Job Search Strategies

man handing over his resume at an outdoor coffee shop

15 terms you must include in your resume and 10 things that will get it tossed

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 10, 2014 08:24 pm

Are you a “proactive go getter?” Don’t be. Here are 15 terms hiring managers want to see in your resume, more they don’t, and 10 things you must not include under peril of it winding up in the trash.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
What's in (and what's out) in job searching?

The cover letter is out: What’s hot (and what’s not) in job searching

Peter Harris| Apr 10, 2014 09:21 am

Much of what we have traditionally been taught about looking for a job just isn’t true anymore. To be successful, your work search needs to keep up with the evolving technological and cultural trends of the time. Here’s what’s in and what’s out right now.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters,
Women heading for the exit

7 reasons not to take the job

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 9, 2014 07:55 pm

Yes, you need work, but there are instances in which you should not take the job if that option is available to you. High turnover, an over-eagerness to hire. Here are seven signs you should walk away from the offer.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
Guy in a suit looking defiant and frustrated sitting at a desk

Why you will never get anywhere

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 9, 2014 06:58 pm

There’s a reason this advice has carried on through the ages: it’s classic success strategy. Here’s the one thing you must stop doing if you want to get anywhere in life and career.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Recruiting and Managing,
Be the top candidate

Six ways to be the top candidate for the job

Kevin Makra| Apr 7, 2014 10:06 am

Despite some of the negative economic news swirling around, Canadian businesses are hiring now. In fact most companies are always looking for top candidates. Here’s how you can become a one of those stand-out candidates who gets chosen first.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies,
Job Search Snafus

How do most people blow their chances of getting the job?

Peter Harris| Apr 2, 2014 10:16 am

A new study of chief financial officers (CFOs) has revealed where most candidacies go off the rails during the job application process. Here’s where we’re making the most costly mistakes.

Category: Job Search Strategies,

Woman creates awesome Lego-like self to go with resume

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 31, 2014 03:28 pm

This aspiring account service intern should have no problem getting a job with her Lego-inspired self promotion. What a great idea.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
Five strategies for landing your first job

Five ways for young workers to beat the odds and get a head start on their careers

Kevin Makra| Mar 31, 2014 10:17 am

Unemployment for younger workers, those people in their twenties trying to get their careers started, continues to be a major issue across North America. Here are some proven career strategies that can help make landing your first job easier.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
Business woman on the phone

Your references could be sabotaging you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 28, 2014 06:59 pm

Sixty-nine percent of employers have changed their mind about a candidate after speaking with that person’s reference. Three out of five have spoken to one who didn’t say good things.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
Three interviewers staring at a candidate

Job interview tips you never heard before

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 25, 2014 11:01 am

There are many rules of the job interview. Here are some lesser-known tips you might not have heard.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies,