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Working With Seniors

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I am in my mid-fifties and want to leave my medical administration position for a position that is less demanding. I wouldn't mind working as an admin assistant in the social services or nonprofit sector but I don't want any more medical admin assistant jobs (too stressful). I am open to working in the healthcare field in some other position or working with seniors. I can't afford to go back to school full-time but I am open to short-term retraining. Do you have any suggestions?

Becoming a Technical Writer

Question: 

I've been working for the government for the past five years and really think I need another career. I've written some reports and done some technical writing over the past while and quite like it. Do you know anything about technical writing and I how I could start out in this field?

Internationally Educated Sales Manager

Question: 

I am a sales manager from India who is in the process of immigrating to Canada. I have an MBA and I am considering doing an online certificate course in sales and marketing from the Canadian Virtual University. Would taking such a course enhance my job prospects in the Canadian (Toronto) market?

How to Look for Work When You're Working

Question: 

I've been doing the "same old, same old" for too long in my job and I don't see any chance to grow. I want to quit but I can't because my husband is out of work. Do you have any advice on how I can look for work when I'm still working?

Looking for a Career as a Junior Web Developer

Question: 

I've completed recently completed an IT program and am looking for a job as a junior web developer. What should I do to find a position?

Becoming a Family Mediator

Question: 

I am an internationally trained lawyer with a law degree planning to immigrate to the Toronto area later this year. I am very interested in pursuing a career as a family mediator. Do you have any advice for me?

Looking for Child Care in Toronto

Question: 

I am working at a job I love but have just found out I'm pregnant! After my maternity leave is finished I plan to go back to work as soon as possible. I'm only three months along but I want to make sure I find good child care. Do you have any suggestions?

Newcomer Looking for IT Job

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I am in the process of immigrating to Canada. I am working as an IT manager and would like to know how to find a job in my field when I come to Toronto.

Internationally Trained Engineer

Question: 

I am an engineer in the process of immigrating to Canada. I am planning to settle down in the Toronto area. What should I do in terms of finding an engineering job when I get there?

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