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10 Signs You’re Stuck in a Dead-End Job

Everybody has good days and bad days at work. But, even if you’re in your “dream” job, there will be times when you wonder if you should be doing something else. But how do you distinguish between short-lived restlessness and absolute certainty that it’s

Should You Ask for that Raise?

Have you been thinking about asking for a raise but not quite sure how to bring up the subject with your boss? Here are a few things to think about first: Forget the old criteria for granting raises. Long gone are the days when

Write For Humans, Not Machines

Many companies receive hundreds (if not thousands) of resumes for job postings. When that occurs, there’s no time for the hiring manager to sift through them all. That is why some companies rely on applicant tracking systems to conduct the initial review of resumes.

What Can Students Do Now To Prepare For The 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 which courses of study you take, it’s never

Can I Buy You A Coffee?

When you are looking for a job (or to change jobs), it makes sense to reach out to potential employers to build your network, learn about possible opportunities, and obtain valuable career advice. The problem is that many job seekers are approaching this step

Avoid Making Career Decisions You’ll Later Regret

Many people wander through their career without direction, moving from one job to the next without a clear sense of purpose. Then one day—usually around mid-career—they wake up and wonder how they ended up where they are. Most times, the emotion expressed is regret.

12 Things You Should Leave Off Your Resume

Typos, grammatical errors, and bad formatting are three possible reasons why an employer could reject your application. But what else might be contributing to your lack of success in getting interviews? Here are 12 things you should consider leaving off your resume: 1. Generic

How To Explain Why You Were Fired from Your Last Job

Being fired can be embarrassing especially if your dismissal was due to poor performance or a personality clash with your boss. You know this question will come up in future interviews. What is the best way to respond? How can you explain your leaving in
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