Graduating with Gratitude

Yesterday was our convocation at Huron.  I spent the day watching our lovely students with faces bright and full of pride parade around in their black gowns.  As I stood at the back of the room witnessing the closure of their years of study, I wondered what was running through their minds.  Do they feelContinue reading “Graduating with Gratitude”

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Business Casual – What to Wear to Work

If you want to succeed at work, you need to dress the part.  This is not a myth but a reality.  Your appearance represents your employer and your respect for your job as much as it represents your personal style.  Because of this, employers take very seriously the image that you create for yourself andContinue reading “Business Casual – What to Wear to Work”

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What Now? A Recent Graduate’s Success With Finding a Job

This post is a follow-up post from a previous guest blogger Sonja Fernandes. Growing up I was told, “Get an education and the job will come to you”. As it turns out, this is NOT the case. With that being said, I am sure I am not alone when it comes down to deciding whatContinue reading “What Now? A Recent Graduate’s Success With Finding a Job”

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Overeducated and Underemployed?

There has been a lot of coverage recently of the high youth unemployment rates in Canada.  The national unemployment rate is 7.2% while the youth unemployment rate is 14%.  If these statistics have not scared you enough, what about the $23.1 billion in lost wages that Canadian youth will experience over the next 18 years?Continue reading “Overeducated and Underemployed?”

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Networking Your Way Into the Hidden Job Market

I would like to welcome my guest blogger Samantha Laliberte.  She is a graduate from Western University and currently working at the London Economic Development Corporation. One of Samantha’s passions is the ‘power of networking’, which she attributes to the success she’s seen in her career so far. Samantha is taking the lead on theContinue reading “Networking Your Way Into the Hidden Job Market”

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Ahead of the Game – Forming Great Professional Relationships

At just under 5’3” you may be surprised to find me every Wednesday at the Rec. Centre basketball courts ‘dominating’ a game of pick-up with 6’2”+ colleagues from across campus.  When I first started playing about 3 years ago my most recent experience had been when I was on the grade 8 team.  At thatContinue reading “Ahead of the Game – Forming Great Professional Relationships”

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A New Year Is A Great Time to Dream

I asked my 4 year old son what he wants to do when he grows up and he said “sleep in hotels and go down water slides.” The first question I ask students when they come into my office is “If you could get paid to do anything you want, what would you do?”  ShockinglyContinue reading “A New Year Is A Great Time to Dream”

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Disclosing a Disability? Know Your Rights

It is always stressful seeking employment; however, another layer of stress is added, for those with disabilities, when it comes to making a decision on when and whether to disclose that disability to a prospective employer. Although there is plenty of research that illustrates the potential benefits to an employer of having a diverse workforceContinue reading “Disclosing a Disability? Know Your Rights”

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What Not to Do In An Interview – The Dick and Jane Series Contd.

Do not show up late, but don’t be too early either:  Take the time before the interview to find out exactly where you are going and how long it will take to get there and then plan to be there about 10 minutes early.  If you end up getting there a lot earlier, take aContinue reading “What Not to Do In An Interview – The Dick and Jane Series Contd.”

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Preparing for an Interview – the Dick and Jane Series:

I would like to say that this video is an extreme example of what not to do; however, I have been told many tales from employers that make Dick look like a pretty good candidate. The reality is, like everything in life, you get from it what you put into it.  If you want to impress,Continue reading “Preparing for an Interview – the Dick and Jane Series:”

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