How to Find a Job in Your Local Area (Pt. 1)

Finding a job requires a plan. You need to choose the proper tools while thoroughly understanding the area you are planning to conduct your job search in. Finding a job can be very tough; it can also be an extremely fruitful endeavour–if approached in a methodical manner–for long term career success.

Understanding your Local Labour Market

Are you looking for job opportunities? One of the best things to do is researching your local labour market. You can get this information (surging industries, job market forecasting) through various sources including your union, employment centres, staffing agencies, trade schools, college employment centres and online. These documents are typcially put together by non-profit organizationsContinue reading “Understanding your Local Labour Market”

5 Ways to Get a Job in a Tough Economy

1. Finding an Opportunity. When there is a recession everyone feels the squeeze. During this time, be vigilant in regards to what people around you need. Also, talk to people and listen! How can you help and make their lives easier especially in a tough economy? 2. Offer Value. If you already have a smallContinue reading “5 Ways to Get a Job in a Tough Economy”

How to Find a Career that’s Right for You

The process of finding a career can be a relatively quick one or one that lasts a lifetime. We must remember that each of us has a different career path–we all have have different skill-sets as well as job and life experiences that give us unique opportunities albeit at different stages of our lives. However,Continue reading “How to Find a Career that’s Right for You”

Why You Must Never Stop Learning

Job security is a thing of the past. The days of working for the same company for 35 or 40 are long gone. The reality is you must find ways to make yourself indispensable as a reliable employee that gets things done; but in many cases even that doesn’t work. So do you wait forContinue reading “Why You Must Never Stop Learning”

How to Use Labour Market Information in your Job Search

Whenever we start our job search we typically focus on the basics: getting a resume done and the applying for jobs online or in-person. But it is important to use data for our long term aims. One such piece of information (and relatively easy to come by) is Labour Market Information or LMI for short.Continue reading “How to Use Labour Market Information in your Job Search”