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Build the Career You Want Blog

Build the Career You Want Blog is a content collaboration between DIVERSEcity employment specialists and the Get in the Know online resource for workplace diversity. Get job search tips and labour market information to help you build your career.

Build the Career You Want | Jobs in the marine sector

October 13, 2023

Jobs are diverse and bountiful in the dynamic marine industry in BC. The Association for BC Marine Industries… Read more

Build the Career You Want | How to create a compelling cover letter

May 17, 2023

Cover letters are one of the most important factors in successfully landing a job. Discover how to write… Read more

Build the Career You Want | Acing the reference check

February 1, 2023

So, you’ve made it through a successful job interview and the employer has asked you to provide references. … Read more

Build the Career You Want | Learn about the tool employers use to screen candidates

July 7, 2022

Today, when you send your job application off to an employer, chances are they use an application tracking… Read more

Build the Career You Want | How to create a Canadian-style resumé

February 16, 2022

By Shivani Arora and Don Duthie, Employment Specialists, DIVERSEcity Employment Programs One of the first steps in getting… Read more

Build the Career You Want | How to get your resumé noticed by a Canadian employer

December 16, 2021

By Shivani Arora and Don Duthie, Employment Specialists, DIVERSEcity Employment Programs Resumés are one of the most important… Read more

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Today is the start of National Volunteer Week, April 14–20, 2024. For 45 years, DIVERSEcity has counted on incredible volunteers who selflessly support the work we do for people and for communities. From our forward-thinking Board of Directors to the compassionate folks supporting our seniors to the volunteers sharing their tax-filing expertise at our free Income Tax Clinic and beyond, we are grateful to all 240+ of you. Volunteering matters. It builds stronger, more inclusive communities while giving people the help and connection they need. Volunteers benefit, too. You can gain new experiences, improve your skills and meet new people, while giving back to others. Is there a DIVERSEcity volunteer who has made a difference in your life? Let us know! Want to learn more about becoming a volunteer yourself? Go to: www.dcrs.ca/volunteer/ #NationalVolunteerWeek #NVW2024 #volunteer #thankyou #EveryMomentMatters ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Vaisakhi! To everyone who is celebrating, we wish you and your families happiness and prosperity on this joyous occasion. #vaisakhi #SikhHeritageMonth #surreybc ... See MoreSee Less
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On April 10, 2024, Garrison Duke, COO, DIVERSEcity, had the pleasure of speaking at the Youth Employment Services WorkAbility: Creating Psychologically Safe Workplaces job fair and panel at the Museum of Vancouver.Alongside panellists Catherine Repel, Employment and Labour Law, Clark Wilson LLP, and Claudia Gass, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor – Persons with Disabilities, Canada Post, moderated by Teresa Wesz, Regional Manager, YES, Garrison spoke around the theme “Intentionality in Inclusivity: Pivoting from reactive accommodations to inclusive-by-design workplaces,” which brought forward important ideas and best practices on fostering inclusive and accessible work environments for persons with mental health disabilities.Read the full story here: www.dcrs.ca/garrison-duke-coo-at-workability-creating-psychologically-safe-workplaces/ ... See MoreSee Less
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A small DIVERSEcity delegation had a great time helping @TheCityofSurrey plant a tree at a community treeplanting event this week. DIVERSEcity Directors Lenya Wilks and Kirsty Peterson, along with other staff and friends, grabbed some gloves and shovels to plant a horsechestnut tree at EastView park, as well as gladiola bulbs to help beautify the urban park. When asked by the city parks staff to name the tree, Kirsty and Lenya affectionally dubbed it “DIVERSEci-tree.” We'll be back to check in on our namesake once it blooms!Thank you to Shannon, stewardship programs coordinator, and the rest of the city staff, for making this drop-in event educational and fun, while giving us an opportunity to do something good for the community and planet! Want to take part in helping grow Surrey’s urban forest, too? More drop-in events are taking place in the next few weeks as well as other community parks programs for the whole family. Learn more here: www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/park-programs#trees #community #environment #urbanforest #communitybuilding ... See MoreSee Less
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Need help finding a job in Canada? Join a guest speaker from the Back In Motion Career Paths Team for this three-part virtual workshop series that will take you through the job search process. Topics include: ➡️ Part one: Job search platforms➡️ Part two: How to craft a stand-out resumé and cover letter ➡️ Part three: How to prepare for a job interview This workshop will be held in Spanish language.To register, please call 604-307-6493, email isafi@dcrs.ca or visit: forms.office.com/r/s7RRAFrrwe#surreybc #spanish #workshop #employment #jobs ... See MoreSee Less
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