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The English language CareerOwl jobseeker resources site has been redesigned and updated with more content than ever before! So, what can you DO at our revised site? Read our FREE weekly articles with all the hottest job tips, explore our newly expanded Career Links with dozens of added jobs sites, read our revised resume section to learn how to write a job-winning one of your own, browse our extensive collection of career articles - it's all there!
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(Kevin Donlin has also written a book on resume writing that has additional tips and examples, and that is available for purchase at http://www.careerowl.ca/Resources/resumesecrets.asp.)
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CareerOwl is proud to present the grand opening of our French jobseeker resources site. Finding these resources in any language other than English is challenging. We at CareerOwl have worked hard to bring you our French jobseeker resources site, available now at http://www.chouettecarriere.ca/Candidates/resources.htm.
This site will also grow, so make sure you bookmark it if you are searching in the French language job market! And as always, chouettecarriere.ca features job postings in French.Back to index
We heard you!!! You wrote in droves to say you liked the Holiday Greetings site we added just before Christmas.
To create a special card for your very own Valentine, complete with music if you like, check out the new greeting card offerings by clicking on the CareerOwl Greetings link at www.CareerOwl.ca. You'll find a range of other sorts of greeting cards there as well, and the collections of pictures available for creating birthday, get well and other sorts of greeting cards will be augmented every month or so from now on. There's even an option for you to create greeting cards using your own digital pictures.
The featured digital photoartist for the CareerOwl Greeting site is Theresa Pugh. Theresa Pugh's work will also be featured as part of a special Valentine's exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, opening night, February 13th, reception, 6:00 - 8:00pm. The show will run until the 28th of February.
Watch for the announcement of the grand opening of our French language greetings site as soon we've been able to get feedback from users on the new features of the English greetings card site.Back to index
CareerOwl can help you find, or learn more about the required qualifications, for all sorts of jobs. Here's an owl flyover of some of the job postings since our last newsletter, ranging from openings for assistant managers and professors to heavy equipment operators. (Activate or update your Virtual Agent to receive job postings targeted to your own preferences on a regular ongoing basis.)
A Research Associate who has practical experience with western blot, SDS-PAGE, protein assays, ELISA and mammalian cell culture is required in Victoria, British Columbia. Having animal handling and protein purification experience is an extra plus for this position. Ideal candidates will have an MS in immunology or cell biology or a BSc with 2-3 years experience in addition to antibody and protein experience. However, recent graduates as well as more experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. This employer offers outstanding benefits including medical/dental, 401k, stock options, appreciation bonuses, and long and short-term disability in addition to paying competitive salaries.
In Burnaby, British Columbia, a Project Engineer is needed. He or she should have a degree in engineering or equivalent and 5 years work experience in the building controls industry and should have effective communication skills. As project leader, this person will be responsible for overall turnkey system design, planning and coordinating resources, sales and estimating assistance.
For those with a PhD in hand or pending, there are a number of Assistant Professor openings in Edmonton, Alberta.
The Department of Psychology at a University College in Alberta invites applications for a permanent-stream position to begin August 1, 2002 subject to budgetary approval. Preference will be given to those individuals with an enthusiasm for teaching as well as an active research program. The ability to teach statistics and methods is essential. A background in cognitive processes is also helpful.
The Department of Computing Science at a University College in Alberta invites applications for a permanent-stream position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 1, 2002. The major responsibility of a successful applicant for this position will be to teach Computing Science and Information Technology and to develop the program. A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential.
The Department of Religious Studies at a University College in Alberta invites applications for a permanent-stream position to begin August 1, 2202, subject to budgetary approval. Either a PhD or a ThD is required. Preference will be given to applicants with an enthusiasm for teaching and an interest in teaching introductory courses in the Christian faith and/or world religions. Specialization in the history of Christianity is a necessity, with qualifications in the field of theology/ethics being desirable.
The Department of Biology and Environmental Science at a University College in Alberta invites applications for a permanent-stream position to begin August 1, 2002. Preference will be given to those individuals who can teach and/or contribute to the teaching of Plant Physiology, Environmental Remediation, Environmental Management, Soil Science, Hydrology and/or Introductory Biology. In addition to having a PhD, post-doctoral experience is also required to be considered for this job.
In Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta there are work opportunities in proactive environmental engineering with a leading environmental engineering and remedial construction firm that has over 16,000 employees in 300 offices around the world.
This construction firm requires a Senior Remediation Engineer whose duties will include the design, construction and operation of soil and groundwater remediation systems on industrial sites in the Edmonton area.
This construction firm also needs a Senior Hydrogeologist to provide technical and project management leadership on a wide range of hydrogeological projects in the Edmonton area.
In addition, a Project Hydrogeologist is required to work directly with the Senior Hydrogeologist and for supervising projects.
This same company also requires another Senior Hydrogeologist in Calgary, Alberta to perform site characterization, assessment, remediation and contaminated site monitoring, as well as for projects on water supply, mining hydrogeology, and groundwater contamination analysis.
In Lethbridge, Alberta, a microbiology technician with a degree in either food science or microbiology and some experience working in a micro lab is needed to assume daily responsibilities that include basic micro testing, sample testing and data entry.
If your current tastes run more to life amidst the splendor of the Canadian Rockies, room cleaners are needed in Jasper, Alberta. These jobs come with accommodation. The work of cleaning beautiful log style chalets is done with a partner.
See http://www.careerowl.ca/Common/JobPosting.asp?j=40838 and http://www.careerowl.ca/Common/JobPosting.asp?j=40433
Calling all Plumbers and Pipefitters and Tinsmiths! In Morden, Manitoba an apprentice, journeyman, or tinsmith or someone with other suitable experience is needed.
Interested in the aerospace or automotive industry and in living in the Toronto area?
In Toronto, Ontario, a company is looking for factory workers who have at least 15 years of related work experience in aerospace or automotive machining, are competent programmers, set-up technicians and CNC operators. Familiarity with SmartCam or MasterCam, and the ability to work with alloys and within close tolerances is also required.
This same company in Toronto is also looking for CNC lathe operators with 10 years experience who know SmartCam or MasterCam, and are able to interpret drawings, machine a wide variety of materials and have advanced blue print reading skills with ability to interpret geometric tolerances.
Or, is a desk job working as a legal secretary or an accountant in the Toronto area what you're interested in finding?
Legal secretaries are also needed in Toronto. Openings were posted for legal secretaries specializing in the areas of (1) corporate (working with a Law partner), (2) family law, and (3) general legal practice. All positions require a minimum of 2+ years with a Canadian Legal Firm.
An accountant is needed in Toronto for a job that involves working in a small team responsible for costing and some general accounting. A minimum of 3 years accounting and costing experience with a mid sized Canadian company is a necessity for this job.
Another accountant is needed in Toronto for general accounting (some project related). The successful candidate will work in a small team within the accounting group and as part of a large international company and must have a minimum of 3 years accounting experience with a mid size Canadian company.
A Junior Administrative Assistant is needed in Toronto to assist with the daily activities of the company including telephone management, office administrative duties (such as filing, photocopying, faxing, courier, etc.), and Internet research and database input. The successful candidate will also complete assigned projects relating to all areas of the company, and will provide administrative support to other staff members when the need arises.
Want to be a Vice President of Sales in Toronto? Are you a sophisticated, polished and intelligent SENIOR SALES PROFESSIONAL? Are you an expert at opening doors and closing deals? Do you have a proven track record of over achieving quota and a willingness to travel extensively for business? Is your focus on selling value-added customer loyalty programs in new market sectors, both in Canada and the U.S., in developing sales strategies, in preparing and delivering sales proposals and presentations, and in finalizing contracts? Does the idea of an excellent six-digit compensation package with other perks appeal to you? Additional responsibilities for this position include market research to strategically identify potential customers in Canada and the U.S., as well as managing existing customers.
A Research Associate is required in Mississauga, Ontario for conducting experiments and executing tasks involved in the development of expression systems. Candidates must understand recombinant protein expression in prokaryotic hosts. Experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. A B.Sc or a M.Sc in molecular biology or some related field and 2-5 years experience are musts for this position.
Also in Mississauga, Ontario, a Research Associate is needed for a position in support of Discovery Biology in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Job duties include restriction enzyme digestion, sub cloning, DNA preparation, PCR, electrophoresis, DNA transformation, bacteria mammalian cell transfection, mammalian cell culturing, insect cell culture systems, in-vitro drug screening assays and binding assays. The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year experience and a B.Sc or M.Sc in Life Sciences.
A Product Development Specialist is needed in Hamilton, Ontario. This specialist will join a product development team in the food industry. Responsibilities include product matching and customer interaction, development of new products, and working with the quality departments. The ideal candidate will have a BSc and 2-5 years of experience, and be familiar with the meat industry.
A Product Development Technician is required in the Scarborough area of Ontario. Job duties include developing and formulating new and existing products and conducting plant trials. Candidates must understand product development and its applications in the food industry. Recent graduates as well as experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. This position comes with competitive pay and excellent benefits including medical/dental, 401k, stock options, appreciation bonuses, long and short-term disability benefits, and more.
There is an opening for a Regulatory Affairs Associate in Markham, Ontario. Job duties include performing IND submissions for HPB using specific IND templates as well as new drug submissions. Candidates must understand IND submissions and ND submissions and have excellent computer knowledge. Excellent command of the English language is a must too. Recent graduates as well as experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. The pay is competitive and comes with excellent benefits including medical/dental, 401k, stock options, appreciation bonuses, long and short-term disability benefits, and more.
A Sales Representative is needed as well in Markham, Ontario. The successful applicant for this position will be required to market an innovate software product designed to revolutionize the marketing industry, initiate new leads and close sales, provide powerful presentations to corporate clients, generate sales through an existing potential client list, and communicate and work closely with the development team. An attractive compensation package and training will be provided.
A Sales Associate is required in Tecumseh, Ontario to help process sales, assist customers with copying and processing courier shipments, handle money transactions, and assist with running the Sears catalogue outlet as well as help with printing from files. The successful applicant must have computer skills, sales experience, and be customer friendly.
A Food Industry Project Engineer is needed in Almonte, Ontario. A mechanical engineer is needed for this position who is interested in and good at both mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and has experience with CA. The ideal candidate for this job is a team player who is also a self-starter and willing to travel in Canada and the US.
In Barrie, Ontario, a Manager is needed for a not-for-profit organization that researches data and statistics regarding water-related incidents, injuries, and fatalities. Key responsibilities include implementing a business plan, managing quality control and data entry, and recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining several part-time clerks/operators.
A company that distributes many name brand products in Montreal, Quebec is seeking a bilingual office manager. This position requires a mature, self-motivated and organized individual who can complete tasks with little supervision.
Also in Montreal, Quebec, a small construction company is looking for a Bookkeeper/Office Administrator with proficiency in Word, Excel, Access and Quickbooks and who has positive energy and good communication skills.
For those wanting to see and make a difference in the world beyond the borders of Canada, volunteers are need to help out in Africa.
In Gabrone, Botswana, volunteers are needed to join the FIGHT TO STOP THE SPREADING OF AIDS IN AFRICA This position involves an 11-month TCE program (Total Control of the Epidemic), beginning with a 4-month training and work camp in California in the United States, then a 6 month term of TCE work in Africa followed by a 1-month information work period back in the United States again. Tasks include door to door actions in African villages, organizing and information work, running positive living clubs for HIV infected persons, social work with AIDS orphans, teaching at schools and work places, and fundraising. No prior experience or qualifications are needed to be considered for these positions. (In other words, this could be a good way for someone with lots of drive and ability but no experience to gain some.) There are start dates in both February and August.
A volunteer is also needed to work in Maputo, Mozambique, Africa. This is a potential life changing experience that can make a difference. The work will involve teaching street children, training teachers, working in schools, helping to combat AIDS, and being a development instructor in Mozambique. This is an 11-14 month program that starts out with 4-6 months training/work at a camp in California. There is a program fee for the training camp, but grants are available to help defray these expenses.
Check the CareerOwl website for other open positions. There are new listings almost every day.Back to index