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11 Resources to Get Your Job-Search Ready

You’ve spent the past few weeks diligently debating whether or not to take the plunge and finally start looking for a new job. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Job searching can be a daunting task, especially if you’re starting from scratch. To set you on the path to success, we’ve compiled a list of 11 resources that will help you get job-ready.

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Alumni stories

Why are people pivoting to the tech industry?

We decided to find out what motivated people to make the change to tech, and what making that change was all about. Who better to ask than participants in our own tech training programs? The people we interviewed have transitioned from careers in fitness, retail, construction and hospitality, to name a few. Their reasons to make the switch to tech varied from cool perks and remote work, to job security and innovation. Although they come from different backgrounds, there were a few things they all had in common.

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Upskilling

Five skills that make great tech salespeople

Inherently complex and technical products need simple explanations that are seamlessly aligned to the needs of potential customers. It’s just one example of a critical skill set for tech salespeople. So now that you’re here, let’s take a look five of the most important skills and attributes that are especially vital for tech sales people.

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Digital Agriculture Program Saskatchewan
News

Palette Skills launches program to upskill business and technology talent into Saskatchewan’s growing automation and digital agriculture space

Today, Palette Skills, in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan and Enterprise Machine Intelligence & Learning Initiative (EMILI) announced the launch of the Automation and Digital Agriculture Specialist Program. With a co-investment from Protein Industries of Canada, it is a new rapid upskilling program to help employers in the Agri-Food sector find skilled talent to fuel the growth of their businesses.

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Upskilling

Why Canada Needs an Upskilling Strategy

We now have a model of upskilling through Palette Skills that demonstrates not only how upskilling can be done, but that it can be done in a wildly successful way for both workers and employers. By scaling what works and building an ecosystem of upskilling across Canada, we will not only help secure our role as an innovative and globally competitive country, we will create a path to building an inclusive knowledge economy that creates access and opportunities for all workers to participate.

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BDRs - Business Development Reps
Upskilling

A day in the life of a business development representative (BDR) in a tech sales company

Business development representatives stand at the forefront of the B2B sales process. Their main purpose is to generate qualified leads. They then pass these leads onto their sales teams.

BDRs are in high demand, especially in Canada’s fast-growing B2B tech sector, where companies constantly require people to seek out and qualify new leads. Learn more about why this might be a great career for you in the following article.

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Changing Careers
Career Transitions

Changing careers halfway: How to pivot and succeed

Ever spend the day wishing you could change careers, but don’t know how? Jumping into a new job in another sector is not only possible, it’s something people are embracing more than ever. Many Canadians have used the pandemic as an opportunity to reset and pivot – and, given the right tools, so can you.

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Upskilling

Designing upskilling programs that lead to jobs

Prior to designing our upskilling programs, we needed to know what skills employers look for, and how they evaluate whether a candidate has those skills. This information would also tell us what skills are in demand, and give us data to see if the labour pool does in fact lack these skills. From there, we set out to start to build a program around improving these skills.

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Consider a job in tech sales
Career Transitions

Time to consider a career in tech sales!

Over the last two plus years of the worldwide pandemic, nearly all companies have had to embrace a digital transformation of some kind. That’s good news for those who want a job in the tech sector. If you have the right attitude—and career skills—businesses are looking to hire tech sales positions. Career success in the tech sector often comes down to hard work, and building the skills in demand.

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Learning Environment
Upskilling

How to Create a Learning Environment You Can Thrive In

Being an adult learner can be challenging. No matter whether you’re trying to change industries, or catch up with the modern world, the learning process can make you feel like a fish out of water. But there are advantages to being an adult learner, and one of the most important ones is that you want to learn, and you have a goal that drives you.

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skills gaps in the Prairies
News

News Release: New pilot tackles AgTech skills gaps in the Prairies

Today, Palette Skills launched an exciting new pilot project aimed at meeting reskilling 50 workers into growing and high-demand careers in Saskatchewan’s burgeoning AgTech space. Funded by Protein Industries Canada, this pilot will engage high-growth companies in the province’s AgTech space to uncover their most pressing talent challenges, and then develop a reskilling program that retrains workers into high-demand jobs within these companies.

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Upskilling

Now Is the Time to Build Skills—and Careers

Two plus years into the global pandemic, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that as far as employment and careers are concerned, it’s all bad news. But the fact is that Canada’s job numbers have surged ahead, and despite the threat of disruption posed by Omicron, it’s clear that Canadian workers are engaged in the job market like never before, and searching for new opportunities. The question is—how do Canadian workers build the right skills for these new opportunities, so they can quickly find the path to a career? 

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