According to the 2016 Employment Survey conducted by the City of Toronto, employment trend in vocational, industrial and manufacturing fields is showing a noticeable decline. The decline does not show only in Canada, but globally in the OECD countries. According to the same survey, the city witnessed the loss of 2.2% of industrial establishments.
The main conclusion of studying such statistics and trends is that the job market is still trying to regain its strength. However, this does not mean that there is a shortage in jobs that would prevent you from finding the right vocational or industrial job. Yes, you might feel stressed while searching for a job, but the team in Jobs In GTA will be supporting you in your journey.
It is said:
“Your dream job does not exist, you must create it.”
It is important for your success to understand that the concept of “the dream job” is elusive. No one will be 100% satisfied as there will always be a room for improvement. So, when you start your search journey, focus on finding the right job not the dream job. Once you find the job that gives you the maximum satisfaction and utilize your unique talents and skills and provide you with the right compensation for your hard work, make it a priority to excel in that job and make it your dream job.
In this article, we are sharing with you five tips to find the right job despite the difficult job market and the unpromising trends we witness.
1- CONDUCT SELF-ASSESSMENT
Successful self-assessment will help you to understand your unique talents and skills, your strengths as well as your weaknesses. This way, when you search for a job in the vocational or industrial sectors, you understand how you will fit in the job. Self-assessment will also help you compare what you got to what is required by the employer and highlight your qualifications to increase your employability and your chance to land the job.
2- SHOWCASE YOUR SKILLS
Like in any other field, you have to showcase your qualification and skills in your resume, covering letter and in any document you send to the employer. It might seem a no-brainer, but our team have read countless resumes that did not do justice to the candidate’s skills and qualification. You always have to keep your skills up for the betterment of your career, and your resume and covering letter should reflect that.
3- HONE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS
While the focus might be on technical skills in the vocational and industrial fields, communication skills are imperative to your career. Every job will require you to communicate with other people, in speaking and in writing. Study your communication style, assess your English language mastery and seek support from professional organizations to develop your communication skills. Your search process might lead you to walk into a job fair, or drop by a potential employer or to communicate with the hiring manager, make sure that you have the skills to present yourself.
4- USE DIFFERENT CHANNELS
Do not depend on one method to find the right job. Tape into the value of the internet as a great resource, but also include some of the traditional search techniques as well. Make a list of all the job fairs in your area, use job boards and consider applying through staffing and temp employment agencies.
5- STAY ORGANIZED
To be effective, you have to be able to organize your life and manage your time. So, arrange your folders and files including your resumes, covering letters, and work portfolio including your certificates and credentials for easy access. Keep a list of the jobs you applied to for follow-up. Organize your home to maintain your life stress-free. Keep a calendar or use a planner to manage your time effectively and never mess a deadline and for efficient scheduling.