Category Archives: Job Searching

Four Unusual Literacy Skills of The Future: Global, Multilingual, Multicultural & Multidisciplinary

“What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1955?” This provocative question is the opening line in Mary Hayes Jacob’ s 2010 book,  Curriculum 21.  As a forward thinking educator, you want to answer that question with a date somewhere in the future.  So how can you make that happen?  Several experts have identified […]

Thursday March 2nd, 2017 Read more →

Academic Job Search in Canada: Don’t Overlook Small Schools

  If you are the type who prefers an intimate restaurant where the owner and the regulars greet you when you come in, a smaller college may be the perfect work place for you.  Even those of you who are accustomed to larger institutions may still find a strong comfort level in a setting you […]

Wednesday January 11th, 2017 Read more →

3 Lessons I Learned as Hiring Manager at a Canadian University

It is always useful to see things from the perspective of people we deal with.  I have been working for several different universities in Canada for over 20 years and have hired for many academic positions. I have met job candidates of different calibres, with impressive as well as regular credentials and experiences. Do you […]

Wednesday November 9th, 2016 Read more →

Education Job in Canada: How to Make a Difference

Education is one of the biggest advantages of the human race since time immemorial; it has proved to be crucial towards the development of individuals, nations and the world. Thus, the value of education and the education sector cannot overemphasize. This is the reason many nations are allocating special budgets for the training of professionals […]

Tuesday November 1st, 2016 Read more →

How to Turn Your Shyness into Your Advantage in the Workplace

Shyness has long been perceived as a negative trait for those who want to advance their careers, but you can definitely use it to your advantage! The secret is all about making people realize that your shyness is actually a strength. Think of it as a marketing or branding strategy to improve your professional image. […]

Thursday April 14th, 2016 Read more →

3 Common Career Mistakes People Make

When you’re planning a career, it can feel awfully like carving a declaration into stone: painful and inescapable. This causes anxiety, stress, and a great deal of self doubt because for most people there is so much riding on our decision. From evaluating the prospective job market and the economic conditions to assessing our own […]

Monday February 29th, 2016 Read more →

How To Find that Coveted Tenure Position?

When applying for a position, money is one of the most common driving factor. Job security is also a high consideration especially in the world of education. Professors and teachers at the university and college level are always striving to earn that coveted title ensuring that they cannot be dismissed without substantial cause. Those with […]

Tuesday December 15th, 2015 Read more →

Canada Job Board

When you are looking for job one of the best things you can do is survey job boards in Canada. A job board is a place where employers can post job openings. Potential employees can log onto the job board and see what job openings are available. However, just looking at the job boards doesn’t […]

Wednesday November 18th, 2015 Read more →

How Secure is Your Job in Higher Education?

Working at an institution of higher education has many advantages, including excellent benefits, and a vibrant, like-minded community.

Tuesday April 1st, 2014 Read more →

The Difference between Working at a Canadian College and a University

If you are interested in working at an institution of higher education in Canada, you have a dizzying array of choices. Everything from universities, to colleges, to university/colleges, to private colleges should be considered in your search. There used to be more of a distinction between public colleges, and universities in Canada. Recently though some […]

Thursday March 20th, 2014 Read more →

How to Dress for a Business Casual Interview

Business casual dress is reserved for your daily attire in a white-collar office position, but can be appropriate for some interviews. When is it appropriate to dress in business casual for a job interview? There are a couple situations where it is permissible to wear a business casual outfit. Job fairs are one opportunity. They […]

Friday March 7th, 2014 Read more →

Top Reasons you didn’t get a Job and What to do About It

When your job search results in your being denied a position, especially after a job interview, it can leave you wondering what went wrong. However, employment with Canadian universities being one of the best kept career secrets in this country, you should always be smart in how you go about your job hunting. Here are […]

Sunday March 2nd, 2014 Read more →

3 Simple and Efficient Steps to Attract the Best Job Candidates

Before you post a job on a website, you may want to seek some additional advice in order to be certain you attract only qualified candidates for the position. Academic jobs can attract all kinds of applicants; many of them are definitely competent to fulfill certain positions. It is vital to ensure that the person you hire has all of the professional qualifications and personality profile  that you desire.

Sunday February 23rd, 2014 Read more →

Does Prayer Work in Job Search?

If you’re involved in an academic job search, you already know how difficult it can be to land the right position. Perhaps you’ve wondered whether or not prayer would actually help you in your job search, in which case you will be comforted to know that it can indeed be beneficial. Many Forms of Prayers […]

Sunday February 16th, 2014 Read more →

Is Freelancing for You?

There has been much discussion over the last decade about the changing nature of work. For most people finding a job they will stay with for life is a faint hope at best. Our world is changing too rapidly, and sometimes in unpredictable ways, to be able to count on long term employment. All we […]

Friday February 14th, 2014 Read more →

7 Great Benefits of Working for a Canadian University

The large universities in Canada employ thousands of people in a wide array of job types. Dalhousie University, for example, one of the oldest in Canada, employs close to 7,000 people.

Sunday February 9th, 2014 Read more →

Preparing Job Interview: Get a Glimpse into the Organization

Proper preparation is the key to completing any task successfully. Preparing for a job interview is no different. In fact, it can be very challenging to some who may become stressful with such important events. Obtaining information about the organization as well as the people within it can help reduce the stress.   The hiring […]

Saturday January 25th, 2014 Read more →

Top Signs Your Prospective Manager/department is not Right for You

  When applying for academic jobs, education jobs, or any other types of jobs you must first go through an interview process. This is a process that is important for both the employer and the prospective employee. A great deal of information can be obtained by both parties during an interview. When an employer decides […]

Wednesday January 22nd, 2014 Read more →

Career Advice to a Recent Grad Student

Congratulations, your hard work has finally paid off; you have graduated from college.  Now it is time to look for a job. Whether you are considering an academic job, since you now have an advanced degree, there are many things that you should be concerned with before entering the work force. It is vital to […]

Friday January 17th, 2014 Read more →

The Best Ways to Use Social Media in Your Job Search

Today’s job seeker would be wise to take a good hard look at using social media sites as part of their search process. Sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google + have become major players in all aspects of an effective job search. That’s why over half of all job seekers use social media daily, […]

Wednesday January 1st, 2014 Read more →

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 →

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 →

Stay Motivated in Your Job Search

Anyone who has ever looked for a job knows how challenging and time consuming it can be. Especially in today’s world, where so much of the search is conducted over the internet and through social media and the average time to find employment has risen to 8 months. You may start out with all the […]

Monday September 30th, 2013 Read more →