Put Your Best Foot Forward
Trish moved to Canada in October 2015 and quickly started working on her goal of finding a full-time office job with a 9-5 schedule. Being new to Canada, she was unsure about local job search techniques, labour market information, and how to build her job search skills. Also, since she was new to the community, she needed assistance creating a network and building connections.
Trish took part in the Transition to Employment Services program, a government-funded service with Being Human Services that helps Albertans find employment. She attended workshops on job searching, transferable skills, resumés and job interviews. She learned about the labour market and met with a job developer for job-search support and to expand her network.
With the help of Transition to Employment Services, Trish was able to secure a full-time office position at a local fabric store, with a 9-5 schedule, and she is enjoying her new position.
“Being Human Services’ Transition to Employment Services program brought out the best in me. The program made the transition to the new labour market very easy. The resumé and labour market information helped me put my best foot forward as a new Canadian and find the job that I wanted.”