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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 […]

National Indigenous History Month 2021

The month of June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21st, 2021 marks the 25th annual National Indigenous Peoples Day.  The month of June is an important time to commemorate the rich history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Métis peoples in Canada. While we acknowledge and mourn the loss of the 215 Tk’emlúps te […]

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 […]

Our PreHab & Mobility Class will focus on Lower Back and Hips in May

In the whole month of May, our PreHab & Mobility Program focuses on an area of the body where majority of people complain about: lower back and hip. Lower back and hip issues have a high rate of occurrence for many reasons. I would like to briefly mention a few of them: The centre of […]

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 […]

MYTH: Running Causes Arthritis

by Rahim Ramji, DPT (Doctor of Physiotherapy), YWCA Fitness Staff Team Member Running does not cause arthritis, this has been known for quite some time now, but is a common misconception in the general population and medical community. Generally, runners have a much lower chance of developing arthritis compared to non-runners. In fact, running may […]

National Volunteer Week (April 18 – 24, 2021)

By Murray Gross. As a job seeker, during the COVID -19 pandemic, looking for work can be overwhelming.  Consequently, you may feel that volunteering while job searching is not a viable option. You may feel that your time is better spent actually looking for work…. tailoring your resume and cover letter, conducting informational interviews over […]

Guide to Effective Cover Letters

By Wendy Coleman. In the article “5 Secrets to Making Your Cover Letter Stand Out” recently published on www.themuse.com, author Megan Broussard provides “five guidelines for writing a cover letter … … … to catch the employer’s eye.” She notes there are several ways “cover letters can stand out in a bad way” and identifies the […]