What it's Like to Work as a Pharmacy Assistant: Challenges, Rewards, Opportunities

May 3, 2017 8:37:21 AM

Many people looking for fast entry into a healthcare career choose pharmacy assistant training. The diploma program is relatively short, there is demand for pharmacy assistants in Ontario, and graduates can pursue careers in different settings (retail, clinic, or hospital pharmacies).

5 Keys to Prepping for the CCNA Exam

May 1, 2017 8:12:51 AM

The CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is one of the most sought-after certifications in the industry—and a resume requirement for all network technicians.

5 Ways to Know You'd be Amazing at Sales After Business School

Apr 26, 2017 8:39:48 AM

If you're pursuing a business diploma (or considering it), you're probably thinking ahead to what type of business role you'll strive for after graduation.

Perhaps you dream of starting your own business, managing an office, or specializing in marketing. Or...perhaps you're considering the world of sales.

Sales tends to gets a bad rap. Too often, sales is associated with greed, dishonesty, and cutthroat competition.

But success in sales isn't really about any of these things. In fact, it can be a deeply rewarding, satisfying career path. That is, if you start out with the right "raw material."

5 Crucial Graphic Design Skills to Land (& Keep!) Your First Design Job

Apr 24, 2017 10:43:39 AM

Graphic design and visual content have come to play a very powerful role in marketing and advertising.

Visual content is now king. Creative, interactive graphics dominate the world of website design. Businesses and brands compete vigorously for split-second audience attention spans—and to stand out from one another in a very crowded marketplace.

What role do graphic/web designers play in helping businesses and organizations meet their goals? What skills are considered most valuable today in the world of design?

What it's Like to Work as an Import/Export Clerk: Duties, Key Skills, Challenges

Apr 24, 2017 8:21:46 AM

Updated March 2021

Import/export clerks play a key role in managing the movement of products to and from foreign countries. They work for air, sea, and road shipping companies, retail businesses, and industrial companies.

They're also employed by export management companies who help other enterprises sell goods abroad.

Launching an Accounting Career in Ottawa: Most wanted Skills & Local Job Market

Apr 24, 2017 7:37:36 AM

What does it mean to work in accounting and payroll? What are the typical tasks you'll complete working for a small to mid-size company, corporate department, or government division? And most importantly, what's demand like right now for accounting and payroll graduates in the Ottawa area?

The 5 Phases of Architectural Design & The role of Drafters at Every Stage

Apr 19, 2017 10:05:30 AM

Architectural drafters participate in every stage of the design and construction process. They work closely with architects, engineers and builders to map out schematics and blueprints—and follow projects throughout construction, ensuring they stay true to the original concept.

Starting a 3D Animation Career in Montreal: Training Requirements & Career Options

Apr 16, 2017 5:05:26 PM

Over the last decade or so, Montreal has attracted a growing number of special effects and 2D/3D animation companies, making the city a particularly exciting place in which to launch a 3D animation career. And thanks to attractive tax credits and an abundance of local talent, we've also seen a long list of big budget Hollywood movie productions hiring Montreal professionals for post-production and special effects expertise.

Core Skills Taught at Radio/TV Broadcaster Colleges & Typical Career Paths

Apr 16, 2017 4:22:30 PM

A radio/TV broadcasting student at Herzing College Winnipeg in the radio studio

Starting Your Own Practice After Paralegal Training: 4 Key Steps

Apr 12, 2017 9:28:59 AM

How do you know you're cut out to start a paralegal practice?

The Law Society of Upper Canada suggests you first consider the core traits of most successful business owners, and ask yourself if they fit your personality.

Are you an energetic self-starter and a risk-taker? Are you typically well-organized? Would you call yourself a leader who can stay cool under pressure and enjoys a good challenge?

While these are general traits, they definitely reflect the temperament needed to launch and sustain a start-up legal practice. What else will you need to get the ball rolling?