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Employment Skills

A selection of resources to enable the school-to-career transition.


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Welcome to the EMPLOYMENT SKILLS Guide

Career searches and library searches usually start with the same question: Where do I start? The Employment Skills guide serves as a starting point for graduates as they embark on their chosen career. While it begins with resumes, cover letters, and job interviews, employers want to see those 'interpersonal skills,' sometimes known as 'soft skills' although they are far from soft. The ability to communicate and collaborate can serve as a 'transferable skill' in any setting.

Whether you're in the trades or in business, consider this your starting point and, as always, we welcome questions either in person, email, or chat.

-Fatima DeMelo


Go Beyond the Guide

Student Employment Services offers further information for students and alumni at various stages within the job search process. Services range from employment advisors to workshops as well as their Job Central site for students and alumni. Contact them via email or phone or check out their locations at each of our campuses:

Notre Dame Campus
D102 – 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0J9

Exchange District Campus – Roblin Centre
P206 – 160 Princess Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1K9


Use the following keywords to get started searching this subject area:

  • Business Networks
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cover Letters
  • Employment
  • Employment Interviews
  • Feedback
  • Headshots
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Job Competencies
  • Job Searching
  • Job Skills
  • Job Hunting
  • Networking
  • Resumes
  • Resume Writing
  • Soft Skills
  • Technical Skills
  • Time Management
  • Productivity