Employment Services Blog
The latest in job search strategies, resume tips, and more! Written by Lutherwood staff.
Spreading the Word
With a growing number of people looking for work due to COVID layoffs or other business implications and limited social gatherings, now is a good time to connect with family and friends about your interests and support needs in your job search.
Professional Email Addresses and your Job Search
In recent years, email has vastly grown as a necessary requirement for job searching. An employer may use your email to send you a personality assessment to complete, confirm the details of your interview, or request additional documents such as your reference list.
Body Language in an Interview
How you physically respond to interview questions is just as important as the words that you use to respond. Being mindful of the tone and cadence of your speech, posture, and other non-verbal cues can increase the likelihood of having a positive first impression with an employer.
The Benefits of Volunteering
There are many benefits for volunteering, from making professional connections who can recommend you for possible job leads, to giving you the chance to practice and refine relevant skills you have in your industry. It can even just be a great way to fill free time in between your other commitments!
Negotiating your Paycheque
Financial compensation is a controversial and uncomfortable conversation, but something that should be discussed to ensure that the employer can give you what you need before you accept a job offer. But how do you begin the conversation?
Finding Your First Job in Canada
Looking for a job in a new country can be challenging. You may feel overwhelmed by information while you’re getting settled and not know where to start. You may wonder if you need to get a Canadian education to better your chances. Don’t let any of this discourage you.
How to Start Networking
If you don’t have a large network, it may be intimidating to figure out how to start. There are many ways to help you connect with people who share some of your interests.
5 Tips for Your Job Search during COVID-19 Pandemic
Job searching is always a challenging task. Add in a global pandemic, and that challenge level increases, and so can your stress. Here are 5 tips to help you succeed in finding that next opportunity, even during COVID-19.
Take This Time for Self-Reflection
It is important in your job search to take the time to self-reflect. Especially now, when you may be spending more time at home than normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reflecting on your skills, assets and challenges you have overcome will help you to develop a stronger resume and cover letter.
The Importance of Volunteering
This week (April 19-25th) is National Volunteer Week! Many groups and organizations rely on volunteers in many invaluable ways. Here are five reasons that volunteering can be a great addition to your profile as a job seeker.