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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Email Best Practices

When dealing with email communication I am frequently stunned by the lack of professionalism that I encounter.  Many times I receive emails that have no salutation or sign-off and no capitalization, grammar or sentence structure.  If these habits continue when the sender enters the workforce he/she will find that it will have a significantly negativeContinue reading “Email Best Practices”

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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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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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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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