Applications & Interviews

Make the right career move

As you approach the end of your JPO or SARC assignment, preparing for the next steps of your career will necessary. It is never too early to begin planning your next career move. If you are nearing the end of your assignment, you will want to begin preparing for the transition from JPO/SARC to a full-time position in the field of your choice. This will take time, a clear strategy and focused action. Start developing your plan of action at least 6 months before the end of your assignment and pinpoint the key factors in your career advancement such as the mentors, resources and opportunities that are available to you right now.

Preparing job applications

Preparing a job application can be a time consuming task. In order to attract the attention of prospective employers, cover letters and resumes must be clearly written, professionally presented and most importantly, should demonstrate how your skills correspond with the requirements of the position. The good news is that there are tools and resources that can assist you with the preparation of your application. In this section, you will find tips on writing resumes and cover letters as well as advice on how to plan and practice for a job interview.

Getting Prepared

"There's only one interview technique that matters... Do your homework so you can listen to the answers and react to them and ask follow-ups. Do your homework, prepare." -- Jim Lehrer

Résumés

Résumés

A résumé is a document that gives an employer a concise overview of your professional experience, your educational background and skills. Your résumé is the primary means of marketing yourself and convincing a prospective employer that you are the right candidate for the job.more 

Cover Letters

Cover Letters

It is likely that your cover letter will be one out of many hundreds of cover letters that an employer will receive. This is why it is essential to make yours stand out from the crowd. more 

Competency-Based Interviews

CBI is based on the premise that a person’s recent past performance or behaviour is the best predictor of their future performance. more 

Interview Preparation

Before the interview, read the job description thoroughly to understand what the employer is looking for. more