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Career Advising

Looking for career help? Career Services is here to help you succeed at work during your time at Alexander College. We run workshops and programs, offer in-person support, and provide online resources to help you navigate your career.

We can help you with:

  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Networking
  • Career exploration
  • Work search strategies
  • Interview tips and mock (practice) interviews
  • LinkedIn

All appointments are confidential. Students can work with us for one session or over multiple conversations if needed.

Book an Appointment

All Career Advising appointments will be conducted in person at the Student Support Office. Come see us by booking an appointment through WC Online. Drop ins are welcome!

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Each month there will be a list of new jobs posted on the website for students.

Please see Career Advisors if you are interested in applying to any of these jobs so the Career team can assist you with your job search. Please contact us through WC Online Career Advising to make an appointment.

Job Title Website
Multiple Jobs, City of Burnaby, Burnaby Link
Multiple Jobs, City of Vancouver, Vancouver Link
Multiple Jobs, City of Surrey, Surrey Link
Multiple Jobs, BC Hydro, Vancouver Link
Multiple Jobs, Telus, Vancouver Link
Multiple Jobs, Walmart, Vancouver Link
Multiple Jobs, Home Depot, Metro Vancouver Link
Multiple Jobs, Canadian Tire, Metro Vancouver Link
Multiple Jobs, Sports Chek, Metro Vancouver Link
Multiple Jobs, Aritzia, Metro Vancouver Link
Multiple Jobs, Denny’s Restaurant, Metro Vancouver Link
Multiple Jobs, Amazon, Port Coquitlam Link
Multiple Jobs, Fedex, Vancouver, Metro Vancouver Link
Multiple Jobs, Urban Outfitters, Vancouver, Vancouver Link
Multiple Jobs, Guradteck Security, Vancouver, Metro Vancouver Link

Welcome to Canadian Job Readiness!

What Is It?

Canadian Job Readiness:

Canadian Job Readiness (CJR) is a mandatory graduation requirement for all degree programs offered by Alexander College. Whether a graduate plans to continue further study or transition into employment, Canadian Job Readiness aims to ensure that graduates are equipped with the basic knowledge and tools needed to effectively navigate the Canadian employment sector in the future.

How Will It Benefit You?

Canadian Job Readiness involves the following components:

Topics include:

  • Integration to Canadian Workplace
  • Work search strategies
  • Resume and Cover Letter preparation
  • Interview, tips and practice
  • All these topics will help you become self-sufficient in your job search.
How long does it take?

It can vary, it can take anywhere from 3-6 hours to complete. The Canadian Job Readiness can be done in the comfort of your own home and is to be done at your own pace. It is recommended to start early in the term to insure completion of Canadian Job Readiness.

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**Please attend the workshop if you are expected to graduate towards the end of this year. If this is your first year at Alexander College, please wait until it is your second last or final term to attend!**

Your attendance and active engagement are mandatory to successfully complete the interview portion for Canadian Job Readiness.

What to Expect:

  • Interview Techniques (what kinds of questions to expect) 
  • Hands on Interviews (learn how to interview one another on the spot!) 
  • Q&A session with the Career Advisors! 

Important Reminders: 

  • Please attend the workshop on time, you must remain in the workshop from start to end. 
  • Please come prepared by reading the module “Interview Preparation” in the CJR to prepare for this workshop. It will be hands on and you all will be engaging with the students in class. 
  • There will now be an online interview workshop and in person workshop. Select one which works for your convenience. YOU WILL ONLY NEED TO ATTEND 1 WORKSHOP

The sign up will be through WC ONLINE – PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A @MYACMAIL.CA ACCOUNT OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SIGN UP. PLEASE SEEK HELP AT myacsupport@alexandercollege.ca for more information and have your email ready to use before next semester.

The Holland Code Assessment

The Holland Code Assessment is a theory of personality that focusses on career and vocational choice.

The 6 areas are:

  • Realistic
  • Investigative
  • Artistic
  • Social
  • Enterprising,
  • and Conventional occupations.

Career planning is the process of discovering opportunities that suit your interests, passion, and goals. Make informed career decisions, explore potential career interests, and identify required skills.

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Once you have completed the career assessment, book an appointment with a Career Advisor through WC Online Career Advising for further support.

How to Contact Career Advising

1. Drop in during officer hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm

2. By Mail, Phone and Email

Burnaby Campus

Address

4805 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC, V5H 4T6

Phone

604-558-7369

Address: 4805 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC, V5H 4T6

Phone: 604-435-5815

Email: careeradvising@alexandercollege.ca

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Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.