ALIS News http://alis.alberta.ca ALIS News alis.alberta.ca en Government of Alberta Mon, 8 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 10 http://alis.alberta.ca/images/interface/aliswithwordmark.jpg ALIS News http://alis.alberta.ca 144 76 http://alis.alberta.ca Publication: Money 101: Budgeting Basics for Further Education http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/careershop/showproduct.html?DisplayCode=PRODUCT&EntityKey=63 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=9305 Mon, 8 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 How are you going to pay for studies at a Canadian college or university? Read Money 101 to learn about the realities of financing your education. This publication offers straight talk about why you should invest in further education, how to set personal goals and how to figure out what your education will cost.  more

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How are you going to pay for studies at a Canadian college or university? Read Money 101 to learn about the realities of financing your education. This publication offers straight talk about why you should invest in further education, how to set personal goals and how to figure out what your education will cost.  more

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Tip Sheet: Getting and Keeping the Work You Want http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/eps/tips/tips.html?EK=408 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=12933 Mon, 8 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 A positive attitude will not only help you to find a good job, it will also help you hold on to your work in a competitive market. Check out Getting and Keeping the Work You Want to help you understand what employers are looking for. more

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A positive attitude will not only help you to find a good job, it will also help you hold on to your work in a competitive market. Check out Getting and Keeping the Work You Want to help you understand what employers are looking for. more

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Occupational Profile: Family Physician http://occinfo.alis.alberta.ca/occinfopreview/info/browse-occupations/occupation-profile.html?id=71058399 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13693 Mon, 8 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Family physicians are licensed to diagnose and treat patients' diseases, physiological and psychiatric disorders, injuries and other health-related problems. more

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Family physicians are licensed to diagnose and treat patients' diseases, physiological and psychiatric disorders, injuries and other health-related problems. more

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Occupational Video: General Practitioner https://alis.alberta.ca/videoplayer/player.aspx?vk=376 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13697 Mon, 8 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 General Practitioners take medical histories and examine patients, order, perform and interpret medical tests to diagnose health-related problems, then determine appropriate treatments. more

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General Practitioners take medical histories and examine patients, order, perform and interpret medical tests to diagnose health-related problems, then determine appropriate treatments. more

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Question: How do I make a good impression when I start a new job? https://myworkquest.alberta.ca/questions-and-answers/how-do-i-make-a-good-impression-when-i-start-a-new-job/ http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13702 Mon, 8 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 If you want to make a good first impression you need to pay attention to the written and unwritten rules of your organization and the industry you’re working in. Check out MyWorkQuest for a few suggestions that apply to most work places. more

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If you want to make a good first impression you need to pay attention to the written and unwritten rules of your organization and the industry you’re working in. Check out MyWorkQuest for a few suggestions that apply to most work places. more

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Tip Sheet: Volunteer: 6 Ways Volunteering Can Boost Your Career http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/eps/tips/tips.html?EK=3305 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13611 Mon, 1 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Are you looking for a job but don’t have the experience you need? Do you need more skills or a better network so you can find work? When you volunteer, you share your skills and time with people and organizations in the community without expecting to be paid. Volunteering can give you a chance to build your experience and skills, and demonstrate your employability. more

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Are you looking for a job but don’t have the experience you need? Do you need more skills or a better network so you can find work? When you volunteer, you share your skills and time with people and organizations in the community without expecting to be paid. Volunteering can give you a chance to build your experience and skills, and demonstrate your employability. more

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Occupational Profile: Plumber http://occinfo.alis.alberta.ca/occinfopreview/info/browse-occupations/occupation-profile.html?id=71003098 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13630 Mon, 1 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Plumbers plan, install and service plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment and controls. Piping systems may be used to transport water, waste, gases or hot liquids. more

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Plumbers plan, install and service plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment and controls. Piping systems may be used to transport water, waste, gases or hot liquids. more

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Occupational Video: Plumber https://alis.alberta.ca/videoplayer/player.aspx?vk=390 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13633 Mon, 1 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Plumbers plan, install and service plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment and controls. Piping systems may be used to transport water, waste, gases or hot liquids. more

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Plumbers plan, install and service plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment and controls. Piping systems may be used to transport water, waste, gases or hot liquids. more

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Publication: Time to Choose ... a Post-Secondary Education Program 2015- 2016 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/careershop/showproduct.html?DisplayCode=PRODUCT&EntityKey=625 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13637 Mon, 1 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Graduating from high school? Thinking about continuing your education? Time to Choose will help you pick an Alberta post-secondary program that meets your career goals. Inside you'll find profiles of post-secondary institutions, a programs chart showing which programs are offered and where, 2016-2017 application deadlines, and information on career planning, student funding, transfer credit and more. more

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Graduating from high school? Thinking about continuing your education? Time to Choose will help you pick an Alberta post-secondary program that meets your career goals. Inside you'll find profiles of post-secondary institutions, a programs chart showing which programs are offered and where, 2016-2017 application deadlines, and information on career planning, student funding, transfer credit and more. more

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Question: How can I pay for my education? http://alis.alberta.ca/ps/fo/howtopay.html http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13640 Mon, 1 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Paying for education and training can be expensive. Most people use a mix of different resources like savings, earnings, scholarships, bursaries, loans, grants and more. more

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Paying for education and training can be expensive. Most people use a mix of different resources like savings, earnings, scholarships, bursaries, loans, grants and more. more

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Tip Sheet: Family Violence Protection - A Supportive Workplace Can Help http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/eps/tips/tips.html?EK=7759 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13615 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Many people find it hard to talk about family violence, even with close friends. At work, it's often treated as a private matter. But family violence, also known as domestic violence, can affect everyone in the workplace-employers, employees, co-workers and clients. more

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Many people find it hard to talk about family violence, even with close friends. At work, it's often treated as a private matter. But family violence, also known as domestic violence, can affect everyone in the workplace-employers, employees, co-workers and clients. more

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Occupational Profile: Mechanical Engineer http://occinfo.alis.alberta.ca/occinfopreview/info/browse-occupations/occupation-profile.html?id=71002609 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13619 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Mechanical engineers research, design and evaluate machines, devices, equipment, systems and processes, and plan and oversee their development, installation, operation and maintenance. more

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Mechanical engineers research, design and evaluate machines, devices, equipment, systems and processes, and plan and oversee their development, installation, operation and maintenance. more

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Occupational Video: Mechanical Engineer https://alis.alberta.ca/videoplayer/player.aspx?vk=4579 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13622 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Mechanical engineers research, design and evaluate machines, devices, equipment, systems and processes, and plan and oversee their development, installation, operation and maintenance. more

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Mechanical engineers research, design and evaluate machines, devices, equipment, systems and processes, and plan and oversee their development, installation, operation and maintenance. more

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Question: I have a job interview. How do I prepare? http://alis.alberta.ca/worksearch/interviews-offers.html http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13626 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 An employer invites you to a job interview so you can answer two key questions: What do you have to offer? Why do you want this job? Learn about what to expect in your interview, review sample interview questions and more. more

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An employer invites you to a job interview so you can answer two key questions: What do you have to offer? Why do you want this job? Learn about what to expect in your interview, review sample interview questions and more. more

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Publication: Advanced Techniques for Work Search https://alis.alberta.ca/ep/careershop/showproduct.html?DisplayCode=PRODUCT&EntityKey=2155 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13643 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 This self-directed workbook is designed to help job seekers who have either experience in the workforce or post-secondary education and training to improve their work search strategies. Learn to sell your skills in today's competitive job market using portfolios, proposals, cover letters, resumés and curricula vitae. more

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This self-directed workbook is designed to help job seekers who have either experience in the workforce or post-secondary education and training to improve their work search strategies. Learn to sell your skills in today's competitive job market using portfolios, proposals, cover letters, resumés and curricula vitae. more

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Tip Sheet: Unavailable or Problem References? What You Can Do http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/eps/tips/tips.html?EK=3333 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13596 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Are you entering the job market for the first time? Have your references retired, relocated, or are they otherwise unavailable? Unavailable or problem references don’t necessarily mean you won’t be considered for a job—hiring decisions aren’t based only on references. There are steps you can take to make the most of your references, and other ways you can reassure employers that you can do the job. more

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Are you entering the job market for the first time? Have your references retired, relocated, or are they otherwise unavailable? Unavailable or problem references don’t necessarily mean you won’t be considered for a job—hiring decisions aren’t based only on references. There are steps you can take to make the most of your references, and other ways you can reassure employers that you can do the job. more

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Occupational Profile: Cook http://occinfo.alis.alberta.ca/occinfopreview/info/browse-occupations/occupation-profile.html?id=71003023 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13599 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Cooks prepare food in eating establishments such as hotels, restaurants, institutions, trains and ships. more

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Cooks prepare food in eating establishments such as hotels, restaurants, institutions, trains and ships. more

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Occupational Video: Cook https://alis.alberta.ca/videoplayer/player.aspx?vk=4560 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13602 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Cooks prepare food in eating establishments such as hotels, restaurants, institutions, trains and ships. more

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Cooks prepare food in eating establishments such as hotels, restaurants, institutions, trains and ships. more

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Question: I've been looking for work for more than 3 months and have come up empty. What can I do? http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/eps/hotline/abouthot.html http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13608 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Looking for work can be a long and sometimes challenging process. But stay positive! The right job is out there but now is a good time to ask experts for further assistance. Get work search advice and referrals from the Career Advisors at the Alberta Career Information Hotline. You can contact them toll-free at 1-800-661-3753, or in Edmonton at 780-422-4266. more

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Looking for work can be a long and sometimes challenging process. But stay positive! The right job is out there but now is a good time to ask experts for further assistance. Get work search advice and referrals from the Career Advisors at the Alberta Career Information Hotline. You can contact them toll-free at 1-800-661-3753, or in Edmonton at 780-422-4266. more

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Publication: Training for Work http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/careershop/showproduct.html?DisplayCode=PRODUCT&EntityKey=3511 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13605 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Training for Work offers creative alternatives to the traditional full-time classroom setting. Take advantage of opportunities that will maximize your training options and consider how mentoring, volunteering, self-study, short-term courses and on-the-job training will boost your employability. more

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Training for Work offers creative alternatives to the traditional full-time classroom setting. Take advantage of opportunities that will maximize your training options and consider how mentoring, volunteering, self-study, short-term courses and on-the-job training will boost your employability. more

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Tip Sheet: Handling Job Offers http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/eps/tips/tips.html?EK=121 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13579 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Congratulations! You received a job offer! While it's tempting to respond right away, it's worth taking the time to review the offer in detail. Before you commit to a job, read this tip to help you understand the offer and the terms of employment such as hours, salary and benefits. more

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Congratulations! You received a job offer! While it's tempting to respond right away, it's worth taking the time to review the offer in detail. Before you commit to a job, read this tip to help you understand the offer and the terms of employment such as hours, salary and benefits. more

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Occupational Profile: Optometrist http://occinfo.alis.alberta.ca/occinfopreview/info/browse-occupations/occupation-profile.html?id=71002675 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13582 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Optometrists examine, assess, measure, diagnose, treat, manage and correct disorders and diseases of the human visual system. more

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Optometrists examine, assess, measure, diagnose, treat, manage and correct disorders and diseases of the human visual system. more

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Occupational Video: Optometrist https://alis.alberta.ca/videoplayer/player.aspx?vk=386 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13587 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Optometrists examine, assess, measure, diagnose, treat, manage and correct disorders and diseases of the human visual system. more

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Optometrists examine, assess, measure, diagnose, treat, manage and correct disorders and diseases of the human visual system. more

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Publication: Easy Reading Find a Job http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/careershop/showproduct.html?DisplayCode=PRODUCT&EntityKey=12689 http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13590 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 This work-related guide uses stories and exercises to help Albertans with low literacy skills find the job they want. Easy Reading Find a Job covers important topics such as: how to write a resumé and cover letter, where to look for a job, how to fill out application forms and how to have a good interview. Readers are encouraged to contact their career advisor or tutor for help when using this book. more

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This work-related guide uses stories and exercises to help Albertans with low literacy skills find the job they want. Easy Reading Find a Job covers important topics such as: how to write a resumé and cover letter, where to look for a job, how to fill out application forms and how to have a good interview. Readers are encouraged to contact their career advisor or tutor for help when using this book. more

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Question: How can I find out what it's like to work in a specific occupation? https://alis.alberta.ca/videoplayer/player.aspx?c=Occupation http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/news.html?NK=13593 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Get a first-hand look at occupations in Alberta. Watch ALIS's occupational videos for interviews and footage of real people on the job. more

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Get a first-hand look at occupations in Alberta. Watch ALIS's occupational videos for interviews and footage of real people on the job. more

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