All About Employment in Victoria, BC

Networking for the rest of us

| September 15, 2014

Nothing makes jobseekers shudder as much as the subject of networking. It just seems so sleazy and artificial. But we need to get over this phobia and get better at it – not just because it can be key to finding work but because it also is important to your performance and movement through the […]

How Tectoria saved me from going to prison

| September 11, 2014

Along with my plans to expand YYJWorks there was also the dream of turning it into a (modest – I’m Canadian after all) source of funds to maintain my more-sparkling-juice-than-champagne lifestyle. But sitting next to a friendly attendee at Tectoria today I learned that what I had thought to do (charge jobseekers for information about […]

Jobs you won’t find on YYJWorks (and why not)

| September 9, 2014

At the moment I do not routinely pull jobs from craigslist or Monster or Workopolis though the two latter boards do sometimes have jobs that show up on YYJWorks. I have avoided craigslist because I just don’t feel comfortable with the trustworthiness or legitimacy of jobs posted there. I don’t really understand why such employers […]

How about a ‘workers’ fair’?

| September 2, 2014

A recent post from the good folks at GT Hiring solutions on job fairs plus some musing of my own (I don’t know about you but I get a lot of good thoughts while I’m jogging – makes me think maybe I should carry my voice recorder with me so I don’t lose any of […]