The employment rate in Canada returned to pre-pandemic levels and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is finished for the most part. The good news is, there are plenty of jobs out there. Local companies are looking to hire full time or part time staff and many small businesses are having a hard time recruiting new employees.
“For workers reluctant to get back to the workforce, perhaps it’s not just about finding a job. It might just be about finding the right job.”
This pandemic gave people an opportunity to slow down and consider their career trajectory and what makes them happy. Employment rates may be returning to pre-pandemic levels, but there has been a shift. Many people are re-focusing and re-evaluating before returning to the workforce.
If you are reluctant, been out of work for too long, don’t want to go back to the same old job or feel like you are not yet ready, perhaps now is the right time to consider how you to approach your return to the workforce, how to go about looking for a job and where you would like your career to take you. It is never too late to begin preparing for that future job. In this vast economy of full time, part time, gig or seasonal jobs it is hard to run out of options. You just need to know where you want your career to go and be ready for when the right option presents itself.
This is often easier said than done. Looking for that right job can turn into a full-time job. It doesn’t have to. Government Funded Service Providers like Centre for Skills Development provide just this kind of support to anyone looking for assistance no matter where your starting point is. So, if you are in a full-time job search mode or not yet even ready to start looking, connect with us. We’ll be supporting you with professional guidance, a wealth of industry connections information about programs and free services, and hands-on support with one-to-one coaching all the way through the process.
The end goal is landing that perfect job that fits your needs, your life and your career path. So don’t wait too long, connect with us now for a better tomorrow!
Here is how we can help you prepare:
- Defining where you want to be in the near future
- Identifying a career that will help you get there
- Learning about local labour market trends; which careers are hot and which are not
- Making a list of your transferrable skills
- Identifying opportunities for upgrading skills as needed
- Researching free educational and training programs
- Creating a resume and cover letter to effectively market your employment experience
- Creating or updating your LinkedIn profile so you get noticed
As a government funded not for profit organization, all our services are free.