Looking for resources to help with your career planning?
Career Exploration & Job Search Tools
Career Cyberguide: Access career information 24/7 with this award-winning online resource designed especially for York students. Online video presentations and downloadable handouts combine the knowledge of career experts, employers, York alumni and students to bring you relevant career information.
Going Global (click the Going Global button on the home page after you login) Career and employment resources including world-wide job and internship listings, corporate profiles and country-specific career information. Constantly-updated content on work permit/visa regulations, resumé writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice and more. Access this resource from the home page of the Career Centre's online system.
Career Options magazine: For expert career advice and job opportunities in partnership with the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE).
Careers 2030: gives a sneak peek into the careers and workplace needs of the future with articles and links about changes to the workplace, sorted by sector. Read about sources of change that are affecting future careers and the workforce.
Canadian Careers: Stay up to date with Canadian employment news, learn how to market yourself and explore hundreds of careers options.
Career Crate: Learn about career options by watching videos describing various jobs.
CareerXact: Offers free, online career assessments.
Contact Singapore: Launch a bright future in Singapore.
FreshTransition: a free web-based career management system that helps you set targets and organize your job search. It tracks the details of all your activities — applications, interviews, discussions, documents — and stores them in one location. Receive reminders when you have something important coming up, as well as a weekly summary of your job search goals and accomplishments.
Glassdoor: a free jobs and careers community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies.GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: offers unpaid international internships to students and new graduates. Participants have the opportunity to gain professional experience abroad in a wide variety of fields.
Government of Canada: Look at your skills and interests, look at the world of work, make a plan, and manage your career.
Government of Canada Services for Youth: Find out what you need to know about the world of work.
The HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector's Career Explorer: Explore the possibilities and realities of work in Canada's nonprofit sector.
LinkedIn Grad Guide Videos: LinkedIn is a trusted social networking tool for professionals with over 200 million members. These step-by-step guides for new graduates will show you how to best use LinkedIn to create and manage your professional identity online, build and maintain a solid network of professionals in your field, and aid employers in finding you:
- What is LinkedIn? [5:07]
- Building your Professional Brand [4:07]
- Finding your Career Passion [4:27]
- Building a Professional Network [4:41]
- Turning Relationships into Opportunities [4:41]
- Researching and Prepping for Interviews [4:13]
Other resources from LinkedIn:
- How to Build a Great Student LinkedIn Profile [PDF] from LinkedIn
- How to Network on LinkedIn [PDF] from LinkedIn
Resume Target: This free career resource for York students has articles with career and job search advice, as well as a job posting system and links to resumé templates (though remember that every resumé you write should be tailored to the position you're applying for, so never cut & paste from a template. Use the templates as a reference only!)
Science Magazine's Next Wave Webcast: Interested in a career in science? Get tips on presenting yourself effectively for a job in the private sector from a panel of scientists. This webcast was taped in 2005 and is 2 hrs, 1 min. in length.
Talent Egg: a Canadian career resource with job postings for internship and entry-level positions, information about Canada's top employers, articles and resources for students starting out in their first jobs, as well as a discussion board and an online magazine called, Career Incubator!
Vault: Research careers and job searching on this website which features primarily information about the U.S. job market.
- Alternatives for Art Historians
- Bio Talent Canada
- Career Descriptions of Careers in Chemistry
- Cultural Human Resources Council
- Green Careers
- Space Careers
- Science Careers
- Working in Mental Health (Ontario)
- Writers' Resource Centre
- Writing Careers
Please Note: Descriptions of many of these online resources are taken from language used on external websites. Claims and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Career Centre or York University.