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Offline soulindk

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Re: Employment/Job/Career Resources
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2018, 01:32:16 PM »
Thanks Brother.  They offered the package to just about everyone non customer facing.  I'm looking at this as an opportunity though,  and not a woe is me moment.  They have treated me fairly in my tenure,  and are treating me more than fairly by giving me a choice. 

Leads on my reinvention would be appreciated.

Sure I'm flattered....  maybe even a little bit curious,  but the answer is still no.

Duane, what about talking to Jeff and work for NavCan. You'd have to wait for an opening out of Calgary, but that is something to consider.
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Re: Employment/Job/Career Resources
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2018, 11:20:54 AM »
Does anyone on here work for AER? More specifically out of the GP office?
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Re: Employment/Job/Career Resources
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2018, 12:36:54 PM »
decided to post on this thread and see what will work.

Long story short, I am a recent graduate with an electrical engineering degree. And as I have took the traditional program, I have virtually no professional experience at the moment. Been looking for jobs for the past year and nothing has came up. If anyone is looking for EIT or junior engineer and is willing to take someone who is lacking on experience but eager to learn and improve, please let me know. Thanks in advance!


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Re: Employment/Job/Career Resources
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2018, 03:43:53 PM »
The autogroup I work for often has job postings. They're one of the best employers in Canada so if you're looking to work in automotive maybe there's something that would interest someone here. Here's a link to their postings page:
http://www.davisautogroup.ca/automotive-careers-in-alberta/

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Re: Employment/Job/Career Resources
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2018, 06:30:22 AM »
decided to post on this thread and see what will work.

Long story short, I am a recent graduate with an electrical engineering degree. And as I have took the traditional program, I have virtually no professional experience at the moment. Been looking for jobs for the past year and nothing has came up. If anyone is looking for EIT or junior engineer and is willing to take someone who is lacking on experience but eager to learn and improve, please let me know. Thanks in advance!


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Have you ever looked into becoming a project coordinator or project manager?  Might be a way to break into that industry.

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Re: Employment/Job/Career Resources
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2018, 08:33:19 AM »
Last day of a contract. Nothing new lined up in IT for myself.

Additionally, this last contract solidified that I _never_ want to be a PM.
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Re: Employment/Job/Career Resources
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2018, 08:58:11 AM »
Have you ever looked into becoming a project coordinator or project manager?  Might be a way to break into that industry.
Will look into that, I wonder what will be the typical skill set required for this

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Re: Employment/Job/Career Resources
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2018, 09:22:54 AM »
Will look into that, I wonder what will be the typical skill set required for this

Delegation, organization, reporting, resourcing.
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Re: Employment/Job/Career Resources
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2018, 09:44:05 AM »
Last day of a contract. Nothing new lined up in IT for myself.

Additionally, this last contract solidified that I _never_ want to be a PM.

Do you have a LinkedIn account? In my last round of job searching I found a lot of jobs posted there, also, with my current job I have people approaching me now that my resume on LinkedIn highlights my work experience.



As general experience which I have to add as perspective to this thread, really, when I was looking for work I would wake up, make a cup of coffee, and make sure I applied for at least three jobs per day before doing anything else, turning on the tv, going to the gym etc.

Wake up, tailor three cover letters for three different jobs as well as change up my resume both in an attempt to highlight assets with respect to what the job posting was asking for.

Doing it this way, I probably applied for 150-200 jobs in 5 months time. If you do the math there, I was only averaging 2 resumes per day Monday to Friday. I didn't do anything on the weekend and sometimes there were resumes and cover letters that took longer, sometimes I just didn't have jobs to apply for. Some days I did one, some days four, but always aimed for three. I also had a friend of a friend who helps people with their resumes whom I sent my resume to for assistance.

Anywho, it is kind of a numbers game. I interviewed for a job, the only job I interviewed for that I wasn't offered, and they mentioned to me that they had ~400 applicants, 60 of which had masters degrees. For your resume to stand out in that large of a group you kind of just have to get lucky. If they read your cover letter, then you can get them interested to read your resume which also the first things they read there should also be highlighting how you would make them money.

I applied for a wide range of jobs and was offered jobs at Maxxam Analytics, an iron ore mining company in northern quebec, a job doing fish stream assessments and wildlife sweeps out of GP, and the job I currently have in Sherwood Park. All offered within the same week, so you never know. My advice would be to just keep at it for those looking, set a schedule, get into a routine and stick with it.

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Re: Employment/Job/Career Resources
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2018, 09:50:45 AM »
Yes, I have a linkedin account. I typically get cold-called by placement agencies in the US or Ontario, which typically offer below-minimum wage contracts. I recently turned down a $20/hour FIFO oil sands contract.
Most of my contracts/jobs/interviews are through personal networking, with some luck through Indeed/Monster, but very rarely linkedin itself.
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Re: Employment/Job/Career Resources
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2018, 09:51:58 AM »
Yes, I have a linkedin account. I typically get cold-called by placement agencies in the US or Ontario, which typically offer below-minimum wage contracts. I recently turned down a $20/hour FIFO oil sands contract.
Most of my contracts/jobs/interviews are through personal networking, with some luck through Indeed/Monster, but very rarely linkedin itself.

Yeah, definitely not a stand-alone tool.
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Re: Employment/Job/Career Resources
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2019, 02:11:09 PM »
What's peoples consensus when it comes to cover letters? short and sweet or a bit longer and detailed?
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Re: Employment/Job/Career Resources
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2019, 08:40:46 AM »
Depends on the job. I favour being concise but it is your opportunity to sell yourself and prove that you've at least read the job description and googled the company.

Definitely no longer than 3/4 of a page and try to avoid run-on sentences filled with adjectives.
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Re: Employment/Job/Career Resources
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2019, 10:12:10 AM »
Depends on the job. I favour being concise but it is your opportunity to sell yourself and prove that you've at least read the job description and googled the company.

Definitely no longer than 3/4 of a page and try to avoid run-on sentences filled with adjectives.

I cheated and used narrow margins. Be concise, use the keywords from the job description/responsibilities.

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« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2019, 11:13:55 AM »
Oh. And have at least 3 people review your cover letter and resume. The second I see a spelling mistake or really poor grammar, you're out. Im ruthless about it.
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Re: Employment/Job/Career Resources
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2019, 01:09:09 PM »
Depends on the job. I favour being concise but it is your opportunity to sell yourself and prove that you've at least read the job description and googled the company.

^^ This. I've had a couple job interviews where the cover letter is what really sealed the deal on getting the interviews. Looking back, I re-read some of my old cover letters and it's 100% evident that I didn't get the call for interviews because of the cover letter.

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« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2019, 03:57:35 PM »
Oh. And have at least 3 people review your cover letter and resume. The second I see a spelling mistake or really poor grammar, you're out. Im ruthless about it.
What if their the best candidate and your just being over critical.

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« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2019, 04:17:57 PM »
What if their the best candidate and your just being over critical.

When the audience is unknown, be scrupulous in your approach. I apply the critical hand because it keeps my skills sharp and at the same time, helps out a friend. I don't think you can "dull the edge" when it comes to things like this.

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Re: Employment/Job/Career Resources
« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2019, 04:54:22 PM »
What if their the best candidate and your just being over critical.
Lol.
My thoughts too, but then again I can be a grammar nazi as well. Don't know if I'd dismiss a potential employee for it, but I live in a different world I'm sure.

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« Reply #44 on: May 17, 2019, 05:00:40 PM »
What if their the best candidate and your just being over critical.

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« Reply #45 on: May 21, 2019, 08:36:18 AM »
What if their the best candidate and your just being over critical.
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« Reply #46 on: May 21, 2019, 09:48:10 AM »
When I have it finished up, would anyone mind giving my cover letter once over?
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« Reply #47 on: May 21, 2019, 11:44:56 AM »
When I have it finished up, would anyone mind giving my cover letter once over?

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« Reply #48 on: May 21, 2019, 12:10:50 PM »
sure thing bro. send along the posting too.
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