All About Employment in Victoria, BC

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 […]

Get yourself started – focus on one great day at a time

| January 4, 2015

The first Monday of 2015 is tomorrow and I’m hoping that you are energized and feeling positive about the year ahead – especially if you are looking for (better) work here in Victoria, British Columbia. If you’re not feeling all that jazzed up about a New Year I’ve got some tips for you to check […]

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 […]

9) Reframe your thinking

| December 17, 2014

Job search and networking isn’t simply a must-do, unpleasant task – it is an opportunity to expand your circles, meet new people, learn about yourself and grow as a person. Of course what makes the difference is your attitude toward searching for work and expanding/fine-tuning your network. Let’s get started on some ideas to turn […]

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 […]

Happy New Year and happy job-hunting!

| January 6, 2014

Hej from Sweden where I am entering the final few months of my Master’s degree in International Health. The next five months will be spent on my thesis/degree project which will be presented to my classmates and teachers on May 27 or 28th. Graduation will follow sometime in early June (assuming that the project is […]

Don’t just sit there – do something!

| March 24, 2012

It is all too easy, and believe me I speak from personal experience, to sit in front of (or is it behind?) your computer all day, surf Internet job boards, fill out a few online applications for employment and convince yourself that you’re actually ‘looking for work’ and ‘trying to find a job’. But, if […]