Stage One: Prepare A Resume And Cover Letter
Whether your child is looking for a full-time, part-time or summer job they will need a:
- Social Insurance Number
- Young Worker Readiness Certificate
- Resume & Cover Letter
Stage Two: Conduct A Job Search
Preparing for a job interview is important. Don’t be nervous - the more prepared you are, the more confident you will be during the interview.
Searching for a job is a challenge. Refer to your resume and closely examine your skills and abilities. List the types of jobs that you would like and are qualified to do.
There are five main areas where young people with little or no work experience can often find their first job:
1. Hospitality – hotel worker, restaurant worker, tour guide, casino worker, etc.
2. Office Work – word processing operator, receptionist, clerk, etc.
3. Labour – construction worker, warehouse worker, gardener, landscaper, etc.
4. Retail – grocery clerk, department store clerk, cashier, etc.
5. Recreation – camp counsellor, special events worker, pool attendant, babysitter, etc.
Stage Three: Prepare For A Job Interview
Job Interview Preparation Tips:
Write down the exact time and location of the interview. Know how to get to the interview and how long it will take you.
Write down the names and titles of the people interviewing you. Phone and find out their names. Don’t rely on memory, it may fail you.
Research the actual job duties and responsibilities. Then, as you practise your answers to possible interview questions, relate your skills and accomplishments to the required job duties.
Research the company – Look in newsletters, the library, research online, or ask people in the business.