Employment Services Blog
The latest in job search strategies, resume tips, and more! Written by Lutherwood staff.
How Being A Superhero Will Help You Get A Job
The process of job hunting is hard, stressful, and full of unknowns. You need to be confident going into a process that is often designed on purpose or not, to make you uncomfortable. You need to intentionally use whatever technique works for you to boost your confidence level as you walk into an interview. But wait, how will being a Superhero help you?
How to Increase Your Health and Safety Training
For many years on April 28, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has asked employers and workers to spend time to reflect on those who lost their lives or those who were hurt at work and to strive toward improving our health and safety commitments in the workplace to prevent future incidents.
Approach your Job Search as a Job
It is hard to get a job. It is stressful looking for a job. It is a big hill to climb. For most people it is not fun. Below are some job search techniques to help you find your dream job.
How do I get started on LinkedIn?
Many job seekers feel they don’t need to use LinkedIn, but a well-crafted profile can make a huge difference in getting noticed by employers and getting connected to job leads. Here are some tips for getting your profile seen by the right people.
How many tennis balls can you fit in an airplane?
Your objective in any interview is to get a job offer, and this requires you to show the employer that you are the right person with the right skills for their organization. You need to understand what they want and why they ask each question; this will help you provide the answer they seek
Struggling for the Wordle?
When you’re applying for work, you may not be fortunate to have six chances to get your wording right that you do in the recently popular Wordle game. And the words that you’re trying to use on your resume and cover letter may be more than five letters long.
The “How and Why” of Following Up on your Applications
You found a brilliant posting online. You researched the company, took time to work with your Employment Advisor to develop a cover letter, and feel confident about your resume. You applied to the appropriate channels recorded the information in your job search tracker – now you have to sit back and wait for the employer to give you a call – right?
Is a Contract a Good Choice?
While many job seekers would prefer permanent employment, sometimes contract or temporary employment can be a good first step. Depending on your career circumstances and where you are at financially, here are some ideas to ponder.
Spotting Red Flags in Your Job Search
It’s important to develop a critical eye when job searching, to avoid being fooled by untrustworthy or illegitimate employment opportunities. Employment “scams” are becoming more sophisticated and tougher to spot but recognizing these red flags can help you protect yourself when job searching.
New year…. New Salary?
To start this new year off, the general minimum wage is increasing to $15/hour from $14.35/hour . This is exciting as we begin moving closer to a better living wage and many who are earning minimum wage will be benefitting from this increase. However, if your goal this year is to further increase your income, consider these options.