Beat the Virus blues: 10 tips for staying productive while working from home

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:07:23 +0000

Suddenly, WFH is now a buzzword. For the uninitiated, WFH or ‘Work From Home’ seems to be the new norm in these extraordinary times. Thousands of people have suddenly been thrust into the reality of working remotely from home. And with “Social distancing” becoming another buzzword, WFH could be here to stay. Look at the […]

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Do you think you may have made the wrong academic choice?

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 20:45:06 +0000

A sizable number of post-secondary students may be guessing at what should be their academic direction. Some may be young students who haven’t fully explored options yet; others could be new to Canada and may not be aware of the academic demands and requirements of a particular program. Some others could have a variety of […]

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Tips for creating a great video resume

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:52:30 +0000

Changing times demand changing responses. Today, many recruiters look forward to video resumes. A great video resume can set you apart and inject some personal flair into your job application, highlight important skills, and gain the hiring manager’s attention. But first, it’s important consider whether a video resume is the right choice for you: take […]

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The importance of soft skills in the workplace

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 21:56:32 +0000

Soft skills in the workplace are important at every level and everyone can benefit from working on them, from students to newcomers to well-placed professionals. When applying for a job or a promotion, your soft skills are as important as the hard skills i.e., the skill you need to achieve success on the job. As […]

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Winners of 2019 Ashton College bursaries announced

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 01:21:01 +0000

The winners have been announced for the 2019 Ashton College Bursaries for Immigrants: Grace Nguyen and Janpreet Walia. The Ashton College bursaries are aimed to address the challenges that newcomers face in their new country, lacking local credentials and work experience that can impede their employment. Professional career-ready education will allow them to adjust their knowledge […]

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Hot jobs for 2020: High demand across multiple sectors presents strong opportunities

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:55:22 +0000

There is plenty of good news for Canadians hoping to start the year with a new job, as well as those preparing to enter the Canadian workforce. Randstad Canada has reviewed data from across the country to determine the most in-demand jobs for 2020. Key trends are holding year over year. Notably, it’s a job […]

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Your post-secondary experience is much more than a credential

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 03:16:26 +0000

Your post-secondary experience can be much more than getting a credential. It can include making friends, getting work experience, and obtaining good references. It can also provide you with opportunities to broaden your interests, learn how to research and write, receive support from mentors and get intellectual stimulation to inspire you for a lifetime. Full-time […]

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Accenture gives $1.1 Million grant to ACCES employment to help newcomers

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:32:41 +0000

Accenture has made a cash and in-kind services grant of more than C$1.1 million to ACCES Employment, a Canadian non-profit that helps connect employers with qualified workers from diverse backgrounds. Although nearly 300,000 people immigrate to Canada every year, only about 24% of foreign-educated immigrants find work in their professions, according to Statistics Canada. This grant […]

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How to ace the second interview

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 16:23:03 +0000

Earning a second interview invitation is no small feat. You’ve left behind many competitors to get this far. You deserve that boost in confidence, and it will propel you through the next round. The second interview can mean different things and it may depend on who is interviewing you. It could mean you’re talking to […]

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GTA immigrants nearly absent at top of corporate ladder, finds report

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 08:48:50 +0000

Despite making up nearly 50% of the population, Greater Toronto Area immigrants only make up 6% of senior leadership positions across the public, private, and non-profit sector, according to a report recently released by the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC). While newcomer unemployment rates are at an all-time low, too many immigrant professionals are […]

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