94% of Ontario university grads have secured well-paying jobs two years after graduation: government survey

94% of Ontario university grads have secured well-paying jobs two years after graduation: government survey
The vast majority of Ontario university undergraduates secure jobs just two years after graduation – jobs that are in their field, use the skills learned at university, and pay an average of more than $49,000, according to the 2015 Grad Survey. The survey of graduates of Ontario undergraduate programs conducted for Ontario’s Ministry of Training, ...

10 ways to condense your resume without losing value

10 ways to condense your resume without losing value
In a culture dominated by short Facebook posts and cryptic tweets, we all face enormous pressure to communicate ever more briefly. When it comes to resumes, recent trends have lowered preferred lengths to 2-3 pages. If your resume is long, how can you possibly condense it without losing value? As a certified and award-winning resume writer, ...

B.A. grads have better pay and more career options

B.A. grads have better pay and more career options
“A university education is still a solid path to high employment and high earnings for those who want those rewards,” says Economist Cecilia Brain in the Globe and Mail. Want to read more about what recent university grads can expect to find in the job market as convocation season comes to a close? Read more ...

University Works: 2014 Employment Report

University Works: 2014 Employment Report
Some encouraging words to recent university graduates from the Council of Ontario Universities blog: A university education works. In a report prepared by the Council of Ontario University’s own Cecilia Brain, Economist and Senior Policy Analyst at COU, it’s clear that university students are well equipped for career success at the time of graduation. University ...

Top 5 barriers to job or contact referrals in a job search

Top 5 barriers to job or contact referrals in a job search
Why is it that some people seem to have “all the luck?” Here you’ve been, slogging away at a focused job search for weeks, months, or even years, yet certain contacts in your circles just seem to “pop” between jobs with nary a blink of the eye with little or no “downtime” in between. Say ...

10 offline networking strategies

10 offline networking strategies
  Networking is so important for today’s job search. In fact, 80 per cent of today’s jobs are landed through networking. A lot of times, though, we automatically insert the word “social” before networking. We are so used to social networking that we have started to forget how powerful networking can be when you take ...