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

Elizabeth Bromstein | November 26, 2015 4:37 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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No one is hiring you because you’re ambitious

Peter Harris| November 18, 2015 4:43 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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How to take a good selfie

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 18, 2015 4:33 pm

OK, yes, you could hire a photographer, but that sounds like an investment of both time and money that you might not feel like making. And sometimes you need a new pictures. Here’s how to take it yourself.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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The one hour project you can do before bed tonight that will change the job search game

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 17, 2015 2:47 pm

If you think you don’t have the time to build a personal website, think again. You do.

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

Peter Harris| November 16, 2015 3:52 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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Should you work for free?

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 12, 2015 4:08 pm

Should you do unpaid labour in the hopes that it can land you a paying gig? Or is this practice just exploiting people who need the work?

Category: Career Dilemmas
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The most in-demand tech skills in Canadian job postings

Peter Harris| November 12, 2015 12:08 pm

Digital literacy is the new literacy. Analyses of millions of online job postings reveals the most sought-after technical skills by Canadian employers right now.

Category: Career profiles, Technology
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Five things to watch for in a job posting (that many candidates miss)

Peter Harris| November 11, 2015 1:18 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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Stop trying to make me have fun

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 10, 2015 2:27 pm

An employees willingness or unwillingness to have fun shouldn’t affect their chances of advancement or management’s opinion of their performance.

Category: Life At Work
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Why your job applications aren’t leading to interviews (no, it isn’t luck)

Peter Harris| November 10, 2015 6:07 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