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The best time to apply for a job

Elizabeth Bromstein | June 29, 2015 3:17 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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Your job description is killing your career

Peter Harris| June 17, 2015 3:16 pm

The one simple thing that is very likely to kill your career prospects is to diligently do your job day after day.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
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Daughters of working moms have more successful careers [study]

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 16, 2015 4:05 pm

New research suggests working moms don’t have to feel so guilty when we drop our kids off at daycare, and that we may be making them more successful adults.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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Eight ways to blow a job interview before you even answer the first question

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 16, 2015 2:55 pm

You can blow your chances of getting the job right off the bat – sometimes before you even open your mouth to answer the first question. Here are 8 ways to do that.

Category: Job interviews
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Study: How quickly do interviewers really make decisions?

Peter Harris| June 15, 2015 4:28 pm

New research reveals how employers make decisions about candidates, and what you can learn from the length of your job interview.

Category: Job interviews
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How to sleep better at night [infographic]

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 15, 2015 1:12 pm

Do you get enough sleep? If so, lucky you. For the rest of us, here is an infographic with some helpful tips on getting better shut eye.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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Five questions that employers want answers to – that they won’t ask

Colleen Clarke| June 15, 2015 11:59 am

There are really only five questions an employer wants answers to in a job interview – but they aren’t likely to come right out and ask them.

Category: Job interviews
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The 5 best and 5 worst ways to begin and end an email (now with actual research!)

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 12, 2015 4:41 pm

We surveyed hiring managers to ask how they prefer job candidates begin and end their communications. Can you guess what their favourite greetings and sign offs are?

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters
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21 things every job seeker needs to know how to do

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 11, 2015 3:38 pm

If you’re going to get that great job you want, there are a number of things you need to know how to do. Here is a list of everything you should master, from the beginning to the end of the job search.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters
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Five in-demand skills you probably already have that can get you hired fast

Peter Harris| June 11, 2015 1:35 pm

We aren’t always the best judges of our own assets. This can make it difficult to know what to highlight in a resume. Start with these essential, in-demand skills that you probably have right now.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters