Employment Services Blog
The latest in job search strategies, resume tips, and more! Written by Lutherwood staff.
- Preparation Tips Before Starting A New Job
Starting a new job is exciting, but it can also feel overwhelming or scary. Follow these 5 preparation tips to make sure that you are ready to make a great impression in your first week!Read More
- YESS You Can!
In March 2021, Service Canada funded the 3-year YESS program that supports youth 15 to 30 years old that face high barriers who are looking for employment. This program uses a custom-tailored approach to addressing individual youth’s needs to help them be successful. Let’s take a closer look!Read More
- What's Your Bottom Line?
Knowing how much you want in financial compensation for work is essential. Some employers will include the information in their job postings, but if not, we’re here to help you prepare for how to answer the question in an interview. Here are some websites to help:Read More
- How to Increase Your Health and Safety Training
For many years on April 28, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has asked employers and workers to spend time to reflect on those who lost their lives or those who were hurt at work and to strive toward improving our health and safety commitments in the workplace to prevent future incidents.Read More
- Approach your Job Search as a JobRead More
- How do I get started on LinkedIn?
Many job seekers feel they don’t need to use LinkedIn, but a well-crafted profile can make a huge difference in getting noticed by employers and getting connected to job leads. Here are some tips for getting your profile seen by the right people.Read More
- How many tennis balls can you fit in an airplane?
Your objective in any interview is to get a job offer, and this requires you to show the employer that you are the right person with the right skills for their organization. You need to understand what they want and why they ask each question; this will help you provide the answer they seekRead More
- Struggling for the Wordle?
When you’re applying for work, you may not be fortunate to have six chances to get your wording right that you do in the recently popular Wordle game. And the words that you’re trying to use on your resume and cover letter may be more than five letters long.Read More
- The “How and Why” of Following Up on your Applications
You found a brilliant posting online. You researched the company, took time to work with your Employment Advisor to develop a cover letter, and feel confident about your resume. You applied to the appropriate channels recorded the information in your job search tracker – now you have to sit back and wait for the employer to give you a call – right?Read More
- Is a Contract a Good Choice?
While many job seekers would prefer permanent employment, sometimes contract or temporary employment can be a good first step. Depending on your career circumstances and where you are at financially, here are some ideas to ponder.Read More