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With 2013 coming to a close, CIC would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a very safe and happy holiday season.

As we reflect on the past year, we would like to provide CIC Newsletter subscribers with a look at the most-read news stories. That means, over the next two weeks, we'll count down the Top 20 articles for the year!

Your regular news publication will resume on Wednesday January 8, 2014.





10. Report: Older workers pushing students out of jobs
Toronto Star
Sept. 11, 2013: Older Canadians struggling to find work are being forced to take jobs traditionally reserved for students, pushing those younger people out of employment, according to a new CIBC World Markets report. The job market hasn't been strong enough to generate high quality work for older people, CIBC's chief economist Avery Shenfeld wrote in the report.
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9. Resume writing trends
CAREEREALISM
Feb. 27, 2013: While the resume has played an important role in job-hunting, there are also new trends to which we must pay attention. The most important thing to remember in writing a resume is that it is good to show, not tell.
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8. The chemistry employment landscape
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Oct. 16, 2013: Not so long ago, a good degree in chemistry almost guaranteed you a job; you could start work in a large company and stay there until you retired 40 years later. That's not the case today, and the employment landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. These days, many more chemists work in smaller organizations where the likelihood of a job for life has diminished considerably.
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7. Widening 'skills gap' leaves 'lost generation' of graduates unable to find jobs in their field
National Post
Sept. 4, 2013: Samantha Borgford of Uxbridge, ON, graduated from teachers college in June. She spent the summer cleaning pools. Ms. Borgford, 24, says she can't complain about being unable to find a teaching job yet because she knows many other people around her age who can't find work in their fields.
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6. Minister Kenney addresses skills shortages in Canada's chemical industry
CNW
Oct. 30, 2013: In a recent keynote speech, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, emphasized the importance of the chemical industry to the economy and its potential to offer highly-skilled, well-paying jobs to young Canadians. In his speech Minister Kenney highlighted measures the government is taking to ensure Canadians can get the skills and experience they need to help address skills shortages.
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5. Job hunters: Just how hard is it to find work these days?
The Globe and Mail
Mar. 6, 2013: We've all heard the stories of educated, hard-working Canadians who just can't get a break in a tough economy. Last year, a letter from a frustrated 29-year-old who could not find a long-term job with benefits struck a chord with readers, who shared his story widely and, in some cases, even offered to help him out. Nearly a year later, however, he is still looking.
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4. The top 10 fastest-growing temp jobs in Canada
The Globe and Mail
May 8, 2013: CareerBuilder Canada and Economic Modeling Specialists International have released a list of occupations that are hiring temporary workers at an accelerated rate. "With half of the employers saying they plan to hire temporary or contract workers sometime in 2013, it is imperative that staffing and recruiting firms be part of everyone's job search strategy," said Ross Levadi, director of the Canadian solutions, staffing and recruiting group with CareerBuilder.com.
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3. 1 big reason to worry your bachelor's degree isn't enough
Huffington Post
Aug. 28, 2013: Those with advanced degrees have experience substantial wage growth over the last 10 years. The same can't be said for people holding only bachelor's degrees. The inflation-adjusted wages of workers with just a bachelor’s degree actually declined between 2002 and 2012, according to a new report from the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute.
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2. 6 sure ways to sabotage your job search
Forbes
Mar. 20, 2013: In today's technology-centric workplace, there are more ways than ever to mess up when you're trying to get hired. From incriminating Tweets to questionable Facebook photos, the road to a new job is littered with minefields. To help you avoid a costly faux pas, here's a list of the six missteps that will sabotage your job search.
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1. 6 lucrative jobs of the future
The Week
Oct. 2, 2013: By the time college graduation rolls around, most would moved on to more realistic career goals compared to their childhood years. But with the hyper-connected world moving a mile a minute these days, the tried-and-true professions that everyone pursues today could quickly become a thing of the past.
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