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The McGill Career Centre (CAPS) congratulates all graduates!

We are here to help you in your job search.

In this issue:

CAPS Job Finding Club
Finding a Part Time Job During the Academic Year
Graduating and Seeking Work Internationally? 
Events
Career Development Workshops
Contact Us


Graduating this Year? Consider the CAPS Job Finding Club

The CAPS Job Finding Club is about to begin and is great opportunity for students graduating this Spring to partake in this two-week program designed to teach job seekers the most effective means of finding work in the field in which they want to be employed.

The first Job Finding Club runs from Monday, April 28th to Friday, May 9th. The second Job Finding Club runs from Tuesday, May 20th to Friday, May 30th.

Registration must be done in person at the CAPS Office (Brown Building, Suite 2200).

For more information on the Club, click here.


Finding a Part Time Job During the Academic Year

by Nicholas Calamatas, Student Recruitment Coordinator, McGill Career Centre (CAPS) and Gregg Blachford, Director, McGill Career Centre (CAPS)

Part 1 - “There are no Jobs out there!”

Many students need to take a part-time job to help them finance their education.  CAPScoop will be featuring a series of articles to help you find part-time work that will not only ease your financial situation, but will give you work experience that can help you find a good job after you graduate.  This first article will give a basic overview of how to start looking for a part-time job.

The first thing to know is that all part time jobs are found in either what is called the “open” or the “hidden” job market.  Part time jobs in the “open job market” are jobs that are publicly advertised on job databases, print ads, and/or bulletin boards.  

Most part-time jobs, however, are not publicly advertised and are therefore said to be “hidden”.  Between 80 and 90 percent of all part time jobs are not posted.  These jobs are found through networking, which involves telling your friends, family, acquaintances and professors that you are looking for a job.  The clearer you are about what kind of part-time job you would like, the easier it will be for them to give you leads and ideas about where to look.  Another way of looking for part-time jobs is to “pound the pavement,” which means knocking on doors at places where you think they might be hiring. 

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Graduating and Seeking Work Internationally? 

by Anie-Claude Lamarche, Career Advisor, McGill Career Centre (CAPS)

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”- Unknown

I see countless students a week who wish to get a job working internationally upon graduation.  While this is not an easy path to follow, several students have managed to make their dream come true.  Be aware though that choosing this route requires much advance planning and determination since employers require candidates to have shown longstanding interest in a global career, and to have acquired some international experience.   Examples of how you can do this is through doing a study exchange abroad, learning a language, volunteering/working in a foreign country, traveling extensively, and/or working with foreigners locally.  

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Events

Some of the events and info sessions featured this month:

The above events are only a sampling of the many taking place this month. For a full listing of all events offered in March and to register, log-in to myFuture. Click on the "Events" tab and then the "Workshops/Panels/Events" tab. Select the event you would like to attend and click on "RSVP."

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Career Development Workshops

Some of the workshops featured this month:

The above workshops are only a sampling of the many taking place this month. For a full listing of all workshops offered in March and to register, log-in to myFuture. Click on the "Events" tab and then the "Workshops/Panels/Events" tab. Select the event you would like to attend and click on "RSVP."

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