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How international students can succeed at assessment centres to get a graduate job

Assessment centres are a popular recruitment tool for graduate vacancies, particularly with larger employers. The idea of being assessed for a whole day might seem like a lot of pressure, but if you follow a few of our tips you can arrive feeling prepared for whatever the day might throw at you. Employers invest money in assessment centre as they believe them to be a successful way to recruit the top talent, so, bring your ‘A’ game and do your best to show the company what you have to offer. 

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By Jen Garmston Published: June 03, 2019

Humanities students less vulnerable to job-market booms and busts, study says

Students from the social sciences and humanities have more stable careers in the long run than those who pursue more highly paid disciplines like computer science, which go through boom and bust cycles, a new study of 82,000 graduates released Monday has found.
 
The study looks at the labour market outcomes of each class of graduating students from the University of Ottawa, between 1998 and 2010. Earnings in some fields, particularly computer science, are much more vulnerable to economic cycles than in others, where salaries are lower but steadily move up through the years. Over the next year, the study will be extended to other institutions across the country and reach colleges and clusters of schools in the same region.
 
 
 
 

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By The Globe and Mail
Published: December 18, 2014

Green economy ripe for job growth

Canada’s green economy is growing so quickly that even in an oil and gas city like Calgary, job seekers with environmental expertise are in demand.
 
That’s according to Michael Kerford, president of environmental labour market organization ECO Canada and one of the organizers of the Green Jobs Forum that took place in Calgary on Wednesday. Touted as the first of its kind in Western Canada, the forum featured over 40 speaker sessions and an exhibit hall for job seekers interested in a “green” career path.
 
“We’re seeing growth that far outweighs the employment growth across other sectors,” said Kerford, adding ECO Canada statistics show more than 1.7 million Canadian workers spend some portion of their time on environmental activities. So-called “green employment” has seen a ten-fold increase over the past two decades, accounting for more than 730,000 Canadian jobs in 2013, he said.
 
That growth isn’t restricted to certain pockets of the country, but is being felt right here in the heart of oil country. According to ECO Canada, 219,287 Albertans are employed in the environmental sector — surpassed only by Ontario, Quebec, and B.C.
 
Kerford said Alberta benefits from its entrepreneurial culture as well as the strength of its post-secondary institutions, which are graduating young people who possess the kind of scientific and technical skills the environmental sector needs.

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By Calgary Herald
Published: December 11, 2014

Ottawa hiring 400 public servants to manage EI

The Conservative government is adding 400 public servants to manage employment insurance files in response to a big spike in the number of Canadians complaining of poor service, including unanswered phone calls and processing delays.
 
Employment Minister Jason Kenney’s office confirmed the plans to The Globe and Mail in response to questions about negative performance statistics the minister recently tabled in the House of Commons.
 
 

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By The Globe and Mail
Published: December 11, 2014

Commercial Account Manager Intern - Saint John NB

Position Purpose
 
This is an entry level, proactive face-to-face sales role in RBC’s Commercial Banking platform. The program is approximately 7-9 months in duration depending on previous experience, primarily in a Commercial Center where a mentor(s) is assigned to coach the trainee throughout the program. Training prepares the trainee to deliver excellent responsive and proactive service to Commercial business clients in the accounts, operating services, deposits and investments, credit and lending areas. Training occurs on-the-job combined with self-study material, interactive satellite courses and possible classroom training. After successfully completing training, the individual would be placed in a permanent position. The Training Program would start immediately.

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By RBC
Published: December 06, 2014

Top 7 Survival Tips For New Grads In The Workplace

For many new graduates, moving from school into the workplace is a huge culture shock. They are going from an environment where everyone has been the same age and generational outlook to a suddenly diverse social environment with people of all ages and backgrounds present. Learning the ropes of a new job, mastering the social ladder of a workplace, and in general, trying to figure out  business etiquette can be pretty frustrating to new workers.
 
 

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By Careeralism
Published: December 06, 2014

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