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May 25th, 2017
Lately it seems like we can't get through the day without hearing about disappearing jobs.  With jobs being lost to outsourcing overseas and automation, it makes you wonder what jobs will be left?  The good news is that there are some jobs that can only be done effectively by human beings that are physically present.  The key is to find which skills are required for those types of jobs so that you can position yourself as a competitive candidate.  Here are a few skills that will always be in demand.  Interpersonal Skills.  Jobs that require the ability to make... + continue reading
May 15th, 2017
The easiest and most effective way to get a job is through networking.  Managers are always more comfortable hiring people they know, or that are at least in their network.  However, getting a job through somebody you know can be tricky.  You need to handle the situation carefully or you risk burining the bridge.  Here are some tips that will allow you to make the most of this opportunity: Be appreciative.  Make no mistake- this person is doing you a huge favour.  By referring you as a candidate, they are taking a risk and making it significantly more likely... + continue reading
May 01st, 2017
Looking for a summer job can be exciting but if it's your first time looking, you may not know where to start.  There are lots opportunities available  but you have to know what you want.  Once you have a target job in mind you can focus your resume and your job search efforts.  Here are some options to consider: Camp Counsellor.  Many kids spend their summers in camp which means that there are a lot of opportunities available.  There are overnight camps, sports camps, hose back riding camps, city day camps, robotics camps, theatre dance camps, and anything else... + continue reading
Apr 25th, 2017
There is one particular skill that will be an asset for virtually every job.  All organizations value this skill and it will always work to your advantage if you can demonstrate that you possess it.  Most people are surprised when they find out what this skill is.  The skill that is almost universally valued by employers is customer service.  You might be thinking, "but I'm not interested in a customer service job" or "this doesn't apply to me!"  but you would be wrong.  The reality is that customer service applies to every single role.  Whether you are the... + continue reading
Mar 31st, 2017
If you're not online, you don't exist.  This statement is increasingly true for today's job seeker.  It is more important than ever that you have a professional online presence.  The problem is that there are lots of pitfalls that can turn your social media presence into a liability.  Here are some mistakes to avoid so that you pass the social media screen: Be consistent.  If your social media presence does not match your resume, it will raise doubts about your integrity.  Your resume, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook profiles should all be telling the same story... + continue reading
Mar 27th, 2017
Now that the weather is starting to get get a little warmer and the snow is (hopefully) a memory until next winter, you might be starting to think about what you're going to do for the summer.  The summer job search process can be both stressful and exciting.  It's particularly stressful if you are depending on your summer income to help sustain you at school next year.  However, on the positive side, the experiences that you gain from summer employment can significantly strengthen your resume for when you are looking for a job after graduation.  Here are some tips that... + continue reading
Mar 21st, 2017
Is somebody at work making you miserable?  Do they tell insulting jokes, show you offensive pictures, embarass you over phone or email, verbally abuse you, or make unwanted sexual advances or comments?  Harassment can come from your coworker, client or even your supervisor.  Being harassed at work is a terrible experience because it can be impossible to avoid the person.  You begin to feel powerless.  The truth is that you have the right to feel safe at work and the person who is harassing you is violating that right.  Here are some things that you can do to make... + continue reading