Applying for Jobs: The Ultimate Guide

Want to apply for summer internships/part-time positions/full-time positions, but don't know where to begin? Well, you're in the right place and this post is just for you!

One of the most crucial steps in this journey is knowing where to look for these opportunities. Allow me to share three valuable recommendations:

1. Career & Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLNx): CLNx is University of Toronto's very own portal, or as I always say, door to the world of resources available on campus. This platform is particularly useful for searching and applying to on- and off-campus jobs and work-study positions, finding experiential learning and volunteer opportunities, plus registering for various events and workshops — and more! It serves as a great tool for job hunters looking for a chance to work as a part of the many teams that operate smoothly at the University of Toronto, or for diverse employers that list open positions on the site.

Screenshot of the CLNx on-campus job search page

2. LinkedIn: LinkedIn is the world's largest networking platform, that helps you find the right job or internship, connect and interact with several people in the corporate world, and also a great way of learning new skills, that adds more and more value to your profile, which in turn leads to more offers from companies and corporations.

Screenshot of job listings on LinkedIn

3. Career pages of company websites: Several big firms, such as Apple, often don't list all their available opportunities on job search or networking platforms like LinkedIn. Rather, they post the available positions on their websites, which also allows you to create an account with that firm, apply online using their very own application system and, frequently, save your information for future applications, too.

Screenshot of the Careers at Apple webpage

Now, it's your turn to utilise all the available resources and land a summer internship, part-time/full time position, or whatever it is that you're looking for!

– Yashvit