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How I know I’m not going to hire you before I even meet you

Elizabeth Bromstein | Aug 21, 2014 4:15 pm

It’s an old cliche that you only get one chance to make a first impression. And when that impression is via written communication, it can be even more difficult. Don’t make these mistakes.


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It’s the little things: Missteps that can trip up your career

Tracy Nesdoly| Jun 20, 2011 3:36 pm


You may be tempted to overlook some small seemingly insignificant details from time to time. You shouldn’t. In the world of work, it is never too late to blow your first impression. What are the tiny pitfalls that can derail your career aspirations?



Category: Life At Work,
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Hot tips on resume writing I: The basics

Colleen Clarke| Jun 20, 2011 1:56 pm


Get the basics for laying out a resume that gets results in this the first of a three part series by career expert Colleen Clarke. Wondering what to include, what to leave out and how to present your information in a professional resume? Read on for the top ten hot tips.



Category: Resumes, Student,
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Hot tips on resume writing II: Your skills and experience

Colleen Clarke| Jun 20, 2011 1:53 pm


A step by step guide to writing the key content sections of your professional resume. These include your objective statement, your highlights or career profile and of course, describing your professional experience. Learn how to make the ‘write’ impression.



Category: Resumes, Student,
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Hot tips on resume writing III – The polish

Colleen Clarke| Jun 20, 2011 1:47 pm


In part three of her resume writing series, career expert Colleen Clarke offers some tips on writing style, the extra information that you can include and the final polish that you can do to really make your resume stand out from the crowd.



Category: Resumes,
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Stealth attack – job hunting on the sly

Tracy Nesdoly| Jun 20, 2011 1:43 pm


From wardrobe upgrades to absenteeism, there are some dead giveaways that can reveal that someone is looking for a new career opportunity. So how do you get a new job without messing up the one you have?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,
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Future jobs: Is it still worth getting a university degree?

Tracy Nesdoly| Jun 20, 2011 1:32 pm


With the looming retirement of the Baby Boomer generation, Canada is going to be heading into a labour shortage market. Where will the jobs of the near future be, and what credentials are you going to need to land them?



Category: Career Dilemmas,
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The employer’s mindset: How the job interviewer really sees you

Colleen Clarke| Jun 20, 2011 1:28 pm


Hold a mirror to your own job interviewing techniques. What are the interviewers really thinking about when you walk into the room? Find out what their biggest concerns are, and see how you would measure up.



Category: Job interviews,
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Reading people: Signs border guards look for to spot deception

Colleen Clarke| Jun 20, 2011 1:20 pm


Ex-policewoman Donna Brown teaches border guards and investigators how to determine whether someone is using deception while answering tough questions. The same methods work for reading candidates in job interviews too. What are the give-aways?



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies,
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What’s bugging the boss? The top five challenges facing employers

Peter Harris| Jun 20, 2011 10:49 am


The list of issues to come across the desks of employers demonstrates that while some things remain constant (misconduct and absenteeism are perennial concerns), modern technology has created some new challenges. The top five workplace issues for employers?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work, Recruiting and Managing,