Summer Jobs

Southwest Saskatchewan has so much to offer to young people seeking valuable work experience. If you haven’t decided where the future will take you, here are some links that can guide you to that perfect summer job.


Where to Start

SwiftCurrent Online

Monster

Human Resourses Canada - Youth Section


Resumes

So, you've looked through the web sites and have found some jobs that you would like to apply for. What is your next step? Well, you need to create a resume that you can send to apply for the position. A resume is a valuable tool that will help to market yourself to a potential employer. The resume and cover letter helps to give a first impression about your abilities and accomplishments.

Tips

Building an effective resume is important. By taking into account some of these tips, you are already on the road to success.

  • Be sure to put all of your contact information in a place that is visible to the employer - include your email address, too
  • It is important to be clear and keep your resume and cover letter simple
  • Avoid using graphics or a picture of your self
  • Highlight your past work and volunteer experience that would be relevant to the position that you are applying for.
  • State your career objective - explain the type of job that you are looking for.
  • Have your resume look professional - use a computer, nice paper, and a quality printer.
  • Proofread your resume - avoid typos and grammatical errors. Have someone else look it over for you.

Interviews

  • Dress neat and tidy.
  • Know the days and times that you will be available to work.
  • Research the company - know something about the organization so that you appear interested in the position.
  • Ask informed questions about the organization.
  • Arrive on time… or even a little bit early.
  • Be courteous at all times.
  • Don't just answer with a "yes" or "no". Further explain yourself whenever possible.
  • Ask questions - a lack of question may be interpreted as a lack of interest on your behalf.

Sample Interview Questions

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Why are you interested in working here?
  • What do you know about our organization?
  • Why did you leave your previous positions?
  • What motivates you?
  • Describe your ideal job.
  • Describe your ideal manager/supervisor.
  • How do you spend your free time?
  • Why should I hire you?
  • How could you contribute to our organization?
  • What extracurricular activities are you involved in?

Questions You Can Ask

  • To whom would I report?
  • What is your perception of what I'll be doing on a daily (weekly) basis?
  • How would my performance be assessed?
  • When could I start?
  • What will be my main responsibilities for this position?