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Guide to the YYJWorks ‘Biggest Employers in Victoria’ Series

| May 10, 2015

Here’s a quick directory to the 14-part series just completed: Part 1 – An Overview of Victoria’s Biggest Employers – why I wanted to revise this series, what has changed since 2012 Part 2 – An Overview of Victoria’s Biggest Employers (cont’d) – a glance at biggest employers in various sectors, ‘what’s missing and what […]

Update: Going to continue with YYJWorks for now

| March 8, 2015

On March 8th I published this post with a title of “YYJWorks to go on hiatus (perhaps permanently) at end of March 2015”. Since that date I have met with a friend who offered a different perspective and some ideas on how to keep the site going with less stress on me – that’s a […]

15) Wrap up

| December 31, 2014

I hope you found my series on pumping up your job search readiness (JSR) helpful (here’s the Pump up your Job Search Readiness series as a PDF). Remember, it is never too late to start, so even if you are reading this long after it was originally published (on the last day of 2014) there […]

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 […]

A Hallowe’en Treat – Don’t Overlook Great Local Resources

| October 31, 2014

Today I jogged down to GT Hiring Solutions at 1483 Douglas Street to register with them and sign up for one of the pre-job fair workshops. Now that I am registered I can access a ton of resources in person and also get to online resources including a calendar of upcoming workshops, groups, testing opportunities […]

Tough Talk from a Military Recruiter (part 3 of 3)

| October 27, 2014

This is part 3 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 […]

A purely personal post

| October 26, 2014

I’ve put together a short, simple movie (2:30 long) that talks about my goal to make the world a better place, my time in Sweden and what kind of a job I am hoping to obtain. Please feel free to share with anyone that you think might be interested.

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 […]

How Tectoria saved me from going to prison

| September 11, 2014

Along with my plans to expand YYJWorks there was also the dream of turning it into a (modest – I’m Canadian after all) source of funds to maintain my more-sparkling-juice-than-champagne lifestyle. But sitting next to a friendly attendee at Tectoria today I learned that what I had thought to do (charge jobseekers for information about […]

Can you afford NOT to be picky?

| July 14, 2013

You may feel that in this depressed economic climate you can’t afford to be picky and that you should grab at any job you can find. Generally, I think that is true but I suggest that you read an article on the five most common career mistakes on Eric Barker’s always interesting site Barking Up […]