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Career Industry Trends – May 28, 2018

Submitted on Tuesday, May 29, 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

U of T report explores workers’ experience in the global gig economy
A report by University of Toronto researchers exploring the rapidly growing gig economy reveals new insights and a deeper understanding of how online platform-mediated work has the potential to transform the future of work and health in Canada and internationally.

Thinking about the future when grad school is the present
As new graduate students begin to immerse themselves in their daily routines and responsibilities, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by both the uncertainties and the possibilities that grad school can offer. As a present or prospective student, you may fantasize about the ways graduate studies can impact your career and employability, but there are a couple of questions to consider before making these connections: How can you make your career goals tangible and realistic? What should be the next big steps of your career?

Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid, Part 1: Seven Nonverbal Communication Pet Peeves
Too many job seekers prepare only the answers they will say at job interviews. However, the majority of communication is accomplished not by your words but by your delivery and nonverbal communication. Various studies estimate the impact of nonverbal communication to be 55% up to a whopping 90% of the message you convey.

Ten Questions You Never Knew You Could Ask In a Job Interview
A job interview is not just a place for you to show your stuff and prove to an employer that they should hire you. It’s not a stage where you are meant to walk out into the harsh lights and dance and sing like American Idol. It’s a meeting. The person interviewing you is auditioning to be in your movie. They are checking you out, and you are checking them out as well.

Exciting Job

Project Archivist

Division: Collection
Immediate superior: Archivist
Status: Contract of approximately 10 months until March 2019, full time (35 hours/week)
Centre Canadien d’Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture:

Location: Montreal, QC


Based on its extensive Collection, exhibitions, programs, and research opportunities, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today. The guiding purpose of the Collection is to make comprehensive and integrated bodies of material available for advanced, interdisciplinary research in order to reveal the changing character of thought, culture, and intellectual circles of the past, and point to the future of architectural thinking and practice. Currently, the CCA is placing the emphasis on enlarging access to its rich Canadian and international archival collections. Thanks to the generous support of Library and Archives Canada’s Documentary Heritage Communities Program to help increase the capacity of documentary heritage institutions to better sustain and preserve Canada’s documentary heritage, the CCA will embark on a project to process two Canadian architectural fonds with significant documentary heritage.

Key responsibilities areas

  • Processes archival collections in all formats, including born-digital material and ensures efficient, effective, and appropriate processing of the archives based on archival principles and practices
  • Creates and edits finding aids
  • At times provides reference services and research support for the holdings of the Collection and engages in other professional activities of the team as required
  • Contributes to discussions with the Archivist, the editorial and curatorial team as well as with the Head of Collection Access on the refinement of workflows for accessioning, ingesting, processing, describing, preserving, and providing access to archival holdings


  • Education: Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) or equivalent degree number of years of relevant work experience: 1 to 3 years
  • Working knowledge of archival descriptive standards such as RAD, ISAD(G), and/or DACS
  • Strong command of archival theory and best practices

Centre Canadien d’Architecture / Canadian Centre for Architecture

  • Knowledge of historical research methods as applied to archives
  • Comfortable working in a vault and ability to lift boxes of archival material weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to manage a high volume of work, complex problem-solving and moderate stress with periods of high stress due to internal and external project deadlines

Please submit your application before June 3, 2018 by email: to the attention of Human Resources, CCA, 1920 Baile Street, Montreal (Quebec) H3H 2S6. Only successful applicants will be contacted. The CCA is an equal opportunity employer. For all CCA existing job opportunities, visit our website.