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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 ...

The Importance of Your References

1 in 3 Job Candidates in Canada Removed from Consideration Following Reference Checks It may be a job seekers’ market, but candidates still need to have everything buttoned up for their search, including a solid reference list, or risk being passed over. In a new survey from global staffing firm, Accountemps, senior managers in Canada ...

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 • ...

Want to discover (or re-discover) your sense of purpose at work? Here’s how

BY LEAH WEISS For us to make the greatest impact at our jobs — and also feel the greatest satisfaction — we need to tap into work’s deeper meaning, says Leah Weiss, a compassion expert and researcher. For humans, purpose can be a matter of life and death. As Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl wrote in Man’s ...

3 Signs You’re Actually More Qualified for Your Dream Job Than You Think

By Richard Moy There’s a rush of emotions you feel when you find the perfect job listing. Then there’s another whole rush when you see that you’re not exactly qualified for the role. In these cases, it’s only natural to close the window and just assume you’ll never get it. But that’s the wrong move. ...