The hottest jobs for 2019 grads are in the IT sector. Growth in this sector also brings opportunities for people without IT technical skills.
Being strategic about the contact info on your resume, including your address, email, phone numbers and social media handles, can help you get the job.
If you’ve put a “career objective” section at the top of your resume, you might be missing out on job opportunities. To understand why, let’s start with the purpose of a resume. A resume is a marketing tool that positions you as a valuable asset to potential employers. It frames your past employment experience and... Continue Reading →
The cocktail reception at a conference. The Facebook group meetup. The after-work social. The period before a lunch or panel discussion starts. All of these events are great opportunities for networking. But, some people cringe when faced with a similar scenario. If that’s you, remember that networking is worth the work. Your network is important... Continue Reading →
Gone are the days of using a simple Microsoft Word document template for your resume. New modern resume templates look great and can give job searchers a competitive edge. If you’ve never seen one, they are generally aesthetically pleasing and unique, and use colour, icons, images and creative ways of laying out text. Pre-designed templates... Continue Reading →
Searching for a job is a job in itself! We put hours into our resumes. We often think that this effort won’t go to waste, as many of us assume that the person who reviews our resume will spend lots of time doing so. However, a study of the people who screen resumes revealed that... Continue Reading →
A recent Fast Company article on the current state of the freelance job market revealed, at least in the eyes of this media outlet, that “working for one’s self used to be the definition of the American dream – and, apparently, it still is." The article reports on the Freelancing in America 2018 study, which... Continue Reading →
Where do you see yourself in 10 years from now? How about 20? Have you ever realized that where you see your career in the distant future can depend on your job today? The job-related decisions that you make now can play a role in the path your career takes, and can impact whether your... Continue Reading →
Last year I reported on one of Google’s new search features for people seeking a new job: Google for Jobs. At the time, this tool was being piloted in the U.S., while Canadians were awaiting a launch within our borders. Google’s job search functionality is now available in Canada. What’s it like? For the purposes... Continue Reading →