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The secret formula for finding your ideal job

The simple secret formula for finding your ideal job

Peter Harris| Oct 26, 2014 09:49 pm


By sketching out just a few overlapping lines on a page you can quickly map out those available jobs that closely match with your interests and talents. The bull’s eye lands on your dream job.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
social-media

Survey: six things employers want to see in your social profiles (and six that will kill your chances)

Peter Harris| Oct 16, 2014 01:04 pm


A new survey of recruiting and HR professionals from across industries reveals their hiring intentions and what they look for when they screen candidates online.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
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The one in-demand skill that gets you hired faster, promoted first, and paid more

Peter Harris| Oct 9, 2014 10:26 am


Studies have shown that across industries from engineering and manufacturing to legal, sales, or marketing, having this one essential skill will give your career – and your paycheque – a boost.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
Three reasons young people aren't getting hired

Employers say there are three reasons why they don’t like to hire younger workers

Peter Harris| Oct 2, 2014 01:23 pm


Employers are fairly consistent in their feedback to us about where younger workers fall short on the job hunt. Here is how entry-level candidates can learn from that to give themselves a competitive advantage.



Category: Student,
Shopping mall

How to land a seasonal job for the 2014 holiday season (start looking now)

Peter Harris| Sep 25, 2014 12:25 pm


If you’re looking to land a seasonal gig for the holidays this year, you can’t wait until after Halloween to start thinking about Christmas. Employers have already started hiring.



Category: Student,
Nineteen-year-old woman

Twelve is the new 19: How Generation Z is about to change everything

Nicole Wray| Sep 15, 2014 12:55 pm


The next generation of workers is touted as being well-educated, ambitious, worldly, collaborative, and even genius: the opposite of the entitled and lazy Gen Y. Here’s why I’m suddenly afraid of teenagers.



Category: Life At Work, Student,
Credential creep

Top five sectors where employers are raising the bar on qualifications and then claiming that no one is qualified

Peter Harris| Sep 13, 2014 05:53 pm


This is why having the same qualifications as the people doing the job isn’t enough to get you hired for the job now. Employers are asking for advanced education for jobs that don’t actually require it.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Student,
Choosing a career path

Choosing a career path: What to do when you don’t know what to do

Kevin Makra| Sep 9, 2014 09:02 am


Many articles written on the job search come with the assumption that you have already chosen a career path. But what if you haven’t reached that stage yet? What if you aren’t sure which occupational direction to follow?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
Employers interview 6 candidates to hire for a creative role

Employer survey: How to land a job in a creative field

Peter Harris| Sep 2, 2014 10:01 am


Want a role that lets you make a living using your creative skills on the job? A new survey says that there should be an upswing in hiring for these positions throughout the rest of 2014. Here’s how creative employers hire and what they’re looking for.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters, Student,
Man reading in a diner

So what can you do with that English degree?

Peter Harris| Aug 27, 2014 09:28 pm


We took a look at thousands of resumes to see what fields English graduates end up working in and what their most common first job titles are. Here’s where that English degree can take you on the Canadian job market right now.



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