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Job Search and the Law of the Farm

If you have worked with clients seeking work in any field, you know that most people want a job NOW, if not yesterday. Their eagerness and anxiety to find work, while completely understandable, sometimes leads job seekers to engage in a lot of busywork that may not yield the results they want in finding employment. While taking action, any kind of action, may lead clients to feel they are at least... Read More »

First time, every time

Have you ever gone to a doctor’s office or clinic with a medical problem that is seriously worrisome for you, only to feel that your concerns are minimized and even dismissed by the medical professional treating you? While he or she may have treated hundreds of patients with (fill in your medical issue here), for you it was the first time you had this problem. You likely felt stressed, worried and... Read More »

The Job Search Cookbook: A Recipe for Strategic Job Search Management

Dr John-Paul Hatala is currently an Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology in the Human Resource Development Program, a Senior Fellow at the University of Ottawa and an Adjunct Professor at Louisiana State University in the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, Baton Rouge. Additionally, he is the founder of the Social Capital Development firm Flowork Inte... Read More »

Keep the social in your social résumé

I recently came across the term “social résumé” for the first time. It was used in the context of job seekers creating a professional and impactful online image, beyond just posting a LinkedIn profile, to gain greater visibility with potential employers. The idea is that job seekers now need to establish a professional and evolving online image through a variety of means such as starting a résumé ... Read More »

Ontario’s career development practitioners moving closer to certification

The Stewardship Group is a team of volunteers elected in 2011 and charged with developing a certification model to advance the career development profession in Ontario. The mission of the group is to draft a proposed Ontario-based certification process for career development practitioners, communicate the proposed model, solicit feedback and ultimately obtain grassroots approval. This mandate also... Read More »

Helping Clients Decode Job Search Rules

by Diane Moore, M.Ed., CMF As a work search specialist, throughout my career I’ve helped many job seekers through the process of writing résumés and cover letters, preparing for interviews, handling the post-interview follow-up, and so forth. I’m always surprised by the number of “rules” job-seekers think there are for work search, especially when I hear they learned these rules from “experts” in ... Read More »

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