Job Skills

The Important Section That's Missing From Your Resume

Jennifer Tory | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Business
Jennifer Tory

I'm often asked about the most valuable steps that people should take to further their careers -- especially as the fall approaches and people are back to work with a refreshed sense of ambition. While several things will move your CV to the top of the pile -- academic excellence, measurable accomplishments and impressive recommendations -- this is a surefire where to make you stand out from the crowd.

The Skills Most Likely To Land You A Job In 2015

Peter Harris | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

Digital literacy is becoming essential for most jobs. Keeping up with the trends and technologies of how people communicate and share information is also essential for career success. Once upon a time, reading and writing were considered the basic skills for most jobs. Digital literacy has become the new literacy.

It's Never too Late to Change Careers

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Business
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

What does a university dean's resumé look like? I would guess that most have diverse leadership experience in a number of varied roles. My own work history includes stints as a barista, psychologist, professor, corporate executive and politician -- to name just a few of the hats I've worn during my career.

Six Ways Continuing Education Can Close Canada's Skills Gap

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Business
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

Ask an employee from just about any industry in Canada, and they'll tell you: there is a huge gap between the training required to move up the career ladder and the training provided by their employers. While 71 per cent of employers agree they have a responsibility to provide career management programs for their employees, only 29 per cent actually offer them.

These Missing Job Skills Are Seriously Harming Western Canada Workplaces

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Alberta

"A lot of jobs will continue to leave the country."

Canada's CEOs Want To See More Workplace Training

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's largest companies want employers to put more emphasis on training and making sure their employees' skills are up to date.The Canadia...

These Are The Skills Canadian Employers Are Looking For

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Business

Got a knack for developing mobile apps? There’s almost certainly a job somewhere in Canada with your name on it. LinkedIn, the social site for ne...

7 Business Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Jeff Quipp | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

In honour of Small Business Week, I've decided to organize my reflections on it now, and would like to share with you the top 7 things I would tell my former self about growing a small business. I hope my hindsight may help those who are just now embarking down this path.

A Coveted Job Skill That You Already Have

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

One of the best networking tips we've encountered is to be selfless. Listen actively, immerse yourself in a stranger's work life for the duration of the conversation and figure out what you can do for them. Remember, if you're too focused on the question, "what can empathy do for me?" you're missing the point.