Three Resources for Youth to Find a Part-Time Job

11 May 2018

Are you looking for a part-time summer job? Are you looking to develop your skill-set further? Do you want to save for your post-secondary education?

Developing competencies early can help you secure a great job. According to the WorkBC Labour Market Outlook: 2018 Edition, people interested in a rewarding career will need strong foundational skills and be prepared to adapt to changes in the labour market when planning a career path. Labour market changes can sometimes be anticipated, but some changes will be less predictable. Changes such as software upgrades or changing workplace procedures can sometimes have a big impact in the workplace and affect your job–seeking success. This is why helping youth acquire adaptable skills is extremely important.

The top ten competencies for 2020 are:
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • People Management
  • Coordinating with Others
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Judgment and Decision-Making
  • Service Orientation
  • Negotiation
  • Cognitive Flexibility
By developing these competencies above with your part-time job, you will be able to prepare yourself for your future job search. Three resources that youth can use to find a part-time job are:
  1. Job Seeker Account for the WorkBC Job Board: By creating a Job Seeker account, you will get notified when new job posting fulfills your filters. For example, on April 17, 2018 I placed a filter for ‘part-time’ and ‘student’ over the WorkBC Job Board and received over 1,610 job postings.
  2. WorkBC Employment Service Centers: For interview preparation, resume editing, skill assessment and one-on-one assistance, the WorkBC Employment Service Centers will be able to help. To find a center near you, use this interactive map over WorkBC.ca.
  3. Industry Job Boards: Many professional organizations have their own job boards. WorkBC.ca has created an index of industry job boards that will allow you to find a part-time job in a topic that you are interested in.
If you are looking for more resources to help with your job search, here is a list of other online pages you can review: