Resources for Career Management During COVID-19

The UCN Centre for Career & Work-Integrated Learning wants to ensure a seamless transition to the workplace for all UCN students. We recognize that searching for work in this environment is challenging. We have resources and information to help you identify steps to reach your career goals, to give you hope to move forward even in uncertain times.  Job search is hard work, there’s no denying it, especially right now.


Looking for Work?

  • Many employers are still hiring, so be sure to regularly check for job postings.
  • Stay in touch with your network, including friends, family members, professors, and former employers, and let them know that you’re looking for work. You never know who may be able to help.
  • Update your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn Profile
  • Be sure to practice self-care! This is a stressful time, which is outside your control. Take breaks and find ways to re-energize yourself.


Starting a New Job?

  • Get in touch with your employer. Find out:
    • Is working remotely an option for employees in the role you are applying for?
    • If so, how is the organization supporting employees working remotely if this is out of the ordinary for them?
    • If not, how many people will I be regularly interacting with?
    • Is this a public/client-facing role?
    • Are layoffs, or unpaid time off a possibility?
    • Are there contingency plans in place if team members get sick?
    • Are there accommodations available for employees with children or other dependents, if schools or childcare are not available?


Additional work search resources


15 Ideas for Job Seekers to do During Coronavirus Quarantine (JobMob)

Canadian COVID19 List of Hiring Companies (Google sheet)

How do you continue a job search during a pandemic? Here are 10 tips that may help (ThriveGlobal)

What can new grads do when career events and networking are cancelled? (The Globe and Mail)

At-Home Networking Strategies (Inside Higher Ed)

How to Ace the Virtual Interview (The Chronicle of Higher Education)


For Additional COVID-19 Resources, please visit Co-operative Education & Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada- (Link)


Other Tip Sheets:

Employment & Your Job Search- To download, click Here


Work from Home- Tip Sheet

To download, click Tip Sheet- Work from Home.pdf


Participating in a Virtual Career Fair