It’s an email world

In today’s technology-driven world more employers are using on-line systems to manage the hiring process. This places pressure on job-seekers to demonstrate mastery of technology in all of their interactions with hiring managers.

Employers are constantly making assumptions as they wade through applications. A poorly constructed email message can send the same message to an employer as the dog-eared, mustard-stained resume of yore. 

Guy Kawasaki maintains an interesting blog that has a post regarding the proper use of email that should be essential reading, whether you are looking for a job or not.

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Labour Market News

The Times-Colonist is reporting on a study that shows that the gambling industry in BC creates 16,400 jobs (135,000 across the country).

 The construction sector is still driving job growth in British Columbia. Over 152,000 skilled workers will be retiring from this sector over the next 10 years.

 There are about 650,000 information and communication technology workers in Canada. There is speculation that another 90,000 will be needed over the next 3-5 years.  Some are skeptical of this sector because of the dot com bust of recent memory which has resulted in declining enrolment in computer science engineering and computer engineering programs. While any sector can be subject to employment slumps, one of the enduring trends in the Canadian labour market is that technology is responsible for creating many new opportunities.

Camosun College Trades & Technology Recruitment Expo

Some of our clients will be interested in attending the Camosun College Trades & Technology Recruitment Expo on Tuesday April 3rd. Some of the employers exhibiting include 3D Geomatics Inc, Flynn Canada Ltd., Department of National Defence and the Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd. Check out the events page on the Camosun website for more information on this event.