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Teaching In Doha, Qatar – Expanding Our Horizons

By Kyle Prevost / July 12, 2020 /

“Actually, we won’t be around next year, we’re going to teach in Qatar.” “Where???!” “Doha, the capital city of Qatar.  Think Dubai, but slightly smaller, slightly slower-paced, and a few years behind – but quickly catching up – in terms of infrastructure and eye-catching skylines.  Oh – and they’re hosting the FIFA World Cup in…

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Considering a Trade? This is How an Apprenticeship Works!

By Clark / August 7, 2013 /

An apprenticeship is a valuable means to receive hands-on training to complement the theoretical knowledge gained through schoolwork.  For trades such as carpentry, electrical and plumbing, completion of apprenticeship training is a requirement to obtain certification (journeyman license). Possession of a license increases opportunities and prospects for mobility, while enabling certified tradespeople to train and…

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Job Programs for Persons with Disabilities (or considered disadvantaged)

By Clark / July 17, 2013 /

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities The Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (OFPD) is a program designed to help persons with disabilities to prepare for and obtain employment or self-employment in Canada. The program supports local, regional and national projects. The eligibility for local and regional projects differ by region and year contingent on…

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6 Things to do Before a Job Interview

By Guest Blogger / May 28, 2012 /

Congratulations. You’ve got an interview! As you are preparing for the job interview one of the first things you’ll want to do is review common interview questions. This will help you to use your skills, strengths, accomplishments, and experiences to come up with great answers to wow your future employer. But even after you have…

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When is it Time to Find a New Job?

By Clark / May 22, 2012 /

When the economy is in the doldrums, many of us look at the silver lining, i.e., to have a job and overlook the negatives associated with the job we hold. When times are better, moving from one job to another becomes a relatively common activity. People change jobs for different reasons; this post will look…

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Choosing between Higher Education, Loans and Family

By Clark / June 21, 2010 /

This is a column by regular contributor Clark. A friend of mine who holds a Masters in International Studies had a dilemma a while back about whether to pursue her dream of getting a doctorate from Switzerland’s Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies now or take care of immediate concerns and put off the…

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Transitioning Well from One Job to Another

By Kathryn / March 17, 2010 /

Changing jobs can be an extremely stressful time. It can also be a great transition with better opportunities for growth. There are certain things you can do to make the transition go as smoothly as possible. Some things are out of your control. Others may need some work to manage well. Jobs like relationships, are…

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I Quit! 6 Signs It May be Time to Move On

By Kathryn / March 9, 2010 /

It is no longer the norm in this generation to begin a career in the mail room and retire 35 years later as one of the top managers. People change jobs often and for any number of reasons. Leaving a job can be a difficult decision especially if you have a strong sense of loyalty…

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