May 2021

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Career Skills Spotlight Series



Problem Solving


Effective problem solving happens when we take 4 simple steps 1) identify the problem, 2) consult information, 3) analyze options, and 4) develop solutions. Following a process or framework isn’t enough though. You also need to think critically by asking some key questions covered in this video.

Career Tips



How to demonstrate your critical thinking and problem solving skills


Critical thinking and problem solving skills have been the top skills employers rated as essential career readiness competencies over the years. To learn more about these skills and how to demonstrate them on your resume and at your next interview, check out these links:

Career Trend



Canada’s 2021 Best Work Places

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Every year, Great Place to Work surveys employees to find out the best workplaces. Click “View the list” to see this year’s lists of best workplaces in Canada with 1000+, 100-999, 50-99, and less than 50 employees.

Featured Profile



Assistant Editor


I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania but headed to the Midwest to attend Saint Mary’s College, an all-women’s institution in Notre Dame, Indiana. There I studied English Literature and thought about teaching until my study abroad time in Rome, when I decided to pursue literature alone. A professor (Ted Billy) at Saint Mary’s suggested I look into publishing as a career possibility…continue reading


For more occupations, visit Vault Career Intelligence (off-campus access: VPN is required).

Featured Resource



OpportuNext – Job Growth Prospects

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OpprtuNext is a tool provided by The Conference Board of Canada and Future Skills Centre. This tool allows you to explore skill-based career pathways. Enter an occupation in the “Enter your current title” box to see average salary and job prospects in the next 5 and 10 years.

Featured Book



Highly effective networking: Meet the right people and get a great job

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Networking in job hunting is different than other networking. This book cuts through the myths and misunderstandings, teaches you how real networking fits into your job search, and how to effectively use your current circle of contacts.


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

  • It’s who you know: how a network of 12 key people can fast-track your success (read here)
  • Networking for people who hate networking : a field guide for introverts, the overwhelmed, and the underconnected (read here)
  • Networking for nerds: find, access and land hidden game-changing career opportunities everywhere (read here)


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