career advice • job search • employment options
Training Recruiters and Temporary Staffing
Courses Agencies Explained
Introduction to Internet & Hearing a lot lately about recruiters, headhunters actually ﬁnd the right candidate the company is
Email Basics and temp agencies? Wondering how they might looking for, so be wary if a position “seems too good
June 14 :: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. help you with your job search? is article will to be true”. Do your research and ask speciﬁc
Learn how to connect to the help explain what these are and how you can use questions about the company and the position.
Internet, exploring the Internet them to reach your employment goals. ere may also be a fee associated to utilize a
using search engines, common recruiter’s services so make sure to ﬁnd out if they
settings and navigating the web. Temporary Staﬃng Agency (Temp Agency) charge before going ahead.
Making contact with temp agencies to accept
Introduction to Microsoft temporary work is a good way to try diﬀerent jobs Headhunters often access job websites where people
Word 2007 and see which one might be a ﬁt for you. is is can post their resumes, and frequently use social
June 15 :: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. often suggested for individuals media sites such as LinkedIn and
Learn how to enter text and who aren’t really sure what type Facebook to ﬁnd potential
enhance your document with of job they are looking for. For candidates. It is worth your
various formatting techniques someone who is undecided while to utilize these sites to get
such as; page layout, tabs, regarding the type of job they your name out there so you can
columns, graphics, shapes and want, this may oﬀer an excellent be found by a recruiter. You can
tables. solution. Temp agencies oﬀer also call a recruitment company
the job seeker an opportunity to directly to enquire about their
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meet a variety of diﬀerent services– there are several in
employers and have the opportu- Edmonton and area.
June 18 OR June 19 ::
nity to experience diﬀerent jobs.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Accepting work through a temp agency may help Employment Agency
Learn all you need to be
you learn more about the local labour market and An employment agency assists individuals who are
comfortable with this program
keep your skills current. Before you submit looking for work. Often they have qualiﬁed
including: navigating within
applications to a temp agency, check them out. Employment Counsellors to assist individuals with
Excel, formatting, autosum
Find out how long they have been in business, what job search tools such as resume and cover letter
calculations, and creating
type of qualiﬁcations they are looking for, how development, interview skills, etc. Employment
workers are recruited and paid. Temp agencies agencies often have a resource area where people can
• Workshops *no charge* to should be willing to answer questions regarding how access a job board, computers, photocopier, fax
qualifying students who are they operate. A temporary position may lead to a machine and information needed for job search.
unemployed or underemployed permanent position given the right circumstances. ere is typically no cost involved to utilize an
(working less than 30 hours per week.) employment agency. Recruitment agencies and
• Pre-registration required Recruiters and “Headhunters” temp agencies diﬀer from employment agencies, as
• Refreshments and manual A recruiter or a “headhunter” is someone paid by a employment agencies assist individuals with the
provided! company to ﬁnd potential candidates for open tools they need to ﬁnd a job independently.
Please Note: Registrants must positions. In the past, headhunters have been
have basic computer knowl- associated with higher level, or executive positions, CECS oﬀers employment and career counselling, a
edge to attend. but this isn’t always the case. A recruiter is like a job board, employment and career resources, and
“middle man” between you and a potential job search tools for individuals who need assistance
For more information or to employer. Recruiters assist you in your job search, with their job search or career planning. For more
register, please contact CECS and they work on your behalf to ﬁnd suitable info. visit our website at www.cecscareers.com or
at 780.939.2353 or positions with employers who are looking to hire. call our oﬃce at (780) 939-2353.
email@example.com Most of the time recruiters are only paid if they - Melanie Orban, CECS Employment Advisor
many post their job openings in-house. To spread the word about
these jobs, employers will sometimes oﬀer incentives to their
employees, if the people they recommend are hired. Word of mouth
is a major way these hidden jobs get ﬁlled, and incentives certainly
I’ve heard people talk about the “hidden job
get people talking!
market” what does it mean?
e hidden job market is a term used to describe jobs that aren't Learning to identify preferred companies and networking is vital
posted online or advertised. Job seekers can tap the hidden job when you are looking for a job in the hidden market. Networking is
market by using networking connections to help ﬁnd unadvertised nothing more than getting to know people. Whether you realize it
job openings. or not, you’re already networking every day and everywhere you go.
You are networking when you strike up a conversation with the
When it comes to ﬁnding opportunities, there are two places you
person next to you in line, introduce yourself to other parents at
can look – the open job market and the hidden job market. Most
your child’s school, meet a friend of a friend, catch up with a former
people focus on the open job market, but what we don’t realize is
co-worker, or stop to chat with your neighbor. Everyone you meet
that only 20 per cent of all jobs are posted. at’s a staggering 80
can help you move your job search forward.
per cent that are never seen on any job board or publication!
Employers prefer to ﬁll vacancies with other methods before Good luck tapping into the hidden job market! For more informa-
advertising. Advertising jobs in newspapers and on the internet is tion on e Hidden Job Market visit http://alis.alberta.ca/ or your
both time consuming and expensive for companies. So, many local career centre.
companies opt for cheaper and faster methods ﬁrst. For example, - Judy McDowall, CECS Employment Advisor
Upcoming Programs - May 2012
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