Employment Services Blog
The latest in job search strategies, resume tips, and more! Written by Lutherwood staff.
- The Power of a Thank You
Since paying attention to what we are thankful for helps us attune to feelings of wellbeing, it can also help us establish what’s working well and can help us navigate in the future. Here are some ways thank yous can be beneficial in the workplace.Read More
- Job Market Trends: Low Unemployment Rates
Over the past few months, the unemployment rate in Ontario and across Canada has held at a rate of about 5%. What does this mean for job seekers? Read more to find out.Read More
- Managing Stress in the Workplace
April is National Stress Awareness month in Canada, a good time to take inventory of our stress management tools and supports to help alleviate some of its negative impacts. Here are some tips for managing stress in the workplace.Read More
- When Networking Isn't Going Your Way
You’re at an event with friends or family and the inevitable question comes up. “Have you found work yet?” We’ve all been there. This can be an awkward question, especially when it comes with advice or solutions for the next steps. Here are three common suggestions you may hear when networking isn’t going your way.Read More
- Intro to Career Exploration
No matter your situation, whether you are looking for a change in your career or are just beginning your working life, career exploration can be a challenging area to navigate. Here are a few factors to take into consideration when thinking about your own career exploration.Read More
- Up Your Skills to up Your Game with Micro-Credentials
Is your job search going nowhere? Do you feel like you’re just spinning your wheels? It can be a lonely, exhausting, and disappointing venture to spend hours on the computer madly applying for jobs without getting a positive response or invitations for an interview.Read More
- Is your First Job Helping or Hurting your Applications?
As you move through your career, you may want to consider whether it’s time to start dropping some of your earlier positions from your list of experiences on your resume. Here are a few points to consider when doing so:Read More
- Five Reasons to Work on Your Personal Brand
There are several strategies available to improve your chances of getting chosen by an employer, but there is one that I consider the most important of them all: personal branding.
Let's look at five impacts that personal branding can have on building our careers.Read More
- Tell Me About Yourself?
In around 90% of all job interviews, this question will be the first one you are asked.
Here are a few steps you can take to prepare for and practice how you can best answer this question, and make sure you impress your interviewer and create a positive first impression.Read More
- Why December is a Hot Month for Job Searching
While there are many holidays keeping people busy this month, this is not the time to turn down the heat in your job search. Studies have shown that although the number of postings may slow down through December, this can still be a great time of year to look for work.Read More