April 14, 2010

Summer Job Spotlight ... More summer jobs with the City of Toronto

For those still looking for a full-time summer job, don't give up - there are still many positions out there waiting to be filled. Keep your eye out on job boards because at this time of the year, they often change quickly as business and organizations realize that summer is quickly approaching and that they will need staff.

And if you're looking to snag a summer job with the government, then you're in luck because the City of Toronto still has positions open - but the application deadlines are fast approaching.

Currently, the city is looking to hire summer staff for the following positions:

Water Pollution Sampler (Reference #: 10SUM11)

Application deadline: April 16, 2010

Chemist Assistant Grade 1 (Reference #: 10SUM12)

Application deadline: April 16, 2010

Work Term Student (Reference #: 10SUM09)

Application deadline: April 19, 2010

All of the jobs are unionized, contract-based positions and last for approximately four months - from May to August 2010.

In order to apply, you must be at least 16 years of age old and you must be able to work in Canada. And take note if the position requires that you be a student before and/or after the contract - I did not see anything mentioned on the job ads, however, some divisions make it a requirement so ensure that you meet the academic criteria if there are any.

To apply, click on one of the links above, scroll to the bottom, and click on the "Apply for this position" button.

Clicking on the link will take you to a short online application form where you fill in basic details (e.g. name, phone number, address) and then cut and paste your cover letter and resume into the appropriate field.

INSIDER TIP: Because the City of Toronto uses Resumix, an online recruitment tool, you must ensure that you have a well-formatted and keyword-heavy resume along with a cover letter. As well, ensure that you format your resume correctly since special fonts and characters will not show up after you cut and paste your cover letter and resume.

To really make your application stand out, read a previous post I wrote on how to analyze job ads for specific keywords - I used a City of Toronto advertisement as an example and I recommend reading it before completing your application.

And if you still aren't sure what keywords to use or how to integrate them into your application, please feel free to send me an email.

Good luck!

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