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Personal Finances – Things I wish I had paid more attention to post-graduation

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For many years while I was in school, and even after I graduated, I did not pay too much attention to my finances. I did not properly save up to pay off my student loans at the time, and after I got my first job, all I obsessed over was saving enough money to pay it all off.  Looking back now, I definitely could have started getting into the habit of saving money and exploring the different options I had much earlier.  So, here are some things I wish I had paid more attention to, before and post graduation, that could help you. Read More

Using Affirmations to Develop a ‘Winning Mindset’ for Your Job Hunt

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[This week’s blog comes from Chantelle Sukhu, a Career Edge Alumna and Communications Manager, Product & Content at TELUS Digital!]

Searching for a job can be one of the most humbling exercises a professional can experience. Individuals dedicate hours to fixing their resumes, crafting countless cover letters, preparing for interviews and learning to network. This journey is sometimes far from linear as each rejection could result in the process restarting. In this sense, job hunting is a master class in patience and positivity.

Given the current climate, individuals may feel that certain elements of a job hunt are out of their control, especially as a new grad or newcomer. So how do you demonstrate resiliency when the odds are stacked against you? Invest in cultivating a ‘winning mindset’ by practising positivity through affirmations. Read More

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New Grad Campus Recruitment Cycle

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[This week’s blog comes from Ibiyemi Balogun, a career consultant at Ryerson University and former talent manager at Career Edge.]

September is in 6 days! In my line of work as a Career Consultant at a university, that means life is about to be BUSY! As planning for fall recruitment continues, I realized that more often than not I meet with students who have missed the campus recruitment deadlines and now have to play catch up! So I would like to quickly outline what those timelines look like! Read More

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Your Elevator Pitch

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In recognition of National Talk in an Elevator Day tomorrow, we’re discussing what makes a strong elevator pitch. It’s called the elevator pitch because you should be able to finish your pitch in the span of a typical elevator ride. While most people stand in silence or browse on their phone, these are occasional opportunities to make an introduction and connection with someone new in an elevator ride – however, you’ll often deliver your elevator pitch at a networking event, job fair, interview, or on your LinkedIn profile. Read More

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