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Does it Really Matter? Canadian vs. English Spelling and Implications for Job Seekers

With Canada turning 150, many Canadians are reflecting on what makes us unique – our food, our culture, our inventions. Something that hasn’t received a lot of coverage is our language. Although it’s a bit of a dry topic, it’s important for job seekers and their work-search documents. As a member of the Commonwealth, Canadian […]... Read More

Canada Career Month – What Have We Learned?

Canada Career Month 2016 is coming to an end and, at some point, those behind the initiative will likely evaluate its impact and determine its overall success. It has been exciting to see the evolution from career week to career month and how technology and social media have been leveraged to help spread the word. […]... Read More

Career Engagement and “Good Jobs”

Written by Drs. Roberta Neault and Deirdre Pickerell In a recent edition of the National Employment Counselling Association’s (NECA) NECA News, Dr. Michael Lazarchick drew on Work Shift (; to reflect on what constitutes a “good job.” He noted four key factors – stability, opportunity, flexibility, and pride. We thought it might be interesting […]... Read More
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Resumes and CVs: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Contributed by Kristin Vandegriend, Life Strategies’ Associate Ever wondered when to use a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and when to use a Resume? A CV and resume serve different purposes. A CV is a work-history document that outlines all merits and accomplishments of the applicant as thoroughly as possible; they are generally reserved for academics and researchers. […]... Read More

10 Tips For Building Self-Confidence As A Mature Job Seeker

Contributed by Sharon Welch 1.  Stay current with today’s workforce. Many jobs are based on contract work, and workers can expect to move through several jobs throughout their careers. Longevity with a single employer and job security are far less prominent than in the past. Legislation has also changed, so do some research to understand […]... Read More

Interviewing the Interviewer

Katharine Hepburn once said, “Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.” As an actress Hepburn was probably referring to interviews about her work and life but, for many, this quote fits for the dreaded job interview. Any Internet search will result in millions of hits offering advice on how to be successful in […]... Read More

Targeting Your Resume to Stand Out

To make your resume stand out from the crowd, don’t waste your time on fancy paper or fonts. Instead, take the time to target your resume to the specific job and organization you’re applying to. With only 20-30 seconds to impress the employer, you’ve got to demonstrate your fit fast. A targeted resume presents employers with […]... Read More