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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.


These are the highest paying jobs for engineering majors
LifeHacker
When it comes to making great money, engineers are right up there with computer science majors in terms of earning potential. Here are the highest paid engineering gigs in the industry, as well as the most popular major found in those job roles. The data presented, from PayScale's 2013-2014 College Salary Report, features the job title, the experienced median pay, and the common major.
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7 horrible job-search tips to ignore
Forbes
Horrible Tip One: Use a traditional, sounds-like-everyone-else resume full of buzzwords. Why would anybody advise you to sound like every other job-seeker? Put a human voice in your resume, use the word "I" and tell your story in the Summary at the top! You aren't like anyone else, so don't pretend or try to be!
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Would you offer a higher salary to an engineering graduate?
Human Resources
Companies in the United States love engineering graduates — so much so that they are willing to pay them an average $136,000 by mid-career. That was one of the key findings from a new report by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, which analysed career data from the U.S. Census Bureau for about 137 college majors.
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The 10 jobs Canadian employers have the hardest time filling
Huffington Post
There's been a lot of debate in recent years about Canada's skilled labour shortage, and whether it really exists. A new international labour survey says it does — but Canada's shortage is mild compared to those in many other countries. According to ManpowerGroup's Talent Shortage Survey, 32 per cent of Canadian employers report having difficulties filling some positions. That's the same percentage as in the U.S. and below the international average of 38 per cent.
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Thinking about switching careers? Here's what you should do first
Financial Post
Do you feel that a new job wouldn't satisfy your itch for new scenery, challenges and experiences? If this is the case, it may worth considering a new industry altogether. Such a move can be daunting. There is a great deal of uncertainty that comes with going from an industry in which you feel like an expert to one where you'll be a novice all over again. It can seem like you're tossing away years of hard-earned experience.
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