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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. 


To Grow as a Leader, Seek More Complex Assignments

06, May, 2024

Discover how embracing complex new assignments at work can enhance your leadership, using this article from

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The Power of Brevity: Why Concise Language is Crucial in Resumes

22, Apr, 2024

Cut out the unnecessary bits of your resume, with help from this article.

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Advice for the Unmotivated

08, Apr, 2024

Rejuvenate your motivation at work, with tips from this article.

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What are mock interviews, and how can they help you practice?

25, Mar, 2024

Carry out a mock interview to better prepare for the real ones, using tips from this article.

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Oops! Things to Say in an Interview if You Don’t Want the Job

11, Mar, 2024

Dodge putting your foot in your mouth at your next job interview, using this article

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How Often Should You Update Your Resume?

26, Feb, 2024

Ensure your resume reflects your current achievements and goals, with help from this article.

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5 Ways to Get Winning Recommendations

12, Feb, 2024

Find the best ways to get great letters of recommendation, with help from this article from the Association for Talent Development.

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5 Ways to Decide Which Jobs To Apply To

29, Jan, 2024

Send your resume to the right places and skip the wrong ones, using advice from this article.

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5 Recruiter & Hiring Manager Pet Peeves to Avoid on Your Resume

15, Jan, 2024

Make sure your resume doesn’t work against you, using this article from

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How To Politely Decline A Job Offer (5 Tips And Email Examples)

01, Jan, 2024

Decline a job offer in a way that won’t close any doors, using this article from

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Icebreaker Ideas: How to Introduce Yourself at Business Networking Events

18, Dec, 2023

Pick up new icebreakers to take to your next networking event, using this article from

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Five reasons to start your job hunt before the new year

04, Dec, 2023

If you want to start at a new job in January, you should consider applying now. Find out why, using this article from recruiter Page Personnel, at

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How to follow up on a job application the right way

20, Nov, 2023

Find out the best ways to follow up with employers, using this article from

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5 Ways to Save Face After Making Mistakes at Work

06, Nov, 2023

Restore your reputation and repair your confidence after a workplace mistake, with help from this article.

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How Strategic Volunteering Can Help You Find A Job You Love

23, Oct, 2023

Help others while assisting your job search, using this article.

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6 Ways To Use LinkedIn Effectively

09, Oct, 2023

Use LinkedIn for all its job-finding potential, using lessons from this article.

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Mastering the Panel Interview - Tips and Tricks

25, Sep, 2023

Face a panel interview with ease using tips from this article.

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List of Strategies for Efficiency Improvement at Work

11, Sep, 2023

Hop efficiency hurdles with ease by reading this article from

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How to Talk to Your Boss about Your Career Development

28, Aug, 2023

Lock in your boss’s assistance with your career development using tips from this Harvard Business Review article.

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What Is the Afternoon Slump? (With Methods to Overcome It)

14, Aug, 2023

Break free of the after-lunch malaise using tips from this article from

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Effective negotiation tactics to level-up your career

31, Jul, 2023

Know all the best tactics for successful negotiation by reading this article from!

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How to Elaborate on your Resume in an Interview

17, Jul, 2023

Bring the most impressive parts of your resume to life in your next interview, with help from this article.

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5 Ways to Stand Out at a Career Fair

03, Jul, 2023

Stand out at career fairs, with tips from this article from

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Interviewing As An Overqualified Candidate: Let’s Debunk Some Myths

19, Jun, 2023

Dispel concerns from hiring managers about you being overqualified, with help from this article.

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What Resume Section Headings Should I Use?

05, Jun, 2023

Find out how to best utilize section headings on your resume, with this article from ASET partner

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5 Ways to Future-Proof Your Career in the Age of AI

22, May, 2023

Retain control of your career path in the face of advanced AI tools, using this article from

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What It Means to Pay Attention to Detail, and How to Excel at It

08, May, 2023

Build a stronger attention to detail while job-seeking or at work, using this article from

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How To Develop Situational Leadership Skills

24, Apr, 2023

Learn to lead efficiently no matter the circumstances, with help from this article.

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Keeping Your Confidence Up During a Lengthy Job Search

10, Apr, 2023

Find out how to keep your spirits up during a long job search, by reading this article from

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How to ask for professional references that get you hired

27, Mar, 2023

Choose the professional references most likely to help you land the job, by reading this article from

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How Job Seekers Can Speed Up the Hiring Process

13, Mar, 2023

Get employer responses from job interviews faster, by reading this article from

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Is this Job for Real? Dodging Fake Recruiters and Employment Scams

27, Feb, 2023

Avoid scams and recruitment fakers in your job hunt, with this article from

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Business skills for startups

13, Feb, 2023

Have a great idea, but missing the company to give it life? Check out this article from to learn the basics of a startup!

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Your Guide to Cross-Functional Collaboration in 2022

31, Jan, 2023

Working with other teams outside your organization can come with some challenges. This article from The Muse can help you to solve them.

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What’s Holding Back Your Career Development

16, Jan, 2023

If you’re finding your career growth stifled, get it back on track with tips from this article.

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Steps on Being Proactive at Work (Plus Benefits and Tips)

02, Jan, 2023

Become a more proactive member of your workforce, with help from this article from

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38 Smart Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

12, Dec, 2022

Have strong questions ready for every job interview you go to, with help from this article from

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Learning about a career in pressure equipment integrity management

06, Dec, 2022

the International Pressure Equipment Integrity Association (IPEIA) has provided a comprehensive pamphlet about the career field of pressure equipment integrity management, to share with ASET members!

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5 Tips for Writing Engaging Resume Bullets

05, Dec, 2022

Ensure your resume bullet points actually get to the point, with help from this article.

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When Speaking Up, Timing Is Everything

21, Nov, 2022

Check out this article from to learn the art of timing for sharing ideas at work.

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The 7-Step Productivity Pyramid

07, Nov, 2022

Check out this article from to develop a strong office productivity strategy.

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How to Respond to Inappropriate Interview Questions

24, Oct, 2022

Check out this article from ASET’s new partner at Go-Getter Resumes, to learn the best approaches to dealing with inappropriate job interview questions.

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7 steps introverts can take to become ‘master networkers’

10, Oct, 2022

If you’re an introvert who wants to master the art of networking, you’ll want to check out this article we’ve found from CNBC.

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How to Professionally Say ‘I Don’t Have Time For This’ At Work

26, Sep, 2022

If you don't know how to decline jobs at work that you shouldn’t take on, you’ll find the answers in this article from the Huffington Post.

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How to Answer “Why Do You Want to Work Here?”

12, Sep, 2022

Have you ever had difficulty answering why you want to work at a prospective company during an interview? Check out this article from Harvard Business Review to make sure you always have a great response in your pocket.

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How to improve your productivity at work

29, Aug, 2022

If you’re dealing with a workplace productivity problem, read this article we found from the New York Times to get your focus back.

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Everything You Need to Know About Putting in Two Weeks’ Notice

15, Aug, 2022

Thinking about giving your two weeks’ notice but unsure of best practices? Use this article we found as a guide for your departure.

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How to make progress on your long-term career goals

02, Aug, 2022

The stops along a career path towards what we really want can be tricky to spot. We've found an article with tips on how to figure out what you really want, and how to get it.

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Will an Advanced Degree Advance Your Career?

19, Jul, 2022

Ever thought about going back to school? It’s a complex concept, with a lot to consider. We’ve found an article from to help you demystify the prospect of going back. 

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How to Ask for a Promotion

04, Jul, 2022

Thinking about asking for a promotion can be a daunting prospect. To help with that, we’ve found an article from Harvard Business Review that provides strong strategies for the push for promotion.

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12 Tips For Public Speaking

21, Jun, 2022

Effective public speaking is sought after almost everywhere, including within the technology profession. Unless you’re one of those rare lucky souls who naturally takes to public speaking, it’s likely you could use a hint. Or two. Or a dozen. Fortunately, we’ve found an article from Forbes that offers 12 tips to enhance your public speaking abilities.

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How to Prepare for a Performance Review: Free Template

06, Jun, 2022

Performance reviews are a common feature dotting the landscape of virtually every field of work. To ensure you’re not caught unaware when the time comes for your next evaluation, it’s prudent to brush up on the experience liable to be thrown your way.

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Switching Jobs? Here’s How to Make Sure You Won’t Regret It.

23, May, 2022

Switching jobs is a concept fraught with potential pitfalls and possibilities. There’s a lot of uncertainty baked into the process; after all, there are prospective benefits and detriments to both staying and moving on from a current workplace.

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How to set goals for your career

09, May, 2022

Setting career goals might seem as simple as a grand affirmation about making a noble difference, or being successful in your field. Without a solid flight plan to reach such goals, though, your trajectory might be a little wobbly.

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Smart Tips for Setting the Pace at Your New Job

25, Apr, 2022

Joining a new organization can be a daunting experience. There are ways to make it easier, though. One of these is learning how to set your own pace.

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How to identify and apply for unposted job opportunities

11, Apr, 2022

Job boards like the one found in ASET’s Career Centre can provide valuable leads during your search. That said, there are times when organizations opt to recruit through less formal avenues like employee word of mouth.

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9 Ways to Future Proof Your Career

28, Mar, 2022

No matter what your field is, there’s always some change to expect. What’s different from past change though, is the rate at which it happens. This comes from tech evolution, globalization and optimization of processes honed over decades, to name a few.

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What are different programming languages used for

14, Mar, 2022

As far as future-facing skills go, coding is an invaluable one to have in your pocket. That doesn’t apply only to those interested in software or web development.

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How to improve your analytical skills

28, Feb, 2022

In problem-solving, proper analysis is a keystone to finding the right solution. The more complicated the problem, the more analysis is usually required, and the problems in today’s workplaces gain technological and social complexity by the day.

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What to Do If Your Career Is Stalled and You Don’t Know Why

14, Feb, 2022

If you’ve ever found yourself striving for a more senior executive position, and you just can’t pin down why you’re being overlooked, you might be overlooking something yourself.

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10 Ways to Be a Better Boss to Remote and Hybrid Employees

31, Jan, 2022

If you’re a leader used to working with your team in person, the remote and hybrid arrangements popularized in recent years may have you scratching your head about best practices.

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How to Write a Resume That Explains a Layoff

17, Jan, 2022

Writing a resume is a tricky task. That only gets more challenging with the bumps and ruts many of us will stumble over during our career paths. One such hurdle is the layoff. While a lucky few may not have to deal with getting laid off, many of us eventually will. 

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How Being Bilingual Can Benefit Your Career

03, Jan, 2022

Are you a person with more than one language in your lexicon? If not, you should seriously consider adding one.

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How to Change Job Fields

13, Dec, 2021

If you’re among the many considering a career change in the near future, it’s best to be as prepared as possible.

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Interview Question – What Are your Strengths and Weaknesses?

29, Nov, 2021

If you’ve ever been stumped answering questions around your strengths and weaknesses during a job interview, it’s handy to have a few responses in your back pocket.

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Knowledge Transfer – The new framework to reduce project risks

15, Nov, 2021

The technique of knowledge transfer can be a powerful tool in the hands of project management professionals. Without proper implementation, however, the process can be stilted and ineffective, leading to little substantial benefit. 

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Resume Trends 2021 (Analysis of 670,000 Documents)

08, Nov, 2021

Writing a resume can be a tricky task. When trying to get an edge over the competition there are a lot of factors to consider.

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Above the Crowd: Resume and interview techniques to stand out

25, Aug, 2020

ASET recently hosted a webinar to help members position themselves as a standout candidate, create a winning resume and master the interview process.

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5 tips to help with your next job search

02, Apr, 2020

As you search for your next career opportunity, your professional association is a valuable resource to support you.  

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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 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, 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 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 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 lists tips for online job searches.

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Resume Tips for Technology Professionals

15, Apr, 2016 shares resume tips specifically for technology professionals.

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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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The Pros and Cons of Relocating for Work

12, Apr, 2016

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

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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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Trans Mountain Procurement & Employment Opportunities

Trans Mountain is committed to providing Project-related employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal, local and regional groups along the Project corridor. Contractors responsible for building the Project will work with Trans Mountain to select sub-contractors, suppliers and other required vendors.

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