AAP Open Forum

  • 1.  Employment

    Posted 08-18-2023 17:52

    Good afternoon, 

    I have been looking for work for 2 months now, and I haven't found a job. The job market in Saskatchewan is competitive. There are more people looking than companies hiring. My question is how do make my resume stand out so I can get an interview? For every Administrative Assistant position I am competing with 70 - 300 people.

    Second question, besides applying for work that is posted on Indeed and Saskatchewan's website, where else could I look? 

    Feedback is appreciated! 


  • 2.  RE: Employment

    Posted 08-21-2023 09:23

    Hi Judi,

    Make sure your linked in profile is up to date. 
    Take short linked in training courses & post on activities to help with alcorhythms. 

    Are you volunteering anywhere?

    That always looks good to employers. 
    Tailor your resume for all applications & make sure your cover letter is relevant to the time you are applying for. 

    Also try to network via linked in and reach out to have coffee chats with people. 

    Good luck. 
    Jules Stephens

    Jules Stephens

  • 3.  RE: Employment

    Posted 10-14-2023 21:25

    Judith! Have you considered reaching out to a search firm? My organization has hired temp staff over the years and many have become permanent. Check out Executrade. One of our Edmonton branch members works for them and they were great in helping my organization find highly skilled admin professionals. Do t forget to check the AAP job postings also. 

    Camille Barry