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Fast food workers

How that minimum wage job can lead to future wealth

Peter Harris| Jul 14, 2014 10:51 am


New research shows that young people who work part-time end up being more successful than those who don’t. Here are the essential career skills from customer service training.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
Why no one will give you a chance

The real reason no one is going to give you a chance

Peter Harris| Jun 22, 2014 08:57 am


It sounds harsh, but it’s true: no one is going to give you a chance. Giving chances is bad for business, and that is just how employers have to think. Here’s how you can land a job in a new field where you have little or no previous experience – without asking someone to gamble on you.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
Skeptical job interview

Ten common ways candidates sabotage their own job searches

Peter Harris| Jun 18, 2014 09:24 am


Everyone knows that your chances of landing the job are greatly increased if you and your potential employer hit it off and genuinely like each other right from the start. Here’s how people unknowingly make sure that there’s no chance of that happening.



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Student,
The worst job interview answer?

Tough hiring manager shares the worst job interview answer ever

Peter Harris| Jun 16, 2014 09:59 am


Because the most useful career advice generally comes from the people who actually make hiring decisions, I asked a tough interviewer what she thinks job candidates often get wrong. She said there’s one common interview answer that absolutely drives her crazy.



Category: Job interviews, Student,
Four ways younger job seekers can beat the odds in a tight job market

Four ways younger job seekers can beat the odds in a tight job market

Kevin Makra| Jun 12, 2014 09:41 am


There is increasing competition even for entry-level and part-time jobs in much of the country right now, and this leaves many younger workers struggling to land that all-important first job. Here’s are four easy ways to increase your chances.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
Five great things your resume says about you (and why it still won't get you the job)

Sad but true: Five great things your resume says about you (and why it still won’t get you the job)

Peter Harris| Jun 11, 2014 06:54 am


If you’ve done it right, crafting a well-written professional resume will cast you in a great light and highlight your key credentials. But it’s most likely going to be ignored. Here’s why.



Category: Resumes and Cover Letters, Student,
In focus

Why personal branding matters now

Colleen Clarke| May 18, 2014 09:21 am


Today more than any other time in the history of the industrialized world, it is important for employed and unemployed people to take control of developing, establishing and managing a Personal Brand.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
The 10 most important skills for the jobs of 2020

[Infographic] The 10 skills you’ll need for the jobs of 2020 (and why we’re going to need them)

Peter Harris| May 17, 2014 11:17 am


Demographics, cultural trends, and new technologies are rapidly changing the job market. While some occupations are going extinct, now opportunities are being created all the time. Here’s how to prepare now for the jobs of the near future.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
In-demand skills

Survey: The most sought-after skills that employers are having difficulty finding

Kevin Makra| May 13, 2014 09:02 am


Study reveals the most in-demand skills that Canadian employers say they are struggling to find in candidates – broken down by region, company size and more.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
Summer job

It’s passed go-time: Your last-minute guide to looking for a summer job with little or no experience

Kevin Makra| Apr 25, 2014 01:24 pm


Getting a summer job is a rite of passage for many youth in Canada. Early work experience is valuable to prepare you for future employment. The race for jobs has already begun; here’s how you can still land a great gig for the summer of 2014.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,