December 2020

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News and Resources


The end of the year often invites a pause for reflection. It’s a great time to take stock of the year behind and look ahead. Here’s a helpful guide to help you to delve deeper into determining your skills and strengths and focus on career aspirations.

Career Skills Spotlight



Following the WHAT guidelines on necessary details and context and the HOW's around Tone, Clarity, and Organization will improve your written communication - a skill you need to succeed no matter what you do. To view the video click here.

Career Tips



How to improve your job profile for your next job application


Being able to communicate effectively is the most sought-after soft skill employers look for among their future job candidates. Your first impression to employers is usually communicated through your cover letter or LinkedIn summary profile. Check out these templates and examples to improve your cover letters and LinkedIn summary for your next job application.

  • 5 templates that’ll make writing the perfect LinkedIn Summary a total breeze (The Muse)
  • Cover letter samples and templates to inspire your next application (
  • Communicate ideas - Writing (McGill Skillsets)

Career Trend



What will the future of jobs be like? (video)


The Future of Jobs report maps the jobs and skills of the future, tracking the pace of change. This video will shed light on the expected outlook for technology adoption, jobs and skills in the next five years. To learn more and read the report, click here.

Featured Profile



Data Scientist


As a data scientist, it is her responsibility to extract and communicate actionable insights from data. Her role centers on understanding her company’s customers…continue reading. If you are interested in a career in math, statistics or computer science, check out:

For more occupations, visit Career Cruising or Vault Career Intelligence. Please first login at the top of this page Career Databases to obtain the username and password for Career Cruising.


Featured Resource



TalentEgg Candidate Video Showcase

(click here)


Want to get noticed and recruited by top employers? You can now record a short video introduction about yourself along with your resume to show potential employers through, Canada’s most popular job site for students and recent graduates.

Featured Book



The Entrepreneurial Muse: Inspiring Your Career in Classical Music

(click here)


This book explores entrepreneurial principles and their application in a classical music context. The Entrepreneurial Muse inspires readers' creative imaginations and gives them practical tools to realize a musical career that is sustainable, fulfilling, and impactful.


To learn more about careers in music and related fields, please consult these books:

  • Beyond talent: creating a successful career in music (click here)
  • Music business careers: career duality in the creative industries (click here)
  • Music career advising: a guide for parents, students, and teachers (click here)


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