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Ways Job Searching Will Be Different in 2021 (and How You Can Adapt): Part 2

Temporary, Freelance, and Contract Work Will Be on the Rise   By Robert Francos “During an uncertain economy, firms often rely more on temporary or project professionals,” de la Cruz says. “They may feel cautious about hiring, but at the same time they don’t want to be understaffed and have work that must get done.” That […]

Getting Comfortable Online During Lockdown

By Haley Ramphal, Employment & Learning Centre. Technology, though it has been around for several decades, has become a vital aspect of daily life due to the conditions brought on by the pandemic. This has resulted in even the most hesitant individuals learning and adapting to virtual platforms during these unprecedented times. Working from home, […]

Ways Job Searching Will Be Different in 2021 (and How You Can Adapt)

By Robert Francos This last year was…extremely unordinary. The coronavirus pandemic took a toll on the way we work and what our job searches look like. And while we’re starting to see glimmers of light at the end of the tunnel, there are still a lot of variables that could affect the economy. So it […]

Developing Your Own Superpower

By Wendy Coleman An article in the Careering Magazine (by CERIC) speaks about the power of mindfulness for post-secondary students. The article identified personal factors currently experienced by students and offered suggestions to help.  Experience supporting job seekers in Saskatchewan afforded a broader view of how those factors and approaches, like mindfulness to build personal […]

Skills Employers are Looking For

It is not easy keeping up with our ever-changing workplace. Technology is changing the way we work in dramatic ways, leading to what some people are calling the fourth industrial revolution; just as each of the past three industrial revolutions (the steam engine, the age of science, and mass production) required workers to adapt their […]

YWCA Trade Journey

Trade Journey is a 16-week program designed for women who like working with their hands, who have already experienced some work in either construction, renovation, mining, or maintenance positions or want to make a transition into a career in the trades. Our program offers the ability to experience trades and will help build the confidence […]

Zoom, the office and the future: What will work look like after coronavirus?

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, there have been many questions about what (or even where) the workplace will be in the future, particularly for people who work at companies based in traditional offices. Video-based conference calls on platforms like Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Cisco Webex, etc. are with us […]

Reach Your Employment Goals in a Job Finding Club

Access to YWCA Saskatoon’s Employment and Learning Centre remains limited for in-person group programs in light of the COVID-19 situation.  We will continue to provide remote services via email, telephone, social media and Zoom. We invite you to join YWCA Saskatoon’s Job Finding Club-Online (via Zoom) and achieve your employment goals. The Job Finding Club […]

The Top Jobs Skills Employers Want in 2021, Part 1

As we look ahead to 2021, we know one thing for certain  – 2020 turned the work world on its head. With a global pandemic creating and enforcing new strategies to keep the wheels turning, remote work became the norm. Some companies embraced the remote work model and will keep it full-time, while others hope to […]

The Female Recession: COVID-19’s Impact on Women in the Workforce

By Haley Ramphal. The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly been one of the most impactful events in modern history. With the rising numbers of cases, deaths, and the panic of medical supplies and equipment running low, it is safe to say 2020 will be a year that is always remembered. To make matters worse, this virus […]