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As 2012 comes to a close, CIC would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the CIC Newsletter, a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

20. Skills to build a career in sustainability
The Guardian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Nov. 7, 2012: Gone are the days when sustainability in business was about environmental compliance or turning up once a year for a community outreach project. Progressive businesses are looking at the long-term risks and opportunities that arise from the "wicked problems" of climate change, resource depletion and population growth, to name but a few. To rise to these challenges, businesses need employees with a new range of skills. They need people who can work towards a long-term vision and inspire change; people with commercial awareness to identify risks and opportunities; people with the knowledge and innovation skills to translate sustainability into business strategy; people with the communication skills to engage the entire organization from the board to the sales team. More

19. What college kids must do now to snag a job post-graduation
U.S. News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Oct. 17, 2012: It's frustrating: spending four or more years studying at college only to not be able to find a job when you graduate. With a fierce job market, new grads have their work cut out for them. Many companies are biased against hiring recent grads. Diana Zimmerman of the marketing communications agency CMS Communications, Intl., says she doesn't interview recent college grads anymore: "I have found, overall, they have, (right or wrong) a very different work ethic, and are just too self-absorbed. A job interview is not about them. It's about what value they can bring to the company. Many of them haven't even researched the company they are interviewing for." More

18. Spotting the hot jobs
The News Virginian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Sept. 12, 2012: Want to work and be well-paid? Whether you've earned a post-graduate degree or didn't complete high school, master a skill that's hard to find and do a job that's hard to do. "In deciding on their career paths, people on the verge of entering the labor market should also take note of the major trends in the U.S.," said Robert Trumble, a management professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and director of the university's Labor Studies Center. "That market is being shaped in large measure by the aging of the population," he said. More

17. The best ways to use social media in your job search
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Oct. 3, 2012: Whether you are just thinking about making a job change, looking for your first job after college, or find yourself unexpectedly amongst the unemployed, you will find that having a social media job search strategy will greatly increase the number of opportunities that you will become aware of. However, for many job seekers using social media in their job search is uncharted territory and because your on-line presence is so public, it is critical that you make sure you are using it effectively and appropriately. More

16. New tricky graduate interview question: show your lateral thinking
Target Jobs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Nov. 7, 2012: In the stress of a graduate job interview situation it's easy to be thrown by questions you haven't prepared for. Here's a tricky question that might catch you out if you haven't already thought about it in advance: "Can you give us an example of a difficult situation where you had to think laterally to get out of it?" Lateral thinking is the ability to use your imagination to look at a problem in a fresh way and come up with a new solution. Without lateral thinking, companies can't innovate and create new products — they're just stuck with doing the same old thing, perhaps more efficiently than before, but they won't be able to lead the way. Any company that wants to stay ahead of the competition needs to recruit graduates who are capable of lateral thinking. More

15. Post-grad job search stressful for Ph.D.s
The Duke Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Nov. 14, 2012: Ph.D. students are struggling to find employment after graduation in the economic recession. Post doctoral students and professors are feeling increasingly stressed about their respective fields, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. This stress has much to do with the difficulty of securing tenure in a weak job market, exacerbated by graduate programs taking more graduate students than there are jobs. Some at Duke, however, argue that those dedicated to pursuing their interests in academia should not be deterred by such factors. More

Advanced Laboratories Ltd.
Advance Laboratories Ltd., incorporated in 1987 and is situated in Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia. We mainly manufacture specialty chemicals for industrial and institutional users in Atlantic Canada. MORE
Nexen Inc.
Vibrant and dynamic, Nexen Inc. is a global energy leader with an exciting future. Our suite of assets is unique. Our growth strategies are value-focused. Our commitment to ethics, integrity and sustainable business practices is unwavering. MORE

14. With professional emails, it's the little things that count
U.S. News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Oct. 31, 2012: Could your emails be hurting your job hunt or career? It's the small details in written communication that might be undermining your message. One popular UCLA study found that 93 per cent of a message is interpreted by the nonverbal components, in other words, your tone and body language. So what does this mean in your written communication? How is the reader interpreting your message as they view it? During a job search and in your career, creating the correct professional impression is within your control. Think about how some of these overlooked details could help you get ahead. More

13. University careers fairs: How to find your dream job
The Telegraph    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Sept. 26, 2012: Careers fairs can seem a little like speed dating. It's easy to become lost in a sea of candidates battling for a brief chat with the most attractive employer. Often the difference between a successful event and a waste of time comes down to just a few small details. A common mistake is to treat job fairs as a matter of presenting yourself for selection; in fact, you should be the one doing the selecting. This begins with being choosy about the events you attend. More

12. New employment app offers ways to stand out from the crowd during follow-up
Examiner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Sept. 26, 2012: "There's an app for that" — and the latest app for "that" is an employment app that offers creative ways to impress hiring managers. Follow Up Ideas, LLC today launched an employment app called Follow Up Ideas, designed to help today's job seekers differentiate themselves and better compete in today's extremely challenging job market. More

11. 10 tips to help make networking work for you
Business 2 Community    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From July 24, 2012: A recent LinkedIn story got surprisingly got a lot of attention, because it focused on an idea that is often overlooked by many networkers — "mutual benefit." As suggested, networking is not marketing, sales, or a numbers game. It's a relationship game where the objective is to help others get what they want before what you want. So what is networking? Networking is a social activity where groups of like-minded individuals come together to share information about themselves, their area of expertise, provide and receive business referrals to/from other members, and serve as a resource for others. More
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