All About Employment in Victoria, BC

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 […]

Overview of the Business, Finance and Administration Occupations Sector

| February 3, 2015

As mentioned in the first part of this series the business, finance and administration occupations sector is the second biggest employer in the CMA (census metropolitan area). Approximately 30,700 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 […]

How to use YYJWorks (and how you can help me make it better)

| February 1, 2015

At the risk of stating the obvious here are some tips on how to use YYJWorks to best effect. And then I’ve got some requests about ways you can help YYJWorks become the best little local resource for any one looking for (better) work in Victoria. How to use YYJWorks if you’re looking for (better) […]

How to hack the ‘job search’ (on WorkBC at least)

| January 26, 2015

I recently spent some time on the WorkBC job search site and found some shortcuts and ideas that I think you might find helpful. Here’s a brief, ‘way-too-late-to-be-blogging’ piece that might help you navigate around the site more efficiently. Set up your ‘base’ search To get started go to the advanced search on the WorkBC […]

CareerCruising – a new ‘local’ resource for job seekers

| January 20, 2015

Hat tip to my friend Cheryl who alerted me on the YYJWorks Facebook page to this new resource/tool for job seekers available through the Greater Victoria Public Library. It’s an online resource called CareerCruising and you do need to have a GVPL library card and password to access it. Overview and Getting Started CareerCruising is […]

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 […]

Job Alerting Services Revisited

| June 22, 2011

As with other posts on this blog I am revisiting topics and websites that I looked at when the blog was new (now over 4 years ago). I have kept the original post at the end of the page and fixed and/or removed broken links and inserted comments where necessary. Let’s see which of the […]

What’s the Real #YYJ picture?

| May 19, 2011

An often heard comment is that there’s no work in Victoria, British Columbia, or that there may be some jobs available but they are all ‘McJobs’ with sh*tty pay that makes living in one of the most expensive cities in Canada difficult (and many would say absolutely impossible for anyone trying to support a family […]