Employment Services Blog
The latest in job search strategies, resume tips, and more! Written by Lutherwood staff.
Back to School, Back to Work
The fall chill signals back to school and for some stay-at-home parents, thoughts turn to a return to the workforce. If only it was as easy as stepping onto a big yellow bus and being whisked away to your new job! Parents getting back into the workforce face multiple challenges including juggling roles, marketing their skills and coordinating childcare. Before jumping into the job search, it’s important to spend some time planning.
Stand out from the Crowd: Top 10 Job Fair tips for the Job Seeker
There is a lot to think about when it comes to preparing to attend a job fair. From what you will say, right down to what type of shoes you will wear--there are many factors that matter.
Here are 10 tips to help you prepare and get through the job fairs you plan to attend. Good luck!
Does Your Job Fit?
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” We are all asked that question when we are children, but what happens when we are grown up and we still don’t know?
Looking for Work in Other Sectors... like Insurance
If you are looking for work, you can find job opportunities that you might not have otherwise considered outside your previous industry and job experience by investing some time and effort into your career exploration process.
How to Get Your New Job - It's Not About Another Certification
Often individuals have placed an emphasis on technical education and skills, as can be seen through a trend towards earlier specialization in our education system. However, are these skills what individuals need to succeed in today’s competitive workplace? What about “soft skills”? What role do they play in finding your next job?
You can move Mountains with a bit of Career Exploration
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. - Ansel Adams
Have you ever felt you were stuck in a rut? Been in a job you were not exactly happy with, but you continued on, day in and day out, thinking “someday it will get better”?
National Volunteer Week: Volunteering can help you get a job!
If you are struggling to find work in your field, I am a firm believer that volunteering is the way to go. As an Employment Advisor, I have seen some interesting trends in what helps people looking for a job. Volunteering is worth considering.
Finding Employment after Graduation
A few years ago you started post-secondary education; an adventure unlike any other in your life. But now your graduation day is just around the corner and it is time to start a career. To say the least, this can be overwhelming. Fear not, this process can be exciting rather than anxiety inducing. The job market is a highly competitive environment, especially for recent grads, but with the right approach you will succeed.
Overcoming the Credential Challenges of Newcomers
Lutherwood recently collaborated with The Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre and numerous other community partners in the delivery of a Global Skills Conference. This conference offered the chance for internationally trained professionals to meet sector representatives, attend skill building workshops, network with employers and browse exhibitor booths. Today's post is an extension of the information shared at the conference.
The Job Hunt: Start with a Plan
Looking for a new job is overwhelming. You are not alone in that feeling, it is a normal response. Often unemployment comes as a surprise, especially if it was a layoff as economic conditions shifted. Many people will feel disbelief, resentment and anger, as well as grief after a job loss. These feelings may last a short time or for extended periods. It is important to be aware of what stage you are in when looking for new work. Many will experience several “false starts” with the job hunt before they are 100% ready to take on this challenging task. It is also important to be aware that each person experiences unemployment in a different way. If your co-worker who got laid off at the same time seems happier and more confident than you, don’t stress. People have different personal demands and therefore where one person may need a job immediately to keep a roof over their heads the next may have different needs. So take a deep breath, what you are going through is normal, and there is help out there.