Monthly Archives: December 2013

What You Need to Know about Resumes and Cover Letters

  Whether you are conducting your job search online or not, how well you present yourself in your cover letter and resume is critical to your success. Most people think of these two documents as carved in stone. In other words, once you’ve done a resume and cover letter you can use it for every […]

Monday December 30th, 2013 Read more →

Nine Steps for Climbing the Career Ladder

Why is it that some people seem to make rapid progress in their careers while others don’t? Are you one of the people sitting at the bottom of the ladder looking up and wishing? Whether you work for a Canadian university, in higher education in general or any other industry, the challenges are the same. […]

Sunday December 29th, 2013 Read more →

Understanding Job Postings at Canadian Universities

When a university posts a job opening, it must be clear and precise in the request. If the posting is not clear it can be easily misunderstood. On the flip side, if you do not understand certain university job posting terminology, you may not understand the academic job descriptions. It is commonly admitted in Canada […]

Friday December 27th, 2013 Read more →

Preparing for a Job Interview by Thinking like the Hiring Manager

One of the most stressful processes that many of us do is to prepare and go through the process of a job interview. How can one prepare for an interview? You don’t know who the person is you will be meeting with, you don’t know what the environment will be like and you certainly don’t […]

Wednesday December 18th, 2013 Read more →

Working for Canadian Universities: Understanding Academic Culture

Have you considered working for a Canadian University? If you love to teach others and value the meaning of a quality education, perhaps an academic job or a job in education is something you should consider. A university is a whole world within itself; not only from the faculty’s point of view but the students […]

Wednesday December 11th, 2013 Read more →

Are You Blaming Your Co-Workers or Helping Find Solutions

Employers take a big gamble when they post jobs. Canada is like most other countries where the number of unemployed is high, yet employers are having a difficult time filling open positions. After they post jobs, Canadian employers start looking for high-quality workers and cannot seem to find them. Even more perplexing, they are posting […]

Friday December 6th, 2013 Read more →

Are you Choosing the Right Employer or Overlooking the Warning Signs?

Due to the scarcity of jobs in the market today, people willingly jump on any offer they may receive. What they fail to assess however is, if these are good jobs in general or, in our case more specifically good higher education jobs for themselves. In fact, many people overlook the obvious signs that an […]

Thursday December 5th, 2013 Read more →

Avoid Mistakes in these Key Workplace Behaviour and Etiquettes

When employers post a job opening, they are looking for a lot more than what is listed on the job description. Individuals conducting a job search should be aware of this. Their behavior in the workplace is just as important as the work they produce. In addition to the way they act, job seekers should […]

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How to dress for a job interview?

Put yourself in the interviewer’s perspective. A person comes into an interview, has an excellent resume, sounds great on the phone, but is dressed in shorts, a Hawaiian shirt, and their hair is a mess. Would you hire this person? Chances are you would be thinking about what they were wearing and not about their […]

Monday December 2nd, 2013 Read more →