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The 5 biggest resume mistakes according to Google’s head of HR

Elizabeth Bromstein | July 2, 2015 4:00 pm

Laszlo Bock has looked at more than 20,000 resumes. Here are the mistakes he sees most often.


Category: Resumes and Cover Letters

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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
Five essential skills

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
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Guys! You’ve been wearing your suit all wrong. Four ways to fix it.

Lisa Mesbur| June 10, 2015 2:00 pm


Don’t assume that you’re all set just because you dropped some dough on a decent mid-weight wool number with a double vent. There are all kinds of ways to wear a suit wrong.



Category: Fashion, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
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The secret formula for the perfect cover letter

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 10, 2015 1:06 pm


Writing a cover letter is a necessary part of the job search, and usually the most painful. Here’s how to do it – painlessly.



Category: Resumes and Cover Letters
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Should you use a counter offer to issue an ultimatum?

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 9, 2015 4:30 pm


If you’re thinking of trying to use a counter offer to corner your boss into giving you raise, think again. You’ll probably be surprised at how rarely that actually works.



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Canadian employers reveal hiring intentions

Canadian employers reveal their hiring plans for the remainder of 2015: Where the jobs will (and won’t) be created

Peter Harris| June 9, 2015 11:10 am


In-depth surveys of Canadian employers reveal their hiring intentions for the coming months. Here’s a snapshot of where the employment growth is expected to be for the second half of 2015.



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