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Creating a Personal Development Plan

One of the most challenging yet valuable aspects of career planning is figuring out what skills you need to develop to advance your career. To do this, you need to build your own personal development plan, which helps you define what is important to

How to Communicate Effectively in a Job Interview

How you speak in an interview greatly impacts how interviewers perceive you. Even the most qualified candidates risk not getting the job if they talk in an unprofessional way. Whether you are being interviewed by Zoom or in person, here are a few tips

How to Recover from a Poor Performance Review

A poor performance review can be devastating, especially one that catches you off guard. You may experience various emotions like anger, embarrassment, denial, disappointment, confusion, or shock. You might even be worried that your job is in jeopardy. For sure, your confidence will be

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
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