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Non-Traditional Career Paths in Sustainability

Feb 13, 2024 9:37:18 AM

If you’re concerned about the planet but want a career outside of environmental sciences and engineering, you’re in luck.

Many people think of green jobs as those that are directly linked to preserving natural resources or fighting climate change, like ecologist and solar engineer. But the truth is that there are all kinds of non-STEM careers that support environmental well-being.

In this blog, we explore six non-traditional career paths in sustainability you might want to consider. See how they contribute to a cleaner, greener world and learn about the challenges and rewards go along with them.

Career Outlook for 2024 in Canada: Emerging Trends to Watch

Dec 20, 2023 9:34:26 AM

The world of work is continually evolving, driven by technological advancements and shifting job market dynamics. If you want to succeed, you need to stay ahead of the latest trends—from the impact of artificial intelligence to the rise of flexible work arrangements and more.

This blog post explores the changing landscape of work and highlights the key job market trends in 2024. Whether you’re just entering the workforce, transitioning to a new field, or looking to enhance your skillset, this guide will provide valuable insights and guidance for navigating the job market and securing your future career success.

How to Prepare for Remote Work

Oct 31, 2023 1:08:06 PM

Remote jobs have become increasingly common, with many roles that used to be office-bound now offering more flexibility in terms of where the work gets done.

But working from home requires a shift in mindset as well as a specific set of skills. If you’re hoping to take advantage of remote work opportunities, you need to be prepared.

In this post, we explore the essential skills for thriving in a remote job. We also provide practical tips on setting up your space, managing your time, maintaining work-life balance, and more.

Building a Professional Online Presence: Leveraging Social Media for Career Success

Sep 1, 2023 11:18:53 AM

In today’s world, if you want to shape your career path and create opportunities for yourself, you need to establish a professional online presence and harness the power of social media.

LinkedIn and other platforms have become essential tools for showcasing your skills, establishing a network of contacts, and building your personal brand—even if you’re a student or recent graduate with little professional experience.

Wondering how to get started? Read on for actionable tips that can help you build a compelling online presence for career growth.

The Importance of Internships in Career Development

Jul 27, 2023 12:23:10 PM

It’s a classic problem: you need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience. Internship programs offer the ideal solution.

Internships are the real-world application of what you learn in college. Lasting anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, they are a unique opportunity to work in a professional environment and refine your job-specific skills (like accounting or computer programming) as well as your transferable skills (like communication or teamwork).

If you’re new to a career field, an internship is an excellent way to boost your industry experience and knowledge and get your foot in the door of a company.

Read on to learn how internships provide valuable practical experience, foster professional development, and open doors to future employment opportunities.

How to Balance Work and Online Learning

Jun 9, 2023 9:29:28 AM

For people with busy work schedules, embracing the challenge of pursuing additional education takes a lot of courage. It can be difficult to figure out how to effectively manage your time—and stress level—to achieve your goals, especially in a self-paced online course.

But take heart: it can be done!

With over 55 years of experience helping students transition back to school and start new careers, Herzing has learned a thing or two about balancing work and school and avoiding student burnout.

If you’re wondering how to fit an online course into your life while still meeting your job responsibilities, check out our productivity tips for students below.

Thinking About a Career Change? What to Consider

Jan 21, 2022 9:05:09 AM

Updated January 2024

If you feel like it may be time to pursue a new career path, you’re hardly alone. A report from the summer of 2023 found that two in five Canadians were toying with the idea of changing jobs.

In the post-pandemic workplace, many people are reassessing what they want from their career. But switching to an entirely new path can be intimidating.

So should you take the leap?

Before you make any big decisions, ask yourself these important questions.

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