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Alberta Supports Contact Centre

Toll Free 1-877-644-9992

Look for Work, Plan Your Career

“How can I get help with my job search?”


These days, a successful work search requires marketing yourself as the best candidate for the job. There are lots of resources available to help you.

Start by reviewing some work search basics:

  1. Get organized and get prepared. Set up a work search email account. Identify what skills, abilities, and accomplishments you can offer an employer. Identify what you need and want from a job, and research occupations that might suit you.
  2. Find job opportunities. The following resources can help you get started:
  1. Create your work search tools. Get your resumé, cover letter, references, and job portfolio in order.
  2. Apply for work. Understand what employers are looking for in a job application, and learn to send your resumé in multiple formats.
  3. Ace your interviews. Prepare answers for common interview questions and prepare questions to ask the employer. Practise your delivery so you’re relaxed and confident. And follow up with a thank you.
  4. Stay positive. Set realistic expectations and learn from your disappointments.
  5. Wrap up. When you’re offered a job, take the time to negotiate a reasonable job offer. And don’t burn any bridges when you leave your old job.
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If you require immediate assistance, please call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992.

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