Career guide targets aboriginal job-seekers

The Career Guide for Aboriginal People is designed to help make searching for in-demand jobs a little bit easier.

The provincial government’s new Career Guide for Aboriginal People is designed to help make searching for in-demand jobs a little bit easier.

The guide contains information and resources for aboriginal job seekers, especially youth. It offers a range of tips and advice such as how to make successful school-to-work transitions and on the importance of building job-finding support networks.

“This new career guide will help put more aboriginal people on a path to rewarding careers here in B.C.,” said John Rustad, aboriginal relations minister.

“It’s a terrific how-to compilation of tips and advice that provides the kind of information needed to help job-seekers pursue the careers they want.”

The guide is a tool kit that also provides sample resumes, cover letters and interview questions to help job seekers positively present their skills and qualifications. It lists awards, scholarships and bursaries available for aboriginal learners and how to apply for them, as well as providing guidance on budgeting for education and training.

Copies of the Career Guide for Aboriginal People will be available at WorkBC centres. It will also be available through First Nations band offices, aboriginal friendship centres, aboriginal organizations, post-secondary institutions and online.