Job Search Strategies

WHy you should judge a book by it's cover

Yes, you should judge a book by its cover

Peter Harris| May 5, 2015 03:36 pm

How you look and what you wear are deliberate choices you make about how you present yourself to the world – and these can affect not only how others perceive you, but also how you think and act.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies,
The communications fails that cost people jobs

Three reasons why employers never respond to your job applications

Peter Harris| May 4, 2015 05:55 pm

Here are some (easy-to-fix) job search communications blunders that can be preventing you from ever landing an interview.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters,
How to get luckier (in your career)

How to get luckier (Study of professional gamblers shows how ‘luck’ can be learned)

Peter Harris| May 1, 2015 10:04 am

It turns out the winning streaks and losing streaks are real for professional gamblers. The good news is that luck is actually a skill you can learn – and it can pay off bigtime in your career.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
Group of people drinking beer at a social event

8 etiquette mistakes that cost you opportunities

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 29, 2015 08:31 pm

If you want to get a job, you’ve got to socialize with people in your network. Just don’t do any of these things while you’re doing it.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
The undercover job search

How to look for a job – without looking like you’re looking for a job

Peter Harris| Apr 23, 2015 07:48 pm

I recently wrote about how the best time to quit your job is when you’ve already lined up your next one. However, looking for a new job while employed can be tricky, so here are a few undercover job hunting techniques.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
Warning signs in job descriptions

Six red flags in job descriptions that should warn you not to apply

Peter Harris| Apr 22, 2015 04:23 pm

Here are some of the hidden messages that you can spot in job advertisements that should warn you to steer clear – or at least to approach with caution.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
How employers select candidates

Ranked: The six things employers care the most about in candidates (in order of importance)

Peter Harris| Apr 20, 2015 02:54 pm

A new international survey of employers from across industries has revealed what matters the most to them when considering new hires.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
Blonde woman shopping for clothes

I didn’t hire a woman once because of her pants

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 13, 2015 07:33 pm

Are your outfits inspiring confidence or leaving hiring managers cold? Here’s how one woman’s pants cost her a job opportunity.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
Man and woman working at a computer

Where the stable, high paying jobs will be through 2020

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 10, 2015 07:01 pm

Whether you’re a new grad or just thinking about whether a career change is right for you, you would do well to look to these areas that are projected to boom over the next five tears.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
Professional woman looking at a tablet

The social media posts Canadian employers say swayed them for or against hiring a candidate

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 9, 2015 09:01 pm

We asked employers about their social media habits and what they look for when the creep candidates’ profiles. Here’s what they told us turned them on and off.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,