2018 Salary Guide Webinar – IT


Starting with national permanent hiring, this chart shows headcount increases, and predicted increases. So light blue is what employers said they would do, and dark blue is what they actually did. Most of the time employers are pretty close to their prediction, if a little below. This year headcount increases slightly outpaced expectations, which is a sign of how busy employers were. Next year’s prediction is higher than we’ve seen since 2013 So employers are prepared for a lot more growth. But for me the real story here is in contingent workers. Again, in light blue is what employers said they would do. In dark blue is what they actually did. In 2017 you can see contingent staffing levels increased by more than double expectations. So that’s a huge jump obviously and it tells me that people did not realize just how many people they would need to achieve their business goals Contingent workers are a great resource for sudden or short term staffing needs it’s an efficient and cost effective way to make sure you always have the resources you need in the right place at the right times. However, there are additional risks and regulations around temporary and contract workers, specifically in Ontario now with Bill 148. So my concern is that some employers might not have the processes in place to protect their organizations against those risks. Specifically on Bill 148 in Ontario when we look at the reverse onus changes coming for independent contractors. At Hays we are doing a lot of workforce assessment for our clients right now. And you will be amazed at how many employers have challenges with their temporary or contract workers classification. We found them listed as office supplies, different budgets we have seen them hidden in the finance departments. We have had to tell HR that their estimate for the number of temps on site is usually about triple of what you think. So our best advice is bring your HR legal, finance and procurement people together and make sure you’re on top of all those risks because next year another 26% of employers say they will increase contingent staffing levels which is two big increases in a row and as we are seeing the make up of the workforce gradually shift from all permanent to the kind of Uber style shared job it’s very important that your aware who is on your site, what they have access to and have the right checks in place for those workers so business activity is up, hiring activity is up – what does hiring look like for IT and technology? IT full time hiring was much higher than average, and next year more than half of companies say they will increase headcount, which is huge, especially considering the ongoing skills shortage which we’ll discuss shortly. Looking at temporary staffing, once again use of contingent workers was high in 2017 and while expectations for increases do trail off going forward, it’s still higher than the national jump So nationally hiring is up, and in IT we’re seeing an even bigger jump. So we will take a look at what that means and how that trend effects compensation Well nationally salaries aren’t really moving. If you look at this chart, this is the total number of employers increasing salaries each year dark blue is the number increasing salaries by less than three per cent, and in grey is those increasing by more than three per cent So looking at this trendline – since 2012 the number of employers increasing salaries by more than three per cent has dropped by half.

How To Stop Being A Wage Slave Or Salary Slave


How To Stop Being A Wage Slave Or Salary Slave..
Hello its Neil Ball, your online marketing coach from www.workwithneilball.com. Today,
I am going to talk about what a wage slave or a salary slave is and how to escape being
one. At the end of this video, I am going to provide you with information, that will
help you to quit being a wage slave. What I talk about in this video might not be for
you. May be you are happy being an employee, and letting someone else profit from your
efforts. If that is the case, that is ok, we need people to be employees. Obviously
every society does. But if you feel that you are not reaching your full potential as an
employee then what I have to say hear may resonate with you. The average person is a
slave and they don’t even know it. Freedom is a birth right. Prosperity is also a birth
right, no matter where you live. Everybody deserves to have prosperity. Everybody should
live to their potential. You shouldn’t give yourself permission to accept being less than.
You should never stop dreaming and having goals; to be something greater. Your life
should not be a grind. And you should never settle for being less than YOU can be. So
Are You a Wage or Salary Slave? The term ‘Wage Slave’ or salary salve is something that a
lot of people object to being told that they are. But Why. You see you are ether a slave,
or you are free. Now you may be thinking that you are free based on the assumption of your
freedom. But in reality this assumption of freedom is just an illusion, that is the contradiction
of the law and reality. The law says that you have personal liberties and therefore
you are free, because you can make your own decisions. You can choose where to live. You
can choose where to work. You can even choose whether to work at all. And so on.. This illusion
of freedom is not that straight forward, because in reality you can only live where you can
afford to live. You can only work for someone who is prepared to employ you. There is nothing
that says that you have to work, though in reality it is extremely difficult to live
without working. So the choice is that you are forced to be bound to the wages system,
which in turn involves employment contracts with employers. You are then expected to create
more value for the employer, than you cost the employer. So the employer makes a profit
out of you, and exploits your input. The employer tells you when you can and can’t have time
off. During the week your days are tied to your hours of employment. So whilst a slave
would probably be tied to one individual, you as an employee are tied to the system,
because you might not think you have an alternative. So the illusion of freedom is dissolved by
this. You are shackled to the system, because you have made choices that have resulted,
in you being locked in the system. So you may still feel an aversion to me saying you
are a wage slave out of a sense of pride. But this objection, and defending of the notion
of being a wage slave perpetuates the reality of it. Why? Because as long as you defend
it, you are not putting any thought in to how you can break free of being a wage slave.
Your misplaced sense of pride, paradoxically only serves to maintain the humiliating position.
I know what it is like you get a job, you have a family, you get commitments such as
a mortgage on a house, a car, etc. At first the job allowed you to afford to pay for this
lifestyle. But then you become locked in to it. The commitments and lifestyle lock you
into being a wage slave or a salary slave. What is the alternative? Being self-employed
or an entrepreneur? But how do you do that? Whatever is stopping you right now, has you
in its grasp. You need guaranteed income, and you are not even sure you can do it. How
do you do it when you need to keep paying the bills? I know what it is like. At the
end of the video, I am going to show you a possible solution. Even if you have dreamt
of being free and pursuing your dreams, and you have talked about it to your friends and
family, they might not have understood and supported you. You should never let go of
your dreams. You should not give up your dreams for anyone. Your friends and family may have
even tried to advice you, when they have never done anything like it themselves. Why would
you want business advice, from someone who is not a successful entrepreneur, like you
want to be? They don’t know what they don’t know. Some people know everything when they
know nothing. Right now, you are exactly where you are supposed to be. You are exactly where
you deserve to be at this moment in time. Because your best thinking has got you to
where you are right now, whether you like where you are, or not. Many people will use
blame, shame and excuses for where they are in life at this moment in time. But doing
this is holding you back. You have to take responsibility for where you are in your life,
right now. If you can do that right now, then that is a breakthrough in itself. Realising
and accepting 100% responsibility for where you are right now. The truth of the matter
is you are in the best place you can be to make a change in your life. There has never
been a better time than now. If you are not where you want to be, right now in your life,
there is good news for you. You can transform your mind-set with the right training and
the right mentors. There is a better way. There is a better way than a 9 to 5. There
is a better way than a JOB — Just Over Broke. Don’t you want to escape the shackles of being
a wage slave or salary slave? Don’t you deserve better? You deserve more than being tied to
being a factory worker, or an office worker or any other job.. You are not a slave. Don’t
you want to become a freedompreneur. You need to be willing to empty your cup, and empty
your mind, and forget what you think you know, and become teachable. You must not allow yourself
to say the most dangerous words in the English language “I already know that”. These words
could have already have cost you a tremendous amount of success, when you think that you
already know it. You need to put your ego to one side. You need to realign your divine
reason of why you are here. Its time to take back control of your life, and to live your
life on purpose. To take back control of your life. To take back control of your finances.
And to take back control of YOUR freedom. Here is the thing: You don’t know what you
don’t know. If you think about when you was a kid, and you was sitting in the back of
the car as a passenger. You actually didn’t know what your parents were doing. You probably
didn’t even think about the accelerator, the brakes, the clutch, the other drivers on the
road. You didn’t know what the other drivers on the road were doing. You didn’t focus on
any of this, because you didn’t know what you didn’t know. . You probably spent all
of your childhood in this state of not knowing. You continued not knowing what you don’t know
until one day when you got behind the wheel. Then when you did, you suddenly realised that
you don’t know much. At this point when you have decided that you want to drive, you start
thinking, and you start focusing on getting to understand, so you were are able to pass
your driving test.. Then as you kept practicing it became second nature. Eventually after
some more time it became first nature and you don’t need to think about it. At this
point you can get into your car, and do other things, at the same time as you drive. Or
you can drive somewhere, and do it on autopilot, so that when you get there you don’t remember
the journey. Right now you are living your life like the kid as a passenger in a car.
You don’t know what you don’t know. To improve your life and you need to be open to receiving,
and you need to upgrade your thinking. You need to spend time with people who have the
lifestyle that you want, and who have positive energy that will lift you up. You have to
be prepared to do things that may be uncomfortable, until they become comfortable. You can have
what you want in life, if you are prepared to do whatever it takes. But you need to have
belief. If you don’t make a decision, about how you are going to live, then you have already
made a decision, that you don’t want it. Why would you want to settle for less than YOU
can be? I have something that will allow you to break free. Now I know that society may
have programmed you to resist anything new. And I also know you may be programmed to have
a pessimistic attitude. I know that you might think that anything new sounds like a scam.
But your small thinking, may be affecting your ability to improve your life. This opportunity
that I have has transformed many people’s lives like yours. This is a belief system,
a culture, and a community. This is a system that is a complete solution, to move you from
where you are in your life, to where you want to be. It will work for you if you have enough
fight in you, to push through some of the challenges. You are going to be in some place
in your life six months from now. You are going to be someplace in your life twelve
months from now. The question is, where do you want to be. So you need to make a change
for yourself. I can’t guarantee that you will make money, because you might not follow the
system. I can’t guarantee that you will be successful, because you might not follow the
system. I can’t guarantee that you will change your life, because you might not follow the
system. But I can guarantee you one thing, if you do nothing, right now, nothing will
change. It’s time to take massive action. You are not viewing this video to be the same
person that you were when you started. You are viewing it because you know that there
is a better way waiting to be discovered. What I have got for you costs just $25 to
get started. For that you will get access, to some the best training and education, plus
some of the best marketing. As well as that, you will also get the highest level of inspiration,
with the best people. It’s time to become accountable to yourself, and lead yourself
to your future. To get started go t. www.workwithneilball.com/takeaction. When you get there, enter your email address
follow the instructions and sign up for the offer. When you have done that let me know,
and I will arrange to have a free 20 minute call with you, to plan your online marketing
future success. You will receive an email with my contact information. Just send me
a friend request on Skype. Again to get started today go to . www.workwithneilball.com/takeaction
. I look forward to talking to you soon.

Completing your SA monthly payroll return online and pay by Electronic Payment Authority


Welcome to RevenueSA’s educational video
series. In this video we will look at how to calculate,
lodge and pay a monthly payroll tax return. This video is applicable to taxpayers who
pay their payroll tax via an electronic payment authority. Monthly payroll tax returns are due on the
7th of each month. For example your March return is due by the 7th of April. Returns are accepted on the next business
day when the 7th falls on a weekend or public holiday. If you are unable to pay it is important you
contact RevenueSA before the due date to discuss options available to avoid or minimise penalties. Payroll tax return lodgement dates for the
current financial year are available on RevenueSA’s website. Monthly returns are lodged online using RevenueSA
Online. Your logon details have been provided to your
organisation’s nominated administrators. If you need assistance when using RevenueSA
Online, a process guide on how to complete your monthly return is available from the
Help link. Select Monthly Returns from the Payroll Tax
menu to lodge or view monthly returns. Select the month you want to lodge a return
for by clicking anywhere on that row. Enter your wage component details for the
month. If you have not paid any wages in a particular category, leave the field blank.
Enter amounts in whole dollars only. The estimated deduction entitlement will be
populated automatically. You can change the deduction amount, but in most cases it will
remain as calculated. Once you have entered your wage components,
the tax payable will be automatically calculated for the return period based on the estimated
tax rate. Review the information you have entered and
the tax payable. If you wish to save the calculation and authorise
payment at a later stage, click on the Save button. To proceed with the payment, select the Authorise
Payment button. The Payment Date field will default to today’s
date. However, you can set your payment to be debited from your account on the due date. For example, if you complete your July return
on the 31st July you can enter a payment date between 31st July and the due date of the
7th of August. Using this function will ensure that you pay
on time and avoid receiving a penalty. This functionality can be useful if you are going
on leave or have other work commitments on the due date. Your nominated bank account will be displayed.
If you have more than one nominated bank account, you can select it from the drop-down list. To authorise the payment enter your password
and click on Submit. Once submitted, the summary details of your
payment will appear. A payment receipt will be created. Click on
the link to open the receipt. The Payroll Tax Return Declaration is displayed. The payment will be automatically debited
from your nominated bank account. The payment will show under the Amount Paid
column on the Monthly Returns screen. If you have no tax payable for the month a
Nil return must still be lodged. Simply follow the same steps as lodging a
return. Once you have entered the wage components, if the tax payable displays zero, click on
the Lodge Nil Return button and a nil return will be submitted to RevenueSA. A message will display asking for you to confirm
you are reporting zero (0) tax payable for the period. Once confirmed a Payment Advice is created,
click on the link to open the Advice. The Payroll Tax Return Declaration for the
return period will indicate no payment due. There may be circumstances where you need
to modify a return, for example, you may need to update your wage details. To modify a return, click on the month you
wish to modify. Your current return information is displayed.
Any previous payments you have authorised for the return period will appear at the bottom
of the screen. Click on the Modify button. Update wage components as required. The tax
payable will be automatically recalculated. Review the information you have entered and
the tax payable. This may result in you needing to make an
additional payment. To proceed with the additional payment, select the Authorise Payment button. Check the payment details including the payment
date and bank account. To authorise the payment, enter your password
then click on Submit. Once submitted the payment will be automatically
debited from your nominated bank account and the summary details of your payment will appear
at the bottom of the screen. Click on the link to open the Receipt. Alternatively, modifying your return may result
in an overpayment. After updating your wage details ensure you click on the Save button. If you have overpaid your monthly payroll
tax, you have two options. The first option, is to underpay the next
month by the amount of the overpayment. Alternatively, you can request a refund by
emailing [email protected] with full details of the overpayment. For more information go to revenuesa.sa.gov.au
and select Payroll Tax from the Taxes, Duties and Levies menu. In addition to the information on our website
we also conduct regular payroll tax webinars. To register for a webinar, select the Educational
Webinars link from the Connect with Us section of RevenueSA’s home page. That brings us to the end of this educational
video. If you require any additional assistance please
contact us.

Donate the smart way – direct from your pay! #donateatwork


I gave at the office. No really I
did, my company offers workplace giving I can donate as much as I choose from a
pre-tax pay. Because my donations to go from my pay to the charity
I know they’re not wasted it’s so simple I don’t even need to keep receipts.
Best of all, my company even matches my donations dollar for dollar. Cow: I wanna work where you work VO: Talk to your employer and donate the smart way – direct from your pay!

Event at Next-Steps Employment Centre – Vaughan (Short Version)


[Music plays while showing the Next-Steps Employment Centres logo, Operated by Toronto District School Board, and Funded by Employment Ontario] The Next-Steps Employment Centre – Vaughan
[Images: the outside of the centre, showing signage and entrance] Hosted an event on March 13, 2017
[Images: inside of centre showing “Hall of Fame” with employed clients and site amenities] Thanks to all who attended!
[Images: room full of event attendees] MP Francesco Sorbara praised the centre’s positive impact in the community
[Images: MP Francesco Sorbara speaking] The audience had an opportunity to hear from staff [Images: Speakers at event] Learn about different programs and services
[Images: Speakers at event] And listen to community partners and clients [Images: Speakers at event] Staff raffled gift baskets and distributed recognition awards [Images: Raffle being drawn and winners receiving prizes, and recognition certificates being distributed] We also celebrated the latest graduates from the Food Processing & Pharmaceutical Program
[Images: Graduates receiving certificates] Thanks to the great team at Next-Steps Vaughan – visit us soon! [Images: Site staff gathered in front of audience and a round of applause] Looking for employment or looking to hire? Learn more about our servics today! [Next-Steps Employment Centres Social Media: www.twitter.com/nextstepsec; www.linkedin.com/next-steps-employment-centres; www.facebook.com/nextstepsemploymentcentres; Website www.next-steps.ca]

Utah Employment Report May 2018


Job growth for May 2018 came in at
3.5 percent. We added 51,900
new jobs to Utah’s economy. That’s a bit more than we’ve seen in past months, so
we can see some momentum building, flowing into summer months. So the
unemployment rate from May dropped a tenth from April, so we’re now at 3.0 percent
unemployment. We had roughly 48,100 individuals looking
for work in the month of May. We’re below that 50,000 threshold that we
kind of watch for the state of Utah, and those two things together – job growth
rising and unemployment coming down – it says that our economy is functioning
quite well. Employers wanting to add to their employment roles, expand their
businesses; and finding the workers that they need. So of our roughly 51,900 jobs added to our economy, roughly 48,000 of
those came from our private sector employers. So our largest increases were
in Trade, Transportation and Utilities, where we added 12,400 jobs. Second was Professional and Business Services at 9,100 jobs, and Construction added 7, 400 jobs. In terms of rate of growth, our fastest industry was Construction at 7.6 percent, Trade, Transportation and Utilities came
in second at 4.5 percent, and Professional and Business Services was
third at 4.4 percent. We’re approaching summer months and we’re
seeing our economy growing well, at a healthy pace. And there’s really no
reason for us to expect for that to slow down or have any significant changes. So
summer should be a good season for Utah’s economy. We expect to see more
jobs added and more people gaining employment.

Utah Employment Report March 2018


Another great month for the state of Utah. We have 3.3 percent job growth. A little higher than what we have been seeing as of late. What that means is, we’ve added 48,000 new jobs to the economy, when we compare today’s picture with March of 2017. So March unemployment came in at 3.1 percent. We’ve held that 3.1 for quite some time, and we would suggest that’s probably full employment, even a little bit below full employment. So the economy is doing very well on that front as well. We had roughly 48,500 job seekers in the month of March, and knowing that job growth continues to move forward, we feel confident that there’s going to be opportunities for those 48,500 individuals to find work quickly. Our private sector job growth was at 3.7 percent. So if we take out the government picture, and just look at what our business owners are doing, they added 44,100 new jobs to our economy. So of that 48,000 that we cited earlier, 44,100 were from our private sector. Now we can get into the detail and see which types of businesses are adding the most jobs. When we take a look at that, we find that Trade, Transportation and Utilities added the most jobs. 11,400 in that area. Leisure and Hospitality was second at 7,200 jobs, and third we had both Education and Health Services, and Professional and Business Services, which each added 7,000 jobs. When we look at the rate of growth instead of volume, we found that the fastest employment growth occurred in Construction, which grew at 5.0 percent. Leisure and Hospitality was also growing at 5.0 percent, and then Trade, Transportation and Utilities came in third at 4.2 percent growth. It’s been quite a long period of time with positive job growth. Since recovering from the Great Recession, we have continued for years to add jobs. In fact, some people who track the economy, and think about business cycles may wonder if we are due, just by time dimension, due for an economic downturn. Looking back at Utah’s history this actually isn’t the longest expansion, so it feels as though we likely can continue to expand. And knowing that we really don’t have any overheating or hot spots in our economy, we probably can do well for quite some time.

Are you hiring? – Temiskaming Shores Employment Ontario Emploi – English


Hi, I’m Kim Brazeau with
Employment Options Emploi. We offer a full suite of services to
employers ranging from Temagami to Earlton, and offer regular services
to Temagami, Earlton and Elk Lake. We can provide job matching, placement
incentives and training opportunities. We can offer subsidies and signing
bonuses to employers who register apprentices with the Ministry of Advanced
Education and Skills Development. We can promote your job openings through
our extensive social media network. And we also have a fully-equipped meeting space
with video and teleconferencing capabilities. If you’re an employer in our catchement
area and would like to access our services, we’re located at 290 Armstrong
Street, New Liskeard, Ontario. Our office hours are Monday
to Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM.

Next-Steps Employment Centres


[Intro music plays]
[Employment Ontario logo and Next-Steps Employment Centres logo]
[www.next-steps.ca] [Garry Green, Senior Manager, Business Development and Community Services] TDSB’s Community Service Department primary focus is not on schools or teachers but rather on supporting the residents of GTA. [Image of Toronto skyline]
Just like every department within the TDSB we are committed to supporting our students [Toronto street with a cyclist going by]
but for us we do this a little
differently.
[Neighbourhood storefronts with pedestrians on the sidewalk]
We do this by supporting the communities that our students live in. This is because
we know that when families and [Adult holding hands with child, walking to school building]
communities are functioning well so are our students.
[Group of children smiling and waving to camera]
We offer programs that link motivated job-ready candidates to employment
opportunities that match their skills set. [Person walks into Job Fair, 2 people speaking, one writing on a clipboard]
If you are an employer, we can fill your
job vacancies with suitable candidates [People sitting at a desk]
and at the same time provide your
organization with additional free benefits. Here’s what current employers using our
services have to say. [Elizabeth Leydolt, Manager at Canadian Tire] We have a wonderful candidate who came to us through Next-Steps. She actually started here as a part-time associate. She’s now the manager of our sports section.
[Shows images from inside store]
Has become a really fine excellent addition to our staff. One of the nice things about Next-Steps is that they have locations throughout the city [Shows images from Next-Steps location – resources area and reception] and I’ve used their screening services, [Staff hands out a flyer] I’ve done job fairs with them. Next-Steps gives us another eye into the community, another source of really great employees. [Dr. Amit Puri, Toothworks]
Through the Next-Steps programs we’ve
hired over six people over the last year. [Shows people working in the dental office]
The incentives that have been offered have been great. [Person on the phone, Dr. Puri looking on]
So a unique story about one person that I
hired through Next-Steps is…when this
person first came in he said I don’t wanna work in dental. It’s not something I’ve ever envision for myself. Well
this person has now been working with us over six months. It seems like it
was a win-win situation for all and we’ve been very happy so far
with them. [Lily Shen, Human Resources Manager, Crystal Clear Cosmetics]
Whenever we have job openings we send our job postings to Next-Steps Employment Centres first,
where they pre-screen the candidates making our interviewing process more efficient. Their job developers hosted job fairs for us [images from Job Fair] and we have hired 28 employees in [workers inside manufacturing facilities] positions such as Research and Development Chemist, junior account manager, HR coordinator. We are happy to see the candidates
provided by Next-Steps Employment Centre [Shows Next-Steps location] comparing with candidates provided by recruitment agencies. They are
very qualified and a very experienced and that
surprised us our lot. [Eglantine Gee, Human Resources Manager, Tim Hortons] It’s reassuring to work with Next-Steps because they are only a quick phone call away where you can contact your job developer
[shows staff at Next-Steps location] and they’ll help reach out and find someone to fill
in that spot as quickly as possible.
[Someone rings the “I found a job!” bell] Our hiring team really does enjoy
working with the staff at Next-Steps
[Resource area at Next-Steps] because it does help us to free up
more or most of our time not to focus on going
through applications and finding those right candidates, spend that time training those people
and and without the help of the Next-Steps team, we we would not have as much time as we do to focus on that. [Mila Nabor Cuachon, Owner, Casa Manila] Well this is Azis and Azis has been with us now for a couple of months a good
example. [Employee working in the kitchen] He’s a very good…I think candidate to be kitchen helper. You know, I’ve
always found Azis to be a very pleasant and I do value that, I value people who bring
in good energy. I’m very thankful for having Next-Steps program as part of my human resource hiring. [Next-Steps staff and people at Job Fair]
I have relied on it for three years and I
look forward to continue to rely on it for years to come. Bravo! [Next-Steps Employment Centers] And continue your good work. Thank you! [Operated by TDSB] [Employment Ontario logo]
[Music Playing]

Employment Case Manager (Episode 75)


Too many choices? Just can’t figure out
where to go for a job? Let’s meet someone who can help you sort it all out — the
employment case manager. Hi I’m Viviana. I’m Lindsey. welcome to Williams Lake
Employment Services. Thank you!

let me show you around. Okay.

Hi I’m Lindsey Shewchuk, I’m a case manager for Williams Lake Employment Services in Williams Lake, B.C. As a case manager, I help people move forward in their job search. So
depending if they’re wanting to increase their knowledge, their interview
skills, everything like that. Helping them use the computers is a big barrier,
resumes, cover letters, interview preparation and just job search in
general: where to find jobs, how to access the hidden job market, networking where
the jobs are locally as well as out of town. A lot of people don’t know where to start looking. So if I’m struggling looking for a job and I need help and I
come and see you what can I expect on the first time I meet you?

So the first time, it’s a one-on-one intake, we go back to my office and we kind of go over some
questions to see where you’re at, where you’re coming from and what help you’re
needing. Gotcha. Could you show me? Sure! Come on back.

Okay. A typical day for a case manager
is that I come in in the morning, the computer gets turned on and I check what
my schedule looks like for the day. Who is booked, what needs to be prepared for.
I check my emails and return any phone calls that need to be done. People coming
in here are expecting assistance with their job search. Primarily they are all
unemployed or underemployed individuals looking to find full-time work or to
increase their part-time hours. So they’re looking for us to help them find jobs. A typical work week is Monday to Friday,
8:30 to five o’clock with a one hour lunch break throughout the day. The
most common misconception people have when they come here is they think that
we are going to find them their job. What we really do is we help them look for
jobs, we help them increase their job search knowledge, their interview skills,
all the tools they need for their job search. Different training required to
become a case manager can vary quite a bit. For me, I started with a two-year
associate’s degree and I worked four years in the field before I applied to
get my certified career development practitioners certificate and from there
I still have to maintain the certification every three years by doing ongoing
courses and credits. Other people can do it based just on experience, they can
work in and apply to get the certificate. Different growth opportunities in here is
you can do workshop facilitation, job club coaching, management, it’s something
that could be different depending what everyone else likes. Being social is very
important in this line of work. You really have to be present when you’re
with a person, you have to engage in them and be willing to communicate with one
person for an hour appointment. Verbal and written communication are a very
important part of this job. You speak and listen to the clients as well as you
have to record what we’re doing, we have to sometimes write rationale letters
where we have to clearly identify the client’s needs. So my advice for someone
who’s wanting to get into this is to make sure you really enjoy working with
people. So whether it’s volunteering first or taking some courses in social
work, psychology, making sure you want to be around people, you have to have the
compassionate side where you want to help and you have to also be prepared to
learn community resources. Lindsey, I can only imagine that this is probably the
most rewarding part of your job. It most definitely is. When a client comes in and
says yes, we’ve got the job we’ve been working towards, it’s just an amazing
feeling. Well, Lindsay, it’s nice to know that there’s a resource like this out there, thank you so much for your guidance. Nice meeting Viviana, and good luck with your career.

Thank you. Once again, this is Career Trek and I’m Viviana
reminding you that this career could be yours. We’ll see you next time.