Tips for Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is a great tool for researching prospective careers, building your network, and reaching out and connecting with people.  This should be an entirely professional social media tool, so keep your personal life out of it.  It really should function as an on-line resume and professional networking tool.  It takes some time and effort toContinue reading “Tips for Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile”

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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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Do’s and Don’ts for On-line-Networking

We have all heard of some of the worst-case scenarios that can happen when you are not careful about your virtual-image and what you or others post to the internet.  At my institution there was the now infamous case of the “Saugeen Stripper”. An 18 year old, who performed a striptease in a dorm room,Continue reading “Do’s and Don’ts for On-line-Networking”

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The Importance of Extra-Curricular Activities for Career Development

I am delighted to introduce my second guest blogger, Whitney. Whitney is completing her fourth year in an Honours Specialization in English Language & Literature at Huron. She served as the editor-in-chief of the Grapevine Magazine for the past two years, and volunteered at Western’s Gazette, Grubstreet, the GetLit Society, We Eat Films, and CHRWContinue reading “The Importance of Extra-Curricular Activities for Career Development”

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The Power of Positive Networking – Student Guest Blogger

I have decided that the best way to illustrate how you can effectively use some of the strategies that I am describing to find a career is to have some of my students tell you about what they have done. Therefore, I am delighted to introduce my first guest blogger.  A dynamic, energetic and highlyContinue reading “The Power of Positive Networking – Student Guest Blogger”

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You are your own PR agency

Remember: Everything that you do, every letter or phone call that you make is a representation of you. Because of this it is important to invest some time in developing a tool kit of job search resources that you can use.  Also, it is important to go through a variation of a branding process thatContinue reading “You are your own PR agency”

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Your On-Line Presence – Networking and Image

On-Line Networking: These days, over 50% of employers Google prospective employees before they hire them.  This means that you need to be paying attention to your on-line image.  So Google yourself! See what comes up. Keep your private life private. You can still have personal information on the web. Just make sure that it’s onlyContinue reading “Your On-Line Presence – Networking and Image”

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Networking your way into a job:

Have faith that effective networking will result in helpful information about job possibilities. You also dramatically increase your probability of getting an interview if you have arrived at a job prospect through your own networking efforts than through other means. The personal contact involved in networking enhances your status as a candidate as compared withContinue reading “Networking your way into a job:”

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The Value of Networking

How do I make connections and find a job? It is not just what you know, it is who you know. What Is Networking? Networking is the process of making contact and exchanging information with other people. It involves building relationships and creating a personal set of contacts that may be able to help youContinue reading “The Value of Networking”

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