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The Job Market Trends for 2021 You Can’t Afford to Ignore

By Robert Francos Despite the rollercoaster of a ride that 2020 was, there are some things we know for certain this year. Remote work is now a thing Finally, employers have learned what freelancers have known for years – that it IS possible to be productive from home. Who knew? Whether you wish to work […]

Job Market Trends and Insights for 2021

by Robert Francos COVID-19’s impact on the job market actually accelerated pre-existing trends such as flexible schedules for employees, more remote work options and a rise in contingent workforces. So what job market trends can employers and employees expect? Remote work is here for good The trend toward a more remote workforce has been a […]

What’s happening at the computer lab? Part 1

The Computer Lab at the YWCA Saskatoon Employment and Learning Centre is the place to be for job seekers hoping to become more familiar with computers. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning, our lab plays host to a number of computer classes open to anyone looking to upgrade their computer skills. Our monthly schedule always […]

Ways Job Searching Will Be Different in 2021

This last year was…extremely unordinary. The coronavirus pandemic had an effect on every aspect of our lives—including, and in some cases especially, the way we work and what our job searches look like. And while we’re starting to see glimmers of light at the end of the tunnel, there are still a lot of variables […]

Reasons Summer’s Actually the Best Time to Job Search

By Robert Francos. Oh sweet, sweet summertime. Chances are, it’s a time of year when your social schedule is packed. But your professional life? An office is quieter than usual, thanks to the various vacations workers have planned. To-do lists gets abandoned a little early on Friday afternoon in favor of escaping the desk and enjoying the […]

Winners from the 16th annual editorial competition of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers

By Robert Francos.   Background: First published in 2006, Saskatchewan’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the Saskatchewan employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Selection Process: Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the same eight […]

Summer Student Employment  

By Robert Francos. There is a wide range of summer student jobs available in the Government of Saskatchewan! Human Services: For students with education, experience or interest in supporting the care and treatment of clients. Education may include Social Work, Education, etc. (Includes positions at Camp Thunderbird, Candle Lake.). Typical jobs may include: Dude Ranch […]

When Is the Best Time to Apply for Summer Jobs?

By Robert Francos. What are you doing for work this summer? Do you know when is the best time to apply for summer jobs? The answer is, right now. If you’re chasing seasonal employment, here’s a good general rule: always plan out your next job a full season before you will be working. This will […]

Modern Job Search Skills

By Robert Francos. Modern job search skills are quickly becoming an absolute necessity to successfully apply to major corporations, and especially modern types of business like Web companies and app developers. By “modern” we are, of course, talking about the Internet and its various jobs search tools and aides. Currently, the defining characteristic of Internet-based […]

Ways Job Searching Will Be Different in 2021 (and How You Can Adapt): Part 3 

By Robert Francos. Hiring teams are increasingly turning to automated systems to help them manage the influx of applications. That means more Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and chatbots to answer application FAQs, ask basic screening questions, or even schedule interviews. Some of these new technologies also scan cover letters and even chat conversations for relevant […]