November 2020

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Career Skills Spotlight


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Professionalism is essential to employers because it assures them you'll react appropriately and make sound decisions when facing challenges. Understanding how to combine the Triple-A will help you prove you're a professional with good judgment.

Career Tips



How to request a letter of recommendation for graduate school?


A recommendation letter is a critical component of your graduate school application. Requesting a letter of recommendation may seem daunting, considering how big of an impact it could have on your future. Check out the following links to find out whom you should ask, what information you should provide, and how to ask for it:

Career Trend



15 skills LinkedIn say will help you get hired in 2020 - and where to learn them

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It can be difficult to discern which skills companies are prioritizing, and what makes your résumé stand out to recruiters. This year, LinkedIn used data from 660+ million professionals in its network and 20+ million job listings to determine the hard and soft skills that are most in-demand in 2020.

Featured Profile



Social and Community Service Worker

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This career is "more than a job," as Viviana learns when she meets with a social and community worker, who feels honoured to be with community members during their most vulnerable time. She empowers the community, leading them toward health and wellness.


For more occupations and self-assessment quizzes, visit Career Cruising. Please first login at the top of this page Career Databases to obtain the username and password for Career Cruising.


Featured Resource



WorkInCulture JobBoard Success Stories Podcasts

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If you are a job seeker interested in a position as an artist or cultural worker, listen to these podcasts for advice on how to secure a position as an artist or cultural worker. You can also explore the site for tips such as how to sell your work internationally, gain business skills through the site’s eLearning modules, and find work through the WorkInCulture JobBoard

Featured Book



Peterson's how to write the perfect personal statement

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Applying for graduate schools? This book demystifies critical aspects of the admissions process by providing insight into how to create and write personal statements that respond to the questions that appear on the applications of many popular graduate schools.


To learn more about this topic, please consult these books:

  • Graduate admissions essays: write your way into the graduate school of your choice (click here)
  • Getting into graduate school in the sciences : a step-by-step guide for students (click here)
  • Getting into graduate school: a comprehensive guide for psychology and the behavioral sciences (click here)


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