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.
20. Engineers see demand, competitive salaries
Oct. 23, 2013: In general, engineers are in high demand. From a regional perspective, Victor Zaloom, interim dean of the College of Engineering at Lamar University in Beaumont, anticipated the largest demand will be for mechanical and chemical engineers due to the current boom in the oil and gas industry's exploration and production.
19. Optimum career paths for recent grads
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July 17, 2013: It has been a stressful couple of years for college students. An unstable economy has led many students to second-guess their investments in higher education and fear regarding employment prospects after graduation are common among today's students. Graduates who majored in fields of study that are more recession-proof than others could have decided advantages over students who went with other majors. Knowing which careers are still going strong and which have stalled can help college students with goals of finding a career with growth potential.
18. Throw out your resume: Everything you've been taught is wrong
Mar. 6, 2013: It's time to toss the resume into the nearest recycling bin. Everything taught at school about applying for jobs is wrong. So says Shopify, an Ottawa-based e-commerce platform. The Canadian company, which is hiring like crazy, argues that the resume is as good as dead.
17. Which industries are creating jobs?
Nov. 13, 2013: Nearly half of the jobs created in Canada since the Great Recession were in just two sectors of the economy, a fact that highlights some economists' fears Canada's economy is becoming "unbalanced." According to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada, health care and construction jobs accounted for 45 per cent of net job growth in Canada since July 2009, which the report pegs as the end of the last recession.
16. 5 reasons employee stress is killing office productivity
Apr. 3, 2013: Employee stress has a direct effect on individual productivity, and a new survey by ComPsych Corporation provides some hard statistics on stress and work. Previous studies have shown that 71 per cent of U.S. workers say their office is a "significant source" of stress, so it's well worth monitoring and managing. How can leaders decrease stress in the workplace?
15. Universities doing little to solve Canada's 'jobs without skills' problem
Apr. 24, 2013: Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is doing it. Canadian Council of Chief Executives President John Manley is doing it. CIBC Deputy Chief Economist Benjamin Tal is doing it. What are they doing? They are talking about the need for a comprehensive strategy in Canada to better align education and training to the skills employers need. But what would the components of a "comprehensive strategy" be?
14. The world's best resume? Job seeker becomes Internet sensation
Feb. 6, 2013: Job seeker Philippe Dubost has become an Internet sensation after creating a unique and a creative resume. Dubost, a web product manager who wants to work for Amazon, turned his domain, phildub.com, into an Amazon product page, complete with advertisements and reviews. He rewrote the text to read like a resume. It's full of links to email him and to view his LinkedIn profile.
13. Write a post-interview thank you that actually boosts your chances to get the job
Feb. 13, 2013: The best way to follow up after an interview has always been a topic of interest, but what should you include in that follow-up to make sure your hiring manager or recruiter really notices? According to career strategist Hannah Morgan, it's a short, sweet, three line message that reaffirms your interest in the position and thanks the interviewer for their time.
12. Is the STEM job advantage a myth?
Nov. 20, 2013: Politicians, policy makers, parents and students assume that the straightest path to a great job is by majoring in what is often called a STEM discipline — science, technology, engineering or math. Indeed, President Barack Obama has set a goal of creating a million new STEM college graduates in the next 10 years, along with 100,000 new teachers in those fields. Meanwhile some politicians are urging state universities to ditch unpopular liberal arts and embrace more STEM education instead.
11. Norbrook launch major recruitment drive for 400 new jobs
June 19, 2013: Norbrook Laboratories, a Newry company which researches, develops and manufactures veterinary pharmaceuticals for the global market is planning a major recruitment drive set to employ 400 new staff over the next 2 years. The jobs are part of an ongoing expansion programme by Norbrook Laboratories Ltd which has already seen 230 new staff join the company since January 2013.
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