If you need help looking for work or feel that you are lacking the knowledge on how to be successful in your job search, talk to your Case Manager about a referral to talk to one of our Employment Counsellors. The Employment Counsellors can help by giving you the assistance and direction you need. They may refer you to one of our Employment Programs where you can increase your skills in the following areas:
- Choosing a career
- Career planning/labour market
- Goal development
- Time management
- Job-keeping strategies
- Career advancement
- Learning to be confident
- Preparing for the interview
- Selling yourself
- Today’s top interview questions
- Interview preparation…practice, practice, practice!
- Cover letters
- Developing a comprehensive resume package
- Photocopiers, fax machines, computers, stamps and office supplies.
- Use our computers to make your resumes and cover letters look professional.
- Find jobs online using the Internet and job banks.
- Read daily newspapers and the latest books written by job experts.
- Links to other City of Hamilton programs, public health, child care, housing, recreation.
The professionally-staffed centre provides services targeted to the unique and complex needs of the residents of Hamilton. The centre staff work closely with employers, training providers and community agencies to meet the needs of Hamilton’s changing economy.
Career Development Centre
181 Main Street West, 3rd Floor (map)
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 5208
Links and Resources
Careers and Working at the City of Hamilton
View and apply for career opportunities, or learn more about working at the City of Hamilton.
View and apply for paid and volunteer opportunities for anyone receiving Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits.
Employers - Employment Placement Services
Get the employees you need. We can save you time and money by matching you with the right people to fill your employment needs. We are employment specialists who know the local employment scene. Our services are free of charge with no obligation on your part to hire.
The Workforce Information Network
(WIN) offers information on services that assist job seekers and the Hamilton community to discover local employment, training, and upgrading programs.
Lostmyjob.ca is an interactive, peer support site that allows people to share their experience, learn from each other, and ask the advice of experts about job searching, finances, health, and family as they wind their way back into employment.
Other Employment Resources