is looking for and applying for current openings: checking job boards, subscribing to job alerts, and looking in all the obvious places, like jobbank.gc.ca, and knighthunter.com.
There are so many things to consider when you are actively looking for work: your social media presence, your networking skills, your resume, job alerts, getting additional training or education…
So you’ve leveraged your network, checked the job postings, found the hidden job market, crafted your cover letters, sent out your customized resumes, and–success!–you have an interview!
Unfortunately, a bad interview can undo much of the work you’ve already done. There are lots of strategies for preparing for an interview. What’s the most effective?
Those of us who live here know that London is really great. Middlesex County isn’t bad, either. However, no matter how good a city is, it’s still a challenge to move. There are so many things to consider: housing, work, schools, transportation, shopping… And you haven’t even packed your stuff and loaded the truck yet!