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All About Employment in Victoria, BC

Should I make looking for work sexy (sexier)?

| November 29, 2014

As you might imagine even modest blogs/websites like this one attract a ton of spam. My WordPress dashboard tells me that since beginning my blog in May 2011 the Akismet plugin has protected me from some 42,842 spam comments (so almost 1,000 per month which I am well aware may be small change compared to […]

‘E-assessing’ candidates – how would you stack up? (Part 2)

| November 28, 2014

Part 1 of this post was looking at five recommended actions from Leonard Peruski (LP), a senior executive at the CDC, in a discussion on LinkedIn. Part 1 reflected his response to a question regarding how to re-establish yourself in the field (in this case Public Health) after an absence of five years but I […]

5 Concrete Steps to Re-entering the Workforce – why not start now!? (Part 1)

| November 26, 2014

I belong to a few groups on LinkedIn and was surprised to find a brilliant discussion on finding employment/re-entering the workforce in one of the biggest that is not primarily about employment. I think I saw the discussion in my ‘Pulse’ feed which was lucky to say the least. It was lucky because I hardly […]

YYJWorks – helping you find work in Victoria, BC

| November 5, 2014

Welcome to YYJWorks – I hope I can be of assistance to you in your job search. I’m now back from Uppsala, Sweden, (I got back to Canada on July 27, 2014) where I spent two years doing a master’s in International Health. I am also now in the same situation as many of you […]

Have a stress-free, productive and FUN job fair!

| November 4, 2014

You’ve got your ‘Line Pass’ for Victoria’s job fair on November 6, 2014, right!? But that’s just the first step. Here’s what I suggest you do next although I’ll start by saying that my suggestions are not scientific or based on a background in career counseling. Rather my advice comes from life experience as well […]