Category Archives: Career

Presenting: Body Language Shapes Who You Are!

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Learn to Type!

Dance Mat Typing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

Welcome to Dance Mat Typing, an introduction to touch typing for children aged 7 – 14 years. Each of the 4 levels are divided into 3 stages. Begin at Level 1 and build up your skills gradually through to Level 4. Make your way through all 12 stages and you can be a top typist.

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Career Day Feedback

Laurentian hosted a wonderful career day today, thanks to the hard work and organization of Mr. Shaver. Students were able to listen to four presentations, each with a different professional. The topics included:

  • Arborist
  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Marine Mechanic
  • Marketing/Business
  • Trades/Apprenticeships
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Municipal Government
  • Policing
  • Paramedic
  • Event Mangement
  • Funeral Services
  • Graphic Design
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Airlines/Pilot
  • Firefighting
  • Interior Design
  • Real Estate

Tell us what your favourite presentation was and why! Some of the topics we brainstormed about in class included:

  • Voice: expression, volume…
  • Audience: addressing audience interests, needs and concerns
  • Body Language: eye contact, etc.
  • Multi-media
  • connecting/involving the audience
  • free stuff!

 

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Career Day: Globe & Mail: Canada’s Skill’s Gap

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/management/canadas-skills-gap-widening-survey-shows/article14911139/#dashboard/follows/

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Which side of Canada’s tech-divide are you on?

Large digital-skills divide among Canadian adults, OECD study shows

Jill Mahoney
The Globe and Mail
Published Last updated

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/oecd-study-shows-large-digital-skills-divide-among-canadian-adults/article14740669/

Canada is facing a gaping digital divide, with large swaths of the adult population scoring at both the highest and lowest levels on an international test of computer problem-solving skills.

The survey found that Canada had the second-highest proportion of adults who excelled on a test that measured participants’ abilities to complete multi-step tasks using computers. At the same time, the country lagged near the bottom of the pack for the proportion of respondents who did poorly on the assessment.

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5 Key Resume Mistakes

http://knoworthy.com/land-your-dream-job-but-first-these-5-fatal-resume-mistakes/?utm_source=o_fo&utm_campaign=land-your-dream-job-but–3111

5 Fatal Resume Mistakes to Avoid

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10 Fast Growing Careers

http://afkinsider.com/1234/the-10-fastest-growing-jobs/?utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=widget&utm_campaign=afkInsider.desktop.Canada

Each time you send in a resume or fill out an application, you imagine you’re just one in 100 who may never be considered for the job. But in some fields, the odds are in your favor because as the number of professionals flocking to them increases, so does the number of positions becoming available.

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Interview Help for New Grads

http://www.slideshare.net/markrotoole/congratulations-graduate-eleven-reasons-why-i-will-never-hire-you

Good luck on your future endeavors, grads!

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Eldridge Tie Knot

For all those guys who want to spice up your graduation outfits!

Eldridge Tie Knot

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Canada Job Trends

Canada’s Most In-Demand Jobs

It still pays to be a man in Canada:

Best Paying Jobs for Women

Best Paying Jobs for Young Professionals in Canada

Youth Unemployment in Canada & the World

http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca/LMI_bulletin.do?cid=3373

The Most Miserable Places on Earth (Inflation & Unemployment)

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