CareerTrack | ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST
Your Job Search | first year
Job Postings Online
The Career Centre's job postings online portal is a one-stop resource for access to work study, part-time, summer, and full time job opportunities. Employers who access the downtown, Scarborough and Mississauga campuses with work opportunities all post their jobs on this centralized database, as such, there are literally hundreds of opportunities available.
Register to use the job postings online at the beginning of each academic year and check listings frequently so you don't miss out on an opportunity.
Think your part-time job "just a job" or your courses "just school"? Not so. Your combined academic, volunteer, extracurricular and paid experiences are highly interesting to employers and the skills gained in these experiences will be the reason you get hired. That said, employers will only put as much value on your experiences as you do. So how are you presenting yourself?
The resume toolkit guides you through the process of developing a marketing strategy, preparing your content, and creating a technically sound resume complete with samples of resumes before and after revision. Give yourself a head start by using the resume toolkit and samples to revise your resume before coming in for a resume critique or distributing your resume to employers.
You know what kind of work you are looking for, you reviewed the resume toolkit and made the necessary revisions, what's next? Make an appointment for a thirty minute, one-on-one resume or cover letter critique at the Career Centre.
Individual appointments are available on a same day online sign-up basis through the Career Centre events calendar, appointments are released every day at 9:00am and fill quickly. Log on early to ensure you secure an appointment time. Students must have registered for a Career Centre account that academic year in order to reserve a critique appointment online.
Be warned that it can be very difficult to get a resume critique appointment during the September rush, make time for a critique over the summer months to avoid disappointment and allow yourself time to fine tune your documents before school begins.
Once offered an interview, make the most of the opportunity. It is always a good idea to practice in order to make your interview as strong as possible and stay ahead of the competition. The Career Centre offers one-on-one practice interview sessions where they will put you through a mini-interview and offer feedback on your performance. It is time well spent as even seasoned interviewers can learn something new from such a session.
Your resume and cover letter are very often the first encounter that a potential employer will have with you. The Resume and Cover Letter workshop offered through the Career Centre covers the dos and don'ts of resume writing as well as how to craft a cover letter that gets you that interview.
Summer Job Fair
The Summer Job Fair provides the opportunity to speak with recruiting representatives from a wide range of organizations about summer opportunities and career paths within their organization. Use this opportunity to access professional positions, explore additional opportunities, and practice your networking skills. The Summer Job Fair is held in January of each year, check the Career Centre events calendar for this year's date.
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