Online presence could affect job seeker’s hiring chances and salary: York U study

Looking for a job? You may need to polish your online image first. A York U study suggests a job seeker’s online presence can have a profound effect on their chances of getting hired and their starting salary – especially for women. Jennifer Harrison, a York University graduate (now a professor at NEOMA Business School ...

Three networking tips to build your professional network

Three networking tips to build your professional network
Written by Dave Wilkin, Founder of Ten Thousand Coffees, @10kcoffees Different ways to network – 1 to 1 vs events Traditionally, people are told that the best way to network is to attend events. Unfortunately, being thrust into a room full of hundreds of individuals and being told to shake hands and chat with others ...

Five tips to help you nail your online portfolio

Five tips to help you nail your online portfolio
Written by Greg Murphy, Originally Published on JobPostings.ca Congratulations! You’re nearly done some of your most challenging years, slaving away behind a computer screen in the confines of life in academia. It’s a scary thing, having the world in front and Red Bull-induced insomnia behind. But embrace it, it’s almost yours. First thing on your ...

The ideal application

The ideal application
By James Michael McDonald. Originally Published on JobPostings.ca On average, 250 people apply for every job. Now that it’s time to start applying for summer jobs and post-graduation work, that statistic should worry you. There are countless people looking for work all the time, which means there will always be competition. Despite your qualifications, education, ...

The nonprofit leap: Turning a volunteer gig into paid employment

The nonprofit leap: Turning a volunteer gig into paid employment
For more than ten years, Tyler Coad had been a volunteer in Ontario’s rugby community. From refereeing games every weekend from May to November, to coaching junior teams in Toronto and Barrie, Coad’s springs, summers, and falls were dedicated to sport he loved. The decade of volunteering, combined with countless hours spent at province-wide rugby ...

The five deadliest resume mistakes (& how to fix them)

The five deadliest resume mistakes (& how to fix them)
“The biggest problem most job-seekers run into is that the rules for job search have changed dramatically in the past half-decade. People looking for jobs, whether they’re working or not, don’t know how to proceed. It used to be easy to get a new job. These days the process is a million times more complicated, ...

Toronto startup – Deskribed – wants to make your job hunt easier

Toronto startup - Deskribed - wants to make your job hunt easier
The dream job. It seems like an elusive concept at best. Lucky for you, a new startup out of Toronto is working to help job hunters find this dream job by factoring in quality of life factors like commute times, work culture, seniority, and more. Find out more by visiting the article below. — “The ...