"WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?"
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
RICHMOND COUNTY COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER: Check this link for weekly updates on community events and student job and learning opportunities!
NOVA SCOTIA JOB CENTRE- YOUTH & THE PUBLIC SERVICE: Applying for jobs can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Knowing what we look for in an employee and in a job application will help you put your best foot forward. We offer exciting career paths, opportunities for advancement, mentorship, training, and professional development in a safe and healthy work environment. We believe it's important to hire young workers in the public service. That's why we are working to create more opportunities and make it easier for young workers to join us. Go to this link http://novascotia.ca/psc/jobCentre/youth-public-service/ and click on 'Job Centre' for student employment opportunities. *There are several job opportunities in St. Peter's and Sydney!
"What do I Need to Graduate?" This is an important topic that all students should be aware of.
Below, there is a PDF presentation of what GRADE 9's (English and French Immersion) need to graduate from high school, including popular post-secondary requirements.
You can print this off or there will also be photocopies available in the guidance office.
There are various websites that focus on career exploration and planning. Here are just some that are geared specifically towards teens and young adults. Students are encouraged to make an appointment through guidance if they require assistance in any way.
http://Careercruising.com is a Canadian-based informative career exploration website that allows students to define their goals and shape their future through career matchmaker quizzes, job profiles, post-secondary schools, resume builders, and so much more. See guidance for a login and password access card!
Another great online career resource supported by the province of NS and the Dept of Education, also equipped with career quizzes, education and job info, as well as labour market stats, is http://futureseekers.ca.
JOBS PEOPLE DO
Using JobsPeopleDo.com, you will develop the employability skills and strategies you need to land the perfect job. With access to job resources, job shadowing videos, articles, campus life tips, volunteer and scholarship information, you will have the tools you need to get a jump start on YOUR career path choices.
RESUMES & COVER LETTERS
These are extremely important documents that represent YOU as an individual and as a potential employee. Format, organziation, and presentation of each of these are key to finding employment. See one example of a resume template below.
There are also handouts on tips and other templates available through guidance. As well, there are various online resources (including Career Cruising) that you can search for on your own. Take the time to research and construct a resume and cover letter that best respresents who you are and what you have to offer. Don't sell yourself short!
*Check these out and make an appointment with guidance to discuss your future goals!