The Year in Review: Our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2022

It has been an exciting year for many of us, and it shows in the various topics we explored in our blogs. The key themes for 2022's favourites were career tips, client resources, job search and professional development. These are just some topics you read about on our blog in 2022. As we edge closer to 2023, let's revisit the most widely read blog posts throughout the year. We are also including a few honourable mentions that we enjoyed writing.

1.    Top 10 in-demand jobs in Canada in 2022-23
As Canada has regained its momentum on the economic front in the post-pandemic world, job openings in 2022 have seen steady growth in the technology, medical, financial and accounting, and engineering sectors, as well as sales.

2.    The most in-demand Engineering roles in Canada in 2022-23
Engineering is a broad field that encompasses several different types of roles, but one thing is for sure – engineers are builders – digitally or physically. Regardless of the position, job seekers starting in engineering careers will always find openings for their specialization. Employers and recruiters will never have enough engineering candidates with unique backgrounds and versatile skill sets for the demand.

3.    Hiring? 5 reasons why you should include a Salary in your job post
Many employers prefer to keep compensation undisclosed from their job postings. However, including the salary or range in the job description is necessary for credibility, practicality, and optimal candidate attraction.

4.    Highest Paying Jobs in Canada in 2022-2023
Job vacancies in every sector have increased in Canada in the last two years. Compensation, however, depends on the job's difficulty, the responsibilities and risks involved, and the magnitude of the decisions some of these professionals make daily.

5.    What is Critical Thinking, and why do jobseekers need it?
Critical thinking in practice is a process that allows us to make the best decisions and find the best solutions to a problem. As a result, it has become one of the most sought-after skills, ahead of creativity and presentation skills.

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Here are five honourable mentions that our team enjoyed writing.

1.    Three steps you can take to indigenize your business
The indigenization of a business or place of employment means more than land recognition signage or celebrating Indigenous History Month. While these are great starts for any organization, indigenization means a more immersive approach and a shift in both perspective and potentially how you do business.

2.    Eight tips to optimize your resume for an ATS
Automating the hiring process, such as using an applicant tracking system (ATS), has become a crucial tool for employers to screen candidates' resumes efficiently and weed out unqualified candidates. If you're serious about getting hired, your resume needs to be tweaked for every job application and made ATS-friendly. 

3.    Are you on a career path or building a career portfolio?
Throughout our careers, opportunities and roles come into our line of vision and we either shake things up and grab them or continue our straight-and-narrow journey. Ultimately, neither option is bad; however, working in 2022 and beyond is different from previous years.

4.    How do we disrupt in a VUCA world?
We live in a connected society where change is fast-paced, constant, and unpredictable. The VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) acronym describes the indescribable and captures the intangible. It is now more relevant than ever as we look towards the future and realize we need to quickly make decisions for our businesses with no long-term data to help guide us.

5.    How to develop your creative muscle to further your career
Creativity and innovation are highly desired skills for 2022. It is about being curious and thinking about problems differently. Out-of-the-box thinking is the superpower more employers are looking for in candidates to address global disruption, inflation, supply chain issues, and future pandemics. Ensure you build this muscle and promote it on your resume with some examples of how your past employers have benefited from your skills.

For all other blog topics, visit our blog page. Also, stay up-to-date with news and jobs this holiday season on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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