Meet Our 2021 Career Coaches in Residence

September 20, 2021 | Teresa L

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Toronto Public Library welcomes our 2021 Career Coaches in Residence (CCIR), Catherine Crawford and E-Lin Chen, who will be offering free 1-on-1 career counselling and job search help for younger adults (18 to 29) from September 13, 2021 to February 19, 2022. You can connect with a career coach over...

Three Labour Market Insights You Might Want to Know

July 5, 2021 | TPL Staff

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At times, labour market information can be overwhelming and confusing. So here are three insights on what to look out for when you’re conducting research. TL;DR (Too long, didn’t read): When conducting labour market research, identify any gaps in knowledge, skills and experiences, learn which companies are and/or will be...

You are Not Alone During the Job Search

April 8, 2021 | Teresa L

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Job searching can sometimes feel like a solo journey. Cindy Fruitman, one of our Career Coaches in Residence, shares how to discover your own support team during the job searching process. Cindy Fruitman, Toronto Public Library Career Coach in Residence Sometimes it feels like job search is such a lonely...

Tips on How to Speak Confidently in an Interview

April 7, 2021 | Teresa L

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You’ve landed an interview but you’re having trouble communicating your ideas with confidence. Tharsheka Natkunam, one of our Career Coaches in Residence, shares some advice on how to speak confidently, especially during an interview. Tharsheka Natkunam, Toronto Public Library Career Coach in Residence So you want to know how to...

Networking for Introverts and Beginners

March 8, 2021 | Teresa L

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Networking can be useful for your career growth but it doesn't come naturally to everyone. Ken Lee, one of our Career Coaches in Residence, shares some insights on how to make networking seem less daunting. The Career Coaches in Residence program offers remote career and job search help for younger...

How to Make Career Decisions on Your Own Terms

February 24, 2021 | Teresa L

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Jennifer Gaudette, one of our Career Coaches in Residence, shares her insights on how to make a career decision that's right for you. The Career Coaches in Residence program offers remote career and job search help for younger adults (18 to 29) from Feb 1, 2021 to Apr 9, 2021....

Most Commonly Asked Questions Answered by our Career Coaches in Residence

December 18, 2020 | Teresa L

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Over 10 weeks in October to December 2020, our Career Coaches in Residence, Cindy Fruitman, Jennifer Gaudette, Ken Lee and Tharsheka Natkunam, together held over 200 appointments and 13 workshops for younger adults. They offered career advice on job searching, networking, navigating a new employment landscape and more. To wrap...

Career Coaches Share Advice They Wish They Knew When They Were Younger

November 2, 2020 | Teresa L

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Hindsight is 20/20 but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn from the experiences and even the mistakes of others. Our Career Coaches in Residence share career advice they wish they knew when they were younger. Toronto Public Library's Career Coaches in Residence: Cindy Fruitman, Jennifer Gaudette, Ken Lee and Tharsheka...

Pursuing a Career in Fine Art: Resources for Emerging Artists

October 8, 2020 | lfeesey

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Canada’s 2016 Census revealed that visual artists in Canada earned on average $21,100 per year. More than 75% of that income was derived from employment not associated with creating and selling art. This income level seems dismal. So we've put together some resources for aspiring artists who are looking to...

Meet Our Career Coaches in Residence

October 2, 2020 | Teresa L

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Toronto Public Library is excited to welcome our first four Career Coaches in Residence who will be offering remote career and job search help for younger adults (18 to 29) from Sep 28, 2020 to Dec 4, 2020 and from Feb 1, 2021 to Apr 9, 2021. Coaches can help...