Tips on Getting the Job

Career Advice Database

Advice on planning, networking and interviewing

Planning your job search

Finding Work: Full-time Work, University of Toronto Career Centre (Online Workshop)

Finding Work: Full-time Work, University of Toronto Career Centre (PDF Handout)

Finding a Job – Researching Organizations, Columbia University Center for Career Education

Finding Career Direction – Discover Yourself and Your Purpose, Caroline Smith, MindTools

Personal SWOT Analysis – Making the Most of Your Talents and Opportunities, Caroline Smith, MindTools

Job Analysis – Zeroing In on What Your Job’s About, Caroline Smith, MindTools

What stage are you at in your career? Talking Management Video, Karl Moore, Globe and Mail, 13 November 2012

Designing your résumé

Resumes and CVs – Basic Resumes, Columbia University Center for Career Education

Resumes and CVs – Curriculum Vitae, Columbia University Center for Career Education

Resumes and CVs – Converting Your CV to a Resume, Columbia University Center for Career Education

Resumes and CVs – Resumes for Experienced Candidates, Columbia University Center for Career Education

Cover Letters, Columbia University Center for Career Education

CIPA Résumé Guidelines and CIPA Sample Résumé

CVs and covering letters: advertising your value, UK National Career Service

Seven Tips for Effective Resume Writing, PublicServiceCareers.org

Making a positive impression

You’ve only got 60 seconds to make your pitch – Harvey Schachter, Globe and Mail, 28 June 2015

How to Impress Anyone in 30 Seconds or Less – Lolly Daskal, The Inc. Life, 27 May 2015

Networking and informational interviewing

Networking, University of Toronto Career Centre (Online Workshop)

Networking, Career Centre, University of Toronto (PDF Handout)

Making the Most of a Networking Event, Columbia University Center for Career Education

30-second Introduction, Columbia University Center for Career Education

Skills – Networking & Informational Interviewing, Columbia University Center for Career Education

Skills – Networking & Informational Interviewing – Follow-Up Letters, Columbia University Center for Career Education

Finding a Job – Using Social Media: Intro, Columbia University Center for Career Education

Finding a Job – Using Social Media: LinkedIn, Columbia University Center for Career Education

Landing an Infomational Interview, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs

Nine tips to make a killer first impression online, Vicky Oliver, Leadership Lab, Globe and Mail, 29 June 2015

Job Search Advice, Ann Hess Braga, PublicServiceCareers.org, November 2006

Interviewing for a position

Interview Techniques – Preparing for the job interview, University of Toronto Career Centre (Online Workshop)

Interview Techniques – Preparing for the job interview, University of Toronto Career Centre (PDF Handout)

How to Ace an Interview: 5 Tips from a Harvard Career Advisor, Linda Spencer, Harvard Extension School, 27 May 2013 (YouTube)

Skills – Professional Image, Columbia University Center for Career Education

Finding a Job – Interview Questions, Columbia University Center for Career Education

Finding a Job – Second Interview, Columbia University Center for Career Education

Finding a Job – References, Columbia University Center for Career Education

Finding a Job – Thank You Letters, Columbia University Center for Career Education

Focus on Interviews: A guide to marketing yourself, Government of Canada, 2004

Ace the Interview, Service Canada Job Bank

Interviews – do’s and don’ts, UK National Careers Service

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