How to increase your chances of being hired

Analysis of employer behaviour online reveals how to increase your odds of being hired

Peter Harris | June 25, 2015 12:07 pm

Only a small fraction of the people who apply for a job are called in for job interviews. Here’s what most applications get wrong and what you can do to boost your chances for success.


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How to write a resume for a high-paying job

How to write a resume for a high-paying job (with sample)

Peter Harris| May 5, 2015 7:40 pm


Each industry has its own set of conventions for resume formats and content, but top-level, high-paying jobs share one key qualification that can set candidates apart.



Category: Resumes and Cover Letters
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How to calm your nerves on interview day

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 5, 2015 6:35 pm


Job interviews are stressful, and before you land a position, you might have to go through several of them. Who can handle all that pressure? You can, with these nine ways to beat stress and calm your nerves on interview day.



Category: Job interviews
WHy you should judge a book by it's cover

Yes, you should judge a book by its cover

Peter Harris| May 5, 2015 3:36 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
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Five phrases to use in every job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 4, 2015 8:25 pm


The job interview is make or break time. Increase your chances by using as many of these phrases as you can.



Category: Job interviews
The communications fails that cost people jobs

Three reasons why employers never respond to your job applications

Peter Harris| May 4, 2015 5:55 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
Canada's surprisingly achievable top 1% of earners

Are you a one-percenter? Why you might be closer than you think

Nicole Wray| May 4, 2015 4:30 pm


While the top one percent of wage-earners in Canada earn well above average, it is not an unachievable income. And the Gen Y one-percenters barely crack the Sunshine List. Here’s why.



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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
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The social media post that got a woman fired before she even started her daycare job

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 30, 2015 8:50 pm


It doesn’t matter how many times we hear that you have to be careful about what you post on social media, someone is always going to be regretting something.



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The best and worst resume fonts

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 30, 2015 6:28 pm


So, what font should you use and how much does it matter? A great deal, say some people. Let’s delve into what the font you choose says about you.



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