poss.ca - Toronto's magazine for job seekers /en/poss.rss en Small town, big changes /en/content/small-town-big-changes <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-11-11T00:00:00-05:00">November 11, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>When I first moved to a small town in southwestern Ontario, it seemed like it was the sort of place where you could quietly retire after spending your life making doilies. There were four high schools and that seemed excessive.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:44:42 +0000 iworang 4316 at Better jobs, fewer condos, please /en/content/better-jobs-fewer-condos-please <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-11-07T00:00:00-05:00">November 7, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Stagnant is the last word you’d ever use to describe Toronto these days.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:58:38 +0000 iworang 4312 at Leaving no stone unturned /en/content/leaving-no-stone-unturned <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-11-05T00:00:00-05:00">November 5, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span class="conversation">In conversation with ...</span> Louise Doran, a naturopathic physician since 2000, who works out of <a href="http://kewbeachnaturopathicclinic.com/" target="_blank">Kew Beach Naturopathic Clinic</a> and <a href="http://www.gcwc.biz/louise_-_bio.html" target="_blank">Gen</a></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/en/content/leaving-no-stone-unturned"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/stone.jpg?itok=JNJlL8oV" width="195" height="130" alt="" /></a></div></div></div> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:07:08 +0000 iworang 4306 at Job seeker’s Twitter party /en/content/job-seeker-s-twitter-party <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-11-01T00:00:00-04:00">November 1, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>It’s a social media bash and you’re invited! On Nov. 12 from 8 to 9 p.m., the Centre for Education &amp; Training (TCET) is hosting a Twitter party (tweet chat) on how social media is changing the face of job search.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:42:18 +0000 iworang 4305 at Find work this holiday season /en/content/find-work-holiday-season <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-11-01T00:00:00-04:00">November 1, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Baby, it’s cold outside and you’re strapped for cash. Work’s been slow or your people want Christmas presents or you just need some extra cash to tide you over till you find something permanent. Whatever the reason, the holiday season is the perfect time to fatten your bank account a little bit.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/en/content/find-work-holiday-season"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/holidayshopping.jpg?itok=ZCHtve_o" width="195" height="130" alt="" /></a></div></div></div> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:01:03 +0000 iworang 2119 at Internship woes are a global issue /en/content/internship-woes-are-global-issue <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-10-30T00:00:00-04:00">October 30, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Hello there and welcome to another installment of the Unpaid Internship Woes show. Recently, an internship was posted in a prestigious Canadian magazine and it paid. I know. Wild.</p></div></div></div> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:37:06 +0000 iworang 4297 at Dealing with the root of health problems -- naturopathic doctors /en/content/dealing-root-health-problems-naturopathic-doctors <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-10-30T00:00:00-04:00">October 30, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>To be a naturopathic doctor you’ve got to be determined, dedicated and emotionally tough — and having deep pockets doesn’t hurt.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/en/content/dealing-root-health-problems-naturopathic-doctors"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/sicklady.jpg?itok=WFahuhiy" width="195" height="130" alt="" /></a></div></div></div> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:09:24 +0000 iworang 4291 at Second interview techniques /en/content/second-interview-techniques <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-10-25T00:00:00-04:00">October 25, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Your resumé is a beauty and your cover letter led to an interview. Your technique dazzled and you shone. And then, surprise! You get a call for a … second interview.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/en/content/second-interview-techniques"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/panel_0.jpg?itok=iJqKSoqz" width="195" height="130" alt="" /></a></div></div></div> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:02:03 +0000 iworang 1832 at The end is nigh /en/content/end-nigh <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-10-24T00:00:00-04:00">October 24, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>We at poss.ca are very sad to say that unless there is a dramatic change in events our employment website will be folding.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:42:07 +0000 iworang 4285 at Pretty careers /en/content/pretty-careers <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-10-22T00:00:00-04:00">October 22, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Toronto is a beautiful city. And in the past few years, we’ve seen a surge of businesses open devoted to beautifying its people. From more alternative places like tattoo parlors to specialized places like barber shops to blow drying bars and even places designed purely for eyebrow care, this city is a high-maintenance stunner.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/en/content/pretty-careers"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/hairoption.jpg?itok=gfOoe-VA" width="195" height="130" alt="" /></a></div></div></div> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:01:31 +0000 iworang 2096 at Opportunity is everywhere /en/content/opportunity-everywhere <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-10-21T00:00:00-04:00">October 21, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>When I read the <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/why-shining-the-shoes-of-rich-businessmen-is-better-than-my-internships/article14378326/" target="_blank">Why shining the shoes of rich businessmen is better than my internships</a> piece in The <i>Globe and Mail</i></p></div></div></div> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:48:56 +0000 iworang 4280 at Strategizing your way into the Ontario Public Service /en/content/strategizing-your-way-ontario-public-service <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-10-18T00:00:00-04:00">October 18, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>I probably shouldn’t write this in an article that can be viewed by anyone including my boss, but Ontario Public Service (OPS) job alerts have been popping up in my inbox for years.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/en/content/strategizing-your-way-ontario-public-service"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/happyworkers.jpg?itok=QVicWSpo" width="195" height="130" alt="" /></a></div></div></div> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:06:52 +0000 iworang 4276 at The 20-something’s guide to job search in Toronto /en/content/20-something-s-guide-job-search-toronto <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-10-17T00:00:00-04:00">October 17, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>If you’re out of work and just starting out, you can be forgiven for feeling dazed and confused when it comes to moving forward on your career path.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/en/content/20-something-s-guide-job-search-toronto"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/unikids.jpg?itok=xGyw6GSk" width="195" height="130" alt="" /></a></div></div></div> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:17:34 +0000 iworang 4259 at Found in translation /en/content/found-translation <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-10-11T00:00:00-04:00">October 11, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>If you’re a bilingual person who can’t find employment, you might think you’re the ideal candidate to become a translator, just like I did once, long time ago. You might be. Might. </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/en/content/found-translation"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/binocs.jpg?itok=OVXXknxL" width="195" height="130" alt="" /></a></div></div></div> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:35:03 +0000 iworang 4252 at Get ready for Workforce Development Week /en/content/get-ready-workforce-development-week <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-10-10T00:00:00-04:00">October 10, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Time to sharpen up your networking skills to get ready for a bunch of networking and information events when the City of Toronto’s <a href="http://www.toronto.ca/workone/events.htm#CityofTOcareerevent" target="_blank">Workforce Development Week</a> swings into gear Oct. 21 to 25.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:18:38 +0000 iworang 4256 at I’m done school … and now what? /en/content/i-m-done-school-and-now-what <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-10-08T00:00:00-04:00">October 8, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The end of the year in the life of a student happens twice — once at the end of the year, as it is for everybody else, and the second time half-way through, usually around June.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/en/content/i-m-done-school-and-now-what"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/grads1.jpg?itok=NW1Mejda" width="195" height="130" alt="" /></a></div></div></div> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:20:19 +0000 iworang 3814 at Dreams of being an urban planner /en/content/dreams-being-urban-planner <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-10-04T00:00:00-04:00">October 4, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>I’m a wannabe urban planner. Maybe it’s something to do with growing up feeling estranged from my landscape: I’d get headaches walking through the endless shopping malls, merely looking at a suburban split level clad in vinyl siding could sink me into a depression.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:03:05 +0000 iworang 4248 at An anticipating the future kind of job /en/content/anticipating-future-kind-job <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-10-03T00:00:00-04:00">October 3, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Urban planners plan for the future of urban areas, estimating the number of houses needed in a particular area and where the housing should be built.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/en/content/anticipating-future-kind-job"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/toronto_1.jpg?itok=xrHFg_B0" width="195" height="130" alt="" /></a></div></div></div> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:32:45 +0000 iworang 4234 at Working with a massive canvas /en/content/working-massive-canvas <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-10-03T00:00:00-04:00">October 3, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span class="conversation">In conversation with ... </span> Jennifer Keesmaat, the <a href="http://www.toronto.ca/planning/" target="_blank">City of Toronto’s</a> first female chief planner.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/en/content/working-massive-canvas"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/canvas.jpg?itok=07hMOKxQ" width="195" height="130" alt="" /></a></div></div></div> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:32:18 +0000 iworang 4240 at The over-45 job search guide /en/content/over-45-job-search-guide <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-09-26T00:00:00-04:00">September 26, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>In these days of ever-increasing lifespans, where Freedom 55 is a thing of the past, it’s a fact that many workers are pounding the pavement at 45, 50 or beyond.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/en/content/over-45-job-search-guide"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/search.jpg?itok=jwJ3avjV" width="195" height="130" alt="" /></a></div></div></div> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:01:50 +0000 iworang 2102 at The super-rich and the rest of us /en/content/super-rich-and-rest-us <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-09-24T00:00:00-04:00">September 24, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>There are 272,600 members of this club, eight in 10 are men and six in 10 are between the ages of 45 and 64. More than half studied one of the three: business, health or engineering. The majority are married. Who are they?</p></div></div></div> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:56:24 +0000 iworang 4222 at The saddest job in the world /en/content/saddest-job-world <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-09-23T00:00:00-04:00">September 23, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The job of a child services worker (also known as a child welfare worker) is often frustrating because of limited resources and laws and, yes, sadly, little clients who fall through the cracks due to those limited resources and lenient laws.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/en/content/saddest-job-world"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/orphans.jpg?itok=NpC0tFd6" width="195" height="130" alt="" /></a></div></div></div> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:49:51 +0000 iworang 4220 at Counting pills /en/content/counting-pills <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-09-20T00:00:00-04:00">September 20, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>It is possible that you were born with an unprecedented ability to repel all illness and allergies — as well as cuts and scrapes and so on — and have never had much need for the intervention of health professionals.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/en/content/counting-pills"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/pharmacist_0.jpg?itok=_p4n-Wyo" width="195" height="130" alt="" /></a></div></div></div> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:26:00 +0000 iworang 4217 at We’ll call you back … not … maybe /en/content/we-ll-call-you-back-not-maybe <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-09-18T00:00:00-04:00">September 18, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Many of our readers write to us complaining about potential employers taking their time getting back to applicants. I can certainly relate and still remember what it was like to try to stay calm while awaiting callbacks.</p></div></div></div> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:48:34 +0000 iworang 4216 at The bestselling list: cover letters /en/content/bestselling-list-cover-letters <div class="field field-name-field-pubdate field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-09-17T00:00:00-04:00">September 17, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Think of yourself as if you were a book — full of wonderful stories and beautifully written … and stuck on a shelf full of other books, hundreds of them. Surrounded by all these other books, how are you ever going to make anyone read you? </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/en/content/bestselling-list-cover-letters"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/bestseller.jpg?itok=Ye0R-9m0" width="195" height="130" alt="" /></a></div></div></div> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:32:05 +0000 iworang 1866 at