Archive for November 12th, 2012

Career Fields That Virtually Guaranteed a position In the Canadian Job Market

There’s been a lot of talk about high unemployment rates. However, there are certain fields in dire need of workers. Below are the professions where a job is nearly certain for those with an applicable degree or relevant work experience.

Health care

Health care-related positions dominated the top spots in recent study on university areas of study with the lowest unemployment rates, according to Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. The top four majors included a medical technology technician, nursing, treatment therapy and a medical assistant. Other categories to break the top 25 included pharmacists, medical administrative services and health education professions. Not all health care fields are recession-proof, but the industry is certainly recession-resistant for the most part.

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Jobs that require math skills continue to be in heavy demand. Besides teaching mathematics as a profession, there aren’t many jobs listed specifically as math-related, but fields with low unemployment rates that have a heavy math emphasis include mechanical engineering, physics, finance and electrical engineering. Unemployment rates in these categories were as low as 3.8 per cent and topped out at 5 per cent, which is still significantly below the U.S. nationwide average. Actuarial science, which is extremely heavily math-oriented, has been estimated to nearly guarantee a job for those that major in it and pass the exams required to gain a designation as an actuary.

Computers/Technology:

The Information Age has arrived and it’s the Information Technology Professionals who are going to dominate the business world in the foreseeable future. On one side, businesses rapidly embrace the advancements in Information Technology and Communication, while the computer is becoming a household item through out the world. On the other hand, it has resulted in a vast array of opportunities in the areas of Hardware Manufacturing and Maintenance, Software Development,  Web developer, Networking, Database Administration and many more. There is a surge of demand for Information Technology professionals. As a result, choosing a career in the computer field is one of the wisest decisions you can make today.  Despite setbacks of few computer industries, the prospect of pursuing a career in the computer field is highly attractive. For instance, according to the popular print career service section provider at Metro Daily News Toronto, 2 out of the Top 5 fastest growing careers in Canada are Computer related. So act immediately, grab your qualification, start a career in the computer field and enjoy the benefits of the fastest growing careers in the entire world today.

Teaching

Education Math and science teachers will be in demand as Canada in its path to compete with other countries in engineering, technology, and medicine. A growing immigrant population means more English-as-a-second-language classes will be needed. Teaching English as ESL is another succesful financial venue.

  • Postsecondary teachers – Median salary: $56,120 Education: bachelor’s degree and often a master’s or doctorate
  • Teacher assistants – Median salary: $21,580 Education: some post-secondary education or vocational training
  • Educational, vocational, and school counselors – Median salary: $49,450 Education: secondary education, associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s

Science

Science-related professions are another broad category, but also rank highly in terms of low unemployment rates coming out of school. Astrophysics and geophysics engineering list unemployment rates as low as zero, which virtually guarantees a job for those that pursue the professions. Other solid areas to pursue include geosciences and criminal justice, the last of which can require a heavy science emphasis.

The bottom line

A Toronto University study entitled Not all college degrees are created equal can provide further insight into the fields that offer the best opportunities for employment after graduation. The reality is that employment rates vary because of many factors, be it geography, age of the job seeker and education level. Rates can actually vary widely based on these factors. For instance, those pursuing employment in the architectural field can see unemployment rates in a range of 7.7 per cent and 13.9 per cent, based on the factors mentioned above.

As one might expect, individuals with graduate degrees generally find it easier to find jobs, as do those with relevant work experience. Still, there are professions to pursue for those without work experience. Sticking to the above categories can definitely help more recent graduates.

 

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How to Make your Resume Stand out

The most convenient way to search for jobs is uploading resume in the various online job portals. With the Internet becoming a necessity in today’s current scenario, many things are getting dependent on its usage. Searching for jobs is one of them. Using the job portals is economical and fast. Just upload the resume and search from the thousands of jobs available.   Read the following to know more tips and tricks to get your resume selected by recruiters.

  • Fill your Complete Profile to increase chances  
  • Always complete your profile filling form given the various job portals.

There are jobseekers complete about 60 per cent of the form given in the sites. To get desirable results from these portal complete all the necessary information. A completed job profile has better chance of being noticed by recruiters. Recruiters search these job profiles through various fields and if have filled all the details, chances of getting matched increases.

  • Use suitable keywords in your resume  Online searching of resumes is done by putting keywords relevant to the domain. Recruiters search for resumes by putting keywords associated with the job profile. For example if a person is a writer, he requires to put words like writer, content, edit relevant to the function done.
  • For a web designer, words relevant to the job like html, creative are used for online search.
  • To make your resume notice, use keywords in your resume.
  • Not only functional skills, you have to also mention words like number of years working, relevant qualifications and designation. These also become keywords for recruiters.
  • Update your profile regularly  Just by updating for the first time is not sufficient to get your resume noticed. To get job call from recruiters you have to keep on updating the resume in the job portal.
  • Log in your profile created and tweak necessary changes like years of experience, present work responsibilities etc. This way you will be always on top of the database of resume submitted in the job portal. Therefore, it is very important to keep it updated.
  • If you are very serious of changing your job and wants to switch to a new company, it is advisable to update your resume every two-three days.
  • When you are updating your resume, check that your contact details mentioned are clear.
  • Give the number in which you are easily accessible.
  • Give the email id in which you can reply easily. With smart phones doing many works, checking emails are becoming easy.

Follow these simple yet effective tips and enjoy the rewards. Use the best features of job websites like messengers and sms services and notice the difference in your job search. Just make the changes in your resume, upload and get noticed by recruiters. Get ready to attend interview calls from recruiters.

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