October 2020

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Career Skills Spotlight


(click here for video)


What skills are employers looking for in a resume or an interview? Do you know the 8 skills you need to be career-ready? We’ll be spotlighting them one by one, in upcoming newsletters, and helping you articulate them to future employers.

Career Tips



How to succeed at your virtual internship?


Virtual internships are new for all of us, which can make them feel intimidating.

Check out these tips:

  • 10 Best Fields for Remote Internships (GoAbroad.com)
  • 5 tips for succeeding at your virtual internship (Vault Career Intelligence)
  • To find virtual internships, visit career databases

Career Trend



7 Career Lessons I Learned from Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Nintendo’s hit game captured the consoles of players all over the world, selling 13 million copies in the first six weeks after release. The most impactful career lessons often come from the most unexpected places...Continue Reading

Featured Profile



You’re a what? Contact Tracer!


I’m an epidemiologist currently focused on contact tracing for COVID-19. I’m in charge of the vaccine preventable disease program at our county public health department. My responsibilities include… continue reading

Featured Resource



GoinGlobal Career Guides


(To access off-campus, VPN is required.

Registration with your McGill email is highly recommended)


No matter where you are right now, you can find local jobs and internship opportunities through GoinGlobal’s City Career Guides. This career database provides up-to-date job resources by city and country, hiring trends, industry overviews and more. You can learn how to make most out of this career database by watching quick training videos or registering for a free training session.

Featured Book



Knock 'Em Dead Resumes (click here)

(A killer resume gets more job interviews!)


To learn more about CV writing, please consult these books

  • McGill CaPS How to Write a CV (PDF) (click here)
  • Best Canadian resumes: 150+ best Canadian-format resumes (Print) (click here)
  • 202 great resumes (click here)
  • Resume for Dummies (click here)
  • The resume and cover letter phrase book : what to write to get the job that's right (click here)


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Montreal, QC H3A 0G3


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21111 Lakeshore Road

Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9


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