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Jul 16th, 2018
According to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, an estimated 1 in 4 Canadians has a degree of depression serious enough to need treatment at some time in his or her life.  Many people with depression find it difficult to maintain employment.  If you are suffering from depression, just getting to work and doing the basic functions of your job can take more energy than you have.  It is possible to work while you're depressed, but it helps to have strategies.  Here are some tips that will help:     Be selective about the job that you accept.  ... + continue reading
Jul 09th, 2018
Getting a job is not easy; it takes a good strategy, persistence, and a little bit of luck.  Once you start working, you can't afford to let your guard down.  Most employers will start you out on probation, which means that it's easy for them to let you go within three to six months if they are not happy with your performance.  Even after you pass probation, it is easier to let employees go than you may realize.  However, employers don't actually want to fire you.  Hiring a new employee is expensive and time consuming but if you are not behaving professionally, they... + continue reading
Jul 03rd, 2018
Do you love to teach?  Whether you are working towards your teachers' certification or you are just looking for other ways to use this skill, there are a lot of opportunities available.  Here are some options to consider: Nanny.  There is a huge demand for caregivers who will take care of children in their home.  This is an excellent opportunity to earn money while also building your skills.         Teaching abroad.  If you are interested in seeing the world, teaching abroad may be a great option for you.  The requirements vary... + continue reading
Jun 28th, 2018
Breaking into the pharmaceutical industry can be difficult.  A lot of companies are looking for candidates with pharma experience.  With so much competition, it can start to feel hopeless.  Don't despair; it is difficult, but it's not impossible.  People do enter the industry, but you have to be persistent.  You may have to apply for a lot of different positions but if you are strategic about it, you will find an opportunity.  Here are some tips that will help: Use your network.  The pharmaceutical industry is small and tightly knit.  Everybody knows... + continue reading
Jun 24th, 2018
In today's competitive job market, it can be difficult to start your career.  An internship is an excellent opportunity to develop marketable skills and make connections in your industry.  However, what you get out of your internship will largely depend on what you put into it.  If you approach your internship strategically, it is much more likely to benefit you.  Here are some tips that will help: Exhibit professionalism.  Many interns make the mistake of not taking their internship as seriously as they should.  As a result the employer views them as interns... + continue reading
Jun 19th, 2018
When you are starting out in your career or contemplating a career change, volunteering abroad can be an attractive option.  Not only do you get to see the world and have experiences that you would never be able to have at home, but you can use this as an opportunity to gain skills that will make you a more marketable candidate for your target job.  However, not all volunteer abroad experiences are created equal; some are rewarding, while others will make you wish that you had stayed home.  Here are some tips that will help make your volunteer abroad experience positive and... + continue reading
Jun 16th, 2018
If you are trying to use social media to find a job, LinkedIn is your best bet.  Unfortunately, many job seekers don't use it effectively.  If all that you have done on LinkedIn is set up your profile and added a few connections, you are wasting a valuable opportunity.  Networking is always going to be the most effective job search strategy and LinkedIn puts your network at your fingertips and makes it easy for you to leverage it to help you find a job.  If you would like to be more strategic on LinkedIn but aren't sure how to go about it, here are some tips that will help... + continue reading