Work Smart: Strategies for Career Success

PART 1  Get Real

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CHAPTER 1 You Have Options

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Career Cruising



Ontario.ca/MyFuture

CHAPTER 2 You On Purpose

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Learning style quizzes



Multiple intelligences



Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities career quiz



NextSteps.org career planning



PersonalityType.com personality type assessment


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National Occupational Classification


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Career Cruising



NextSteps.org career planning


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Nine Essential Skills

CHAPTER 3 Putting It All Together

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Ontario Ministry of Education graduation requirements

PART 2  Choose Your Adventure

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CHAPTER 4 The Adventure:
Straight to Work

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Mazemaster job-search service



Service Canada employment-related services


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WorkSmartOntario



Young Worker Awareness Program



Health & Safety 101



Passport to Safety



Live Safe! Work Smart!


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Ontario Ministry of Education


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Career Cruising

CHAPTER 5 The Adventure:
Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship

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Mazemaster entrepreneurial traits quiz



Mazemaster skills self-assessment


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Outsourcing background (CBC.ca)



Five outsourcing myths (BT.com)



Opposition to Bell Canada's outsourcing (DNAIndia.com)



Benefits of outsourcing to India (Bizbrim.com)



Australian students outsourcing coursework to India (FinancialExpress.com)


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Ideas for home-based businesses


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Entrepreneurial self-assessment



Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program



Apprentice Search



Made with the Trades


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Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities apprenticeship information


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Ontario Colleges


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Government of Ontario Job Futures



Apprentice Search

CHAPTER 7 The Adventure:
Post-Secondary Education

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University of Ottawa: The cost of studying



Ontario university information


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Ontario Private Career College Search


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Government of Canada's CanLearn website


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Education Cost Calculator


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Ontario Colleges



Ontario Universities' Application Centre



Apprentice Search



Ontario university information



Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities



Independent Learning Centre



Service Ontario information about private career colleges



Apprenticeship opportunities



Distance education options

PART 3  More Tools of the Trade

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CHAPTER 8 The Get-Out-of-School Plan

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Ontario high school graduation requirements


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MyBlueprint education planner

CHAPTER 9 Winning Resumés, Cover Letters,
and Applications

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Government of Canada Job Bank


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Ontario Human Rights Code

CHAPTER 10 The Pitch: Selling Yourself
in the Interview



CHAPTER 11 Smart Success at Work

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Canada's Wonderland


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Literacy and Essential Skills Toolkit


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Employment Standards Act information



Young Workers Zone



Occupational Health and Safety Act



Ontario Human Rights Code


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On-the-job training



Job shadowing (Jobboomcc.canoe.ca)

PART 4  Looking Beyond

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CHAPTER 12 Wrapping It Up

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Audacity audio software