Job Search Strategies

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The names employers are biased against – and what you can do about it

Simon Cohen| July 30, 2015 11:17 am

Studies show that your name on job applicants greatly influences whether or not employers will call you – and the salary you may be offered. Here’s a look at the biases, and how to beat the system.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies
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The ten job search myths that are holding you back

Peter Harris| July 27, 2015 09:35 am

Hopefully seeing through some of these common misconceptions about looking for a job can save you from potentially costly mistakes and help you to land your next gig faster.

Category: Job Search Strategies
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Ten things Canadian employers want every candidate to know

Kevin Makra| July 20, 2015 09:50 am

Canadian employers are looking to hire right now. But are you prepared to apply? Most people aren’t.

Category: Job Search Strategies
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11 questions to ask yourself before submitting your resume

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 8, 2015 04:49 pm

You’ve found a posting for a job you want and you’re about to send in your resume and cover letter. Before you do, go through this list of questions to ask yourself, to be sure you’ve covered all the bases.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters
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How to apply for (and get) a job you’re not quite qualified for

Peter Harris| July 6, 2015 03:03 pm

Ever stumbled across an ad for a job you’d be perfect for, except for the fact that you don’t have all of the required qualifications? Here’s how you can get it anyways.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters
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Four things employers want you to know (and four that they really don’t)

Peter Harris| July 3, 2015 02:57 pm

If you want to succeed in a competitive career in a tight job market, you need to learn to think like the boss. Here are four things that they wish more candidates knew – and four they hope you never find out.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Life At Work

10 secrets about how employers really screen you

Peter Harris| July 1, 2015 01:28 pm

Think it’s enough to have a list of three professional references who’ll say nice things about you? Actually, calling references is the very least of what most employers do to find out about a candidate’s past. Here are 10 other ways they investigate you.

Category: Job Search Strategies
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The common behaviours of the most successful job seekers

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 30, 2015 02:30 pm

The most successful job seekers display a common set of behaviours, according to a new survey. Here’s what they are.

Category: Job Search Strategies
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The best time to apply for a job

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 29, 2015 03:17 pm

The best time to apply for a job is when the company isn’t looking. Here’s why that is.

Category: Job Search Strategies
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The cover letter is out: What’s hot (and what’s not) in job searching in 2015

Peter Harris| June 18, 2015 04:21 pm

To be successful, your job search needs to keep up with the evolving technological and cultural trends of the time. Here’s what’s trending in job searching right now.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters