How to maintain a connection after a networking event

How to maintain a connection after a networking event
You shook hands, bonded over interesting conversations and jotted down a few numbers at a recent networking event. How do you stay relevant to these individuals and leave a lasting impression after your networking event is over? It requires a diligent effort on your part to maintain these connections. Here’s a checklist to keep you ...

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 ...

Work Story Wednesday: School Board Research & Assessment Associate

Watch Sarah’s Work Story Wednesday video. Sarah started with an undergrad in psychology, went on to do a master’s degree in development psychology and education, and later finished her PhD. If you’re someone whose wondering where that psychology degree might take you, check out the opportunities it brought to Sarah and see what kind of ...

Five things 20-something job seekers need to know

Five things 20-something job seekers need to know
Written by Alyson Soko, Executive Search Alliance Searching for a role – especially one’s first role after graduation – is a job in itself.  It is tough work.  Below is a list of suggestions we often find ourselves advising most job seekers, but especially those 20-somethings who may have never before looked for full-time work.  ...

Ontarians view universities as essential, just behind hospitals and schools: new poll for the Council of Ontario Universities

Ontarians view universities as essential, just behind hospitals and schools: new poll for the Council of Ontario Universities
Toronto, January 27, 2014 – A new Gandalf Group survey of the Ontario population shows Ontarians rank universities’ contributions to society as essential, behind only hospitals and elementary and high schools. Poll results released Monday by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) show that Ontarians believe universities make important contributions to research, science, health care, ...

Six skills employers look for on your resume

Six skills employers look for on your resume
By Shaheerah Kayani, Published on TalentEgg.ca Many employers look for a common set of skills and want to see proof that you have these skills. Always study the job description carefully and note the specific skills required. This lets you know exactly what the employer will be looking for in your resume and application. Trying ...

10 rules to writing compelling cover letters

10 rules to writing compelling cover letters
  Written by Karalyn Brown, Originally published on the Undercover Recruiter Does your resume go better with a cover letter? Some people say no, because nobody reads them. I agree to a point. Not all recruiters read resume cover letters. But I think many recruiters don’t because so many they see are a bit “blah ...