Employment Services Blog
The latest in job search strategies, resume tips, and more! Written by Lutherwood staff.
When it comes to job searching, there is some truth in the saying “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”
Career Portfolios: A Picture is worth 1000 words!
Have you ever left an interview thinking “if I could just show them what I can do, I know I would get the job”? Few employers offer the opportunity to demonstrate skills and abilities during the interview, but a good career portfolio will illustrate your capabilities and past achievements.
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.