5 Ways You'll Improve Patients' Lives as a Health Care Aide

Mar 4, 2022 10:05:25 AM

Have any doubts about how important health care aides are in the medical profession? Wondering exactly how you'll be supporting patients, and improving their quality of life, as a health care aide?

Paralegal vs. Lawyer: How the Roles Compare in Ontario

Mar 2, 2022 8:59:59 AM

Updated December 2022

Paralegals in Ontario have a special status that they don’t enjoy anywhere else in Canada. 

In this province, paralegals can actually represent clients independently (just like a lawyer does) for certain legal matters. 

They can set up a private practice, specialize in a certain area of law, and in some cases, advocate for clients in court. 

However, paralegals must operate within certain limits. They can’t do everything a lawyer can...and there are several important differences between these two career paths. 

Take a look at how the roles stack up so you can decide which one is best for you 

Going Back to School as an Adult? Overcoming 4 Common Concerns

Feb 28, 2022 9:04:56 AM

Updated February 2023

Does this sound familiar? You’ve been out of school for a (possibly long) while, you’re dissatisfied with the way things are, and you want to pursue additional training so you can get on a more meaningful path.

You know that enrolling in a college program is a great way to learn new skills and enhance your value in the job market. But something’s holding you back.

Going to college as a mature learner can seem intimidating, but thousands of people do it every year. According to government data, more than one-quarter of students pursuing diplomas at Canadian colleges in 2020-2021 were over the age of 25.

In this post, we tackle the four biggest concerns shared by many adults just like you who are pondering going back to school.

Keep reading to see how you can overcome the obstacles and achieve your goals.

What Makes a Good Tech Support Analyst? 6 Essential Helpdesk Skills

Feb 18, 2022 9:09:17 AM

Updated December 2022

Aiming to break into the IT field as a technical support specialist? Right now is a great time to do so.

The Government of Canada Job Bank forecasts strong demand for this occupation across much of the country through 2024. What’s more, Randstad recently named IT support analyst one of the best remote jobs in Canada.

So what qualities and skills does it take to thrive in this role? What makes a truly exceptional and successful tech support analyst?

Read on for six skills amazing helpdesk professionals work on building throughout their careers.

How Do You Become a Payroll Compliance Practitioner & Is It Worth It?

Feb 11, 2022 9:09:48 AM

In the accounting field, professional certifications are an excellent way to compete for better jobs and advance your career. 

Financial Aid: How to Get Help Paying for College in Canada

Feb 9, 2022 9:09:05 AM

It’s true that going to college is an investment in your future. But finding the money to pay for it can be a real challenge.

Fortunately, there are several ways to get help with your costs via scholarships, loans, grants, etc. There are even specific funding sources for Canadian adults who have been out of school for a while and are looking to develop new skills through a college program.

In this post, we break down the different financial aid options to help you understand how they work and whether they’re right for you.

Here’s what you need to know.

Do You Need a Degree to Work in Cybersecurity?

Feb 7, 2022 9:13:17 AM

Updated December 2022

The need for skilled cybersecurity professionals is already huge. And it's getting bigger.

It's estimated that upwards of 38 billion devices around the world will be internet-connected by 2025.

And with more of us working remotely and relying on online services for everything from grocery deliveries to medical consultations, people who can keep those systems secure will find their skills in ever-greater demand.

But is a university degree necessary to get started in cybersecurity?

The short answer is no. Many job postings do call for a degree, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can't land those roles without one.

In many cases, employers are more interested in what you can do rather than what credentials you hold. It's more about proving your skills on the job rather than in the classroom.

Exactly what skills do you need and what are employers looking for? Here's what you need to know.

Top 7 Myths About Early Childhood Education, Training, and Careers

Feb 4, 2022 9:08:56 AM

Updated December 2022

Every occupation and industry has its myths and misconceptions. Unless you actually work in the field, it's easy to develop some false ideas about what it's all about, right?

Early childhood education (ECE) is no exception.

In fact, this field is surrounded by so many myths, we decided to round them up and debunk them, once and for all.

This post is dedicated to all the talented early childhood educators out there—and anyone who's passionate about pursuing this career.

So here they are: the top seven myths about early childhood education, training, and careers....busted!

How to Get the Most Out of Your Internship: Expert Advice

Feb 2, 2022 9:26:10 AM

An internship is your chance to apply what you’ve learned in your training to a real-world setting. You get to build a network of industry contacts and add something substantial to your resume.

It’s not unusual for internships to lead to full-time job offers, so you definitely want to put your best foot forward.

But what can you do to maximize your chance of success?

To find out, we gathered tips and advice from people in the know: instructors, career services specialists, and former students.

Read on to discover how you can get the most out of your internship experience.

What Is Computer Networking and Is It a Good Career?

Jan 31, 2022 9:08:59 AM

Updated December 2022

What exactly is computer networking? The term itself is broad because it is used to describe a number of devices and systems in various configurations and sizes.

The industry also includes many different career paths. 

Organizations of all kinds rely on computer networks, from schools and hospitals to businesses and government agencies.

In this post, we’ll explore typical jobs in this field, pros and cons of a career in computer networking, and the latest job outlook and salary information for networking professionals in Canada.

By the end, you’ll know what computer networking is all about and whether it’s a good career choice for you.

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