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Mar 24th, 2020
You have an idea of the job that you are targeting, but do you even know if that job is in demand?  Sure, you've seen job advertisements, but is it possible that there are thousands of qualified applicants for every position that becomes available?  What is the outlook for your occupation?  Will there be jobs five years from now?  As a job seeker, it is important that you know the answers to these questions.  You don't want to invest your time and resources into acquiring skills for a position that is in decline.  Here are some guidelines to help you get started... + continue reading
Mar 21st, 2020
You're stressed.  It's not a surprise.  With today's unprecedented situation, everyone is stressed.  However, how do you know when your stress has reached an unhealthy level?  When do you need to step back and make a change for the good of your own mental and physical health?  Here are ten warning signs that your stress may be causing you harm: 1.  You are snapping at people.  You are usually a patient person, but recently you've found yourself responding harshly when people annoy you.  Your family and your co-workers have mentioned that you seem to be... + continue reading
Mar 18th, 2020
Everyone is feeling anxious right now.  If you don't have a job, you may be feeling even more uneasy because we don't know what's ahead.  Even though you probably won't get called in for an interview this week, there are still tasks that you can be doing at home that will help you progress in your job search.     Use the Time to Reflect  This is a good opportunity to reflect on your job search and on your career in general  Take this time to think about where you are now and where you are headed.  Is it time to consider a career change?  Have you been... + continue reading
Mar 09th, 2020
After a few months of job searching, desperation can start to creep in.  You begin to wonder if anyone will ever want to hire you.  It is important that you address these feelings as they will be another barrier in your quest to find a job.  If employers sense that you are desperate, they might offer you a lower salary or wonder if there is something wrong with you that they are not seeing.  Here are some steps that you can take to prevent employers from perceiving you as desperate: Don't apply to all the jobs at one company.  If you are applying to every job that... + continue reading
Mar 01st, 2020
Finding the next step in your career journey can be stressful and overwhelming.  However, with the right attitude, it can be an amazing opportunity to realize your potential.  Here are some do's and don'ts to guide you as you figure out what's next:  Do consult your network.  The people around you can be an amazing resource when you're trying to determine what's out there.  Don't try to do it alone.  Let the people in your network know that you are making a career change and be open to their suggestions.  Do consider your interests.  It is important... + continue reading
Feb 25th, 2020
Tropicana Community Services is so excited to collaborate with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Ontario Black History Society to host a special citizenship ceremony in honour of Black History Month tomorrow at 9:30am (guests arriving at 8:00am) Canada is lucky to have a significant population of citizens who have originated from all over the world.  These global citizens bring with them expertise in a variety of fields and they contribute to the rich tapestry of cultures that Canada has to offer.  To be eligible to become a Canadian citizen, you must... + continue reading
Feb 22nd, 2020
When was the last time that you printed out your resume and cover letter and put it in the mail?  If you are like most job seekers, it might have been a while ago.  The truth is that these days most job search activities take place online.  While an email cover letter is similar to a traditional one, there are some differences.  Here are some tips that will make your email cover letter more effective: Be strategic with your subject line:  Try to picture the hiring manager’s inbox.  Imagine that long list of emails displaying the sender names and subject... + continue reading