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How to apply for and get a job you’re overqualified for

Elizabeth Bromstein | Mar 2, 2015 10:03 pm

Maybe you’re changing careers or industries, maybe you’re looking for more work/life balance. Whatever the reason, at some point in your life, you might find yourself pursuing a position for which you’re – possibly grossly – overqualified.


Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,

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Antisocial networking: How to get unfollowed, unfriended and lose influence

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 11, 2013 9:47 am


From whining about the weather to photographing your food, a closer look at the most annoying social networking behaviours that can cost you your online friends and followers.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
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Canada sees largest job losses in six months

Peter Harris| Feb 8, 2013 10:25 am


Statistics Canada released a good news / bad news labour report this morning as the national unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since the start of the recession – but at the same time the Canadian economy shed 22,000 jobs.



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Twenty hot fields with low unemployment and increasing salaries

Peter Harris| Feb 7, 2013 10:43 am


The relatively flat national unemployment rate which has hovered in the 7% range for the longest time is masking numerous key areas of growth where candidates are in demand and the competition for talent is driving increasingly generous offers of high pay and benefits. Here are some hot fields to be in.



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Women are better than men at reading other people

Peter Harris| Feb 5, 2013 4:44 pm


Many of us have suspected this all along, but now it has been confirmed. New research demonstrates how women can read and accurately interpret other people’s feelings much faster and easier than men can.



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More research confirms a bias against overweight candidates

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 5, 2013 1:25 pm


If you’re overweight, people think you’re a less capable leader. That’s the finding of new research by the Center for Creative Leadership: an obesity bias persists in the minds of many decision makers.



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The most useless phrases in your resume

Jenna Charlton| Jan 31, 2013 12:53 pm


A new survey of senior managers reveals the exact same expressions that they see over and over again on hundreds of resumes at a time. Including these overused terms in your application is a sure way to make you instantly forgettable.



Category: Resumes,
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To whom it may concern: No one is reading your cover letter

Nicole Wray| Jan 29, 2013 9:33 am


To whom it may concern, your cover letter probably isn’t being read. Especially if you’re starting it with “To whom it may concern.” Here’s how to create one that actually gets the attention of recruiters.



Category: Resumes,
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How job searching has become an exercise in public relations

Jenna Charlton| Jan 28, 2013 3:35 pm


Social media can be great for job searching, but as a job seeker there’s increasing pressure to continually engage in online activity with a goal to impress potential employers. What’s your online reputation?



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How to reboot your career

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jan 25, 2013 1:17 pm


This time of year makes most of us think about our career – is it what we want to do? Do we want to make a change? Is our career stagnating? If you are thinking about relaunching your career or even just making a tweak, here are some ways to get started.



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