Several resources on the internet are designed to look at the skills necessary to make yourself employable by improving skills, considering options, and developing a plan.
Resume writing, for example, is a useful skill. Assisting your peers to write powerful resumes can increase their confidence when seeking employment. There are many services on the internet designed to help people prepare or distribute winning resumes. Here are some possible services to use:
CollegeAssist A personal guide and planning assistant for high school students planning to go to college.
If you want to find out what other schools in Canada are doing, you can connect with SchoolNet. SchoolNet provides information about Canadian universites, scholarships, and other financial aid, and maintains a white pages of Canadian school web sites. Students can access some of the services and additional resources are added monthly. You can also submit proposals to establish a variety of internet services. Registration as a member is required for some services.
You might also want to help your friends prepare for interviews. A good source for learning the top fifty questions asked in job interviews is available at HR Workforce web site. One thing you can keep in mind when it comes to applying for various jobs is the following quotation from Stanley J. Randall:
The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.
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