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Essential Skills for Job Seekers


Master Your Environmental Job Search with Unique Tips from HR Managers and Environmental Employers.

Did you know that only 20% of jobs are publicly advertised? This course teaches you the skills and provides you with the knowledge you’ll need to tap into the hidden job market. You will learn how to create effective cover letters and resumes, build a powerful personal brand online, network with the right people, and more.

To reinforce your learning and support the course content, you will hear from experts, work through activities and knowledge checks, and be provided with a glossary and additional resources to future support your learning.

You’ll also: 

  • Expand your knowledge in the environmental job market
  • Identify your strengths and areas for improvement
  • Design and carry out a successful informational interview
  • Apply strategies to execute effective networking tactics
  • Build a personal brand – both online and offline
  • Produce a resume tailored for your job search goals
  • Develop practical interview skills
  • Create a job search toolkit

This course is ideal for:

  • Recently graduated students seeking their first environmental role
  • Transitioning workers who are seeking employment in an environmental organization
  • Junior level Environmental Professionals seeking a new role

The Essential Skills for Job Seekers course was developed based on insights from environmental employers, HR managers, and over two decades of labour market research.

The innovative and interactive course format will allow you to start applying what you’ve learned to your job search right away, as you will hear from employers, complete practical exercises and workbooks and be provided with supporting resources and templates.

This targeted course covers 7  essential job search topics:

1.  Preparing for Your Job Search
2.  Creating Your Personal Brand
3.  Searching for a Job
4.  Networking
5.  Applying for a Job
6.  Acing Your Interview
7.  New Canadians

What’s the deadline to enrol?

There are no set enrolment dates, so you can start this on-demand course at any time. Once you’ve purchased the course, you’ll have 1 year of full course access.

What is the course format?

This is an online, self-directed course. You will work through the course material at your own pace. Your learning will also be supported with expert videos, activities, knowledge checks, a glossary and additional resources.

Do I need to buy separate course materials (e.g. textbooks, guides, etc.)?

All of your learning materials are included, so you don’t need to buy anything extra.

How long does this course take?

It should take up to 5 hours to complete the course, however, it is up to you how much time you spend on the material. Once purchased, you will have 1 year of full course access.

I have a membership with ECO Canada, where do I find my online course discount code?

If you are an EPt, EP, EP Auditor, ECO+ PRO or ECO+ Enterprise member, you receive a discount on our online training courses. To retrieve your discount code, that can be applied at checkout, you must:

  1. Login to your ECO Account by clicking here >>
  2. Click on your member tab “My Certification” or “ECO +”
  3. Locate the applicable discount code
    • Under the “EP Member Discounts” button of the “My Certification” tab
    • Under the “Training & Webinars Discounts” section
  4. Enter code on purchase page to receive your discount
+ Overview

Master Your Environmental Job Search with Unique Tips from HR Managers and Environmental Employers.

Did you know that only 20% of jobs are publicly advertised? This course teaches you the skills and provides you with the knowledge you’ll need to tap into the hidden job market. You will learn how to create effective cover letters and resumes, build a powerful personal brand online, network with the right people, and more.

To reinforce your learning and support the course content, you will hear from experts, work through activities and knowledge checks, and be provided with a glossary and additional resources to future support your learning.

You’ll also: 

  • Expand your knowledge in the environmental job market
  • Identify your strengths and areas for improvement
  • Design and carry out a successful informational interview
  • Apply strategies to execute effective networking tactics
  • Build a personal brand – both online and offline
  • Produce a resume tailored for your job search goals
  • Develop practical interview skills
  • Create a job search toolkit

This course is ideal for:

  • Recently graduated students seeking their first environmental role
  • Transitioning workers who are seeking employment in an environmental organization
  • Junior level Environmental Professionals seeking a new role
+ Course Topics

The Essential Skills for Job Seekers course was developed based on insights from environmental employers, HR managers, and over two decades of labour market research.

The innovative and interactive course format will allow you to start applying what you’ve learned to your job search right away, as you will hear from employers, complete practical exercises and workbooks and be provided with supporting resources and templates.

This targeted course covers 7  essential job search topics:

1.  Preparing for Your Job Search
2.  Creating Your Personal Brand
3.  Searching for a Job
4.  Networking
5.  Applying for a Job
6.  Acing Your Interview
7.  New Canadians

+ FAQ

What’s the deadline to enrol?

There are no set enrolment dates, so you can start this on-demand course at any time. Once you’ve purchased the course, you’ll have 1 year of full course access.

What is the course format?

This is an online, self-directed course. You will work through the course material at your own pace. Your learning will also be supported with expert videos, activities, knowledge checks, a glossary and additional resources.

Do I need to buy separate course materials (e.g. textbooks, guides, etc.)?

All of your learning materials are included, so you don’t need to buy anything extra.

How long does this course take?

It should take up to 5 hours to complete the course, however, it is up to you how much time you spend on the material. Once purchased, you will have 1 year of full course access.

I have a membership with ECO Canada, where do I find my online course discount code?

If you are an EPt, EP, EP Auditor, ECO+ PRO or ECO+ Enterprise member, you receive a discount on our online training courses. To retrieve your discount code, that can be applied at checkout, you must:

  1. Login to your ECO Account by clicking here >>
  2. Click on your member tab “My Certification” or “ECO +”
  3. Locate the applicable discount code
    • Under the “EP Member Discounts” button of the “My Certification” tab
    • Under the “Training & Webinars Discounts” section
  4. Enter code on purchase page to receive your discount