Applying For A Job

Click the links below to view self-directed workbooks, webshops and learn about workshops that can support you with your respective employment needs.

Job Search

The first step in looking for work is knowing what type of work you are looking for. If you are ambivalent, it will be hard for an employer or people assisting you in your job search to help you. If you are unsure about the type of work you want, click here to access career planning tools.

Need some extra money to help pay for university? Looking for a summer job? Looking for work after graduation? Our Job Search workbook, webshop and workshops will guide you through the important steps to achieving your employment goal.

Job Search Webshop

Job Search Workbook

Job Search Workshops

Hidden Job Market Resources

If you have never worked before, volunteering is a great way to get experience that employers are looking for and to get references that can talk about your work ethic and style, punctuality and other related issues. Click here for information on volunteering.


Use the resources here to prepare a resumé that will market your skills to prospective employers.

Cover Letter

A cover letter is an introduction document within your job application package and should almost always accompany a resumé. A cover letter demonstrates your written communication skills and speaks to your interest in an organization, in addition to highlighting your qualifications for a position.

Interview Preparation

Now that you know where to find and how to apply for positions, get ready to talk to potential employers about yourself in an interview.


Use the resources here to prepare your CV (Curriculum Vitae) and personal letter to apply for academic positions, prepare your application for a professional program or graduate studies and to apply research based positions.

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Career Compass

2017-2018 Academic Calendar Link

CACEE 2017 Excellence in Innovation, Student Engagement Award Winner Logo

Career Services at the University of Manitoba, along with 43 other partner career centres across Canada, co-won the Excellence in Innovation (Student Engagement) award at the CACEE conference for the It All Adds Up campaign.