There are numerous ways to find jobs and we cannot emphasize enough on the importance of networking, especially at an early stage of your career. Although we agree that job listing databases and search engines are only a component of the job search process, they are nonetheless an excellent place to begin looking for job opportunities.
McGill's Career Planning Service is proud to offer myFuture, its job search and career tool suite. This system provides you with an efficient way to search for full-time, part-time and summer jobs during your studies and after you graduate.
With this user friendly system, you will be able to:
- View and apply on-line to jobs (part-time, summer, permanent, etc.)
- Upload documents such as cover letters, résumés, transcripts, etc.
- View employer profiles
- Register for events and workshops
- View announcements and alerts
Each week, current undergraduate Education and MATL students receive a tailored career newsletter, the Career Update, informing them of the recent job and volunteer opportunities. Read it carefully to not miss any opportunity!
As the most popular social network, Facebook can definitely help you to find jobs if you use it adequately. Like and follow the ISA Facebook page: McGill Education Internships and Student Affairs. If you would like to get an on-campus job, follow the pages of the units/offices/associations you are interested in. For example, Campus Life and Engagement (CLE), Social Equity and Diversity in Education (SEDE) and CaPS are regularly looking for candidates and volunteers.
The Work Study Program offers students with financial need access to clerical, research, technical, library or other jobs on campus or in some of the McGill-affiliated hospitals and organizations. The program not only helps students financially but can develop career-related skills and experience. A student's acceptance to the program is based primarily on financial need. You can find out more about the Work-Study Program here.
Besides Applytoeducation and the school boards' websites, here is a list of other relevant sites to look at for your job search:
Make a Future (Teaching jobs in BC)
The right summer job can provide you with important skills that can make you more marketable to employers after graduation. If you are unsure about your career choice, it is also a good time to experiment something new and gauge your interest for a specific field or company.
Consult this handout to get a list of resources to find a great summer job in the field of Education or Kinesiology: summer_jobs.pdf
Consult these career handouts for resources:
Times Educational Supplement: TES job posting section includes some international schools
International School Search: Online directory of 5400 international schools including IB schools and members of the Council if International Schools CIS) and the European Council of International Schools (ECIS)