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How to land a job or lose it with just 12 words

Peter Harris| January 28, 2016 12:22 pm

Well, that happened fast. New research shows that the first twelve words you say in a job interview can make or break your chances. Here’s why.

Category: Job interviews
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Five skills (you probably already have) that can double your value on the job market

Peter Harris| January 28, 2016 6:35 am

We aren’t always the best judges of our own assets. This can make it difficult to know what to highlight in a resume. Here are some in-demand skills that you probably have. Start with these.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters
Young people starting out in their careers

The university degrees with the greatest payoff on the Canadian job market

Peter Harris| January 27, 2016 6:26 am

The areas of study most likely to lead to a job in your field – and those that land the first jobs with the highest starting salaries. What’s the ROI on your education?

Category: Latest News & Advice
Attentive group of employers at a job interview

The number one reason why people don’t get hired (and how to fix it)

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 26, 2016 11:32 am

Survey of career consultants reveals the top ten reasons why people are not getting hired for the jobs they want. Avoid these common job searching mistakes.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
A six figure salaried professional

How to write a resume for a six-figure job (with example)

Peter Harris| January 25, 2016 11:00 am

At the top-level, high-paying jobs share one key qualification that employers will be looking for. Here’s how to demonstrate it in your resume (with a template to help get you started.)

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters
Twenty-something woman

How you can still get hired for a job you’re not quite qualified for

Peter Harris| January 22, 2016 2:01 pm

Ever stumbled across a job you’d be perfect for, except that you don’t quite have all of the qualifications? Here’s how you can still get hired.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters
Man at an unhappy business meeting

Three signs that the job you’re interviewing for will ruin your life

Peter Harris| January 21, 2016 1:17 pm

It’s not normal or okay to dread getting out of bed in the morning. That’s why it is important to evaluate your potential employer as much as they are evaluating you.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews
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The best (and the worst) jobs to have in 2016

Peter Harris| January 20, 2016 11:26 am

Looking to take your career in a new direction this year? Here’s a look at some of the hottest fields to be in right now – and a few to avoid.

Category: Latest News & Advice