Veteran Friendly jobs now available on Kijiji Canada

Searching for a job online is now a bit easier if you are a veteran or a member who will soon be transitioning to civilian life.
 

The classifieds site, Kijiji Canada, is helping to connect former members with potential civilian employers with a new “Jobs for Veterans” initiative.
 

Kijiji says that this is the chance for employers to “honor [Veterans’] service to Canada by providing what everyone needs to thrive: meaningful work”.
 

More employers are beginning to recognize that former Canadian Armed Forces members often bring strong leadership abilities, dedication and hard work to the table.
 

Interested job posters will now mark their ads with a yellow ribbon and the words “Veteran Friendly”.

 

Example of a veteran friendly symbol on kijiji

"Veteran Friendly" tag

 

How can I find a “Veteran Friendly” job on Kijiji?

  1. On Kijiji.ca, select the “My Location” drop-down list in the top right corner of the page. Select the geographical area where you are searching for a job.
     
  2. Scroll down to the “Jobs” category and select the type of employment you are searching for.
     
  3. In the yellow “Current Matches” box on the left side of the page, click the words “Veteran Friendly” under the “Featured Ads” heading.
     
  4. You should now only see the “Veteran Friendly” ads.
     

When you are applying to a job, keep in mind that these ads are also available to civilians. You are encouraged to self-identify as a veteran in your application. Some employers may require proof of service with a copy of your Member Personal Record Resume (MPRR) or a photo ID.
 

Kijiji advises veterans to pitch skills needed for the job and to not only focus on military service. It is also important to follow up with employers after applying and to try to get a face-to-face meeting with them, if possible.
 

If you would like help developing a resume, a Resume Writing Guide is available on the Department of National Defence website.
 

For more information on this initiative, visit the “Jobs for Veterans” section in the Kijiji Help Desk.
 

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