Research is the key to staying proactive in your job search. Which local employers offer jobs that suit your job goal? If you have not spent the time detailing your specific job goal, this would be a good time to do so.
There are many ways to search out local companies - read newspapers, visit the neighbourhood of your choice, explore sector journals and newletters, read job postings, ask friends and members of your network, ask for recommendations from acquaintances you meet. Develop and document your network to help make this research possible.
Before applying for a job, it is important to find out as much as possible about the company. This way you can customize your resume, cover letter and interview presentation to better show that you have what the employer is looking for.
A Working Centre employment counsellor can help you to detail your research criteria – which can include size of company, location, sector, pay levels, etc. We can also help you to determine when to change your research goals in ways that respect your situation – helping you to keep your eye on your main goals, and to make decisions between conflicting goal.