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05-27-2007, 03:36 PM
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OT: New to Ottawa and trying to find a job... need help if you can!

Hi..

I just recently moved to this wonderful City about a month ago but have been stuck trying to find a job.

Basically I am taking time off school just to enjoy life for a year and I am looking for somthing simple but pays decent.

I have about 5 years of sales experience...

I tried looking at Job Bank and bombing around town a bit but for the most part all I could find were min. wage jobs with crummy hours.

I know that some companies only advertise employment oppurtunities on their website so basically what i'm asking is... what are some good hookups in Ottawa?


Thanks... Go Sens Go

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Without a degree, the only way you're going to get a decent paying job with steady hours is networking. Unfortunately it seems you've just moved here without many hook-ups, good luck.

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Maybe try this....

http://jobsearch.monster.ca/getjob.a...CA&dcjvlid=239

Decent money. Good benefits as well like 50% off cable, internet, phone.

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Maybe try this....

http://jobsearch.monster.ca/getjob.a...CA&dcjvlid=239

Decent money. Good benefits as well like 50% off cable, internet, phone.
Interesting... good find

I'm going to send in a resume.... it does say part-time but might be a good start.


I'm splitting the rent with two other people so I only owe $350 in rent then about $200 for living expenses ontop of that.

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Are you bilingual and what type of work are you looking for? Sales, retail, office, service?

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I speak Polish, English, French and am studying German, is there any good jobs there for me? I want to do university in Ottawa.

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Also try this:

http://cvgcorpdom.convergys.com/Apps...f?OpenDocument

It's a call centre, but it's good for someone in your situation. My mom worked there and worked her way up to a management position worth $65k a year without a degree.

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Are you bilingual and what type of work are you looking for? Sales, retail, office, service?
No... just English

I noticed that a lot of the better non-education jobs require you to speak french and english.

All the types you listed are good in my books.

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I speak Polish, English, French and am studying German, is there any good jobs there for me? I want to do university in Ottawa.
You have it made my friend

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Ottawa's big "industries" are government, and hi-tech, and service sector jobs.

You need to be bilingual and a high security clearance for government, a degree in IT/ computer enineering for the hi-tech, and cooking experience / waiter experience for a decent service sector job. Stay in school, dude.

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What I suggest you do is research some places you're interested in working (stores, restaurants) and just drop off your resume. A lot of times these places don't post on job sites and many times they use their own websites to list jobs. If you get a chance, try to pick up some French. It will make your resume look a lot better if you can say you're bilingual or can speak some French.

Some listed places:
Workopolis
Ottawa Citizen Job Site.
Department stores - You don't necessarily need to be bilingual to work in these stores.
"Super" stores.
Ottawa Jobs - this site has some helpful links to Ottawa job sites (tech jobs, city of Ottawa etc.)

Good luck.

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You should look for city work. city.ottawa.on.ca

Bus drivers make about 50k a year.

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You should look for city work. city.ottawa.on.ca

Bus drivers make about 50k a year.
One of the requirements for the Bus Driver gig is 5 years prior experience in a driving related job.

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One of the requirements for the Bus Driver gig is 5 years prior experience in a driving related job.
Pizza delivery guy?

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Just want to thank you all for taking the time to help me out...

So far i've been given a few call backs.... i'll let you guys know how it pans out.

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