Job Search Strategies

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How to stand out from the competition (in a good way this time)

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 26, 2015 04:37 pm

You may be qualified but you’re forgettable and your resume gets lost in a sea. Or as soon as you walk out of the job interview, the hiring manager forgets your face. Don’t let that happen.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters
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Warning signs that the job ad you’re reading is actually a scam

Peter Harris| November 24, 2015 01:08 pm

There are some unscrupulous jerks out there who prey on people who need jobs. They post scam jobs online to try to swindle you out of your money, your time, or your personal information. Here’s how to spot them.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
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Three questions to ask yourself if you’re not getting any job offers

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 18, 2015 05:23 pm

If you’ve been sending out resumes and even attending interviews and still not getting job offers, don’t despair. You can turn things around. Start by asking yourself these three questions and answering them honestly.

Category: Job Search Strategies

No one is hiring you because you’re ambitious

Peter Harris| November 18, 2015 04:43 pm

Of course you need to be ambitious in order to succeed. However, there can be times when it is your very drive to get ahead that is holding you back.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
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What the resumes of the most successful Canadians all have in common

Peter Harris| November 16, 2015 03:52 pm

We analysed the resumes of thousands of business owners and presidents to see what their first jobs were, which roles they most often held along the way, and what we could learn from their career paths.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters
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Five things to watch for in a job posting (that many candidates miss)

Peter Harris| November 11, 2015 01:18 pm

There is valuable information hidden in job descriptions that many candidates fail to notice. Here’s what you can look for to give your application a significant advantage over the competition.

Category: Job Search Strategies
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Why your job applications aren’t leading to interviews (no, it isn’t luck)

Peter Harris| November 10, 2015 06:07 am

Analysis of employer behaviour online reveals how to increase your odds of being hired. Here’s what most applications get wrong and what you can do to boost your chances for success.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters
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Why nobody calls you back and what you can try to do about it

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 6, 2015 02:16 pm

Hiring managers are rude and often don’t bother to let you know whether you got the job or not. Here are a few ways to lessen the chance of that happening.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies
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Here is what your next employer is going to be looking for

Peter Harris| November 3, 2015 11:54 am

This is what Canadian employer interviews and analysis of trends in online job posting reveal will be the keys to getting hired in 2016.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
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If you are the smartest person in the room, here’s why you should go find a different room

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 30, 2015 04:19 pm

Look around the room you’re in right now. Do you suspect you’re the smartest person in it? If so, go find a different room. It will change your life.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work