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Confessions of a hiring manager

Confessions from the hiring manager’s side of the desk: here’s what most candidates don’t know

Peter Harris| February 5, 2016 11:12 am


You see a job posting online. You write up your cover letter and prepare your resume and hit the Apply button. Here’s what happens next from the recruiter’s point of view.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
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Four questions to ask yourself before picking a battle

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 3, 2016 05:07 pm


Depending on your job and the type of person you are, you may find yourself picking any number of battles that might seem like really big deals at the time. But they all worth fighting?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
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Study: Your Facebook profile picture can boost your chances of being interviewed by as much as 40%

Peter Harris| January 29, 2016 12:55 pm


New research shows that not only do employers look you up on Facebook, but their decision about whether or not to interview you can be directly influenced by your profile picture.



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Young people starting out in their careers

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

Peter Harris| January 27, 2016 06:26 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?



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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
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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.



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Young people researching

The exact skills you need in your resume to qualify for jobs in ten hot sectors

Peter Harris| January 19, 2016 12:43 pm


We analysed the content of millions of Canadian online job ads and resume searches to create a list of in-demand skills that can greatly increase your chances of getting hired in your targeted industry.



Category: Career profiles, Latest News & Advice, Resumes and Cover Letters
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12 surprisingly high-paying part-time jobs

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 18, 2016 09:29 am


Who doesn’t need a little extra income? Even if you’re working full time, taking on a part-time job can help pay the bills. Here are 12 that pay surprisingly well.



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Attractive couple reading a map

Canada’s best (and worst) cities for finding work right now

Peter Harris| January 14, 2016 02:03 pm


New report ranks Canadian cities according to their levels of job and population growth to determine the best spots for finding work. Here’s where the jobs are.



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Two men shaking hands

How to shake hands

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 12, 2016 11:38 am


It’s such a simple, everyday thing, and it can make or break your first impression. And yet so many people don’t know how to give a proper handshake.



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