Summer: A Hot Time for Networking! By:

today July 9th, 2018 comment No Comments comment No Comments

Is the beach calling? Craving a patio with a view? The lazy, hazy days of summer are here. The temptation could be to take the summer off from networking and put your career preparation activities on the back burner (of the grill, of course). However, some experts say that summertime is the ‘hottest’ time to […]

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Tips for Working with Professional Recruiters By:

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Successful job seekers tap into all the resources and strategies available to help them land their dream job.  An often-overlooked job search tactic is using professional recruitment services. Let’s take a closer look at what professional recruiters do and – more importantly, what they can do for you! What’s in a name? Recruitment agency, head […]

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Career Fairs. WHY and HOW?? By:

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Once upon a time, job fairs were something like a job vending machine. Put in your resume, shake a hand, and probably get hired on the spot. Career fairs have evolved just as much as the labour market has, and employment is a sophisticated dance that requires more finesse than ever. Why should you invest […]

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Indeed: A Bottomless Pit For Job Seekers. By:

today April 18th, 2018 comment No Comments comment No Comments

What resources do you use most for job search? If the answer is Indeed, or any other major online job search engine, then it probably won’t surprise you to learn that so is everyone else out there. Job search engines, which aggregate postings from company websites and all over the web, have their place as a […]

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The Hard Reality of Soft Skills By:

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Soft skills are the professional abilities that are universally sought-after by employers, regardless of industry and occupation. The most desirable employees possess technical qualifications, but also demonstrate certain job-ready traits. But what exactly does it mean to be a team player, an innovative thinker, or a proactive problem solver? It’s up to job seekers today […]

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Don’t Ask These 3 Disastrous Questions at a Career Fair By:

today January 3rd, 2018 comment No Comments comment No Comments

Unlike the classroom, there is such a thing as a bad question in the job-seeking arena. The wrong kind of question signals to a hiring manager that you aren’t prepared, that you are only interested in finding out what’s in it for you, or worst of all, that your interpersonal skills are lacking. You don’t […]

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Technical Interviewing Tips From the Pro’s at Hootsuite, Mobify, and more… By:

today August 18th, 2017 comment No Comments comment No Comments

Technical recruiters may be in the HR business, but they’re tech savvy too! That’s one thing I picked up at BrainStation’s Technical Interviewing Panel last week. Reps from SAP, Trulioo, Mobify, and Hootsuite gave attendees of this event the inside scoop on how to be a star candidate and land the job. Some common elements […]

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Just Sayin’ – An Entrepreneur Panel Series – Trades By:

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Last week a packed room of students showed up to absorb some wisdom from our expert panel of trades entrepreneurs. Panelists Joe Geluch, President of Naikoon Contracting Ltd., Chad Flinn, BCIT Instructor and Writer at The Electric Academy with multiple start-ups under his belt, Adam Wicks, Owner/Operator at Wicks Electric Inc., and Corry Martin, Owner […]

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Technology Industry Days Pays Off for Students with Contacts and Job Leads By:

today February 20th, 2017 comment No Comments comment No Comments

Great connections were made at Technology Industry Days on January 25, 2017 with a record-breaking turnout of over 900 students and alumni along with 30 employers!  Check out the photos on BCITSA’s Facebook page. Technology Industry Days is a win-win situation for everyone.  You get to develop employer contacts, build your professional network, and potentially […]

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Industry Connections Event: VRCA U40 – Building Construction By:

today December 8th, 2016 comment No Comments comment No Comments

Let me fill you in on what you missed at the Vancouver Regional Construction Association U40 panel last week—because it was a lot! The VRCA U40 Network is an informal communication network for young professionals (U40 stands for Under 40) in the construction industry. Three young pros headed the panel portion of the event: Alan […]

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