Job search

Resume and Cover Letter Guide (2011)

This booklet, a revies version of a document published in 2011, offers a detailed guide for preparing two key components of a job search, the resumé and the cover letter.

The authors explain that resumés can be functional, also known as skills-based; chronological, providing a history of where and when the applicant worked; or a combination of both. Samples of each type are provided.

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2014-02-07

Using Your Skills for the Job Interview – Part 3 [Video – 2:44] (2013)

This is the final video in a three-part series designed to help people identify the skills they already have, and use their skills to find the right job. The first two videos offered detailed tips on identifying personal skills, and developing a skills-based resumé, often referred to as a functional resumé.

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2014-01-31

Creating a Functional Resume – Part 2 [Video – 3:13] (2013)

This is the second video in a three-part series developed to help people recognize the skills they have acquired, and use that information to find the right job.

In this video, the focus is on developing a skills-based resumé, often referred to as a functional resumé. Such a resumé focuses on skills the person has developed through education, job experience, hobbies, volunteer work, and home management.

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2014-01-24

You Have More Skills Than You Think – Part 1 [Video – 4:22] (2013)

This is the first in a three-part series of videos designed to help people identify the skills they already have, and see how those skills can be used in the workplace.

The video begins with an explanation of the nine Essential Skills (ES), including examples of how the skills are used in everyday life.

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2014-01-17

Putting Your Skills to Work: A Guide for Job Seekers (2013)

This document guides individuals through the process of identifying personal skills that can be used in the workplace.

The authors note that people re-entering the workforce or changing careers, along with those who have little or no job experience, may feel they lack the skills to find the job they want. However, many people have acquired Essential Skills (ES) through hobbies, personal computer use, and managing a home and family.

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2014-01-09

Getting the Job – Workbook (2012)

This document is part of the “Career – Life – Work” series produced by the NWT Literacy Council. The series consists of four instructor’s manuals and six workbooks, dealing with a wide range of issues that affect personal and work life.

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2013-10-30

The Use of Workplace Skills-Based Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (2009)

Strategies for Persons with Acquired Physical Disabilities in Employment Transition

This document outlines a project exploring the use of a specific Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) strategy, the development of a portfolio, to help individuals with acquired disabilities address workforce reintegration issues.

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2013-10-17

Career Development Manual – Instructional Resource (2012)

This document is part of “Career – Life – Work,” a series of four instructor’s manuals and six workbooks, produced by the NWT Literacy Council.

This section of the series provides learners with an opportunity to reflect on their skills and abilities; develop a career plan; research career options; and search for employment.

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2013-10-10

John Deere: Driving The Workers In The Right Direction – Case study (2011)

This case study examines how an action centre helped workers after the closure of the manufacturing plant where they worked.

In September 2008, John Deere, a manufacturer of agricultural equipment and light transportation vehicles, announced that it would close its plant in Welland, Ontario, within two years and move its operations to the United States and Mexico.

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2013-08-08

United Steelworkers Toronto Area Council: Battling For The Hearts And Minds To Make That Adjustment (2011)

Case study

This document offers an overview of the United Steelworkers’ Toronto Area Council’s Adjustment Centre, established in 2003 to help laid-off steelworkers upgrade their skills and get access to retraining.

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2013-08-02

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