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Warning signs that the job ad you’re reading is actually a scam

Peter Harris | November 24, 2015 1:08 pm

There are some unscrupulous jerks out there who prey on people who need jobs. They post scam jobs online to try to swindle you out of your money, your time, or your personal information. Here’s how to spot them.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice

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Ten surprising jobs that saw the biggest pay increases in 2015

Peter Harris| November 24, 2015 10:59 am

Some of the jobs that saw the greatest increases in salaries this year may surprise you. It wasn’t necessarily the high tech wizards or engineers who saw the most love in 2015.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
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Eight things that guarantee I’m not spending more than three seconds on your website

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 23, 2015 4:17 pm

Accessing good content is getting more difficult as organizations become more desperate to create revenue, save money, and engage users. But mostly your just creating a bad user experience.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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How rich are the top 10 richest Canadians?

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 20, 2015 1:47 pm

Canadian Business has released its annual list of the wealthiest Canadians. Are you on it?

Category: Latest News & Advice
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Three questions to ask yourself if you’re not getting any job offers

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 18, 2015 5:23 pm

If you’ve been sending out resumes and even attending interviews and still not getting job offers, don’t despair. You can turn things around. Start by asking yourself these three questions and answering them honestly.

Category: Job Search Strategies

No one is hiring you because you’re ambitious

Peter Harris| November 18, 2015 4:43 pm

Of course you need to be ambitious in order to succeed. However, there can be times when it is your very drive to get ahead that is holding you back.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
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How to take a good selfie

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 18, 2015 4:33 pm

OK, yes, you could hire a photographer, but that sounds like an investment of both time and money that you might not feel like making. And sometimes you need a new pictures. Here’s how to take it yourself.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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The one hour project you can do before bed tonight that will change the job search game

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 17, 2015 2:47 pm

If you think you don’t have the time to build a personal website, think again. You do.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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What the resumes of the most successful Canadians all have in common

Peter Harris| November 16, 2015 3:52 pm

We analysed the resumes of thousands of business owners and presidents to see what their first jobs were, which roles they most often held along the way, and what we could learn from their career paths.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters
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Should you work for free?

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 12, 2015 4:08 pm

Should you do unpaid labour in the hopes that it can land you a paying gig? Or is this practice just exploiting people who need the work?

Category: Career Dilemmas