summer job

The Right Way to End your Summer Job

With August rolling in, this means the beginning of the end of summer. It will be fall before we know it, and for many students this means back to school, and the end of the summer job. Whether you love or hate your job, if you want to make it permanent, or can’t wait for it to be over – there is a right way and a wrong way to end your summer employment. A big mistake now can come back to hurt your career later on. Don’t burn bridges. No matter how much you might hate your job, your co-workers or your boss, don’t leave this job on a bad note. Take the high road and be polite when saying goodbye. Better yet, try to get along with everyone for the rest of the summer. You don’t have to Read More…


Lot of applicants? Don’t get buried in that resume list.

Some types of jobs attract a ton of resumes. Sometimes the company itself is popular, but there are always certain jobs that just pull in huge numbers of applicants. Whether these are entry-level, student jobs, summer jobs, co-op programs, part-time or unskilled labour… they all mean piles of resumes. If you handle these types of popular positions we hope you are past the stage of piles of paper resumes and instead have a seemingly endless list of digital resumes. That’s a good place to start. Through our job board we’ve seen companies regularly attract hundreds and hundreds of applications to their postings. Even with a relatively low unemployment rate out here in Western Canada, there are always people eager for work, or looking to relocate. We’ve seen the hard numbers, and we know this is a common challenge for HR Read More…


The 7-point Interview Checklist

Congratulations, you’ve been selected for an interview! To cover the essentials, prepare by following this 7 step checklist: Review the job description. Remind yourself what the job is about, why you are interested, and how your skills and experience fit with the requirements. Review what you sent. Look over the version of the resume and cover letter you used in your application. You may be asked to explain a particular achievement you described. Read over your resume and think about the details and decisions leading up to the points you’ve listed.