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When Your Career Dreams Change
Here are a few pointers on finding your footing and setting your sights on what the next ‘success’ looks like for you.
Defining your value proposition for a targeted job search
Understanding your value so you can send a clear and convincing message to employers that you are the one they need is the most effective way to secure an interview and subsequently, the job itself.
It’s a new year! Get your career in gear
A new year provides us all with an opportunity to start fresh, create new goals and reflect upon our accomplishments of the past year.
What comes after hello?
We live in a digital world, but face to face conversation hasn’t lost its importance.
Five Fatal Flaws to overcome in your Job Search
In meeting talented job seekers wondering why they have not experienced employment success. What’s happening and what can they do
Rookie Files: What I learned in my first job at the NBA
In the six years since i started working have my career has grown quickly and as I look back on those early days I am keenly aware of some key lessons I learned in that first job out of school.
Want to use LinkedIn better? Get into the newsfeed.
The real key to using LinkedIn better is getting into the newsfeed and using content to engage with your network and build your professional brand.
Professional Outreach Tips for New Grads
I believe in transparency, honesty and authenticity in life and in business. So along those themes, here is some straight up constructive feedback that will benefit those who are looking to polish some of their outreach skills.
How to shine during your next interview
The key to interview success is to be a great storyteller
5 tips for making a career change
Has your career lost it’s luster? Maybe it’s time to make a change.
A career chat with Priya Singh
Priya Singh BMSc'08 landed her dream job and had a few things to say about how attending a Western Alumni Career Management workshop gave her what she needed to make it all happen.
Career Advancement
We invited four expert panelists to chat about career advancement in this #PurpleWorks Twitter Chat.
Optimize your job search and get noticed
Are you making the most of your job search efforts?
Acing the Interview
We invited three expert panelists to chat about hiring and getting hired during our second #PurpleWorks Twitter Chat.
We’ll be talking with 4 expert panelists about “Entrepreneurship” in our third #PurpleWorks Twitter Chat.
What you need to know about getting hired
We invited four expert panelists to chat about hiring and getting hired during our first #PurpleWorks Twitter Chat.
Acing the interview with your two minute personal profile
When it comes to first impressions, nothing is more valuable than having the ability to distinguish yourself from others, especially during an interview.
Prepare for your next interview with InterviewStream
Before heading into your next interview, spend 30 minutes using our newest technology: InterviewStream.
Why you can’t get a job
Many job candidates do all the right things and still it’s a daunting task to get a new job.
Give back to the Western community through career mentoring
There are a variety of ways in which you can give back to the Western community with a mentoring frame of mind.
Winning cover letters
Yes, you need a cover letter! Unless the posting states “Do not include a cover letter,” it is recommended that an applicant send one to accompany a resume.
Transferrable skills
A listing of some examples of the kinds of skills that a Western degree can develop.
Government of Canada resources
The Canadian government offers a number of services and tools that help you search for jobs and evaluate opportunities.
Get the right job faster
Western's Alumni Career Coach, Sarah Dawson, gives you a few useful tips on how to land the right job for you.
Company rankings: the best of the best
Each year, a variety of organizations and publications evaluate thousands of employers and release a list of the best of the best.
Common resume questions
Not sure what to put on your resume? How to format it? What font to use? We've compiled a list of commonly asked questions and answers about resumes.
Chronological vs. functional/skill based resumes
The two most commonly used resume formats are: chronological and functional/skill based. This article contains descriptions of these types of resumes, plus their respective advantages and disadvantages.
Accomplishment statements
Successful marketing involves packaging your skills and experiences to demonstrate your strengths to a potential employer.
Finding your next great opportunity
Alumni Career Coach Sarah Dawson walks you through a few basic career management principles so that you too can find a hidden gem.
Four tips to network your way to the top
Western's Alumni Career Coach, Sarah Dawson, gives you a few of her best tips on networking.
Best. Resume. Ever.
Tips for success for writing a resume that stands out.
What you need to know about using a recruiter
Thinking of working with a recruiter? Find out how a recruiter can help you target your job search and find the employment opportunity that's perfect for you.
Four career moves new grads need to know
Not sure where to start? Western’s Alumni Career Management is here to help, and we asked a few of our notable alumni to chime in too!
Action verbs to use when writing your resume or CV
We've compiled a list of effective action verbs you can use to express your accomplishments on your resume or CV.
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