Steps to Find Work

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After you have found a job that you are interested in applying for you will need to submit an application.

This application may be provided by the company and/or it may involve you submitting a résumé and cover letter. It is important that these documents are addressed to the right person at the company you are applying to.

There are many guides online that can help you in writing your résumé and cover letter. The Employment Ontario Service Providers will be able to give you some advice on how to write these things and fill out your job application.

If the company that you applied to likes your application package then you may be called in for an interview.

An interview is a good chance to get to know the company better and for them to ask you a series of questions related to your experience, your skills, your education and your understanding of the job you applied for. During the interview you may be given an opportunity to ask the company any questions that you have. There are a few things you will want to make sure you remember when going into an interview:

  • Dress professionally.
  • Turn off your cell phone.
  • Shake the hands of the people you meet and look them in the eye. Your handshake should be firm but shouldn’t be painful.
  • Bring extra copies of your application package.
  • Speak with confidence, but don’t sound arrogant or rude.
  • Be honest in the interview.
  • Send a follow up thank you card or email following the interview.

Remember, your first impression is an important one. It will be helpful for you to look into what services our local Employment Ontario Service Providers can offer you as you prepare to take these steps to find work.