Most college and university students across Canada are either just finishing or will soon be starting their Reading Week/Winter Breaks. Especially for those close to graduating and looking to get ahead of their peers, that means preparing for a competitive job search and maybe even sending out some applications.
The first step in any job search is creating a great resume that will grab the attention of employers and perfectly describe your skills and abilities. There are countless sources to help you write that resume — just last week we shared a video providing some fresh resume tips for 2018. What we often don’t talk about is how to search for a job without a resume.
This video from jobposting.ca provides 3 tips to find your next job without a resume, specifically for new grads who are just entering the job market. If you know anybody starting out their job search, you may help them reduce their stress level just by forwarding them this post. Or, if your career requires a detailed resume, these tips are perfect to supplement your job search any time.
As technology advances, people spend more time attached to their devices checking social media, email, calling, reading news, etc. and this is all between having conversations and exchanges with actual human beings. The result is smaller and smaller attention spans that make a gold fish look focused!
Similar to most professionals, recruiters are also guilty of having the attention span of a gold fish. They work with so many technologies and tools that getting them to pay close attention to your resume can prove to be challenging. This video from Professor Heather Austin provides 6 tips you can apply to your resume that will make it more likely to grab and keep a recruiter’s attention:
Have a clear message
Include a branding profile (also known as Personal Summary)
It’s amazing what you can learn about yourself and others based simply on the way we perform everyday activities like walking and holding a bag. Being armed with this information is not something you’d put into a resume to differentiate yourself during the job search, but it can help you improve as a person. Both understanding yourself and others makes you more likely to succeed in a team, both as a follower and a leader, and that will make you more in-demand by clients and recruiters.
This interesting video from Bright Side goes through four simple things that can reveal a lot about one’s personality. Check it out and see what you learn. Are there any other small details you pay attention to in your co-workers that helps you work better with them?
Google is one of the most powerful tools available to us. A simple Google Search helps you find job opportunities, compare technologies before purchasing them, and research virtually any topic. What’s surprising is that although most of us use Google all of the time, few of us use it to its fullest potential!
TechGumbo will surprise you in this video while teaching you at the same time. They go through 12 Google Search Tricks and at least one of them is sure to change the way you run your next search.
Hackers are some of the smartest people alive. Their skills are often used for good, usually finding vulnerabilities for companies and governments; however, when these geniuses get selfish and go rogue, the outcome can be destructive and harmful.
If you thought you were good with technology, this video from MindChop will bring you down a couple notches. They go through the 10 greatest hackers of all time and what these people have accomplished is a terrifying and surprising.
Every holiday season, Eagle skips the traditional gifts and cards so we can make a donation to deserving charities across Canada. Once again this year, 5 organizations benefited with the help of our clients and contractors . We’re excited to share the results in this quick video…
By Crystal Nicol,
Delivery Manager, Eastern Canada at Eagle
Welcome 2018!! Yes, a new year is here! It’s the perfect time to set new and exciting goals. As we all know from experience, making a New Year’s resolution is easy. Sticking with it and actually achieving your goal is hard – very hard. Unfortunately, only about 8 percent of us who set goals achieve them. But the good news is that research shows people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to change their behavior than those who never commit. Why do we find it so difficult to stick our resolutions/goals? It’s probably because the resolution wasn’t S.M.A.R.T. In order for goal setting to be effective you need to understand how to write S.M.A.R.T. goals. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.
Specific: What specifically do you want to accomplish? For this step you can ask yourself the 5 W’s – who, what, where, when and why.
Measurable: What will it look like if you achieve your objective? How will you know when you’ve reached this goal? We need to know where the finish line is and when we have completed the goal. The answer to this goal must be a true or false, a yes or a no or a specific number.
Attainable: Can you realistically reach this goal? Remember, the whole point of a goal is to be challenged and set a goal that will push you, but it shouldn’t be impossible.
Relevant: The goal must fit into the overall reason you are doing this. This plays along with “why” you are setting this goal or “why” you want to obtain this goal.
Timely: What is your deadline? All objectives need a timeline, which will hold accountability to your actions and progress.
Check out this video for a more detailed discussion on setting your S.M.A.R.T. goals…
If you’re getting bored of spending time with family but not ready to head back to work, take a break and read today’s post. We compiled all of our favourite time wasting, semi-useless posts from the past year and left them all below.
We love riddles and brain teasers. Work out your brain with some of these…
Winter holidays are here. It’s time to take some time away from building project plans and computer programs to building more important things, like Snowmen, Christmas Trees and Santa Claus… out of Lego!
Building a tree that’s not just a stack of green blocks may seem like a daunting task, but with the proper guides, your holiday Lego town can be quite detailed and in-depth. The video below from Pley, as well as these infographics which Pley also created, will show you step-by-step how anyone can build a Snowman, a Christmas Tree or Santa Clause using a basic Lego set.
Macs provide an incredible experience that can be substantially different than a PC. Professionals around the world use them for various reasons and many consumers also prefer the Mac for personal use. Regardless of the exact use, one thing is for sure – Mac Users love their computer!
If you have a Mac, you already know many of the features that differentiate macOS from your Windows environment, but do you know all of the tricks and customization options? Before you answer, check out this video from Snazzy Labs with hidden Mac tricks that they claim even longtime power users of OS X don’t know.
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