Thursday, September 27, 2018

Career Strategies

It might feel a bit daunting to think about your career because you don’t know exactly where to begin. Take a deep breath because we are here to help guide you towards the next steps towards your career success! 

Here are 3 ways to begin your transition into the career force: 

1) Resume Review - The Career Centre can look over your resume and cover letter. It’s essential to have a fresh pair of eyes ensure you have the most professional portrayal of yourself. To get advice and review what you have, book your session with an advisor. If your dream job requires you to further your education, our educational advisor Sara Varvaris can help look at the program requirements and what (if any) work or volunteer experience is required.  
2) Research & Decision Making - Take some time to research the companies you want to work for and the roles you are considering. From there, evaluate if you are qualified. If you are having trouble getting basic work experience, the best way is through volunteering. Volunteering gets your foot in the desired industry and you get to meet professionals that may lead you to your next job.  

3) Job Application Websites - The top 3 websites to find reliable and frequent job postings include: 
  •  Career Connect is the Humber job portal that shows you all the opportunities available for full-time, part-time, contract, summer, volunteer and on-campus positions for current Humber students and alumni. You have the exclusive access to this site and the job postings from employers that want our well sought-after alumni. 
  • Indeed -  The search engine allows you to research jobs based on location and job title, keywords, or company. The best way of landing an interview, is to tailor your resume towards the specific job. Employers are not seeking out applicants with generic applications but who can see the customized detail you put into matching their criteria. If you sign up for the notifications, you will receive frequent emails to see the latest job postings in your related field. 
  • LinkedIn -  If you don't already have a profile, ensure you do so right away. Most employers research your LinkedIn profile prior to your interview. The great thing about this job portal is that you can view common connections who have worked at your desired place of employment. Send a message to these connections as they may help you understand the job culture and introduce you to someone hiring at the company. This will make you stand out from other applicants.  

If you have any more questions, please contact the Academic & Career Success Centre: 

North Campus 
Academic & Career Success Centre in the Learning Resource Commons, 
First Floor , 205 Humber College Blvd. 

Toronto, ON M9W 5L7 
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 

Monday to Friday 

T: 416.675.5030, or 416.675.6622 ext. 5030 

Lakeshore Campus 
Academic & Career Success Centre in the Student Welcome & Resource Centre, 
First Floor, WEL105 2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr. Toronto, ON M8V 4B6 
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday T: 416.675.5028, or 416.675.6622 ext. 5028 

Good luck on your journey! 

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