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    Canadian employers reveal their hiring plans for the summer of 2021

    Here at CareerBeacon, we remain fairly optimistic about the job market for the remainder 2021. Despite two negative Labour Force Survey reports from Statistics Canada in a row, many of the drags on the economy lately have been related to COVID-19. With more of the country opening up and restrictions easing, even those sectors that […] More

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    How to find a job in another city or province

    We recently published the findings of a report on Canada’s best cities for young people in 2021. [See: Canada’s best cities for young workers right now.] It makes launching your career a whole lot easier if you are located in a region that has ample opportunities, a thriving economy, and effective transit systems in place. […] More

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    Canada’s best cities for young workers right now

    It is graduation season, and a new cohort of young people will be leaving school and heading out into the job market to kick off their careers. Hopefully the economy continues to recover from the setback caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years. 2020 and 2021 have not been the best times […] More

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    Canada sees significant job losses for the second month in a row

    As restrictions continue to remain in place for the third wave of the pandemic, the Canadian job market took another hit for the second time in as many months. Our economy lost another 68,000 jobs in May. These were largely in part-time work, and largely in those sectors than continue to bear the brunt of […] More

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    An unexpected side-effect of the pandemic? An epidemic of burnout

    Canadian workers are feeling stressed and are at risk of burning out. Those are the finding of several recent surveys of how the global pandemic has been impacting the way we work in 2021. Many Canadian participants say that they are worn out and ready to make up for lost vacation time, new research from […] More

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    Canada’s most (and least) respected professions for 2021

    So, who do you trust? Are there certain professions where the practitioners seem to be more reliable and highly regarded than others? It turns out that there are such perceptions of different career paths among the general public. Dart Insight and Communications has surveyed Canadians to compile their annual list of the most respected fields […] More

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    Five ways you can use your cover letter to impress employers

    Cover letters may seem optional in 2021. It’s well known that many – if not most – employers don’t even bother to read them. If your resume has the skills and credentials they are looking for, they’ll probably want to interview you. So why send a cover letter at all? Because the competition for jobs […] More

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    How to get a reference when your boss doesn’t like you

    “How can I get a reference from a boss who doesn’t like me?” That was the question my neighbour asked yesterday. She has just graduated from university and is looking for a new job, one that is closer to her field of study. I wrote last week about how I was helping her prepare her […] More

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    Your one-page resume is doing more harm than good

    How can you fit all of your relevant experience, accomplishments, and credentials onto a single page resume that really sells your candidacy and doesn’t feel cramped? Well, the truth is, it can be done, but you don’t really need to. For years many employment professionals have been telling job seekers that they need to get […] More

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    Employers need to rethink what they’re offering candidates in the post-COVID world

    For years now, employers have been trying to crack the code for attracting and retaining workers, especially those from the younger Generation Z and Millennial cohorts. Strategies often revolved around perks. Offering a cool office in a hip location, free breakfast buffets, a games room, or company sponsored social outings were all the rage. Well, […] More

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