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Guides

An alis guide brings pages from across the site into a single, focused list. Track your progress as you plan your career, explore your education options, or look for work. Every small task brings you a step closer to your larger goals.

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How to Choose a Career That Fits You

What do you want to be when you grow up? Now that you’re an adult or almost one, how do you actually get the answer to that question? This guide will show you how.

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How to Plan Your Education

You can choose to get education or training at any age or life stage. It’s a big decision. This guide will show you how to plan a learning path that keeps you moving toward your career goals.

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How to List Your Skills and Accomplishments

You have important skills to offer an employer. Even if you’re still in school, you’ve already accomplished things in your career. Learn how to identify your skills and accomplishments to make your work search tools stronger.

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How to Write a Resumé

Find out how to get your resumé ready for your work search. Track your progress as you work on your resumé.

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How to Handle a Career Move When You’re Over 45

A guide to dealing with a career change as a mature worker. If you don’t know where to start, here’s a way forward.

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How to Recover After Job Loss

Losing a job is one of the biggest life changes you can experience. If you feel overwhelmed, that’s normal, and it’s ok. Follow this guide to help you get to the next chapter of your career.

Work Search Basics Companion Series

Are you looking for your first job? Are you a newcomer looking for your first job in Canada? Are you a mature worker looking for work for the first time in several years?

These are companion guides to Work Search Basics. The article explains the reason for each step. We recommend that you read the article first. Then, use these guides to track your progress during your work search.

Work Search Basics Companion: Step 1

Looking for work? The first step is to prepare for your work search. Track your progress through Step 1 with this handy guide.

Work Search Basics Companion: Step 2

Looking for work? The second step is to find job opportunities. Track your progress through Step 2 with this handy guide.

Work Search Basics Companion: Step 3

Looking for work? The third step is to create your work search tools. Track your progress through Step 3 with this handy guide.

Work Search Basics Companion: Step 4

Looking for work? The fourth step is to apply for work. Track your progress through Step 4 with this handy guide.

Work Search Basics Companion: Step 5

Looking for work? The fifth step is to ace your interviews. Track your progress through Step 5 with this handy guide.

Work Search Basics Companion: Step 6

Looking for work? The sixth step is to stay positive. Track your progress through Step 6 with this handy guide.

Work Search Basics Companion: Step 7

Looking for work? The seventh and final step is to wrap up your work search. Track your progress through Step 7 with this handy guide.

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