Job Search

Working with clients to explore the full range of job search options, make the right connections, and effectively market themselves.

While the organization with which you work as a service provider probably has its own suite of programs and resources around the job search process, you can explore this section to find other programs and resources to which you can refer your clients, based on their specific needs. You may also want to provide the full list of resources for your clients to explore at their leisure.

Resources and tools

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS

There are many job search workshops available through employment centres in Ottawa that cover one or more of the topics above. Please explore the links below for more information. 

Career Access for Newcomers (CAN) and Job Search Workshop (JSW) – Workshops and individual meetings with the aim to help newcomers understand Canadian job search requirements and develop a strategic action plan. Clients learn about skill self-assessment, contacting employers, resumes, networking and interview preparation.

City of Ottawa Job Skills Workshops – Employment Workshops, Info Sessions, Computer Workshops, Youth Zone Jeunesse Workshops.

Employment Ontario Ottawa Network – Explore the event calendar on this page; and go to the specific employment centres’ websites for additional information.

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre Employment Services Workshops – Designed to provide current information and tools to assist in the job search.  Core workshops available in both French and English; other workshops/ events are available in the language as advertised. Click link to see calendar.

WorldSkills Ottawa Program Calendar – Browse the calendar of job search workshops, including ones focused on understanding Canadian work culture.

JOB SEARCH RESOURCES

Manitoba Career Development: A Guide to Conducting an Effective Job Search – A comprehensive guide to help job seekers conduct an effective job search.

Job Bank – How Do I Market Myself – Comprehensive Service Canada guides for Cover Letters, Résumés, The Employment Proposal, Ace the Interview, Work Application Do’s and Don’ts, and Career Counsellors.

Finding a Job – To help you find a job, this page has useful links to guide you through every stage of the job-hunting process, from Services for Youth.

Prepare Your Job Search Tools – Provides samples and information on résumés, cover letters, information meetings, networking, telephone calls, a career portfolio and calling cards, from University of Saskatchewan.

Résumé, Cover Letter and Interviewing Tips – Comprehensive list of hints, tips and sample documents which might help you in the process of finding your job, from Education Canada Network.

The Job Search Handbook – A comprehensive pdf handbook with many samples, prepared by McGill University.

TOOLS & RESOURCES FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS

Manitoba Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide to Conducting an Effective Job Search – A guide for practitioners to assist job seekers in conducting an effective job search; site also provides a powerpoint presentationthat can be used with job seekers.

Job Search through Employment Ontario

Employment Ontario provides a network of eleven employment centres across Ottawa to assist individuals in their job search. There are also other comprehensive employment services offered throughout the community. In this section, we focus on not-for-profit service providers and do not include recruitment agencies and other organizations that provide job search assistance, but these organizations can also be considered.

Please also explore the full list of resources for specific populations under Maximizing Community Support.

EMPLOYMENT ONTARIO CENTRES IN OTTAWA

Employment Ontario Ottawa Network (EOON) provides information on the nine Employment Ontario agencies in eleven different locations in Ottawa that offer a full range of employment services in both official languages. They are open to all and there is no charge for services. Assistance provided include:

  • Individualized employment consultation
  • Information on the local labour market
  • Career planning and job search strategies
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Resource Centres and access to computers
  • Employment related workshops
  • Apprenticeship information
  • Recruitment assistance for employers

They can also provide referrals to other Employment Ontario programs including:

  • Second Career
  • Job Creation Partnership
  • Services for People with Disabilities
  • Literacy and Basic Skills

The EOON website provides information on the eleven locations; below we provide direct links and highlight their location within the city.

CENTRETOWN

City of Ottawa

St. Lawrence College Employment Services

YMCA-YWCA Employment Access Centre

EAST

Northern Lights Canada

Vanier Community Service Centre

La Cité Employment Resource Centre

WEST

CERC

Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Services

YMCA-YWCA Employment Access Centre

ITO 2.0

SOUTH

YSB Employment Services

ONTARIO EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE SERVICES (EAS)

Ontario Employment Assistance Services can help people connect with a variety of employment programs. It also has services to help people prepare for and find a job. These are special services designed for specific groups of job seekers.

Acclaim Ability

Canadian Hearing Society

Causeway Work Centre

March of Dimes Canada

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

There are also other comprehensive employment services available in Ottawa, many focused on specific populations. Below we provide a list of some of these; many are also highlighted under Maximizing Community Support.

ABORIGINAL PEOPLES

Kagita Mikam Aboriginal Training & Services – Offers a variety of programs to aid in employability and entrepreneurship among Aboriginals, with offices from Ottawa to Oshawa. The employment offices provide full employment counselling for individuals as well as access to computers and a job board.

Métis Nation of Ontario Education and Training (MNOET) – An ESDC ASET Agreement Holder, provides a full range of employment training programs and supports for the educational success of all Métis across Ontario.

Minwaashin Lodge Employment Unit – Has 3 programs for Aboriginal women to increase their job skills and take action to increase education, training, and career development. Traditional Aboriginal Program delivers career counselling, groups, work placements, coaching and training.

Tungasuvvingat Inuit Employment Support Program (TI) – An ESDC ASET Agreement Holder, offers assistance with finding financial assistance for education, résumé writing, developing cover letters, and practising interview; also assists in removal of barriers to long-term employment success. E + Inuktitut

MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY

MFRC-NCR Career Centre – Employment services for civilian spouses of Canadian Forces members.

NEWCOMERS & IMMIGRANTS

La Bonne affaire (Opportunities for All) – Informs, trains, and prepares newcomers for the new realities of the Ontario Labour Market so they can adequately meet employers’ expectations.

Le programme Emploi-CESOC – Helps Francophone newcomers with their job search, including workshops to practice languages and help in building a résumé.

The Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre (OCCSC) – Provides a range of employment support services to newcomers at no charge.

World Skills – Provides a full range of programs and services to assist newcomers looking for work. Residents of Ontario only. Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark Level 5.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

CNIB Career and Employment Services – Information and resources to build job skills and achieve a satisfying career. Get one-on-one support in exploring career interests, pursuing job opportunities, networking or building your presentation skills. Learn about tuition and wage subsidies that may be available to help you access training or start a new job.

Distinct Programmes Inc. – ODSP Service Provider that assists both candidates and employers during the pre-hire, hiring, and initial transition period of employment; can also provide long-term monitoring to ensure the ongoing success of candidates and sustained satisfaction of their employers.

ODSP Employment Support – Services to help people with disabilities get ready for work and find a job, or start up their own business.

PERSONS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Hire Power Employment Services (a satellite office of JHS-CERC ) – Employment program assists individuals who have been in conflict with the law, or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system, to prepare for, obtain & maintain meaningful employment.

John Howard Society – Employment Services – Provides a full range of services from pre-employment training (PET) focused on essential skills training to prepare individuals for employment, further education and training to employment services.

YOUTH

City of Ottawa – Youth and Student Employment Services – Two youth employment resource centres for youth and students offering a wide range of services; some of the programs have eligibility requirements and are for all Ottawa youth.

John Howard Society – Full range of services, from prevention, intervention, employment and training to allow young people to access the necessary supports based on their risks and needs.

Operation Come Home – An employment, education, and support centre for homeless and at-risk youth aged 16 and up. Programs focus on what works and what matters to youth; provides a range of employment related programs.

Summer Jobs Services – Summer Jobs Service is an Ontario government program that helps students find summer jobs. Open to all students between the ages of 15 and 30 and planning to return to school in the fall, the program provides free job search support and placement services.

The Door Youth Centre – This youth program offers Employment Preparation for young people aged 12-18, including access to computers, workshops, and a job board.

YMCA-YWCA – Provides a range of employment supports and many other supports for youth to help them reach their full potential.

Youth Services Bureau (YSB) – Provides a range of employment supports and many other supports for youth to help them reach their full potential.

Youth Zone Jeunesse – A resource centre for youth between 16-30 to access trained staff and equipment and resources, to assist with employment and career planning needs.

Understanding the Canadian workplace

While this section is mainly focused on working with newcomers, it can also be applicable to those who are re-entering the workforce after an absence or are finding themselves searching for a job for the first time in many years.  Bridging programs, as identified under Building New Capabilities, also provide modules on understanding Canadian work culture.

WORK CULTURE PROGRAMS

WorldSkills Ottawa Program Calendar – Browse the calendar of job search workshops, including ones focused on understanding Canadian work culture.

WorldSkills Cross-Cultural Workplace Training – World Skills offers customized cross-cultural training for both internationally trained workers and employers. The program provides participants with a foundation of cultural understanding along with the necessary tools for cross-cultural competence and success in the workplace.

WORK CULTURE RESOURCES

10 Tips for Adapting to Canadian Workplace Culture – This one page document by Life Strategies provides 10 useful tips on adapting to the Canadian Workplace Culture.

Canadian Workplace Culture – Discover Tourism provides an overview of the workplace culture in Canada.

Canadian Workplace Essentials – A guide that outlines employer expectations and how to help newcomers “impress job interviewers and tourism-sector employers” (but applicable to many industries).

Canadian Workplace Values – A brief pdf document that looks at how Canadian work values compared with valued in other cultures.

Etiquette and Ethics in Your Job Search – An article on reputation and ethics in a job search which includes a lot of cultural

Job Smart – Tips for staying employed  – This workbook highlights employer expectations and how to succeed in the workplace, prepared by ALIS Alberta.

Planning to work in Canada? – A workbook to help newcomers gather information about living and working in Canada, produced by the Foreign Credentials Referral Office.

Talent Egg: Insight for International Students in learning Canada’s Workplace Culture – Provides information on how to search for the right job, what is valued by Canadian employers, how to interact in the Canadian workplace and the business etiquette, and adapting to different workplace cultures.

What do Canadian Employers want? – A brief description on Ontario’s Immigration site available in numerous languages.

What is Canadian etiquette at work? – This Settlement.org article provides newcomers information and tips on proper Canadian etiquette in reference to job interview and on the job scenarios.

Working: Canadian Style – Educates newcomers on how to get a job, training and upgrading, on the job information and newcomer stories.

EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Employment Standards Tools – Tools and resources for employers and employees.

Employment Standards Workbook – This workbook provides an overview of key employment standards and has helpful checklists to help employees and employers understand rights and requirements under the ESA.

ESA Special Rules Tool– Can tell you about employees who are not covered by certain parts of the ESA or who are covered by special rules that change how some parts apply.

HEALTH & SAFETY
Health & Safety Ontario – Workers – Information, tools and resources for workers regarding the OHSA.

Ontario Ministry of Labour – Health and Safety – This comprehensive website includes a frequently asked questions section, tools and resources.

Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps – A workbook intended to introduce workers to the HSA, designed for general awareness of rights and responsibilities.

WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE BOARD (WSIB)
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board – For Workers – Information for employees on staying informed and safe in the workplace. Resources include multilingual services, policies, workplace injury prevention, injury reporting, WSIB benefits ad information for young workers.
WSIB Fact Sheets for Workers – Information about the claims process and any benefits workers may receive; available in numerous languages

HUMAN RIGHTS LEGISLATION
Brochures, factsheets and guides – Numerous guides, factsheets and brochures, including Know Your Rights brochures on Sexual and gender-based harassment and Racial harassment.

Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) – Information on the Canadian Human Rights Act for the general public.

Employment Equity Act and Mandates – The Act applies to parts of the federal public service, some Crown corporations, and private sector employers with over 100 employees.

Human Rights 101 – OHRC eLearning module on Human Rights in Ontario.

Ontario Human Rights Commission – OHRC site covers various aspects of the Ontario Human Rights Code regarding employment, contracts, goods and services, housing, and associations and trade unions.

AODA
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) – Defines the legislation, the five areas it governs and the barriers to accessibility. ASL videos on the Act and the laws and standards accompanying it are available on the site.

OHRC – Working Together – Learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Code and the AODA and how they affect you at work, in services and in housing.

OTHER INFORMATION
Temporary Foreign Worker Guide – Learn how to join Canada’s construction industry as a temporary worker and what rules apply, developed by the Construction Sector Council.

TOOLS & RESOURCES FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS

Integration-Net Professional Development – Profession-specific information on a variety of topics ranging from service standards and working conditions to funding and staffing for those working with newcomers.

Prevention is the Best Medicine – A toolkit designed by the Institution for Health and Work for service providers to teach newcomers to Ontario about occupational health and safety (OHS) and workers’ compensation.

Getting organized and preparing resumés

In this section, we provide additional resources around preparing job search tools that you can use with job seekers or share with them to explore on their own.

We also include tips for organization and time management to help job seekers focus on and organize their job search effectively.

ORGANIZING YOURSELF

JOB SEARCH ORGANIZATION
7 Tools To Organize Your Job Search – Tools that are available to help organize your job search.

8 Time-Saving Tips For Your Job Search – Tips to stay organized and make the job hunt less time-consuming.

Desktop-Based Tools – Explores desktop-based tools to help you get and stay on top of your job search activities; also includes links to articles on paper-based and online tools for organizing your job search.

How to Organize Your Job Search – Tips on how best to organize your job search.

Ten Surefire Ways to Organize Your Job Search – Tips for getting going and staying on top of your job search.

Quiz: Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Job Search? – A 13-question quiz to test your knowledge of job-search strategies and techniques, from ACREQ.

TIME MANAGEMENT
How Good is Your Time Management – An interactive Time Management Quiz to help you identify the aspects of time management that you need most help with; results will point you to the specific tools you need to use to gain control of your time, and start working efficiently.

How Productive Are You? – A quiz to understand how productive you are; followed by discussion and resources to help identify strategies to use to increase your productivity.

MindTools – Time Management – A full range of content around Time Management, organized under Prioritization, Scheduling, Time Management Challenges, Concentration and Focus, Goal Setting; from MindTools

Time Management Guide – This website provides comprehensive time management tips and techniques.

RÉSUMÉS & COVER LETTERS

City of Ottawa: Résumés & Cover Letters – Provides tips on writing résumés and cover letters.

CV, cover letter, and applications – Advice on how to write the perfect CV and cover letter and what to do – and NOT do – when putting together your application.

OPS Cover Letter and Résumé Preparation Guide – pdf guide for cover letters and résumés:  tips, tools, and resources.

RÉSUMÉS
Job Search Tools: Résumés – A guide to preparing résumés, from University of Ottawa.

Manitoba Career Development: A Guide to Writing Résumés – A comprehensive guide to help job seekers to effectively write résumés.

Preparing Résumés – Comprehensive guide with tips, samples, etc., from Education Canada Network.

Résumé Guide – Provides samples and information on résumés, cover letters, information meetings, networking, telephone calls, a career portfolio and calling cards, from the University of Saskatchewan.

Rockport Institute: How to Write a Masterpiece of a Résumé – Extensive guide to writing a powerful résumé.

Service Canada Job Bank: Résumés – Sections include: Target Your Résumé, Before Writing Your Résumé, Styles, Résumé Sections, Electronic Résumés, Résumé Frequently Asked Questions, Related Links for Résumés.

World Skills Résumé Clinic – Offered weekly; a pool of qualified professional coaches who offer newcomers one-on-one assistance with résumés and cover letters.

Writing a résumé – Services for Youth resource for résumé writing.

COVER LETTERS
Cover Letter Guide – A step-by-step guide to writing cover letters, from University of Saskatchewan.

Cover Letters: General Considerations and Tips – Comprehensive information, from Education Canada Network.

Cover Letters: Top 10 Tips and Guide – Provides a guide and tips for cover letters, as well as links to additional resources with samples, from CanadianCareers.com.

Cover Letters: Types and Samples – Explains why you are writing a cover letter and how to write one along with guidelines and samples, from VirginiaTech Job Search Guide.

Guide to Writing a Cover Letter – This pdf document provides 7 Steps and Tools to writing an effective cover letter, from McGill University.

Job Search Tools: Cover Letters – A guide to preparing cover letters, from University of Ottawa.

Manitoba Career Development: A Guide to Writing Cover Letters – A comprehensive guide to help job seekers to effectively write cover letters.

Service Canada Job Bank: Cover Letters – Describes what to include, do’s and don’ts, employers talking about cover letter, and sample cover letters.

REFERENCES

Career Resource Centre – Sample reference page with tips on how to prepare your references, from University of Winnipeg.

Employment References – Describes the different types of references and what employment references are; includes an example, from Services for Youth.

How to get references – Explains what are references and how you can obtain a references; links to additional resources.

References & Referrals – Managing your references and understanding the importance and content of references, from University of Toronto.

References Worksheet – Guidelines for using references and how creating your list of references; includes a downloadable pdf worksheet, from Job Options BC.

PORTFOLIOS

Build a Killer Online Portfolio – Nine steps to creating an online portfolio.

How To Build Your Own Single Page Portfolio Website – Tips on how to build a single page portfolio to showcase your work to employers or clients.

How to Create a Portfolio – Web page provides information on how to create a portfolio.

Job Search Tools: Portfolios – A guide to preparing portfolios, from University of Ottawa.

Manitoba Career Development: A Guide to Building a Career Portfolio– A comprehensive guide to help job seekers to build a career portfolio, including samples of work in traditional portfolios and more.

Portfolio Design – 12 essential tools to help you build your online portfolio.

Portfolio Library – Website with a variety of resources and samples around preparing a job search portfolio.

Want to Create An Awesome Work Portfolio? – Ideas and layouts for work portfolios.

TOOLS & RESOURCES FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS

Manitoba Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide to Building a Career Portfolio – A guide for practitioners to assist job seekers in building a career portfolio; site also provides a powerpoint presentationthat can be used with job seekers.

Manitoba Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide to Writing Cover Letters – A guide for practitioners to assist job seekers in writing cover letters; site also provides a powerpoint presentation that can be used with job seekers.

Manitoba Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide to Writing Résumés – A guide for practitioners to assist job seekers in writing résumés; site also provides a powerpoint presentation that can be used with job seekers.

Finding and applying for jobs

Once the job seeker has all their tools prepared, they can start to look for jobs.  This section provide links to popular online job banks, how to access the “hidden” job market, and tips on applying for jobs. Keep in mind that job seekers can also explore company websites for job postings.

Many of the EO Centres, and other employment service providers, have job postings and job fairs on an ongoing basis. You can go to the main Job Search page to explore further.

ONLINE JOB BANKS/BOARDS

Canada’s Most Popular Job Search Sites – A comprehensive list, including specialized sites; from canadianimmigrant.ca.

GOVERNMENT SITES

City of Ottawa: Job with the City – Register to search for jobs with the City of Ottawa.

Federal Student Work Experience Program – Full-time students can explore FSWEP opportunities and post their résumé to apply for temporary student jobs in the federal public service.

Ontario Public Service Careers – Lists job opportunities in the Ontario public service.

PSC: Careers in the federal public service – Explore job opportunities in the federal public service.

Service Canada: Job Bank – Explore employment opportunities across Canada and other tools for your job search, including Job Match, Job Alert, Résumé Builder and the Career Navigator.

Service Canada: Job Bank (Student/Youth) – Employment opportunities for students and young Canadians across the country.

Working in Canada: Job Alerts – A free email service that notifies you of new job postings on the Job Bank twice a day.

Working in Canada: Job Search – Allows job seekers to search by job or location.

ONLINE JOB BOARDS

Can Jobs – Online job board.

Canada Jobs – Job board site; articles and tips.

ELUTA – Online job board.

Extreme Jobs – Online job board.

Indeed – Online job board.

Job Boom – Available in English and French.

Job Shark – Online job board.

Invest Ottawa Job Finder – Community Job Board helps job seekers find jobs and lets organizations submit postings (free account required).

Kijiji Jobs – Search job ads posted on Kijiji.

Monster Canada – Search for jobs and other information and resources for job seekers.

Net Temps – Online job board for temporary and full-time work.

Nouvoo – Online job board.

Ottawa Job Board – Lists Ottawa jobs by industry; job seekers can apply for jobs and create job alerts.

Ottawajobshop.ca – Online job board.

Peter’s New Jobs – A free 2-week trial available for this popular job search site; Ottawa subscription is $22.60 for 3 months or $45.20 for 12 months.

Talent Egg – Postings for students and new graduates for student/entry level jobs.

Workopolis – Comprehensive list of job postings; includes Ottawa Citizenclassified ads.

Workopolis Campus – Comprehensive listing of student jobs.

WOW Jobs – Online job board.

SPECIALITY JOB SITES

Charity Village – Canada’s favourite site for non-profit professionals.

CultureWorks – A job board for the cultural sector.

EduJobsCanada – for Faculty, Executive and Professional jobs in education.

Hcareers – Lists hospitality jobs across Canada.

Healthecareers – For health professionals.

Service Canada: Specialty Job Sites – Provides links to sites that provide a specialized job search.

NEWSPAPER POSTINGS

Job seekers can explore the careers and help wanted sections of print copies of newspapers; many of the same ads will also be available online.

Le Droit – Le Droit uses Workopolis for its job ads.

Ottawa Citizen – The Ottawa Citizen uses Workopolis for its job ads.

Ottawa Sun – Employment listings in their classified ads.

HIDDEN JOBS (NETWORKING & COLD CALLS)

“Hidden” jobs are not advertised; instead the hiring person asks people in their network (colleagues, friends and acquaintances) if they know anyone who would be a good fit.  Explore the following sites to find out how job seekers can access the hidden job market.

GUIDES AND RESOURCES

Cold Calls – A pdf guide with tips on cold calls in the job search, from the University of Ottawa.

Job Bank: Access the Hidden Job Market – Tips and guidelines from Service Canada.

Job Bank: Networking Know-How – Tips and guidelines from Service Canada.

Network! Network! Network! – Comprehensive information from University of Saskatchewan Job Search Guide.

Networking – Information on what networking is and how to use it in the job search, from University of Toronto.

Services for Youth: The hidden job market – Clear, concise information on accessing the hidden job market, from Services for Youth

OTTAWA EVENT LISTINGS

Meetingup: Ottawa Business Networking – Explore business networking events in Ottawa.

Ottawa Chamber of Commerce – Monthly networking events.

Ottawa Networking Events – Listing of events from Eventbrite.

USING SOCIAL MEDIA

ALIS: Using Social Media in the Work Search – A detailed tipsheet, developed by the Government of Alberta.

Career Action Centre: Social media – A comprehensive guide for using social media in your job search, from the University of Waterloo.

Using Social Media For Your Job Search: A Definitive Guide – Article with guidelines and tips, from Social Media Today.

OTHER RESOURCES & TOOLS

Internet Job Hunt: Electronic Résumés – Tips and guidelines for creating electronic resumes for applying to jobs online.

Job Search Guide  – Download the pdf version or explore this comprehensive guide online, from the University of Saskatchewan.

Job Search Methods – Discusses the different methods with pros and cons of each, from UC Davis.

Manitoba Career Development: A Guide to Completing Applications – A guide to help job seekers to effectively complete an application form.

Services for Youth: Working Abroad – Canada has formal agreements with many countries to allow youth to work there temporarily.

Why Applications Forms? – An article from Totaljobs.com with links to additional information, tips and guidelines.

TOOLS & RESOURCES FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS

Manitoba Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide to Completing Applications – A guide for practitioners to assist job seekers in completing application forms; site also provides a powerpoint presentation that can be used with job seekers.

Interviewing

Jobs interviews are intimidating for most job seekers. Preparing in advance can help to alleviate some of the stress. Below we share a wide variety of tools and resources that the job seeker may find useful for preparing for both face-to-face and telephone interviews.

LOCAL PROGRAMS

Dress for Success – The Dress Rehearsal Program – Women have the opportunity to practice their interview skills in a realistic work environment with volunteers who are experienced in the recruitment and selection process; for Dress for Success clients only.

World Skills Ottawa Interview Roulette – A pool of qualified professional coaches offer clients one-on-one assistance with interview skills in a roulette format; offered on an ongoing basis at various locations; for World Skills clients only.

TIPS & TECHNIQUES

10 Deadly Sins of Interviewing – Article that discusses the things never to do in job interview.

Avoid These 10 Interview Bloopers – Article highlighting common bloopers that job seekers should avoid.

City of Ottawa: Interview Skills – Provides tips on interviews, follow-up, dos and don’ts and sample interview questions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Interviews – Answers FAQs that job seekers may have about interviewing, from Quintessential Careers.

Interviewing Prep: Job Interview Checklist – A comprehensive checklist for job-seekers that will help you prepare and succeed on any job interview, from Quintessential Careers.

Interviewing Tips – Comprehensive list of hints and tips, from Education Canada Network.

Job Bank: Ace the Interview – Information on interview preparation, performance, tips for post-interview and staying motivated, information interviews, and related links.

Key Interviewing Tips for Job Seekers – Interviewing tips and strategies designed to help all job-seekers from entry-level to career-changers to executives.

University of Ottawa: Job Interview – Tips and guidelines from Career Services.

Youth Canada – Tips on preparing for interviews and what to expect.

DETAILED GUIDES

ALIS: Interviews and Offers – How to manage the three steps of the interview process: preparing for the interview, succeeding in the interview, and handling the job offer.

Employers and Interviews – Provides insight on the employer’s perspective and how to take advantage of this knowledge as a job seeker.

Guide to Job Interviewing Resources and Tools – Extensive collection of job interviewing resources and tools, including tips, articles, and tutorials, from Quintessential Careers (US-based).

Legal Aid Ontario: Preparing for an Interview – This pdf document discusses the interview process, including preparation and after the interview.

Manitoba Career Development: A Guide to Outstanding Interviews – A comprehensive guide to help job seekers to prepare for interviews.

McGill University:  Interviewing Guide – A comprehensive guide to job interviews, designed to help job seekers prepare for an interview to present a polished and poised image.

The Quintessential Guide to Job Interview Preparation – A free web-based book; a comprehensive guide to succeeding in job interviews shows what to expect and what’s expected.

TUTORIALS & VIDEOS

Job Interviewing Tutorial – A tutorial designed to help you become more knowledgeable about all aspects of job interviews, with more than 50 pages of tips, suggestions and advice, from Quintessential Careers.

My Optimal Career – Common interview questions, with short videos from an “interview coach” on how best to respond; a comprehensive guide from My Optimal Career.

The Interview Guys – Videos that teach all of the essentials of job interviews while still making it fun and engaging.

SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Job Interview Question Collections for Job-Seekers – Lists a variety of interview questions collections geared towards different job seekers and interview types, from Quintessential Careers.

Job Interview Questions Database – Direct link to Quintessential Careers’Interview question database with questions and answers to 150 job interview questions and practice interviews.

Job-Interview.net – Possible interview questions, organized by type and profession, interview guidelines, and links to other resources.

DEALING WITH INTERVIEW ANXIETY

Are Hidden Fears Hurting You in Interviews? – Article explains some of the reasons behind interview anxiety and provides tips for staying grounded.

Reduce Your Interview Anxiety – Article highlights that for most job seekers, the best antidote for job-search stress is practice and preparation.

TELEPHONE INTERVIEWS

How to prepare for a phone interview – This article includes tips for phone interviews, as well as links to other articles on the topic.

How to ace that first phone interview – An article with tips on how to handle a screening interview, from the Globe and Mail.

Phone Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts – A collection of the key rules for phone interviews.

Phone Interview Etiquette – Highlights techniques and skills to help maximize phone interview’s impact on the hiring staff.

Tip Sheet : Telephone Interviews – Advice for handling both screening and full job interviews by phone, from ALIS

EXPLORE FURTHER

Career Advice – Interviews – Explains everything you need to know to perfect your interview technique: from basic interview questions to body language, from Totaljobs.com

CHRC: Interviewing and making hiring decisions – Describes human rights issues that can arise in interviews, questions that may or may not be asked.

Hays Career Advice – The Interview – Topics include: researching employers, handling interviews, making a presentation, handling inappropriate questions and handling second interviews.

Interview Guide – Download this pdf document prepared by the University of Saskatchewan.

Interview Power: Selling Yourself Face To Face – Detailed excerpts from a book by Tom Washington, with a wide variety of tips and techniques, fromCareer Management Resources.

Interviewing Skills Guide – Comprehensive guide includes:  ethical issues, types of interviews, skills and demeanour, preparing for questions and practicing, and after the interview, from VirginiaTech Job Search Guide.

Next Steps: Interviews– Interview tips, common interview questions, and describes the different stages of a job interview, geared toward youth, from the Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

University of Waterloo: Interview Skills – Information on preparing for the interview, answering interview questions, case interviews, tricky situations and more.

UOIT Career Tools – Comprehensive list of resources and tools to help before, during and after an interview, from University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

TOOLS & RESOURCES FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS

Manitoba Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide to Outstanding Interviews – A guide for practitioners to assist job seekers in preparing for interviews; site also provides a powerpoint presentation that can be used with job seekers.