Finding a Job in Cornwall
Here are some tips to help you in your search for employment.
Finding Employment Opportunities
The best time to apply for a job is when a company is actually hiring. Companies use different strategies when it comes to advertising employment opportunities. Some place ads in newspapers and online job boards, others use their own corporate websites or hold job fairs and others use employment agencies. An effective strategy for a job seeker will be to regularly check a variety of the above resources in the attempt to find the job posting as quickly as possible.
- Check multiple sources for job postings every day
- Set up a Job Alert on job boards to have new jobs pushed to you
- Pay attention to closing dates on employment opportunities
We post employment listings from Cornwall companies and organizations on the Choose Cornwall Job Board on a regular basis.
Not every new job is advertised. Most companies are happy to receive resumés from people and will keep them on file. You can find mailing addresses for Cornwall companies in the Business Directory, and by visiting sites such as the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce.
Keep Your Resumé Up to Date
Your resumé (or curriculum vitae) is your most important tool in securing a job interview. It should be clear and concise in summarizing your skills, experience and education. It also needs to be up-to-date and error-free. A good cover letter is also effective. There are a number of online tools to help you draft a good-looking résumé by providing résumé writing tips and layout options. Job Zone d’emploi is also a good resource.
Learn About the Local Economy
Understanding the local economy and learning more about the companies that call Cornwall home is an effective strategy when it comes to securing a job. You can find out which companies in Cornwall are growing by regularly checking the News portion of this website, and by reviewing the Year in Review reports that can be downloaded from the Resources section.
Assess and Develop Your Skills
A number of local organizations can help you assess your skills, and if necessary, point you to resources that will help you develop essential skills for the workplace. Your choices include full and part-time courses at local career colleges and St. Lawrence College. There are a number of programs to help unemployed and underemployed Canadians, including those facing barriers to employment.