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Career Industry Trends and Events – December 12, 2017

Submitted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

On this page, you will find helpful information to keep you up-to-date on upcoming events and trends across a range of 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:

The Seven Most In-Demand Tech Jobs in 2018

From data scientists to data security pros, the battle for the best in IT talent will wage on next year. Here’s what to look for when you’re hiring for the 7 most in-demand jobs for 2018 — and how much you should offer based on experience.

Executive Resume Trends For 2018 — And What’s Next

Despite evolving job search tactics, the traditional resume remains one of the most important tools in the job search toolbox. In 2018, executives will be able to locate, create and apply to positions in a variety of ways, but at some point in the hiring process, a resume is likely to be requested. This is why you need a modern resume for modern times.


December 14

Joint Holiday Social – Dec. 14th 2017

Concentration: LIS

Time: 6 PM to 9 PM

Location: Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto ON

Fee: $35 members | $45 non-members | $25 students & unemployed

Description: SLA Toronto Chapter, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA), Toronto Health Libraries Association (THLA) and Ontario Library Association Special Libraries Committee (OLA-SLC) cordially invite you to this year’s Joint Holiday Social at The Arts and Letters Club.  Join friends and colleagues for a fun-filled evening of holiday cheer.


How to Get a Job at a Startup Panel – Career Toolkit Series Pt 2

Concentration: all

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Bitmaker General Assembly, 220 King Street West, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 1K4

Fee: free

Description: Fast-growing startups can seem like a very attractive place to work – but like any industry’s job hunt process, tech can be intimidating to break into. Gain insight and join us for an evening of thought-provoking discussion with members of Toronto’s start-up community, hosted by Bitmaker General Assembly’s Head of Partnerships Andrew Tan Wei Aun.



December 15

Curiosity & Disruptive Change

Concentration: CT

Time: 2:30 PM to 5 PM

Location: Centre for Social Innovation, 192 Spadina Avenue, Room A

Fee: $25 students

Description: The flood of significant technological breakthroughs include artificial intelligence and robotics, the Internet of Things, blockchain encryption & currency, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, energy storage, and quantum computing. Every one of these innovations will have enormous social implications, and will result in great disruption in many many fields of endeavour.

Understand what we mean by disruption.
Understand what we mean by curiosity.
Learn why curiosity is so important.
Learn how to apply curiosity to disruption.



January 2018

TechTO & Afterparty

Concentration: ISD, UXD

Date: January 15, 2018

Time: 6 PM to 9 PM

Location: RBC Waterpark Place, 88 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

Fee: $20

Description:  Join the TechTO Community to meet and learn from Toronto’s technology leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts.


Super Conference 2018

Concentration: LIS

Date: January 31 – February 3, 2018

Time: varies by day

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Fee: $110+ (Free EXPO)

Description: The Ontario Library Association is Canada’s largest library organization and OLA’s Super Conference is Canada’s largest continuing education event in librarianship. Within the Super Conference event is the country’s largest library tradeshow. The program is a tribute to the ability of OLA members to balance the cutting edge and the practical in a way that can satisfy an increasingly diverse number of member interests and needs.


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