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Online Resources

Rather than an enormous list of links, below are the Career Centre's top picks for immediately useful resources to help you plan further education. We've tried to limit it to Canadian sites whenever possible. If you find a site more useful than one of these links, tell us about it

Choose resources to help you:

 

Online Resources 


CAREER MANAGEMENT 101

This course is designed to provide you the information and skills to prepare for you to manage your career--from securing a role to building your career. Consisting of a variety of modules, you will have the opportunity to explore content in a number of areas and complete assigned tasks for each module giving you hands-on experience in each of the subject areas.

 Module Topic
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Resources
 Course Overview
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 Skills Assessment

Evaluate what you've got to offer an employer

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 Developing Resumes

Create a great marketing tool

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 Preparing for Interviews

Shine through and set yourself apart.

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 Job Search Letters

It's the little extras that make a difference.

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 Portfolios

A lasting exhibit of your skills, experience and achievements.

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 Personal Branding & Social Media

Manage your online public persona.

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 Web Sites

Showcase your value to employers in a multimedia format.

(this module under development - coming soon)

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 Career Management

Navigating the workplace for success.

   

 


Resources to help you locate JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Sheridan students have access to an exclusive job database:

  • jobs.Sheridan is our online service with job postings for students currently attending Sheridan and Alumni ( part-time, summer, on-campus, full-time) 

Always know your market value! Join MAGNET today: Empowering People and Communities by Automatically Matching the Right Opportunities With the Right Talent MAGNET is designed to accurately match people with the opportunities they both care about and are highly matched to.

An inside look at jobs and companies. Anonymous reviews and salary data from companies and interview candidates:

Leverage the world's largest professional network to connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network and get hired. LinkedIn Jobs surfaces insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search:

LinkedIn offers a salary tool for students to research earning potential and help make more informed decisions when starting careers. It also helps to understand what you can do in order to increase earning potential whether that's through certifications, degrees or by location:

 Build your network one conversation at a time:

Canadian public access sites oriented to post-secondary students: 
Major sites connected with Canadian newspaper chains: 
A selection of sites specifically oriented to jobs in and around the GTA: 
Government ("public service"): 
  • federal government (Public Service of Canada) 
  • provincial government (Ontario, with links to other provinces' job sites) 
  • municipal (towns, cities & regional municipalities) 
  • bureaucrat.ca is a portal to government job postings at all 3 levels 
Some of the major sites with job postings across Canada: 
Job Agencies helps you learn about a wide variety of Canadian recruiting agencies - what they are here for, how they work, and how to contact them. You can read reviews written by other job seekers write your own reviews and vote for an agency.

Some major sites with international job postings (some in the section above also have sites for other countries):
 

Resources to help you: LOCATE/RESEARCH POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS

Local Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce directories provide a way to search for businesses. Many listings also include a contact name:
Company research:
Help  Need help researching employers and preparing for interviews? Consult with an Employment Consultant
 

 
 




Resources to help you GET HIRED

Job Seeker's Handbook is an introductory guide to help you explore the tools used to find work, explore the skills used to find work (networking, information interviewing, and interview skills), identify ways to stay positive and handle rejection, and much more. Includes excellent examples of cover letters and resumés. PDF

Advanced Techniques for Work Search expands on the Job Seeker's Handbook to help you identify employability skills, update work search tools and skills, focus your search for work, and find relevant labour market information. PDF

Resumé Dilemmas Monster.ca's extensive collection of resumé-writing advice and suggestions, on almost any topic.

Monster.com Virtual Interviews provides a rotating selection of questions, with possible answers for each. Make your choice then see comments on each possible response.

Portfolio Library is a collection of resources and links on what a career portfolio is, why you should start making one before you leave school, and how to put it together and keep it up to date. Remember to keep your Sheridan Co-Curricular Record (CCR) up to date!

Employability Skills Checklist allows you to rate yourself against the skills employers say are needed in today's workplace.

 
Help  Want to learn how to market yourself better? Consult with an Employment Consultant to review your resumé or cover letter, and discuss career portfolios, interviews, and more!
 

 
 



Resources to help you: CONSIDER EMPLOYMENT ALTERNATIVES

Thinking of working abroad? Here are some starting points:

Internships and volunteering are ways to gain employment experience as well as try it out before committing:

Many students consider self-employment, which can be a great option if it is right for you: 

There are a wide range of government programs oriented to youth: