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Plan your job search and keep track of your applications and contacts.
Volunteer work is great for networking and work experience.
Look for jobs by searching advertisements and internet sites, register with employment agencies in your community, network with others, contact local companies to see if they are hiring.
Research employers to make sure they fit with the job you want and with your experience.
Develop a resume that is no longer than 1 to 2 pages in length and easy to read. Be honest about your background education and experience. Keep your resume up to date and change it to suit the job you are applying for.
Develop a personalized cover letter to attach to your resume. Make sure your cover letter is no more than one page long and is written for the job you are applying for. Both resume and cover letter should be neat and not have spelling mistakes. Your local employment agencies can help you make a resume and cover letter.
Dress for a job interview should be professional and tidy. Arrive 10 minutes early for your interview and greet the person with a handshake. Answer the interview questions being positive and polite and ask your interviewer questions about the position. Turn off your cell phone and focus on the questions and your responses. Send your interviewer a short thank you e-mail immediately following your interview. This is a good opportunity to mention things you may have forgotten.
When you get a job it is important to know your rights. You can read about your workplace rights at http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/