SAMRA ILYAS

SAMRA ILYAS

A little about SAMRA ILYAS

Samra Ilyas works for Alberta Works/Human Services in Fort McMurray, providing employment and financial supports and services. With expertise in career development and years of experience, she shares some advice and ideas through the YMM Career Advice column.

Samra is also a community leader and dedicated volunteer; participating in various boards/committees such as the RMWB Landlord and Tenants Advisory Board, Collaboration for Religious Inclusion, Northern Lights Sisters Association and a local school council. She is a strong advocate of Fort McMurray and actively encourages and promotes volunteerism as a way to give back to the community.

Got a question or have an idea for a topic? DM and follow Samra on Twitter @ilyasSamra.

All posts by SAMRA ILYAS

Nov
26
2015
Volume
4-1
Published in Business & Oilsands
Finally your resume landed you the interview; it is now time to seal the deal! Preparation is the key to a successful interview.  Start by preparing a 30 second ‘elevator pitch’ to market yourself and your skills. This pitch should summarize who you are, what you do and why you…
Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
Published in Business & Oilsands
With the current economic downturn we have seen a large number of layoffs, reduction in jobs and increase in unemployment. Less jobs and more job seekers means more competition for the job opportunities that do exist. How do you separate yourself and stand out from all the other applicants? Start…
May
21
2015
Volume
3-4
Published in Business & Oilsands
The Summer of Sport & Recreation. While many of us enjoy attending sporting events, wouldn’t it be fun to spend your summer not only enjoying the events but also being a part of them? With the Northern Kick-off and the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games just around the corner let’s…
Mar
20
2015
Volume
3-3
Published in Business & Oilsands
Creating a Family-Friendly Workplace
Jan
26
2015
Volume
-
Published in Business & Oilsands
Diversity in the Workplace We hear the term ‘diversity’ a lot, especially in a multicultural community such as Wood Buffalo. Most people think that this term refers to ethnicity, race and gender but diversity is actually much broader than that.
Dec
04
2014
Volume
-
Published in Business & Oilsands
An Employer’s Guide: Meeting the skill demands of the labour market
Oct
01
2014
Volume
-
Published in Business & Oilsands
Building Your Career in the Non-Profit World With a thriving Social Profit Sector and 320 not-for-profit organizations in Fort McMurray, there are endless opportunities to be a part of something meaningful. Getting involved with one of these organizations as an employee or a volunteer is a great way to support…
Jul
26
2014
Volume
-
Published in Business & Oilsands
Making The Most of The Holidays SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH IN FORT MCMURRAY SUMMER HOLIDAYS ARE HERE and after all those months of studying and exams, Fort McMurray’s youth are ready to have some fun! The question is, how can we keep our youth busy this summer in ways that…

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