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Nov 17th, 2017
Almost everyone experiences unemployment at some point in their career.  Sometimes there is nothing that you can do to prevent it; the store that you worked at closes, or your position is no longer necessary.  However there are many actions that you can take to make yourself a more valued employee.  While this will not guarantee your continued employment, it will make your job a little safer: Understand your job responsibilities.  It is easy to get into trouble if you are not 100% clear on what you are supposed to be doing.  Talk to your supervisor and make a list of... + continue reading
Nov 14th, 2017
Do you remember how tough high school could be at times?  Just one slip of the tongue could leave you eating alone in the bathroom for weeks.  In order to survive the politics of the hallways and the cafeteria, you had to be confident, wear the right clothes, talk to the right people, and say the right things.  Any misstep was catastrophic.  Aren't you glad that you left all of that behind?  Unfortunately, office politics can be almost as ruthless.  If you have noticed that your coworkers don't talk to you and actually stop talking when you enter the room, you... + continue reading
Nov 09th, 2017
You have been looking for a job for a while.  You found a few opportunities that would be absolutely perfect.  You had all the requirements but more importantly, you could picture yourself working there.  You had an interview and it went well.  You obsessively hung on to your phone for weeks, waiting for the job offer call that never came.  Instead you received an email saying that they had hired another candidate.  After enduring this emotional roller coaster a few times, you decided that you're done.  You can't bring yourself to get excited about another... + continue reading
Nov 07th, 2017
There are so many opportunities available to today's job seeker that wouldn't have been possible even ten years ago.  Becoming a virtual assistant is one of these opportunities.  A VA provides support services remotely.  Small businesses and busy professionals hire virtual assistants because it is cheaper than having someone in house.  If you are considering becoming a VA, here are some tips to help you get started:      Do your homework.  Start by doing a little research.  There are many articles and ebooks available online that can help you... + continue reading
Nov 02nd, 2017
Do you love the smell of money?  Finance is an exciting industry with lots of opportunities available.  There are many different career paths at every level.  If you are trying to transition into the finance industry, here are a few tips to get you started: Further your education.  It might be worth considering further education.  The Canadian Securities Course is a requirement for performing securities and mutual fund transactions in many financial services positions.  A degree in finance, business, or economics would also be desirable to employers in this... + continue reading
Oct 31st, 2017
There are so many reasons to volunteer.  Perhaps there is a cause that you are passionate about.  Or maybe it is important to you to give back to your community.  It is also a great way to meet new people.  But can volunteer work help you get a job?  It is possible but you have to be strategic about it and it's not a guaranteed formula.  Here are some tips that will help you approach your volunteer work in a way that will support your career goals: Focus on key skills.   Volunteer work is an excellent opportunity for you to develop... + continue reading
Oct 29th, 2017
Starting your career is not easy, but if you are lucky enough to have been offered an internship, you are off to a great start.  An internship allows you to get real work experience in the industry while making valuable connections.  Since you usually only get one shot at an internship, here are some tips that will help you get the most benefit out of this opportunity: Treat it like a job.  An internship is like anything else; you get out of it what you put into it.  If you don't behave professionally, nobody will take you seriously.  However if you dress and behave... + continue reading