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The 10 hardest jobs for Canadian employers to fill in 2014

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from http://www.workopolis.com/content/advice/article/the-10-hardest-jobs-for-canadian-employers-to-fill-in-2014

The ten hardest jobs for employers to fill? (and their average Canadian wages)*

1. Skilled Trade Workers | $52,000 [View jobs]
2. Management/Executives | $91,000 [View jobs]
3. Sales Representatives | $47,000 [View jobs]
4. Engineers | $76,000 [View jobs]
5. Technicians | $49,000 [View jobs]
6. Drivers | $42,000 [View jobs]
7. Accounting & Finance Staff | $59,000 [View jobs]
8. Customer Service & Support | $34,000 [View jobs]
9. IT Staff | $73,000 [View jobs]
10. Administrative Assistants | $42,000 [View jobs]

 

and The university degrees with 100% employment after graduation from http://www.workopolis.com/content/advice/article/the-university-degrees-with-100-employment?CID=721:19L:14946

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Ten jobs available now that pay double the Canadian national average

from http://www.workopolis.com/content/advice/article/ten-jobs-available-now-that-pay-double-the-canadian-national-average?CID=721:19L:14946

… according to Statistics Canada, the average Canadian salary right now is roughly $48,000 right now

 

  1. Marketing managers – $124,800:  Marketing managers play a variety of roles are responsible for a company’s public messaging and communications, from brand audits to advertising, from social media to public relations. At the high end of the pay range, they can earn upwards of $120,000.
  2. Web Developer – $90,000: While the median pay for web designers and developers is closer to $55,000, the salaries for these roles can reach upwards of $90,000. These jobs also pay the highest in Alberta right now.
  3. Construction Manager – $125,000: Construction managers manage the shifts and schedules of the crew, take responsibility for ensuring that projects are completed on time and on budget, and manage the day-to-way project site for efficiency and safety.
  4. Financial Analyst – $104,436: Financial analysts often work for investment companies, banks, insurance companies, and other businesses, helping their employer and/or their clients to make sound investment decisions.
  5. Software Developer – $97,000: Software developers create computer programs. Some develop the tools and applications that allow you to do specific tasks on a computer or other device. Others develop the underlying systems that operate the devices or control computer networks.
  6. Data Security Analysts – $124,500: Companies are more and more concerned with online security threats. This makes the people who can analyse, predict and mitigate those risks in high-demand. They can pull in between $83,250 and $124,500, on average.
  7. Creative Director –$102,142: The Creative Director plays a vital role in the Advertising and Media industries. Their responsibilities include leading projects from the strategic concept phase through to actualization, promotion and communication. This job often pays a six figure salary.
  8. Corporate trainer – Some jurisdictions in Canada have graduated more teachers than they have available teaching positions. Another career option for educators is as a corporate trainer. The median pay for this role is $55,550 and it can get up to $100,000.
  9. Information Technology Consultant – $107,993 The IT crowd continue to make decent wages with a median salary of $73,590 and earning over $100,000 at the higher end. Salaries are the highest in Alberta.
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September 9, 2014 at 1:40 AM

Posted in Business, IT, Job Market

Job Search Tips for 2014 College Grads CIO.com, April 11

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http://www.cio.com/article/751355/Job_Search_Tips_for_2014_College_Grads

Job Search Tips for 2014 College Grads
CIO.com, April 11

For recent college graduates looking for a job in the IT sector, expressing early interest in a profession, company and a role can give you an edge over the competition. Even with a bright employment outlook for 2014 graduates, the job market gets flooded at graduation time and with every passing semester, even more competition enters the market. As a result, college graduates should begin their search as early as possible to gain an advantage. And it’s not just candidates who are beginning their job searches before diplomas are even handed out — many organizations begin the recruiting, screening and hiring process almost a full year in advance when looking to fill entry-level roles.

Even if you haven’t begun your job search, there are a number of ways you can prepare for entry into the job market. An internship opportunity is always a great way to gain on-the-job experience and work with potential future employers, and an internship may well turn into an offer for full-time employment. Internships are exploding across the IT industry and more and more companies are using these types of programs with college students. New college graduates without much relevant work experience aren’t necessarily at a great disadvantage when looking for jobs if they know how to highlight their strengths and their knowledge. They are often far more aware of and skilled with cutting edge technologies and best practices than even more seasoned, experienced jobseekers.

Even if you haven’t participated in an internship program, making sure your social media presence is up-to-date, polished and professional is also crucial during a job search. LinkedIn is a huge advantage, especially for college graduates or potential graduates. If you’re establishing a presence there, it shows a level of professionalism and tech savvy that’s enticing for employers. Potential graduates should get involved with available career resources and continually make contact with on-campus recruiting efforts and events, because networking is such an important part of landing a job. Don’t underestimate the importance of being connected to career resources on campus, and get involved in the events and offerings from companies at your school.


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May 6, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Management and CS/IT Job related

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  1. Published on: January 6, 2017 | Last Updated: January 6, 2017 11:45 AM PST Is B.C.’s tech sector about to hit a wall? Supply of top tier talent tight http://vancouversun.com/business/local-business/is-tech-all-flash-and-no-cash
  2. Very useful tools for anonymous voting: kahoot.it – it was pretty easy to set up. Here’s a link to some other possibilities http://edtechteacher.org/apps/poll/
  3. There are apps allowing you to use your cell phones instead of actually getting the physical clicker device. http://www.socrative.com is a common site used by instructors.
  4. 7 Lies Employers Use To Trick You Into Working For Them https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/7-lies-employers-use-trick-you-working-them-j-t-o-donnell
  5. Why Canada is failing at tech Ryan Holmes | July 10, 2013 8:00 AM ET http://business.financialpost.com/2013/07/10/why-canada-is-failing-at-tech/?__lsa=eefe-53f7
  6. Education and Job Opportunities in STEM, 2008 Philip Levis, February 2, 2012 http://csl.stanford.edu/~pal/ed/
  7. Analysis: The exploding demand for computer science education, and why America needs to keep up http://www.geekwire.com/2014/analysis-examining-computer-science-education-explosion/
  8. Computer science enrolment low, despite opportunities
    University of Windsor student lands lucrative job with Google before graduation http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/computer-science-enrolment-low-despite-opportunities-1.1393869
  9. Give Me a Break! : Authorized leaves of absence under BC Employment Standards
  10. Thanks For Your Job Offer, but No Thanks

  11. You Only Live Once, So Do It Warren Buffett’s Way
    Posted: 08/28/2014 8:55 pm EDT Updated: 08/28/2014 9:00 pm EDT  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-g-taft/you-only-live-once-do-it-_b_5725112.html

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August 2, 2013 at 12:31 AM