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July 2017

apply early

Timing is everything: Apply early to arrive early

By | Job Seeker

A job search isn’t much different from finding ‘the one.’

You loved your first job but your friends and family didn’t approve. You loved your summer job but you knew it wouldn’t last. You applied to 50 jobs and received one interview. You got excited when they called you back for a second-round interview after the first. The internet always sends you recommended jobs based on your preferences. You’re in competition with international candidates for jobs. Read More

employer fit

The Right Employer Does Not Exist

By | Job Seeker

The ‘right’ employer is different for everyone.

If you’re like most people, you spend one-third to half your time awake, at work – so enjoying your work life helps create a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle.

To determine the right employer, consider these: Read More

success story

Success Story: Chidinma Unigwe

By | Success Story

Her job is an extension of her identity.

“For me, a job is not just a job, it’s a reflection of who I am.”

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in Nigeria, also learning project management skills and gaining over nine years of experience in information technology. A business intelligence and enterprise resource planning professional “determined to always exceed set goals,” she carried analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.

Chidinma signed up for Career Edge’s paid internship program through Planning for Canada, a free pre-arrival service dedicated to helping families prepare for their new life in Canada. Planning for Canada advisor Ollie Zaydik said, “We encourage our clients to begin their Career Edge registration ahead of their landing in Canada as permanent residents. This opens up opportunities for them to engage with potential employers very early on and avoid the job search situation of getting lost in the shuffle despite their qualifications.”

Still searching for an identity, she applied to three openings through Career Edge – one working for the Ontario Public Service. Read More

vacation

Receiving low performance reviews? Try taking a vacation.

By | General

A recent report suggests that taking more time off could increase job performance.

The survey – conducted by Namely, an HR platform – analyzed data from more than 125,000 employees, aiming to confirm or refute common beliefs about the modern workplace.

The report found that employees receiving high-level performance grades took 19 vacation days on average annually, compared to employees receiving low grades during performance reviews taking 14 vacation days each year on average.

What does this mean? Read More

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