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Ask someone to imagine B.C.’s technology sector, and they’ll likely picture a room of software developers tapping impenetrable lines of code. In reality, tech companies are full of individuals with a wide variety of professions, all working to create products that influence every aspect of society. From communication to entertainment and workplace tools, the province’s businesses are solving problems like paying rent on...
BY WORKOPOLIS In many ways, a job interview is like a date. After reviewing your cover letter and resume and determining you have enough of the skills and experience needed for the role, the hiring manager is interested in getting to know you a little better. Through a series of questions, interviewers want to learn about more than just your qualifications; they’re also looking to understand your thought process and personality to...
In order to critique your resume effectively, you need to understand how a hiring manager will look at it. As a rule, resume reviewers start by making a snap judgment based on their  first impression . If there are no  immediate red flags , they'll spend the next 10 to 30 seconds scanning it to determine whether you seem to have the right  qualifications . If your resume passes those two tests, it has a good chance of being...
(NC) When striving to maintain optimal overall health, it's imperative to instill good habits into your busy work schedule, which can also make you happier and more productive. Plan for success by following these six tips and tricks to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Stay hydrated.  Start your day off with a glass of water, staying hydrated improves your rate weight maintenance, mood and energy levels. Tip: keep a water bottle on your...
(NC) If not earning enough money is among your top reasons for not saving, think again. A recent survey from CIBC revealed that the most Canadians admit they could get by with less each month — on average $360 less — before feeling the pinch. What's more, almost two-thirds get roughly $2,300 of extra money each year as cash gifts, employer bonuses and tax refunds. The problem is that few of us put the money away before we...
Residents in Thunder Bay, Ont. had the chance to be a soldier for a day and learn what it's like to be a part of the Canadian Armed Forces, at a special event on Tuesday.  Unit recruiter for 38 Signal Regiment, Cody Noyle has been a part of the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment for the past 10 years and has seen first hand the benefits of joining the task force. "I joined through the co-op program locally here in...
Spring weather may still be about two months off for most Canadians, but tax season is upon us. It’s the time of year when you tell the government what you made last year, how much of it you paid in tax, and hope that you’ll get a little something back. Tax season can be stressful, and not only for those expecting a big tax bill. Just getting the paperwork right can be daunting. To make the whole process a little easier,...
(NC) Landing a permanent position is becoming much tougher in today's competitive economy. One way for young people to get their foot in the door is an internship, where they learn key skills and experience. If you are or know a recent graduate or student planning on an internship next semester, here are some tips to help them make the most of the position. 1. Try a smaller organization.  Smaller and medium-sized companies can often...
Unemployment isn't easy for anyone, regardless of their age. But unemployed men and women over 50 may find it especially difficult to find work. Whether it's a byproduct of age-related discrimination or any of a host of additional variables, jobless older workers often struggle to find work. In a 2016 analysis of government figures, the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at the New School estimated that the jobless rate for...
In the coming year, the fundamental changes we're already seeing in networking technology will create equal — and positive — change for the professionals who build and run networks. As I discussed in  "Why web-scale is the future,"  over the past year, we’ve seen more organizations embrace it as the “go-to” model for flexible, resilient and on-demand infrastructure. Gartner predicts that by 2020,...
Stress affects everyone at some point in their lives and does not discriminate based on gender, nationality, ethnicity, economic status, or age. The American Institute of Stress says job-related stress costs businesses millions of dollars each year due to unanticipated absences. In fact, work is the foremost source of stress for many adults. Although not all stress is bad and stress responses can motivate people to perform more...
Whether you’re five or ninety five, the internet has a lot to offer. Particularly when the topic is education, the resources on the internet are endless. Best of all, many high quality sites are completely free. From history to coding, excellent free education awaits on the following 25 sites. 1.  Coursera Coursera.org  is a website that partners with universities and organizations around the world. This brings...