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10 life hacks to make you smarter and more hireable

Elizabeth Bromstein | Aug 22, 2014 7:34 pm

Want to boost your brain power? We’ve got 10 science-tested tips for improving your cognitive function.


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Five non-traditional resume formats to make yours stand out from the pack

Simon Cohen| Aug 22, 2014 3:17 pm


The standard resume can be boring, not least for the candidate sending it out. Here are five technology-enhanced ideas you can use to do something different and interesting with your application.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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How I know I’m not going to hire you before I even meet you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 21, 2014 4:15 pm


It’s an old cliche that you only get one chance to make a first impression. And when that impression is via written communication, it can be even more difficult. Don’t make these mistakes.



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Six ways to make yourself unforgettable

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 20, 2014 3:36 pm


Part of the battle of getting the job is getting people to remember who you are. Here are some ways to ensure that those you meet won’t forget you.



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The 10 hardest jobs for Canadian employers to fill in 2014

Peter Harris| Aug 19, 2014 1:21 pm


There are fewer unemployed people in Canada for every job opening right now, and employers are starting to complain that a shortage of workers is hurting their business. These are the most in-demand positions right now.



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Warning signs that the job will suck even more than being unemployed

Peter Harris| Aug 18, 2014 5:38 pm


It may seem counter-intuitive to advise someone to turn down a job – especially in a tight job market – but there are times when it’s better to walk away from an offer than to sign it.



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Five career lessons from Kim Kardashian

Melissa Allen| Aug 18, 2014 2:56 pm


Kanye West calls them “Kim K skills” the tools you need to achieve success. Here are five basic “Kim K skills” you can use to propel your own career forward. (Hint: making a sex tape is NOT one of them).



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OkCandidate: Here’s why you are unhirable

Peter Harris| Aug 15, 2014 2:45 pm


There are profiles you stumble across in online dating that make you wonder who would ever get in touch with them. They’re called undateables. Some of those same mistakes often turn up on resumes, and they can make you unhirable.



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August employment update (updated): Canada actually gains 42,000 jobs in July (not 200)

Peter Harris| Aug 15, 2014 10:00 am


In a turnaround from last week’s worrisome Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada now says that the country’s economy actually added over 40,000 jobs last month. Here’s where the gains are and what went wrong with the reporting.



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Seven things successful people don’t say (or even think)

Kevin Makra| Aug 14, 2014 2:31 pm


Here are some common things that most of us tell ourselves that we need to stop right now. That’s because it turns out that much of the time what holds us back is ourselves and our own self-defeating notions. Let’s kick these to the curb.



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