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Career Trends & Events – July 3, 2018

Submitted on Tuesday, July 03, 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.

This piece is compiled weekly by the Careers Office Research Assistant.

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

The importance of initiating conversations about careers
Graduate school is a career stage in and of itself; it is also often a step towards the career path you will pursue after you get your degree. Of course, as you research and assess what graduate program to pursue, it may be difficult to know what types of work will be most appealing to your future self. Graduate school, and education in general, is meant to help transform you, and it should come as no surprise if your desires and ambitions are transformed along the way!

10 Phrases Never to Use When Giving Feedback
Effective feedback is detailed, timely, and intended to help the recipient perform better and develop as an employee. In order to ensure that your intentions are in the right place when giving feedback, you’ll want to avoid the below phrases, which can derail your conversation and leave the wrong impression.

8 Essential Resume Do’s and Don’ts
Your resume is an essential tool when it comes to job hunting. Get it wrong and you’ll likely face frequent rejection. But get it right and you’ll be snapped up in no time. And so, to help you get it right (and impress recruiters), we’ve compiled the most important dos and don’ts when it comes to creating your resume.

Dealing With Impostor Syndrome When You’re Treated as an Impostor
Last May, I walked into a room of impeccably dressed journalists at a media event in Los Angeles. I tugged on my pilly cardigan and patted down my frizzy bangs.


July 26th

Canadian Tire On-Site Networking Mixer
Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Canadian Tire Head Office (2180 Yonge Street)
Concentration: ISD/UXD/KMIM
Register: Register for the event via your career center by sending your resume to Faculty of Information Careers Officer Alex Howes, by July 10th at 11:59pm
Description: Join us for an exclusive on-site networking event to learn how we are boldly shaping retail in Canada

Who should attend? Masters of Information students who have expected graduation of Spring/Summer of 2019.
What can you look forward to? You’ll have the opportunity to speak with Senior Leaders and hear first- hand about the real impact that our New Grads make while in the Next Generation Talent rotational new grad program.
When and where? Thursday July 26 from 5-7:30pm at Canadian Tire Head Office (2180 Yonge Street, Toronto ON, M4P 2V8).
How to register? Register for the event via your career center by sending your resume to Faculty of Information Careers Officer Alex Howes, by July 10th at 11:59pm. You will receive connumication directly from Canadian Tire advising if you were selected to attend the event.

Exciting Job
In-Home Digital Support Assistant
Toronto, ON

A retired U of T professor is looking for a person who can assist with digital literacy and technological maintenance. Strong computer/research skills are preferred. Candidates must be able to commute to downtown Toronto.

  • Assist with using email, the internet, MS-word
  • Conduct basic research if needed.
  • Hourly rate
  • 4-5 hours/week (daytime is preferred)

Please submit your application (letter and resume) by e-mail (

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