Course Highlights

In this 10-hour course, you will learn all about finding and advancing your career in natural resources, with a focus on forestry. Review the course curriculum below to see a detailed overview of topics covered in this course!

  • Learn how to access and apply for natural resource jobs

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the course

  • Includes downloadable resources

  • Complete at your own pace using a computer, tablet, or smartphone

  • Receive a certificate of achievement and digital badge for successfully completing the course which can be shared on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook; downloaded as a PDF; or even embedded in an email signature

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Your Course!

  • 3

    Exploring Career Options

    • Exploring Career Options: Learning Objectives

    • Career Considerations: Get to Know Yourself

    • Career Options

    • Interview with Christine, Coordinator, Planning and Certification with EACOM Timber Corporation

    • Interview with Phil, Chief Executive Officer at First Resource Management Group Inc.

    • Interview with Ngaire, Sr. Policy Advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

    • Interview with Bob, Vice President, Forestry and Environment with Tolko Industries Ltd.

    • A Day in the Life of a Silviculture Forester

    • Hydro One Forestry Crew

    • Day in the Life of an Arborist

    • A Guide to Green Jobs in Canada: Voices of Indigenous Professionals

    • Women in Forestry Highlights and Community Connection

    • A Day in the Life of Students Working in Forestry-Related Jobs

    • Project Learning Tree Green Jobs Program

    • Career Quiz to Help You Find Your Career in Forestry

  • 4

    Developing a Career Plan

    • Developing a Career Plan: Learning Objectives

    • Introduction to Your Career Plan

    • Your Education

    • Your Experience and Accomplishments

    • Your Personal Attributes

    • Your Skills

    • Why Should an Employer Hire You?

    • Your Career Plan

  • 5

    Applying for Natural Resource Jobs

    • Applying for Natural Resource Jobs: Learning Objectives

    • Introduction to the Job Application Process

    • Completing a Job Application Form

    • Resume Writing

    • Putting Your Resume Together

    • References

    • Example Action Verbs for Your Resume

    • Resume Tips

    • Sample Resume Template

    • Cover Letter Writing

    • 1-Page Cover Letter Template

    • Ontario Government Cover Letter and Resume Tips

    • Importance of Organization and Professionalism

  • 6

    Interviewing for Natural Resource Jobs

    • Interviewing for Natural Resource Jobs: Learning Objectives

    • Interview Stages

    • Types of Interviews

    • Assessment Methods Used in Interviews

    • Example Generic Interview Questions

    • Example Natural Resources Interview Questions

    • How to Structure Your Response to Interview Questions

    • Interview Tips for Success

  • 7

    Establishing and Advancing Your Career

    • Establishing and Advancing Your Career: Learning Objective

    • 5 Step Process for Choosing Your Career

    • Establishing Your Career

    • Advancing Your Career

    • Career Phases

    • Importance of Finding a Mentor

  • 8

    Next Steps

    • You're Almost Done

    • Before you go...