Employment

Bringing Heart to Your Cover Letters

Cover letters are meant to express a bit of your personality and entice employers to read your resume and invite you to an interview. Often, though,...

How to ace your next interview using the STAR formula

One of the most common questions I get as a Career Advisor is how to answer behavioural questions. “Tell me about a time you dealt with conflict at...

Career portfolios give you a competitive edge

A career portfolio is a useful tool to give you an edge in your job interviews. Having verifiable proof of your work and accomplishments in the form...

Finding success through FOCUS@Work

It’s no doubt that the job market out there is tough, no matter what your professional background is. Those with years of experience and those...

Decoding the Job Posting

Reading a job posting is very much like reading a recipe. Most people know that you should read the whole recipe first and gather your ingredients...

5 benefits of having a career mentor

Navigating the complexity of finding a promising career is not easy, especially if you are fresh out of school and have no idea on how to break into...

How to answer the “What is your greatest weakness?” interview question

“So, what would you say is your greatest weakness?” It’s a question that’s stumped even the best-prepared candidates, but as a career advisor (and...

How to make the most of your visit to a YWCA Work BC Employment Services Centre

Last month I wrote a post describing the services you can expect from a YWCA WorkBC Employment Services Centre. While there will be some difference...

Networking: what is it, how to do it and what it can do for you

As spring arrives in many parts of our country, getting out and about is natural after a winter spent indoors recharging. In employment terms,...

WorkBC Centres: what to expect on your first visit

If you’re one of the many people in BC currently on the hunt for a job, one of the best places to find support is at your nearest WorkBC Employment...

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