Five keys to demonstrating soft skills on your resume

Five keys to demonstrating soft skills on your resume
“Up until relatively recently, companies thought hiring based on hard skills would get them closer to their bottom line goals. Now we’ve come to realize that soft skills are just as important. Today, soft skills – behaviors and traits such as adaptability, critical thinking, people skills, likeability, time management and so forth – are considered ...

Even a menial summer job has value

Even a menial summer job has value
“When Christina Di Rosa graduated from McMaster University last December, she applied for dozens of internships but, in the end, opted to return to her summer job at a local golf course as a way to make some money. “A lot of my friends right now are just working office jobs, whatever they can get ...

Work Story Wednesday: Employee Relations Officer

Work Story Wednesday: Employee Relations Officer
It’s another Work Story Wednesday! Check out the story of Jennifer Tozer, the employee relations officer with Thames Valley District School Board in London, Ontario. Tozer is a graduate of Western University, having received her degree in Bachelor in Administrative and Commerical Studies, with a specialization in Human Resources. She completed her designation as a ...

9 qualities of truly confident people

9 qualities of truly confident people
“First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others. Confidence is quiet: It’s a natural expression of ability, expertise, and self-regard. I’m fortunate to know a number of truly confident people. Many work with me at ...

Your 9-step guide to finding a summer job

Your 9-step guide to finding a summer job
The summer job hunt is already well underway for many students. With exams finished and papers written (hurray!), it’s time to buckle down and start the search for that perfect summer job. Below is a 9-step guide to help you find and secure your 2014 summer job. Target your search. No longer are we in ...

10 mistakes to avoid as you start your summer job

10 mistakes to avoid as you start your summer job
A summer job is a great place to build connections, future references, and even land yourself a job post-graduation! So it’s important to leave a good impression on your employers. What can you do to make sure you do? Glassdoor has a list of 10 mistakes you can avoid as you start your summer job.  ...

Figuring out your transferrable skills helps to envision yourself in another job

Figuring out your transferrable skills helps to envision yourself in another job
Whether you are entering the workforce for the first time or making a 180-degree turn in your career path, it is important to figure out what skills you can bring to a new position. You can learn a lot from a university degree, everything from research and analysis to thinking outside the box and communication ...