Job Search Strategies

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13 things only Canadians understand about the job search

Workopolis| Nov 20, 2014 09:02 pm

While every job seeker’s experience is unique, like a snowflake, some things are also specific to the Canadian job search experience. We can all relate to these.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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Should you bother keeping up the job hunt over the holidays?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 19, 2014 08:54 pm

Many people will be wrapping up their job search over the holiday season, thinking that there’s not point in trying. Is there any point in continuing the quest? We say yes. Here’s why.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
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Job interview tomorrow? Six things you must do today.

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 18, 2014 09:35 pm

You’ve got the interview. Don’t waste the opportunity. Do these things now to dramatically increase your chances of being hired.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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The three simple secrets to career success that nobody ever tells you

Peter Harris| Nov 17, 2014 05:29 pm

Most people will tell you to target jobs that are fulfilling for you, that are high-paying and in-line with your overall career goals. That’s a long walk down a dead end street. Here’s the real secret to a successful career.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
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Five stupid career gambles you’ll regret taking

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 13, 2014 08:45 pm

Sometimes things that seem like good ideas at the time are actually very, very bad ideas. Here are four of those.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
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How long does it take Canadians to get a new job?

Peter Harris| Nov 13, 2014 10:30 am

The Canadian job market is heating up, so hopefully these numbers will come down in the months ahead, but here is how long it takes most Canadians to secure a new job in 2014.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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The truth about resumes: how to increase your application to interview ratio

Peter Harris| Nov 8, 2014 12:43 pm

It takes the majority of Canadians average of 10 applications and two interviews in order to land a job – meaning 80% of resumes aren’t making the cut. Here is how to increase your application to job interview ratio.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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Survey reveals the No. 1 reason people don’t get hired

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 6, 2014 09:32 pm

New survey of career consultants reveals the top ten reasons why people are not getting the jobs they want. Are you doing all the right things, or are you falling short?

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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Research shows half of candidates are skipping this crucial step

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 3, 2014 08:38 pm

Nearly half of you don’t do this one thing after the job interview. You need to change that.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies,
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Are your LinkedIn endorsements actually working against you?

Simon Cohen| Oct 28, 2014 02:54 pm

You might think it looks great to have dozens of endorsements on your LinkedIn profile, but employers know half these people know nothing about you. Here’s how to know when it’s better to remove them.

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