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Halloween’s the time for Ghosts’, creepy stories and spooky tales and the library is no exception! The shelves are filled with stories and the staff have a tale (or many) of secrets from within our library walls. I have a tale that includes an old mine, a treasure and maybe... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Photo by Julia Faherty [CC - BY] via http://www.news.gatech.edu/ A career or job fair is an excellent way to meet a large number of potential employers at one time. These fairs not only provide employment opportunities, but also provide a network for career exploration and professional development. If you are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Photo by Bob Olsen [CC - Toronto Star License] via Toronto Star Photo Archive Did you know that the top 100 billionaires in the world own 1.3% of total world personal wealth? In 2017, Forbes put together a list of the 100 richest people in the world. Soon after, a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2018 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Photo by Lilly Lisa Klingbeil [CC - BY] via lemonadeday.wordpress.com We all work hard for our money but have you ever wondered if there is something else that you can do to make MORE money? In his book, "Side Hustle," Chris Guillebeau tackles this idea by referring to a method... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Credit: Thinglass/Shutterstock If you are reading this, then a big "CONGRATULATIONS" must be in order! You probably spent many stressful hours preparing for your job interview and it ALL paid off when you received that phone call or email with a job offer. Now that you've been hired, you might... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Have you ever wanted to work for the City of Toronto? Your opportunity is here! City divisional representatives will be available at the annual City of Toronto Career Information Event at Toronto Reference Library, Thursday, October 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. While at the Toronto Reference Library, don't forget to visit... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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I recently read a Toronto Star article about the cost of housing and how "it takes a six-figure income to afford virtually any Toronto area home — even a condo." That figure is shocking! I was lucky enough to invest in a condo a few years ago, before the pricing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Some trades are regulated in Ontario. To work in these trades, you must have a certificate of qualification or be a registered apprentice. In Canada, trades are regulated in each province. In Ontario there are more than 150 recognized trades. Of these, at least 23 require mandatory certification (i.e. you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Many professions in Ontario and the rest of Canada require you to have a license to practice in that profession. These are called regulated professions because they are administered by government regulations. Regulations exist to protect the public from people who are unqualified to practice a profession. Most information about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Is your computer monitor littered with Post-it Notes? Do you have mountains of loose-leaf paper covering your desk space and overflowing onto the floor? Do you have a collection of shoes and a mini-closet hiding under your desk? The majority of us spend most of our time at work and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Tired of looking for a job online and in the classifieds? Did you know that Toronto hosts various job fairs where job seekers can literally meet potential future employers face to face in a kind of "speed dating" atmosphere? Here are some FREE job fairs that are coming up in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Have you ever thought of becoming a pilot? Did you know that before you make the career leap, you can experience the thrill of a flight and learn how to control your own aircraft with an introductory flying lesson? The adventurer in me decided to check out this exact opportunity.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Tired of working for someone else? Why not start up and run your own business as an entrepreneur? According to the newest issue of Canadian Business magazine (Aug 2016), the following cities have been picked as being the country's best places to do business: The cities were scored based on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Photo Credit: Shutterstock Do you dream of quitting your job and hopping on a plane to see the world? There are various careers available that allow you to spend your days traveling as part of your job requirements. Below I explore some of the options and required skill sets that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Toronto Star Archives. 1987. " Work as usual: Art Hopkins; who turns 90 today; will be at his usual job of repairing bicycle tires at Hopkins Cycle and Sport; a shop run by his son; Ken. The senior Hopkins; who joined his son's business in 1959; says his second career... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Photo Credit: Anonymous Collective via Flickr (Creative Commons) Email is one of the most important ways in which people communicate in today’s workplace. Studies show that the average employee spends about 25% (as quoted on Inc.com) of each workday simply sorting through, responding to, and creating their email messages. As... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Photo: Creative Commons It's Earth Month 2016 and the time has come to take seriously our impact on the planet. Toronto Public Library is happy to present the best of our collections on environmental education, geared to children, teens and adults. Watch for environmental displays in branches across the city... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Photo by Jason Howie via Flickr "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it." -- Warren Buffett Has this ever happened to you? You applied for your dream job, spent days crafting the perfect resume, coached your references to provide the ideal recommendation and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Toronto Public Library is thrilled to present the author of beloved classics such as Wifey, Deenie and Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret JUDY BLUME with her first novel for adults in more than 15 years! Judy will join us in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon on June... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at What's On at the Library
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As 2014 comes to a close we look back at some memorable moments at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon with our top 5 events of the year... Diana Gabaldon On June 20th, Diana Gabaldon, the bestselling author of the historical romance series Outlander, returned with the latest installment, Written... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at What's On at the Library
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On Thursday, October 23rd, a newly-green-haired Lena Dunham, joined us in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library to discuss her first book. On September 30th, she released her collection of essays and advice, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at What's On at the Library
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Charlotte Gray is the winner of the 2014 Toronto Book Award for her non-fiction book, The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country. Charlotte Gray wins the 2014 Toronto Book Award The announcement was made at the awards ceremony at the Toronto Reference Library’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at What's On at the Library
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Lena Dunham, star of HBO's Girls, can now officially add author to her growing list of job titles. On Thursday, October 23rd, at 7 pm, Lena Dunham, will join us in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library to discuss her first book. On September 30th,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at What's On at the Library
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