Career Development FAQ

Is going through the Bermuda Job Board the only way that I can apply for a job?

Although it is the preferred way, it is not the only way to apply. You can still personally deliver your resume and references to a prospective employer, or send them by email or mail. Please confirm the preferred method of application directly with the particular employer.

Always ensure that you are fully aware of deadlines when responding to a job vacancy.

I am unable to maintain gainful employment. How can the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) help me?

We can help you to prepare for employment opportunities by enrolling you in our in-house workshops and training courses. We can also help you with resume writing and interview preparation, assist you with career guidance, and provide you with professional development advice. 

Additionally, you should consider enrolling in a volunteer programme to build experience, practicing your interviewing skills by performing mock interviews with a friend, and making sure that your skills match the employment opportunity.

When can I expect to hear from a prospective employer about a position that I have applied for?

Make note of the deadline for applications to be received. Most employers are ready to respond to prospective employees within a month of the closing date.

Can I call a prospective employer after submitting an application?

It is courteous to follow up with a prospective employer within one month of submitting your application. Have on hand all the information that you submitted to the employer to assist with your query.

I don’t have access to a computer. Does DWD have any resources that I can use?

Computers are available for free so that you can access the Bermuda Job Board and update your resume and cover letters. We can also print copies of your resume and cover letters for free. Registered clients may also obtain copies from their career development officer upon request.

Can I make an appointment to meet with a career development officer?

Yes, scheduled appointments are preferred. However, we will also accommodate walk-in appointments. Appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Call 297-7714 for more information.