|Helping young people
By Emily Grubb, youth service officer
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order to get a summer job, you need to know where to look. Networking
can help you to find job opportunities. It can be described as talking
with people who can help you reach your career goals, and it can be
formal or informal. An informal chat with a neighbour or a formal
scheduled meeting with a company manager are both examples of
Some questions you might want to ask your contact are:
more people you network with, the better your chances are of finding a
lead on a job. Everyone you have contact with can be part of your
networking circle: family members, social acquaintances, co-workers or
former co-workers, supervisors, graduates from your school, teachers
and professors. Networking opportunities are endless.
If you would like to find out more about networking, please contact your local Service Canada Centre for Youth (SCCY). The Walkerton SCCY, located at 200 McNab Street, is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can reach the centre by phone at (519) 881-2305, by fax at (519) 881-0377or by E-mail at email@example.com. Job postings are available online at www.jobbank.gc.ca, under “Student/Youth Job Search”, “Ontario” and then “Walkerton and area.”
For information on the Government of Canada summer work experience programs, call 1 800 O-Canada (TTY: 1-800-926-9105) or visit servicecanada.ca/sccy.
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Monday, July 12, 2010