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...

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...