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As you know, CIC delivers the CIC Newsletter direct to your inbox each Wednesday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your career. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the CIC Newsletter news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


The best companies to work for in 2015, according to Glassdoor
Financial Post
Landing a job at Google Inc. is often seen as the ultimate career achievement, so much so that the Internet company was at the centre of the Hollywood comedy The Internship. Now, Google has something else to show why it's a coveted workplace: It's been named the best place to work in 2015. In Glassdoor's seventh annual ranking of the 50 best places to work in the coming year, Google took the No. 1 spot for the first time, dethroning Boston-based consulting giant Bain & Company.
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This one uberskill will always keep you employed
Yahoo! News
Everybody wants a highly rewarding job in a recession-proof field. But the labor market changes constantly and a safe job today can be an endangered one tomorrow. There's one vital skill, however, that transcends many jobs and fields and may be every worker's best shot at financial security. Schools don't usually teach it, and employers don't usually mention it in job postings.
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Industry filling shortage of highly skilled engineers
Chron
Oil and gas companies throughout the industry continue to see a shortage for engineers, across the board, even with oil and gas prices fluctuating. "We are seeing a shortage of qualified engineers and geoscientists, mainly in the experience range of eight to 15 years. We focus our searches on individuals that have experience with other E&P operating companies, but for certain disciplines we are able to hire engineers and geoscientists from service companies who are not in the upstream side of the business."
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What are the highest paid jobs of 2014?
The Guardian
Ever wondered which are the best paid jobs were and what it is like to have one of them? The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014, so we have taken a look at what you need to land one of the top 10 jobs, and asked people who do them to tell us about the best and worst bits of their working lives.
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Canadian startups woo Silicon Valley expats for top jobs
Reuters
Technology startups in Canada are seeking to lure back expatriates from Silicon Valley with the promise of executive roles, generous stakes and the chance to stamp their mark on a nascent industry. Michael Katchen is one of the first. He came home to Toronto after helping to build and then sell a company in California. Four of the 40-odd employees of his latest venture, Wealthsimple, were once expatriates too.
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