29 Aug

TIPS TO SCREEN YOUR RESUME BEFORE APPLYING FOR A JOB

Posted by John Brandwagt

Backed by research, we now know recruiters only spend six seconds on an average to scan a resume. Six seconds is all it takes for an employer to decide whether you’ll be considered for the type of job advertised or not. When the window of opportunity is this small, every word on your resume matters.

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Topics: IT Jobs, resume tips
22 Aug

Cybersecurity Experts: The Rising Need Amid The Skill Shortage

Posted by Simon Delisle

Cyberattacks are on the rise. As per a World Economic Forum report, cybersecurity breaches cost over $300bn to companies worldwide. As per global information technology leader Accenture, the average number of successful cybersecurity breaches to affect companies have increased 22% to over 130 per year. That makes a case enough to have a robust cybersecurity system for your organization. But is it really worth it?

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15 Aug

Record Low Unemployment, Still 397,400 Jobs Vacant In Canada

Posted by John Brandwagt

Labor market studies would confuse even King Solomon. Things seem a little topsy-turvy in Canada. We are experiencing a very low unemployment rate, which is good. On the other hand, job vacancies have increased. Second Quarter, 2018 shows a job vacancy rate of 3.1%. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business Help Wanted Report notes this is the highest vacancy rate observed in the last 14 years. Approximately 400,000 jobs have been vacant for four months.

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Topics: IT Jobs
1 Aug

The Importance of Networking in Landing a Job

Posted by John Brandwagt

Canada’s employers have a great demand for Information Technology professionals and engineers. It does not mean hiring offers are automatic because competition is fierce. A person will be up against highly qualified rivals and need a competitive edge. Many times, people are trapped in a traditional mindset when it comes to job hunting. They will rely on responding to want ads and sending out resumes, hoping for the best. That is not very efficient and it can result in lost opportunities. IT and engineering professionals must understand that they must go the extra mile in order to land that perfect job.

Networking is part of the process.

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18 Jul

How Much Should I Get Paid?

Posted by Simon Delisle

Working pro bono is commendable but it does not pay the bills. IT professionals and engineers have a skill set that is in great demand by employers. These highly talented folks justifiably ask for wages that are above what an average worker earns. Nevertheless, both IT technicians and engineers must be careful.

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