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Unpaid internships focus of growing backlash

Unpaid internships focus of growing backlash | Career Education | Scoop.it
Unpaid internships are on the rise in Canada, with some organizations estimating there's as many as 300,000 people currently working for free at some of the country's biggest, and wealthiest, corporations. The ranks of unpaid interns swelled in the aftermath of the 2008 economic recession but now there's a growing backlash.
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Unpaid Internships Still a Problem for Students in 2014

Unpaid Internships Still a Problem for Students in 2014 | Career Education | Scoop.it
The battle to stop unpaid internships continues this year having made headway in 2013. Find out what’s being done about it in the UK and the US.
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College Students Think They’re Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren’t So Sure.

College Students Think They’re Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren’t So Sure. | Career Education | Scoop.it
Another survey documents employers’ lack of confidence in recent graduates, raising questions about what colleges can do to close the gap.
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'Paid to learn': Facing skills shortage, manufacturers invest in training youth

'Paid to learn': Facing skills shortage, manufacturers invest in training youth | Career Education | Scoop.it
Faced with a looming labour shortage, a Toronto paid-training program is machining the next generation of skilled workers
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Engineering and business administration grads top earners

Engineering and business administration grads top earners | Career Education | Scoop.it
It pays to get a college or university degree, and it really pays to get that degree in engineering, business administration, health or the physical sciences.
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100 Interviews in Less than 100 Days.pdf - Google Drive

100 Interviews in Less than 100 Days.pdf - Google Drive | Career Education | Scoop.it
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Really interesting document on Road to Employment !

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13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer

13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer | Career Education | Scoop.it
First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. Your LinkedIn summary has a huge impact on your success. Does yours make people want to get to know you or does it bore them to tears? Learn how to evaluate your summary by asking yourself these questions.
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Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom

Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom | Career Education | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz walks you through a helpful checklist to determine which e-portfolio would best suit your needs.
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9 Reasons I Loved My First Boss... Advice for Young Professionals

9 Reasons I Loved My First Boss... Advice for Young Professionals | Career Education | Scoop.it
My children are both now working (ages 22 and 24), and every few days they come by and we talk about their jobs.There is always a conversation about how much fun they're having, what great
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22 Strange But True Interview Questions That Wall Street Firms Ask|Vault Blogs|Vault.com

22 Strange But True Interview Questions That Wall Street Firms Ask|Vault Blogs|Vault.com | Career Education | Scoop.it
22 unusual interview questions wall street firms ask
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Brennan Gleason puts resume on beer, lands job

Brennan Gleason puts resume on beer, lands job | Career Education | Scoop.it
When Brennan Gleason graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley's first Graphic and Digital Design class he decided to show off his skills with his homebrew beer packaged as his "Résum-Ale."
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Not for everyone, but certainly an innovative approach....

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Problem of unpaid internships in Ontario is ‘massive,’ says student group | Toronto Star

Problem of unpaid internships in Ontario is ‘massive,’ says student group | Toronto Star | Career Education | Scoop.it
Samantha Bokma, who worked part-time as a constituency assistant for Barrie MPP Rod Jackson, claims she is being replaced by an unpaid person. Her complaint is the latest in a wave of criticism about unpaid interns.
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Where the most hiring will be by Canadian city over the next five years - Workopolis

Where the most hiring will be by Canadian city over the next five years - Workopolis | Career Education | Scoop.it
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The Globe and Mail - Get Career Advice and Search Jobs at The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail - Get Career Advice and Search Jobs at The Globe and Mail | Career Education | Scoop.it
Stay one step ahead with career news, trends and tips from Report on Business, Canada’s authoritative source for breaking business news and in-depth analysis.
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8 Stages of a Successful Job Hunt - US News

8 Stages of a Successful Job Hunt - US News | Career Education | Scoop.it
How to navigate the job search process from starting point to finish line.
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4 Ways to Boost Your Career Prospects – Today - US News

4 Ways to Boost Your Career Prospects – Today - US News | Career Education | Scoop.it
The best time to prepare for a career change? When you're already employed.
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6 Ways to Research Employers Before Interviewing - US News

6 Ways to Research Employers Before Interviewing - US News | Career Education | Scoop.it
How to dig deep into company websites and employee social media profiles.
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Universities answer demand for real-world experience

Universities answer demand for real-world experience | Career Education | Scoop.it
Experiential learning gets moved to the top of Simon Frazer U’s mandates
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Workers Don’t Have the Skills They Need – and They Know It

Workers Don’t Have the Skills They Need – and They Know It | Career Education | Scoop.it
But more schooling isn’t the answer.
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8 Important Questions To Ask A Job Interviewer — And Yourself

8 Important Questions To Ask A Job Interviewer — And Yourself | Career Education | Scoop.it
Asking these questions will help you figure out whether the position is a good fit.
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The Unpaid Intern's Virtually Nonexistent Legal Rights: A Helpful Quiz

The Unpaid Intern's Virtually Nonexistent Legal Rights: A Helpful Quiz | Career Education | Scoop.it
From sexual harassment to whistleblowing, most unpaid interns are out of luck in looking to the law for support
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This is U.S. based but good information on the plight of unpaid internships

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Beyond the rhetoric: Finding solutions for Canada’s skills challenges

Beyond the rhetoric: Finding solutions for Canada’s skills challenges | Career Education | Scoop.it
One hundred and fifty years ago, the Fathers of Confederation gathered in Charlottetown to reimagine the future. Another gathering of leaders in P.E.I. this week won’t result in a new country, but it has the potential to reimagine the future of skills development in Canada and set us on a better path to prosperity.
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