Is finding a new job one of your New Year’s resolutions? If so, you don’t want to lose your momentum on such an important goal like many people do with fitness and health pledges.
In this blog, we discuss steps you can take right away and continue until you’re successful in securing your next opportunity. We also look at some of the trends in the job market and provide information on how The Work Place can help you reach your target.
Job seekers beginning the process now are entering the market at a time where there are shortages of workers in several sectors, including hospitality and food services, healthcare, manufacturing and construction, retail, office administration, information technology, personal care, warehousing, and trucking.
For more about jobs in demand: https://ca.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/jobs-in-demand-in-canada-2022
This could work out in your favour but it will be more important than ever to stand out from the competition. Many other Canadians are also going to be seeking new jobs this year. Check out this news story to learn more: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/study-reveals-that-almost-half-of-canadian-employees-are-considering-switching-jobs-in-2022-849994150.html
That means having a resume and cover letter that set you apart. Flexibility may also be needed. You may find yourself considering different job duties or a position that sees you moving to a new community or working remotely.
We have tips on getting your job search started effectively and how to ensure your job search tools are ready for getting hired in 2022.
Some actions such as keeping your resume and Linkedin profile current, networking and updating your skills are good practices to continue even after you’ve changed workplaces.
Check out this video for some steps to undertake even before you begin reviewing job ads: https://bit.ly/3sng7fN.
As you begin the process, here are some considerations, including weighing your options with your current employer: https://www.hays.ca/career-advice/starting-job-search
Adrienne Tom is president and chief executive resume strategist at Career Impressions in Calgary. We reference her work routinely as sound advice for job seekers. These recent blogs refer to executive job searches but the guidance is relevant for anyone. They cover hiring and resume trends for 2022:
Jessica Hernandez, CPBS, CSBA, Executive Resume Writer, in the Jacksonville, Florida area, is another great resource for job search and career advancement advice. She posted a recent blog specifically on preparing a contemporary resume: https://greatresumesfast.com/blog/resume-writing-tips-for-2022/
This link contains some tips on skills to consider adding to your resume this year: https://www.michaelpage.ca/advice/career-advice/cover-letter-and-resume-advice/skills-put-your-resume-2022
We’ll share more information on job market trends in Canada and globally below, but first, some details on how The Work Place can help you succeed in your quest for new employment.
How We Can Help
At The Work Place, unemployed Grande Prairie and area residents can access a variety of job search consultation services, including resume and cover letter preparation, at no cost. We can also help you with the recruitment process, including questions about the job market.
Job Search Resources
While our physical office is closed, we continue to operate virtually to assist job seekers with a variety of services.
One-to-one employment counselling services and workshops are available via phone, email or video-based technologies such as Zoom.
Staff can help unemployed individuals assess how they can address career decision making, including new skills and training they may want to consider.
Enquiries can be made by calling 780-539-5477, Ext. 3. Our Employment Coach, Catherine Dyer, will be happy to provide you information on our services. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website is www.gpworkplace.ca
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If you’re seeking employment in 2022, we wish you the best and look forward to helping you land that next great position.