Modern Rules for Entry-Level Job Seekers

June 13, 2022 | Career Coach

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Kadine Cooper is one of Toronto Public Library's Career Coaches in Residence. Compared to previous generations, entry-level job seekers today have more flexibility in some ways and less flexibility in others. On the one hand, many recent graduates have higher student debt. It’s natural to feel pressured if you are...

Three Tools and Functions to Use on LinkedIn

May 9, 2022 | Career Coach

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Career Coach in Residence Ken Lee shares his tips for building your LinkedIn profile and network. LinkedIn is a powerful platform that can be used for different reasons depending on your goals. If you’re a first-time user, keep these three tools and functions in mind as you kick off and/or...

Is Career Continuation or Career Change the Right Path For You?

April 22, 2022 | Career Coach

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Toronto Public Library's Career Coach in Residence Catherine Crawford. First, it was the Great Resignation where workers were driven by lockdowns or burnout from the pandemic to quit their jobs in record numbers. Now, the employment landscape has shifted into something more nuanced. Millions of workers are leaving their jobs...

Meet Our Newest Career Coaches in Residence

March 14, 2022 | Career Coach

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Our 2022 Career Coaches in Residence L to R: Ken Lee, Kadine Cooper and Catherine Crawford Our newest Career Coaches in Residence offers free one-on-one career counselling and job search help for younger adults, age 18-29, from March 7 to July 30, 2022. You can connect with a career coach...

Interview Tips from Our Career Coaches

February 8, 2022 | Career Coach

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Over the last year, our Career Coaches in Residence have fielded questions on many topics. In this blog post, Career Coaches E-Lin and Catherine address the important task of preparing for an interview. In fact, preparation is one of the most important pieces of advice they share when it comes...

Follow Your Passion: Easier Said Than Done

January 24, 2022 | Career Coach

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You may have received the career advice “follow your passion” and then read somewhere else that it is bad advice. The reality is that “follow your passion” is easier said than done and it can come with many challenges. Here are some of the top challenges and advice on how...

The Magic of Networking this Holiday Season

December 13, 2021 | Teresa L

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As we head into the holiday season, you may be catching up with friends and family. It’s the season where many spend time gathering with people and reconnecting. Although it’s also a time to turn off work and unwind, those who are job searching can think of the holidays as...

How to Get Lucky in Your Job Search

November 15, 2021 | Teresa L

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When asking job seekers what attributed to their job search success, many attributed it to “being lucky.” Yet job seekers who are in the thick of it can sometimes feel like finding a job is more difficult than winning the lottery. Here are few ideas to help you increase the...

Setting SMART Goals for Career Success

October 25, 2021 | Teresa L

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The Fall season brings a sense of change and newfound energy with it. It’s a great time to refocus, get motivated and set career goals. When it comes to your career, setting goals and making them achievable is a way to hold yourself accountable. One great career goal might be...

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 12, 2021 | Denise

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This is an annual campaign to promote disability inclusion in the workplace. Although discussions about diversity issues are increasingly common in the employment sector, these discussions often do not address disability. As a result, people with disabilities continue to face significant barriers...