I always wonder what path students take after leaving my Business Communications classes at Conestoga College in Kitchener.
They are international students pursuing a dream of living and working in Canada. I share tips to help them manage their culture shock after arriving in a place with cold weather, funny food and people who talk funny — like me.
They share cooking recipes, movie recommendations and a career enthusiasm that inspires me. I learn more than I teach.
Sometimes, I hear from them after they connect with me on my LinkedIn profile. I like the birthday greetings! I often get messages looking for jobs or tips to polish their LinkedIn profile. They remembered how I repeated “put your LinkedIn profile to work for you” in class!
After graduation, my essential employment advice is the same as I offered in class: use every support service and assistance offered by Conestoga College. Students paid for the services in their tuition. I was consistently impressed with career counsellors’ advice when I invited them to host in-class workshops, so I urge students to book a career support session at this link.
And if you’re looking for career advice and you’re not a Conestoga graduate, I urge you to investigate alumni support services at the school you attended. Or, contact Conestoga to access their government-funded, free career services offered to the general public.
I also share job postings in my social media feeds and job search links for the Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo area.
Government of Canada online Job Bank
Lutherwood community support services
Facebook job boards
Cambridge, Ontario Jobs (Lutherwood)
Opportunity jobs Kitchener-Waterloo
Jobs Available in Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge
Kitchener-Waterloo Jobs (Lutherwood)
Jobs in Kitchener Waterloo Group
Do you have any job search tips to share? Please share in the comments below.