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Personal Support Worker Program Now Available at CBC Scarborough

Posted on April 21st, 2016 - Written by: Vanessa Hamkens

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Canadian Business College is very pleased to announce it has rolled out a new Personal Support Worker Program (PSW) at its Scarborough Campus location.

If you’ve been thinking about entering the in-demand health support services field, Canadian Business College’s Personal Support Worker course will provide you with the skills required to support and assist individuals within your community needing above average assistance.

Personal Support Workers help create optimal living conditions for the elderly, chronically ill and/or individuals with physical disabilities living in private care facilities, not-for-profit homecare agencies, senior citizens homes, nursing homes, hospitals, and client residences, amongst others. And with the rising number of baby boomers entering retirement, the demand for Personal Support Workers has never been greater.

To learn how Canadian Business College can help you or someone you know earn a Personal Support Worker Diploma and enter the in-demand support services field in just 38-weeks, call 416-925-6565 today!

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No Resume? No Problem. Tackle Writing Your Resume With These Simple Tips

Posted on October 29th, 2015 - Written by: Vanessa Hamkens

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Writing a resume can be frustrating, stressful, and time consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. Most people don’t know where to begin when constructing their resume, nor do they know what employers are looking for.  Industry competition nowadays emphasizes the importance of a well-constructed resume as the first step in your job search.

This post aims to give you a better understanding of the critical aspects of a resume that will help yours stand out and not end up in the trash. There are some key requirements that must be included when writing a resume in order to be competitive in any area. It must be:

 

  1. Well formatted

Resumes are most effective when they are simple, professional, and easy to read. First impression and initial appearance are key as most recruiters spend an average of 6 seconds scanning a resume before moving on. Make those 6 seconds count!

Clearly lay out your contact information at the top of the page so it is easy for the employer to get in contact with you if need be. They won’t take the time to chase you, so make it easy for them.

Professionalism is extremely important when it comes to resume writing because it is the only impression they have of you prior to an interview. Take the time to ensure that everything is aligned and consistent. Pick a simple font, headings should be clear and easy to follow, and your experience should be written in reverse chronological order. Below your contact information, you should have the following headings clearly laid out:

  • Education

Include all relevant education you have as well as the dates you attended each educational institution. You can chose to include any involvement or achievements you deem relevant in bullet form under this title, or you can include this information under another title if it is more applicable there.

  • Experience (related or other)

This section can included paid or volunteer positions. Employers look for consistency and often it doesn’t look good to have many different positions or jobs in a short period of time. That being said, include all your recent or otherwise relevant past work experiences. For the more recent/relevant positions, include up to 3 bullet points of the tasks or duties you completed during the time you held that position.

Optional:

  • Applicable Skills

If you have any unique skills that may interest a potential employer, you could briefly mention these. This could help you stand out from the other candidates.

  • Awards or Other Major Accomplishments

Have you received any interesting awards? For athletics? Community service involvement? Academics? Let this potential employer know. They want to see someone who is driven, dedicated, and well rounded, as well as someone who is competent and qualified to complete the job.

Again, including a short bullet point list of some awards you’ve received within the past few years or any major accomplishments can’t hurt.

 

  1. Free of irrelevant, inappropriate, or unprofessional information

Experience is important, but employers don’t want to see all the irrelevant job experience you have from years ago, especially not in detail. If you have space, perhaps simply state it, but leave it at that. Refrain for including any information that may be deemed as inappropriate as well. You should never include any details about your personal life on your resume.

 

  1. Tailored to Specific Employers

Create your resume skeleton first, and fill it in according to the position you are applying to. Every resume you give to a potential employer should be slightly different than the one given to the previous one. This can be done by taking key words from the job description and incorporating them into your resume bullet points. Employers want to see that you have the relevant skills and personality traits that they require for the job. By using these key words, you are making a valuable connection between what they are looking for and what you have to offer.

 

  1. Proofread

Simple spelling grammatical errors could be the deciding factor between you and another candidate. Take the time to reread and edit your resume until you are sure it is free of and spelling and grammar errors. Get a friend or family member to read it over before submitting it.

 

These simple pointers should help you with this important step in the job application process. For additional information, please take a look at the links posted below. If you feel like you need further assistance in writing your resume, feel free to contact our career services!

 

http://www.fastcompany.com/3052371/hit-the-ground-running/a-former-google-recruiter-reveals-the-biggest-resume-mistakes

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/resumetips/tp/resumetips.htm

https://careerservices.princeton.edu/undergraduate-students/resumes-letters-online-profiles/resumes/resume-sections

 

 

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Open House: Canadian Business College – Mississauga Campus

Posted on May 26th, 2015 - Written by: Vanessa Hamkens

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Canadian Business College is very pleased to be hosting a free open house on Monday June 8th from 5 – 8 PM in Mississauga. Whether you’d like to upgrade your current job skills or are looking to pursue studies in a new and dynamic field, the open house will provide you with the opportunity to learn more about our career oriented diploma programs.

By attending the open house, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour the Mississauga campus
  • Discuss programs of interest
  • Meet program instructors & campus staff
  • Get first-hand program feedback from current students and alumni
  • Enjoy light refreshments while mingling with other prospective students
Open House Details

When: Monday June 8th from 5 – 8 PM

Where: Canadian Business College – Mississauga Campus

Address: 77 City Centre Drive, Suite 600, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1M5, located next to Square One Shopping Centre. For directions to the campus, please click here.

Parking: Free parking is available on-site.

Why Choose Canadian Business College?

Canadian Business College is proud to offer students a well-balanced educational experience. We are nimble enough to honour students’ individual needs while our 20+ years of experience provides exceptional practical training that will help you achieve your life goals. The skill-based format of our diploma programs will provide you with real-world training and preparation for the workplace. Students at Canadian Business College enjoy:

  • Small class sizes
  • Flexible start dates
  • Day or evening classes
  • Centrally located campuses
  • Exceptional student & career services initiatives

If you’d like to attend the open house to learn more about how Canadian Business College can help you achieve your academic and career goals, please call CBC Mississauga at 905.279.9929 today!

The entire Canadian Business College team looks forward to seeing you there!

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Canadian Business College Celebrates Graduating Class of 2014

Posted on September 24th, 2014 - Written by: Vanessa Hamkens

With smiles and elation abound, Canadian Business College’s 2014 Convocation Ceremony provided graduates with an evening to celebrate and reflect on a year’s worth of commitment and hard work.

Following thoughtful words of encouragement and advice from CBC President & Dean, John Nelson, students from the faculties of business, law, IT & digital media, health, and community services & child care, were called to the stage one-by-one to receive their diplomas while their family, close friends and peers proudly looked on.

The event was held on Friday September 19, 2014 at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel in the elegantly renovated Forest Hill Ballroom. Following the ceremony, graduates and guests were able to dine, mingle and dance the evening away.

Here are just a few pictures capturing what was a wonderful celebratory evening:

Graduates enter ballroom to the sound of bagpipes

Graduates enter ballroom to the sound of bagpipes

Convocation ceremony schedule

Convocation ceremony schedule

Graduates listening to welcoming speech

Graduates listening to welcoming speech

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President & Dean, John Nelson, delivering commencement speech

President & Dean, John Nelson, delivering commencement speech

All smiles!

All smiles!

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Proud of his father!

Proud of his father!

Congratulations to the entire 2014 graduating class!

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CBC Readies for Graduation 2014!

Posted on September 11th, 2014 - Written by: Vanessa Hamkens

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With just over a week until Canadian Business College’s 2014 graduation ceremony, the excitement on-campus is palpable as staff work diligently to complete the event’s final tasks and touches. As in previous years, the ceremony will provide graduates, along with their family members and friends, and CBC faculty and staff, with the opportunity to look back and celebrate the dedication, commitment and success demonstrated by students over the previous year.

This year’s ceremony will take place on Friday September 19, 2014, from 7:00 PM – 12:30 AM at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel. In addition to the ceremony, those attending will have the opportunity to enjoy dinner and post ceremony celebrations in the Marriott’s elegantly renovated Forest Hill Ballroom.

There’s no question that graduation marks the culmination of a year’s hard work and sacrifice for students from CBC’s Faculties of Business, Law, IT & Digital Media, Health, and Community Services & Child Care. It also signals the next phase in their journey, one which includes pursuing the career goal that set their academic commitment in motion.

The entire Canadian Business College team is excited to celebrate with this year’s graduating class and look forward to all the successes that await in their futures!

Make sure to check back soon for a recap of the event, including photos.

 

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CBC Job Fair a Hit with Students and Job Seekers

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 - Written by: Vanessa Hamkens

With a turnout of over 300 strong, Canadian Business College’s recent job fair was nothing short of successful.

Representatives from CIBC, Scotiabank, Sun Life Financial, Career Edge, Critical Search, Robert Half Technology, JobStart, Furniture Bank, Creative Minds Montessori, ZSA Legal, YWCA, Simply Green Home Services, Canadian Youth Business Foundation and The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, were on hand to meet with enthusiastic CBC students and alumni. With the event open to the public, there were also a large number of external job seekers in attendance.

The fair was held at Canadian Business College’s Toronto campus located at Yonge and Bloor.

Check out some of the photos from the event below:

Job fair participants after set up.

Job fair participants were all smiles after setup

Job seekers networking with employers and recruiters

Job seekers networking (or waiting to network) with employers and recruiters

With such a tremendous turnout, we were thrilled to see students and alumni meet and greet with confidence, engage in discussions and distribute their resumes to the employers and recruiters in attendance.

There’s no question that providing students with the training they need to succeed, then connecting them with opportunities in the workforce, is what it’s all about. To that end, Canadian Business College’s Student Services department is continually looking for innovative and hands-on ways to connect graduates with fruitful career opportunities. You can learn more about the initiatives and services we offer our students here.

By all accounts, the job fair was a huge success and a hit with students and job seekers alike. If you attended, feel free to post a comment below about your experience and how it helped in your search. We look forward to hosting the next one!

-Michael

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