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The 5 people you need to succeed

Elizabeth Bromstein | May 15, 2015 7:17 pm

If you’re looking for a job, changing careers, or starting a business, the people in your life will be absolutely instrumental in your success or failure. Here are five friends you need to have in your corner.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Uncategorised

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Social media and the job seach

You're hired! How more Canadians are connecting with job opportunities

Kevin Makra| January 13, 2014 9:46 am

It has been said, time and time again, that social media is an important and powerful tool in the job search. Those that don’t incorporate this medium into their strategy are at a disadvantage from others. Here’s some of the proof.

Category: Job Search Strategies
Waiting to hear back from a job application

Only 2% of applicants actually get interviews: Here's how to be one of them

Peter Harris| January 7, 2014 11:50 am

Experts say that of all the people who apply for a job, only two percent are actually interviewed. Here’s why most applications are rejected, and what you can do to avoid being one of them. The biggest mistake that job seekers make?

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes
New grad

Why new grads don't get hired for jobs: A true story

Colleen Clarke| January 6, 2014 4:02 pm

This is the true story of how a young man that I know personally performed on the job hunt. Hopefully Frank’s behavior can serve as a cautionary tale of how not to squander potential opportunities.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student
Stand out from the crown mannequins

Confidence and Curiosity: Hiring managers reveal the qualities that make candidates stand out

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 3, 2014 9:17 am

Standing out in the job search can be hard. HR folks see a lot of people to fill a job. We asked hiring managers what causes a candidate to grab their attention and stay top of mind. Here’s what makes them say “wow!”

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies
Job search strategies for the New Year

Job Search strategies for the New Year

Kevin Makra| December 27, 2013 10:56 am

With the New Year right around the corner, many of us begin to think about making a fresh start. Here are some essentials to ramping up your job search initiatives for 2014. Let’s make this the most successful year yet.

Category: Job Search Strategies
Workers being replaced by robots

Study: Nearly 50% of jobs at risk of robot takeover

Nicole Wray| December 23, 2013 9:50 am

Hard on the heels of our recent Thinkopolis research report predicting 10 jobs that won’t exist in 10 years, more news is coming out about the rise of robots replacing human workers. Here’s the latest.

Category: Latest News & Advice
Use the holidays to revamp your job search

Use the holidays to revamp your job search strategy

Kevin Makra| December 19, 2013 11:38 am

The holidays are almost here. Once the holiday festivities wind down, we can hopefully relish in some time for ourselves. It’s the perfect opportunity to step back and do an overall assessment of your career goals.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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Bad habits that can sabotage your job search

Colleen Clarke| December 18, 2013 9:14 am

When employers have many great candidates to choose from for a single position, sometimes it’s the little things than can knock you off the shortlist. Here are some things to watch out for when conducting your job search.

Category: Job Search Strategies
5 reason's you may be a bad employee

Five things you're doing that make you a bad employee

Karen Geier| December 16, 2013 3:00 pm

Wonder why you’re not getting ahead at work? Here are some of the common behaviors that bother employers that many people don’t even realize can be holding them back. Are you guilty of these?

Category: Career Dilemmas