Archive for September, 2013

3 Things Employers Assess For In Interviews

Careerealism is one of my favourite career development sites.  They’re continually updating with new blog posts, webinars, and videos.  Here’s one of their videos that does a great job explaining what a hiring manager is considering during the interview and throughout the hiring process.  Do you have anything to add?


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Canada’s Best Jobs 2013



“The latest Canadian labour-force report landed with a thud on the first Friday of April. Fifty-five thousand Canadians found themselves out of work in March, pushing the national unemployment rate up 0.2 percentage points to 7.2%. That’s more than one million able-bodied Canadians looking for work. Numbers like these are enough to make anyone simply thankful for having a job, any job, let alone one that pays a decent wage.

But before you shy away from asking for that raise or taking a leap of faith to pursue that dream job, consider this: most of the jobs lost in March were a few specific sectors: accommodations and food services, public administration and manufacturing. All but public administration are sectors that have been shedding jobs for the past decade. Employment in all other industries was relatively unchanged, and in some sectors, there is still plenty of growth.

In these sectors, employers are hiring, workers are treated well and the pay is getting higher and higher. These are the jobs you’ll find listed in this, our 2013 edition of Canada’s Top 50 Jobs.  Read more…” 

Top 50

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Connecting The Dots

“Sometimes you can’t see the forest through the trees.”  Have you ever heard someone say that?  It sounds very similar to Steve Jobs during his Stanford commencement speech in 2005.  He talks about his somewhat non-traditional career path, and how when you look back you can connect the dots.  Kind of like when you get to the top of the mountain you can see the forest from which you’ve emerged.  After 10 years in the working world you can look back and see how your career has evolved, you can connect the dots and make new plans for the future.

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Job Jumps and Career Changes

Why are millennials leaving the nest, again and again and again?  Check out this infographic from Notre Dame College Online for a few tips as to why.

Job Jumps and Career Changes

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Ways To Make Money While In College

Starting out on your own in college is a big responsibility, especially if you’re living in campus housing.  According to “Shopaholic” there are two ways to get ahead: make more or spend less.  I worked a myriad of jobs throughout my college career, most of them were in the cafeteria and housekeeping.  They weren’t glamorous, but they did help me get ahead.  I you don’t want to resort to hand washing all your laundry, then take a look at some of the suggestions below on how you can get ahead while getting an education.

Freshman Jobs: Tips to Earn and Save Money at College
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