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Job search : Looking for work

Classic profile

If you’re into the whole idea of a traditional summer job, you might want to work in a store, a restaurant, an office, etc. Read these sample job descriptions to see if you’ve got what it takes.

There are several resources you can use to find the job of your dreams: youth employment centres, government programs, the Internet, etc.

If you’ve got a passion, why not approach local businesses directly to see if they’ll let you help out and maybe get to know their employees. This is an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the workplace environment and find out whether your passion is all it’s cracked up to be. If you like working on cars, for example, offer to be a “gofer” at your local garage. You might end up doing it for free, but the experience you acquire can be a real plus for your future!

It is always easier to be hired or referred to an employer by someone you know. Ask your friends, family, teachers or neighbours if they know of any job opportunities. Word of mouth could keep you busier than you think. Over 80% of positions are found via personal contacts.

Let your neighbours know what you can do to help them in exchange for a bit of cash. Reliability is your most useful asset when it comes to finding customers and word-of-mouth advertising could keep you busier than you think!

Any way you look for work is a good way. Investigate every opportunity!

Business-minded profile

If you’re a resourceful person, you could create your own job. Thousands of young people are doing it! There are organizations that can help you learn more and that can equip you with the tools you need to start your own business.

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