Time for a Tune Up

April 14, 2017 • Written by

As we move into April we start to think of spring, being outside and everything we are going to do.  Does our body agree with our intentions?  We never hesitate to spend on vehicle maintenance, from new brakes to oil changes to tunes ups we invest money in our cars oil-changeevery day, month and year. Yet when we talk about investing in the most important vehicle we own, our body, we hesitate. Gym memberships are a luxury, and forget about personal training sessions. Our bodies carry us through life all day – every day. How we go through life in our body vehicle depends on how well we maintain it. Don’t hesitate – invest in your body. Read More →

Gluten Sensitivity: Symptoms and Signs

April 14, 2017 • Written by

Here it is the magic buzz word of today’s diet fads of what to eat and not to eat. But is it Gluten freereally a fad? Maybe people have heard of gluten free diets and many people are opting to not have gluten in their diet but why? How do I know if I even have gluten intolerance? There’s not a simple answer as it can be a hidden thing in our lives.

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Featured menu items: Coffee, Cookies and Career Tips

April 10, 2017 • Written by

The RRC Student Support Services team is here to assist you in your transition from College to career!

Stop by Room P107 – Exchange District Campus for coffee and cookies, and ask us questions related to your job search.

RRC Career Cafe
April 11, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
P107 – Exchange District Campus

Each serving of cookie and coffee comes with tips of your choice including resumes, cover letters, interviews, managing interview anxiety, self-care in the workplace, student work permits, communicating your needs in the workplace, excelling in the workplace, and English at work!

We also will have a professional photographer on site to provide you with a free professional headshot, perfect for your LinkedIn profile!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Network Maintenance Notice – Wireless Network Outage at Exchange District Campus

April 4, 2017 • Written by

Information Technology Solutions will be performing network upgrades to wireless networks located at the EDC Campus on Friday,  April 7. 

The work will begin at 5:00pm and should be done by 9:00pm.  There will be no wireless access during this time.

If you have any questions please submit a Caselog using the following link:  https://hub.rrc.ca/CaseLog/NewCase.aspx?Area=ITS&Category=58

 

Employer on-Campus: 200 positions for Cirque du Soleil through Adecco!

April 3, 2017 • Written by

Join Adecco Under the Big Top!

We have over 200 positions available during Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios performance in Winnipeg! Join us to learn more about the opportunities available and how to apply.

Merchandising Associate – VIP Host/Hostess – Usher – Runner – Prep Cook – Food and Beverage – Dishwasher – Costume/Wardrobe Assistant – Box Office Associate

Big Top

Roblin Centre – Exchange District Campus
Room W314, 160 Princess Street
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
11:00 am – 12:00 noon or
12 noon – 1:00 pm

Patterson GlobalFoods Institute – Exchange District Campus
Room 301, 504 Main Street
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register online to attend one of the information sessions at: http://connect.rrc.ca/SESAdecco

 

Bring your resume!
Deadline for registration: April 10, 2017
Limited seating available – sign up early!

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Live Stream Presentations: Employment Preparation

March 27, 2017 • Written by

Cover Letters, Resumes and Interviews

Live Stream Presentations

Student Employment Services offers a variety of employment-related workshops to assist students to develop the skills required to be competitive throughout the job search process.

Upcoming presentations:Join us! In person, eTV Studio - GM 33 (near North Gym) Notre Dame Campus or via live stream blogs.rrc.ca/etv/streaming/ click on the "live stream" image to play. No username or password required.

Writing Convincing Cover Letters
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Submitting a convincing cover letter to accompany your resume is an important part of the application process. In this presentation, you will obtain the information required to create a professional cover letter.

  • Types of cover letters
  • Cover letter do’s and don’ts
  • Essential elements of a cover letter
  • Mistakes that can cost you

Creating Effective Resumes
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Your resume introduces you to a potential employer and highlights your qualifications as they relate to the position. Having an outstanding resume can greatly improve your chances of getting the interview. In this presentation, you will obtain information on how to create effective resumes.

  • Your resume as a marketing tool
  • Types of resumes and choosing your style
  • Key components of a resume
  • Layout, formatting and content
  • References

Putting Your Best Self Forward at an Interview
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An interview is an essential element to securing a job and preparation is key. In this presentation, you will obtain information on the best interview practices.

  • Purpose of the interview
  • Types of interviews
  • Preparing for the interview
  • Types of interview questions and answers
  • Personal presentation
  • After the interview

Ask us a question! Time will be available to answer any questions you might have.
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Roll for Relief and Relaxation

March 24, 2017 • Written by

Lets be honest when you read that title you didn’t think you’d be reading an article on foam rolling.  Some of the most common questions we get in our fitness centre are “What are those things? What am I suppose to do with it?  Does it really work?  When we get these question most people are referring to foam rollers.  Read More →

Professional Perspective: What you know vs. Who you know

March 20, 2017 • Written by
How about some more Professional Perspective, where industry professionals share their insights regarding various employment-related topics?

aZain Ali, Human Resource Manager at Domo Gasoline Corporation Ltd. is back with more of his professional perspective. Zain’s professional perspective comes from an accumulation of his personal experience as an international student and his professional work experience within various industries, and now as a Human Resource Manager.

Today’s question is:

Why should students and new graduates consider networking as they prepare to enter the world of work?

networkingZain’s Professional Perspective

Is networking important? Will it help me in landing a job? Shouldn’t I just apply for the jobs?

These are some of the questions that I hear when it comes to networking. I strongly believe that networking is a crucial step in succeeding in your career in any industry. Just don’t confuse networking with a quick-fix pill that will solve all your job searching challenges in one snap.

Networking typically does not cost a lot of money, but it does cost time and effort to build the human connection that is vital to networking your way to a job. Being at the right networking events, you can help you form relationships with people who can help you land your next job.

Networking has so many more benefits than just securing a job:

1. Friendship goals

“A friend in need is a friend indeed.” We all like to give advice, and sometimes require a little ourselves. Books can teach you a lot, but an experienced friend, colleague, and mentor can help you navigate the many surprises that your career has to offer! Having a great network can equip you with strategies and supports that you need to manage your job search process.

2. Opportunities

Sometimes, through networking, you can land monetary benefits like a job, joint ventures, client leads, and partnerships to a start-up. Who knows, you could be the next Steve Jobs and start a business from your garage, or you may be the most wanted asset to an organization! Don’t hesitate to show where you stand and what you bring to the table at networking events.

3. Becoming known

Getting noticed is a huge benefit of networking. Attending networking events will certainly help others to take interest in you and this may present opportunities or customer referrals that can set you up for long term success.

4. Positive influence

“Birds of the same feather flock together.” You are who you hang out with. At networking events, you may get positively influenced to do something great. Or, people may get influenced by your ideologies that can launch the next big thing… you!

5. The 2 Cs

Not everyone is able to stand in front of hundreds of people and give a speech. Those who can are either natural public speakers or have devoted countless hours to practicing the art of public speaking. Attending networking events can help you build the 2 Cs – confidence and character. Believe me when I say, I had stage fright, too! But Toastmasters, charity events, networking events, and best man speeches helped me overcome this fear and allowed me to speak confidently in front of a huge crowd! No matter the size, I can now woo the audience with my speech!

Often, it is what you know and who you know that help you land a great career. Not just one of them.


For more information on networking, visit Student Employment Services’ Online Employment Resources or book an appointment with an RRC Employment Advisor at 204.632.3966 or JobCentre@rrc.ca.

Want to read more professional perspectives? Check out past editions here:
Professional Perspective – What employers are really thinking

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