Work Story Wednesday: Finding an Articling Position

Work Story Wednesday: Finding an Articling Position
Ever wonder how to get an edge in the job hunt? Valerie Fernandes talks about how an experiential learning program – The Innocence Project – offered through Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, helped secure her an articling position with AIDWYC – the Association in Defense of the Wrongfully Convicted. Check out her story ...

Finding the fun in your job search

Finding the fun in your job search
Job search. Not your favorite pastime, I’m sure. For many, it consists of “unfun” (and even dreaded) action steps such as writing your resume, networking, doing research, and interviewing. So, let’s make it easier on yourself. I have a – related – personal example for you. When it comes to exercising, I refuse to go ...

Top 10 Interview Hints

Top 10 Interview Hints
Interviews can be daunting, no matter what stage you are at in your career. Even experienced candidates can make mistakes once put in front of a potential employer. CV Screen has put together a list of their top 10 interview hints, which they believe will give you the best possible chance of securing that dream ...

Fraudulent student job postings on the rise

Fraudulent student job postings on the rise
Staff at Brock University are sounding the alarm on new job scams targeting students which could see them, among other things, being used as pawns in fraudulent activity. In one recent incident, a fraudster posing as an employer at a legitimate organization hired a student via email without any face-to-face interaction. On the student’s first ...

Dress for success: How to choose appropriate job interview clothes

Dress for success: How to choose appropriate job interview clothes
Do you know what the top factors that hurt you in a job interview are? According to a CareerBuilder survey of almost 3,000 hiring managers, piercings, bad breath, tattoos and disheveled clothes were the top factors that negatively affected their impressions of candidates. While you may be able to remove piercings, cover up tattoos, brush ...

Ontario university graduates are getting jobs: 93 per cent in well-paying jobs two years after graduation, government survey shows

Ontario university graduates are getting jobs: 93 per cent in well-paying jobs two years after graduation, government survey shows
  Toronto, September 03, 2014— The vast majority of graduates of Ontario’s undergraduate university programs are getting well-paying jobs in their fields soon after graduation, the latest government survey shows. More than 93 per cent of 2011 undergrads had jobs two years after graduation, up from 87.4 per cent who were employed within six months ...

Work Story Wednesday: United Nations Women

Work Story Wednesday: United Nations Women
For this Work Story Wednesday, we hear from Abinaya Balasubramaniam – a University of Toronto graduate. In this video created by the Council of Ontario Universities, Abinaya discusses how her university education has transformed her through opening her to new perspectives, helping others through international work placements, and bringing about career opportunities – including an ...