Preparation is the key to any effective job search. Before you begin looking for a job, and sending out resumes, read over the following steps to ensure that you’ve got them all covered.
Plan and Keep Track of your Job Search
Job Search Tracking Sheet (typable version)
Grad School Planning Guide (published by jobpostings.ca)
First and Second Year Career Planning Guide (published by jobpostings.ca)
Jobpostings Disabilities Edition
L’hirondelle: Services to recent immigrants: placement services, training and other.
Microsoft Career Advice: Career Center tools including career preparation tips, job hunting advice, resume tips, and interview tips.
Mon Emploi: An excellent French resource site.
New Grad Life: Blog solely dedicated to providing free resources to recent college grads or soon-to-be grads for topics such as job hunting, resume/interview help, networking tips.
Richard Bolle’s What Color Is Your Parachute?: Designed as a supplement to the textbook edition of What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers.
Riley Guide: An excellent resource site.
Salary Potential and Relocation Calculator: This website offers a free salary potential calculator and a cost-of-living calculator for over 7,200 U.S., Canadian and international cities.
Webster Library Database: Use Concordia's Webster Library Database to find industry and company information, company histories, financial data and information on competitors.
This website offers a free salary potential calculator and a cost-of-living calculator for over 7,200 U.S., Canadian and international cities.
Workinfonet: Information on everything you need to know, including specialised career info for women, new Canadians, people with disabilities.
Youth Employment Services: Montreal non-profit job search centre, offering many services including CV translation and French language conversation groups.
Youth.gc.ca: Read up on different careeers, get labour market information, careers in Canada, and much more.
Youthpath.ca: Bilingual. Uncover links to a multitude of Montreal sites listing jobs as well as Canadian sites. Includes information on all government employment programs for youth.
Human Resources and Social Development Canada: Click on Wages and Salaries on lefthand menu.
Public Service Commission of Canada: For those wanting to work for the government, detailed salary rates are to be found on this site.
SalaryExpert.com: Providing you choices to find the most accurate and up-to-date compensation information. Includes cost of living calculator.
Salary Wizard Canada: Salary Wizard results are geographically adjusted national averages.
Service Canada Salary Information: Get an idea of what people are paid in various occupations across Canada.
WowJobs.ca: Canada Salary Search; search and compare average salaries from over 5 million jobs in Canada.
CTI Career Search: Includes 1600+ real-world career descriptions on more than 200 occupations, daily news summaries & feature articles, and interivews with careers directors from US colleges & universities.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: A U.S. government site that provides detailed occupational profiles which include earnings.
Riley Guide: Salary Guides & Guidance: A great job search site with excellent section on salary negotiations and salary surveys. Includes links surveys outside the United States as well as in the U.S.
Salary.com: Free base salary is available here for U.S. salaries. You can pay for more detailed special reports.
U.S. Department of Labor: For U.S. salary information. Select A-Z Index and then your field for Earnings.
Wageweb: Includes salary information for over 170 positions in a wide variety of fields and lots of good links.
PayScale: Can select country, city, degree and years of experience for salary scales appropriate for the region worldwide which interests you.
JobMob: This website presents salary surveys by country and other information on salary matters.