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Career Industry Trends and Events – April 17, 2018

Submitted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

On this page, you will find helpful information to keep you up-to-date on upcoming events and trends across a range industries. Career trends may range from areas such as recruitment practices, top organizations to work at, to career exploration strategies. Events are external to the iSchool and will often take place in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

For questions related to this information, please contact Alex Howes, Careers Officer,

Industry Trends:

UX Is a Canary in a Coal Mine Most designers naturally want to join a company where the design of the product is already strong, believing it reflects the value the company places on design and how well designers are set up to succeed. However, product / design quality is a lagging indicator of companies’ relationship to design and only tells you part of the story. It is equally important to consider leading indicators as well.

How And When To Apply For Jobs You Aren’t “Qualified” For. This hiring manager explains why some qualifications are more critical than others. Here’s how to tell the difference.

Canada adds 32,300 jobs in March as unemployment rate stays at record low. The economy delivered 32,300 net new jobs last month as Canada generated a rush of full-time work that helped keep the national unemployment rate at its record low. Statistics Canada said Friday the jobless rate stayed at 5.8 per cent in March for a second-consecutive month — and for the third time since December — to match its lowest mark since the agency started measuring the indicator in 1976. The only other time the rate slipped to this level was 2007.

Kang: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. On this edition of the VIEW to the U podcast, Professor Sonia Kang charts her research path in the Department of Management within the Institute for Management and Innovation at University of Toronto Mississauga.

Exciting Jobs

The University of Toronto’s summer Work Study positions are now available! There are over 1,000 opportunities for you to apply. Work Study positions are offered to students studying full-time between May-August. If you have any questions please contact Alex Howes, Careers Officer at

All job postings can be viewed through the Career Learning Network.

Below is a listing of Work Study positions available at the Faculty of Information:

Job ID : 117063 – Administrative Researcher
Job ID : 115364 – Research Assistant
Job ID : 117640 – Research Assistant
Job ID : 115256 – Student Recruitment Coordinator (BI Program)
Job ID : 116520 – Writer/Researcher

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