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Aug 23rd, 2019
Looking for a job is a challenge for everyone but if just talking to people makes you nervous, the job search process can feel a lot more difficult.  Here are some tips that will help you be competitive in the job market even if you are shy: Make a list of your strengths.  Some people are shy because they lack confidence.  If this sounds like you, then a good place to start is to understand your value in the job market.  Make a list of everything that you are good at and circle the items that relate to your target job.  Include anything that you have been... + continue reading
Aug 20th, 2019
Quitting your job is a big decision.  Some people wait too long to take that step and stay in a situation that makes them unhappy.  Whereas other people quit their jobs at the drop of a hat, making themselves look like they can't commit.  The best approach is somewhere in the middle.  You have to be willing to ride it out when things get tough at work but you also have to recognize when it's time to move on.  Here are some good reasons to quit your job:   It's too stressful.  Some stress at work is normal but if you are always walking... + continue reading
Aug 09th, 2019
You have been working in customer service, but you don't want to do this job forever.  You've heard that customer service work has little opportunity for growth, and you are afraid of getting stuck in a dead end job.  Don't fret!  The skills that you develop while working in a customer service role can be applicable to a multitude of jobs.  If you are strategic, and you work to develop your skills, you can leverage your customer service experience to launch yourself into a whole new career.  Here are some positions that would be a great 'next step' for someone who is... + continue reading
Jul 12th, 2019
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
Jul 01st, 2019
If you are looking for a job right now, then it is likely that at least one person has advised you to take the summer off.  They may have said that nobody gets hired during the summer because not much is happening and most managers are away on vacation.  However, this is absolutely not true.  In many companies it is business as usual in the summer and if the company is experiencing a slow period, the managers may be using that lull to build up a strong team for when business picks up again.  Make no mistake; there are definite advantages to job searching in the summer: It... + continue reading
May 01st, 2019
Many job seekers set up their LinkedIn profile years ago and haven't looked it since.  If you are wondering if there is anything that you can do to make your profile a little stronger, the answer is YES!!!  Your Linkedin profile should be a dynamic site that you regularly review and update.  If your profile is getting a little stale, follow these tips to freshen it up:  Update your photo.  Is your picture clear, bright and professional?  Does it capture your personality?  If you've had it up for more than a year, then everyone is bored with it; get a new... + continue reading
Apr 23rd, 2019
You know that when you are looking for a job, you need to promote your skills.  You have to persuade the employer that you are the best candidate for the position.  However, since you don't like to brag, you are uncomfortable with this.  You would rather just let your experience speak for itself.  Unfortunately, that approach only works in a relaxed job market, where there are a lot of positions available.  The current labour market is competitive, and if you aren't willing to promote your skills, there are hundreds of other applicants who will.  If you want the... + continue reading