nToday it seems very unlikely that anyone would even consider starting their job hunt and not looking online. The days of looking at the classified ads in newspapers for a job are long gone and you need to get online to find the most recent job postings. There are some right and wrong ways to go about doing this so you need to plan ahead and get a system. You may find that the job hunt is a frustrating time, however you will need to keep a positive attitude and do your best to enjoy it.
Where to look online?
Job search engines
You can use a job search engine to find the job you want. You can filter by company name, industry and location. You can also subscribe to have notification emails sent directly to you when a relevant job is posted.
Everyone knows about networking and how important it is to finding a job in Canada. Few people make the time to take their networking online. You can take advantage of social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn to get in touch with and do research on the company that you are applying to.
Making yourself presentable online
Remember that many hiring managers will be looking to find your social media accounts online before or after an interview. For this reason it is very important that you make sure that you clean up your social media accounts and make sure that the information is up to date and accurate. You should also make sure that your pictures are professional and portray you in a good light. You may also want to update your privacy settings on these platforms to make sure that you are not too exposed.
You can even search LinkedIn to find jobs in Canada in your field. If you have a LinkedIn account you may already be getting emails about potential job opportunities in your field. These can be a great way to make new connections and find jobs the moment they are posted.