Have you thought about becoming a project manager but aren’t sure if it’s the right career for you? Project management is an exciting and rewarding career area. It’s also in demand. “As an industry, project management has been growing, and is continuing to grow,” says Alan Martin, Project Management program coordinator at Sheridan’s Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies. “Every organization does projects, but not every organization does projects well. So skilled project managers are in demand.”

Project management skills are also transferable across industries, and can lead to career advancement or entrepreneurship. “Understanding how projects are managed is critical to a senior management role,” says Martin. “That’s how change is implemented in an organization. And organizations don’t survive if they don’t change.”

If you’ve been thinking about a project management career, here are four essential skills that will help you succeed. Read More

Apple’s iOS technology is at the forefront of our daily lives. Among its many features, iOS has location and motion tracking capabilities, games, swipes and gestures, Apple Pay, and push notifications.

“When you combine all these things, it’s a pretty powerful toolkit to make applications that enable people to interact with their daily lives in a way greater than more traditional computing applications,” says iOS developer and Lighthouse Labs instructor and mentor, Kareem Sabri. “With the rise of more sophisticated mobile computing, you have a greater connectivity and a greater ability to access all of your files and information at any time. So it has a big effect on both the working world and daily life. You can have all your documents and files at the touch of your fingertips.”

This means that iOS skills are highly sought after and creates many career options. If you want to work for an organization as a developer, or launch your own app, learning iOS can help you on the path to a successful career.

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Congratulations! You’ve been invited to a job interview. A job interview is your chance to sell yourself to a potential employer. It allows hiring managers to meet you face-to-face and determine your fit with the organization. An interview also allows you to evaluate the employer, and see if you would really like to work there. However, if you’re ever been to a job interview, you already know that it can be an extremely stressful and nerve-racking experience.

Preparing upfront for an interview is key to help you get ready to answer those tough questions, identify your strengths and what you would bring to the role. But what do you need to do to prepare? Read More

Looking for a job in today’s marketplace is challenging. More than ever, you need to set yourself apart from other candidates if you want to be successful. This begins with your job search strategy. The following job search tips will help you to create the right job search strategy, job search effectively and maximize your chances of landing the job you want. Read More

The New Year is the perfect time to take stock and evaluate the various areas of your life—including your career. Whether you’re looking to start a new career or want to get to the next level in your career, the following tips from two of Sheridan’s professional Career Counsellors will help you to set strong career goals that will position you for success. Read More

Over the weekend, we had our Information Session on how to launch a career in Tech, Health or Culture. During this session, we talked about some of the paths you can take when exploring a career in technology. Missed the session? Check out our SlideShare.  Read More

Whether you want to get to the next level in your career, make a career change—or just learn new skills for personal interest—continuing education can help you take the next steps on your professional journey. However, once you’ve decided to further your education, you need to decide the best way to learn for you.
Do you prefer to learn on campus, online, or take a blended approach? What are the differences between the three learning models, and which is the best way to learn for you? Read More

Your resume is the key tool that employers use to decide whether to invite you to a job interview—or not. However, recruiters only spend an average of six seconds with your resume. In addition, just 2% of resumes receive a response! How do you make your resume stand out from the crowd and get invited to that all important job interview? Read More

With more than 7 million jobs listed at any given time, LinkedIn is an important place to showcase your skills to potential employers—and find work. Employers are increasingly recruiting candidates using social media, so it’s critical to have a professional LinkedIn profile. Like your resume, your LinkedIn profile is often the first impression an employer gets of you, but it may not be maximizing its potential. The following seven tips will help you create a LinkedIn profile that will increase your chances of success. Read More

Making a career change or deciding on a career direction can be overwhelming. Perhaps you’ve decided to pursue continuing education to upgrade or gain new skills. But where do you start? How do you decide on the best career for you? And what courses do you need to take to get from where you are to where you want to be?

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