How to Find a Job
This video will give you great tips on landing the job that you really want.
Gabriel: It’s a long process for some people but it’s much shorter one for others. Rebecca: Finding a job is a job in itself. Hi, I’m Rebecca Brayton and welcome to watchmojo.com. Today, I sat down with Gabriel Bouchard, vice president of monster.ca to get some tips on everything from writing a resume to finding a job. Where can people find job postings, they seem to be everywhere. Gabriel: Even though the internet made it easier for employer to post their jobs, there are still a lot of jobs that are not being posted. I think they—still to uncover where those supports are. Networking is definitely one way to go and by networking, I also mean word of mouth. Make sure people know that you’re looking for a job because there are companies, chances that there are many jobs open right now or will soon become available or greater than ever due to the—and most of the industries. Rebecca: What are some major do’s and don’ts of resume writing? Gabriel: It all comes down to what kind of positions you are applying to. If you are applying to a creative position, you can afford to use a more creative approach when putting your resume together if the main criteria of that company we’ve been looking for is something else, I don’t know you have to be very detail focus. The resume will have to carry this kind of—results so make sure there’s no spending errors or things like that and even the formatting as to be quite well organized and standardized. Now, you have to define what is the key or the key messages I need to deliver through my resume and make sure that the resume supports that. It’s truly a communication process. Many especially larger companies are using ATS system, other contracting systems basically automating the screening process of all those resumes coming through their web. Those companies will pay too much attention to the look and feel of your resume but more of the content. Ask yourself what kind of keywords would they use when searching the database of resumes to find somebody what my skills are. Make sure that all those keywords are in your resume. Rebecca: So, you found the job that you like to apply for. You’ve given your resume and you finally get an interview, how much research do you recommend before the interview? Gabriel: As much as possible. What you want to avoid is to go there and ask basic questions where the answers will be available on your website. And if you can add access to any other information that is relevant to your position, this is something you should know like a big contract in a company—and you will be called to work on that project. Try to do as much research as possible. And if you know people in the organization, call them, try to get some inside information. Rebecca: Can you give us some basic—tips. Gabriel: Now, you want to really dig into what does it mean on a day to day basis, what would be the expectations, my bosses’ expectations toward me, who is the person I’m going to be reporting to things that you cannot find on the website. You will need to demonstrate that you have what it takes but at the same time, you’re not over confident.