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YYJWorks – at your service

| April 11, 2017

I thought that spring was here – based on the blue skies and blossoms I captured recently (see below) – but now it has turned cloudy, rainy and chilly again. However, that doesn’t dampen my enthusiasm for online jobseeking on your behalf. I like to simply add to this post rather than overwrite earlier entries […]

From Steadfastly Helpful to Side Hustle

| January 7, 2017

I said in a post on December 31, 2016 that I didn’t know where YYJWorks was heading in 2017. But now, a week later, I think I have more of an idea. I’m a huge fan of podcasts (okay, maybe actually I have a serious podcast addiction problem) and was excited when I heard about […]

This week’s ‘EH’ (Employment Haiku)

| January 6, 2016

Of course the job search and the subsequent (often agonizing) flurry of activity as you submit application after application is a serious matter but sometimes you just have to step back and try and see the humour in it. Please feel free to share your own creative efforts (haiku or otherwise) in the comments or […]

Aggregators for All!

| September 9, 2015

An aggregator – or I guess more specifically a job aggregator – is simply a fancy name for a website that is automatically built by software that scurries around the Internet (nice image huh) collecting job openings posted by employers and from other online sources (i.e. sites like Hcareers which lists jobs in hospitality). Some […]

Seven Strategies for a Better LinkedIn Experience

| August 29, 2015

Grab Seven Strategies for LinkedIn as a PDF. You’re welcome! 1. Claim your URL Instead of having a long complex URL for your LinkedIn profile ‘claim’ your personal space by clicking on the ‘gear’ symbol next to your present LinkedIn URL (see image below). This will take you to a settings page where you can […]

A closer look at the Health Care Sector

| May 10, 2015

As mentioned in the previous post giving an overview of this sector health care jobs are expected to show fairly robust growth in the next few years with an annual average growth of 2.1% or 64,000 jobs in the decade between 2012 and 2022. Despite the shortage of health care workers it seems that incentives […]

Victoria’s Sixth Biggest Employer – Health Care

| April 4, 2015

As mentioned in the first part of this series the occupational sector comprised of jobs in health care is the city’s sixth biggest employment category. Approximately 15,600 of the 180,000 Victorians that were employed in 2014 work at jobs that fall within this categorization. But what is the outlook for this sector in terms of […]

Update on YYJWorks’ immediate future

| March 18, 2015

My pal R came over the other day to talk YYJWorks with me. She finds it a valuable resource and didn’t realize that the blog is completely a labour of love (not so much love lately but you know what I mean) on my part and that there is no compensation other than knowing that […]

A closer look at natural and applied sciences occupational sector

| March 12, 2015

As mentioned in the last post the projected growth in these sectors (Agriculture, Forestry, Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction and Information, Recreation and Culture) is uneven with only two of the four promising positive growth in the years 2012-2022 (Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction and Information, Culture and Recreation 4.1% and 0.9% respectively […]

Occupations in the natural and applied sciences and related occupations

| March 10, 2015

As mentioned in the first part of this series the occupational sector comprised of jobs in the natural and applied sciences and related occupations is the city’s fifth biggest employment category. Approximately 16,000 of the 180,000 Victorians that were employed in 2014 work at jobs that fall within this categorization. But what is the outlook […]