Achieving a successful work-life balance is a tricky beast. Work stress has a sneaky way of seeping into your personal life when you take your stress home with you. It can make a big difference to your stress levels to try and balance things out with a healthy lifestyle and a healthy social life. Although I don’t think such a balance is entirely achievable, there are some steps you can take to make it happen.
With course selections rearing its daunting head upon many high school students this month, many are contemplating which courses to choose and eventually which careers to practice. Industry training programs are a great option for those who know which career path they want to take, or those who wish to sample a career before deciding to pursue it. Only qualifiers: be at least grade 11 or 12, and have a good attitude and passion for what you love.
The City of Vancouver is preparing for the 2011 â€“ 2012 winter season, and are looking for some help. You can lend a hand by keeping sidewalks clear of ice and snow.
The City of Vancouver requires all property owners and occupants (tenants) to clear ice and snow from the sidewalks adjacent to their property no later than 10 am after a snowfall (7 days a week). For some seniors and persons with disabilities moving snow can be difficult and even dangerous. Not clearing sidewalks can make streets unsafe and difficult for those with mobility issues.
You and your community group can help:
By providing an unforgettable service in a time of need, you could earn community service hours, receive a thank you letter from the City and win prizes!
To find out more about Snow Angels, add your organization to The City of Vancouver’s 3-1-1 Snow Angels list and/or tell them about you and your organization being a Snow Angel:
Public Outreach is a leading face-to-face monthly donor recruiting agency operating in Canada, the United States and Australia. They are currently looking to hire full time staff that have an interest in working with various not-for-profit organizations that stand for environmental and humanitarian causes. This would be a fundraiser position in which fundraisers will be going outdoors interacting with the public with the intention of raising awareness and to raise monthly, sustainable donations. The right candidate is charismatic, has strong communication skills, enjoys working with the public and has a high interest in getting involved with local and international causes.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Start Date: Immediately
Rate: $13 CAD
Contact: HR; firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Post Date: November 17, 2011
To apply, please head here at the job portal with your resume or head to Public Outreach‘s website at http://publicoutreachgroup.com/ca-en/category/cities-region/canada for more information and opportunities.
The Umoja Operation Compassion Societyâ€”a group whose purpose is â€œTo promote Unity, Respect, and Dignity among African and other minority immigrantsâ€â€”is looking for a youth outreach worker that can empower youth and create a positive atmosphere for new immigrants to integrate into Canadian society.
This position requires you to be available for 5-14 hours a week. Some tasks you will perform include: educating youth on major issues, fundraising for youth programs, and helping youth cope with conflicts that arise from being a new immigrant. If this sounds like the job for you, you can find more details atÂ http://www.vancouveryouth.ca/node/915
Send your resumes and cover letters to: email@example.com (Human Resources Manager)
Application Deadline:Â 15 Nov 2011 09:00 AM (Tuesday)
Closing Date: Sept. 19, 2011
Teck Resources Limited is Canadaâ€™s largest diversified resource company. Teck is committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy.
The company has an exciting opportunity for a communications professional to join Teckâ€™s Corporate Affairs team as a Communications Coordinator.Â You enjoy working in teams and independently and have an understanding of the principles and practices of public relations and will support tactical implementation of communications strategies.
â€¢Â Supports the Corporate Affairs group
â€¢Â Develops and participates in the implementation of various communications plans, advertising, media relations, video and photography projects
â€¢Â Supports projects such as the companyâ€™s Annual Report and Sustainability Report
â€¢Â Writes various communications materials including news releases, web stories and communications plans
â€¢Â Conducts research
â€¢Â Intermediate writing skills with demonstrated potential for more advanced work; includes ability to write first draft of various materials and to proofread material with a high degree of accuracy
â€¢Â Compile and manage databases and lists
â€¢Â Attend meetings and prepare meeting notes
â€¢Â Work in conjunction with senior staff in handling the day-to-day management of projects
â€¢Â Implement portions of communications plans and/or programs
â€¢Â Manage supplier relationships
â€¢Â Knowledge of social media tools and their application to communications
â€¢Â Intermediate presentation skills
â€¢Â Strong demonstrable computer skills, in particular with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
â€¢Â Developing project management skills
â€¢Â A team player who brings creativity, enthusiasm and a strategic outlook
â€¢Â Exemplifies the companyâ€™s core values of safety, integrity, excellence, discipline, commitment, teamwork, innovation, and respect
â€¢Â 3-5 years experience in the field of corporate communications, media or public relations
â€¢Â Post secondary education in the area of communications, journalism, or public relations
â€¢Â College or university degree or equivalent
â€¢Â Post-secondary courses in public relations, communications or a relevant field
â€¢Â Developing writing and presentation skills
â€¢Â Proficiency in Spanish an asset
Please send your resume with cover letter in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Teck Corporate Affairs Posting” in the subject line. No phone calls please. They thank you for your interest in Teck; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
For more information, please visit their website
Photo from www.teck.com
Application Closing Date: September 13, 2011
Position Title: Advertising Coordinator
Who They Are After:
They are after someone who has a proven track record in delivering quality results.
As the Advertising Coordinator, you will have overall responsibility for coordinating all advertising campaigns: including print, cinema, radio, online, outdoor, transit, search engine advertising, and online lead generation (CPC and CPL) campaigns.
A key part of this role is delivering results in search engine marketing. As such, this role demands a thorough knowledge, strategic understanding and previous hands-on experience in developing, implementing and executing search engine advertising campaigns.
â€¢ Strategically develop and implement new search engine advertising campaigns – including campaigns in targeted international markets.
â€¢ Maintain and monitor daily existing campaigns for Google Adwords and Bing for budget management and performance.
â€¢ Day-to-day execution of tactics to improve click through rates, click quality and lead quality.
â€¢ Manage keyword research and discovery.
â€¢ Grow and optimize keywords portfolio through testing with ad copy, landing pages, bidding strategies, negative keywording, etc.
â€¢ Work with the writing and design team to produce search engine ad copy and banners.
â€¢ Prepare ongoing monthly reports for the search engine advertising campaigns, with recommendations for improvement and optimization.
â€¢ Research and strategically develop relevant online lead generation campaigns.
â€¢ Maintain and monitor all new and existing online lead generation campaigns.
â€¢ Prepare monthly reports for all online lead generation campaigns with recommendations for improvement and growth.
â€¢ Track, monitor and optimize recommendations for campaigns and landing pages.
â€¢ Undertake thorough research on advertising media, present and recommend relevant advertising media for new campaigns and campaign extensions .
â€¢ Prepare and negotiate all advertising contracts, including rates, and ad positioning.
â€¢ Develop and maintain an advertising production schedule to ensure that all advertising submission deadlines are met.
â€¢ Communicate to the creative team of writers and designers requirements of all advertising.
â€¢ Work with the Web Developer to ensure the accurate tracking of all advertising.
â€¢ Maintain approved ad layouts for placement and work with the creative team to complete routine revisions and updates.
â€¢ Proof all ads, secure timely approvals and submit artwork.
â€¢ Review all tear sheets.
â€¢ Assist with annual advertising budget development .
â€¢ Measure and track advertising results and provide timely feedback on all campaigns.
â€¢ Knowledge of Google, and Bing! paid search interfaces.
â€¢ Understanding of bid management fundamentals.
â€¢ Knowledge of the newest tools and continual updates on search engine advertising.
â€¢ Familiarity with the implementation of conversion tracking code.
â€¢ Working knowledge of key web analytics tools.
â€¢ Sound understanding of testing principles.
â€¢ Understanding of general advertising principles.
â€¢ Broad overall business acumen and knowledge.
â€¢ Broad understanding and skills in strategic marketing and communications.
â€¢ Excellent negotiation skills for media buying.
â€¢ Strong research and analytical skills.
â€¢ Ability to identify opportunities.
â€¢ Ability to work autonomously and independently, yet able to work well within a team environment.
â€¢ Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.
â€¢ Strategic thinking and planning skills to develop short and long-range integrated strategies.
â€¢ Keen attention to detail and accuracy.
â€¢ Three years progressive experience in advertising including search engine advertising.
â€¢ A bachelors degree: Marketing and/or Advertising preferred.
For more information, go to http://www.vfs.com/about-vfs/careers/view/128
Photo from www.simplyzesty.com
The Marketing and Event Coordinator is directly responsible for carrying out the annual marketing plan as well as executing all Foundation events.Â The successful applicant will be a superior communicator who will seek out opportunities to increase awareness of the Foundation in the community; a responsive team player who will work effectively with the Foundation team; an organized, energetic, self motivating individual who will be responsible for the logistics of the Foundationâ€™s signature events as well as third party events.
Y57 recently posted a poll question asking youth whether or not they’d participate in an unpaid internship. 81% said yes while 13% said no, and the rest asked if unpaid internships were illegal. Seeing as an overwhelming amount answered yes, it seems that most of us are willing to work for free in the hopes of gaining experience in a particular field and being able to one-up our peers.