A recent article in Avenue magazine was just the optimism I needed to feel excited about living in Edmonton and see all the potential our great city has. There’s been a lot of fear-mongering and negativity because of falling oil prices, and after a summer job search from hell, this article was just what we all needed. Well timed, really. Top that off with National Geographic naming Edmonton one of the top 10 places to visit this summer, and the world is Edmonton’s oyster. (But seriously, HOW did that happen? Oh…Fifa.) Deadmonton is not so dead this summer, and I have a feeling we won’t be called that much longer. Edmonton is getting a facelift, and I couldn’t be more excited.
It’s time to start looking for a big girl job. Working in the service industry has been fun, makin’ mad dough and meeting fun people, but it’s time to move on. The hardest part about looking for a big girl job is making your part-time, little experience required, entry-level job seem grown up. It’s hard to imagine yourself impressing the HR team of a major accounting firm with a rap sheet of Barrista at Starbucks and Sales Associate at American Eagle. But here’s the thing- no matter what position you held, you learned valuable skills that can apply to the new position you are applying for. You just have to highlight qualities and skills that employers may not immediately think of when thinking of entry level positions.
An easy, healthy snack to take to work or school using ingredients you already have in your kitchen.