Employment Tools

When you are applying for a job, follow these suggestions:

  • Gather your personal information. You will likely need official identification and your social insurance number.
  • Put together a resumé.
  • Determine the kind of job you want or are willing to accept.
  • Search in the paper for jobs. Also, ask friends and family, and approach businesses where you would like to work.
  • Dress for the job you want. Be neat and tidy.
  • Determine whether or not you need a cover letter. If so, write one.
  • Visit businesses and ask to give your resumé to a manager.
  • Follow-up by phone or in person. Don’t annoy anyone, but be prepared to be persistent.

Here are some helpful links:

Finding a Job

Tips for Teens: How to find your first real job


Cover Letter



Good luck!