Career Information Hub

Career Information Hub

Current Career-building resources, tips and tricks, articles, interviews, and much more to help ASET members find their edge in the industry. 





What You Need to Know About Networking: Part I

Why Networking is Important to Your Job Search

01, Feb, 2017

In this two-part article, we briefly highlight why you need to network, and how to do it effectively. 

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New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers

Tips to help you find your next job

10, Jan, 2017

As 2017 begins, we often hear of the many New Year’s resolutions people make. Whether it’s to improve your physical and mental health, change financial habits or focus more on our family and friends, the goal is all the same – to improve their lives.

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Keeping up the Job Search during the Holidays

Holiday Opportunities to Help You Find a New Job

20, Dec, 2016

It can be very easy to use the holiday season as an excuse to slow down the job hunt. It is a very festive time, and spending time with your friends and family probably tops your to-do list this time of year. However, we have some information for you regarding why keeping up the job search during the holiday season is important.

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A Visual Look at Job Opportunities on the ACC

2016 Statistics for Employer and Job Postings on the ACC

29, Nov, 2016

In May 2016, ASET launched the ASET Career Centre, providing users with an improved platform dedicated to connecting members and employers. Here are some statistics on employers and the jobs they’re posting on the ACC.

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Making the Move for a New Job

General considerations when moving to a new city.

15, Nov, 2016

Relocating for a job comes with a variety of considerations. Whether you move because you’ve been presented with your dream job opportunity, or because you’re adjusting to the current economic environment in Alberta, here’s some tips for you to help make that transition a little easier.

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Standing Apart on Paper

A Guide to Help You Choose a Resume.

08, Nov, 2016

A look at the different types of resumes, and pros and cons to each. 

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Nine Job Applicant Mistakes

Things Not To Do When Applying for a Job.

01, Nov, 2016

Some common mistakes applicants make before, during and after a job interview.

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Understanding Emerging Job Trends

The Ins and Outs of Job Hopping

24, Oct, 2016

A discussion of pros and cons to job hopping, and employer strategies to keep their most valuable resources.

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When Potential Employers Search You Online

Considerations for managing your personal social media.

17, Oct, 2016

We highlight two articles that provide tips on what you need to consider on your social media when applying for jobs.

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Helping You Make a Great First Impression

12 Surprising Job Interview Tips

13, Oct, 2016

Forbes.com discusses non-typical job interview tips and advice.

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Non-technical Operations for Technology Professionals

HR and Accounting Tips for Entrepreneurs

12, Oct, 2016

A brief look at the areas of HR and accounting when starting your business.

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Padding Your Resume

The Value of Volunteering

07, Oct, 2016

Reasons why volunteering helps increase your value as a technology professional.

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Preparing Yourself for Self-Employment

Challenges When Starting Your Own Business

06, Oct, 2016

Considerations for entrepreneurs looking to venture out on their own.

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Pursuing the Entrepreneurial Life

Starting Your Own Business

06, Oct, 2016

A quick look at what you need to consider when starting your own business.

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Bridging the Generation Gap

Working Within a Multigenerational Team

04, Oct, 2016

Tips for all employees to work with multigenerational colleagues.

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Meet The Multigenerational Workforce

Understanding the differences between generations

03, Oct, 2016

We highlight the unique personalities and needs of colleagues from different generations.

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Using Key Career Marketing Tools to Position Yourself on the Job Market

03, Oct, 2016

Quintessential Careers discusses how job seekers can market themselves to get their desired position.

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Adjusting to the Current Economy

07, Sep, 2016

Online Resources for Members Searching for a new Position

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How to apply for (and get) a job that you’re overqualified for

29, Aug, 2016

As the competition for available jobs increase in today's economy, Workopolis.com provides tips for applicants who might be overqualified for a position.

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Five Ways How Attending an ASET Education Course Supports You as a Professional

How ASET's education courses benefit technology professionals

03, Aug, 2016

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Helping you to be a Complete Technology Professional

Understanding the purpose of the Continuing Professional Development program

25, Jul, 2016

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How to Get the Applicant Tracking System to Pick Your Resume

05, Jul, 2016

Biginterview.com discusses the use of software applications to screen resumes.

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​Integrating Foreign-Trained Professionals into your Organization

How employer perspective and strategies for integrating FTPs are changing

13, Jun, 2016

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10 Resume Tips for Technology Professionals

21, Apr, 2016

Mashable.com shares Resume Tips specifically for Tech Professionals.

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The Top 10 Things Employees Want From Their Job

20, Apr, 2016

Linked in gives Employers tips on engaging their employees.

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Secrets to Finding a Job Online

18, Apr, 2016

Forbes.com lists tips for online job searches.

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Resume Tips for Technology Professionals

15, Apr, 2016


Monster.com shares resume tips specifically for technology professionals.

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The Pros and Cons of Relocating for Work

13, Apr, 2016

Canadian Living discusses considerations for moving cities for a new job.

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National report confirms both present and future are bright for technology professionals in Alberta

Report cites salaries 20 per cent above national average

13, Apr, 2016

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Navigating Through an Employers’ Market

Learning effective strategies for today's hiring environment

04, Apr, 2016

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Introducing the ASET Career Centre

A new job board for technology profesionals launching May 16, 2016.

03, Mar, 2016

ASET is evolving the Alberta Technical Employment Network (ATEN) to a new ASET Career Centre.

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Quick learning at your fingertips

10, Feb, 2016

Launch of ASET’s new Online E-Learning Seminars.
The E-learning sessions were designed with your busy schedules in mind, giving you the option to take these short courses anywhere you have an internet connection. 

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2015 Salary Survey Summary

A brief summary of salaries reported by ASET members.

03, Sep, 2015

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IQAS to Provide International Credential Assessments

Expanding Assessments Beyond Certification

01, Sep, 2015

As of August 6, 2015, Alberta's International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) will be providing international credential assessments for immigration purposes.

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ASET and New Canadians: Certification as an Entry to the Profession

ASET certification as a pathway into the engineering technology profession

05, Aug, 2015

When one thinks of the C.Tech. and C.E.T. designations, the first things that come to mind are studying, an exam, professional development, and building a career. Rarely do we view certification as a pathway into engineering technology as a profession but that is what ASET represents to thousands of Albertans.
 

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What HR Professionals Have To Say

An inside look from HR professionals who hire technology profesionals

25, Mar, 2015

We talked with different HR executives who  gave some quick advice for technology professionals transitioning into a new job:

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Managing Expectations at a New Job

Considerations for Technology Professionals

24, Mar, 2015

Tips and strategies for technology professionals transitioning into a new job.

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2014 Members' Survey Results

Summary of findings of the 2014 Member Survey.

20, Mar, 2015

In 2014, the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) conducted the 2014 Members’ Web Survey. More than 1,500 ASET Members completed this online survey.

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Top 10 Lessons when Working in the Field?

Know what to expect when first working in the field?  Check out some valuable lessons here.

11, Sep, 2014

Field work is a fast-paced environment and you must stay cool, calm, and collected when something doesn’t go according to plan/schedule. That’s the best part of field work—it offers a fresh challenge, an ongoing demand, and an even higher reward. 

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It’s not just a job. It’s a lifestyle

Working in the Field.  It’s a lifestyle upon which our members demonstrate and maintain a passion and excitement for.

07, May, 2014

There is an unspoken culture that goes along with working in the field, encompassing a structure that revolves around language, decision-making, behavior, adaptation, and ongoing training. The prospects are high and continue to intensify throughout a professional’s career.

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