All About Employment in Victoria, BC

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 […]

10) Invest in yourself – with time and money!

| December 19, 2014

What are you giving yourself for Christmas – and yes, that’s a serious question. It is important that when you’re involved in the hard work of looking for a job you remember to take care of yourself and that includes a self-gift in the form of investing in yourself – both in terms of time […]

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 […]

Tough Talk from a Military Recruiter (Part 2 of 3)

| October 24, 2014

This is part 2 of a review of Sultan Camp’s article titled “Congratulations on Your Military Service… Now Here Are 9 Reasons Why I Won’t Hire You” on the Career Attraction blog . Although his piece is aimed at those transitioning from employment in the military to looking for jobs in civilian life it has […]

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 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 […]