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How volunteering can increase your chances of getting a job

Written by: Marsha Doucette Landing your next job can be difficult—especially without appropriate experience. The solution? Volunteering. Volunteering allows you to gain experience, develop skills, and figure out what types of roles and responsibilities are best for your next move. In a way, you can think of volunteering as a tester job, but one that has ...

Hiring aspiring workers living with mental illness makes both sense and cents

BILL HOWATT AND LOUISE BRADLEY SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2, 2018   Mental Illness Awareness Week runs from Oct. 1-7. Every week in Canada, half a million people call in sick because of a mental health problem or illness. Even more concerning, unemployment rates for people living with a mental illness can be ...

Not Your Parents’ Career Development

ISA WATSON In today’s world, professional success doesn’t mean what it used to. For my parents, a career meant one thing: progressing through the ranks at a single company, climbing a corporate ladder where growth could be measured through regular raises and promotions. But today, progress in a career is rarely linear. The average millennial changes ...

NEW Hospitality Career Catalyst Program in Trenton

The Career Catalyst program will prepare you for employment and set you on a career building path in the growing and exciting hospitality and tourism industry. Gain the essential skills and obtain certifications to not only enter the field, but to grow your career! To apply, you should be: • Currently unemployed or underemployed • ...

Hunting for a job? Be careful what you post

By CAROL WOLF   Think before you post, job-seekers: Your potential employer is likely watching your social media feeds.    Seventy percent of employers said they look what job candidates post on their Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and other accounts, according to a survey by CareerBuilders. Fifty-seven percent of companies said they have ruled out hiring ...

Ontario First Province to Pass Pay Transparency Legislation

Changes will Advance Women’s Economic Empowerment and Build Fairer, Better Workplaces Ministry of Labour Ontario passed legislation today to increase transparency in hiring processes and give women more information when negotiating compensation that is equal to their male peers, making Ontario the first province in Canada to do so. Starting on January 1, 2019, Ontario ...