ALIS May 2012

May 25, 2012
 
Money 101
How are you going to pay for your post-secondary studies? Read Money 101: Budgeting Basics for Further Education to learn about the realities of financing your education. Money 101 offers straight talk about why you should invest in further education, how to set personal goals and how to figure out what it will cost.
There are suggestions on financing, budgeting, banking, avoiding the pitfalls of plastic, and stretching your dollars.
So open your free copy of Money 101 and get ready to face your studies knowing that you’ve got the skills to stretch your resources from one school year to the other—and still have a life.
Download or order your free copy (in Alberta) at alis.alberta.ca/publications.
New Videos Take You Inside Alberta Occupations
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work as a civil engineerlandscape gardener or web designer? These are just 3 of over 180 occupational videos available on ALIS. Each seven-minute video features an interview and on-the-job scenes with an Alberta professional. Topics include
  • an overview of the occupation
  • educational requirements
  • personal characteristics
  • the benefits and challenges of the occupation
  • opportunities related to the occupation
  • finding work-life balance
Learn about all of this in these new occupational videos:
For access to more videos, visit the ALIS Video Player or the ALIS YouTube Channel.
For detailed information on over 500 occupations in Alberta, check out OCCinfo.
Free Expert Resumé Review
If you’re looking for help with your resumé, look no further. The Career Information Hotline provides an eResumé Review Service, free of charge.
Through the eResumé Review Service career advisors will review your resumé and provide feedback based on
  • accuracy
  • clarity and relevance
  • completeness
  • conciseness
  • content
  • description of skills and accomplishments
  • format and length
  • overall appearance
Submit your resumé online using the secure submission form on ALIS. Your reviewed resumé will be returned to the email address you provide. Visit alis.alberta.ca/resume to get started.
For information on resumé writing, visit Alberta Work Search Online.
New Resource on Making Decisions About Work and Life
At a crossroads? Check out a new online resource called My Choices, My Work, My Life. Create a life vision, explore options and try out different decision-making methods to help you stay on your chosen path.
My Choices, My Work, My Life is for people considering
  • a job change
  • upgrading their skills
  • balancing work with family
  • career planning
 
It includes reflective activities to help you discover what you need to change and why you want a change. You will be given the chance to
  • establish or reflect on your life vision
  • identify and explore your options
  • use different decision-making methods
  • prepare and follow an action plan that’s right for you
 
My Choices, My Work, My Life is available to view or download at alis.alberta.ca/publications.
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