Look for Employment
Job search is much more than applying on line to posted positions.
Job search involves:
- Learning how to demonstrate your skills and experience effectively through marketing materials like your resume or LinkedIn
- Developing a network and understanding how to use it effectively to help uncover the hidden job market
- Learning how to prepare for many different kinds of interviews
- Having a job search target, for example a summer retail position, an entry level marketing job or a front line social service position
There are many resources available to help you learn these essential skills. Click on the links below to get started.
Only have an hour? This is a quick way to learn about almost any job search related topic. Updated each term you can attend the presentations live or pre-recorded.
You can start learning about the “how” of job searching long before you are graduating. Practice your job search savvy on finding summer work or locating a volunteer position. Start here to understand the basics.
Visit the Complete Student https://completestudent.ca/modules/career-fundamentals/ for a brief on-line module with step by step help to guide your job search process.
Student Jobs at King's
Interested in being a King’s Tour Guide? Residence or Library assistant? Explore to learn more about these roles and deadlines for applying.
Work Study Program
Are you eligible for OSAP? Then the Work Study program might be a good fit for you. There are many different opportunities across campus. Explore to learn more about what is available.
International Work Experience Program
If you are an international student then this could be a great way for you to work part time, earn some money and gain Canadian work experience.
There are hundreds of job boards designed to make it easy for you to find the kind of opportunity you are looking for. Start here to browse through some of the different job boards available online.
- Western Connect
- Federal Public Service
- Ontario Provincial Government
- Pillar Nonprofit Network Job Board
- Pillar Nonprofit Network Canada Summer Jobs
Check out Job Postings from area employers specifically for King’s Students
Magnet Talent Matching: Magnet was developed as a technology-based service and social innovation to address the unemployment and under-employment of youth, newcomers to Canada, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and other individuals facing barriers to employment.
Even the word “networking” can strike fear into the hearts of many job seekers. Don’t worry! Start with learning about the process of building helpful relationships and how this can support your employment search.
Many students worry that they don’t know anyone and therefore are disadvantaged when it comes to networking. There are MANY resources on campus designed to help you with building your network by giving you access to people in a wide variety of employment settings.
King’s Job Shadow Program
The King’s Job Shadow Program is launching in the 2021-2022 academic year! Students will job shadow over two consecutive days with a matched employer. This allows students to get a feel for a typical day within a career or industry of interest to them, while connecting employers to potential new hires from King’s.
How to Apply
Please complete the registration form online here, and you will be matched to an appropriate employer based on your stated interest. Please note that you must complete the online Career Decision Making module through Complete Student before starting your Job Shadow placement.
Once you register online we will follow up by email to get a better understanding of your interests and career goals, which will help us to match you with the best available employer!
King’s will work with students and employers to select two consecutive days within one of the two annual reading week breaks (October and February).
Life After King’s Alumni Mentorship Program
Talking to someone about their work, field, organization or career path can be extremely helpful in developing ideas for your direction, and in helping you build your network at the same time. You can connect with King’s alumni in many different career fields and living in many different places in the world. Click here to complete an application and be matched with a mentor.
Employer information Sessions
Each week throughout the school year employers come to campus to recruit students. They are interested in meeting you! Be sure and check the events calendar through Western Connect to see who is coming each week.
This annual event brings employers looking to hire students for part time, summer and full time positions. It’s a great opportunity to practice your networking skills. Feel more confident about attending the fair by reviewing tips to prepare for the career fair.
Check out the resources below to learn how LinkedIn can help you to build your network.
The biggest mistake that resume builders make is googling randomly for resume templates. Instead, utilize sample resumes developed by university career centres and you can be sure you are looking at what is considered the industry standard.
The Write Place at King’s
- Book an appointment with a tutor on line, or drop in during business hours, King’s Student Life Centre, room 113
Western Employment resource Centre
- Drop-in (no appointment necessary) help Monday through Friday throughout the school year. It couldn’t be easier. Don’t want to show up in person? Access E-advising career.uwo.ca/prepare/resume_cv/werc.html
You want to minimize surprises in an interview and preparation is key. Start here to learn about interview basics and types of interviews, review sample questions and learn how to handle especially challenging interview situations.
Visit the Complete Student https://completestudent.ca/modules/career-fundamentals/ for a brief on-line module with step by step help to prepare you for an interview.
Practice is essential in preparing for an interview. With a webcam you can use video interviewing technology to improve your interview performance. Create a password on Interview Stream and get started.
Creating, maintaining and using LinkedIn is another important job search strategy. Think of linked in as a professional version of facebook where you can connect with professional contacts and prospective employers. You don’t need to be intimidated. Linked in provides great support to help you build your profile and understand how to use it to network effectively.
Start here to learn step by step how to create your LinkedIn profile:
- Profile tip sheet
- How to network for students
Want some feedback on your LinkedIn profile? Drop-in no appointment needed is available at the Western Employment Resource Centre.