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Initially, Jobpostings was launched as a magazine in post-secondary campuses that was a huge success nationwide. Providing career advice, exclusive interviews and job leads for students, it was a hit. As the market changed, they developed a website! 16 years in the business, today Jobpostings is able to help 500,000 students per year to find jobs!!

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Additional tips on resume writing for Masters/ internship applicants


For all of those who are applying to DC internships/ Masters programs, we understand the how much stress you may be experiencing…



So to make resume writing a little bit easier, here are some tips we want to highlight. resume_writing

  1. Follow guidelines of the particular program to which you are applying (i.e. length, margins, fonts)
  2. Double check if the program wants chronological resume only or if they are fine with functional format as well
  3. If you have only  partially completed a prior degree, be clear on the resume how many years you completed
  4. specify the number of hours for volunteering and the timelines (3hrs per week during March – Aug or the total hours in a time frame)
  5. Separate paid work from volunteering and clarifying skills you have acquired
  6. Remember names of supervisors and their designation (i.e. RD) or advisors for volunteer experiences
  7. Separate out work study experience.  If you have been a work study student, you must specify this
  8. Add the geographic location of your volunteer experience or job.
  9. You may not be allowed to use titles such as research assistant or clinical nutrition assistant.  Remember to double check with your research advisor and add the name of the research advisor
  10. Do not use titles such as “RD in training”, “Health promoter”, “Nutrition educator”, “Nutrition consultant”.  At most, a student would have a title such as “Health promotion student”
  11. Put “Education” at the top of your resume.  Make sure you have the correct date of your past or expected graduation.  Include your academic awards and honors
  12. If you participated in a project as part of a team, you must state that (i.e. “as part of a team”.  Do not misrepresent yourself and your level of responsibility for a project
  13. Ensure you have included food service experiences
  14. If you know another language, be sure to include it
  15. if you have been volunteering at a location, don’t list the location multiple times if you have completed more than 1 project there

If you want a second opinion on your resume from a Career Peer, considering dropping by at one of the drop in hours (Monday 11:00-1:00pm, Tuesday 2:00-400pm or Wednesday 11:30-1:30pm) at the student life centre.

10 Tips to Making Decisions Better and Faster

One of the greatest challenges we all face is the process of making a decision. We make decisions on a daily basis from what to wear in the morning and what to have for lunch to but we also have to make significant decisions about our lives and careers such as which courses of study to take, choosing a degree program, and whether or not to make a career change. The most difficult challenge we face is not so much in the decision to be made but in the indecision that keeps us from making a decision. Even the most successful leaders and executives still struggle with decision making. Decision making will occupy a considerable part of our personal and professional lives and you will find greater success when you learn how to make better more confident decisions.

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Here are some strategies you can incorporate into your decision making to take the “in” out of indecision.


  1. Stay Calm. One of the worst things you can do when trying to make a decision is to get stressed and upset. This will affect your judgement and make the decision seem a lot more difficult and take a lot longer. By staying calm and focused you can work your way to a solution much more easily and rationally. If you feel panic coming on try taking a couple of deep slow breaths and taking a step back from the situation for a moment.
  1. Pretend that You Are Advising a Friend. Imagine you have a friend in exactly the same situation who has to make exactly the same decision. If they had no idea what would you say to them? How would you support them?
  1. List all of your options. Gathering all the pieces of key information is critical. Knowing all the details before making the decision can really help to clarify your options and give you more confidence in your final decision.
  1. Pros/Cons. When you have a good understanding of your options you can compare and analyze them by thinking about the pros and cons for each option. Sometimes you might realize that although the opportunity sounds fantastic you are not willing to make the sacrifices based on the drawbacks of that option. This technique will really help you gain perspective of each option and provide a clear way to evaluate each one by itself and to the others.
  1. Look at the Big Picture. It’s great to have all the details but try not to get too caught up in the little things. Try and think of the big picture – your career goals and/or life goals. How will this decision affect them.
  1. Ask for Help. It’s okay to ask for help! If you’re stuck in a dilemma reach out to friends, family, councilors or mentors you respect and trust. Sometimes all it takes is another set of eyes to see something you’ve been missing and give you the hints you need to come to a clear decision.
  1. How will you feel in the long term with making the decision? How will you feel in the long term if you don’t make the decision? Thinking to the future and how you will feel can really help you make the decision. In the end we all want to feel good and satisfied with our choices. Always consider your well-being when making a decision.
  1. Think about who will be affected. Who does your decision affect? Is it just you? Your family? Friends? Coworkers? When you think outside yourself to other people and the implications of your decision will have on them it can put your options in a different perspective which can help you come to a decision.
  1. Sleep on it. Sometimes you just need to take a break from a big decision for a while and give your brain a rest. When we sleep our brain processes information which can be helpful to making your decision. Also, when you’ve had a good night’s sleep and you’re feeling refreshed you are more likely to think clearly and make a better decision.
  1. When in Doubt Follow Your Gut. Intuition is the ability of our mind to gain knowledge or make an inference without the use of reason. Your subconscious can be more perceptive than your conscious mind in knowing what you truly think about a situation. If you really have no idea what to decide follow your instincts and trust yourself.

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Trying to make a decision about your career? The Student Life Center offers workshops on a variety of professional topics. Click here to learn more!

You can also find information on our website to help with career planning and decision making in the resources section.

How to become a member of Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM)?

Found the previous post on working as a FSM fascinating? Want to learn more about working as a FSM at long term care facilities or hospitals in Canada?

You must be a member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM) to do so.


To be eligible for Active Membership in the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM), an individual must fulfill one of the conditions outlined below:

  2. GRADUATION FROM ANY OTHER POST SECONDARY PROGRAM WILL NEED TO WRITE THE CSNM ENTRANCE EXAMThe candidate will be required to complete an application for membership, the required non-refundable application fee and proof of successful completion of the college or university program (copies of transcripts and copy of degree/diploma). If the candidate meets the criteria, they will be required to write the CSNM examination.

Competencies being tested on the CSNM examination
The exam breakdown is broken down to test on 8 competencies

  1. Professionalismcompetencies
  2. Quality management
  3. Nutrition and healthy living
  4. Clinical nutrition
  5. Food service systems management
  6. Human resources management
  7. Financial/ business management
  8. Marketing and promotion

12.5% each- making up to a total of 100%

Check out this link for more details on each competency:

Here is a list of resources that will help prep you for writing the exam:

To write the exam:

  1. Contact CSNM office to indicate interest in writing the entrance exam and for ENTRANCE EXAM AND PROCTOR REGISTRATION PACKAGE
  2. Arrange for a proctor (
  3. Check list of examination dates on the CSNM website.
  4. Mail in the completed registration package for approval a week before the selected exam dates. The exam and instruction package will be mailed to the proctor
  5. Mail in completed exams by date marked on the exam verification form in the package

For more information about CSNM, click here for more information.

Maximize Your Skills: Leadership

thWhen you think leadership, what comes in mind? Your boss, the prime minister or an activist. Well, it’s not just limited to those titles. You don’t need a specific job title to indicate if you are a leader.

A leader is anyone who helps themselves and others to set direction, build an inspiring vision or create something new. It means different things to different people around the world based on religious, political or social circumstances. There are differences between a leader and a manager as they have different objectives and approaches to their challenges. leadership_quiz

Employers are always looking for new creative people to join their teams. They seek people with strong leadership and interpersonal skills to see progress in their company. Individuals who have innovative visions and are able to deliver by inspiring others are ideal. Employers wants employees who can push boundaries and keep a cohesive team environment at the workplace. Hence, it is highly important that you showcase your leadership skills in your resume, cover letter and interviews.

Leadership can be overwhelming because it requires having strong communication, time management and problem solving skills. But start to tackle those challengesimages at a young age is greatly beneficial in the long run. Simple tasks such as joining clubs, student council or school/community volunteering are great places to building your expertise. Once you become comfortable with that routine, you can push yourself and apply for an executive club or student council position. Or you can start working in a field of interest and start using you
r skills.

Regardless of you realizing or not, at some people you have been a leader. Examples may be either in a school group project, playing a sport or organizing a summer camp. It all depends on your aspirations if you would like to build these skills to suit your needs.

Networking Strategies 101

What is networking?

Networking is the process of meeting people and making connections to help advance your career development. There are many skills involved in successful networking. These include interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, verbal and non-verbal communication, and self-awareness. The more competitive the job market becomes the more important networking becomes.

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Why is Networking Important?

There are so many professional and personal benefits to networking. Through networking you will make connections with potential colleagues, employers or clients and learn about opportunities and employment. Building these relationships will help you get ahead in your career. Meeting professionals in your field who can provide you with insights, tips and advice because they have more experience and knowledge in your field.

Networking can also be personally rewarding – you can make some great friends

The idea of networking can be scary if you’re not extroverted enough to put yourself out there through networking. If you’re feeling anxious, check out these 12 Tips for Shy People.


Where do I Network?

Now that you understand how important networking is you are probably wondering “Where do I start”. It`s all about finding the right people. Think about what career you are interested in. Who do you know in the field already? Access your allies – family, friends, neighbors, class mates, roommates – who might know someone, or help you out.networking

There are many ways to network and build professional relationships. Attend conferences and other professional events in your field of interest or in any activity that interests you. You never know what you can learn or who you will meet!

Create and/or update your LinkedIn profile. This is a great tool to use to make connections.

Want to get your LinkedIn profile looked at? The Career Peers at the Brescia Student Life Center will be offering LinkedIn Drop-in hours starting in November 2015!

Quick Tips for Successful Networking

  • First impressions are important. Make sure you dress appropriately and look your best. Be prepared to talk about yourself and what you do in 30 sec (often called the elevator pitch).
  • Have business cards to hand out. Your business card is a personal marketing tool for getting your name and your image known.
  • Have something to talk about. Brain storm some questions you would like to ask professionals to give you some conversation starters
  • Stay in touch with your contacts! When you meet someone and they give you their contact information follow up with a quick note telling them what meeting them meant to you.
  • Show that you are genuinely interested in the people you are talking to. Remember, it’s not just all about you!

For more information about networking, click here to read this great guide.

Not sure what to do after completing a degree in Foods and Nutrition?

Want to know more about different career options other than fighting for a spot in the ever competitive dietetic internship? Not sure if becoming a Registered Dietitian is what you want?

Check out this blog to learn more about working as a Food Service Manager (FSM).

food-managerSome job duties a FSM does on a regular basis involve:

  1. Test cooked food by tasting and smelling it in order to ensure palatability and flavor conformity
  2.  Monitor food preparation methods, portion sizes, garnishing and presentation of food  to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner
  3.  Schedule and order food and beverage deliveries based on needs and inventories
  4.  Schedule and supervise staff
  5.  Review menus and analyze recipes, establish and enforce nutritional standards for dining establishments based on accepted industry standards

Skills that a FSM may need:

Time management
Communication (verbal and written)


Where can a FSM work?

  1. Long term care facilities
  2. Hospitals
  3. Restaurants
  4. Catering companies


What qualifications does a FSM needs?
– Be a member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM)
– A diploma in Food and Nutrition Management OR a degree in Food and Nutrition
– Food Safety Training Certified

Check out this job ad and this may be just the right job for you! 😉


Need more pointers or ideas about what you can do with your degree after graduation? Come to our workshop “What Can I do With a Degree In ___?” on October 14, 2015 at 5:30pm-7:30pm at Cypress Room at Clare Hall! For more information or registration, check out upcoming workshops at SLC.

Maximize your Skills: Organizational

“I have class at 8:30am then work from 12pm-4pm and then 3 hour lecture at 5:30pm. I need to go home, clean my room and make dinner…”

So much to do but only so many hours. It’s time to start making those minutes, hours and days count! Coming into a new environment means adjusting to the changes by making new friends, new goals and understanding the culture. We all know that but it’s challenging to accomplish.

An important thing to remember O3 is to remain organized. If tasks and events are prioritized, the transition into a new environment will not be overwhelming. The best part is that we subconsciously have been prioritizing on our own and now it’s a matter of actively organizing all your tasks. So don’t let school and work start piling, house chores, friend and family commitments make you feel defeated. Simply start by organizing all your tasks and prioritizing everything by importance (eg. deadlines) to relieve the stress, save time and optimize your energy.

The following are tips and tricks to how to be organized:O1

  1. Make a do-list and write everything down everything. Include your short-term and long-term goals so you can assess all the tasks that need to be accomplished. This is will give you more control over the situation.
  2. Prioritize your list so you can decide what needs immediate attention. Make different categories different colours to make it easier for you to spot tasks. For example, by making school the colour red – your brain will be able to recognize it as a top priority.untitled
  3. Transfer the information to a calendar in your room and virtually (Eg. Google Calendar) to categorize the tasks. It’s important that the calendar is visible because it should be a constant reminder for all your tasks. Remember to set reminders on your phone about important dates so you don’t forget them.
  4. Make big projects into smaller tasks to make goals more realistic. For example, if you have a school project due by the end of the semester, make the small tasks a weekly priority so by the end it won’t be overwhelming.
  5. Lastly, just remain calm and complete one priority at a time so it’s not stressful to do all at once. Make sure there is a balance between school, friends and family. Make time for yourself by being involved with clubs, exercise or simply some alone time.O4

Organizational skills are highly valued because they are applicable to all aspects of life. Always showcase these skills when actively seeking employment. Highlight this on your resume, cover letter and in interviews as they strengthen your communication, reliability and leadership skills. Organizational skills are greatly useful and most employers likely to hire individuals who can keep a balance and work efficiently. These skills are not limited to just students as all individuals (eg. Employers, Professors) need to them to run through life smoothly. As adults, these skills are crucial for going to work, paying bills and having a family.

Enhance your organizational skills by taking proactive steps to maximize the hours in the day. Remember to stay motivated and be confident!


How to Set Goals that Get You Results

The start of a new school year or a new job is a great time for setting goals. You will want to carry that excitement to the next destination in your career development journey. Goal setting is one great way to help with that.


Why Set Goals?

Goals give direction and guidance and help with motivation. Goals can also help you manage your time and accomplish more.

How to Set SMART Goalssmart goals image

You might already be familiar with the SMART Goal format. Using the SMART Goal template can   help you maximize your goal setting strategies and make it easier for you to achieve success and accomplish your goals. When setting a goal check to see if your goal meets the S.M.A.R.T criteria:

Find out more about writing S.M.A.R.T Goals here.

What Goals Should I Set?

You can set goals for anything or any part of your life. Most often goals are related to career development but you can also have personal goals. Goals can be set for the short-term, as in getting a good mark on your next test, or for the medium-term, as in getting a good course grade, or for the long-term, as in earning your degree and graduating from university.

Quick Tips for Goal Setting Success

If you have a major goal try breaking it down into smaller action items and setting deadlines for these items. For instance, if you have a big paper due try setting yourself a certain number of pages to write each day or each week and leave a week to do your proof reading.

Be careful not to set too many goals and become overwhelmed. This will cause you to lose focus on the really important goals and make you feel ineffective. Remember, goals should be somewhat challenging but always attainable.

Always remember to check in with your progress on a regular basis. Give yourself some flexibility and adjust where needed to keep moving forward towards accomplishing your goals. It’s okay to let some old goals go if they no longer serve you or they no longer fit with your career plans any more.

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More Resources

Find more great ideas for goal setting here.

Check out this Goal Setting Worksheet to get started setting your goals.

Improve your memory and ready for the exams!

Hello everyone, final exams are coming and are you ready?

It is very important to adjust your body and brain to the best condition to do well for the exams, let’s look at some tips:

1. Walk Before An Exam

It’s been proven that exercise can boost your memory and brain power. Research conducted by Dr. Chuck Hillman of the University of Illinois provides evidence that about 20 minutes exercise before an exam can improve performance.


2. Speak Out Loud Instead of Simply Reading

You will be surprised how much more you can remember when you’ve said it out loud. Warning: Don’t try this in a crowded library!


3. Draw Diagrams

Drawing diagrams will help you to visualise information which would be hard to describe. This creates a visual memory in your mind which can be recalled in an exam.


4. Times New Roman is the Fastest Font to Read

There’s a reason why Times New Roman is the default font on most applications!


5. Take Regular Study Breaks

When your brain is working, you need to take regular study breaks to help your brain absorb more information but also to keep you motivated and focused when you are working. Anything new after 1 hour 30 minutes does not get assimilated.


6. Listen to the Correct Type of Music

Classical music is peaceful and harmonious making it one of the best options to listen to when studying.

It seems that there is evidence that Mozart improves mental performance. They call it the “Mozart Effect.”

Listen to sounds of nature such as rain, waves, jungles or animals while studying. While this is not exactly music it is relaxing and you will feel like you’re in another world.


For more tips to improve memory, please check here

For more tips to choose the right music, please check here

Good luck everyone!