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  • Are we Doing Enough to Support Immigrant Women in the Workplace? mars 9, 2020
    March 8th is International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls, and raising awareness of the work that needs to be done to achieve equality.
    Karin Lewis
  • Navigating Your Way Through Virtual Job Fairs: Tips for Job Seekers mars 5, 2020
    Despite having sent out hundreds of resumes, you still haven’t received a response. You know connections are important to land a job, however you are new to the country and find it difficult to reach out to employers. Job fairs offer a rare opportunity to make a good first impression on potential employers and let […]
    Karin Lewis
  • It’s Time to Apply for Summer Jobs mars 2, 2020
    The sidewalks may still be slippery and covered in ice and snow, but winter is ending soon. With that in sight, employers are starting to recruit for summer work. Summer jobs come in a range of sectors, including seasonal positions for amusement parks, retail, summer camps, resorts, campgrounds, as well as landscaping, tourism, and agriculture. Municipal, […]
    Karin Lewis
  • How Finding Work is Like Finding Love février 14, 2020
    Based on my experience working with job seekers, I have concluded  that there are real parallels between what works for finding work and love. To test this theory, I decided to do a quick online search for "how to find love", which yielded a lovely, common-sense Wikihow post that demonstrates my theory pretty well.
    Karin Lewis
  • Mental Health in the Workplace janvier 29, 2020
    Bell Let’s Talk launched in 2010 with a focus on building awareness, acceptance and action in mental health. Since then Canadians have taken the conversation around mental health to remarkable heights, making it clear that mental health matters. Dr. Hadley Koltun, a Psychologist at JVS Toronto’s Career, Education and Psychology Services, addresses some questions regarding […]
    Donna Chabot
  • 10 Skills Employers are Looking for in 2020 janvier 24, 2020
    It isn’t easy to keep up with the ever changing demands of the world of work. Technology is now changing the way we work in dramatic ways, leading to what some people are calling the fourth industrial revolution. Just as each of the past three industrial revolutions (the steam engine, the age of science and […]
    Karin Lewis
  • Can a robot read your resume? How to optimize your resume for ATS. janvier 6, 2020
    You might be a very good candidate for a position, but if your resume cannot be read by the computer program, you may as well have not applied at all. To succeed in securing a job online, it's necessary to understand what an ATS system can read and how it selects candidate resumes for consideration.
    Karin Lewis
  • 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Boost your Job Search in 2020 décembre 16, 2019
    A new year means new opportunities and chance for job seekers to rethink their job search process. As the old saying goes, if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you are going to get what you always got. So before you ring in 2020, take the time to review your job search strategies and […]
    Karin Lewis
  • Should You Look for Work Over the Holidays? décembre 2, 2019
    The snow is falling, festive music is playing, and people everywhere are talking about their travel and party plans. It’s December and the holiday season has officially begun! For job seekers, the thought of taking some time off during the holidays is hard to resist. But before you shut down your computer and set aside […]
    Karin Lewis
  • Myth busters: Is Canadian work experience necessary to find meaningful employment? novembre 18, 2019
    The lack of Canadian experience is one of the most common obstacles for newcomers as they pursue meaningful work in their new country. Many report that they continue to face this challenge even after two or more years of living in Canada. But, what does “lack of Canadian work experience” actually mean? In this webinar: […]
    Donna Chabot
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