You have probably heard of the “Hidden Job Market;” that a high number of jobs are never publicly advertised. However, in this province, there are many reports that employers have difficulty finding new employees. You could be thinking, if they advertised those jobs this wouldn’t be an issue! While the hidden job market does exist, the open job market no longer just consists of job sites and newspapers ads. Companies are not waiting for the resumes to come in after posting a job, they are actively recruiting, searching social media, and using their connections to find new talent. As a job seeker you need to think about your full profile, not just the bullet points in your resume. Below is a list of popular job websites and resources to help you navigate the hidden and open job markets.
Department of Advanced Education, Skills, and Labour – Their Employment Centres are located throughout the province where you can talk with local staff about job search in your region and receive one-on-one assistance. There are also free presentations on their website you can view to get started.
http://www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/empservices/default.html, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-800-563-6600
AXIS Career Services, Association for New Canadians- AXIS Careers offers assistance to immigrants, refugees, and international newcomers and students, as well as assisting employers looking to hire international talent. They have online and in person resources available, with offices located across the province.
Job Search Websites