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Category: Employment Tips


WEP

The Immeasurable Value of a Work Experience Program

By Denisa Baltat on August 28th, 2014 in Employment Tips | Leave a comment

If you’re considering going back to school or continuing your education after high school, you should think about a program that offers a work experience component. Whether it’s an internship, practicum or co-op, these are all names for a work experience program (WEP), but vary slightly in meaning. …Continue Reading


Interview

4 Tips for a Successful Phone Interview

By Denisa Baltat on August 6th, 2014 in Employment Tips | Leave a comment

Phone interviews are becoming increasingly popular and for the 21st century job seeker it’s critical to know how to prepare for them. Most of us feel more comfortable with a phone interview, rather than an in person interview, but we shouldn’t forget what the purpose of this interview is. …Continue Reading


Soft Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills for the Workplace

By Denisa Baltat on July 8th, 2014 in Employment Tips | Leave a comment

Soft skills are usually not the first thing we think of when determining what makes us an appealing job candidate. However, they should be taken just as seriously as hard skills because they are just as important. When making a list of your hard skills, you should also think about your soft skills and how they can benefit you in your future position. Here are 5 of the most important soft skills employers are looking for now and will continue to look for in the years to come. …Continue Reading


Resume

3 Ways to Create Your Own Personalized Digital Resume

By Denisa Baltat on May 29th, 2014 in Employment Tips | Leave a comment

The concept of digital resumes is quite new, and many job seekers might not see its importance just yet. The digital resume has become popular due to the use of applicant tracking technologies and the employer’s desire to minimize resume review time.  …Continue Reading


Personal Branding

What is Your Personal Brand?

By Denisa Baltat on May 22nd, 2014 in Employment Tips | Leave a comment

Personal branding and developing your unique personal brand has been the subject of discussion for many new job seekers in the past couple of years. With the economy and the job market changing, the new idea of personal branding has been developed and has been taken seriously by both employers and job seekers. …Continue Reading


Do’s and Don’ts for a Great Cover Letter

By Denisa Baltat on May 14th, 2014 in Employment Tips | Leave a comment

Cover letters are an essential hiring tool for most hiring managers; job applicants should realize that the cover letter is significant in their application process. Whether you’re a student, a recent grad or a seasoned professional, your cover letter is your first opportunity to introduce yourself, present your qualifications, and show the employer that you are a potential candidate for the position. …Continue Reading


Which Resume Format is Right For You?

Which Resume Format is Right For You?

By Denisa Baltat on May 1st, 2014 in Employment Tips | Leave a comment

When applying for a job, the resume you send says a lot about you and it’s the first impression the employer makes of you. For some jobs there are hundreds of candidates applying and you may ask yourself: How can you stand out? What is the best way to showcase your skills? What are some pros and cons of the different resume types? …Continue Reading


5 Simple Steps for Better Time Management and Prioritization

By Denisa Baltat on April 7th, 2014 in Employment Tips | Leave a comment

Whether you’re a student or a recent graduate, managing your time and setting your priorities straight are some of the most important soft skills you can learn. Prioritizing and time management are dependent on each other, so the clearer your priorities are the easier it will be for you to figure out what comes first and how you should manage your work/school time and your free time. We know it’s not always an easy thing to do, but here are some quick steps that will help you manage your busy life and keep everything on track. …Continue Reading


Informational Interview

What is an Informational Interview?

By Denisa Baltat on March 25th, 2014 in Employment Tips | Leave a comment

If you have ever looked at a successful professional and wondered “How did they get to where they are today?” or “What’s it like to work in that industry?” you should consider setting up an informational interview to find the answers to all your questions. …Continue Reading


Job Search

Test Out Your Career Before You Apply For the Job!

By Denisa Baltat on February 24th, 2014 in Employment Tips | Leave a comment

If you’ve recently graduated from a diploma or certificate program here at Brighton College, you might soon find that you have a much wider range of career options available to you than you previously realized. If you have completed your co-op or practicum and perused the job listings to no avail there’s another way you can test out potential career-paths that might be suitable. …Continue Reading