Student job search tips for Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo Ontario

Jobs searching is not easy.

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

https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Lutherwood community support services

https://www.lutherwood.ca/employment/job-board

Facebook job boards

Cambridge, Ontario Jobs (Lutherwood)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/160444858234267

Opportunity jobs Kitchener-Waterloo

https://www.facebook.com/groups/160444858234267

Jobs Available in Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1065977336782657

Kitchener-Waterloo Jobs (Lutherwood)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/627211920948240

Jobs in Kitchener Waterloo Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/458359828081233

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