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Career Planning

What to Expect on Your First Day of Work

You are ready to start your first day of work.  Since you've already been hired, the hard part is over, right?  Maybe not.  Your first day on the job will hand you a multitude of challenges that can be difficult for a new employee.  Here are some examples of what you can expect:

How to Cope With Holiday Stress

When you're out of work, the holidays can be a lot more stressful than they are fun.  You don't have much money to spare and you are forced to explain your job situation to your family and friends.  Before long, you may find yourself just trying to survive the holidays instead of enjoying them.  Here are some tips to help you manage the holiday stress:

Job Hunting on a Budget

Looking for a job is difficult for everyone, but trying to live without an income introduces a whole new level of stress.  Here are some tips that will help you meet this challenge without becoming bankrupt:

Access free services.  There is a multitude of non-profit employment centres that can assist you with your job search. Tropicana Employment Centre provides assistance with labour market research, resumes and cover letters, interview skills, as well as placements and introductions to employers.

Is Stress Impacting Your Job Search?

Looking for a job can be exciting.  You never know which company might invite you in for an interview and the possibilities are endless.  However, when your job search is not going well, the whole process can be physically, emotionally and financially draining.  The problem is that once the stress starts to wear you down, it becomes much more difficult for you to stay positive, which makes it even less likely that you will be successful.  It is a vicious cycle but if you are aware of it you can put on the brakes.  Here are some tips that will help you manage the job search process without g

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Start a Career in HR

Start a Career in HR

If you are good with people, human resources is an excellent career option.  Every organization requires a human resources professional in at least some capacity.  However, since it is a competitive industry, it can be difficult to break into it.  Here are some tips that will help you start your career in HR:

How to Use March Break to Get a Job

How to Use March Break to Get a Job

When you are a student, March Break is a beautiful time of year.  The snow is starting melt, Spring is just around the corner and you have a week to do whatever you want.  Why not put this free time to use.  Whether you are going to be looking for a summer job, or a full time career after graduation, March Break is the perfect opportunity to get a head start on your job search.

How Employers Choose a Candidate

After sending out resume after resume with no response, you might start to wonder “WHY ISN’T ANYBODY CALLING ME????”  The truth is that it is a competitive market.  With so many people looking for a job, it can be tough to stand out.  It might help to try to see it from the employer’s point of view.  How does an employer choose one candidate above the rest:

Resume Deal Breakers

You invest so much time into your resume.  You spend hours writing it and customizing it for each position and once it’s ready, you spend a lot of time finding places to send it.  If there are problems with your resume, all of this time will be wasted because your resume will be quickly discarded.  Here is a list of common mistakes that job seekers make with their resumes.  By eliminating these errors on your resume, you can make sure that it gets the consideration that it deserves:

Your Daily Social Media Schedule

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ID-100149282You're all set up on social media and you are ready to make it part of your job search strategy.  The problem is that you don't know where to start.  You've allocated an hour a day to keeping up with your contacts online but what does that actually mean?  Here are five items to put on your daily social media to-do list.  If you make these tasks a habit, your social media presence will be an asset in your job search: Ch