Sometimes looking for a job is difficult, especially when you’re trying to find out where to start looking! Gone are the days where you would hit the pavement and handout resumes and fill out paper applications. I have been told that even were you to attempt that nowadays, employers refer you to the corporation’s website. In no particular order, here are 10 places that I suggest you look at when looking for that perfect job or career!
- This website had over 22 million views over the last 6 months, and 75% of that was between Canada and the United States. Many small and big businesses utilize this site as their main source for hiring employees.
- With over 270 million visits over the last 6 months, I would say that this is definitely the place to go for job seekers and employers. Be sure to take the time to fill out all the necessary information so that any potential employers can look you up.
- Are you looking to join the start up world? Angel List is a site that is catered to new startups world wide. This is definitely the place to go if you like being a part of new projects that you can help build from the ground up.
4. Government sites
- The government is always looking for people. From municipal to federal and everything in between, there are jobs everywhere for everyone. Be sure that you are constantly on the lookout for new posting as government bodies employ thousands of employees to make a town, city or country operate.
5. Fortune 500 Companies
- Take time to Google large corporations that operate out of your area, or have a head office near you. These large hubs often staff many people. You will have to compile a list and then go to each of their websites to apply. Some companies that you may want to consider are: Pepsi, Facebook, Barnes and Noble, McDonald’s, Walmart, and Amazon.
6. Local Buy and Sell sites
- Look on your Craig’s list, Kijiji or eBay sites and search for postings there. You will be surprised to find many positions for you to choose from. A word of caution, be sure to follow this up with adequate research because these sites also harbour their fair share of scams.
7. Your local airport
- Not surprisingly, there are a lot of great job opportunities here.From retail and service, to directing traffic on the Tarmac, there are many different things to do. Apply at your local airport’s official website for more info.
8. Finding a job in your field of education
- If you are looking for something in your field, like an engineering position with a firm, make sure you do some research and find out companies that operate in your area. Once you have compiled a list, it would only be a matter of sending your resume off to all the companies.
9. Find services that you can offer
- Do you have babysitting, cleaning, or administrative experience? Offer up your expertise at companies that offer these services. Some examples are, last minute babysitting (sitter.com), a home cleaning company (housekeeper.com) or administrative and similar services at sites like upwork.com.
10. Post Secondary Institutes
- This is more for students, but anyone can apply for these positions. From research assistants, retail associates, professor or janitor the range here is huge. With campuses so large, the opportunity to nab something can be quite easy.
With this information, I hope you are armed and ready to start compiling lists and apply away! Let us know if you happen to know a few good places to look further in the comments below!
Why Valentine’s Day is Actually Designed for Singles
The holiday that we have all either come to love or hate, unsurprisingly, didn’t always revolve around cards and chocolates. The customs that we have all fallen into since we were kids, actually had very different origins than one would think.
Breaking down the holiday, there are actually many different facets that bring it all together. Various martyrdom stories are associated with different Valentine’s of the past. For the most part, the Catholic Church chose to honour them during the month of February, which then led to the naming of the annual celebration. Afterwards, it was all tied together with an ancient ritual celebrated by the Romans.
Lupercalia, the fertility festival, was a yearly celebration for the Romans in honour of the god of agriculture. According to myth, it was also a time to celebrate the Roman founders Romulus and Remus, who were both raised by a she-wolf. There were various aspects to the celebration, most of which, did not make the cut into the 21st century. One such practice involved cutting up animal hides into strips and dipping them into sacrificial blood. They were then slapped against the bodies of women, believing it would allow them to become more fertile for the year. Women would actually line the streets to have their turn as the progression passed through.
The fun part came towards the end, when singles throughout the city would pair off in honour of the festival through random selection via draw. Many times this resulted in successful marriages.
Today, the day is obviously celebrated a little differently, with no bloody whippings of animal hide required. People get to partake in the exchange of tokens of affections with their loved ones, and a plethora of money is spent trying to make that special someone in your life happy. After Christmas, Valentine’s Day is the second most popular holiday for sending cards to other people. Approximately 150 million cards are exchanged, and a total spending of $18.6 billion takes place every year!
So for those of you that will be single for this Valentine’s Day, don’t fret. In fact, relish in the fact that you’re not about to drop some mad cash on someone, just to say that you love them. Valentine’s Day can be a very exciting holiday when you have that significant other in your life, but remember, the day was originally for all the single people to hook up! So really, instead of being sad, what you should really spend the day doing is stripping apart goat hide and finding someone to smack it with…kidding.
Local Love for Local Laundry
As a stylist, a student, and super tired individual, I needed something simple. December is in full-swing. The holiday season has just begun. The weather is arguably way warmer in Calgary than I have ever witnessed in my lifetime; I have no complaints. It’s safe to say that this season I’ve fully embraced my city.
From the weather to the clothing, I’ve come full circle. More importantly, during this fine December I’ve taken it upon myself to shop locally.
I couldn’t be more ecstatic to have this opportunity to collaborate with HYPR Magazine and The Salt Co., to showcase Local Laundry’s new collection. With the brand being 100% established in Canada and that they also support a good cause, this season couldn’t get any better. With their goal to raise over $1 million for local Canadian charities, it’s something you can’t turn your back on.
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