When searching for a job or an internship, you should pay attention to several items that will set you apart and help you find what you are looking for. Here are three tips from Francis-Benoît Pelletier, CRHA, Head of the Human Resources Department of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Single out your preferred companies
Before you even start your job search, Francis-Benoît Pelletier says “you should profile the companies you like and the ones that you would never work for… not even under torture! That will spare you from joining organizations where you will not be happy.”

Determine your strengths
In addition, you should highlight your strongest skills and any achievements you have to your credit. However, Mr. Pelletier also suggests that you “identify the areas where you could improve and the things that you could do differently.” Basically, determine what sets you apart from other applicants.

“Your network is one of the tools at your disposal that you should not ignore,” continues the Head of Human Resources. “You start developing it before you enter the job market, such as through the friends you make and the colleagues you meet at internships or student jobs.” Once you are in the market, you will need to take every opportunity to expand and especially maintain your network, because companies often discover their top recruits by word of mouth. That could be you!