School Work Balance

I am preparing for my first job

Here are some of the advantages of working for a certified employer:

 

  • A certified employer allocates work schedules to their student employees that promote their success, between 10 to 15 hours/week, for a maximum of 20 hours.
  • They provide an adapted work schedule, particularly during exam period.
  • They encourage the continuation of their student employees’ studies, as well as their pursuit of a diploma or a desired qualification.
  • They put into place a process of welcoming, integrating and following up with their student employees at work.

These three steps will help you in your preparation.

1 – Write your cv
  • The CV is a portait of you. It is your passport to an interview.
  • The purpose of a CV is to attract attention to your application.
  • It must entice the employer to meet you and to get to know you.
  • Invest time in writing your CV.
  • Focus on the visual presentation of your CV. You will benefit from this additionnal effort.

 

IS IT DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO NAME YOUR COMPETENCIES ?

Visit the following site that will help to give you ideas :

 

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR EXAMPLES OF CVS ?

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2 – Prepare for your interview

The employer will read your CV before the interview. He wants to meet you. He wants to know if you are the ideal candidate to fill the vacancy.

 

The employer will watch for these elements during your interview :

  • Your training
  • Your competencies
  • Your personal qualities
  • Your abilities
  • Your interest to fill the position
  • Your knowledge of the company

BE PREPARE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS.

3 – Keep your job
You got the job ?

Here are a few tricks to create a good atmosphere in your new work environment :

 

  • Listen carefully to the information that your employer and your supervisor gives you.
  • Express your ideas politely and with a positive attitude: even in difficult situations.
  • Choose a good moment and the right people to make your requests to.
  • Be available when your employer needs you to help out.
  • Inform your employer at least two weeks in advance when exam time is approaching.
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