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Valuable Job Search Lesson comes from knocking on the wrong door!

We all know that cold calling can be very stressful and not very successful.  Here is a true story of a current student nearing graduation that can help us better understand how to turn this misconception around and learn from it. The other day, one of our students planned a visit to a Kingston area

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Magnet – Connecting People to Jobs

The Kingston Campus of Academy of Learning College  is proud to be a member of the Magnet network, in partnership with the Ontario Chambers of Commerce, and funded by the Government of Ontario. Magnet came together in early 2014 with an aim to address unemployment and underemployment. Magnet’s vision is to help connect individuals to

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JOB Seekers & Employers Find Each Other!

  The Kingston Campus of Academy of Learning College  is proud to be a member of the Magnet network, in partnership with the Ontario Chambers of Commerce, and funded by the Government of Ontario. Magnet came together in early 2014 with an aim to address unemployment and underemployment. Magnet’s vision is to help connect individuals

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4 Interview Tips for Recent Graduates

Good, solid and simple advice… Click to read more

 
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How to Ace a Telephone Interview

Do you get nervous during telephone #interviews? For tips from Workopolis on how to ace a telephone interviews, visit: http://ow.ly/oyfyl                                               . Opportunity calling: How to ace a telephone interview – Workopolis   workopolis.com

 
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Resume versus LinkedIn Profile

If you want to make a difference in your career development, then you need to understand the difference! 7 Ways Your LinkedIn Profile And Resume Should Differ

 
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Exploring Resume styles

The purpose of a Resume is not to land a job directly but to entice the employer to invite you to an interview. Quality is what matters most when deciding the style of your Resume. You might choose Chronological, Functional or a combination of the two. Which reflects your style the most when it comes

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Transferable Skills

Seeing transferable skills is all about perspective and attitude.  For some reason, people have a hard time talking about their strengths; what they have to offer prospective employers.   If you are a student, you could talk about how you have gained excellent time management and organizational skills from balancing your course load.  These are important

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Surveys to Jumpstart your Career Investigation

Having trouble thinking about your transferable skills or what you are truly looking for in a career?  Completing free online surveys can get you thinking about what you have to offer employers.  -          The Keirsey Personality Questionnaire is tool to help job seekers discover their personality type which will aid in choosing proper wording in

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How to Access the Hidden Job Market

Katie Ross, a Job Developer/Employment Counsellor at  Services d’employabilité ACFOMI Employment Services  presented to the students on how to access the “Hidden Job Market” in Kingston, Ontario.  Some tips included: Network. Network. Network. Katie stressed the importance of telling everyone that the students come in contact with that they are looking for work.  A lot

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