Employment Services Blog
The latest in job search strategies, resume tips, and more! Written by Lutherwood staff.
Don’t Know What Kind of Job You Want? We Can Help!
If you think that you need to come into our services with all the answers, you haven’t started asking the right questions. We aren’t just here to place you in a job that we have a connection to – we are here to help you from start to finish.
Practicing Self-Care at Work
Starting a new job or managing the stress of a challenging/constantly busy position can take its toll on you. It’s important to take some time to look for ways to manage your mood and balance your health so that you can continue to have the concentration and personality to effectively perform in your job.
Take Care of Yourself
A lot of us want our job search to be a quick sprint: send out a few resumes, quickly get calls for an interview and then accept an offer. Sometimes people can be lucky to finish one job and start a new one in the same week; but others may experience more of a marathon in their job search.
Cooking up Confidence at The Raw Carrot
Finding a fulfilling job is never an easy task, and when you have a disability, it can be even harder. Living with anxiety and depression since he was a teenager, Luke struggled to build up his resume and confidence as a young adult.
When to Offer Your References
If you think of your resume as a Real Estate listing, you want to be strategic about the zones you authorize to get the best response from employers. Using outdated phrases such as “references available upon request” can bore the Hiring Managers you’re hoping to impress into an interview.
How to Discuss Past Employers in an Interview
“Why did you leave your last employer?” is a common interview question. If you had a negative experience it may be difficult to know how to respond when this question comes up.
Setting up your Voicemail
With increased opportunities for online networking and limited face-to-face connections due to COVID-19, it’s important to take the steps to set up your voicemail and make sure that it represents you in a professional way.
Be on Time for your Job Interview
It's very important to be on time for your interview. Even one minute late is too late, but too early might be awkward. Plan ahead and aim for the perfect middle ground of checking in at reception 5-10 minutes early.
Making a Good First Impression
Studies show that within 30 seconds someone will know whether they will hire you. By following a few quick tips you can create a solid first impression that will leave the desired results you’re looking for!
"Lutherwood Supported me in my Darkest Days"
When Kribin moved to Canada two years ago, he didn’t know getting a job would be so hard. And when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, things went from bad to worse.