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Canada's largest career lifestyle magazine for students.

Text of Jobpostings Magazine: The Grad Issue - February 2015

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    What to do and what not to do when prepping your application for employers.

    CAREERS. EDUCATION. IDEAS. ALL OF IT. | JOBPOSTINGS.CA

    LGBT reporT | Workplace STraIGHT allIeS and dIverSITy TraInInGIsLand LearnInG | GoInG To veT and med ScHool In THe carIbbean

    plus the usual suspectsCrunChIn numBers / InTerVIeW TIps / sTarTup / sofT skILLs / saLary reporT / TImeLIne

    Is it your caps and gowns year? While you prepare to tie your tie and press your dress for the big day, weve got all you need to know about

    your next big step: life after school.

  • FROM ARBITRATION TO COMMUNITY

    OUTREACH, THIS PROGRAM OFFERS

    THE UNIQUE SKILLS YOU WILL

    NEED TO LAUNCH YOUR CAREER

    AS AN ARBITRATOR, CONCILIATOR,

    EMPLOYEE RELATIONS OFFICER,

    MEDIATOR AND MANY OTHER

    EXCITING CAREER OPTIONS.

    business.humber.ca/postgrad

    ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTIONPOSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE

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    THe FRONT paGes05 CrunChIn numBers Stats youll need to know about life after grad.

    07 InTerVIeW TIps Thilo Mohan, sourcing and recruitment special-ist at Xerox asks and answers Why should we hire you?

    09 sofT skILLs Can you lead? Our HR expert Heidi Murphy shares the essentials in leadership.

    12 sTarTup Tal Dehtiar talks fair trade and fair wage for his sustainable lifestyle brand Olibert.

    CaReeR FOCus15 dIVerse spaCes Learn what top businesses are doing to maintain inclusivity for all LGBT team members.

    17 InTroduCInG aLLIes They do more than just raise awareness. See what these allies are doing to support LGBT colleagues at work.

    19 VoLunTeer aBroad If youre thinking of packing your things and going abroad this summer, taking time to vol-unteer could make your experience much more valuable. Heres what you need to know.

    21 a maTCh for reTaIL Theres more to it than the paycheque. Read why retailers think students are a great fit.

    FeaTuRe25 The IdeaL appLICaTIon Your CV doesnt have to be boring. Check out how to make your cover letter and resum stand out from the rest, and get you closer to the job.

    eDuCaTION29 sunshIne and sTudIes Turn up the heat in your postgrad hunt! See why Canadians are choosing to study in medical and veterinary schools in the Caribbeanits not only to escape the cold!

    THe BaCK paGes35 saLary reporT To relieve your panic once graduation hits, heres a list of this years hottest job titles.

    36 TImeLIne Its a vital part of todays job search. Check out our guide to navigating a networking event.

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    TABLE OF CONTENTSJoBposTInGs.Ca | THe Grad ISSUe 2015

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    THE FRONT PAGES

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  • JoBposTInGs.Ca | THe Grad ISSUe 2015THE FRONT PAGES

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    MASTHEAD | AD INDEX

    ConTrIBuTors: HeIdI mUrpHy, JoHna aUTencIo

    photos from thinkstock.com and istock.com are used throughout this issue; individual artists have been credited.

    Jobpostings magazine is published two times in the school year. copies of Jobpostings are distributed to over 105 universities and colleges across canada. contents of this publication are protected by copyright and may not be reprinted in whole or part without permission of the publishers.

    all our dreams can come true ... if we have the courage to pursue them Walt disney.

    Whos hIrInG02 adidas Group

    04 cSIS

    06 loblaw

    08 chair-man mills

    14 vector marketing canada

    14 bayshore Inn

    14 nav canada

    16 The new england center for children

    18 The centre for digital media

    20 bayer cropScience

    22 The Home depot

    oBC The Home depot

    sChooL IndeXIfC Humber, The business School, alternative dispute resolution

    10 Humber, The business School, postgrad

    18 durham college

    24 Humber, The business School, event management

    28 St. Georges University

    School of veterinary medicine

    31 St. Georges University School of medicine

    32 conestoga college

    33 conestoga college

    33 brock University

    33 dalhousie University, corporate residency mba

    33 University of lethbridge

    33 Sheridan college

    34 american University of antigua college of medicine

    IBC ross University School of veterinary medicine

    GeneraL ads08 Insurance Institute of canada

    THE GRAD ISSUE 2015 | JOBPOSTINGS.CA

    // publisher | nathan laurie | [email protected] // associate publisher | mark laurie // editor | James michael mcdonald | [email protected] // Creative director | anthony capano

    // Contributing editor | megan Santos | [email protected], @megnifisantos // Communications and project manager | david Tal // Communications Coordinator | Jamie bertolini

    // senior national account manager | mary vanderpas // education account manager | Shannon Tracey // national account manager | mirelle Shimonov

    ConTaCT: 25 Imperial Street, Suite 100 Toronto, on m5p 1b9 | jobpostings.ca | 416.932.8866 ext. 221 | [email protected]

    made possible with the support of the ontario media development corporation.

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    CRUNCHIN NUMBERS | LIFE AFTER GRAD

    CrunChIn numBers

    Words megan santos // Illustrations anthony Capano

    The dog days of the school year are in its final stretch before summer hits. Whether youre just wrapping up your first year in post-secondary or preparing to say farewell to the school you called home for the last few years, here are the numbers to help you get ready for the future.

    Sources: research.cibcwm.com

    , huffingtonpost.ca, workopolis.com

    An individual with a bachelors degree typically earns about 30% more than high school grads, and masters and PhD students earn roughly

    15% more than undergrads.

    More than 20% of Canadians with a diploma or

    degree are immigrants.

    DEGREE VS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA MASTERS & PHD VS UNDERGRADS

    Civil engineering is the highest

    paying entry-level job: $68,356.

    Creativeand design positions start at $36,805.

    THERE ARE ROUGHLY 13 RECENT GRADS COMPETING FOR EVERY ONE ENTRY-LEVEL JOB AVAILABLE.

    ACQUIRE WORKEXPERIENCE

    65%

    IMPROVED SALARYPROSPECTS

    56%

    BROADEN PERSONALEXPERIENCE

    65%

    BETTER CAREEROPPORTUNITIES

    59%

    AN ATTRACTIVEJOB OFFER

    56%

    TOP FIVE REASONS PEOPLE RELOCATE TO ANOTHER COUNTRY FOR WORK.

  • we offer part-time, full-time and new graduate opportunities

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    FRESH FUTUREFIND OUT WHERE YOUR CAREER CAN TAKE YOU

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    INTERVIEW TIPS | FIT FoR ThE TEAm

    In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, its so easy to mass email your resum to a number of different jobs with a touch of a finger. Youll create one awesome resum and send it out to as many companies as possible, right? Wrong. Although you may be an awesome candidate with an amazing application, to employers youre just another candidate until proven otherwise.

    preparationSo how do you stand out and catch our attention? Start by catering your resum. Well tell you exactly what were looking for, so if you have those skills and experiences, make sure you let us know. Once youve caught our at-tention, aim to wow us in your interviewthis is your time to shine!

    Many employers will ask this question in one way or an-other, Why should we hire you? Use this opportunity to sell yourself ! You know youre an awesome candidate and your resum does some justice, but we need to see that youre stellar too.

    Things to consider when formulating your answerThilo mohan

    INTERVIEW TIPSour Hr connections tell us what they want to hear in an interview.

    SoUrcInG and recrUITmenT SpecIalISTYou made it through the pre-screening process. Now that your resum has passed the test, how can you express your personality and characteristics not written on your application?

    What are some of your greatest qualities? And what examples can you provide the employer with to prove youre the ideal candidate?

    What relevant experience can you share with the employer to showcase unique capabilities and over-all organizational fit?

    What would the employer lose out on if they de-cided not to move forward with you?

    finally, the responseRemember, your answer will be more detailed with ex-amples, but heres what a strong answer would sound like:

    I am the ideal candidate for this role because I will bring a diverse background of skills, education, and work expe-rience to your organization. Im also a great communica-tor and Im able to work incredibly well under pressure. Im known to be a leader and an individual that is highly motivated and driven to succeed. In my previous expe-riences, I have proven my ability to adapt to changing environments and to think quickly on my feet. I believe I would be the perfect fit for this role because in times of uncertainty, I will always work hard to develop a solu-tion through my impeccable problem solving skills and my ability to apply my transferable skills appropriately.

    Q // Why should we hire you?

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