STEP 5: The World of Work

Δ STEP 1: Know what job you want

The first step in finding a job is knowing what job you want.

Δ STEP 2: Market Yourself

The next step in finding employment is preparing a resume (or curriculum vitae) and cover letter that will introduce and market your skills to prospective employers.

Δ STEP 3: Look for Jobs

When you have completed your job search documents, you can start to look for opportunities.

Δ STEP 4: Get the Job!

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

Δ STEP 5: The World of Work

Congratulations – you’ve found a job! This section contains information about the workplace, employer expectations and your employee responsibilities and rights.

  • Ethical Guidelines for Students & Employers: This document sets out guidelines for ethical recruitment at post-secondary educational institutions. These guidelines are intended to provide a framework for the professional relationships between employers, students, third party recruiters and career educators.
  • Employment Standards: Manitoba’s Employment Standards Branch helps employees and employers learn about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.
  • Handling Difficult Workplace Situations (coming soon)
  • International Student Information

Community Career & Employment Resources
- list of community services for non-students

Are you a non-student searching for Employment Counselling off-campus?
Visit these links:
- MB Jobs & Skills Development Centres
Manitoba 211 (Search keyword Employment Counselling)

Related resources:

Employment Rights, Equity & Diversity
- incl. information for Women, Aboriginal/First Nations Peoples, Visible Minorities, Newcomers to Canada, Persons with Disabilities and for individuals who identify as LGBTTQ*

- testimonials from graduates across Canada about their university experience and their journey to rewarding careers.

Learning to Earning 2012 (U of M)
- Alumni Advice

Career Compass

2018-2019 Academic Calendar Link

CACEE 2017 Excellence in Innovation, Student Engagement Award Winner Logo

Career Services at the University of Manitoba, along with 43 other partner career centres across Canada, co-won the Excellence in Innovation (Student Engagement) award at the CACEE conference for the It All Adds Up campaign.