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Report: hiring managers reveal what they really want to see in your social media profile

Elizabeth Bromstein | Nov 28, 2014 8:46 pm

We asked hiring managers whether they use social media to screen candidates and, if so, what they had seen that influenced their decision to hire or not hire an individual. Now you can know exactly what they are looking for in your profile.


Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,

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How long does it take Canadians to get a new job?

Peter Harris| Nov 13, 2014 10:30 am


The Canadian job market is heating up, so hopefully these numbers will come down in the months ahead, but here is how long it takes most Canadians to secure a new job in 2014.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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Irish woman turned down for teaching position because employer thinks the Irish are all drunks

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 12, 2014 6:47 pm


A woman who applied for a teaching job in Seoul, South Korea, was rejected based on the “alcoholism nature” of the Irish.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Recruiting and Managing,
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Things you need to know: how to remember everyone’s name

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 11, 2014 8:43 pm


Many people have trouble remembering names. Developing the ability to do so is a game changer. Here’s how to do it.



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The reason Mark Zuckerberg wears the same shirt every day

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 11, 2014 6:31 pm


Why does Mark Zuckerberg always wear that grey t-shirt? The answer comes wrapped in some excellent career and life advice.



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High paying jobs for people who like to drink

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 10, 2014 9:29 pm


If you enjoy a tipple or are interested in wine or spirits as a hobby, how about turning that into a lucrative career? Sounds good, right?



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
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The truth about resumes: how to increase your application to interview ratio

Peter Harris| Nov 8, 2014 12:43 pm


It takes the majority of Canadians average of 10 applications and two interviews in order to land a job – meaning 80% of resumes aren’t making the cut. Here is how to increase your application to job interview ratio.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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What did the world’s top 10 billionaires study at university?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 7, 2014 9:36 pm


Wondering what to study at school that will up your chances of joining the ranks of the world’s richest? We looked at the university majors of the top ten billionaires on Earth.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
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Survey reveals the No. 1 reason people don’t get hired

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 6, 2014 9:32 pm


New survey of career consultants reveals the top ten reasons why people are not getting the jobs they want. Are you doing all the right things, or are you falling short?



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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In praise of weirdos: how to win by letting your freak flag fly

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 5, 2014 10:05 pm


There is one thing that makes you weird and sets you apart from your peers. This defining factor is probably something you think of as a weakness. Here’s how to turn it into a strength and chance the game.



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