According to Business Insider the competition for jobs is relatively lower in December as many people take this time off from their job search. Get ahead of your competition by checking out this week’s Hot Tip Sheet for job leads, postings and job search tips.
This week’s Hot Tip Sheet has several local job leads, postings and labour market information, including a link to Workopolis’ recent article on the top 5 job titles that appeared more frequently in 2013.
This week’s Hot Tip Sheet has information on several local job leads and postings and current labour market information including details on the proposed foot passenger ferry service from Nanaimo to Vancouver and the new Fire Hall for the Town of Qualicum.
This week’s Hot Tip Sheet has information on several local job leads and postings and current labour market information including details on the announcement that SNC-Lavalin Inc. has been selected as the preferred contractor to design and construct the billion dollar John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project.
This week’s Hot Tip Sheet has information on several local job leads and postings and current labour market information from last week’s Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) Summit!
This week’s Hot Tip Sheet has information on several local job leads and postings, upcoming job fairs, labour market information on the mining industry and more!
This week’s Hot Tip Sheet has information on several local job leads and postings, upcoming Mount Washington job fairs and more.
This week’s Hot Tip Sheet has information on several local job leads and postings, upcoming job fairs and more.
This week’s Hot Tip Sheet has information on several local job leads and postings, upcoming job fairs, labour market information on the liquid natural gas industry and more!
Active Aging Week is an annual event held the last full week of September. This year Active Aging week is September 22 – 28. The week was initiated by the International Council of Active Aging to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience activities and exercise in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere. During the week, host organizations provide a variety of free activities, such as classes, educational seminars, access to fitness facilities, health fairs and community walks.
For more information on hosts and activities visit the Regional District of Nanaimo website.
This year The Career Centre is celebrating Active Aging Week by hosting a workshop geared to the Mature Worker Job Search: the myths, realities and opportunities. Hear current hot tips for success as well as the viewpoint of local, mature worker-friendly employers. The workshop will be held on Tuesday September 24th from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. This free workshop is open to anyone in our community, call us at 250-248-3205 to pre-register.
Resume Tips for Mature Workers:
You can avoid triggering those stereotypes by building a resume that emphasizes your credentials, not your age. It is okay to leave out dates in your Education.
Workers should emphasize accomplishments, not years of experience. Accomplishments that are relevant to the opening automatically make a candidate appear more youthful. For more information on resume formats and tips check out the Resume and Cover Letter Workshop at The Career Centre.
Address the technology issue. One concern employers have about hiring older workers is that they haven’t kept up with technology. Flaunt what you have in this area. If you do not have any computer experience, register for the Introduction to MS Word and Introduction to the Internet workshops at The Career Centre. The website GCFlearnfree.org also offers various free online courses to learn software and computer tips.
Interview Tips for Mature Workers:
Research your employer: know as much about the company as possible including products and services, company culture, competition and how the position will contribute to the company. Check out their website, ask friends and family and even go in to the business if possible.
Practice the most common interview questions: find out what the most common interview questions are and how to answer them making them relevant to the job you are applying for. Practice with a friend, family member or Employment Consultant.
Showcase your transferrable skills: older workers can most effectively land a job in today’s competitive market by showcasing transferrable knowledge, skills and abilities that are mainly obtained through experience. Older workers are typically better equipped to communicate effectively at various organizational levels, resolve conflicts and exhibit patience.
Demonstrate enthusiasm: demonstrate a high energy level and show significant enthusiasm during interviews. Maintaining positive energy will help employers quickly connect with you. To “ace the interview” check out our Acing the Interview workshop at The Career Centre.
Following are some benefits of Hiring Mature Workers:
Detail-oriented, focused and attentive
Pride in a job well done
Efficiency and confidence
Setting an example