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10 Lies We Tell Ourselves When Looking for A Job

Looking for a job can be terribly frustrating especially when it’s taking a lot longer than you hoped. Sometimes there are legitimate barriers. Perhaps you lack certain skills or the economy happens to be soft in your field. But often, the source of the
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10 Signs You Should Not Take the Job

Looking for a job requires a big investment of time and energy, and, in some cases, money. It can also be a long, drawn-out process during which you might experience a range of emotions including excitement, disappointment, frustration, self-doubt, and rejection. So, it’s no
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What to Do if You Receive a Bad Performance Review

A bad performance review—especially one you are not expecting—can be devastating. The emotions you may experience include anger, embarrassment, denial, disappointment, confusion, or shock. You might even be worried that your job is in jeopardy. For certain, your confidence will be shaken. What should
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Treat Your Career Like A Business

Your career is like a business. It has assets and liabilities. It generates revenue and requires investment. It has customers and competition. It requires sound planning and careful execution. Here’s the irony. All managers and professionals use business planning models in their work. Tools
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When Things Go Bad During An Interview

Even if you fully prepare for an interview, things can sometimes go horribly wrong. Some errors are easy to figure out. Perhaps you misjudged what you should have worn and under (or over) dressed for the interview. Perhaps you got delayed in traffic and
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The Benefits of Working For A Small Company

I am a big fan of small business and always encourage young people to consider this route when thinking about where they will work. Many people (falsely) believe that a big company will provide lots of job security and offer a great career path.
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How Much Notice Should You Give?

The Labour Standards Code (or equivalent) in every province specifies the minimum notice period you must give your employer should you decide to quit your job. Notice period is the amount of time from when you tell your employer you are leaving and when
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What To Do If You Are Overqualified For A Job

For some strange reason, employers view being overqualified for a job as a bad thing. Their fears, mostly, are rooted in the belief that you will become bored with the work and move on once a better opportunity arises. Or, that the pay won’t
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The 10 Most Frequent Job Searching Errors

Everyone makes mistakes now and then. But in a competitive job market, the smallest of mistakes, even a minor typo or grammatical error, can cost you a chance at a good job. We’ve seen lots of blunders over the years. Here are the ten
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The First Few Months of a New Job

Starting a new job can be stressful and you may begin to doubt yourself. Did I make the right move? Will my co-workers like me? Do I have the skills? How will I fit? But a move to a new job does not have
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