Applying For A Job

Click the links below to view self-directed workbooks, webshops and learn about workshops that can support you with your respective employment needs.

Job Search

When you are searching for employment, be sure to look beyond job posting boards and develop effective job search strategies! Click the link above to access job search resources. Your first step may be to assess your skills and identify the type of work that suits you.


Use the resources here to prepare a resumé or curriculum vitae that will market your skills to prospective employers.

Cover Letter

A cover letter is an introduction document within your job application package and should almost always accompany a resumé. A cover letter demonstrates your written communication skills and speaks to your interest in an organization, in addition to highlighting your qualifications for a position.

Interview Preparation

Now that you know where to find and how to apply for positions, get ready to talk to potential employers about yourself in an interview.

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