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Resources at your fingertips Lesley Deugo, York Region Learning Connections

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Lesley Deugo is a Youth Outreach Worker for YorkYouth and Discover, at York Region Learning Connections in Richmond Hill. YorkYouth is a youth employment initiative delivered by the York Region District School Board, providing outreach and support in Southern York Region. For more information, visit

Finding employment can prove to be a difficult task. However, there are many ways to search and you have a large set of resources at your fingertips!

Here are some of the most used ways to find available jobs.

  1. Cold Calling -- Looking up companies you may be interested in working for and calling their human resources department to see if they have an positions is a great way to begin your job search.

  2. Classifieds -- Many local businesses will advertise in the classified ads of your local newspaper. Most ads leave a phone number so you can call to ask more questions.

  3. Online -- many websites offer job searching, however using a job site that is specified to your area generally gives better results.

  4. Local Websites -- going to your specific city or town website can provide you with helpful hints about where to find employment in your area.

  5. Networking -- discussing job opportunities with your family and friends can lead you in the direction of employment.

By following these resource hints, you will find that you not only find yourself some potential jobs, but you will find a wider variety to choose from! Although finding a job can be a daunting task, remember ¨C the resources are at your fingertips!

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