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Employers, Youth

Welcome to the Work World

The transition from school to the work world can be a difficult one… preparation is key.

job readyPost-secondary education can increase your earning potential and help you get your foot in the door when looking for employment.

Employers, however, have a large pool to choose from – they are not only looking at your skills and education, but will also consider what you can do to help their business succeed and how well you will fit into the culture of the workplace.

In fact, a recent article in Forbes indicates that 88% of employers are more interested in a cultural fit than they are in a specific skill set.

Employers want to know that their employees are self-motivated, professional, confident and excited about their position and role within the company.

Try volunteer work, campus activities, part time employment to help you develop these attributes.

What it takes to succeed in the work world can be vastly different than what it takes to succeed in a post secondary education. For many, the transition leads to a feeling of culture shock.

Students, learn how you can prepare to be Job-Ready before you finish your studies.

Read more by clicking here.

Read Employment E-News – July 2016 – Are You Job-Ready?

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About Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre

Whether you're looking for a job, or wanting to hire new skilled job ready employees , the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre can help. Locations in Pickering and Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

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