How We Help Job Seekers

Nova Scotia Works centres have hands-on staff who specialize in assisting people with their employment goals. Career Practitioners, Information Resource Specialists and Employment Maintenance Workers have extensive training and are ready to support you. Some of the assistance provided to job seekers include:  

 

Job Search 

  • Help you locate posted and unposted jobs 
  • Contact employers on your behalf to see if they have vacancies 

Applying for Work 

  • Develop your resume and cover letter 
  • Print copies of your resume and cover letter 
  • Help you complete both paper-based and online applications 
  • Practice interview questions and techniques 

Career Exploration 

  • Explore careers based on your interests and skills
  • Review and discuss labour market information with you 
  • Develop action plans for employment based upon your personal circumstances 
  • Make referrals to certified counsellors as needed 
  • Periodical check-ins with you after you are employed to see if you need any more help. 

Self-Employment

  • Review information on self-employment programs 
  • Process paperwork for funding for self-employment programs 
  • Make referrals to community partners for more support 

Training

  • Nova Scotia Works helps both job seekers and employers navigate the wide variety of training options available. Depending upon your personal circumstances, various opportunities exist, including both government funded and self-funded options.

Additional Support 

  • We offer an additional level of support for job seekers who face significant challenges either obtaining or maintaining employment. We can be flexible for various needs and ability levels. Job seekers may prefer to obtain support and guidance behind the scenes, or prefer direct assistance liaising with an employer. We can also offer job seekers on-the-job assistance with tasks and help developing strategies to navigate challenges at work.