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Tips for Staying Motivated During Your Job Search – Part 3

May 21, 2014

Help Others

Helping others through volunteering can improve your self-esteem, enhance your networking efforts and will help you stay motivated in your job search. It can also serve as a welcomed break from your job search.


Target the companies and organizations you believe are a good fit

May 7, 2014

Now, this is a bit different from what I see many students do today. I want you to step away from the “Spray and Pray” approach of predominantly “applying” for jobs online.


Richard Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute?, asserts the most effective way to find a job is to have a complete inventory of your skills, strengths, and then target companies that do work that is interesting to you, and, to which you can contribute.

When 80% of the jobs aren’t publicized, this wisdom is more applicable than ever.

Source: 4 Job Search Starter Strategies for The New Year


5 Clever Ways to Keep Your Job Search Organized

April 29, 2014

5 Clever Ways to Keep Your Job Search Organized

Keep the job hunt chaos to a minimum with organization.The resumes, cover letters, applications, job postings, career fair fliers … just managing a job search can be a full-time job.

You don’t have to be a neat freak, though, to keep your job search organized. Taking the time to get organized can help you stay on top of landing that job, instead of missing interviews, forgetting to follow-up with potential employees, and spending way too much time feeling frustrated. You don’t want to have to rummage through stacks of paper while you’re throwing on your jacket or shoes right before heading out the door.

Being organized also could increase your ability to have a positive, motivational outlook, which a Georgia Tech study shows can have a beneficial effect on your job search, especially when it’s beginning.

Here are some great practical tips for keeping track of resumes and other paperwork, following up with potential employers, and using technology to conduct an efficient – and effective – job search.

1. Choose one method to keep tasks and dates organized. Whether it’s on your phone, on a tablet, or using a spreadsheet, calendar, or another tool on the computer, find the one that feels natural to you and go with it, according to American InterContinental University Career Services. Or if you aren’t fully comfortable with technology, you may find a three-ring binder, accordion file, notebooks, manilla folders, or pocket calendar could help you physically see all your documents and make notes as needed.

2. Set up a system. If using digital files, UMass Lowell’s Career & Co-op Center recommends a database program like Microsoft Access, or a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. A Glassdoor story makes a smart recommendation for keeping records of your job search. It suggests tracking the following on a spreadsheet:

– Company name
– Position title
– Job description
– Company URL
– Date submitted
– Status of submission

3. Schedule alerts. Don’t assume you can remember everything. Set reminders on your phone or computer to send thank you notes after interviews, to follow up with people you met at networking events, to Facebook a potential source for a job interview, and to complete applications before the deadline passes.

4. Don’t spread out too much. Contain your job search to one room if you can. Definitely keep paper items like business cards and resumes in one spot in your dorm, apartment, condo, or house so you won’t misplace them.

5. Be detailed. UMass Lowell’s Career & Co-op Center recommends that with each job posting, you include the cover letter/resume, research about the company, and a record (with dates) of everything you did related to that job opening, from reading about the job to emailing resume to following up via a phone call.

Lori Johnston is a Georgia-based freelance writer and former Associated Press reporter. She has contributed to many publications, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, and People magazine. A 1995 graduate of the University of Georgia, Johnson also has served as adjunct professor in the school’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Jobmine Plus | | #1 co-op jobs site in Canada | Search co op jobs

February 14, 2014

Jobmine Plus | | #1 co-op jobs site in Canada | Search co op jobs.

Is an M.B.A. Worth It? – Vault: Blog

May 1, 2013

Is an M.B.A. Worth It? – Vault: Blog.

Waterloo Tech Jobs+ Virtual Career Fair …another great Communitech initiative April 9th, 12noon – 6pm ET

April 9, 2013

Waterloo Tech Jobs+ Virtual Career Fair is an online career fair where local job seekers and employers can interact with each other in a live, 3-D virtual environment. Our virtual career fair provides the opportunity for:

  • Live conversations between recruiters and candidates via instant chat and/or webcam.
  • The uploading and submission of candidate resumes for various job listings.
  • Interaction with fellow attendees in the Networking Lounge.
  • Viewing of informational videos in the Auditorium.
  • Integration with Facebook & Twitter: search for connections and update your status within the event

Search for Jobs at IBM, Student/Internship, All America, Canada

March 27, 2013

Are you a student of the world?

Are you ready to build your career, not just your résumé?

Do you think the world can work smarter?

IBM is looking for people to work alongside the best and brightest minds in the world to build a smarter planet.

There are multiple and ongoing postings for STUDENT positions as part of IBM Canada’s EPIC (Employment Pathways to Interns & Co-ops) Student Program. These positions are only open to students registered in a Canadian Universityprogram, who MUST be returning to full-time study upon the completion of the temporary IBM work term.

The positions are of 4 or 8 or 12 or 16 month durations, located in Toronto, Markham, Ottawa, and other parts of Canada.

Please check the site for new postings added on an ongoing basis.

– Bachelor’s Degree

Additional information
Students must apply to in addition to their university job board (if applicable) in order to be considered for the position. It is highly recommended to include your transcript (official or unofficial) to complement your application.

* There are multiple positions within this posting

Check out our NEW campus employment site: to answer all your questions about campus recruitment and programs.

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

5 Soft Skills You Should Always Bring Up In An Interview

March 25, 2013

If you are extremely qualified, have terrific application materials, a targeted resume and you’re interviewing for jobs, but always coming up with a silver medal, it’s possible that you’re bumping up against an elusive category: likability.

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New Student Performance Evaluation Form Now Available

February 28, 2013

The new Student Performance Evaluation form is now available in JobMine and on our websites.

In response to new requirements by the Ontario Council of Academic Vice-Presidents and professional accreditation bodies (such as the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board) that university programs demonstrate student attainment of specified learning outcomes, a new Student Performance Evaluation (SPE) form is being introduced this term and will replace the existing employer student evaluation form. The form incorporates a new rating scale re-designed to facilitate a more accurate and objective rating of performance in terms of competencies and skills more directly related to the specified outcomes.

In addition to these changes, CECA will not be mailing hard copies of the evaluation form. All 1131 co-op employers will receive an email communication which will direct them to submit evaluations online via JobMine. We encourage all employers to submit evaluations through JobMine however, if the employer does not have access to the system they may complete the PDF version of the form and fax or email back to CECA.

How to go from Very Good to Excellent

February 25, 2013

I often get asked by students, how do I earn an “excellent” on my student performance evaluation? One of the best ways to have a strong evaluation is to show initiative during your work term. How do I show initiative you ask? There are specific things that students can do to show initiative and the number one way is to do things without being told.  For a list of behaviours that show initiative see the checklist below.

Showing initiative is about going beyond simply “doing your job”. As you become experienced and more knowledgeable you will be expected to show initiative. That is, expected to take more interest in the work, become more adaptable, be able to anticipate what needs to be done and get on with it, and begin making suggestions on how to do things better.

The following checklist will help you assess how well you demonstrate initiative, as well as giving you suggestions for improvement.

Do you:

bullet Begin new tasks before you are told?
bullet Look for work to fill any spare time?
bullet Make yourself available for extra work or overtime?
bullet Keep communication with superiors open?
bullet Make suggestions?
bullet Try to correct mistakes or problems?
bullet Work without supervision?
bullet Take on extra tasks such as helping with staff or charity events?
bullet Volunteer for committee work?


Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning?



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