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Over 50? Online Business Ideas

Are you over 50, retired or soon going to be? Jim Daniels recently became a “Senior”.  He became a little more serious about looking into some of the things that seniors have to deal with.  I have excerpted some comments from 3 or 4 of his blog posts and recommend that you check out each […]

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Post Pandemic Preparation

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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Job Search Strategy

Developing A Strategy for your Job Search   Developing a Strategy To keep moving forward with your job search, you need to have a strategy. You don’t  need to have made any  final decisions – you may still be working on several possibilities. As you review your various job prospects, you should: Identify any gaps […]

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Communication Skills

How Well Do You Communicate? Successful communication is critical in business. Employability skills is an umbrella term for a set of highly desirable, transferable skills that turn you into a very attractive candidate or employee. They can be defined as a set of skills employers want from a potential employee. According to Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., […]

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What Industry Are You Interested In?

Job Searching? What do you know about the industry you are looking into? What do I know already? Have you ever had a part–time job, volunteered to help an organization or been a member of a club or society inside or outside of university? If so then you will have a useful starting point from […]

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Networking for Job Seekers

Networking…What Is It and How Do I Do It? What is networking? The art of networking is part of a proactive approach.  To clarify networking is not nepotism (i.e. getting a job because of who you are rather than what you are). It is a system of identifying those who can give you information and advice to […]

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Action Plans for your Career

Action Plans for Your Career WHAT IS ACTION PLANNING? Action planning is a process which will help you to focus your ideas and to decide what steps you need to take to achieve particular goals that you may have. It is a statement on paper of what you want to achieve over a given period […]

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Career Resumes & Interviews

Changing Skills for the Workplace

CHANGING SKILLS FOR THE NEW WORKPLACE The workplace is very different now.  It is characterized by one constant — change!.  Employment for a lifetime with one organization is a thing of the past for most people.  Today’s worker can expect to change careers 3 or more times.  Formal education can no longer end with graduation […]

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Career Blog Site

Here you will find various articles and tips on job search, resumes, interviews and more.  I encourage you to connect with me by asking questions, posting comments and following me on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/franwatson.ca/ Let me know if there is something in particular you would like to see or know about. Fran Watson