How to: Access different WaterlooWorks job boards
To view co-op jobs on WaterlooWorks, you must be on a recruiting term and unemployed for the upcoming work term. You must also have accepted the code of conduct and submitted your job search intentions on WaterlooWorks.
Once you’ve completed the steps above, click “Search Postings” from your WaterlooWorks dashboard. You'll have access to specific job boards based on your program and level.
WaterlooWorks job boards
|Hire Waterloo Co-op||Co-op jobs are advertised to all students enrolled in a co-op program on WaterlooWorks.
To search for co-op jobs, select one of the following and check the appropriate important dates calendar for a full list of job posting dates, application deadlines, interview timelines and more.
|Hire Waterloo: Other jobs||Jobs that don't quite fit our standard work term requirements are posted in the "Hire Waterloo Other Jobs" board:
To search for co-op jobs on this board, follow the steps below:
Co-op students: If you find a job through the "Other" job board that you think could be eligible for co-op credit, follow these steps to submit an Arranged Own Job form.
|Hire Waterloo: Full-time jobs||As a graduating student (Bachelor, Masters, Doctorate), you can participate in the job search process beginning in the fall term prior to convocation.
To search for graduating or full-time jobs, select "Hire Waterloo Full-time Jobs" from your WaterlooWorks dashboard. Check daily beginning in September - organizations start recruiting in the fall for graduating students from both co-op and regular program.
|External Job Boards||This portal contains a number of job boards containing a variety of jobs, some of which could be eligible for co-op credit through the arrange own job process or as an EDGE work/community experience.
To search for jobs on WaterlooWorks, you must be on a recruiting term and unemployed for the upcoming work term. You must also have accepted the terms and conditions and submitted your job search intentions on WaterlooWorks.
Once you’ve completed the steps above, click “Search Postings” from your WaterlooWorks dashboard. You'll have access to specific job boards based on your program and level (see above for a full list).
There are many ways to search within WaterlooWorks, here are five tips for an effective search.
- When you use the ‘For my Program’ search in WaterlooWorks, you’ll see jobs that employers have identified might be a fit for you based on your program. When employers post jobs in WaterlooWorks, the jobs are tagged with ‘clusters’ and those tags then populate these search results. You can read more about clusters and how they relate to your program on the clusters webpage.
- ‘For My Program’ is a great place to start your job search, but you shouldn’t stop there. There are many jobs you might be interested in and where you are able to apply your skills, but they might not all show up in this specific search.
- For example, think about the skills you’re acquiring that might go beyond your program, whether that’s through a specialization you’ve added to your degree, your participation in a WUSA club, or a course you’re taking through LinkedIn Learning. If you’re looking for jobs that connect to these skills, you’ll also want to consider a keyword search. More on this one in tips 4 and 5.
2. Use any of the pre-built quick searches to save yourself some time
- The quick searches, like ‘For my Program’ are pre-made WaterlooWorks shortcuts and they can help you quickly and easily find newly advertised jobs, postings you’ve previously viewed etc.
3. Search by region when you want to find jobs based on geography
- You can search for specific geographic regions using the “Region” filter
- Review the list of cities mapped to each region
- Tip: To include multiple regions in your search, hold down the “Ctrl” key as you select region filters
4. Use the keyword search when you want to find a specific type of job
- You can search for keywords located anywhere within each job posting by using the “Keyword” search bar. Some keywords to try:
- Skills you want to use on the job (e.g. HTML, editing, research, CSS, relationship building, teamwork)
- Job categories (e.g., marketing, accounting, finance)
- Position titles (e.g., policy analyst, design student)
- Job IDs (if you already know the specific Job ID, you can type it here)
- Location (e.g., city, region, province, state, country, postal code)
- Use this feature to search using detailed criteria and/or multiple criteria at once
- In the “Keyword” search box - do not put a comma between multiple keywords
- In the “Region” search box - use a comma, but no spaces, between multiple regions
- In the “Employment location arrangement” search box – choose from in-person, remote or hybrid
- In the “Job Posting Information” section, you can select one or more National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes as part of your search criteria. The NOC is Canada’s national system for describing occupations. NOC codes can help you to learn more about your field of interest and discover other occupations that you might not have considered.
- In the “Targeted Degrees and Disciplines” section, you can search using clusters. To learn more about clusters, visit the clusters webpage.
- Locate the “employment location arrangement” field and select your desired criteria (in-person, remote, or hybrid).
Save your search
WaterlooWorks allows you to save your search criteria so you can easily search the same thing again. You can also choose to have the system notify you via email if a new job that matches your saved search criteria is posted. You are allowed to save up to five searches on each job board.
To create a saved search:
- Create the criteria for your saved search
- Click “Save My Search Criteria” and give it a title
- Select whether you'd like to receive email notifications when new job postings matching your criteria are added.
- Click “Save”
To run a saved search:
- Click “Search Postings” from your dashboard
- Select which job board you’d like to search (e.g., “Hire Waterloo Co-op”)
- Select the search from the “My Saved Searches” drop-down list
To delete saved searches or change your email preferences, navigate to the appropriate job board and click “Manage Saved Search and Email Notifications.
To view a job directly from your search results, click on the job title or the blue “View” button. From the job description, you'll be able to shortlist, move the job to your “Not Interested” list and apply.
On each job description, you’ll see:
- Job posting information provided by the employer, for example:
- Job location - specifics about the job’s region, address, city, province, postal code and country.
- Employment location arrangement – indicates whether the job is in-person, remote or hybrid. Additional details may be added in the open text field (e.g., if the job is remote but requires the student to be based in a specific location, if the job is hybrid and the student is expected to work certain days from specific locations or has the flexibility to choose, etc)
- Work term duration – the length of the work term whether the positon is 4 months, 8 months etc.
- Job summary – a brief statement about the position.
- Job responsibilities – description of the type of tasks and duties the job entails.
- Required skills – competencies and abilities required for the role.
- Compensation and benefits information – a required field where employers may include salary, pay range, a note to discuss during interviews, benefits, and other related information at their discretion.
- Targeted degrees and disciplines – indicate targeted clusters specified by the employer.
- Application information and requirements to apply to the position (e.g., resume, cover letter, grades, etc.)
- Company information
- A “Map” tab displaying a google map of the company’s address
Please note: The compensation and benefits information provided is at the discretion of the employer and CEE cannot influence or guarantee the information.
While searching for jobs, you’ll see a list of search results that match the criteria you entered. From here, you can continue to filter for more specific results or add jobs to your shortlist.
Building your shortlist
- You can choose to shortlist jobs you’re interest in by clicking the “Shortlist” button next to each posting
- You can access your shortlist of jobs from the main “Search” page under “Quick Search”
- Once you apply to a job, it will remain on your shortlist
- To remove a job from your shortlist, click “unshortlist”
While searching for jobs, you’ll see a list of search results that match the criteria you entered. From here, you can continue to filter for more specific results, or specify those you’re not interested in.
|Adding jobs to your “not interested” list||If your search is returning jobs that you don’t want to see, you can click the trash can icon beside the job posting to add it to your “not interested” list. This will prevent you from seeing the job in any future searches.|
|View your "not interested" list||To view your "not interested" list, navigate to the "Jobs/Applications" tab and scroll down to the "Manage my not interested list" heading. From here, you can view and manage your "not interested" job list.|
|Bring back jobs from your "not interested" list||To bring jobs back from your “Not interested” list, navigate to the “Jobs Overview” page and select “Manage my Not Interested List” from within the “List Management Options” box.|