Blog Post June 2017

Teach to Learn

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”  --Phil Collins

What Does WIL Do?

I usually end every blog post with a recommendation that you get in touch with us here at WIL to get support in your jobs search. That’s because it’s good advice. How well do you know what services we provide? Here’s a brief list of some of the ways we can help you with your job search.

Ontario's Minimum Wage Increase

I’m sure by now you’ve heard that the provincial government announced a couple weeks ago that they’d be raising the minimum wage over the next few years, with increments leading to a minimum wage of $15/hr at the beginning of 2019.

Gathering Intelligence: Six tips for informational interviews

In your job search, as in most things, more information is better than less. If you’re looking to break into a new filed or industry, or thinking of changing careers, or looking for the same kind of work you did before, but you’re in a new market, one of the best tools in your toolkit is going to be the informational interview. However, since an informational interview is basically meeting a stranger and asking them some questions, unless you’re a certain kind of person, this is not going to be easy for you. Here’s a little advice to help you get through it.

Soft Skills are Hard

They’re not hard, really. It’s just a term that recruiters and employers use for all the things that we do as social lubrication, so to speak. Since you’re very likely to be working with people when you work, soft skills are the skills you need to be able to get along. All are important, and some come easier to people than others do. Here are some of the soft skills you’ll need, not just at work, but in the rest of your life, too.