Careers & Job Hunting
You may be ready for a career change or are just starting out after graduation. The Library has over 260 books on resume writing, cover letters and career development in the 650s section of our library. Just been laid off? Going back to work? Have you just left school or are you looking for new career opportunities? Helping job seekers find the information they need is an important part of what public libraries do. We can help you connect with local career counselors and resources, research company information, do industry research, search for job openings, learn how to write an effective resume and cover letter, how to prepare for an interview and tap in to the hidden job market through networking.
Local Employment Agencies
Contact information for local employment agencies for job seekers.
York Region Employment Centres
Employment Ontario has a new service delivery network for York Region providing free services for job seekers including: career assessment, job search assistance, job placement, apprenticeships, workshops, training support.
Local Organizations for Small Business
The Library’s listing of local organizations that are available to help bring your business idea to fruition.
Local Area Business Directories
Most municipalities have compiled business directories for their own community. These directories can be very valuable for industry research, job searches, cold calling, market research and competitive intelligence.
Thinking of a Career Change?
You may be ready for a career change or are just starting out after graduation. The library has over 260 books on resume writing, cover letters and career development in the 650s section of our library. The business librarian also recommends the following websites for career development, writing effective and powerful resumes and cover letters.
Resources for All Job Seekers
Recommended books and job sites by the Business Librarian.
Sector-specific Job Resources
Industry specific job resources selected by the Business Librarian.
Over 90% of new jobs are in the “hidden job market,”. Networking is one of the most important ways to access these job opportunities.
Been offered a job? Need to know the salary range for your job title? Trying to negotiate a pay rise? The businesss librarian has selected the following library resources and Canadian websites to help you earn your potential!
Canadian Labour Market Information
It is vital that job seekers and those considering a career change research the current Canadian labour market before making moves or changes. It is particularly important for newcomers to Canada to be aware of labour market conditions