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How to Manage Your Time During an Interview

Employers want employees who can organize and plan their work well. In job interviews, they will ask questions like: How do you decide which tasks to do first? How do you manage competing deadlines? Can you tell us about a time when you were

What Can Students Do Now to Prepare for the Future Job Market?

This blog is written primarily for students entering (or returning to) university or college—and for their parents. Your university and college years should be a time to learn, have fun, and make new friends. Regardless of what you study, it’s never too early to

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Job Seekers

Some people are more successful than others in their job searches. It is not just by chance or because they have better qualifications. It is about how they manage the job search process, even if they’re not actively looking for a job. I’ve had

Can You Leave a Job Off Your Resume?

Here is my thinking … Resumes are essentially marketing documents. Their primary purpose is to present your relevant experience and qualifications to an employer that (hopefully) will get you to the interview. Resumes—first and foremost—must be truthful and should not mislead the reader in

The Best Questions to Ask the Interviewer

Near the end of an interview, the employer will often ask if you have any questions for them. If you say ‘no’ your chances of getting the job offer will decrease. That’s because the employer could conclude you are either not prepared for the

I Won the Lottery

No, I don’t mean Lotto 649. I won the birth lottery. What do I mean by that? It means I was lucky to be born in Canada, a peaceful, free, and democratic country. It means I was lucky to be born white and male,

6 Ways Guaranteed to Impress Your Boss

Let’s face it: most bosses are bad at giving feedback—whether it’s positive or negative feedback. This lack of feedback can be particularly unsettling if you are new to a job and looking for direction. So, how should you perform if you receive no feedback

How to Impress a Potential Employer

When job searching, one activity you should consider is targeting specific organizations of interest to you. Ideally, you have someone who can ‘open the door’ for you. But if you cannot find anyone to give you a referral, you will have to take it

What Happens When You Don’t Get the Job

Finding out you did not get the job can be disappointing, especially if it was a job you really wanted. The news can be even more disheartening if you’ve been looking for a job for a long time and received several rejections. Most people
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