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Informational Interviews 2.0 — The New and Improved Job Search Method

September 7, 2011 |

Informational interviews are awesome networking tools — but they can be hard to get, time consuming, and they can be awkward. It’s not comfortable to reach out to strangers. Social media is changing that, though. In the business world, like in many other areas, social media is breaking down barriers and changing social dynamics to permit more casual relationships with people we don’t know. Seize this change — use it to your advantage by intertwining your client’s job search with their general career exploration — it will help advance both…

Career Professional of Canada’s Picks for the Top Ten Canadian Research Websites

May 12, 2010 |

These 2004 Top Ten sites were selected by the professional members of CPC. Jobs Etc. https://www.jobsetc.gc.ca:443/eng/ Identify and explore your career options. Career Bookmarks http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/job-help/ Perform a self-assessment and investigate career choices. Job Futures http://jobfutures.ca Obtain labour market information on occupations, wages and employment. National Occupational Classification http://www5.hrsdc.gc.ca/NOC/ Investigate any of 30,000 jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. Ontario Job Futures http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/labourmarket/ Learn about current trends and futures of 157 occupations. Canada NewsWire http://www.newswire.ca/en/index Acquire time-critical news and information released to the press. Scott’s Directory http://www.scottsinfo.com Find Canadian companies and…

The Canadian Employment Embarrassment

May 12, 2010 |

By Bill Caswell. Canada, the land of beauty, designated as the best place in the world to live by the United Nations four years in a row, tops in fresh water reserves in the world, number seven in economic wealth despite a population of only 30 millions – what a place!  Yes indeed what a place – one, however, if you look deeper, should have all Canadians hanging their heads in shame. The message goes out for all the world to hear: “Emigrate to Canada where opportunities abound especially for…

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for Canada

March 10, 2009 |

By Daisy Wright. As CPC’s Information & Research Advisor, from time to time, I will be posting information that I consider relevant to the Canadian job market. Today, I am posting the latest Global Employment Outlook Survey information released by Manpower. “Canadian employers expect only modest opportunities for job seekers for the April to June period of 2009, according to the latest results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, the most extensive, forward-looking employment survey in the world. The survey of more than 1,900 Canadian employers reveals that 15 per cent…

Review… Guerilla Marketing for Job Hunters

September 6, 2006 |

By Daisy Wright. Jay Conrad Levinson is a well known author of the Guerilla Marketing series of books. He joined forces with David Perry of Perry Martel International, principal of an executive search firm in Ottawa, to write Guerilla Marketing for Job Hunters. This book focuses on non-traditional methods of finding a job – networking, target marketing, ‘fearless cold-calling’ and public relations. It puts a new spin on topics such as research, contacting headhunters, using the Internet, not only to post one’s resume, but getting to know and use online…