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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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

Twitter for YYJ Job Seekers

| January 18, 2015

I think (and so do lots of others in the recruiting/job search field) that Twitter is a fabulous tool for job seekers (here are links to my two articles on using Twitter for your job search – Part 1 and Part 2). But most of what is written about using Twitter is, not surprisingly, international […]

How to use Twitter in your job search (Part 2)

| January 8, 2015

In part 1 of this article I talked briefly about how employers are using Twitter (not just as a place to advertise jobs but much more) and suggested a 5-step plan to begin using Twitter in your job search. Today I’m going to talk about getting set up and then STANDING OUT on Twitter, the […]

How to use Twitter in your job search (Part 1)

| January 6, 2015

Are you on Twitter (if you have no idea what Twitter even is don’t worry – here’s a great primer at Explania)? Are you using it for your job search? Or are you just hanging out there chuckling over (or being appalled by) the banal antics described in tweets by celebrities and/or personal friends? If […]