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How to use the Grand River Personnel Website to find a job
STEP ONE: Sign up for an account.
Using the SIGN UP link in the top navigation. You will be asked to:
- Choose a Username
- Enter your email address
- Choose a password
- Identify yourself as a Candidate Looking for a Job
STEP TWO: Set up your profile and provide your resumé
Once you have signed up in step one you will be logged in to your account. If you are not automatically logged in then use the LOGIN link in the main navigation. Login with the username and password you set up in step one.
You will notice that the main navigation now has an option called MY RESUME. When you click on that link you will open a page called CANDIDATE DASHBOARD. In the body of this page you will see a link in red text called ADD RESUME. You will be asked to provide the following mandatory information:
- Phone Number
- Preferred Job Type
- Your Name
- Your Email
- Your Location
- Transportation Method
- Whether you have been convicted of a criminal offense
- Your Resumé
You will have the option of provided additional information about your education, skills and work history. You will also have the option of uploading a photo or video and provided a URL for a personal website or portfolio.
There will be an option for you to upload a Word document or a PDF of your resumé. You will also be asked to submit the content of your resumé in the RESUME CONTENT field.
When you click on the CONTINUE button on the bottom of this page you will have the opportunity to preview your profile page. From their you can submit or continue to make edits. You can go back and update your profile at any time by logging into your account, choosing MY RESUME from the main menu and then clicking on the EDIT icon under your resume.
STEP THREE: Browse the available jobs and apply for them.
Now that you have a login and profile set up – you can apply for jobs on the website. Jobs are categorized into job types. To see the jobs available, mouse over JOBS in the main navigation. You will see a drop down of the job types. Choose the one that is applicable to you by clicking on it.
A list of all the available positions will open. Clicking on a particular job title will open a detailed description of the job including:
- Details on start date, salary, location
- Experience, Skills & Education Required
- Description of Duties
If the job sounds like a good fit then you can click on the APPLY FOR JOB button on the right side of the page.
A pop-up window will open. You will be asked to:
- Choose a resumé – the resumé(s) that you uploaded in your profile will appear as options on a dropdown list
- Write a Message – this is like a cover letter
Your final step on the website will be to SEND APPLICATION.
Please note that filling out the application on the web-site does NOT mean that you are registered with Grand River Personnel. You must complete our full registration that includes testing before you are considered registered with us.
What Job Types are available?
The Grand River Personnel website is divided into six different job types:
- Skilled Trade
- Supply Chain
You can search for jobs in any of these job type categories by clicking on that job type name in the drop-down menu under ‘Jobs’ in the main navigation.
You can be notified automatically when new jobs are posted that fit your search criteria. You can set up to have alerts sent to you daily, weekly or once every two weeks. You can be as specific as you would like. You have the option of setting alerts for:
- Job Locations
- Categories – Contract, Full Time etc…
- Job Types
There are 2 ways to set Job Alerts. The first would be to navigate to MY ALERTS in the main navigation and then choose ADD ALERT. The second is to click on the button found at the bottom of each job description that says ALERT ME TO JOBS LIKE THIS.
Looking at Job Opportunities without signing up for an account
You do not need to login and set up a profile to browse the job opportunities at Grand River Personnel. You do need to have an account and a profile in order to apply for any of the jobs you see.
When you click on the APPLY FOR JOB button you will be prompted to login to an existing account or sign up for one if you do not have one.