The COVID-19 outbreak has had a widespread effect on the Canadian economy. The good news is that there are current openings in the job market. Some recruiters and employers are doing online interviewing.
We suggest taking this time to move to online networking (LinkedIn and social networks), searching for groups, and connecting with people in your profession to get some advice.
The second thing you can do is to find online training and upgrade your skills and knowledge in your industry. If you’re in isolation, this may be a good time to take an online course, attend a professional development webinar, or even improve your typing skills.
In summary, make sure not to take yourself out of the market. Keep searching and keep applying, updating your LinkedIn profile, and using social networks to learn about new opportunities. Follow your targeted company and learn about their next project, follow up on your application and talk to employers regarding their situation on hiring.
Below are some FREE resources that may help you job search or build your skills at home during this difficult time.
Job Searching Websites
Charity Village - Non-profit Sector
Robert Half - Finance, Admin., Marketing, Legal and Tech Jobs
*Remember, you can also look for job postings directly on a company’s website. Research companies and organizations in your field and check their websites regularly for postings.
Webinars for Professional Development
Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling
Human Resources Professionals Association
Tips for Online Networking
Networking Basics – GCF Learn Free
How to Make Online Networking Work for You
7 Tips for Social Networking Online
Tips for Building a LinkedIn Profile
Online Courses/Skills Upgrading
LYNDA – Toronto Public Library - Over 3500 Tutorials ranging from web design to project management
Coursera - Courses, certificates and degrees online
Class Central - Thousands of free online courses from universities like MIT, Stanford, and Harvard
Free Code Camp - 450 Ivy League Courses online
The Open University - Languages, Science, Sports, Psychology and more courses
GCF Learn Free - teach yourself technology, math, reading and more
Learn Something New - Links to tons of online learning resources
English Language Skills
A4ESL – Activities for ESL Students
Learn English – Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Grammar
GCF Learn Free – Learn English Online
Learn Something New – A list of many great apps and websites for learning languages
Improve Your Typing Speed
10 Fast Fingers – Test and Improve your Typing Speed
How to Type – Learn and Practice Typing + Tests
Speedy Typing Online – Improve Speed and Accuracy
If you need assistance with your job search please contact us.
We will continue to offer phone and email support to our clients during this time.
For more information contact us at [email protected] or 416-537-6532
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