Applying for a Job

In Sarnia-Lambton, people usually apply for a job through a written application. Your job applications need to be of a high standard and specific for each job you apply for to give you the best possible chance of being selected for an interview.

Job applications usually include a cover letter expressing your interest in the job and a copy of your resume. A completed job application should demonstrate that you have:

  • The relevant skills, qualifications and experience
  • A good understanding of the advertised role
  • The qualities that the company or employer wants in its employees

Canadian employers can request that a list of references be included with your cover letter and resume. A reference is someone that has current knowledge of your skills and abilities such as a supervisor.

After you submit your job application an employer may ask you to participate in interview.


A resumé is a short, typed summary of your qualifications and work experience. It highlights your accomplishments to show a potential employer that you are qualified for the work.

In Canada, there is no need to include personal details such as your age, marital status or religious beliefs

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Cover Letter

A cover letter is your introduction to a potential employer. It should highlight your skills, experience and education as they relate to the specific job you are applying for. It should be concise and no more than three to four paragraphs in length. A cover letter can reveal many things including how well you communicate and your personality.

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Employers usually request references be included when submitting your resume. References are people you have worked for who will verify the kind of work you did and how well you did it.

Job Interview

Employers usually invite only the most qualified applicants for an interview. During an interview, employers want to gain an understanding of why you have applied for the position, your level of interest, how well you could fit into their organisation’s culture and the contributions you may be able to make. Be prepared to provide more information about how your qualifications and experience relate to job requirements

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