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Table of Contents

1. Getting a Job in Retail
2. The Government Wants You: A Special CareerOwl Job Alert
3. iWomen Virtual Career Fair
4. Our Career Tip of the Month

1. Getting a Job in Retail

canadianretail.com, The Retail Job Store offers you the opportunity to view Jobs from part-time to seasonal to those that could lead to retail as a career. This retail-specific site gives jobseekers the option of searching through hundreds of retail jobs or of having the canadianretail.com Job Hunter search out the right job for you. From presidents to part-timers, this new site which is now a convenient click off of the CareerOwl home page offers you one stop shopping convenience for the best retail jobs in Canada. Go job shopping today!



2. A Special CareerOwl Job Alert

FINANCE CANADA's fall 2001 recruiting campaign

These excellent career opportunities are for students and grads who completed within the last 2 years, or are completing, a Master's or Doctorate in Economics, Public Policy/Administration, International Relations/Affairs or Business Administration; for those who have a law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and are, or will be by April 2002, eligible to practice law in Canada; and for those who have a university degree and have, or will be eligible by April 2002 to have, a professional accounting designation (CA, CMA, CGA).

The on-line application and information can be found by clicking on the Finance Canada banner on the Jobseekers' Homepage at www.CareerOwl.ca , or by going to the Finance Canada web site at www.fin.gc.ca Only on-line applications will be accepted by Finance Canada.

The Department of Finance is a dynamic workplace: it is knowledge-rich, culturally diverse and team-oriented. There are about 600 people working at the Department. The two largest groups are analysts/economists (52 per cent) and managers (20 per cent).

Finance Canada is looking for unique people with a variety of skills, backgrounds and experiences to enrich their team.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career and have the needed qualifications, this may be the right place for you.

Excerpt from http://www.fin.gc.ca/recruit/wel_e.html


3. iWomen Virtual Career Fair

CareerOwl is proud to once again host iWomen's virtual Career Fair.

iWomen brings together women interested in hi-tech careers and firms seeking their expertise. During the fall, companies will once again begin posting openings for their companies on our iWomen pages.

iWomen also holds face to face conferences where you can ask women in the IT field about their jobs. These conferences are open to both men and women. The tour dates for October are as follows:

October 2: Queen's University
October 3: University of Waterloo
October 4: University of Toronto
October 11: University of Western Ontario

Check out our updated and redesigned iWomen section at CareerOwl:



4. Our Career Tip of the Month

Career Fairs heat up in the fall. If you haven't been to a Career Fair before, now is the time to try one! Career Fairs can be a valuable component to your job search, but they do require some preparation.

First, know who is going to be there, and pick which companies you want to visit. Tailor your resume to their needs. Memorize a one to two minute long verbal introduction you can give that outlines your qualifications.

If you have business cards, bring them, as well as multiple copies of your resumes. Make sure your resume specifically targets the needs of the firms you speak to. Once you've finished dressing properly, you're ready for the career fair.

The career fair itself will be similar to a series of job interviews, so many of the interview tips in our job resources section at


are applicable here. Don't be afraid to introduce yourself to recruiters and ask what positions are available. Give them your contact information and ask them what happens next.

After the career fair, send thank you letters, and keep in touch with the companies you left materials with via email or the telephone. If they have not contacted you within a week, it's perfectly acceptable to give them a call.


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