Your Job Hunting Social Media Checklist

Find out how your social media activity can help you with your job search

Check out the new Community Support Worker Diploma Program

Now available at our Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton campuses

Are you ready for a new career?

Make sure you ask yourself these questions when you are researching for your next career!

10 Work Traits of a Successful Legal Assistant

Do you have what it takes to be successful in the Legal field?

Would you like to have more flexibility in your education?

Find out why online or distance education may be for you.

Are you planning on attending a career fair?

Find out how you can make the most of your visit. Who knows? It might help you land your next job!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

4 Ways To Build A Professional Online Social Media Presence

In today's world where much of life and business is conducted online, it is important that we are mindful of how we present ourselves in social media, even in our personal accounts. We want to help you put your best foot forward in every regard, so we've put together a list of tips to help you shine online: 

Keep Everything 'Rated G'
If you want your social media accounts to appear professional, a good rule of thumb is to behave in much the same way online as you would in a professional setting. Stay positive and upbeat, and avoid cursing and making negative comments. Post only what you would be comfortable with a boss or potential employer or client seeing. This goes for photos as well. Try looking up some professional profiles on LinkedIn to see how others conduct themselves in a professional manner online. 

Have Proper Grammar and Spelling
You'll want to do your best to appear as professional as possible by using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Most devices today have built-in spelling and grammar checkers, which makes this pretty simple. 

Post Professional Profile Pictures
Be sure to post clear, bright, and visually appealing profile pictures. Your photo should reflect your great personality, and be warm and inviting to visitors. An engaging profile picture goes a long way to creating a great online presence. 

Google Yourself
Stay one step ahead of the game by finding out exactly what others see when they view you online by conducting this search yourself. You can see what pops up, decide what looks good and what doesn't, and you can make changes to your accounts accordingly.

Your image is an important asset whether you are looking for a job, looking to be promoted, or in search of new clients for your business. Following these tips will go a long way to helping you build a positive online image that is sure to impress! If you are considering a more professional career, be sure to meet with one of our Career Counsellors to discuss your options for careers in Health Care, Business, and Technology. [Contact Us

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Edmonton - Community Support Worker Industry Talk with the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta

The Community Support Worker program at Robertson College prepares you to work with a variety of clients including individuals who are affected by schizophrenia.

If you are interested in a heath care career as a Community Support Worker or Health Care Aide, join us for an insightful industry talk with the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta.  Clients that are successfully managing their illness will provide information about the illness including an providing an overview of symptoms, support options, and recovery.   Program presenters will also share their real stories and personal experiences with challenging misconceptions about schizophrenia. Their goal is to reduce stigma and misconception by busting myths and sharing the real stories of those living with schizophrenia. You can visit their website [here]

Date: October 5, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 10115 - 100A Street (Unit 300), Edmonton.

There is no cost to attend; however, spaces are limited so please RSVP using the Register button or by calling 780.705.6633 to reserve a spot.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Winner of the Make A Change Contest Is...

 Earlier this summer, we ran our Make A Change contest on social media in the hopes that we could make a difference in the lives of the people in our community by offering free tuition to two deserving individuals from Edmonton and Calgary. The response was tremendous, and entries quickly started rolling in. Reading the entries, we were humbled by the courage, tenacity, and perseverance of the entrants, and their willingness to not only rise above the challenges they face in their own lives, but also to lift up their families and communities along with them. It was truly an honor to have so many people share their stories and their struggles with us.

So, Calgary and Edmonton, we salute you Thank you for reminding us why we do what we do here at Robertson College.

Without further adieu, we will announce your 2016 Make A Change Contest winners:
Ashlyn Rudy and Dominic Cloutier!

Ashlyn loves her job at a local physio clinic, but she is ready to pursue her dream of working in the healthcare field. She used the savings she had set aside for her education to help her parents overcome some tough medical problems which meant that she had to put off her career goals. But Ashlyn is undeterred in her commitment to making a difference by working in health care and caring for others in her community.

Dominic has been on disability for the past few years and is ready to make a change to his life. He wanted to return to school but did not have the funding to make it happen. Not only does he want to further his education to better his life, he also wants to make a difference in his community as a Community Support Worker, giving back to those in the community who did not let him slip through the cracks.

Congratulations to both of you for winning a full scholarship to Robertson College. We are thrilled to have you on board, and to follow and support you in this new chapter in your lives as you pursue your new careers!

If you are interested in learning more about any of the programs we offer, feel free to check us out online or contact us for more information. [Contact Us]


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Calgary - Pharmacy Programs Industry Talk

As our population in Alberta and across Canada continues to grow and age, there is a strong demand for trained health care professionals who are able to provide pharmacy-related assistance.  Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Assistants work alongside Pharmacists to provide much-needed support to those in need.

If you are interested in working within a pharmacy setting, you are invited to join us for a 1-hour Information Session where you will find out more about the Pharmacy Technician and Pharmacy Assistant programs as well as general industry insight into the field of pharmacy in Alberta.

Date: Monday, October 3, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: 417 14th Street NW, Calgary

The information session is free to attend and is open to the general public.  Register by clicking the 'Register Now' button above or by calling 587.331.8233.  Upon arrival at our campus, please check in at the front desk and you will be provided with further instructions.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Get Recharged for Fall

Get Recharged for Fall

You’ve had a great summer, and now you’re gearing up for a busy Fall season. It’s rarely easy to keep up with life’s demands and remain stress-free at the same time, so it’s a great idea to stay proactive and keep your batteries charged for all the tasks and commitments that tend to crop up in the second half of the year. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you recharge and stay motivated so you’re ready for whatever the Fall season sends your way.

1. Get Motivated

Staying motivated is essential to completing all those seasonal chores around the house. Try different, unique approaches to get those tedious and dread-worthy tasks out of the way in no time. Listen to a podcast or audiobook while you rake the yard, or make a playlist of old music you used to love while you clear out the garage. Get creative, and you may be rewarded with an empty to-do list.

2. Get Inspired

Keeping yourself inspired is a great way to promote creativity and mental health. Sometimes we get stuck in a mental rut and we don't even know it, so it's a good idea every now and then to take stock of our overall mental state, and to infuse a little extra positivity where we need it most. Keep it simple - buy a new book on a topic that excites you, or peruse Pinterest for posts that get your creativity churning.

3. Reconnect

Everyone knows how important it is to eat right and exercise, but many people underestimate the effects that our connections to the people and nature around us have on our overall health. Give yourself an instant boost by setting up a coffee date with friends or family you haven’t seen in a while, or take a walk outdoors with a furry companion.

4. Practice Self-Care

Many of us spend a lot of our time caring for others, but its easy to forget that we need care too. Take a whole day out for yourself and schedule some fun and relaxing activities that make you feel recharged. If you can’t do that, ask those close to you if they can take some tasks of your plate so that you can take a few moments for a well-deserved breather.

5. Get Organized

Clutter can really affect our mental state, even if we don’t notice it. Never mind all that wasted time looking for things that aren’t where they should be. Do yourself a huge favour while simultaneously supporting your local second-hand shop, and donate some items you can live without. It’s amazing how energized you’ll feel when you aren’t using so much of your mental resources trying to block out clutter, and how much time you’ll save not having to look for things.

If you’re looking to give yourself a boost this Fall, this list is a great place to start. It’s so much easier to deal with life’s little (or big) challenges if you face it head-on feeling strong and energized instead of drained. Having the right mindset is half the battle in any situation. Not to mention that looking after yourself is important and worth-while for it’s own sake. Remember: You deserve it!