Resources for Job Seekers
If you require more detailed job search or career development information or if you need a Prospect or Alberta Works publication not available on our website, come into our office. If we do not have a publication in stock, we will order it for you.
To download one of Prospect handouts or Alberta Works Publications, move your mouse on to the title of the publication, right-click, move your mouse to "Save Target As" in the drop down menu that appears, and click.
Access information related to planning your career, including goal development, learning about your personality styles, and resources to help guide your career planning efforts.
- Keirsey Temperament Sorter
- Holland Code Career Test
- Meyers Briggs Personality Test
- 16 Personalities Test
- Free Computer Courses (MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Access)
- Calgary Public Library Online Courses (GALE Courses)
- Alberta Learning and Information Service (ALIS) – (Create a career plan; take skill, interest assessments)
- What Color Is Your Parachute - Highly recommended for those whom are more introspective. This book leads you through a series of thought provoking exercises to develop your career path.
Cover Letters & Resumes
Prepare to enter the workforce by accessing a range of pre-employment tools, activities and information including resume tips and cover letter templates.
- Resume Template - Chronological
- Resume Template - Combination
- Resume Template - Functional
- Resume Template - Guideline
Work search for available jobs and connect to employers by accessing the most popular job search engines and tips to help you get a job.
General Job Search Websites
- Monster Board Canada (General)
- Work BC (BC wide General)
- Workopolis (General)
- Eluta (General)
- BCjobs (General)
- National Municipal Job Board
- Go2 (Tourism/Hospitality)
- Raisin Jobs.Com (Food and Beverage)
- HCareers (Hospitality/Tourism)
- T-Net (IT/Computer)
- Charity Village (Non-profit)
- Alliance for Arts (Arts/Theater)
- Indeed (General)
- www.monsterca.salary.com (Under Career Advice)
- www.workopolis.com (Under resources)
Access job interview strategies, including guidelines, practice questions, and follow-up tips.
- Handout 1 - Guidelines for Interview Attire
- Handout 2 - Interview Checklist
- Handout 3 - Interview Practice Questions
- Handout 4 - Questions to ask at the end of the interview
- Handout 5 - Example thank you email
Resources and tips on identifying types of transferable skills.
- Easy Reading: Employment Law Protects Workers
- Working in Alberta: A Guide for Internationally Trained and Educated Immigrants
- Self-Employment: Is It for Me?
- Time to Choose...a Post-Secondary Education Program 2018-2019
- Trades in Alberta
- Welcome to Alberta: Information for Newcomers
- Work Search Basics
- Career Coaching Your Teens: A Guide for Parents