Resumes and Cover Letters

Job Search Strategies and Tools

Informational Interviews

Job Boards



Are you interested in improving or refining your existing:


Cover Letter?

Interviewing Skills?

Networking Techniques?

Book an appointment with Mrs. Alberti in the Career Centre. Critique your cover letter, resume or practice your interview skills. Find out more information on job search tools including networking techniques, and accessing the hidden job market.

University of Toronto, Career Services
Check out this fully integrated audio and video on-line resume tutor.

Career Cruising
Check out the resume builder feature!

Quintessential Careers
Check out the job search samples including resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, and job interview questions.

Monster Resume Centre
Find resume tips, resume samples, cover letters, and more.

Cover Letters:
University of British Columbia, Career Services
Guide to draft a cover letter and sample.

McMaster University Engineering Co-op Career Services
Check out this guide on how to draft an effective cover letter.

Quintessential Careers, Cover Letters
A step by step tutorial on how to write a cover letter. As well, check out the links to samples.

Networking and Informational Interviewing:
Campus Access
Campus Access offers valuable advice and tips in all areas of job searching, including how to network and prepare a resume.

Informational Interviews – Quintessential Careers
Informational Interviewing Tutorial.

Work Search Strategies:
University of Toronto, Career Centre Check out this website for effective strategies and networking information.

Career Cruising
Once you log on, click the “Employment” tab.  Then select “Work Search”.  Here you will find informative information including how to develop a plan, uncover opportunities(access the hidden job market) and network.

University of Waterloo, Career Development eManual
Discover the best and effective techniques in job search.

Riley Guide
Look under the “How to Job Search” section for articles on the best methods for job search on the Internet.

Job Boards:
A local website created by recent high school graduates from Vancouver dedicated to connecting talented students with great employers.
Find student job postings from the Vancouver Sun and the Province newspaper.

Website for job opportunities in the tourism sector.

Job Shark
Student jobs in Vancouver.

Job Bank – Service Canada
Job postings for student/youth

Salaries and Compensation:
Salary information

Monster Salary
Search by job title and region to generate a salary report.

BC Statistics
Under the Labour and Income section, you will find information on employment, unemployment, wages and salaries including the BC Wage and Salary Survey 2010.

Wages and Salaries, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada Discover the average paying salary per hour people in a field and location are receiving.

Job Interview Strategies for Teens
An article specifically for teens on job interview strategies (interview preparation).

Guide to Job Interviewing Resources – Quintessential Careers
Articles, tools, and tutorials to assist you succeed in any employment interview situation.

Quintessential Careers – Job Interview Questions Database for Job Seekers
This site also contains a database of interview questions.

Interviewing for Success – Seneca College
Check out this site for advice on the interview, follow-up, related links, and interview sample questions.