What Job Growth Numbers Really Mean to Ontario Job Seekers

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Statistics Canada recently released the latest job numbers and what they say about the job market is not inspiring. They show that Ontario’s job market was virtually unchanged; with little to no difference to the number of jobs available in June. But is that what actually happened? Not really. The harsh reality of the information… Read more »

How to Find a Great Job in the Niagara Region

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Whether you recently lost your job or are ready for a change from your current position, you need to pursue the best avenues as you take your career forward. Your successful search needs to take you well beyond the want ads and typical online job boards. If you are looking for a job in the… Read more »

Don’t Go at It Alone: Why You Should Work with a Recruiting Firm

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It’s not easy to find a new job. Even when the market is in your favour, it consumes a lot of time and energy and distracts you from other responsibilities. Networking, scouring the job ads, making time for interviews can take hours every week. A recruiting firm can perform the legwork for you while you… Read more »

Can Posting on Social Media Cost You Your Job?

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Can posting inappropriate content on social media outlets become serious enough to cost you your job–even if it’s done after hours and on your own home computer? The answer is a resounding “yes!” Think Before You Post In the recent case of the United Steelworkers of America (USW) v. Algoma Tubes, Inc., a grievor complained… Read more »

Career Preparation: Initiative to Create 30,000 Youth Jobs in Ontario

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Ontario’s youth unemployment rate is a stinging 16.4 percent – twice as high as the province’s overall rate of 7.5 percent. It’s going to take a lot of work on the part of Ontario’s business, educational and government sectors to turn these numbers around – and the Youth Jobs Strategy announced in October by Premier… Read more »

Your Job Search: Five Tips for Staying Relevant & Marketing Yourself

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Once upon a time, it took many years before skills became obsolete and technology advanced to the point where talented individuals planning their next job move felt like they were behind the curve. Not anymore. In today’s day and age, if we want to “live happily ever after” many of us have to (1) keep… Read more »