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Meet Jacylou: My Review of the Immigration Case Manager Program

May 30, 2023 9:40:33 AM

After years of working in healthcare, Jacylou Pallorina was ready for a change. Having come to Canada from the Philippines, immigration was a subject that was close to her heart. She just needed a training course that was flexible enough to fit around her work schedule.

Herzing College’s online immigration case manager program fit the bill. She completed the training in November 2022 and now works for a Toronto-based immigration consultant—the very same immigration consultant who supervised her internship.

We interviewed Jacylou to learn more about her experience in the program and get her advice for prospective students.

Computer Networking: Benefits of Instructor-Led Training and Choosing the Right Course

Apr 3, 2023 10:05:30 AM

With increasing access to resources that can help you learn computer networking skills on your own, is there any reason to enrol in a more traditional program? What advantages does learning from an instructor offer over going the self-taught route?

Instructor-led training offers a more personalized, interactive learning experience. Course leaders can tailor the content and teaching approach to their audience’s needs, and students can get real-time feedback from an experienced IT pro and build connections that can help them establish and advance their careers.

In this post, we explore the advantages of instructor-led computer networking training and offer some tips on choosing the right course.

Meet Marilyn: Legal Studies Instructor Honoured for Excellence

Mar 13, 2023 9:06:00 AM

Herzing College has been offering accelerated Paralegal and Immigration Case Manager diploma programs for several years. They’re designed to prepare students for rewarding roles in the legal field in just one year or less.

Experienced paralegal and immigration consultant Marilyn Taupan teaches both programs and has been with Herzing since 2021. Her students consistently give her stellar reviews, and she was recently recognized as Herzing College Toronto’s instructor of the year!

We spoke with Marilyn to get her thoughts on the honour and her overall career journey.

Here’s how that conversation unfolded.

The Benefits of a Private Career College

Feb 21, 2023 2:01:36 PM

Private career colleges exist all across Canada and offer an alternative to public community colleges. With job-focused programs that can be completed relatively quickly, private colleges can be an excellent option for people who want to train for a new career or advance in their existing one.

But how are they different from public colleges, and what unique advantages do they offer? Keep reading to learn more about private career colleges and how they can benefit you.

Top Cybersecurity Trends for 2023

Dec 16, 2022 2:41:53 PM

Cybersecurity continues to be a top concern for companies all over the world. Tech research and consulting firm Gartner estimates that global spending on information security controls and risk management products and services will total more than $188 billion in 2023—an 11 per cent increase over 2022.

So, given the growth in this field, what can you expect in the year ahead?

How to Start a Career in Supply Chain Management

Nov 4, 2022 8:58:34 AM

Updated January 2023

The global economy depends on getting products from point A to point B in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective way. That’s why people who specialize in supply chain management are in such high demand.

In a survey by the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), almost two-thirds of Canadian supply chain professionals landed their current position within three months of starting their search. What’s more, most of those individuals enjoy their work: in a separate survey by ASCM and Supply Chain Canada, 69 per cent of respondents were happy with their jobs, rating their satisfaction at least eight on a scale of one to 10.

Think this field might be right for you? Not sure about how to begin? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about how to start a career in supply chain management.

What Does an Immigration Case Manager Do?

Nov 2, 2022 11:14:02 AM

Are you considering a career in the immigration industry? There's never been a better time to get started than right now.

According to federal government data, Canada plans to welcome more than 460,000 immigrants annually for the next couple years. That will continue to generate strong demand for professionals who help with visa applications and the often complex process of settling in Canada.

You may be familiar with jobs like immigration lawyer and immigration consultant. People in those roles focus on providing advice and developing customized strategies for clients seeking to immigrate.

But what does an immigration case manager do? How do they fit into the immigration process? And what does it take to thrive in this role?

How to Become a Paralegal in Ontario

Sep 27, 2022 10:22:37 AM

Over the last few years, paralegal has become a very popular career choice in Ontario. There are a few reasons for this. One, there’s the special status of paralegals in Ontario—unlike in other areas of Canada, paralegals here can become licensed, represent clients in court for certain matters, and run their own practices.

Another reason involves the amount of schooling. Compared to law school, you can become a paralegal and start your career quite quickly. Admission requirements for paralegal programs are fairly simple, and the training itself is relatively short.

Plus, there’s a huge demand for more affordable legal services in Ontario. Paralegals charge less than lawyers, making it possible for more people to seek representation in certain areas of the law.

Seriously considering this career path? Wondering how to become a paralegal in Ontario? Here are six key steps you need to follow.

6 Accounting & Payroll Skills You Must Learn to Get Hired

Sep 8, 2022 1:52:01 PM

Updated February 2023

If you have solid math skills, are comfortable around computers, and like the idea of working in a business environment, you could be a natural fit for accounting and payroll training.

But it takes more than these basic skills to really succeed in a college program and land a position with a great company. How do you know if this career path is right for you?

Top 7 PSW Interview Questions

Aug 25, 2022 9:09:11 AM

Completing your personal support worker (PSW) training was the first step. But now that you’re looking to transition into the workforce, one key hurdle remains: the job interview. Preparing to face a hiring manager can be stressful, but learning about the questions you’ll likely face is a great way to calm your nerves and boost your confidence.

Questions like “why do you want to work here?” and “what are your biggest strengths?” are pretty standard for any position. And you should definitely be prepared for questions like “are you able to work shift work?” and “can you work nights and weekends?” But in this post, we’re focusing on specific PSW job interview questions that relate to what you would do in an actual job situation. Keep reading for sample questions and answers, plus extra tips on how to prepare.

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